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Self-portrait V2.1

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  • 2012
  • 9'04"
  • beta SP, video
  • color
  • Orig. Title: Auto-portret V2.1

This is the amended version of the earlier film Self-portrait (2010). Every day for 81 days, Silvestar Kolbas visited a different photo studio and had an ID card photo made. He wore the same cloths every day, and trimmed his hair and beard to appear the same. In Self-portrait v2.1, he collects these photos in sequence, using computer imaging to blend the photos seamlessly into one another. Although his outward appearance is the same in every photo, we can catch glimpses of changes in Kolbas’ inner life as the face on each day’s picture transforms into the next, again and again.

Silvestar Kolbas
Silvestar Kolbas
81 hrvatski fotograf
Computer Graphics
Drago Škreblin
Drago Škreblin, Miro Šimeg, Fran Sokolić
Jakov Kolbas
Silvestar Kolbas

Silvestar Kolbas (1956) graduated in cinematography from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, and joined its teaching faculty in 1995. He began his career as a freelance photographer and director of photography before joining Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) where he worked on TV dramas, short films, a feature film Diploma za smrt (1989), and numerous documentaries. In recent years he has made a number of digital video documentaries and feature films as a cinematographer. He made his directorial debut with the documentary All About Eva (2003).

Selected Filmography – Silvestar Kolbas (1956)

  • Self-portrait V2.1 (2012) – documentary short
  • 20 Days in Tibet (2012) – documentary feature
  • The War Reporter (2011) – documentary feature
  • All About Eva (2003) – documentary feature

Croatian film catalogue

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