A Reverse Fib

Fibonacci numbers are everywhere in nature and this film.

If you watch intently you may experience colors you have never seen before! This is caused by an afterimage of a color being superimposed on the complimentary color, creating a color outside the color space gamut that the display can physically produce.

  • Tom Bessoir
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 18, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85 : 1
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Director Biography - Tom Bessoir

Tom was born and raised in the Astoria section of Queens in New York City in 1957. From there he commuted by subway to attended The Bronx High School of Science. Tom studied mathematics and electrical engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. While attending the Engineering School, he took advantage of Art School classes, focusing on film theory and studying experimental filmmaking with Robert Breer. In the late 1970s, he started photographing the downtown music scene. His photographs have appeared on dozens of records as well as in films, books, magazines, and newspapers.

Tom Bessoir’s experimental films often use mathematics to explore perception and the structure of film.

In the arts, Tom Bessoir is best known for Microfilm (1979), Digits of Pi (2019), and his photography documenting downtown NYC.

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Director Statement

After making experimental films on 16 mm in the 1970's and 1980's, I recently returned to filmmaking in the digital age.