Mincer was constructed by Russian media
Teterin in 2004. An old soviet mincer is
used as a laptop-connected device to manually
generated video streams (mincer > laptop
> beamer > screen). No special video-software
is required. No video at all - just a real 'moving
pictures'. Movie Mincer uses brilliant and free
graphic viewer XnView v.1.80 [www.xnview.com].
Movie Mincer is a hand-made
artistic tool with great potential:
[A] MINCED CINEMA
(lowtech art performance)
Movie mincer allows to show motion pictures
by turning the mincer's handle reviving and
paroding the atmosphere of the first performances
from the very dawn of cinema era. Each movie
represents a set of JPEG pictures projected
in series which corresponds literally to the
"moving pictures" definition. Your
brain combines these pictures, and you see real
movie on the screen!
Movie Mincer regains much
of cinematography's primary charm, fascination
of rough and genuine illusion of "fast
changing pictures". It produces "root"
movie with frequency of shots 10-15 per second,
creating true illusion of cinema, which is not
available neither in modern cinema nore on DVD.
Therefore it's interesting to show forgotten
and swept by new technologies films, such as
early movies by Bunuel
and Dziga Vertov.
."The man with the movie camera" by
Dziga Vertov, 1929. 12 789 pics mincemovie,
~ 12 min. [Film
."Un Chien Andalou" by Louis Bunuel,
1928. 11 923 pics mincemovie, ~ 12 min. [Film
."Lumiere Brothers' First Films",
1895-1897. 8 733 pics mincemovie, ~ 10 min.
."The Carbonman" by The Blue Noses
group, 2003. First colour
mincemovie, 9 895 pics, ~ 11 min. [Short
."Nestlings of sea" film by Boris
Kazakoff. 5 151 pics.
. Unknown film by Zbig Rybchinsky, 2 283 pics,
~ 4 min.
All mincemovies are demonstrated
in silent mode, soundtrack is an extra feature
which is generated separately (DJ support is
[B] MOVIE MINCER
VJ SHOW (LIVE!)
Movie Mincer represents a deadly competitive
product within the range of expensive veejays
hardware. It turns out that MM is especially
useful for video-parties!
PLAYBACK SPEED CHANGE, REWIND
VIDEO SCRATCHING (!!!)
QUICK VIDEO-TRACKS SWITCHING
Movie Mincer has the original
old soviet design (1972) created in Izhevsk
Ironware Plant which produced mincing machines
as well as internationally known fire-arms.