The Whole Shebang
Ken Jacobs • 5m 23s
Ken Jacobs • United States • 2019 • Jacobs's interpretation of Depression-era footage.
Desperate daredevils compete for money prizes and a baby prepares for World War II in Jacobs's reworking of Depression-era footage. Fire, crashes, explosions, and rooftop escapades match a haunting score.
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Ken Jacobs • United States • 2019 • A radical spin on a long-gone time.
Ken Jacobs uses his 3-D technique to reanimate the century-old documentary New York 1911— a radical spin on a long-gone time.
Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
Ken Jacobs • United States • 1969 • One of Ken Jacobs' great experiments in photography and editing.
Ken Jacobs started experimenting with found footage, expanding a five-minute fragment of Billy Bitzer’s Tom, Tom, The Piper’s Son (1905) to feature length. In Jacobs’s words—“Ghosts! Cine-recor...
Ken Jacobs • United States • 1964 • Ken Jacobs' experiment with lenses and screens.
The moving camera shapes the screen image with great purposefulness, using the frame of a window as fulcrum upon which to wheel about the exterior scene. The zoom lens rips, pulling depth planes apart.