I made a Film with a 100 Year old Camera

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Sparkes, Daryl. 2023. "I made a Film with a 100 Year old Camera." Australian Teachers of Media National Conference 2023. Gold Coast, Australia 07 - 09 Jul 2023 Australia.
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I made a Film with a 100 Year old Camera

Presentation TypePresentation
AuthorsSparkes, Daryl
Year2023
Place of PublicationAustralia
Web Address (URL) of Conference Proceedingshttps://screenhorizons.atomqld.org.au/
Conference/EventAustralian Teachers of Media National Conference 2023
Event Details
Australian Teachers of Media National Conference 2023
Delivery
In person
Event Date
07 to end of 09 Jul 2023
Event Location
Gold Coast, Australia
Event Venue
University Centre Bond University
Event Description

Screen Horizons is a celebration of the excellence in Screen and Media education and industry practices.

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Abstract

Originating in the early 19th century, around the same time as the invention of the computer, the "Troxler Effect" argued that distortions in light and focus affected the brain’s visual cortex which could lead to horrific or mutated images appearing when a person looked at a reflection of their own image under certain conditions.
Applying this theory to the practice of filmmaking I have created an experimental drama which argues that Artificial Intelligence is creating The Troxler Effect in the 21st century. As Artificial Intelligence becomes more ubiquitous in filmmaking processes, especially in the creation or manipulation of human characters and their faces, I wanted to illustrate that filmmaking technology originated with actual people as actors but has evolved over the past hundred years into digitised binary code that computers can distort and rearrange.
Both the 10 minute experimental film I created with this 1923 camera and the associated documentary about the process and meaning of the film, will be presented to provoke discussion about the crucial developments in the past, present and future of filmmaking and technology.
This is a presentation of the film and the documentary about the film.

KeywordsTroxler Documentary Kodak 16mm Film
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 20203605. Screen and digital media
430306. Digital history
470102. Communication technology and digital media studies
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