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Documentary of Burning Man, a festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, September 1999.


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Film-maker: .M.


A flic on a little festival this side of Mars. It was shot on a Panasonic EZ-1 MiniDV camera, slurped into Windows 98 via a Matrox Marvel video capture card, edited on Premiere 4.2, and compressed using Xing Encoder 2.2 and RealEncoder.. The preview was produced in Flash 4 and Photoshop 5.




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