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Author: Irina Trocan

Image/Process: The Film Experiments of Alexandre Larose

  Digital filmmaking has one fatal flaw, compared to film stock: it’s easier. Anyone can play around with speed, crossfading, canvas rotation, and then simply undo the last change, rather than start from scratch, if the end result doesn’t look good. To achieve the same effects in analogue takes advanced skill, from planning out camera moves to manual rewinding and waiting for the same amount of sunlight to match a take – the requirements one may only discover through trial and error. Québécois filmmaker Alexandre Larose seems motivated by these very obstacles: his experimental films are hypnotic and ethereal...

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