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A documentary about a group of young Swedes and the hours leading
up to their labor of love – a club night celebrating the legacy of
the legendary Manchester club The Haçienda.
This film was shot on 2010-03-20.
After ignoring the project for three years due to a third of the
footage being lost in a hard drive crash, I decided to cut the
remaining footage together. I showed it to my
co-directors, and they wanted me to add an
explaining text at the beginning. It was a
relatively cheap price to pay.
The peculiar circumstances led me to set up a few editing rules
No audio overlap.
No added music.
When TPB AFK was released, its director proclaimed: “You don’t
need permission to copy and share my film. But you can’t make
money off it.”
Since I find the notion that a person can own the rights to
create, duplicate or sell a work of art ridiculous, I’ll be the
first to congratulate the one who manages to sell this film. As
long as you don’t claim to have created it and/or own the rights
If there’s a demand, I’ll put up torrents for ProRes, Blu-ray, DVD
and DCP versions of the film.
The film was shot in 1440x1080 FHA 50i. The file you can download
from Vimeo is 1440x810 50p (de-interlaced). Here's the reasoning
Ideally, the film would be projected with interlaced scan. But
since you'll be watching it either on Vimeo (which btw can't
display more than 30 fps) or as a downloaded H.264 file,
de-interlacing is required. De-interlacing makes all 50 "half
frames" per second into 50 "whole frames", and why not use them
all?. So I made it 50p, which basically looks like 50i.
De-interlacing halves the vertical resolution, effectively making
it 540 px. But since I want to use the horizontal resolution (1440
px), and of course keep the 16:9 aspect ratio, I made the file
Just to complicate things a bit, I noticed that one of the cameras
automatically recorded 25p instead of 50i when a lower shutter
speed was needed.