The production staff of Canyon Cinema Catalog #8 humbly apologize to member Roy Colmer for mistakenly ommiting his two films from the catalog. This page serves as an erratum.
TWO FILMS BY ROY COLMER
The quantizer used in the making of this film is a sophisticated piece of equipment which evaluates gray values in black-and-white videotape and transforms these values into color... METAMORPHOSIS, using the quantizer creatively, presents some of the most unusual and intense colors ever found in film, seen through the eyes of a painter. Two nude female figures weave together on a bed in dance-like motion. The shadings and forms of their bodies are progressively broken down into distinct color fields.
1974, 16mm, color/so, 15m, $60
"Colorized video tape transferred to film of cars on Route 278 in Brooklyn. The screen an electronic canvas where color is unified with the elegance of speeding machines.
"278 transforms into pulsating luminescent imagery, to my mind surreal film paintings. 278 having the pastel shadings and mystery of on Odilon Redon." --Karen Cooper
Awards: Ann Arbor Film Festival, Award and Tour, 1976; 22nd International Festival of Short Films, Oberhausen; Refocus, University of Iowa; Award at Canyon Cinematheque's showing of Ann Arbor tour; Athens Film Festival; Film Forum, Computer and Video Films; Bilbao Film Festival, Spain.
1976, 16mm, color/so, 11.5m, $45