February 9, 2009

Stitched Together

Drs. Frankenstein and Pretorius dial up a storm and listen to its secrets.

Stitched Together is a perfect title for this short-short film, an experiment in “reverse soundtracking” created in 2006 by Nick Sherman of MassArt, the Massachusetts College of art and Design.

Quote Mr. Sherman, “First I recorded and mixed an abstract guitar composition on its own — not knowing what I was going to do with it — then I animated it, using chopped up video taken from the famous lab scene in Universal's 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein.”

The resulting 74 seconds of film is spellbinding. The jangling soundtrack hums and crackles with electricity and static as if powered by the machines in Frankenstein’s lab, bouncing off the stark images of The Bride’s creation, “creating new meaning through the juxtaposition of visuals and audio”.

Stitched Together by Nick Sherman.

Additional info found on Nick Sherman’s website news archives.

Nick Sherman’s MySpace page.

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