Re: Booking Question

From: Pip Chodorov (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 24 2006 - 16:03:16 PDT

I have published most of these on videos and receive many requests
for public screening.
I always refuse; projecting videos of films is like hanging
photocopies of paintings.
I recommend you bring a 16mm projector into the institution. I think
you will find this will cost under $50, if not free.
In situations where you must show video, show on a monitor and not
videoprojected; project the highest quality format possible - from
best to worst: HD, Digibeta, BetaSP, Quicktime, VHS, DVD, web.

-Pip Chodorov, Re:Voir

>Hello everyone,
>I am trying to put together a program of (largely) avant-garde
>animation for an institution that is only able to show video formats
>(Beta/DVD). I'd like to show things along the lines of Richter,
>Eggeling, Fischinger, Breer, Brakhage, Belson, Whitney, etc. but am
>finding nothing available on video from places like Canyon and the
>Filmmakers Co-Op. I realize that there is probably resistance from
>many camps to having these things exhibited publicly on video (which
>I understand and even agree with), but it seems better for these
>things to at least have the opportunity to be shown.
>So my question is, does anyone have any leads for me for finding
>these things on video? What I can find on DVD and the like is
>licensed for home use exclusively, and being new to booking, I
>really don't know where to go to get permission to show these things
>I imagine it's best if anyone with any tips contact me off-list.
>Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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