Copy Shop is an excellent short film that beautifully blends function and form. Virgil Widrich is the Vienna-based artist behind Copy Shop. The film was shot in 2000 and was very well-received in the festival circuit. It was nominated for an Oscar in 2002.
The editing and post production of Copy Shop took 8 months to complete — pretty astounding for a 12 minute film. After shooting on Mini-DV, Widrich printed and photocopied all 18,000 frames of the film and then re-shot the copies on 35mm. The resulting effect is mesmerizing.