Horizons, composer Rodney Waschka’s film collaboration with director Zlatko Cosic received its world premiere screening at the Macon Film Festival in February and was selected as a prize winner in the “Experimental” category. Horizons now goes down under where it will have its Australian premiere as an official selection of the Byron Bay International Film Festival, March 5-13.
Horizons is an experimental film inspired by a driving shot filmed in New Mexico, and the music composition, Horizons, by Waschka. The challenge was to explore the possibilities of a simple shot in order to make a complex video piece. The film uses the idea of a puzzle, assembling the pieces of an image, with the use of over one thousand effects and multiple layers. The visuals follow the rhythms and articulations of the music, typically changing every four to eight frames, creating a synchronization between the images and the sound. The film develops a unique sense of motion as the visuals dance.
Horizons was given a preview screening at the Association of Moving Image Archivist (AMIA) conference, St. Louis Cinema on the Edge, in St. Louis las November.
Waschka is a professor of arts studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.