Shikashika: New York Premiere at the Museum of Modern Art

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Shikashika: New York Premiere at the Museum of Modern Art

Post by steve hyde » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:26 pm

Super8ers,

I want to share with you the news that my Super 8 documentary short "Shikashika" is having its premiere in New York City at MOMA as part of the Documentary Fortnight in a program on New documentaries shot on Super 8 film. This little film - in many ways - was born in this forum and I want to extend thanks to Andreas and all of you for sharing knowledge about small gauge film shooting here.

To learn more about the film, please visit http://www.shikashika.com

to learn more about Documentary Fortnight at MOMA, please vist:

http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/film_ex ... f=calendar


The festival is Feb 11-25, and the Super 8 program will screen twice: the first show is on Feb 12 at 8 PM in the larger theater, and the second show is on Feb 19 at 6 PM in the smaller theater.

Looking forward to being in New York in February. I am currently at work with pre-production/research for some new films.




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Post by aj » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:43 pm

Certainly an achievement! Congratulations!
And must be very much based on the special qualities of your film itself.

What is next? The world?
Amsterdam IDFA?
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Post by richard p. t. » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:29 pm

Congtratulations, that is a real coup!
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Post by MovieStuff » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:17 am

Excellent! That is just great.

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Post by Jim Carlile » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:00 am

Allright ! MoMA ! I'm gonna send a friend there to see it.

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Re: Shikashika: New York Premiere at the Museum of Modern Art

Post by marc » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:29 am

the stills look great!
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH HOOPS GOING THROUGH TSA SECURITY IN THE AIRPORT BUT ANYONE CAN CROSS THE BOARDER BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MEXICO WITH NO CHALLENGES WHATSOEVER? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

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Post by steve hyde » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:42 am

...Thanks!

I'll be at MOMA all that week and will be in New York City for the next couple months - getting ramped up for new work.

Again, thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Cheers,

Steve

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Post by onsuper8 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:37 pm

A brilliant film and a deserved screening!

Well done Steve!

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Post by T-Scan » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:02 pm

Congrats Steve- The stills look amazing... Is that 7217 through FSFT?
100D and Vision 3 please

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Post by woods01 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:03 pm

I havn't seen your film yet but based on the pictures on your site and the fine work on Super8Cities and the other clips you've shared I know it'd be a great, thoughtful film. Not at all surprised at your success.

So now that you are an overnight short film success, what are you going to do next?

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Post by steve hyde » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:51 am

Thanks for your interest and the generous congrats.

I plan to continue working at short-form documentary cinema shot on celluloid. This is how I want to "do" documentary. Next?

I bought a one-way ticket to New York: Redeye + JetBlue = 99.00. I want to work in support of other documentary projects for a couple months, collaborate and network and get ramped up for new work. I think I found a sublet in Williamsburg, but not sure yet.

I'm encouraged by the fact that Power in the United States has changed hands. I see art, literature, cinema as a centrally important part of any democracy and New York is a good place to participate in the documentary enterprise so - anyway, I'm going to NYC for a while and want to step-up my citizenship.

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Post by steve hyde » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:15 am

T-Scan,

It's 7217 and 7201 all done by Eric at FSFT. - which is now "Lightpress" by the way. They broke from Flying Spot Entertainment and now new name.

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Post by avr » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:46 am

Congrats Steve, is a great new for all the small gauge filmakers.
I hope to see your film here in Spain some day.

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Post by Rick Palidwor » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:07 am

I watched this piece tonight for the first time, for consideration for our festival, and it was very impressive. Even the students who never agreed with me liked it.

Great work Steve. Very smart to use just a tiny bit of voice (and subtitle) to provide just enough context for those who need it. In less deft hands that element would have been overdone. You knew to let the images speak for themselves.
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Re: Shikashika: New York Premiere at the Museum of Modern Art

Post by steve hyde » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:48 am

Thanks for the comments Rick and for considering the film for the University of Toronto Film Festival : http://www.uoftfilmfest.ca/

I really struggled with the cut to be honest. It took me a year and four months before I arrived at the cut that played the 2008 circuit. (the only cut that circulates) I generated a lot of iterations and in the end only got it right with help from a team of talented editors.

Glad you liked the brief bit of Quechua monologue.

Hope the film finds a spot in your program.

Cheers,


Steve

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