Narrative Exploran in Expanded Cinema

From: Jackie Hatfield (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 29 2007 - 02:22:41 PDT


UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Post based at British Artistsí Film and Video Study Collection
Central St Martins, UAL, in central London
POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT ON THE AHRC FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECT:
Fixed Term Post for Two years starting June 2007
Starting salary is currently £ 26,666 (Grade 7, Spinal Point 30)
Through the review of practice, concomitant theories, and interviews with
selected artists and
historians the research will aim to establish a working theoretical
definition of narrative as it applies
to the field of historical expanded cinema and new forms of interactive
cinema. Non-linear
cinematic languages emerging from artistsí exploration of interactive
technologies continue the
historical trajectory of expanded cinema and provide an imperative to
re-conceptualise the
dynamics of narrative and dramaturgy and its positioning within the
avant-garde. A two-year
position is available from June 2007 to deliver the relevant aspects of the
project, (including
theoretical and historical review), undertake field-work (including
interviews with artists, and
theorists), and contribute to the research outcomes. The Principal
Investigator for the project is Dr
Jackie Hatfield.
Applicants are sought from qualified PhDs with relevant experience, or from
other suitably
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I
nformal enquiries can be made to Prof Stephen Partridge by e-mail
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Closing date : 29th March 2007 Interviews in London April 19th

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>Subject: FRAMEWORKS Digest - 28 Mar 2007 - Special issue (#2007-185)
>Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 12:43:27 -0400
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>There are 6 messages totalling 503 lines in this issue.
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>Topics in this special issue:
>
> 1. 45th Ann Arbor Film Festival (2)
> 2. African-American Animators (3)
> 3. FW: this Saturday at Jefferson Presents... tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
>
>
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>Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 09:41:21 -0400
>From: john porter <email suppressed>
>Subject: Re: 45th Ann Arbor Film Festival
>
>Hi Ken,
>Thanks for that detailed response, and I fully
>appreciate delayed replies.
>Email (particularly Frameworks) is ephemeral but
>overwhelming. I try not to take it too seriously.
>There are too many better things to do. I have owed
>proper replies such as yours to many people on this
>list for a long time, so I too apologize, but I intend
>to reply eventually, including to your clear and
>concise history of AAFF.
>Take it easy, John.
>
>--- Ken Bawcom <email suppressed> wrote:
>
> > John,
> >
> > Sorry to be so long in replying, but I was away from
> > the computer,
> > working on the AAFF. I have worked on the AAFF since
> > 1989. In that
> > time, we have not shown 8mm, or super 8, but I
> > believe they may have in
> > the early years. For many years, we accepted ONLY
> > 16mm for exhibition,
> > and also for screening, no VHS or DVDs. A few years
> > back, we started
> > accepting 35mm for exhibition, and then began
> > accepting video for
> > exhibition, and screening. I have mixed emotions
> > about this. I do
> > prefer film, but I must admit that many videos look
> > pretty darned good
> > on the big screen, when shown on the Michigan
> > Theater's three-chip DLP
> > projector.
> >
> > I hate VHS screeners, especially those sent to us in
> > SLP. But, some of
> > my favorite work, even 16mm, comes to us that way. I
> > have a 56" DLP HD
> > TV, and a 400 disc DVD changer. Call me lazy, but I
> > have come to
> > accept, even like, DVDs for screening purposes, as
> > they are so quick
> > and easy to handle, look good if the transfer is
> > good, and don't
> > present any chance of damaging an expensive print.
> > We have had entries
> > done originally in HDV that looked better than most
> > commercially
> > produced DVDs of 35mm films. I do miss the old days,
> > of screening all
> > on 16mm, but it just isn't possible any more.
> >
> > Ken Bawcom
> >
> >
> > Quoting john porter <email suppressed>:
> >
> > > Thanks Ken,
> > > A lot of talk about prints (eg - "we always obtain
> > > prints, if at all possible.") but super 8 prints
> > are
> > > rare now. Do you show at least some super 8 or 8mm
> > > originals every year? I love original film.
> > > I've only ever been to the Ann Arbor 8mm Film
> > > Festival. After that ended, did your festival
> > start
> > > showing small format films regularly?
> > > John.
> > >
> > > --- Ken Bawcom <email suppressed> wrote:
> > >
> > >> John,
> > >>
> > >> I am almost certain they will be 16mm prints. Her
> > >> films have always
> > >> been exhibited as prints here in the past. And, I
> > >> believe I heard we
> > >> were getting prints. I will call the office
> > tomorrow
> > >> and confirm this.
> > >> We always do our best to get prints.
> > >>
> > >> Her films are of course not in competition. But,
> > >> when films/videos are
> > >> submitted in competition, if the application form
> > >> says they were made
> > >> on film, but they have a video format listed for
> > >> exhibition, we always
> > >> ask if they can possibly send us a print. Of
> > course,
> > >> often that is not
> > >> possible, because the film was transfered to, and
> > >> edited in, video, and
> > >> not conformed. This interchange means that we may
> > >> not always know what
> > >> format we will be showing at the time the program
> > is
> > >> finalized, and
> > >> posted on our site. But, we always obtain prints,
> > if
> > >> at all possible.
> > >> Our printed program has listed the exhibition
> > >> formats in the past, and
> > >> I presume will do so this year. I am involved
> > with
> > >> screening and
> > >> programming of competition films. Others contact
> > the
> > >> makers, to see
> > >> what is the best format we can obtain. So, I
> > don't
> > >> always know, until
> > >> opening night or the day before, when I get a
> > >> program.
> > >>
> > >> Ken B.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Quoting john porter <email suppressed>:
> > >>
> > >> > Thanks Ken,
> > >> > I can't find many formats listed, production or
> > >> > projection, on your website.
> > >> > "newly remastered collection of Helen Hillís
> > 16mm
> > >> > films"
> > >> > Does this mean new 16mm prints?
> > >> > John.
> > >> >
> > >> > --- Ken Bawcom <email suppressed> wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >> ----- Forwarded message from
> > email suppressed
> > >> >> -----
> > >> >> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 07:33:10 -0600
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Frameworkers,
> > >> >>
> > >> >> There are a number of programs that may be of
> > >> >> particular interest to
> > >> >> FWers at the Ann Arbor Film Festival which
> > begins
> > >> >> next week.
> > >> >> Toshio Matsumoto and Ken Jacobs will be
> > present
> > >> for
> > >> >> two programs each
> > >> >> of their work.
> > >> >> Boston filmmaker Robert Todd will be there
> > with a
> > >> >> program of his
> > >> >> recent films and Bruce McClure will present
> > >> several
> > >> >> of his new
> > >> >> projector performances.
> > >> >> The festival jurors this year include David
> > >> Gatten
> > >> >> and Deborah
> > >> >> Stratman who will be presenting programs of
> > their
> > >> >> films. This is in
> > >> >> addition to all of the great new film and
> > video
> > >> work
> > >> >> exhibited in many
> > >> >> programs over six full days.
> > >> >> The full schedule is at www.aafilmfest.org
> > >> >>
> > >> >> -David Dinnell
> > >> >>
> > >> >> ----- End forwarded message -----
> > >> >>
> > >> >> David asked me to forward the above message. I
> > >> would
> > >> >> like to add that I
> > >> >> think we have an exceptionally strong program
> > of
> > >> >> entries in competition
> > >> >> this year, with several of my personal
> > favorite
> > >> film
> > >> >> makers returning,
> > >> >> with excellent works, after too long an
> > absence.
> > >> >> That includes Carl
> > >> >> Brown, Francois Miron, and Paul Winkler, to
> > name
> > >> >> just a few that come
> > >> >> easily to my tired mind. We hope that as many
> > of
> > >> you
> > >> >> as can will
> > >> >> attend, and enjoy the wide variety of fine
> > film
> > >> and
> > >> >> video, shown in a
> > >> >> wonderfully restored old theater. The Festival
> > >> >> begins this coming
> > >> >> Tuesday, March 20th, and continues through
> > >> Sunday,
> > >> >> March 25th. All
> > >> >> pertinent info, including detailed schedules,
> > are
> > >> >> available at
> > >> >> www.aafilmfest.org.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Ken Bawcom
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >
> >
>=== message truncated ===
>
>
>John Porter, Toronto, Canada
>http://www.super8porter.ca/
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>Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 08:18:42 -0700
>From: Sullivan <email suppressed>
>Subject: African-American Animators
>
>Dear Frameworkers,
> I am looking for animations by African-American makers. Could you all,
>with your vast reservoir of distributed knowledge, recommend some to
>me?
>Thanks!
>Sullivan Sheehan
>email suppressed
>
>
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>Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 08:51:15 -0700
>From: 40 Frames <email suppressed>
>Subject: Re: 45th Ann Arbor Film Festival
>
> > I hate VHS screeners, especially those sent to us in SLP. But, some of
> > my favorite work, even 16mm, comes to us that way. I have a 56" DLP HD
> > TV, and a 400 disc DVD changer. Call me lazy, but I have come to
> > accept, even like, DVDs for screening purposes, as they are so quick
> > and easy to handle, look good if the transfer is good, and don't
> > present any chance of damaging an expensive print. We have had entries
> > done originally in HDV that looked better than most commercially
> > produced DVDs of 35mm films. I do miss the old days, of screening all
> > on 16mm, but it just isn't possible any more.
> >
> > Ken Bawcom
>
>
>
>The drawback of this approach is the difference in translation in screening
>or pre-screening VHS/DVD compared to a 16mm print. When I have the option
>(which is unfortunately very rare) I will request the print for screening.
>
>I agree that this convenience has become a *necessity* as it's believed to
>cut cost, but this cost cutting seems to be more on the side of the
>exhibitor who is paying less in postage (to ship prints) than for the
>filmmaker who is paying to xfer the film and duplicate DVDs and (as is
>often the case) cover postage. (Of course now xfers and duplication of
>video media is also a *necessity*.)
>
>Locally, this idea of convenience has made the writers for the weekly and
>daily newspapers very lazy, and many have told me they *prefer* a tape or
>DVD even if a press screening can be organized. And when we have had press
>screenings (let's say there is NO tape or DVD of the film we are showing)
>we're lucky if one person shows up out of three or four invited press
>outlets.
>
>In the current scenario there's also less running of projectors which is
>not a good thing. Continual operation of projection equipment and
>maintenance of that equipment often go hand in hand. It also can help
>prevent the damage that results from lack or use/practice for the
>projectionist.
>
>
>I understand the convenience side (I am an exhibitor after all), but I
>also believe there are enormous compromises in doing this... for both
>maker and exhibitor.
>
>
>-Alain
>
>
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>Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 12:18:35 -0400
>From: ADAM ABRAMS <email suppressed>
>Subject: FW: this Saturday at Jefferson Presents... tENTATIVELY, a
>cONVENIENCE
>
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>Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 12:38:34 -0400
>From: Sam Wells <email suppressed>
>Subject: Re: African-American Animators
>
> > I am looking for animations by African-American makers. Could
> > you all,
> > with your vast reservoir of distributed knowledge, recommend some to
> > me?
>
>
>Rose Bond
>
>-Sam
>
>
>__________________________________________________________________
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
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>Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 12:43:21 -0400
>From: Ed Halter <email suppressed>
>Subject: Re: African-American Animators
>
>If you extend it to painting on film and other sorts of graphic
>manipulation, then Robert Banks of Cleveland. His X the Baby Cinema has
>some
>proper animation elements as well.
>
>
> > From: Sam Wells <email suppressed>
> > Reply-To: Experimental Film Discussion List
><email suppressed>
> > Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 12:38:34 -0400
> > To: <email suppressed>
> > Subject: Re: African-American Animators
> >
> >> I am looking for animations by African-American makers. Could
> >> you all,
> >> with your vast reservoir of distributed knowledge, recommend some to
> >> me?
> >
> >
> > Rose Bond
> >
> > -Sam
> >
> >
> > __________________________________________________________________
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> >
>
>
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