"Flatland; Seminal Events, More Or Less"


Flatland; Seminal Events, More Or Less is a found-footage video assembled from clips culled from Rick Prelinger's online archive of ephemeral film. In addition to traditional montage-editing techniques, the piece will be assembled through extensive compositing and rotoscoping work in the pursuit of creating a fluid narrative. The Prelinger Archives contain a vast number of educational, corporate, commercial, amateur, and military films from a bygone era. The piece is an attempt to demonstrate the potential of alternative media outlets, such as open-source media, sampling, and the spread of intellectual property through the internet.

Project Created: 
September 2005
Projects: Flatland; Seminal Events, More or Less
People: Chihcheng Peng
Research: Production Lab
Project Type: Digital Cinema, Video
Tags: Film