Nonlinear cinema _  honours degree project
    Ethia _ fictional web extension
    Watched films _ data visualisation
    Sound of Sea _ 3D animation
    Abstract Mazes _ user interactive piece
    Hikekorea _ book cover design
    Alex Steinweiss _ augmented reality app
    pour Mediapart _ coded simulation
    Crater _ immersive 3D environment



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© Nomi Lefort 2021


︎Endless generative piece
︎Graduation project _ a nonlinear cinema experience
︎Processing sketch, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Media Encoder, database of film clips

This live generative piece has random access to a database of film clips where the ocean is the main subject. As the collection of clips can always be enriched and will continually be expanding, Discontinuity is an interface to a database in perpetual change.

The software program fragments the editing of this unconventional nonlinear film. And whether the juxtaposition of found footage is cohesive or not is entirely up to the viewer.
Similarly to Virtual Reality (VR) cinema, this piece challenges the dogma of the rectangular frame and disrupts the pre-cinematic spatialized narrative with its circular projection, which forces the audience to be active viewers.

Discontinuity endlessly displays multiple narratives at once, with no linear pursuit.
It is my attempt at reinventing cinema and creating a nonlinear cinema experience.


︎Generative piece
︎Edits randomisation of a ‘linear’ film
︎Processing sketch, SRT file, Birdman.mp4

Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2014 was edited to give the impression it was filmed in a continuous single take, like a one-shot film.
Discord is a restless generative piece where the program plays with the subtitling of the original film in order to edit this nonlinear narrative. The random cuts in the narrative aim to disrupt the fluidity of the camera’s long take.

Simultaneity 1 & 2

︎Short films (each 31min6s)
︎6 movie scenes from 2 different films are juxtaposed and seen together
︎Adobe Premiere Pro

I extracted 6 scenes from both versions (Him and Her) of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby by Ned Benson (2013), in particular scenes where both main characters shared the same space.

Simultaneity1 is a split screen where the scenes from the two different movies play side by side, creating a conversation where colours, tones, rhythms and performances contrast.
Simultaneity2 plays the compilation of 6 scenes from the two films on top of the other. The narrative space and soundtracks blend in a short film saturated with audio and visual information.


︎Short film (1min)
︎Compilation of found footage
︎Adobe Premiere Pro

This compilation of movie clips with different ratios defies the linearity of film narratives. The ocean translates the boundless space of possibilities for this new filmic navigation.

reEditing Pulp Fiction

︎Generative piece
︎Edits randomisation of a movie scene
︎ Processing, Adobe Premiere Pro, Database of 204 film clips

A computer program rearranges the shots of Quentin Tarantino’s (1994) Pulp Fiction's robbery scene. Picking from a list of 204 individual shots, the program is the film editor and comes up with a randomised compilation.