Phil Cummins

Fire (1986) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

An attempt to capture beauty too volatile, too fleeting and too dangerous; a thing with a life of its own.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Today's Big News (1984) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

TODAY'S BIG NEWS synthesizes the thousands of bits of meaningless information contained within the hourly onslaught of media bombardment. Chemically solarized film is combined with depolarized video images - achieved by literally attacking the internal components of a videotape recorder - to produce garish colors and electronic negative images. The disharmony is further emphasized by a fragmented soundtrack composed of bits of TV commercials and programs - a metaphor for the inherent deception in the broadcast medium.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Vigo & Broadway (1985) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An articulation of the conflict between man and nature, told in the style of the cinepoem. The camera takes on the point of view of an egret, a great sea bird, its sense of vision fragmented, slow in coming. It takes time to assemble the parts of vision into meaningful forms. Taking rest for a moment on this sad world of men, it returns to sky.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Four Films by Phil Costa Cummins (1987) VHS NTSC, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

VIGO & BROADWAY (1985, VHS, color/so, 5m): See film description above. VOYAGER (1987, VHS, color/so, 3m): Shot in my mother's living room a short time after my father's death. The film combines images of objects in the room with family photographs, old films and soft light refractions in green and gold. The images suggest the contemplative nature of thought-memory; a kind of universal state of consciousness in which all memories are melded into one. ANGELS (1988, color/si, 2m): See film description above. SMOKY'S JOURNAL (1989, color/si, 16m) A silent diary film shot while living in a rural area from the summer of 1988 through the spring of 1989. States of mind are expressed in the film through visual relationships to animals and nature and through the play of light on Kodachrome 40. Changes in mood are denoted by the structural changes in editing, from languid and pastoral to anxious and frenetic, and by the seasonal changes in nature.

VHS_NTSC Sale: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Angels (1988) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Spiritual / Mystical

Fears, laments, and remembrances told in romantic images on the classic Kodachrome eight millimeter. A film shot as though its images had somehow mythically emerged from the nineteenth century.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Handmade (1983) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

A shared discovery. In HANDMADE the camera is directed into the sun as the hand is expanded and contracted in front of the lens in a kind of living shutter. The resulting images fuse flesh and light into a dance of brilliant bursts of light and color, expressing a longing for flight and celebrating the passion of a living summer day.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Moondance (1986) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Spiritual / Mystical

There are small creatures within all of us. We lurk alone in the mossy cool of the day, peering out to the warm light through the hidden foliage to the lush, dark mystery of daydream. At nightfall we emerge and stir about with the spinning of the moon. This scintillation and eclipse, the invocation of night and nature, is for me the rediscovery of magic.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Requiem (1987) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

The resurrection of myth in a simple play of light and shadow. The images of epochs are evoked within these short passages. *Note: REQUIEM is included free of charge with rental of the three other films, FIRE, HANDMADE and MOONDANCE.

16mm Rental: $30.00

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