Dagies LA-Blog

unterwegs in Sachen Film >>> <<< on the road making films!

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New Pizza On The Block

We have waited a long time. Years. The Casolare is the big boss and I used to say: there is nothing better.

But.

Now there is.

Just opposite. Try it!

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I See Double

… that was the name of my recent workshop. Filming with double super 8 cameras! And even more adventurous: creating double exposures!

We used fresh Czech FOMA films and old ORWOs.

Developed in Caffenol, classical poisonous black & white reversal stuff like potassium permanganate & sulfuric acid and a little less toxic and more experimental: peroxide and acetic acid. Yummy stuff and beautiful results!!!

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Mothersocks

Mothersocks are joyful, colourful, made with love and best wool. They keep me alive all winter long. Thank you Mama (das wollte ich schon immer mal bloggen ;-))

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Friends In My Darkroom #9

This is Črt from Praha/Prag! A crazy film maker and camera collector … I asked him what his name means, the only name in the world without vowels! (pronounce it like “Chirt”) … and he said: it means nothing where he comes from – Slovenia – but in Czech where he lives now it means “Devil”. Hoooaah!! 😉

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Silent Tulips

Official opening of my friends’ gigantic amazing venue called Silent Green (it used to be a crematorium) … I found a tiny island of tulips, talk, drinks and silence in the middle of a funky party.

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I Love My 2 Aunts

This is a very special lovesong for my 2 favourite aunts. Enjoy it on vimeo. The secret password is pelmeni. XXX

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Ach du

2019 is here …

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Friends In My Darkroom #8

This is Deborah and she says: “It all smells like black tea until the soda and vitamin c is put in and then it smells like henna!”


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Ava‘s Socke

Little sweetness.


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Friends In My Darkroom #7

Christoph, red friend for half of my life!
Always a Trichter on the head 😉


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De-Alexification

Just say Nein or No to Alexification.

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Pizza Academy

Design Academy Berlin for drawing, photography, gaming and pizza sharing 😉

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Don’t Look Now

Daphne du Maurier made me fall in love with Donald Sutherland.
One of the best films ever – Nicolas Roeg has just died ….
„Don’t look now“ … a film that I saw when I was in my teenage years that impressed me like hell … one of the best horror films ever … when the red caped dwarf turns around and reveils a spooky old face … aaaaah …. the second face … the blue eyed blind woman … the silent soft boatride through the canals of Venice … a film about premonition, time travel, a warning, an ending love … but more, it reminds me of one of my most loved novels by Daphne du Maurier: „Ein Tropfen Zeit“ in German, „The House on the Strand“ in English … if you ever get the chance to read it: do it! It is about a person travelling in time using a weird drug potion, making him go back into time, into addicting and most fascinating stories of murder, adultery, plague, betrayal in the 14th century … but only in his mind, not in his body … that’s why he finally mixes the two worlds more and more … walking on a train trail that is not real in his 14th century meadows …

There is scarcely a book in the world that dragged me more into a fantastic bubble like this one. Even Daphne says: „I got so hooked on the story I actually woke up one day with nausea and dizziness“.

This is Daphne du Maurier:

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Kicherlotto / Chickpea Lotto

Making an installation for a new film called „Kicherlotto / Chickpea Lotto“!!
The peas are numbered from 1 to 49 – the German lotto needs 6 numbers – and they will germinate and sprout in only a few days. As soon as I see a little sprout coming out I will note the number and play lotto with the first 6!!

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Химия для orwo 9165

I got it! Original chemistry for old ORWO colour super 8 films! Also working well with Agfachrome films from the 70s. It will be a challenge. Pretty poisonous stuff …. don’t breath too much. Thank you, Adrian!!

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Pizza And A Lovely Background

I love coincidental pictures like this: sister-brother-selfie at Casolare, my favourite Pizzeria. Click click and there are perfect background people arranged around a wine carafe. Cheers!

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No Kelly No

I love this little sharing point in the house where I live … but it seems like nobody wants to have this CD heeeheee …

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Ode An Juni #6

My new June film is ready! 22 long minutes, all super 8. A poem of summer, 30 days of my life.

Watch it here!!

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Pinhole Camera On The Rocks 2

… and this is the picture!!

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Pinhole Camera On The Rocks

This is how it looks like when I set up a pinhole camera on the rocks at the beach in the wind in the sun 😉

Clickclick watch a short movie!