GIMME SHELTER Newsletter
Mid September, 2010

In April, Jason Sussberg, a documentary film graduate student at Stanford, along with friends, made a 6-minute film of us and our home. They shot the film in 16mm film -- pretty unusual nowadays. I asked Jason why film, and he replied:

“It was shot on 16mm color celluloid and telecined (scanned/color-corrected digitally) and edited in a Final Cut Pro (a non-linear editing software). The 16mm color film fits the subject and architecture quite well -- both filmmaking and DIY homebuilding are beautiful artisanal crafts that are fighting for survival in a changing world. Film just looks better -- better colors, textures, motion interpolating and feeling!”

It has been shown at the Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Fest, San Francisco Documentary Festival, Big Sky Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival and Nevada City Film Festival.

SHELTER from jason sussberg on Vimeo.

16mm color film. 6:43 min.

LINK TO VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/14615070
ALTERNATE LINK TO VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=14615070

Also, a review of the film at Boing-Boing: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/09/20/video-profile-of-she.html