Matthew is a short experimental piece that seeks to capture the personality or spirit of a friend of mine. Made entirely on blank 16mm film, images and footage of him was rotoscoped on through scratching, painting, tearing and dying the film strip. I wanted to potray Matthew's chaotic and intense traits through rapid movement and aggressive, lo-fi visuals.
The process was a great experience, if rather tedious. Produced in 2 weeks, each frame of matthew dancing was meticulously rotoscoped from a miniature contact sheet using a watchmaker's magnifying glass to see. It was then shot, frame by frame, using a Steenbeck.