Russell R. Adams

Objects for the Sleight of Hand (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

Animated film of objects (drawn and hand colored) that I have never seen a magician use.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudy Albers

Cycle (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

A colored circle on a background of its complementary color. A reverse picture in which the circle and the background exchange. The complementary colors flash alternately as they progress slowly through the color wheel. As each cycle is completed the next cycle becomes faster until the alternating complementary colors change with each frame. An animated journey through a color-wheel of opposites.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Yvonne Andersen

Meow, Meow (1970) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

A Yellow Ball-Ruckus Film. A lonely man finds a hungry alley cat and takes him home. The cat grows up fast. The man and the cat meet Green Face, the gangster.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Sonntag Platz (1982) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

A word to Paul Klee. The first film upon which I painted. The texture here is smoother and the forms closed more than in theater films. Still I was occupied with the concerns I held dear as a painter.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Midweekend (1985) 16mm, color, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Found Footage

A painted film with Great Society era social services how to films and other footage from travel, educational. documentaries and unsplit 8mm. Films spliced in with painted film leader in rapid sequences of one to three frames.

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Caroline Avery

Pilgrim's Progress (1985) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

A discourse on marketing through images. The surface of the film is an abstract potpourri of polyrhythms, named items jumping into recognition here and there. I pulled magazine ink off the page with scotch tape and glued the tape strips onto film leader and rephotographed. It is a tale of coming to terms, or learning to relax and suspend disbelief.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jennifer Reeves

Landfill 16 (2011) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment/nature, films about film, found footage

"Exhumed 16mm film from my very own landfill in Elkhart, Indiana constitute the canvas of Landfill 16. After finishing my double-projection When It Was Blue I was horrified by the bulk of outtakes that would normally go to a landfill. So I temporarily buried the footage to let enzymes and fungi in the soil begin to decompose the image, and then I hand-painted the film to give it new life. This "recycling" is a meditation on the demise of the beautiful 16mm medium and nature's losing battle to decompose the relics of our abandoned technologies and productions.

The ominous soundtrack mixes recognizable audio, from bulldozers to nature audio, with more abstracted textural and rhythmic sounds I created using audio from consumer-goods factories, old 16mm equipment, the cries of a dying bird stuck in my wall, and other oddities. Within this multi-textured, pulsating, abstract moving painting I attempt to express my dread of man-made waste that endangers land and wildlife." -Jennifer Reeves

Rental: $50
16mm Rental: $50

Fern Silva

Passage Upon the Plume (2011) 16mm, b&w, 7 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment and nature, landscape and architecture, spiritual/mystical

"Those who go thither, they return not again."

"Plumes dust the arid land, east to west, shapeshifting as they lift in ascension. Something lowers. An ark ran aground where revolution took root: ropes raise stones in baskets. Hearts heavier and lighter than the feather, permitted passage. Tethered or freed, resting from life or dawning anew." -Charity Coleman

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

James Cagle

Matrix (1973) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

MATRIX is a flicker film which utilizes 81 still photographs of my wife's head. It is a film dependent upon variation of intense light changes by calculated combinations of black and white frame alternations with exposure changes. Throughout, the light intensity rises and falls as the head rotates in varying directions within a 360 degree frontal area. "An interesting, and surprising less hypnotic than WATERWORK, "flicker" film, most strongly reminiscent of the work of Paul Sharits, in its use of the still photograph as basic image-material. The singular shot/image is of a woman, expressionless, white face/black dress, head and shoulders, looking into camera (still photograph). Variations: woman seen with head turned down at various angles, left and right; with head and neck at various angles up and down. These photographs "animated" in one section, by rapid cutting, to parody spatial "articulation" as used in movie-convention, by means of the off-screen "look." Time-composition via interruptive flash-frames of white (mostly) and black frames, in various rhythmic patterns, coupled with overexposure -- working for me as time-composition in some moments, not in others. The overall time-form not found, but an energetic search, which I do hope will continue, and continue." -- John Schofill

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Squares (1973) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

Music by George Kleinsinger. Technical collaborator: Clydene MacIntosh. An abstract computer-generated film. The image is of squares revolving in space around and through each other. Colors and forms multiply and divide against a beautiful symphonic score by George Kleinsinger.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dirk De Bruyn

Vision (1985) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Hand-processed

Music by Michael Luck. "... No photographed images. All handmade. It's all these squares, lines. The main techniques were bleaching and dyeing and sticking letraset material to the film strip. The images don't rush: they much more fold over the top of one another. Palimpsest. Using the pos/neg flickering helps to sustain the images..." -- D. bB. from "Where's Our Satellite," Melbourne, Australia (1985) inserting film strips to sustain shapes, otherwise you're talking about the one film all the time: it begins to look the same. There is a growing need to sustain shapes, patterns, etc. Hence the squares, lines. Breaking away from the rush of shapes. It's more of a problem to get away from in VISION because there are no photographic images. A very ordered film. Very Dutch. Took it all out of 800 ft. of this type of stuff and ended up with 150 ft. of selected squares and circles. Mondrian-inspired. "A synthesis of image and sound in the tradition of Len Lye." -- Felicity Parsons, "The Fringe Bugle", Melbourne, Australia (1985)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jim Hubbard

Dance, The (1992) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

An intimate portrait of songwriters, performance artists and lovers Dan Martin and Michael Biello, THE DANCE explores the interconnectedness of their domestic life, art work and selfless devotion to a community of artists they have helped to create and support. The film uses hand-processed footage to convey the emotional intensity of their lives. The handmade quality of the film imparts a sense of poignancy and brotherly loving in the era of AIDS. Based on "The Dance," a song about living on in the face of loss, with music by Dan Martin and lyrics by Michael Biello.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Lerman

Sagittarius V (1967) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

Sagittarius V has a science fiction quality and nervous energy. It is a composition of electronic music that can be seen. The film's images were produced by electronic music, and here, the images and music are synchronized. --R. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Lerman

Ring Masters, The (1969) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

THE RING MASTERS images were produced on an oscilloscope, and were photographed through filters. The images were produced by electronic music. After editing, I composed a new electronic music sound track. --R. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Heather McAdams

Luv Sux and Then You Die (1989) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

A scratch film set to music by J. J. Cale.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Liliana Dalen

Zygote (2011) BW , min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

Scratch on 16mm black leader
Zygote: a diploid cell resulting from the union of two haploid gametes; a fertilized Ovum.

Rental: $30
DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

George Obremski

Untitled (1969) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, cameraless

" The image is anything imaginable that could be done to film that wasn't photographed with a camera. It consists of abstract colors playing off each other to color lines statically fighting each other to a 'rain' of color. The changing sequences of color go well with the static changes of the sound." G.O.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Richard Preston

Manifesto () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

"A spirited declaration of a personal credo, painted on film." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jennifer Reeves

Girl's Nervy, The (1995) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

A nostalgic and exuberant study of the single frame and eye popping rhythms. Constructed by cutting, pasting, and painting both clear film and filmed images.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jennifer Reeves

Fear of Blushing (2001) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

Bleached, painted and optically-printed, Fear of Blushing combines alternating textures, irrepressible color and corroded figures with menacing sound bites, effects & rhythm. Fleeting visions and voices emerge in unusual juxtapositions, suggesting a psycho-cinematic free-association. As individual frames are never projected for more than 1/8 of a second this film discourages reflection and is best experienced in the immediate present. Only after the onslaught can you wonder what horrible thing was buried there.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Four Buggy Videos (1976 - 2010) DVD, color / b&w, 12 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, cameraless, comedy, ethnic & multicultural , family, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health , science & medicine, spiritual & mystical , structural

A set of four short shorts referencing supposedly insignificant creatures to explore Rosenthal's lifelong topic of human identity and values. In the first, her father speaks of a spider sharing his underground bomb shelter; in the second, insects and reptiles combine body parts; in the third, flies attempt to escape the bus she is riding form a repressive nation to a free one; and in the fourth, a colony of ants bury their dead in her children's toy. Her themes of irony and tragedy are apparent. Original music and photos by DJ RoBeat; appropriated music by Arlo Guthrie

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

Barry Spinello

Sonata For Pen, Brush & Ruler (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

SONATA was made without camera or tape recorder by handpainting thousands of images onto 16mm clear leader. I had been a painter and musician up to this time. I found the size of my paintings becoming smaller and smaller .... It was a logical and natural step for me to proceed to drawing images directly onto 16mm clear leader. ... It wasn't long before I learned McLaren's method of painting sounds directly on the soundtrack. ... I worked on SONATA like a man possessed, determined to make a film, and a sound film, with no funds to do so. SONATA was made for three dollars worth of clear movie film and five bottles of ink, for a total production cost of nine dollars, plus seven months of my life: fifty hours per week for seven months -- sixteen thousand individual frames, each one painted with love and care. ... My overall aesthetic purpose was to shape and compress the tremendous kinetic energy of the handpainted image into a harmonious unit, which could be enjoyed on many levels and with many screenings. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Barry Spinello

Soundtrack (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

Black and white with some color hand-applied to each print, hand-painted image, hand-painted sound. I think every student of film should, early in his studies, make a film such as SOUNDTRACK; namely, a film in which sound and image are conceived together as a unit and painted one frame at a time. The advantages for students of handpainting sound and image are threefold: 1. the expense involved is minimal. 2. there is no time lag between the conception of an idea and its realization and screening (no lab wait, etc.) 3. ideas can be expanded, modified and changed immediately and directly after viewing. A basic feel for audio-visual space-timing and the grammar of the frame can be learned in this way. ... Articles and illustrations which describe the tools and techniques used in making SOUNDTRACK can be found in Source magazine (issue no.7) and Film Culture magazine (issue no. 48-49). Awards: Monterey Film Festival, 1969; Fourth Annual Independent Filmmakers' Competition, 1969. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Colored Relations (1970) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Comedy, Hand-processed

Handmade sound and image; light, colorful, humorous. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Six Loop-Paintings (1970) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

In SIX LOOP-PAINTINGS, as in SOUNDTRACK, sound and image are hand applied directly on to 16mm clear leader. The image at a given instant is repeated both on the image track and soundtrack, so that the viewer is visualizing the image he is hearing. However, unlike SOUNDTRACK, the images and sounds in SIX LOOP-PAINTINGS are not painted; they are made by cutting to size and pasting acetate self-adhesive patterns (Micotape and Zipatone) directly onto the clear film. Each pattern yields a distinct sound. Patterns of lines yield square wave sounds; patterns of dots yield sine wave sounds; patterns of diamonds yield sawtooth wave sounds, etc. The finer the pattern, the higher pitched the tone. The further spaced the pattern, the deeper the tone .... I especially recommend SIX LOOP-PAINTINGS to those interested in the texture of sound and image, and in the ways sound and image can relate to each other. Exhibition: KING-TV, Seattle; on tour with the American Institute of the Arts' New American Filmmakers Series.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chick Strand

Loose Ends (1979) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

LOOSE ENDS is a collage film about the process of internalizing the information that bombards us through a combination of personal experience and media in all forms. Speeding through our senses in ever-increasing numbers and complicated mixtures of fantasy, dream and reality from both outside and in, these fragmented images of life, sometimes shared by all, sometimes isolated and obscure, but with common threads, lead us to a state of psychological entropy tending toward a uniform inertness ... an insensitive uninvolvement in the human condition and our own humanity.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Mark Street

Echo Anthem (1991) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless, Structural

Using hand-manipulated images, ECHO ANTHEM attempts to uncover the underbelly of jingoism in 1991 America, and show its destructive conclusion. In a perverse twist, the film invites the viewer to be at once soothed and repulsed by the seething display of the flag and what it leads to. The film establishes a tension between visual beauty and narrative and thematic concerns. ECHO ANTHEM is made up of three sections, each suggesting the same sequence of events. The viewer is challenged to fluctuate between states -- from being engulfed by the visuals to being concerned about the narrative particulars and thematic possibilities.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Sheri Wills

Scene Box (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 5:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment nature, films about film, history, personal/diary/journal

The visual equivalent of a dusty box of aged, foil-covered chocolates, Scene Box presents a barely overheard promise of mystery - seductive, but not necessarily pleasant. A veiled diorama of uncertainty. Screenings include the Parrish Art Museum (curated by Peter Campus); Black Maria Director's Choice; Alchemy film and Moving Image Festival; Chicago Underground Film Festival; Experimental Film Festival in Portland; and Experiments in Cinema Festival.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $DVD NTSC

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00 (individual sale), $100.00 (institutional sale)

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

Rosebud, Pettet

11 Films From KAMouflage (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, found footage

KAMouflage films are the work of Kirt Markle and Rosebud Pettet. Included are "World's Fair," "12 Flowers," "Lower East Side," "My World," "New York #1," "Girl U Want," "At Home," "Lucinda," "Three," "Tibetan Festival," and "Coney Island #1." Described as "reminiscent of the later work of Harry Smith. Rosebud, Smith's close companion for 27 years, says, "Harry would have loved these..."

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Jimmy Kinder

Grandfather (2008) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, min

Keywords: biography, cameraless, Found Footage

A tribute to my grandfather using a combination of direct animation and found footage of a WWII newsreel of the American bombing of Japanese strongholds in Micronesia. Winner of the Helen Hill Award at the 2008 NYU Orphan Film Symposium.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Jennifer Reeves

Light Work Mood Disorder (2007) Double 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, Found Footage

Dual-projection film (side-by-side projection), soundtrack on CD. LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER mixes and subverts symbols of science, industry, medicine and illness, as it meditates on the deteriorating celluloid and physicality of the pre-digital age. Two screens and pulsating, layered music immerse the audience in colorful rhythmic molecular forms, morphing frequencies and visual textures. Reeves sewed together 20th century educational films and affixed dissolved pharmaceuticals directly to the film. The projector acts as a microscope enlarging thread, crystallized antibiotic, heart, and mood medications, forming a concentrated fusion with Burr's composition of sine-waves, organ and multi-tonal bass clarinet. The animated abstractions rupture and echo the images of brain dendrites, synapses, human x-rays, scientific experiments and factory machine. The rhythmic and visceral imagery is reflected in the movement of Burr's austere and hypnotic soundtrack as it envelops the audience.

**Note: General projection notes and two projection "scripts" (one abbreviated version, copied below; and one detailed version, for more ambitious projectionists) are provided with rental. Please be sure to refer to these notes and scripts when coordinating projection.

Abbreviated Instructions/Script for Projecting LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER (times listed are approximate & refer to the soundtrack on DC, which is 26:41 long): 1. Cue reels in black 1 second before title (right after SMPTE Academy leader); 2. Press play on the CD player to start the CD track; 3. Turn ON LEFT PROJECTOR/REEL 5-13 seconds after the soundtrack begins; 4. Turn RIGHT PROJECTOR ON WHEN THE HAND-SCRATCHED 'LIGHT' TITLE HAS BEEN ON THE LEFT SCREEN FOR 1 second. This is almost immediately after you have turned on the Left reel; 5. THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FILM WILL (hopefully) END FIRST. The last unique images, to prepare you to stop the projector, include an illustration of the x-ray of a human hand, and finally the last image is a close-up shot of a candle Blowing up inside a glass box. This reel ends at about 25 minutes and 34 seconds. TURN THIS PROJECTOR OFF; 6. On the LEFT SCREEN the last images are a warning sign about not trying these experiments without your teacher, and then the full film credits (the last one is a copyright credit). So the FILM SHOULD END (image-wise) on the LEFT side at approximately 25 minutes, 55 seconds after the credits. TURN OFF THIS PROJECTOR. The soundtrack will end (hopefully) in darkness, after the credits, at 26 minutes, 10 seconds. TURN OFF CD PLAYER AFTER FADE OUT.

Rental: $145.00
16mm Rental: $145.00

Jennifer Reeves

LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER and HE WALKED AWAY (2007) digiBeta_NTSC, color, 54 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER and HE WALKED AWAY program Film by Jennifer Reeves, Music by Anthony Burr NTSC Digital Beta exhibition tape contains a full program of 54 minutes (Originally 16mm double-projection with live music) *no other video formats available. This film and music collaboration between filmmaker Jennifer Reeves and composer/musician Anthony Burr was originally performed with two 16mm projectors, a laptop, and bass clarinet. The two dual-projection films were bridged in performance by a musical interlude played by Burr. Developed between 2006-2007, the program was performed at Rotterdam International Film Festival, Dundee Contemporary Arts: Kill Your Timid Notion Festival, Tonic (NY), and Diasapon Gallery (NY). LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER Light Work Mood Disorder is a dual-projection film that mixes and subverts symbols of science, industry, medicine and madness. Side-by-side screens and multi-layered music immerse the audience in colorful rhythmic molecular forms, morphing frequencies, and visual textures, which are broken down to the particle level. Found images from the 20th century educational films are literally sewn together with melted down pharmaceuticals affixed to the film. The tactile imagery forms a concentrated fusion with pulsating sine waves, bass clarinet and organ. Illustrations of synapses, dendrites, electromagnetic waveforms and assembly-lines both create and describe the movement of the sound and light waves that envelop the audience. Intensity builds with the discoveries and destruction's of science, cinema and 20th century industrial production. HE WALKED AWAY A dual-projection film, He Walked Away, reframes and superimposes shots and outtakes from earlier Reeves films featuring landscape, portraiture and direction-on-film work (Configuration 20, Fear of Blushing, The Time We Killed). The score composed by Anthony Burr recasts the same austere harmonic material of Light Work Mood Disorder in a more explicitly "musically" coded framework. "Much in the way musicians will mine their previous compositions to create newly evolved works, He Walked Away is a distinct yet nostalgic film. It distills what my eyes have witnessed and lost in 15 years of artistic growth: discoveries, vanishings, and essential growing pains." -Jennifer Reeves

Rental: $$195.00
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $$195.00

Colin Barton

Friend Film (2006-2008) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Hand-processed

"This is a eulogy to lost friends, either by death or disassociation. River Phoenix appears as the archetypal figure of my generation. This film live in a space of a junkies death walk, and their final exit from the earth" Hand-painted 35mm original with optical printing are at the source of this work, with a little help from an electric toothbrush and washing machine." -CB

Melanie Ida Chopko

Lungs (2005) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Found Footage, Hand-processed, spiritual mystical

A recycled-image collage film narrating a dream of donating my lungs. With hand painted sections. Titles are handmade, created through a new process of "negative typing" wet film in a typewriter.

16mm Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Olga Spiegel

Alchemy Blues (1974) 16mm, Color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

Animation painted directly onto film. Olga Spiegel was an original member of Women Artist Filmmakers (WAF 1974-1981)

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Josh Solondz

Keratin Reserve (2009) 16mm, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, Found Footage

Six hundred and seventy three fingernails adhered to found footage using topcoat, reprinted in accordance to the time of nail's growth and removal.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mark Street

Mark Street: Short Films Volume 1 1989-2004 (1989-2004) DVD NTSC, Color & Black & White, 59 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, Landscape & Architecture, Personal Diary & Journal

WINTERWHEAT- 8 min. 16mm, 1989. ECHO ANTHEM- 8 min. 16mm, 1991. BLUE MOVIE- 5 min. 16mm, 1994. SWEEP- 7 min. 16mm, 1998. SLIDING OFF THE EDGE OF THE WORLD- 7 min. 35mm, 2001. FULTON FISH MARKET- 12 min. 35mm, 2003. ALONE, APART: THE DREAM REVEALS THE WAKING DAY- 7 min. BETA, 2004. GUIDING FICTIONS 5 min. 35mm, 2002.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Barbara Lattanzi

Optical De-dramatization Engine (O.D.E.) applied in 15-hour cycles to Ma-Xu Weibang's 'Yeban gesheng' (Song at Midnight), 1937 (2015) Digital File, b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, ethnic & multicultural , films about film, found footage, history, structural, technology

The video presents an algorithmic, generative, and software-driven dataset of images - a dataset that dynamically runs in 15-hour cycles. The sequenced, glitched imagery derives from the brilliant and melodramatic Shanghai version of "Phantom of the Opera" made in 1937. My software guarantees that the video generates non-repeating compositional patterns. For this video recording, the launching time of my original software intentionally occurs at, and is displayed as, 23:55 (Sept. 20, 2015), just prior to midnight. At precisely midnight, the video records the event of a triggered algorithm. The algorithm causes the start of the central song of "Yeban gesheng" - the politically enigmatic and emotionally intense "Song at Midnight".

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $125.00

Louise Bourque

Jours en fleurs (2003) 35mm, Color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, cameraless, personal_diary_journal

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Terry Ellis

Pattern Recognition (2007-2012) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Terry Ellis

Yes, No, Maybe (Maybe Not) (2008-2012) DVD NTSC, , 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Gregg Biermann

The Waters of Casablanca (2002) DVD NTSC, B/W, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Cameraless, Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

A single frame from the classic film Casablanca is transformed into six minutes of exploding and hyperactive animation. Although the process is entirely digital, it actually relates to the hand-made or cameraless tradition more than most computer animation.

DVD PAL Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD (Individual) or $60 (Institutional)

Josh Lewis

Pillager (2011) 16mm, b&w, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

Made towards the end of my tenure as a grunt worker in a film processing lab, at a time when I was spending most of my days slacking off down in the lab's sub basement playing with raw film stock and reversal chemicals. This was a fairly disgusting space with dirt floors and four-foot ceilings from which the leaking guts hung down from the operation above, but it was open, and I could stretch out full 100' foot rolls of film from end to end on the floor. From there, I could freely apply developers, bleaches and fixers in whatever ways I could think of, usually mashing in the dust, leaves, and garbage that was kicked up in the process. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $$500

Josh Lewis

Doubt #2 (2013) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

An ongoing series of investigations that attempt to penetrate film's enigmatic materiality in tandem with the vagaries of my own emotional and psychological states. Each installment consists of a single 100' roll of 16mm black and white film stock exposed with simple vertical lines that follow the natural trajectory of the film strip. Working under red light, the emulsion is then treated by hand with various chemical applications, giving the strip it its color, texture, and sense of movement. Although an idea of progress from roll to roll is not necessarily an objective, I do have sense that working and struggling with the material in this way will symbiotically further my understanding of what film is made of, and what I am made of. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $500.00

Josh Solondz

Prisoner's Cinema (2012) DigiBeta NTSC, b&w, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

"It has been widely reported that prisoners confined to dark cells often see brilliant light displays, which is sometimes called the "prisoner's cinema. [...] The brain contains many (perhaps an infinite number) of feedback loops. One of these involves a pathway between a part of the frontal lobe of the brain, which extends through the cingulate gyrus, caudate nucleus and down to the thalamus. This particular pathway is associated with the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is involved in many biological processes, including those of depression and sleep." -Salvatore Cullari.

I hand spliced this project until my computer crashed. It should induce alpha and delta states, the brain states of the hyper aware and the comatose. For my mother.

Winner of Special Jury Mention New Orleans Film Festival (2013)

Rental: $40
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $40

Josh Solondz

Burning Star (2011) DigiBeta NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

Dedicated to my father, who asked that I make a more colourful work. Made during my residency at the now defunct Experimental Television Center, "Burning Star" is a colourful implo/explosion of the twelve sided star. The title refers to Kenji Onishi's "A Burning Star." -Joshua Gen Solondz

Winner Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, U.S.A. (2013)

Rental: $30
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

The Decision (1981) DVD_PAL, Color , 33 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Cameraless, Films about Film, Found Footage, Personal diary journal , Structural

A woman, enclosed in the four walls of her home, struggles to find a balance between her fairy tale upbringing and the mundane reality of her everyday life.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Christoph Janetzko

AXE (2004) 35mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, ethnic/multicultural

"This film is a compilation made out of the discarded clippings of various other films... AXE (pronounced ASHAY) is a key word in the Yoruba language, spoken in West Africa (Nigeria) and means 'life force'. The film emulsion was altered through a series of biochemical processes and collage techniques in order to form a visual metaphor for the multifarious appearances and transformations present in African religious rituals. The stylistic devices of abstract expressionist painting seemed to me to be best suited to represent the phenomenon of the ritual frenzy. There are a number of parallels between childhood games and certain forms of religious ritual that the film attempts to illustrate through the use of montage. And although the beat of the African drum influenced the rhythm of the cut, I decided in the end to dispense with sound altogether so as not to influence the suggestive effect of the film." -CJ

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

99 Hooker

Selected Works (2001-2012) DVD_NTSC, color and b&w, min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: art & artists, biography & autobiography, body, cameraless, comedy, environment and nature, erotic, ethnic/multicultural, films about film, fond footage, hand processed, history, literature & theater, music, philosophical, queer, bi, trans, technology

Selected work for distribution by the Film-Makers' Cooperative. DVD includes:
-Blockbuster
-Messerschmidt
-Mad Plaid
-Static Ocean
-Re:Nude
-9/11 Hiroshima Advent Calendar
-Body Count
-Deep Fat Fried Grinder

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Josh Lewis

Chorus I, V, VIII (2015) 16MM, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film, hand-processed, spiritual/mystical, structural

TO THE ACCUSER WHO IS THE GOD OF THIS WORLD

Rental: $20

16mm Sale: $600

Jake Morton

'passersby' : Mart & Andy: Part 3 ((1962) 2010-2014) DVD, color, min

Keywords: cameraless, children & youth, comedy, dance, economics , environment & nature, erotic, family, found footage , hand-processed, history, landscape and architecture, literature & theater, music, psychology & mental health, queer / bi / trans , science & medicine , spiritual/mystical, technology

A commemoration of Mart Northover, lost friend/collaborator whose 1962 concept - a perpetuating album of stills of headshots of everyone - it follows, and Andy, whose 1962 cinema - fixed camera - it recalls.

Eva Kolcze

All That Is Solid (2014) Video file, b&w, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment & nature, films about film, landscape and architecture, structural

All That is Solid investigates Brutalist architecture through the surface of black and white celluloid.

The film features three locations: Robarts Library, The University of Toronto Scarborough campus (UTSC) and the Ross building at York University. Footage of the buildings has been degraded using a number of chemical and physical processes. The film explores the utopian visions that inspired the Brutalist movement and the material aesthetic connection between concrete and celluloid.

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $450

Lar Tusb

Mick Jagger's Asshole and Penis (1970) 35mm, b&w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, found footage

"I was just walking down the street (Mercer and West 3rd in New York, New York) when I saw this guy throwing films out the window. Lots of excellent footage I tell you! The part with the dying babies is un-effin-believable!" -LT

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Eduardo Darino

ANIMATION - EXPERIMENTAL (63-2015) DVD, color , 35.25 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, cameraless, hand processed

COCKTAIL DE RAYAS (lines cocktail). (1:21) 63-64
painted, stamped, scratched directly on 16mm film, in Uruguay 1963-64. Norman McLaren wrote enthusiastic letter encouraging and supporting Darino, and invited to visit to visit him at the National Film Board in Canada. Music: Charles Williams, courtesy of SODRE.

SOMBRAS Y LUCES. (Shadows and lights) (1:32) 64-65. , SOMBRAS SIN LUCES. (Shadows without lights) (1:06) 64-65, SOMBRAS CON LUCES. (Shadows with lights). 64-65.
Three animated shorts drawn and stamped directly on 16mm film. Music: Uruguayan tamborils played during "Llamadas" carnival parades. Also mentioned in Norman McLaren letters to Darino, very interested by the use of stamped images as well as flickering colors. Shadows without lights uses the same techniques, but working with black and white images only, china ink applied with sponges, burnt with a warm saline solution inspired in daguerreotype photography.

APEX (3:42) 64. (Reconstructed 2012-2015).
Apex is the first experimental animation in Cinemascope in Uruguay, with Adriana Lagomarsino. Since they had no Cinemascope camera, Darino and Rodolfo Musitelli, camera, shot on 35mm with high contrast film, that Darino distorted. Images solariez using multiple prints and effects obstained through moving glass and mirrors in front of the lens (no digital back in 64). The originals were destroyed with other ICUR (University, Montevideo) during the 70's dictatorship in Uruguay. Walter Dassori returned to Darino in NYork some tests and in 2010 a few loose shots were found. Since then Darino worked reconstructing the animation with the same techniques as the original. Oreson Welles comment was "Darino was surrealistic" and Peter Cowie, from Variety and International Film Guide that "Ed polarized images way before Andy Warhol." APEX world premiere was at San Francisco Cinemateque 2015 on a program by Angela Lopez Ruiz.

TANGO . (1:27) 72-73.
photo animated flip started at ICUR, Montevideo (Instituto de Cine Universidad de la Republica, director Dr. Rodolfo V. Taliche) completed in New York 73. Animation: Eduardo Darino

HELLO? (6:36) 75.
Animation by Eduardo Darino, through a 6500 xerox color copier. Experimental animation, colors generated through the copier, for the 100 years of the first conversation by phone by Mr. Graham Bell in 1876. (Dedicated to Jan Lenica).

CAROUSEL (4:0) KALEIDOSCOPE (2:18) 76
Two films animated by Eduardo Darino without a camera, directly from an office copier. He registered the system as COPYMOTION - films dedicated to his daughter Lucia when she was a child. Carousel music from the one at Central Park, Kaleidoscope music John Phillip Sousa (licensed through Valentino).

NEW YORK VIRTUAL TOUR (3:07) 2014
Darino's interactive tour to New York animated with a bicycle that generates code, the faster it is peddled art reaches higher resolution, even color. Short step-by-step explanation at the end. Part of the "Irreverent Realities" series.

GAVIOTAS - Seagulls (3:56) 2014-15
New York - Punta del Este. Drawn and stamped directly on film, by Eduardo Darino, dedicated to Norman McLaren who wrote several encouraging letters when he was 20 years old, and invited to visit him at the National Film Board in Canada. Inspired on seagulls Ed sees during his winter months in Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay.

TORRES GARCIA (drawings). (11:04) 2015 Eduardo Darino animated paintings by Joaquin Torres Garcia while at ICUR (Instituto de Cine Unisersidad de la Republica, Montevideo director Dr. Rodolfo V. Talice) and has animated drawings directly on 16mm in Punta del Este and New York 2014-2015. This is the first release of this combined work.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

Sheri Wills

Abound Box (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 4:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless

The second in a series of moving image pieces that function as impossible containers, Abound Box is a deluge, an onslaught, an outpouring. Of thought, feeling, forgotten memory. Sound adapted from recordings from the University of California, Santa Barbara Cylinder Audio Archive.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00 individual sale, institutional sale 100.00

M. M. Serra

Enduring Ornament (2015) DVD or Quicktime, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, erotic, hand-processed

Co-maker: Josh Lewis. Sourced from five 16mm filmstrips found outside of a closing adult bookstore on New York's former 42nd Street sex district. Making use of a salvaged contact printer and chemical alterations applied directly to the subsequent prints, these storied images transform into a primordial celebration of bodily spectacle. Threaded throughout the film is the exuberant compound word poetry of Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, giving voice to an immediate and transgressive consciousness

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Josh Lewis

Enduring Ornament (2015) DVD or Quicktime, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, erotic, hand-processed

Co-maker: M. M. Serra. Sourced from five 16mm filmstrips found outside of a closing adult bookstore on New York's former 42nd Street sex district. Making use of a salvaged contact printer and chemical alterations applied directly to the subsequent prints, these storied images transform into a primordial celebration of bodily spectacle. Threaded throughout the film is the exuberant compound word poetry of Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, giving voice to an immediate and transgressive consciousness.

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Maya Erdelyi

Pareidolia (2012) DVD NTSC, color, 7:30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, family, history, philosophical , spiritual/mystical

Pareidolia is an abstract narrative exploring the landscape/architecture of the body as a container of memories. Layers of stories, dreams and memory fragments are interconnected like muscle fibers. The film uses bleached and distressed film stock, cut-paper puppets, stop-motion sets, hand-drawn animation, and various hybrid techniques. Through a re-imagining of family stories and life events, the film attempts to connect my experiences witnessing public cremations in India to my Great Grandmother's miraculous survival of a mass killing by Hungarian Nazis along the banks of the Danube in 1944.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Jonathan Brainin

Gates (2010) color, 6.30 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, cameraless, history, music, technology

Abstract (documentary) video made from footage of 'The Gates' installation in Central Park, NYC 2005.

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Tau (2009) DVD, color, 4.06 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, technology

Abstract video made primarily with closeup shots of Tony Smith's Tau sculpture in South Orange, NJ.

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Three. Two (2010) color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, music, technology

Abstraction of a prior abstract video

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Abstract Mimesis: Zion (2006) DVD, color, 31 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, music, structural, technology

Abstract video created from one still image of a mountain wall at Zion National Park.

Rental: $30

Mary Billyou

CBS Eye (2010) 16mm , color, 4.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film, found footage , structural, technology

A color rayogram of the famous monocular logo, where registration is no where to be found. "The following film was pre-recorded."

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Robbie Land

Matters of Bioluminescence (2012) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, digital file, Color, 8 min. min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Environment _Nature, Landscape_Architecture, Science_Medicine

Matters of Bioluminescence is a personal documentation of the bioluminescent phenomena. I am utilizing various conventional and unconventional methods to explore and document these organzisms and provide a unique perspective to the glowing life forms. The film begins with a time-lapse of fireflies and various raw film stocks contained in a glass jar. The second portion of the film is the abstract result the bioluminescent insects create with the light sensitive film. The film then focuses on foxfire, the glowing mushrooms. Mushrooms are filmed in their environment using time-exposure cameras and therefore demonstrates the waxing and waning of the fungi's luminescence. The mushrooms are also placed directly onto various raw film stocks generating an animated illustration of foxfire as it burns its image into the film. I am currently working with dinoflagellates, which will be added to the film.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $65.00

Carolina Mandia

TWO (2017) 16mm, digital file, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, Cameraless, personal/diary/journal, psychology/mental health

TWO is Carolina Mandia's second film. The filmmaker experiments with the expression and transfer of anxiety onto film.

Rental: $35.00

Carolina Mandia

ONE (2017) super 8mm and digital, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, cameraless, found footage, hand-processed, Landscape_Architecture, personal/diary/journal, psychology/mental health

This is Carolina Mandia's first film. It's a city-scape documenting the commute from her home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to her job in Midtown Manhattan and back. Overwhelmed with anxiety from the fast paced environment she lives in, the filmmaker finds refuge in daydreaming.

Rental: $35.00

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