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Unfettered

An experimental silent stop-motion pinhole film that uses flowers as bold and dynamic graphic elements. Unfettered means images free from a lens, flowers free from roots, and rhythm free from sound.

  • Sandra Eber
    Director
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 8, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • MSU mediafacade during Animafest
    Zagreb, Croatia
    March 29, 2013
  • Videoholica International Video Art Festival
    Varna, Bulgaria
    August 4, 2013
  • Danube VIDEOART festival
    Stadtkino Grein, Austria
    October 18, 2013
  • Experiments in Cinema
    Albuquerque, NM, USA
    April 14, 2014
  • Festival Internacional de VideoArte
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    November 11, 2013
  • Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation
    Montrea, Canada
    December 7, 2014
  • L'Heur d'été in & outdoor film festival
    Brussels, Belgium
    July 19, 2015
  • MuVi4 - Fifth International Congress "Synaesthesia: Science & Art",
    Jaén, Spain
    May 16, 2015
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre: The Box
    Aberystwyth,Wales
    January 10, 2014
Director Biography - Sandra Eber

Sandra Eber is an animation filmmaker with degrees in anthropology and animation and a minor in computer science. She enjoyed an extensive career as a software developer but currently experiments with imagery using a gamut of high and low technology. She has notably completed two internationally exhibited projects using a pinhole camera. When not animating or parenting she teaches part time in the animation program at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal.

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Director Statement

Unfettered is a silent study in creating rhythm without sound while using flowers as bold and dynamic graphic elements. It is the intention that cadence and tone can also be felt through the movement and colour for an overall sense of silent musicality.

The images were acquired using stop motion entirely without a computer or lens, using a 16mm film camera adapted for a variety of pinhole and double-slit techniques.