Experiencing Interruptions?

Compendium I

Compendium I investigates ideas of cyclical entrapment via manipulations of sound, time, and space.

  • Frankie Eder
    Soul, Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Frankie Eder
    Director of Photography
  • Frankie Eder
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 34 seconds
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Director Biography - Frankie Eder

Frankie Eder has ten years of filmmaking experience, with focus on cinematography, experimental films, and skateboard videography. In addition to his personal filmmaking practice, he has contributed filmmaking technology to renowned studios, companies, and services such as Pixar, Lionsgate, Pantaya, Marvel Studios, Warner Bros., Disney, Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, including projects such as Pixar’s “Soul” and Warner Bros.’ “Space Jam: A New Legacy”.

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Director Statement

I began shooting this personal experimental film shortly after the COVID pandemic began. I was previously inspired by visuals of infinite reflection, after accidentally placing two mirrors opposite each other in my room in January 2020. I definitely couldn’t have anticipated the relevance this visual would have a few short months later. Like many other folks, the start of the COVID pandemic was my first serious reckoning with mental health. For me, it was confronting lifelong unaddressed anxiety and worsening post-traumatic stress from an (unrelated) series of events a couple years prior. I developed the visual effects for this experimental film with these experiences in mind.

How close are the things around you? How often have you seen the same things? Have things felt too close? Or too far? Why is the world we have all built around us so distant? Does it need to be? Time has felt more like a loose series of vignettes than ever; chapters of varying length. How does that happen? Where does time expand and contract? How? Why? When was the last time you were truly in the present and felt the earth beneath you?