Wednesday, 11 April 2007


The Viennese artist, Virgil Widrich, released this short film in 2001 to critical acclaim and the process for which it was made is incredible. The story tells the tale of a man who works in a copy shop who goes on to copy himself until he fills the world.

First filmed on mini-DV, the entire film was then printed frame-by-frame (18,000 frames) and each frame was photocopied. Then each photocopy was re-shot to 35mm to create the final film.

There's lots of good stuff at the official site HERE covering the theory behind the film, the making of, and a nice bit on "copy art". A DVD featuring four of Wildrich's innovative shorts including "Copy Shop" is available HERE.

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