Meet the Filmmaker: Richard Weimer, “Paper”


Richard WeimerQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?
RW: I watch a lot of movies. I became curious how they were made. It seemed easy enough so I started making my own.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
RW: It’s an off-kilter stop motion video about paper. I have no immediate plans for this video. The EFP seems like a good place to figure them out.

Q: What else are you working on?
RW: I am working on an experimental animation project. It’s called Terror. Its hard to explain but it is about 400 drawings of a terrified man running. The pictures are stenciled and then taped to the wall one at a time. (one picture for one frame) Each new picture overlaps the previous picture leaving a trail of the previous frames in each new frame. A camera and dolly track the trail of pictures around the wall.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
RW: I’m compulsive. When I have an idea, I just start filming it and see where it takes me. There is not a lot of planning involved. Sometimes it’s a good thing and other times it’s not.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
RW: RichWeimerFilms.com. I also have a film that is playing in the New Belgium “Clips of Faith” film tour. They’ll be in Boulder this month.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
RW: I don’t know many filmmakers in Denver. The Emerging Filmmakers Project seems like a good place to meet some.

Paper will screen June 19th at The Emerging Filmmakers Project.