ABOUT THE FILM
For the Frogs is a three-minute experimental film set in the abandoned La Colle Falls Hydroelectric Dam east of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. It was shot black-and-white on a single Super 8 film cartridge without review, cuts or any post-production as per the guidelines of the One Take Super 8 Event.
The scratches and distortion are caused by a botched attempt at the double exposure technique, complicated by the Super 8 film format. After our first day's shoot at La Colle Falls, Mitch tried re-spooling the film cartridge by touch alone, using a light-proof bag fireside while we camped overnight in Fort à la Corne Provincial Forest. The film did not take properly and the following day's shoot was not recorded. Most of the film remained underexposed and moderately damaged.
Our intention was to travel somewhere new and come up with a script on location. The dam site provided us with interesting shapes and light to play with, and audio samples which later made their way into the soundtrack. Since the One Take Super 8 Event restricts filmmakers from viewing their work beforehand, we noted the time of each transition to synchronize the audio.