가이 매딘, 인터액티브 영화 "Seances"
보통 인터액티브 영화라도 해도 편수가 정해져 있는데
봐도, 봐도 겹치지 않고 계속 새로운 단편들이 이어집니다.
(스무 편 정도 확인하다가 질려서 포기,
특수한 알고리즘 장치를 썼다고 해요)
가이 매딘이 사랑하는 배우들도 나오고, 반가운 배우들도 많이 나옵니다.
단지 자막이 없고, 소리 크기 설정도 없고, 정지도 없고,
그저 꿈꾸듯 지켜봐야만 합니다.
화면 맨 아래 왼쪽, 오른쪽에 작동 버튼이 있긴 해요.
그리고 영화 재생이 수수께끼인데
설명대로 따라하지 않으면 절대로 보지 못 합니다. ㅋㅋ
소개글이라는데 뭔 얘기인지.. ㅎㅎ
By Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson and the National Film Board of Canada
Seances presents a new way of experiencing film narrative, framed through the lens of loss. In a technical feat of data-driven cinematic storytelling, films are dynamically assembled in never-to-be-repeated configurations. Each exists only in the moment, with no pausing, scrubbing or sharing permitted, offering the audience one chance to see this film before it disappears.
The project was born from the mind of one of the world’s foremost outré directors, Guy Maddin, who has long been haunted by the idea that 80% of films from the silent era are lost. Driven by the desire to reincarnate this vanished history, an abundance of these films have been reimagined by Maddin and brothers Evan and Galen Johnson, with the express goal of combining and recombining them to create infinite narrative permutations.
In this trio’s inimitable ethos and aesthetic – which takes the language and spirit of early sound cinema and runs it through a filter of their invention, bound up in history, melodrama, and bromance-infused neuroses – Seances has been co-created by the NFB as a web-based and installation-based film experience. In both iterations the audience has an opportunity to influence the film they are about to see, but it will be the only instance of that particular film that will ever exist. There is only that moment to watch.
The NFB has worked with Nickel Media in marrying a dense cinematic language with the latest in cloud-based video/audio compositing technology. The proprietary software allowed Maddin and the brothers Johnson to apply algorithmic methods to their storytelling, presenting a completely new method of filmmaking.
Seances is at once anachronistic and completely of its time. It spans a vast historical breadth, from early cinema all the way to present-day with its impressive and unique application of technology, and along the way achieves unexpected profundity and a surprising depth of emotion. It’s humorous and touching and gripping and gorgeous: a testament to loss and ephemerality in the age of the Internet.