Monday, 24 March 2008

Trailer


Melbourne International Film Festival trailer, 1:25, 1993

The 'nineties work so far in this series were rarely, if at all, screened. But this final post is something of an exception. I
n 1993 I was asked to make a super 8 film trailer for the Melbourne International Film Festival which was screened several times a day for about two weeks, and then never again.

13 comments:

Dubdog said...

Cool type at the end.

Steven Ball said...

Well that was the festival's logo so not my design and I think the idea was *ahem* inspired by Nirvana's Nevermind cover.

Dubdog said...

Nevermind.

Steven Ball said...

"Cobain liked the title because it was a metaphor for his attitude on life and was grammatically incorrect." - Wikipedia

SAM RENSEIW said...

superb situationism !

Steven Ball said...

Haha I suppose it is something of a dérive - my self-imposed brief was to capture the parts of Melbourne the tourists never see, to paraphrase John Lydon - festival trailers so often present iconic images of their host cities. The voices were sampled from local radio and the list of languages which came from a public radio station with info about services for migrants, signify Melbourne's 'multicultural' make-up and a bit before touting 'multiculturalism' became a marketing device, also of course suggests the 'internationalism' of the festival...

Philip Sanderson said...

Yes nice, visually a little in places like Fitzpatrick's Tail Chase but with a more sinister feel, Most of your OZ work makes the place seem rather threatening and well cold.

Steven Ball said...

Don't really recall Tail Chase that well. Does this really seem sinister, threatening and cold? Hmmm, well it's not a tourist film that's for sure, but of course it's not all 'about' the place.

Philip Sanderson said...

You can see Tale Chase here:
http://www.psouper.co.uk/mov/tail.mov

As I say very different "vibe". Andrew's piece has a touch of Marcel Proust about it what with its telltale tail.

Steven Ball said...

Yes I see what you mean, of course I now remember that I have seen this relatively recently, alternative title: Little Dog for Michael.

Philip Sanderson said...

"Little dog for Michael"...hah yes there is a touch of the MPDs. Did I say I bumped into Nicola the other night in period costume/disguise.

Steven Ball said...

The MPDs and the MLGs - what a combo. Tell me more about the historical disguise.

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