After many years in a drawer, I recently redscovered the first fully-fledged short ‘film’ I ever made which involved editing outside the camera, rather than an ‘in-camera’ assemble edit.

Shot on sVHS it was then digitised to my Matrox RT2000 powered PC in glorious QCIF (352×288), the maximum resolution I could work in without the PC crashing! Fortunately, QCIF blows up fairly well and resembles VHS quality.

The killer for me was watching this short projected in my local indie cinema. My pixelly little film on a 60ft screen… I think that’s when I was truly hooked on this film making malarkey!


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