Category Archives: ART FILMS

A selection of my pretty lo fi, arty farty films. If not shot on phones and stuff, they are useually thrown together as fast as possible, certainly filmed, edited and uploaded in the same day…

NEW Ordo Ab Chao Site

I decided to divide off my computer games and film stuff off onto new site, Ill continue to update om misc things blog style here, but I needed a less messy container for my more serious experiments into computer games and VR. Im hoping sometime to get some funding for this art, and infact to get some of my old films onto digital format for re-showing them, so they are included on the new site as well.
The site is called


HD Film
This is a film I made at Sognsvann in Oslo. The music comes from “Fish!” on Synesthetic Recordings and the track is called “Goldfish”.
I have been interested in Timelapse filming since seeing Koyanisquatsi in the 80’s, and I have used the technique many times since then, both in my art films and for work.
See the companion film to this film, COLD. Same location, shooting style, totally different time of year.
It was shot on a Panasonic AG-HVX200, which I love. I feel I have only just scratched the surface of what I can do with this camera. Slow motion and timelapse are a doddle, and the colour settings are scary. Wish it had a better on-board mic, but…

SOGNSVANN from Mark Francombe on Vimeo.


Very Lo fi Film
Film made on my phone, while on holiday in Ebeltoft, Denmark. It depicts the savage and frightening beast that roamed the area at night.

Really… the film is inspired by the recording I made on my H4 recorder one night in Denmark… I heard a rustling and a growl, and ran like hell!!! The recording is elsewhere on this website.

The Beast from Mark Francombe on Vimeo.


Super 8 Film
I originally shot this sometime between 1987 and 1989. Dole film depicts the somewhat grim but productive life of a lonely artist on the great British institution that is “The Dole”.
In its day it was accompanied by various tape-loops playing backwards and at the wrong speed on multiple reel to reel tape machines. These loops were lost eons ago, so I searched my recent recordings and found one that simply had the correct length. Its called “day 2 track 1 part 1” and it was recorded live, with Faustine Ferrar singing, also live, in Paris while I was in Oslo. The wonders of the internet!

DOLE FILM from Mark Francombe on Vimeo.


Lo Fi Film

The film was shot in complete darkness, in 2 takes, using an old Panasonic Video Camera, with infra red night vision. Part 1 was speeded up part 2 was slowed down.
The material is glow in the dark Fimo, and the objects in Part 1 were hardened in the oven after the film was made.
They will be available in a later artwork.

Music is called 01-090102_2156.wav which just happens to be the name my computer gave it, a tad unimaginative if you ask me, but there you go. Using a baritone guitar, an edp and repeater for looping, the edp is being pitch shifted by a Roland EF303 which is at the same time sending CC´s to the repeater to mute tracks randomly. The distortion is from a Alesis Bitrman and the Voices from a Roland GR30