I have had the film on rewinds and it is a four frame rhythm per each focal
length.  As farnas i can remember there is at least two mistakes that i
notice while watching it projected.

Brian


On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 7:24 PM, Steve Polta <steve.po...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I do believe there is a title card on the film. "Serene Velocity" written
> in pen on a piece of paper and photographed, placed long before the images
> start. Ernie Gehr was a professor of mine and once explained that he added
> titles like this because, while he would prefer that they not be part of
> the film (or the experience or whatever) he was sick of projectionists who
> would cut off his films' leaders--thinking that the black parts before and
> after the film parts didn't matter--and splice them too close to other films
> that might be ganged onto a reel with his. So the title card (if there is
> one) is a buffer. He also mentioned to me once that a four-frame rhythm was
> the goal/score/script/whatever he used to structure *Serene Velocity* in
> its shooting but also that he had made "mistakes" in its shooting, with the
> result that not every "shot" in the film came out as exactly four frames.
> Yes no kidding. I've never counted...
>
> Steve
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:10 AM, Jorge Lorenzo Flores Garza <
> jorgelore...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> The film has no titles.  Ernie Gehr said the film didn't need them.
>> As to the frames, I think he has mentioned that every stage in the zoom
>> lens was set to four frames, but I could be wrong.
>>
>> Cheers.
>>
>> > Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:03:49 -0700
>> > From: ericthe...@gmail.com
>> > To: frameworks@jonasmekasfilms.com
>> > Subject: [Frameworks] serene velocity
>>
>> >
>> > Hello frameworkers,
>> >
>> > Two questions re: Ernie Gehr's Serene Velocity.
>> >
>> > anyone out there--researchers/preservationists--undertaken the
>> > mundane task of doing frame counts?
>> > are there any titles or credits on the film?
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance. I haven't had the pleasure of seeing the film in
>> > the past decade.
>> >
>> > Eric
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