Still frame from "back track", anaglyph
Still frame from "back track", anaglyph
Still frame from "back track", anaglyph
Still frame from "back track", anaglyph
Still frame from "back track", anaglyph
Still frame from "back track", anaglyph
Still frame from "back track", anaglyph
Making of "back track", Summer 2014
Making of "back track", Summer 2014
Making of "back track", Summer 2014
Making of "back track", Summer 2014
Creation of the animatic for "back track", 2014
Early test shot of "back track", 2014
First tests "back track", 4.4.2014
Leo Coster and Martin Putz viewing 3D test footage, 17.2.2014
Test shot "back track", 2014
Story Board "back track", 2015
Poster of "back track", graphic design: Tom Pohnert

back track

A 2015, short film, Stereo DCP, black/white, 1:2,39
Length: 7 min.

Virgil Widrich's short film is a 7-minute 3D-remix of feature films from the 1950s and 60s which were projected on glass and photographed in 3D. The World premiere at the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Additional festivals: Diagonale, Zagreb Animafest, Karlovy Vary, Vila do Conde, Wroclaw, Bristol, Sevilla, Cambridge, Milano, and Wiesbaden. Winner of 7 international film awards!

Link to making of; download press kit

"'back track' presents itself as yet another work of bravura by one of Austria’s most inventive filmmakers, his ingeniously intricate ideas ever a source of newfound pleasure."
Peter Tscherkassky

Concept, direction and production: Virgil Widrich
Film research: Iulian Moise, Oleg Prodeus, Martin Reinhart
Director of photography: Bernhard Schlick
Technical consulting: Martin Reinhart
Previsualization: Iulian Moise
Studio setup and motion control: Martin Putz
Stereoscopic design and workflow: Leo Coster
Automation interface design: Václav Pelousek
Sound mix: Emmanuel de Boissieau
Sound design: Frédéric Fichefet
Supported by Federal Chancellery Departement for the Arts, City of Vienna, City of Salzburg, State of Salzburg
Distributor: Sixpack Film

Events, film screenings: 59

03. May 2015
3.5.2015: international premiere of "back track" at the 61. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Additional festivals: Diagonale, Zagreb Animafest, Karlovy Vary, Vila do Conde, Wroslaw, Bristol, Sevilla, Cambridge, Milano and Wiesbaden.
28. September 2014
Colour grading with Bernhard Schlick.
01. September 2014
Peter Tscherkassky visits the set of "back track".
11. August 2014 – 07. September 2014
Concept and production of the stereoscopic short film "back track". Stop motion shooting takes place between 11 August and 7 September 2014.
04. April 2014
First tests with stereoscopic recordings with Martin Putz.
09. April 2013 – 30. October 2013
Film research and work on the animatic of "back track".
31. July 2012
With the commitment of the Federal Chancellery Department for the Arts the main part of the financing of "back track" is secured.
01. March 2012 – 31. May 2012
Conception of the short film "back track".
12. May 2004
Test shooting with rear projections on different glass sheets with Martin Putz. Excerpts from "Brighter than the Moon" were used as a material. Preliminary investigations with a film technique that will be used 10 years later in "back track".