Men at Work 2022

Synopsis:
This found-footage based film describes one average workday in the factory environment. With a little fast-wind everything around, the machines and the people working with them, becomes one. The industrial atmosphere is completed with the audio-track, which has been compiled from ready-made loops and samples.

Additional Info:
This is a completely renewed version of a film that was originally compiled in 2010. For this 2022 version the original 16mm found footage films have been scanned in 4K and the film has been completely re-edited with dozens of changes. The soundtrack of the film has been partially re-recorded and completely remixed and remastered. Now, for the first time ever the quality of the digital images matches with the original analogue source.

More info on the film and its background (including a longer and more detailed synopsis) can be found here:
https://panujohansson.com/men-at-work/

  • Panu Johansson
    Director
  • Panu Johansson
    Writer
  • Panu Johansson
    Editor
  • Panu Johansson
    Music
  • Ilkka Olander
    Music Mastering
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Found Footage 16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.90∶1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Inversia Festival
    Murmansk
    Russian Federation
    February 8, 2022
  • Tranås at the Fringe International Art Festival
    Tranås
    Sweden
    July 2, 2022
  • Experimental Film Guanajuato
    Guanajuato
    Mexico
    October 22, 2022
Distribution Information
  • AV-arkki – The Centre for Finnish Media Art
    Distributor
    Country: Finland
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Panu Johansson

Panu Johansson is a media artist and an experimental filmmaker from Finland. He works with moving image, photography and sound. His works have been exhibited in various festivals, exhibitions and microcinemas since the year 2000.

Reoccurring themes in Johansson's work are memories, landscape, the history of experimental film and cultural history. When working with moving image he prefers analogue film, though he is open to all materials. Johansson collects images and sounds eagerly and also likes to use "found footage” materials whenever possible. His works could be described with terms such as landscape film, diary film or personal film.

Johansson is a member of MUU ry (Artists’ Association of Finland), AV-arkki (Centre for Finnish Media Art), Artists' Association of Lapland and Northern Media Culture Association Magneetti. In addition to his artistic work he has lately been active in organising and curating different kinds of events in the field of media art in Northern Scandinavia. Mainly in Finland, but occasionally also abroad.

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