Ed Emshwiller

Thermogenesis (1972) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A film version of a videotape. In it my drawings are animated and colorized by using computers. Walter Wright and Richard Froeman were on the computers. John Godfrey helped with the video editing. I did the sound score. The original tape was done on 2" high-band color videotape, two computers, a Paik-Abe video-synthesizer, with studio chroma-keying and multi-generation video editing. --E. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Dance Chromatic (1959) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A fusion of dance, abstract painting, and a percussive score achieving a hypnotic and strongly rhythmic synthesis. --E. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Transformation (1959) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Structural

The pointillist score accompanies changing line, form, and color to create an animated film painting, achieved through the exploration of spontaneous abstractions. Utilizes evolving changes style, technique and rhythm. --E. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Lifelines (1960) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body

A combination of animated line drawings with live photography of a nude model. A play on the title (living lines, life model, procreation and hand life line).

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Thanatopsis (1962) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

An expression of internal anguish. The confrontation of a man and his torment. Juxtaposed against his external composure are images of a woman and lights in distortion, with tension heightened by the sounds of power saws and a heartbeat.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35

Ed Emshwiller

Totem (1963) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

A filmic interpretation of a modern dance ballet by Alvin Nikolais. Earth, fire, water and primordial mysteries in a cine-dance.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Scrambles (1964) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

George Dumpson's Place (1965) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

George Dumpson was a scavenger. He created a small universe with what he found and could carry on his homemade wagon. To me he epitomized the soul of the artist. He put together what things he could in such a way as to satisfy some inner need, just as I had to make this picture of him and his place.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ed Emshwiller

Relativity (1966) 16mm, color, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

A man wonders, measures, views relationships, people, places, things, time, himself. A sensual journey through a series of subjective reflections. "[A] beautifully photographed color montage of shots; insect, animal, man and galaxy; a sobering antidote to the orgy of subjectivism going on elsewhere." -- Vincent Canby, The New York Times "The artist's search for the meaning of his own existence is never-ending and takes many forms. Ed Emshwiller's remarkable epic, RELATIVITY, continues this exploration with extraordinary frankness and rare technical skill. The sequence which symbolically portrays a woman at the moment of sexual climax is one of the most beautiful in the literature of film." -- Willard Van Dyke "RELATIVITY is a marvelously sensual film ... it is, I have no doubt, a masterpiece." -- Richard Whitehall, LA Free Press

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Image, Flesh & Voice (1969) 16mm, black and white, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

This is a film about Images (visual and psychological). Flesh (sensuality), and Voice (as a revelation and as a textural element in the film). The pictures range back and forth from the completely spontaneous to very formal choreography. The voice track, a collage edited into thematic sequences from a mass of interviews and informal discussions, gives an inner portrait of men and women candidly revealing their relationships. It is a non-story-telling feature film, a structured interplay of sound, image and sensual tensions. "... the mind is subtly lured to make personal associations between visual and aural elements, and the viewer becomes a third element to the interplay. For those for whom the chemistry works, IMAGE will be a psychologically fascinating film." -- Rich, Variety

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Ed Emshwiller

Branches (1970) 16mm, black and white, 102 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Featuring Bill Weidner and Connie Brady, BRANCHES was made in a filmmaking workshop at Cornell University during the summer of 1970. The film was improvised around the theme of Branches of Possibilities real or imagined in Bill's pursuit of Connie. It is an attempt to structure a film out of the concerns of the time, using the college environment and student sexual drives as the principles focus. --E. E.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Ed Emshwiller

Carol (1970) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Off and on, Carol and I spent a few days in the woods filming. We got some images of her, some of trees, leaves, twigs and logs. These I combined with sounds from a thumb piano, which were sometimes modified electronically. The results: what seems to me to be a gentle, lyrical film.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Film With Three Dancers (1970) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

A cine-dance film featuring the dancers Carolyn Carlson, Emery Hermans and Bob Beswick. The trio, first in leotards, then in blue jeans, then naked, pass through rituals of movement. They are shown in stylized, "naturalistic" and abstract images accompanied by stylized, naturalistic and abstract sounds. A series of ways of seeing the dancers. "Best (underground) picture of the year." -- Camille J. Cook, Chicago Sunday Sun-Times

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Ed Emshwiller

Choice Chance Woman Dance (1971) 16mm, color, 44 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A subjective film song of awareness; woman alone, woman with child, woman as scientist, woman as artist, woman with woman, woman with man. Paradox and dilemma, the human state as seen through today's suburban woman. The filmmaker explored with several women their conditions and sought ways of relating and structuring those states in a film.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Ed Emshwiller

Scape-Mates (1972) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Hand-processed

A film version of videotape involving two dancers in an environment created by computer animation of my artwork. Featuring dancers Emery Hermans and Sarah Shelton who themselves are at times transformed by video computers. Walter Wright and Richard Froman were on the computers. John Godfrey helped with the video editing. I did the sound score. The original tape was done on 2" high-band color videotape, two computers, a Paik-Abe video-synthesizer, with studio chroma-keying and multi-generation video editing. --E. E.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Ed Emshwiller

Chrysalis (1973) 16mm, color, 21.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Made in collaboration with Alvin Nikolais, featuring the Nikolais dance company. CHRYSALIS is the result of structuring a series of cinematic and dance ideas Nikolais and I had. The film involves the dancers in improvised choreography, varied costumes, and cinema techniques from slow motion (400FPS) to pixilation. I did the sound score, using the voices of the dancers.

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Ed Emshwiller

Sunstone (1979) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A film version of computer animation done using a digital paint program at New York Institute of Technology. Originally released as a videotape.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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