Thad Povey and the Scratch Film Junkies
Thad Povey's Scratch Film Junkies identify themselves as "digital filmmaker" because they actually use their fingers and hands. Their first film, St. Louise (1999), made to accompany the band Soul Coughing on stage, "includes such techniques as architectural appliques and rub-ons, bleach-and-resist treatment of previously photographed images, scratched and cut-out black leader, and emulsion that was heated and burned with magnified sunlight some images were rephotographed onto print stock, reversing (or 'inverting') the polarity of the original film." Another film of the group's, To the Beat (2006), takes the Lettrists' autocritique to a new plane: It was created by taking a power drill into the face of the reel to create "thousand[s] of animated holes in a previously rephotographed handpainted sequence" from an earlier work.

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Fukushima Night Ride (2010)