Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Harrod Blank

Still from Wild Wheels by Harrod Blank
Art car from Wild Wheels

Wild Wheels is an rollicking series of portraits of art cars and their creators. Filmmaker Harrod Blank studies, documents, and builds art cars, so his connoisseurship gives the film extra depth. The grass car sequence (above) is one that I've frequently shown to students as an example of editing together an interview (in this case, of the car's creator) with a process (the visual documentation of each step of "growing the car," from planting grass seed using adhesives to watering and nurturing the car as the sprouts turn green).
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