Colour, 16mm film, sound, 00:05:00
|Director/Producer/animation/sound: Albie Thoms
"A hand made film created by scratching and hand-colouring opaque
film stock and scratching a soundtrack"
"Bluto was of interest in Australia and overseas for its contribution
as kinetic art. It is a very beautiful hand-made scratch film (that is,
made by scratching away the film emulsion to produce abstract images;
it was created by incising opaque film stock a and hand colouring the
incisions). The sound is also produced as a result of this scratching;
with the soundtrack area of the film incised 28 frames ahead of the images
in order to maintain synchronisation. The film-maker has said that the
film was inspired by Paul Klee's notion of "taking a line for a walk"
and Jackson Pollock's expressionism. This is a very fine example of the
scratch film, it has great depth amd movement."