For The Muse of Cinema Laitala exposed the film directly with a light source, not a movie camera. The project began when Laitala found a box of early-20th-century magic lantern slides at a flea market. Slides such as these were used to entertain audiences during technical difficulties, giving the projectionist a chance to solve a problem with the projector. Laitala transferred these slides onto 35mm motion picture film, which became the first footage for her project. The rest of the film is being shot on orthochromatic film intended for use in an X-ray camera, a type of film that is not sensitive to red light.
Director
Kerry Laitala
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2007
Festival Edition
IFFR 2007
Length
20'
Medium
35mm
Language
English
Producer
Mercurial Productions
Production Company
Mercurial Productions
Sales
Kerry Laitala