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Circles

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Film Identifier: F.2016-04-0028
Run Time
0h 8m 31s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
circa 1965
Abstract
This film is about circles. The first circular object on screen is a roll of film, the following is an orange, and thereafter, Byron’s film is a journey through all things circular. At one point, the camera itself is spun in circles, which presents a unique camera angle for the viewer. 
 
Circles was created during Byron’s studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was placed under the special guidance of photography teachers, Frank Barsotti and Ken Josephson. They instructed him to shoot around visual themes and this is one of the results. Circles is Byron’s early attempt at editing live action in order to create a formal, music-like structure. His future wife, Martha Glennon, makes her first appearance in this film.
Main Credits
Grush, Byron (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Glennon, Martha (is participant)
Flood, Donald (is participant)
Form
Short
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)