Red Capriccio

Red Capriccio

Červené capriccio

  • Blake Williams
  • Canada
  • 2014, 7 min
Editing: Blake Williams
Sound: Blake Williams
Producer, Co-producer: Marco Gualtieri
Color: Colour
Language: No dialogue

This playful found-footage film made using anaglyph 3D effect focuses on a Chevrolet Caprice police cruiser. Formally, it is based on the capriccio compositions of Tschaikovsky and Stravinsky, which evoke the basic structure and effect of sudden and dramatic changes in sound. Visually, the film is inspired by 18th- and 19thcentury capriccio paintings.

The artistic genre of the capriccio can be a fantastical architectural collage, and also a painting depicting humorous motifs that tend to be satirical or even absurd in nature.



An anaglyph found-footage film thematically inspired by the capriccio paintings of Giovanni Paolo Panini (viz. Ancient Rome [1757]), Thomas Cole (viz. The Architect’s Dream [1840]), and Charles Robert Cockerell (viz. The Professor’s Dream [1848])–which depicted fantastical and sublime architectural landscapes–and structured in the style of Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky’s capriccio compositions–playfully shaped from clashing staccatos and glissandos, and prone to sudden, dramatic tonal shifts.

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Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Fascinations
Premiere Type: East European Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
26.10.2014 20:30


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard