In this Academy Award-nominated short film Copy Shop , Austrian filmmaker and new media artist Virgil Widrich tells the dialogue-free story of a copy shop clerk who mistakenly manages to duplicate himself many times over the course of the day. Follow the link to see a short piece on the Making of Copy Shop. He becomes further disconnected from the social reality. On a technical level, pretty much everything here is great. Each frame from the digital video tape was digitised into a computer, printed out onto paper, and then photocopied. Story behind production is insane. Written by Nick Riganas.

Share this Rating Title: Drama Virgil Widrich 11 minutes. Afterwards, they printed out every single frame, photocopied each one, and then filmed the successive stills with a 35mm camera. Learn more More Like This. Full Cast and Crew. He unplugs the copier and heads home. Being an avid follower of technology, for me, this film speaks out about the effect of technology in our modern society.

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How, through the increasing use of mobile phones, social networking and online presences, we can begin to lose our true identities as people – much like the character in Copy Shop who, through the use of technology, looses his once unique existence. Stylistic, inventive, a lot of hard work in its process toward the eventual 35mm Neg. During our Film Studies lectures we have been learning about the different ways in which to analyse films. The film premiered in in Rotterdam.

Because it actually had all the pieces in place to give more, a rarity in itself. An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

In a noisy bar crammed with people, the remarkably diverse clientele interacts with each other through a series of lively bubbles. It is “the story of a man who copies himself until he fills up the entire world”.

Any fan of weirder, more avant garde type filmmaking should seek this one out soon, it’s readily available on the internet and in great quality. Later on he became assistant to John Baileya camera man and director, and in he went to Hollywood to work with Bailey on the science fiction comedy The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe.

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After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser – and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him.

A woman is abducted and a man comes to her rescue, but during their escape they find themselves in the enemy’s secret headquarters. Afterwards, they printed out every single frame, photocopied each one, and then filmed the successive stills with a 35mm camera. Shot in degraded black and white the film itself resembles a photocopy as the film stock is distorted, torn and manipulated in increasingly inventive ways.

While there he became acquainted with artists such as Peter Handkewho was his neighbour, and Wim Wendersa frequent visitor. During this time he also took on a job as an extra and props manager at the Salzburg Festival to finance his films.

All film can be considered as ‘text’, in that it can be read. But that’s what I think, you probably think I’m completely wrong. Interesting Kafka-esque black and white short about the mundane becoming a nightmare. Copy Shop 11 Virrgil. The ‘journey’ that the footage takes through the production of this film mirrors the journey of the character who creates endless copies of himself: You are seeing nearly 18, photocopied digital images that were captured, animated and filmed onto 35mm film; giving this film the unique look that it has.

When Virgil Widrich chose to continue as a series of reiteration rather than a more meaningful confrontation I was disappointed.

At the very end of our second Film Studies lecture today we watched a short film by Widrich Virgil called “Copy Shop”. However, I certainly like it.

Night of a Hours In this Academy Award-nominated short film Copy ShopAustrian filmmaker and new media artist Virgil Widrich tells the dialogue-free story of a copy shop clerk who mistakenly manages to duplicate himself many times over the course of the day. This is an ever expanding watchlist for shorts i want to see -recommendations are appreciated A list of my personal….

It helps add to the bizarre dreariness of the entire depicted situation, it heightens the madness of the Kafkaesque chaos unravelling before us, and it is just fantastic music in its own right. Soon, it seems, he’s part of a society in which everyone looks like him and wears check vest. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Spooked by this, he closes up early and goes home. Story behind production is insane. His next major project, which saw him working as production managerwas a new festival for Austrian film, held for the first time in under the name Diagonale.

Can Alfred put an end to this nightmare before the world is consumed by “Alfred”? No one can truly tell you what a film is about; film is subjective. Director Virgil Widrich crafts a symbolic tale filled with metaphorical imagery using absurd scenarios much like how Deren crafted Meshes of the Afternoon with surrealistic devices and dense atmosphere.

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He unplugs the copier and heads home. Posted by Chris Cole at And that’s what great about film.

Copy Shop sho. Certain aspects can tell us a lot about a film; such as the film language used, genre, style, narrative and technology. Back home he gets a rare visitor: Father and Daughter Unknowingly, a copy shop employee sets off a bizarre series of events with utterly unforeseen consequences. He becomes further disconnected from the social reality. He also returned to his script for “Heller als der Mond” “Brighter than the Moon”which he filmed in Time passes and the daughter moves through life age by age, but suop her there is always a deep longing for her father.