One of America's leading experimental filmmakers embraces the technical and aesthetic possibilities of digital filmmaking in this project from Ken Jacobs.
In RAZZLE DAZZLE The Lost World, Jacobs takes image elements of the past -- including antique stereopticon cards and film footage shot by Thomas Edison in 1903 -- and uses digital imaging effects to manipulate them into new forms and incorporate new textures.
Jacobs' approach gives the individual pixels an identity of their own much as small-gage filmmakers have often used the grain inherent in their medium as part of their visual palate.
Also incorporating a unique multidimensional process, Jacobs uses his striking bag of tricks to comment on the political unrest in 21st century America and national disharmony over the war in Iraq with his bracing clash of vintage and contemporary images and attitudes. RAZZLE DAZZLE The Lost World received its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.