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Scotch Tape Cinema

One afternoon in July of 2015 I took a studio class at the Echo Park Film Center on experimental film making.  This is a very interesting technique on making looping films and looping sound tracks with no camera.

Basically, the film: is a transparent lead of 16mm film about 6 feet long with the beginning and the end taped together to create a loop.  The images are magazine clippings (soaked in warm water to detach the pulp, leaving transparent images). The transparent images are adhered to the film lead by sandwiching the clippings between a 1/2 inch wide piece of transparent scotch tape to the film.

The sound: is an old music cassette tape made into a loop by opening the case and cutting out a piece big enough to make one circulation through the “play” process and scotch taping the beginning to the end to create a loop.  The rest of the tape is taken out and the case is re-closed. Note that this can only be done on music cassette tapes that are sealed with tiny screws.

The above experimental film was created by Margie Schnibbe, Ariel Teal, Anna Ayeroff, and Victoria Delgadillo.  The Scotch Tape Cinema and Sound class was taught by Mike Stoltz. He also digitized and edited the final version.

My film is the last section with the sound track of “Depeche Mode” on a loop. Enjoy!

The above image is from Mike Stoltz’ Scotch Tape film.

Here’s another experimental film I made a EPFC (May 2016)–all on computer–“Vortex.”

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