A man awakens and goes to his job at the copy shop. During his morning test of the machine, he accidentally copies his hand; while he's looking at that copy, the machine starts churning out scenes from earlier that morning. Spooked by this, he closes up early and goes home. Soon, he starts seeing copies of himself in more and more places.
Interesting old film detailing advancements in computer/digital technology.
Includes scenes of: *Digital musical composition *Electronic circuit design utilising a digital pen *Digital movie production *3D simulation of orbiting satellite *Conversion of pictures to mosaics composed of tiny images *Digital voice modulation
Live video performance at the Festival de La Rochelle in the south of France, 1983, with the Jean-Marc Matos Dance Company, sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture. Analog video synthesizers with feedback loops. Early Linn Drum sequencer music, techno long before techno existed. It was quite an adventure - I traveled on my own with all the equipment and met the dancers in Toulouse. -Don Slepian
Buzz is an experimental, forgotten show directed by Jon Klein and Mark Pellington, and produced by MTV and Channel Four, in 1990. You could say it was ahead of its time, but there's never been anything like it since, so that doesn't really make sense. It was really quite unique - the one instance a channel took a chance on a show that was more video art collage than your typical "accessible" magazine show.
It's hard to say how much influence the show actually had. Each of these episodes was shown only once. But it seems like there was at least a minor following, so I'm posting these here. It certainly convinced me to become an editor, I can say that.
I apologize for the quality of the tape here. These are taken from an ancient VHS (which was recording off a sub-standard cable set up). I dubbed them to DVCAM about 10 years ago, and I finally got around to digitally capturing them now. The video is quite fuzzy, and I'm missing a few pieces. If I had known that I would have one of the only archives of this (outside of MTV), I would have taken better care of it.