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in Filmmaking
on Jan 12, 2007

Jason Silverman over at the Wired blog previews the Sundance Film Festival by scouting out some cool films and animations that employ technology in interesting ways.

Here’s its take on some of the stuff in the New Frontier section, including one project that seeks to inspire a strange nostalgia amongst boomer heterosexual males:

“As digital tools grow cheaper and more plentiful, artists are discovering a galaxy of new ways to mess around with cinematic form. Sundance’s foray into the world of 3-D cinema – the kind of stuff usually relegated to swank galleries — comes in the form of eight installations at its New Frontier on Main venue. For Play (pictured), artist R. Luke Dubois morphs together the faces of each Playboy Playmate since Hef’s first issue. With MobiOpera, Shu Lea Cheang asks cell phone users to help script and shoot a DIY “soap-travaganza,” to be shown at the festival’s conclusion.”

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