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3 Short Films by Nancy Baric

In between narrative film projects, I like to shoot little experimental films. It’s a ritual. It’s a chance to play with the bare minimum, stripped to the essentials of the medium: light, sound, and speed. The idea to play with a structural pattern and to see what kind of feeling, harmony, or even little drama, may come out of shooting something frame by frame and to make us aware of persistence of vision. I like the magic of mind-eye play. It’s the simple pleasure of shooting on 16mm or Super 8mm celluloid film, and having to wait and hoping to be surprised when getting it back from the lab because you cannot fully anticipate the end result. It’s pure fun.