Journal of Film and Video

Journal of Film and Video is a magazine focusing on Film and Video

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 1, Spring

David Gatten's Handwood Process, I Mean Hardwood Process
Preface, or A Prolonged Poe PrologueIn a 1909 issue of The Bookman, an illustrated magazine published monthly in New York and dedicated to literature and life, there is a short article entitled "Poe and Secret Writing." Above the article's headline sits...
Harvesting Surfaces: Handcrafted Film at the Changing of the Centuries Introduction, Notes, Acknowledgements
I came late to the party.A few years ago, I begrudgingly burned a 16mm print of my digital movie Burning Contour Matrix to submit to the Ann Arbor Film Festival. The financial blow was considerable for a three-minute piece, but the pre-screeners were...
Response to Maïa Cybelle Carpenter's SITE VISIT
What is interesting about Maïa Cybelle Carpenter's SITE VISIT is that, while visually beautiful on its own terms, the handmade character of this film is integral to its meaning. We are aware of the marks of the paintbrush, aware of the reticulations...
Response to Pat O'Neill's COREOPSIS
Southern California based experi-mental filmmaker Pat O'Neill has long been recognized as a master of the optical printer. With such films as SAUGUS SERIES (1974), SIDEWINDER'S DELTA (1976), and WATER AND POWER(1989), O'Neill has developed and perfected...
Response to Phil Solomon's WALKING DISTANCE
"Imagining one of those rusted medieval film cans having survived centuries, a long lost Biograph/Star, a Griffith Melies co-production, a two-reeler left to us from, say, the Bronze Age, a time when images were smelted and boiled rather than merely...
Sarah Abbott's THE LIGHT IN OUR LIZARD BELLIES and the Meaning of Meaning
Let me begin with a brief reflection on what the words to follow might be doing. There is some imperative when writing about experimental work to unravel the mysteries of complex texts so that we might all understand them. I am reluctant to offer such...