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Micro 2

1951-1952

Dir. Elwood Decker, 16mm Color Silent 00:08:45

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Description

In August [1951], Elwood began making a micro movie of growing crystals in color, shooting over 600 feet of film. He worked hard, trying to solve problems with color temperatures and exposures. He used a 500 Watt spot light, which required 64 frames a second at 1/2 shutter. Elwood showed these micro films at film parties that same month. They were definitely unique. No one in the small circle of people interested in abstract film had ever seen anything like them.

[Source: Norm Hammond, Elwood Decker Website]