Rosalind Schneider

Abstraction (1971) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic

"Abstraction deals with the interpretation of abstract form as found in the combination of the nude body, landscape, and objects. Imagery is achieved through visual distortion dealing with reflective surfaces, as well as the superimposition of subject matter. The rhythmic structure focuses on a pulsating expansion and contraction that simulates a life force. An attempt has been made to reveal the basic concepts of a painter's approach to the distillation of reality." - RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

Dream Study () 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, environment/nature, erotic

"A body portrait of a young woman in relation to nature and to herself, by means of superimpositions. A sensuous abstraction." - RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

Irvington To New York (1972) 16mm, color, 3.15 min

Genre: Experimental

"Images seen from a train are transformed into a multi-layered visual experience. In quick flashes and single frames, the film builds momentum as it concentrates on the texture of landscape, towns and industry along the Hudson River. Time becomes compressed equalizing past, present and future images into a richly saturated montage. The sound of the train magnifies the intensity of a visual onslaught." - RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

On (1972) 16mm, color, 4.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic

"Sexuality as a trip. Superimposed images of Chinese restaurant signs, store fronts and city lights over the intense coupling of an involved pair of lovers. A sexual fantasy with humor as the juxtaposition of the commercial message is parodied." -RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

Orbitas () 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"Used as creative writing stimulus, elementary and high school. Has been likened to a journey into inner/outer space." -RS

"an abstract visual experience using form and color in motion is designed to simulate for the viewer a journey into the unconscious in which each surrenders to his own individual interpretation of images seen." -Art & Cinema

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

Parallax (1973) 16mm, color & b/w, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Three-screen film. Three projectors with lamps of equal wattage are required, having lenses of 2" for normal projection: approx. 50 feet projector-to-screen. Place projectors side-by-side; screen images should be same-sized, separate but touching. Center reel is mixed color/B&W and carries the soundtrack. The two side reels are B&W, silent, and are to be run at 24 fps with sound turned off. Begin with center projector, sound turned on, and run alone until the title "Parallax" is finished: then switch on two side projectors simultaneously.

'Film as a triptych. Original score: Michael Dreyfuss." - R.S.

"...enhanced by the technical device of using 3 screens at once with the same image on each, but projected a-synchronously. The use of color, black-and-white, and the re-elaboration of an image... fills the eyes... brings us unconsciously to the most intimately self-insightful level of intuitiveness. Pictorically similar to an enormous fresco, PARALLAX moves its characters through a dance without time and perhaps without end...." - Anna Canepa, Art Workers' Newsletter

Premiered at the New York Cultural Center's 'Women Artists as Filmmakers,' 1973. In the collection of the Lincoln Center Dance Archives.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Rosalind Schneider

Still Life (1971) 16mm, color, 4.3 min

Genre: Experimental

"A voyage into red cabbage and shells. Shells transform themselves into orange canyons. Cabbage as the universe! A painter's film. Soundtrack: the sound of the sculptures of the Baschet brothers." - RS

"...evokes visual pleasure... sensitive handling of her somewhat mysterious subjects." -AH Weiler, New York Times

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

Andrea Acting Out (1974) , 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children/youth, environment/nature, family

"An experimental portrait of the filmmaker's ten year old daughter. Based on footage collected over a two year period, the film explores the inner and outer consciousness of the child and develops the nature of her fantasy life in abstract terms. Although the film deals with the reality of her world as shown by the documentation of sensitive relationships with her animals, it supercedes reality by creating its own rhythms and new images. Her joy and moodiness are contrasted by the superimpositions of color and black and white footage; and we are also aware of the subtle changes that have begun to take place as she matures. The free spirit of the child is revealed by the sound track based on recordings of her favorite music box layered over her interpretive zither playing and the reciting of Andrea's original poetry." - RS

"The climax of the film is a spectacular shadow dance... As Andrea bends her limbs, the silhouette of her body becomes intertwined with the sinuous shadows of tree branches creating a marvellous image which, perhaps symbolizes the spontaneous enthusiasm of youth." - Kristina Nordstrom, Art & Cinema

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Rosalind Schneider

Life Notes I (1975) , min

Rental: $35.00

Rosalind Schneider

Butterfly, The (1976) , min

Rental: $38.00

Rosalind Schneider

Jeff Film, The (1977) , min

Rental: $25.00

Rosalind Schneider

Earth Saga (1980) , 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment/nature, landscape and architecture

"Based on Icelandic landscape, EARTH SAGA reveals the powerful beauty of a land formed by volcanic explosion. From steaming lava ash to moss-covered fields, the film redefines color and black and white images, superimposing abstract and surreal visions of nature. Original shooting was done in both 16mm and Super 8mm enabling the filmmaker to alter the inherent texture of the compositions through optical printing techniques of extending sequences, re-framing and superimposing. The resulting footage forms new flowing and rhythmic patterns in an illusionistic translation of landscape. The film is to be preceded by the reading of the poem 'Earth Saga' which was written at the time of the shooting. A copy is enclosed with the film." - RS

"A visually compelling film, one a viewer can move along with and pile up experiences through rhythmic progression--sense of perceptual substance/ I enjoyed your poem and loved your film. I am intrigued by the idea of using the two arets in this kind of combination./ Beautiful, abstract film... Wonderful camera motion... Incredible soundtrack." - Judges' comments, 1981 Athens International Film Festival

"You have filmed the Iceland of my dreams." - Ivar Gudmundsson, Consul General of Iceland

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rosalind Schneider

Alaska: A Fusion of Realities (2013) DVD, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

Alaska: A Fusion of Realities reinvents land, ice and water to create an expanded vision of the environment. Images were gathered from a small plane, a boat and by hiking on the surface of a glacier. They include mountain ice vistas, floating icebergs and a calving glacier that speaks to the impact of global warming. The images are structured as multiple layered interpretations of reality that reach into abstraction.

Rental: $75

DVD NTSC Sale: $150

Rosalind Schneider

Leaping Tiger Gorge: Redefined (2015) color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

Leaping Tiger Gorge: Redefined reinvents footage of the Yangtze River in China as it rushes into a narrow gorge. Emphasis is placed on the abstract quality of linear patterning of water against rocks. The sound of water is distorted by video processing creating a further remove from reality.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $60

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