1. Video Vortex 3 - Dan Oki


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    Independent Filmmaking on the Web This paper aims to discuss the influences of digital technology and the internet on filmmaking process. ...

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    • Jesus Shelter Me


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      A portrait of the Las Vegas based Gospel Tornados, a group that can rock anywhere from a funky kitchen to a tent revival. Independent film making circa 1987. This documentary was produced and funded by Michael S. Bubnow, G. John Slagle and Alan Strusser. It would have been longer, but we ran out of said funding. Some of the scenes were edited in the basement of the Pasadena Fire Department all night long, since I had a friend doing a project for the city during the day. This entire film is single camera, and it was edited using analog (videotape) equipment. When it came time to finish the project, we made a deal with an owner/ operator for a day of editing, which to us meant 24 hours. We used every last one of them. A labor of love.

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      • DSLR Cinema Movement by Kurt Lancaster


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        A brief history of the DSLR Cinema movement by the author of DSLR Cinema, Kurt Lancaster. A discussion as to why DSLRs make for an inexpensive way to tell visual stories.

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        • Below the Line: Grip & Electric


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          In the mid-1990s, I followed several technicians working in New York's independent feature film world. I asked them questions about their work, their dreams, and their personal lives. Shot on the sets of three low budget films and in the crew's various NYC apartments, Below the Line offers a slice of what it's like to chart a creative path in film, to begin an unconventional career, and to balance a demanding professional life with a personal life. This documentary short was produced as my thesis project for a Certificate in Culture & Media at NYU, a joint program of the departments of anthropology and cinema studies(1997). Many wonderful people donated time and equipment to the effort, and I thank them by name in the video credits. Please note that this is a low resolution copy of the video and will be best viewed on a small screen. A high resolution version is forthcoming.

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          • Roger Corman on Independent Filmmaking


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            Legendary independent filmmaker Roger Corman discusses his career in independent filmmaking and how filmmakers can benefit from his experience. Many famous filmmakers including; Frances Ford Coppola (The Godfather), Martin Scorcese, Ron Howard, Peter Bogdanovich and more began their careers in Corman produced features. This video contains many clips from his films; "Little Shop Of Horrors" his Edgar Allen Poe features, "The Wild Angels" "The Trip" and many others.

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            • Ever Happened


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              A dedicated husband cares for his sick wife with a daily routine of bearing tea and toast. While nursing her back to health, terrible memories creep into his delusion and break his monotony. Denial takes on physical form, forcing him to challenge his own state. Battling guilt, regret, and paucity of his own self worth, he is forced to accept the reality that he buried long ago. Starring Jon Bradford & Claudia Kender

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              • Mummy Rizz


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                An insane Mummy Buddy comedy that defies all rules. This was a piece that was a real collaboration on all fronts. Getting more into longer form work and really honing in on comedy. Don't know how my mom put up with this. [Year: 2002]

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                • Introduction by Federico Rossin · A Time for Invention · Part Two


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                  A Time for Invention · a symposium of radical filmmaking Thursday 13 June 2013 • 10:30 to 18:00 • The Void, Owen Level 2, Sheffield Hallam University “We want to make films that unnerve, that shake assumptions, that threaten, that do not soft-sell” – Robert Kramer, ‘Newsreel’ Film Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1968-69), p.46, University of California Press The late '60s and '70s saw the development of documentary film collectives in the UK that addressed the burning political issues of their day. They developed radical forms of independent film production and distribution prior to digital or the web and produced a large body of work, from short agitational cinetracts to sophisticated essayistic features. The symposium seeks to re-ignite the work of this radical wave, to ask how they engaged with politics and film and how this might inform politically engaged filmmaking today. It will feature films, and filmmakers, from the '70s generation alongside radicals of today. Keynote Speaker: Federico Rossin (Critic and Curator) Panelists include: • Holly Aylett (Vertigo and ‘In the Spirit of Marc Karlin' project) • Luke Fowler (Turner Prize Nominee 2012)• Lina Gopaul and David Lawson (Black Audio Film Collective/Smoking Dogs Films) • Ann Gueddes (Founder of Cinema Action) • Steve Sprung (Cinema Action/Poster Film Collective/Lusia Films) • Dan Kidner (Writer and Curator, recently published ‘Working Together: Notes on British Film Collectives in the 1970s’) • Christine Molloy (Desperate Optimists) • David Panos (Jarman Award Winner 2012) RELATED TICKETED SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST SCREENINGS Wednesday 12 June 2013 • 18:45 • Showroom 2 ‘The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott' (2012) by Luke Fowler Thursday 13 June 2013 • 20:45 • Sheffield Library Theatre The Stuart Hall Project (2012) by John Akomfrah The symposium is supported by: Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Doc/Fest Producers: Virginia Heath, Esther Johnson, Steve Sprung http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/c3ri/projects/a-time-for-invention http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/c3ri/events/a-time-for-invention

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                  • [ critics ] - Season 1- Webisode 7- Artistic Animation & Zombie Horror


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                    [ critics ] – Webisode 7 Season One wraps up with co-hosts Steve Weiss and Philip Bloom as they critique 4 new shorts. They start off with one of the most skillful and artistic animation films on Vimeo. Next. they move onto a sexy title sequence with no ending. For the final two films, hear what Steve has to say about violence as the dueling co-hosts critique a crazed zombie horror film + a campy horror film. About [ critics ]: Film/video veterans, Steve Weiss, Director of FilmFellas/Critics, and Philip Bloom, a London based Independent DP and Director (http://philipbloom.co.uk/) come together as dueling co-hosts to candidly critique web based video content. For More Info: zacuto.com/critics [ critics 7 ] ~ Critiqued Films Khoda by Reza Dolatabadi: http://www.vimeo.com/2074812 Vanity by Sergio Herencias: http://www.vimeo.com/3864408 Bucket of Blood by Kolchoz Pictures: http://www.vimeo.com/3687189 Rise of the Machines by Pawel Piskorski & Michal Srodek: http://www.vimeo.com/3386963

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                    • [ critics ] Season 2- Webisode 10- Love, Loss & Loneliness


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                      Critics - Webisode 10 The boys (Steve Weiss & Philip Bloom) are back to critique 3 new videos: a bizarre music vid with interesting styling, a hypnotic stop motion + live projection video and a powerful narration film evoking love, loss & loneliness. About [ critics ]: Film/video veterans, Steve Weiss, Director of FilmFellas/Critics, and Philip Bloom, a London based Independent DP and Director (http://philipbloom.co.uk/) come together as dueling co-hosts to candidly critique web based video content. For More Info: zacuto.com/critics [ critics ] 10: Reviewed Films Blind Sensation "Thanks to our Friends" (2009) by Benjamin Strobel http://www.vimeo.com/6698630 SCINTILLATION by Xavier Chassaing http://www.vimeo.com/3114617 the inconsistency of the air conditioner’s hum by J.Brod http://www.vimeo.com/6984814

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