AXW: Do you think optical printing has a future? and you have used optical printing as a method in your other films. Do you care to talk more about them (Tudor Village and/or J. Werier)
RV: I use optical printing to get a digital transfer of my films. So far, my 16mm work cannot be run through a projector without enduring severe defacement and devastation.
AXW: Please tell us about the source material of the film AXW is screening, TRICKS ARE FOR KIDDO, and about your creative process with it.
RV: The source material came from the found footage readily available at the Winnipeg Film Group. This film is quite simply an inquiry into various methods to excavate something from the physical assemblage of images, much like the notion of a film collage, provoked by Mr. Maddin. My selection process was mainly engrossed with textures and either building up the density of an image, or deflating it. It was also interested in the various ways to reduce an image either through cuts or tears.