G I K : S K W O D
Haudenosaunee Territory/United States / 2019 / Experimental / English / Digital / 16X9 / 3 minutes / Stereo
In this experimental short film, the filmmaker shares how he lost his Indian name.
BACKGROUND: This is storytelling told through narration, images and text. In "Gik:skwod," the filmmaker made cuts according to his eye blinks. During his film studies at Syracuse University, he read an excerpt from Walter Murch's "In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing." In the excerpt, Murch explains how we naturally edit what we see through our eye blinks. The filmmaker created "Gik:Skwod" by experimenting with Murch's editing concept.
(Seneca Nation - wolf clan)