THURSDAY • APRIL 12, 2012WELCOME to APC BUILDING 13
Opening remarks by David Schwartz (Museum of the Moving Image) and Richard Allen (NYU)
Dan Streible Made to Persuade: The Moving Pictures in Our Heads
Barbara Miller (Moving Image, Collection Curator) The U.S. Army's Movie Studio in Astoria: excerpt from Use of Training Films (1943)
OTHER ORPHANS: BASTARDS, FUGITIVES, and TEST-TUBE BABIES
Anna McCarthy (author, The Citizen Machine) Pushing on the Analogy
Hadi Gharabaghi (NYU) Bastard or Orphan? The USIS's News of Iran (1954)
Tina Campt (Barnard College) Orphan Photos, Fugitive Images: Family Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe
AD FILMS for THEATERS, TELEVISION, and the WEB
Annette Groschke (Deutsche Kinemathek) Charles Wilp's Sexy-mini-super-flower-pop-op Afri-cola Campaign, 1968-1974
Say: "I like Afri-cola." Audio of Charles Wilp directing unidentified actress.
German TV commercial (1968) with English subtitles
Filmmaterial im Archiv der Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek
(click for PDF prepared by Annette Groschke)
Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz image database for Wilp photo-portraits of artists, celebrities, and West German politicians. (copyright bpk / Charles Wilp)
Leenke Ripmeester (EYE Film Institute Netherlands) Archiving Joop Geesink’s Dollywood Advertising Films
LEFT: De Nachtmerrie (The Nightmare, 1947) Long-form ad for Philips electric shaver. RT: 1:45. *8*8*
RIGHT: Geesink ad for Vredestein tires (1961), with actor Aart Brouwer; no dolls. RT: 0:25.
Julia Noordegraaf (U of Amsterdam) Advertising Film: Researching an Unstable Genre
Skip Elsheimer (A/V Geeks) Digitizing Duke U's AdViews: Post's Sugar Crisp Campaign
Devin Orgeron (NC State U) Sugar Bear Sells Sugar Crisp, 1949 to present
Walter Forsberg (NYU Libraries) Redating: Let’s All Go to the Lobby (195?)
See also 35mmSnipes.tumblr.com.
MAKING FILMS at AT&T/BELL LABS, 1967-1980
Operator (Nell Cox, 1969) cinematographer Richard Leacock. RT: 15:40.
Online and 16mm versions courtesy of the AT&T Tech Channel and the AT&T Archives and History Center. (Our thanks to Robin Edgerton.)
Cox and Leacock shooting Operator. (Photo from Nell Cox.)
Nell Cox later used footage from Operator in her AT&T sponsored film It's All in a Day's Work (1972).
Walter Forsberg on computer animation pioneers, 1960-69
The Artist and the Computer (AT&T, 1976) RT: 11:15
Bill Brand Touch Tone Phone Film (1973) 16mm, RT: 8:00
Katy Martin Dot Squared (1977) RT: 2:30
Lillian Schwartz films screened in 16mm:
Pixillation (1970), UFOs and Olympiad (1971), Enigma (1972), Papillons (1973)Walter talks with Lillian. + Q&A.
Walter Forsberg, "Lillian Schwartz Sees in Four-Dimensions," Incite (Journal of Experimental Media) no. 3 (Fall 2011). The Lillian Feldman Schwartz Collection, A Guide and Inventory, Ohio State University Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts. Lillian.com.
COMMERCEMartin L. Johnson (UNC) Booster Films and the Paragon Feature Film Company:
Past and Present in the Cradle of Dixie (Montgomery, 1914)Yvonne Zimmermann (U of Zurich) Hans Richter's Sponsored Films:
The Lumberjack (Wausau, 1914), and
The Blissveldt Romance (Grand Rapids, 1915)
Die Börse als Barometer der Wirtschaftslage [The Stock Exchange]Richter's hand-marked script for his English-language edition of Die Börse, shortened and retitled The Stock Exchange. (@MoMA)
(Swiss Exchange Zurich, 1939) restored by the Swiss Film Archive
Dave Davidson (City College of New York) Hans Richter at the CCNY Institute of Film Techniques:
It's Up to You (Leo Seltzer, Office of Price Administration, 1944)
+ Hans Richter: Everything Turns -- Everything Revolves (excerpt from a Davidson documentary in progress)
Candid photos taken at dinner (QuickTime slideshow, si., 9 mins.)
EVENING SCREENINGS -- The Helen Hill Awards (content forthcoming. . . .)