Motion Pictures for Wall Frames: Volume 1

‘Motion Pictures for Wall Frames: Vol 1’ is the first in a series of experimental short films by filmmaker Lee Eubanks. The series is focused on infusing environments of motion and time inherent in cinema with traditional visual art themes. ‘Volume 1’ involves six scenes which each showcase a different genre of photography or painting interpreted through cinematic movement and duration.

Eubanks filmed the entirety of ‘Volume 1’ on one expired reel of 16mm film and edited in-camera. Each scene is comprised of a single stationary shot reaching the 30-second maximum shot length of the hand-cranked Krasnogorsk-3 camera. These sequences mimic both early filmmaking techniques and the essence of a picture frame through the elimination of camera movement, drawing focus solely to motion captured by the camera.

While 'Motion Pictures for Wall Frames' can be screened through traditional cinematic formats, the project is designed to be shown framed on a wall, either through projection or digital picture screen, much like a framed photograph or canvas. This concept originated from Eubanks’ desire to see works of cinema showcased similarly to how pictures and paintings are commonly displayed across the world. Why not film as well?

  • Lee Eubanks
    Director
    It Takes from Within
  • Lee Eubanks
    Writer
  • Elizabeth James
    Writer
  • James Feagin
    Writer
  • Elizabeth James
    Key Cast
  • James Feagin
    Key Cast
  • Katey Orndorff
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 7, 2019
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Festival ECRA
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    July 11, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection. Installation on display July 11-21.
Director Biography - Lee Eubanks

Lee Eubanks is a writer/director of several award-winning avant-garde and experimental films. His debut feature film, the 2018 arthouse drama ‘It Takes from Within', was a love letter to films of the 1960s that initially inspired Eubanks to begin pursuing filmmaking. Lee is currently finishing work on a follow up experimental feature film titled ‘Stillend’.

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