Donna Cameron

End (1986) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed, Music

A film composed of an unused end of NEW MOON and printed to work visually with a segment of J. S. Bach's Suite in G Minor for Lute.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

Fauve (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

FAUVE is a paper film made by a unique paper process which I invented and have employed here as a monochromatic study of rhythm and mood and the physics of light waves leaving a source - one sees the red, or longest waves, first, the blue, or shortest waves, last, and in my film, one's left in the UV light world of peripheral vision. The original score by Peter Wetzler adds to the textural, tactile, visual experience of FAUVE.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

NYC/Joshua Tree (1991) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

In its journey from one place/time to another place/time through shifting emulsions and landscapes, the TYGER (inspiration), larger than life, on a living sea. In the context of the TYGER trilogy, this film is the transition from a quiet, personal space (paper emulsion) to a noisy, impersonal space (Kodak emulsion). With music by Don Militel.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Donna Cameron

Autumn Leaves (1994) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

The splendor and pleasures of Autumn are the focus of this richly textured and brilliantly colored paper emulsion film. The sound is a recording of the filmmaker ripping, rustling and tearing various kinds of paper. These sounds have been synthesized and musically arranged to echo the imaging of the synthesis paper. A reel of paper and fallen leaves unwinds amid calls of birds and the laughter of delighted children. "Donna Cameron's work crosses the boundaries of film and painting. Her paper emulsion films are made via a process closer to assemblage than photography and draw attention to the sensuous properties of the celluloid medium." -- Richard Herskowitz, Newsletter of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY "Donna Cameron is a diehard New Yorker whose art mirrors that city's pulse." -- Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times "Brooklyn native Donna Cameron's films are warm, humorous and well crafted. ... The remarkable thing about her [work] is her sensitivity to the rapid flow of textures. ... Cameron's technique has evolved into a highly sculptural motion picture painting." -- Helen Knode, LA Weekly

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

Canvas (1995) VHS NTSC, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

CANVAS is an enclosure, as is any body of painting. It engages the act of painting: movement, gesture, pigment, orientation, space and the act of filming. The frames are the accruence of pigment, oils, dyes, gesso, applied with brushes, knives and hands to the surface. The surface, or emulsion, is either my own paper emulsion or commercial Kodak emulsion and has been treated to represent open-weave linen. To my sensibility, the screen, either film or video, or the canvas, are synonymous - they are the medium through which the image passes.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Donna Cameron

Live Reel I - War Paths Thru Turquoise & Silver (2005) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

5 Silent Films in Cinematic Paper Emulsion Five films on one reel, each separated by 3 seconds of turquoise leader Films may be rented separately by advance arrangement with The Film-makers' Coop. 1. BROKN BRIDGE 3 min, 2005 2. LIEDER 3.5 min, 1996, 35mm showm on 16mm 3. WORLD TRADE ALPHABET 2.5 min, 2000, 35mmm shown on 16mm 4. PETERBOROUGH FOREST 2.5 min, 2001, 35mm shown on 16mm 5. JAZZ STUDY 2.5 min, 2001, 35mm shown on 16mm All films employ a cinematic paper emulsion technique developed by Cameron since 1974 and are handmade, original works. The reel in its entirety premiered at the Film-makers' Coop benefit show, September 2005, with music accompaniment by Mark Stewart and David Cossin of Bang on A Can. WORLD TRADE ALPHABET "Materials: Oil, Charcoal, Ink on Paper Emulsion, on 35mm film ...Theme: A Visual Meditation on the evolution of the alphabet which we use, it's origins in ancient Phoenicia, and the fact that it was invented as a shorthand from 360+ character cuneiform to better the efficiency of communication in ancient international world trade. Process: Film begins with primitive carving into handmade paper emulsion of ancient cuneiform glyphs, evolves into painting and drawing of glyphs, them floating type, using digital print-out of helvetica type and concludes with multi-material words: World Trade Alphabet." -- Canyon Cinema catalog

16mm Rental: $75.00

Donna Cameron

World Trade Alphabet (2000) 16mm, color, 2:30 min

Genre: Experimental

"Materials: Oil, Charcoal, Ink on Paper Emulsion, on 35mm film ...Theme: A Visual Meditation on the evolution of the alphabet which we use, it's origins in ancient Phoenicia, and the fact that it was invented as a shorthand from 360+ character cuneiform to better the efficiency of communication in ancient international world trade. Process: Film begins with primitive carving into handmade paper emulsion of ancient cuneiform glyphs, evolves into painting and drawing of glyphs, them floating type, using digital print-out of helvetica type and concludes with multi-material words: World Trade Alphabet." -- Canyon Cinema catalog

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

Brokn Bridge (2005) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 4:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Like its title, the film suggests both a broken bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge through a collage of deconstructed hand-drawn images of the iconic bridge. The score evokes an urban soundscape through the clanging sounds of construction and destruction weaved into the steady beat of the drum.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

WARPATHS: 6 Films by Donna Cameron (1990-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, landscape_architecture

Compilation of Avant Garde films by Donna Cameron 1990-2011: The Superweapon, World Trade Alphabet, Brokn Bridge, The Falcon, New Moon, and Transpo.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

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