Peggy Ahwesh

Color of Love, The (1994) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage, Hand Processed

"The last word in ready-mades, Peggy Ahwesh's THE COLOR OF LOVE ... is a slightly slo-mo, optical reprint of an obviously ill-treated '70s porn movie in which the chemical rot that's already eaten away the edges of the image threaten to censor it entirely. ... An ur-text for Ahwesh's work, THE COLOR OF LOVE is an almost Rose Hobart for the '90s." -- Amy Taubin, The Village Voice

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Peggy Ahwesh

She Puppet (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Found Footage, Philosophical, Technology

An homage to and commentary on the female action adventure game Tomb Raider and its busty virtual superstar Laura Croft. I played the game on the my computer and simultaneously recorded the gameplay onto videotape. Then I treated the material as "found footage" and recut it in order to rethink the game and consider questions about women, virtual bodies, role-playing, identity issues and fandom. Ignoring the original drive of action, I make Lara explore the game environment at the edges of the programming world created for her. The limited inventory of Lara's gestures and the militaristic scenarios of the game are considered from a feminist perspective in analyzing the symbolic feminine and the popular culture that has sprung up around Lara Croft. Quotations are from three authors who philosophize the alien, the clone and the orphan: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, The Female Man by Joanna Russ and the jazz mystic Sun Ra.

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Dominic Angerame

Hit The Turnpike! (1983) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage

The ultimate rejection film. A compilation of many of the rejection notices and letters that I have received during my fifteen years of making films. Films that offer an intelligent glimpse of personal struggle and/ or foibles of their creators seem destined for a warm reception in any festival. In the world of independents, a short like HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the finest way to end a lengthy screening. For those unfortunate enough to have suffered the agony of rejection (as filmmakers) or decision, HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the kind of film that encourages you to leave disappointment behind. Angerame alternates extreme close-ups of his many rejection slips with pointed compilation. The found footage ending the film sums it up: the sight of a surfer being towed through flood-ravaged streets tells us that even when disaster strikes, there's fun to be had. -- Kevin Howe, Lamp The filmmaker has turned failure into success... if his last name is pronounced Anger-Aim he is well served by it. -- Gerry Goldberg, Lamp

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martin Arnold

piece touchee (1989) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Structural

An 18-second sequence originally from a fifties American "B" movie is reproduced frame by frame and altered as to its temporal and spatial progression. Given factors: her and him, the scenographic space and the time spent in that scenographic space.

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00

Martin Arnold

passage a l'acte (1993) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Found Footage, Structural

Given context: a Hollywood text from the early sixties; a family breakfast with husband, wife, son and daughter. Inscribed: a re-petition of what is diminished, set apart and alien; a symptom. Four people at the breakfast table, an American family, locked in the beat of the cutting table. The short, pulsating sequence at the family table shows, in its original state, a classic, deceptive harmony. Arnold deconstructs this scenario of normality by destroying its original continuity. It catches on the tinny sounds and bizarre body movements of the subjects, which, in reaction, become snagged on the continuity. The message, which lies deep under the surface of the family idyll, suppressed or lost, is exposed -- that message is war. "The first shock, the first flight, the fear at the beginning of the film: The son jumps up from the table and throws open the door, which sticks in an Arnoldian loop of hard, hammering rhythm. He is compelled to return to the table by a mechanically repeated paternal order, 'Sit down.' And at the end, when the two children spring up, finally released from their bondage, Arnold is again caught at the door; at the infernally hammering door, as if it were completely senseless to try to leave here -- this location of childhood and two-faced cinema." -- Stefan Grissemann

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

Martin Arnold

Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Music

In his new film Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy which together with piece touchee; and passage a l'acte, forms a sort of a trilogy of compulsive repetition, Arnold's campaign of deconstruction of Hollywood film codes finally turns to film music. The process links in with the other two films. The family scenes, which in the original last only seconds are not particularly notable, are surgically sectioned into single frames. Using repetition of these 'single cells' and a new rhythm -- a kind of cloning procedure -- Arnold then creates and inflated, monstrous doppleganger of the original cuts lasting many minutes. The hidden message of sex and violence is turned inside out to the point where it simply crackles. In Alone. ... the crossing of three harmless teenager films gives birth to an Oedipal drama in which not only mother love mutates to sheet lust. Since passage a l'acte, and contrary to other found-footage filmmakers who choose to remove their work into the realms of silent nostalgia, Arnold has re-worked the sound track along with the image. Because of this what one hears in Alone. ... is the eerie, rasping 'silence' of sound film, pregnant with suppressed tension. And exactly at the point where the illusion of full, living present is seemingly at its strongest -- in the screen presence of Judy Garland singing -- one senses the machine, and, implicitly, death, at work. -- Dirk Shaefer

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Paul Arthur

Theory of The Leisure Class (1985) 16mm, black and white, 8.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Found Footage, History

A contemporary golf course is paired with footage taken by the Edison Company in 1897 and buttressed with iconography from the spectrum of leisure class motivations. A montage of material around the idea of film as history.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Arthur

(Late) of The Primates Place (1986) 16mm, black and white, 73 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

An autobiographical travelogue that bridges a period of six plus years and two coats, enfolding a series of personal and national misfortunes which find only indirect representation. Splayed across the film's terrain are a collection of portraits, several postcards, unfinished film, films or parts of films made by others, demonstrations, detritus, notes and paratactic formations. Four parts fall roughly under the headings the east, the middle, the borders. There are times when it appears caught in a vise of separate, even antagonistic, histories: public and private, natural and man-made, internal and external, material and imagined. As I was putting it together there were moments when the sequence resembled a highway; not the famous grand unfinished turnpike but the more commonplace site of static objects and bodies in motion, compounded of routine dangers, boredom, anthropology, advertising and the edges of the forest. I tried to pay off many debts here. Doing so meant resorting to a degree of the self to which I trust I will not have to return anytime soon. Dedicated to memory of Jack Arthur.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Caroline Avery

Big Brother (1983) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A comic book/collage film. The images are taken from commercials (35mm and 16mm) and super-8. Sections of the frames were cut out and then placed into super-8 film frames which had been painted upon, a mouth here, a leg there. This film can also be read like a comic on the rewinds. The film was blown up to 16mm. Ironically my hope had been to keep the film in super-8 as a discourse on gauge chauvinism, one of the implications in the title.

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

Zoe Beloff

Trip to the Land of Knowledge, A (1995) 16mm, color, 65.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A young girl escapes from her drab black and white reality into Kodachrome fantasy only to find herself face to face with her worst fears. Juxtaposing documentary footage of my old high school in Scotland with found home movies and staged melodrama, the film describes what if feels like to be a trapped adolescent girl. Pressured by parents and teachers, she refuses to fulfil their expectations experiencing the scary awakening of sexuality as her body grows out of control.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

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

Alan Berliner

City Edition (1980) 16mm, black and white, 9.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, History

"The newspaper page ... you have very loud and noisy headlines ... you have a mosaic space made up of unconnected items from every part of the world at once ... the total discontinuity, the total lack of storyline in (telegraphed) news ... is as sophisticated as Picasso ...." -- Marshall McLuhan

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Alan Berliner

Myth in the Electronic Age (1981) 16mm, color, 13.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment_Nature, Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Philosophical, Spiritual Mystical

Themes of earth, air, fire and water amidst the rhythms and confused intense sensations of modern life. With commentary by Marshall McLuhan.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Alan Berliner

Natural History (1983) 16mm, color, 12.50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Found Footage, Landscape Architecture, Philosophical

From there to here ... from then to now. The soundtrack features 33 frogs, 22 birds, lion growls, bomb whistles, a heartbeat and the chromatic scale.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Alan Berliner

Everywhere at Once (1985) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Music

... is a musical montage, a synchronized symphony composed from an infinity of elements at hand: piano chords and cable cars, cocktail jazz and broken glass, looney toones and telephones, elephants and xylophones, violins and vultures, orchestra's and roller coasters... A journey in images at the speed of sound. These collages films are drawn from a vast personal library of sounds and images, steadfastly accumulated over many years. This randomly assembled over and over expanding pool of elements serves as the basis for a form of bricolage-- cultural artifacts and residues, odds and ends accumulated over time and transformed into works attempting to bridge a wide range of poetic horizons: the actual with the possible, pre-history with science fiction, magic with science fact, the medium with the message. Ultimately these film documents my need to put that order to my universe, a place burdened by my need to make the puzzle fit the pieces.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Alan Berliner

Family Album, The (1986) 16mm, black and white, 60.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children_Youth, Family, Found Footage, History, Personal_Diary_Journal

THE FAMILY ALBUM is a one-hour experimental documentary film utilizing a vast collection of rare 16mm home movies from the 1920's through the 1950's. These home movies are exciting, authentic documents of American folk history and culture, taken from the personal vantage point of the amateur photographic eye. Subjects span the entire spectrum of the traditional home movie idiom, including mixed racial, ethnic, economic, and geographic sources. The soundtrack for THE FAMILY ALBUM is composed of many oral history interviews, and a wide and electric variety of family audio recordings including birthday parties, weddings anniversaries, funerals, audio letters, music lessons... arguments in the kitchen. Structured from birth to death, THE FAMILY ALBUM is a collage film that weaves its elements into a composite lifetime, passing through the celebration and struggles from childhood to adulthood, from innocence to experience. It is a universal yet intimate portrait of American family life, not scripted, not rehearsed, not immune to conflicts and contradictions underlying family life and its rituals. ... exerts a cumulative a considerable behavioral fascination. -- J. Hoberman, Village Voice ... a moving and universal celebration, a family album that provokes a warm shock of recognition. --Howard Aaron, Northwest Film and Video Center ... the disjunction between soundtrack and image curiously heightens the reality and surreality of the home movie as a private dream. -- John Hanhardt, Whitney Museum of American Art. ... Most of not all of the adults in the films are surely dead by now, forgotten, often almost unknown, yet visible in a flickering facsimile of life, waving and speaking to us from beyond this life in a kind of anonymous immortality -- Ted Mahar, Oregonian, July 4, 1987

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

Alan Berliner

Nobody's Business (1996) 16mm, color & b/w, 60.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Family, Found Footage, Personal & Diary, Philosophical

Alan Berliner takes on his reclusive father as the reluctant subject of this poignant and graceful study of family history and memory. What emerges is a uniquely cinematic biography that finds both humor and pathos in the swirl of conflicts and affections that bind father and son. Ultimately this complex portrait is a meeting of the minds - where the past meets the present, where generations collide, and where the boundaries of family life are pushed, pulled, stretched, torn and surprisingly at times, also healed. Particularly in this age of low format video proliferation, Nobody's Business is notable for its masterful editing, stunning craft and exquisite filmmaking. Filmmaker Alan Berliner achieves a rare feat of inter-generational sleuthing as he weaves together aesthetically and emotionally rich interviews with his father and other family members, an extraordinary array of archival material, and live action sequences to create an inventive and touching essay on memory and family. Mining the hitherto untapped resources of long-distance relatives, some of whom were unknown to him prior to the making of the film, Berliner touches upon universal themes relating to families, regardless of cultural background. -- Rockefeller Foundation Catalogue "Alan Berliner illustrates the power of fine art to transform life." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES "A funny, poignant, and densely textured look at family and personality... a film of unusual charms and stylistic verve -- affecting and revealing." -- VARIETY "A storyteller of profound scope and an editor of eye-popping skill, Berliner ultimately coaxes a hugely entertaining story out of his relatives -- an Albert Brooks comedy with the gravity of personal history. " -- CITY PAGES The News and Arts Weekly of the Twin Cities A gift to the whole human family -- hilarious, tender, provocative, witty, touching, instructive and, as with all works of art, exhilarating." -- NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK "I know of no one working in personal films today who can do so well what Alan Berliner does: bring dramatically alive the intense agon and ambivalence and love within families. His dazzling technical mastery of the relation between sound and image is always kept in the service of deep psychological truths." -- Philip Lopate. FILM COMMENT "What leapfrogs Berliner's work to the head of the pack is a combination of passionate involvement, cool/detached intellect, thematic consistency that mirrors the universal in the personal... and a virtual inability to bore the viewer. A Berliner hour is like a New York minute -- a lot happens in a short amount of time, and it's over before you know it." -- Morrie Warshawski, CHICAGO JEWISH STAR

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

Ricardo Block

Persistence of Memory, The (1984) 16mm, color, 16.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Found Footage

This film surpasses all the autobiographic films I've seen in the past decade in its insight, humor, and visual richness. Block explodes, in poetic and ironic terms, the meaning and emotional contradictions of his past. He evokes, in the viewer the universal desire to examine one's own place in a particular family, place and time. -- Melinda Ward, executive producer, Alive from off center, for Public Television THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY is an autobiographical/collage film about a childhood lived within different cultures and languages. Born and raised in Mexico City of French/Jewish parents, the filmmaker uses found footage and excepts from home movies to construct a personal mythology. Hollywood stars, a Mexican president, family members, people riding the Mexico City subway and cartoon characters cohabit in this imaginary world.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jerry Bloedow

Baby Show (1968) 16mm, color, 7.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

An attempt to see what might be made of a home movie.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Louise Bourque

Self Portrait Post Mortem (2002) 35mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Found Footage

"Rossetti's Beatrice uses Stan Brakhage as interior decorator in this through-the-glass-darkly two-way mirror moving picture of death after death." -- Steve Ausbury, Cinematexas International Short Film Festival catalogue, 2002 An unearthed time capsule consisting of footage of the maker's youthful self -- an "exquisite corpse" with nature as collaborator. Bourque buried random out-takes from her first three films (all staged productions dealing with her family) in the backyard of her ancestral home (adjoining the grounds of a former cemetery) with the ambivalent intentions of both safe-keeping and unloading them (she was relocating). Upon examining the footage five years later she found that the material contained images of herself captured during the making of her first film. That discovery seemed handed over like a gift and prompted the making of this film, a metaphysical pas-de-deux in which decay undermines the image and in the process engenders a transmutation.

Rental: $30.00
35mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Song 23: 23rd Psalm Branch, Part 1 (1978) 16mm, color, 44.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

This work, created in Reg. 8mm. a decade ago, was in great danger ( as all the SONGS) of being lost forever due to deterioration of the original and all Lab Masters. Despite great expense, I've managed to enlarge the original (step-printed) into a 16mm master. I chose this film (above all other SONGS) FIRST because of the multiple splices and hand-painted sections of it endangered it the most AND because I fear the war- inclination of this society at this time once again. P. Adams Sitney writes (in Visionary Film): The furthest that Brakhage came in extending the language of 8mm cinema was his editing of the 23rd PSALM BRANCH... The phenomenal and painstaking craftsmanship of this film reflects the intensity of the obsession with which its theme grasped his mind. In 1966, out of confusion about the Vietnam was the American reaction to it, Brakhage began to meditate on the nature of war... The fruit of his studies and thought was the longest and most important of the SONGS... it is an apocalypse of imagination.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Gregg Biermann

Emergent Phenomena (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 2:11 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: films about film, found footage, music

A short sequence from Welles' Citizen Kane is put through its paces and analyzed anew through a series of global transformations.

Rental: $40

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00(individual) $60.00 DVD (institutional)

Gregg Biermann

Parting (2014) DVD NTSC, B&W, 8:30 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: films about film, found footage, music

The final scene from Casablanca is sliced in half, then quartered, then again, and again. Each slice of image slides gently away from the next over time, creating oddly cubist images out of the faces of Claude Rains, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00(individual) $60.00 DVD (institutional)

Emily Breer

Chicken (1981) 16mm, color & b/w, 6.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Self-explanatory film. Animation and live action. Homemade and found fragments tortured on an optical printer. The dog barks are fake. The chicken came first.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Breer

Fluke (1985) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A barrage of incidents are images connected, in sense, by nonsense. Fish leap on the heads of men riding camels in the desert./Ants crawling over planes flying upside down and in the water. A bear that can't get out of the frame by force of an optical printer. Animation, live, and found and filmed footage with similar soundtrack.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Louis Brigante

Assemblage (1979) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A group of eight collage films, using various clips from television commercials, educational documentaries and other sundry sources. (1) Birth; (2) Wake up; (3) Come Alive; (4) Video Breakup; (5) Sorry, Wrong Number; (6) Ways of a Witch; (7) Board Meeting; (8) Turn of the West -- A Western.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50

Noll Brinckmann

Father, The (1986) 16mm, color & b/w, 25.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Family, Found Footage

DER FATHER is a collage of authentic film footage from the thirties, shot by the film-maker's father (in black and white) and additional new footage (in color). The concept of the film is to make the viewer see the father's footage -- expressing his patriarchal and colonitistic point-of-view, his image of himself, his male fantasies, etc. -- through the daughter's eyes. It is thus a film about the problematical, libidinal as well as critical, relationship between daughter and father. Translation of the intertitles of DER FATHER: 1) DER FATER =THE FATHER. 2) It is a strange feeling to look at the footage my father shot more than fifty years ago. -- He died early, from the after effect of a tropical disease. 3) My father, Dr. Kurt Noll, was a doctor, a hunter, an adventurer, an amateur filmmaker and an amateur anthropologist. This combination of professions justifies his appropriation of large part of the world. He emigrated to China as a young man. By the beginning of the 1930's, he already owned a 16mm camera and a private hospital in Shanghai. He could thus afford to travel extensively through many countries: sometimes as a hunter or explorer like Sven Hedin, sometimes as a medical advisor to prominent Chinese patients.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Silvestre Byrón

Proyecto Experimental: 90 Minutos de Underground Argentino (1988) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 90 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Anthology of the most exemplary Filmoteca's experimental and documentary filma. Filmoteca archive footage: Campos Banados de Azul / Donde estara Vampirella? / Las chicas de Flores / Point Blank / 29 segundos de cine absoluto / Una telarana en las pupilas / En el mundo de la luz / Experimental Country: Argentina, Language: Spanish format: video

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Abigail Child

Below The New: A Russian Chronicle (1999) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal, Political / Social Activism

This video essay combines diary footage of St. Petersburg with archival material, accompanied by the voices of two young Russians who, through personal anecdote, describe the emotional, political, and economic transformations that have wrenched their society.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Abigail Child

Surface Noise (2000) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

Found footage exploring public and private space, organized formally as a sonata, centered around work and issues of class: the divisions between home and public, owners and workers, saturation and flow, structure and improvisation. I work in media, both film and video. I began as a documentarian and moved into more experimental work by the late 1970s out of a sense of the politics of poetic forms and an aesthetic prediliction toward invention. My films extend the avant-garde and montage traditions of Eisenstein and Vertov, as well as the surrealist traditions of Bunuel and Breton in an attempt to examine, critique and play with and within the social realities of our era. In addition to these stylists from early in the century, my influences include the postwar films of Bruce Conner, Stan Brakhage and the under-recognized Len Lye. These works support my commitment to wit, clarity and an investigation of the daily. I expand on these traditions by focusing on sound/image relationships, and by examining gender, the portrayal of women and desire.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Martha Colburn

Cholesterol (1996) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

"Using collage and found footage, Colburn creates noisy portraits of our most simultaneously dreadful and beautiful desires (cholesterol-ridden food, alcohol, smoking, and a bit of sex too) to create a world where every image is in constant flux, shifting from glorious, colorful stability to scratchy, flickering cacophony all in a matter of micro-seconds". (program notes by Jeff Lambert 98)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Evil of Dracula (1997) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism, Spiritual / Mystical

A Hypno-Physycho-Vampiric spazzm of fanged advertisements with money-hungry, blood-thirsty grins. This animated film in FANGTASTIC color is enough to cause a line-up at your local Blood Bank. Made with home-spun special effects of funnel-vision and hand-colored film. With a Blood Draining soundtrack by the legendary Lyrical Monster Song Master Jad Fair and musical madman Jason Willett. Originally super-8. "Like a punk-rock offspring from a glue-sniffing union of Carol Burnett and Bruce Conner, Colburn shows us, through found-footage and a camera that won't sit still the reality of our sick, seventies heritage ... filtering it through layers of color and grime to reveal the uneasiness that accompanies the freewheeling attitudes that make up our current cultural consciousness." -- Jeff Lambert

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

I Can't Keep Up (1997) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage

Come-hither pinup girls are sodomized by jittery lemurs in her 1997 film I Can't Keep Up; in What's On?, made the same year, a fist the size of Oprah Winfrey's head punches one side of the talk-show queen's noggin ("Any delight I can get out of fucking with the media, I'm happy about," Colburn deadpans); a detached foot's toes are mowed off by a lawn mower in 1998's A Toetally Solefull Feeture Pedsintation, which Colburn made with foot-fetish magazines she procured on The Block.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Skelehellavision (2002) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage, Philosophical

This is a film exploiting inventive techniques of animation in an attempt to realize the world that may await us after death. Using found pornography as part of the film and literally scratching skeletons over the footage frame-by-frame.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Luján Montes

Rostros / Faces (2017) digital file, super 8, b&w, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The face is a spatial structured organization that covers the head.

Rental: $35

Sharon Couzin

Deutschland Spiegel (1980) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

DEUTSCHLAND SPIEGEL is a film of light, shadow, air, stone, fences, soldiers, roads. And words. Footage from old German newsreels and parallel personal footage is edited and optically printed into counterpoint with images of a young boy. The loss of innocence is the boy's, the burden of understanding is ours. (Warning: contains proofs that things close in upon us without our noticing.)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Evocation (1969) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Found Footage

A tribute to overwhelming nature, this film is rich in both color and sound. A combination of original footage and images from children's books, text books, etc. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Creston

Video Journal II From Grandma's House To Bar Mitzvah (1972) VHS NTSC, black and white, 60 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Children & Youth, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

Video autobiography from age six to thirteen. Scenes and narrative shot on location, ending with a video transfer of the actual 16mm film footage of the artist's elaborate wartime Bar Mitzvah.

Rental: $100.00

Alexander Curtis

In The Wake (1992) 16mm, black and white, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Literature & Theater

The first sentence of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake is fused together with anonymous amateur film-material - "riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation bact to Howth Castle and Environs."--A. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Homecall (1971) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

Consisting basically of home movie footage of family, relatives, and myself during the mid-1940's I have included loops of certain sequences and actions that have attracted me. Invariably people find HOMECALL a very warm film; however, upon closer scrutiny quite another facet is visible. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lisa DiLillo

Works By Lisa DiLillo (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

Corrections and Clarifications (2000) 10:00 Corrections and Clarifications is based on text taken from the Corrections sections of the New York Times and Science Magazine from January through June of 2000. The errors cover such subjects as space, time, religion, identity and perception. There are also corrections of unknown facts and estimated data. The image sources are mixed. They range from original recorded images to appropriated imagery from the media and movies so as to mix fact and fiction. Corrections and Clarifications investigates the relativity of truth by questioning what we believe to understand about our world and the role that the media has in that understanding. Circumscriptions (2000) 7:00 Circumscriptions is a seven minute experimental video thatenlists the circle as a template and access point to probe the concepts of perception, image making, and collective memory. The circle sometimes is a metaphor for the viewfinder and at other times a tunnel-like vehicle transmitting ancient texts and icons. Some of the many images included are abstractions of zootropes, film loops, perceptual devices, and the interior of the body. The frenetic images contaminate each other in implosions and explosions of cells and universes where societal culture and biological culture are not distinct. The visuals are very closely edited with the sound collage/composition of Stevie Wishart. The sound reinforces and plays with the concepts of the persistence of vision and the fragmented image. We see flip books and then art history books and then eventually a Lascaux cave painting literally comes to life, calling to mind the photographic series of horses by Eadweard Muybridge. The Cock Fight (1998) 3:15 The Cock Fight engages the viewer in a hypnotic orgy of violence, color, and speed so as to call into question the suductive powers of spectacles that glorify excessive displays of masculinity and bravado, overemphasize the importance of victors and victory, and disregard the consequences of its violent constructs. FBI Warning (1996) 2:00 silent A set of unofficial FBI warnings, starting with the ubiquitous FBI copyright warning. Engorge, Gobble & Gulp (4:30) 1994 A humorous allegory told through a surprise narrator that critiques societal control over the female body both in the aesthetic realm and the sexual realm. The narrator encourages women to participate in self exploration and guilt-free indulgence.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia I (1981) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Found Footage

"It hurt my eyes, there was too much TV in it." - Stan Brakhage "Television is vulgar, a vulgarity thrown in the face of, against the fact of, serious art .... [Y]et vulgarity is impossible without its opposite; vulgarity implies good manners, propriety, a kind of aesthetic seriousness of measure .... The fact of television and the fact of its conquering our environment cannot be used any longer by the well-mannered Modernist as a manifestation of mere vulgarity .... If the artist must continually fight to paint or give form to what he sees then Manet's fight to have the cafes as a serious subject for painting is inherited today as the fight for the acknowledgement that television is what the artist sees." -- Gary Doberman, "The Uses of Vulgarity in the Aporian Context" "When you said you were working with televison, I knew you were on to something because television is forbidden territory." -- Fred Worden

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Eileen (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Found Footage

Eileen is a home movie of Eileen Myles in her legendary 3rd St. apartment, with her pit bull Rosie. I based the tape's style on some Beat home movies I saw a couple years ago, thinking how much Eileen's work is influenced by them and by the New York School of poets, specifically Frank O'Hara, whose work Eileen's reminds me of. She's reading from her novel entitled "Cool for You."

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Daniel Eisenberg

Displaced Person (1981) 16mm, black and white, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Music

DISPLACED PERSON works with a carefully chosen set of particular elements in order to explore the larger questions within the historical field. Stately and sinuous passages from a Beethoven string quartet create a complex argumentation around images and text. This music, both sympathetic and distanced, establishes rhythm and breadth in relation to a radio interview with Claude Levi-Strauss, and archival footage obtained from rephotographing Marcel Ophul's The Sorrow and the Pity. These elements wheel through many revolutions of repetitions and combinations, forming multiple perspectives. Through recontextualization, meaning blossoms rationally and incongruously like the alleged blossoming of flowers that took place in the dead of winter in wartime Germany, brought on by the intense temperatures of exploding shells. DISPLACED PERSON is a tether that entwines and unravels; by necessity and the nature of its subject it is inconclusive.

Rental: $30.00
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Mary Filippo

Peace O' Mind (1983) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal, Political / Social Activism

I made this film from some of my own footage and from optically printed sections of educational films from the 1950s. The film is about personal and political isolation, trying to stay "safe at home," but being entrapped there.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mary Filippo

Who Do You Think You Are (1987) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

In WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE I talk about wanting to be a hero and show myself passive and inactive. I've used cigarette smoking and the "heroes" presented in cigarette commercials to suggest that advertising has transformed my desire to act heroically into cigarette consumption. That this particular consumption is self destructive and addictive is important since I want to suggest a link between self destructive behavior and my inability to "be a hero." The film is a collage of my own footage, "found" cigarette commercials and images filmed from television.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ron Finne

People Near Here (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Do something for the camera!" In the late twenties, 16mm home movie cameras became available and the well-off used them through the 1930s. Then the 8mm camera increased participation in the very events it recorded, drawing out the facts of who we are or play at being. In this film, Americans -- across stages of life, across decades, in backyards, at a graduation picnic, on a beach and in other ordinary places -- reveal silly, happy, intense and sad things about themselves, mostly with exuberance and dignity. The film is arranged without internal editing of the found sequences.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Morgan Fisher

Standard Gauge (1984) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage

"One long piece of 16, many short pieces of 35; found footage, not vivified by projection but presented as a succession of objects; partly an autobiography, partly a history of a technological artifact and the institution of which it is the foundation, the commercial motion picture industry." --M. F.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

Found Film Flashes (1973) DVD_NTSC, black and white, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage

A collage of recurring speech fragments, which provide a patchy voice-over "commentary" which skids across a sampling of found film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Works and Days (1969) 16mm, black and white, 12.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

N.B. All proceeds from the rental of this film will go to support publication of the film-makers' coop catalogue. I bought this film in a Canal Street junk shop for $1.00 and found myself in complete agreement with it. The ostensible pretext is the humane and practical discipline of making a vegetable garden (hence the title, borrowed from Hesiod). The gardeners are masters of their art, so that their work blossoms into overarching metaphor. I have attached my logo to the film, not to claim it as a ready-made, but in the spirit of Chinese connoisseurs who affixed their vermilion seals to paintings as a mark of admiration.

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00

Jane Gang

Pink Pony Film Nites Compilation I curated by Jane Gang (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Jane Gang left London and the thriving London Underground Film scene in 1996. On 30th September 1996 she presented the first Pink Pony Film Nite @ the back of the Pink Pony Cafe on Ludlow, LES, NYC. This was the first regular spot to hit NYC since the Cinema of Transgression days back in the early 80's. The twice monthly then monthly film & video nites spawned the present generation of film nites that are now playing out of small venues around the city and Williamsburg. 1. Seven Days Till Sunday   by Reynold Reynolds/Patrick Jolley (1997, 10 min., Shot on Super-8) "Seems like the perfect way to reach that final high while letting yourself go" 2. Jaunt by Andrew Rotting (1995, 6 min., Shot on 16mm) "Boats, water and boating types. A slice of British eccentricity @ its best" 3. The Empty Film by Paul Tarrago (2000, 4 min., Shot on Super-8) "Cutting edge filmmaking in sync" 4. Inside Out by Jane Gang (1995, 9 min., Shot on Super-8) "They're cutting the grass outside and my hair's getting shorter" 5. Rape of the Arthuropods by Arthur Lager (1997, 3 min., Shot on Super-8) "Some violent sex in the underwater world" 6. Sugar by Lisa Barnstone (2001, 7 min., Shot on Super-8) "Super cool, hot babe, Victoria Jealouse snowboarding Barnstone style" 7. Heavy Metal Parking Lot   by John Heyn/Jeff Krulin (1986, 16 min., Shot on Video) "Cult Classic, a frozen moment"

Rental: $35.00 sale price: 50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $35.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $50.00

Peter Gessner

Time of the Locust (1966) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

A film about the war in Vietnam, compiled from American newsfilm sources, Vietnamese cameramen and suppressed Japanese television footage. Music by Morton Feldman. voices of Lyndon Johnson, General Khy, army field commanders are juxtaposed to the reality of the war. --P. G.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Anna Geyer

Arapadaptor (I Feel So) (1999) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Hand-processed

Arapadaptor (I Feel So) is an abstract film of mostly found sound and cameraless images. Most of the source material was unwittingly supplied by a Chinese herbalist. To produce ARAPADAPTOR I applied my flashlight and laser, ala Man Ray, to the caterpillars, cicadas and seeds of the herbal packages, and this was only the beginning. Much of the original footage was further manipulated - painted, tinted and/or bleached. Finally, the images were rephotographed, slowed, through the use of an optical printer.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Myrel Glick

Sentiment (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

SENTIMENT was made as an homage to my mother who died in 1964. It is composed of footage of myself and my mother recorded between 1950-52. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Hearts, Chains And Flowers (1995) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage

Filmed from a choreographed eternal B and D triangle, old found erotic footage, optically printed and rear screen rephotograhped with a Matte Box, and hand painted. According to Stekel, in all of us is the will to power and the will to power and the will to submission; every pleasure is close to pain, and in all love there is some hate. To be able to stretch our boundaries and explore our shadow side, here with a bit of black humor, this is part of our new freedoms.--S. G.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Abbie Herrick

Fifty Years: An Album (1975) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

Have you ever wanted to look through old albums and diaries to see how people were years ago? Old films, snapshots, and animation with diaries as commentary, show three generations of a family (1915-1965) and the world around them from Wold Wars to World's Fairs, Vietnam and the assassination of JFK. --A. H.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Philip Hoffman

?O,Zoo! (The Making of a Fiction Film) (1986) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Philosophical

"Philip Hoffman's ?O,ZOO! (THE MAKING OF A FICTION FILM) uses a diary format to skirt along the edge of someone else's filmed narrative (Peter Greenaway's A Zed & Two Noughts), and to trace the anatomy of pure image-making. 'Pure' is both the right and the wrong word: Hoffman is a man addicted to the hermetic thisness of filmed images, and plagued by the suspicion that these images, far from being pure, are really scabs torn away from the sores of the world. Found footage shot by his grandfather (a newsreel cameraman) is the starting point for Hoffman's meditations on the illusion of visual purity, and on the distance between the 'neutral' image and the value-laden narrative that it can be made to serve. It is a moral distance, one that this filmmaker surveys with a wary fascination." -- Robert Everett-Green "... Hoffman rewrites the Canadian documentary tradition into a family memory and romance." -- Blaine Allan

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Christoph Janetzko

S1 (1985) 16mm, color, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage

"Composed of film footage dating from the early years of this century to the present, S1 refers to much of the history of the cinema. Shots from fictional films and documentaries are organized in a collage-like fashion around the central image of an enlarged sprocket hole. The physical aspects of light and movement, and the plastic nature of the film itself, become the central elements of the work. The pictorial qualities of the footage take on different meanings in this new context, and the relationship of images around and within the sprocket-frame provokes a new association of ideas and possible connections. Produced on a specially conceived and constructed optical printer, this film incorporates usually invisible elements, creating new meanings for common images. In this manner, Janetzko creats a new filmic event."--Parabola Arts Foundation.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Howard S. Kaplan

Thanks a Lot (1964) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, history, political / social activism

The endless, never-to-be-broken cycle of birth, childhood, manhood, and the ever present awaiting Army. The film does not offer any solutions, it does not even pose a problem. It does, make us aware. --H. S. K. [First prize, Venice Film Festival, 1964, Experimental Documentary Section. Honorable Mention, Flaherty Film Awards, 1964, Participant at the International Film Festivals of Edinburgh, Mannheim and Brussels.]

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Kerry Laitala

Stag Party Movie (1991) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage

Rephotographed imagery for the voyeur.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Standish Lawder

Dangling Participle (1970) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Found Footage

Organ Music by Bruce Lieberman. Made entirely from old classroom instructional films, DANGLING PARTICIPLE offers a wealth of practical advice on contemporary sexual hang-ups and where they come from. "The funniest underground film I've ever seen." -- Sheldon Renan "Dynamite!" -- Gene Stavis Award: Honorable Mention, Bellevue Film Festival

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Standish Lawder

Raindance (1972) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

RAINDANCE plays directly on the mind through programmatic stimulation of the central nervous system. Individual frames of the film are imprinted on the retina of the eye in a rhythm, sequence, and intensity that corresponds to Alpha-Wave frequencies of the brain. RAINDANCE becomes an experience of meditative liberation beyond the threshold of visual comprehension. Vision turns inward. The film directs our mental processes, controlling how we think as well as what we see. Images fuse with their afterimages, colors arise from retinal release of exhausted nerve endings, forms dance across short-circuited synapses of the mind. RAINDANCE was made entirely from a scrap of found footage taken from an old animated cartoon representing a sheet of falling rain. The cartoon was called, "The History of Cinema."

Rental: $64.00
16mm Rental: $64.00

Mike Leggett

Shepherd's Bush (1971) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Structural

Taking a re-found image of a patchwork of black and white confusion and working on it using the Debrie Pinter neutral densities and aperture band the resultant image is re-related into the environment of the cinema. --M. L. "... concerned with post-camera structuring. Again the range is wide, including systematic procedure in printing as in SHEPHERD'S BUSH... the system is not a 'content' to be 'discovered'... a loop of film shot from a fast moving camera, presumably close to the ground, is repeatedly printed, each time with a change in exposure, so that its visual quality alters in imperceptible stages from totally black to totally white, while the sound track, also a continously repeated pattern, gets lower and lower in pitch. The systematic or structural aspect of this film is again partly directed towards the appreciation of duration through attention to minimal developments in the image." --Malcolm LeGrice, Abstract Film and Beyond

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Castle One (The Light Bulb Film) (1966) 16mm, black and white, 17.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

The most evident feature of this movie is that it is projected alongside a bare flashing lightbulb which has itself been filmed and appears within the movie. The major portion of the film, however, is composed of second-hand images which are largely drawn from T. V. documentary of an unspectacular kind, but which thematically are concerned with the 'surface' of the industrial institution and political world. The sound is a 'scramble' of the various commantaries, music and dialogue of the collaged film which gradually becomes identified with their respective images during the course of the film. The awareness of the audience is returned to their actual situation (viewing a film) by reference to the bulb and the perceptual problems which its flashing creates. --M. L. G.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Berlin Horse (1970) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

BERLIN HORSE is a synthesis of a number of works which explore the transformation of the image by re-filming from the screen and by complex printing techniques. There are two original sequences: a piece of early newsreel and a section of 8mm film shot in Berlin -- a village in North Germany. The 8mm material is refilmed in various ways from the screen onto 16mm and that in turn used for permutative superimposition and color treatment in the printer. The music is composed for the film by Brian Eno and like elements of the image, explores off-setting loops with each other so that their phases shift. --M. L. G.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Charles I. Levine

Sound of Chartreuse, The (1967) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Spiritual / Mystical

Surrealist dream incorporating a sequence from a 1929 Paramount musical.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Big Stick, The (1973) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

"THE BIG STICK/AN OLD REEL ... intercut[s] two Charlie Chaplin shorts centering on policemen with newsreel footage of police crowd control and street fighting. Levine questioned the social implications of media, not only by making temporal, aesthetic and contextual comparisons of his sources, but by presenting this discomforting ragout in a film gauge whose cost, availability and mobility make simply working it an intrinsically political gesture. Levine also understood how to use very fast cutting in old-style 8mm, a difficult task in that the splice is in the middle of the frame. A cut is therefore void of illusion, and in fact threatens to obliterate a weak image .... "... Levine's adroit use of graphic action from the newsreels and close-ups from the shorts changed the rapid cuts from awkward stumbles to almost profound superimpositions." -- James Irwin, Artweek

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Lana Lin

I Begin to Know You (1992) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

Weaves together ready-made images of women at work and in the domestic arena as an examination of women's power and place in the world.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lana Lin

Sphere: Circle: Round (1992) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Structural

A bouncing ball, a balloon-tagged bomb, and bubbles delicately bursting beneath a microscope are a few of the images that collide in this playful structuralist collage gathered from an array of found footage.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lana Lin

Through the Door (1992) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Structural

A mock travel film composed of archival footage that comments on narrative conventions. A woman is heard, but not seen, during the film's journey. Visual and aural narratives unfold independently, reinforcing and countering each other.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Janis Crystal Lipzin

Other Reckless Things (1984) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Political / Social Activism, Science & Medicine, Technology

A response to a newspaper account of a self-inflicted Caesarian section. "... a daring yet subtle reflection on the anomalies of birth and self-mutilation." -- Kate Regan, San Francisco Chronicle "The film alternates medical footage ... with clips of the news report - bringing into question issues of invasion of privacy, voyeurism, control over one's body and the use of technology in situations that may not require it. Zweig's text ... is as chilling as the images ...." -- Will Torphy, Artweek "... extraordinary and disturbing ...." -- Larry Kardish, Museum of Modern Art, NY "Like Goya ... overpowering imagery floods the viewer ... a break-through for social and poetic filmmaking ... [and] a courageous advancement in the history of cinema." -- Joyce Wieland Awards: SF Art Institute Film Festival, 1985; Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1985. Exhibition: Museum of Modern Art, NY; Kunstmuseum, Bern; New Music America, 1986. Note: May be presented with live soundtrack performance by arrangement.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Lana Lin with H. Lan Thao Lam

Unidentified Vietnam No. 18 (2007) 16mm, Color & BW, 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural, Films About Film, Found Footage, History, Queer

Unidentified Vietnam No. 18 is a successor to the seventeen films in the Library of Congress South Vietnam Embassy Collection labeled only Unidentified Vietnam, # 1-17. Initiated by these 1960s propaganda films, the project calls into question the policies and politics of nation building. -Lin + Lam http://linpluslam.com/index/Unidentified_Vietnam_No._18.html

16mm Rental: $120.00

Heather McAdams

Mr. Glenn W. Turner (1990) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

This film is made out of found footage and stuff that I shot. It starts out like a real documentary and gets increasingly more absurd. Probably good to watch if you're on mushrooms.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dylan McNeil

NY: The Lost Civilization (1998) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Found Footage

A deliberate, comic misreading of everyday life in New York by imaginary anthropologists of the future, using an extravaganza of found footage and juxtaposition to create the story.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Bill Morrison

Film of Her, The (1996) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, Found Footage

"...Morrison's THE FILM OF HER is based on the story of a Library on Congress clerk who saved a vaultful of paper reels, documenting the earliest days of cinema, from the incinerator. A gorgeous tribute to the art form's origins, this 12-minute short is anchored by the memory of this man, who has fixed in his mind since boyhood the image of a woman he saw in an early porn film. 'The Film of Her' is what drives the clerk to save the films, this collective memory, and it also serves as the focal point for Morrison's thoughts on personal experience and the happenstance of history. Drawing comparisons between the primordial ooze and the elemental flicker of a light projector, or between Lumiere babes, magic a la Melies, and the gears of industry, Morrison reminds us that even the most brilliant and brave creations begin as cherished ideas nurtured in dedicated imaginations and subjected to the whims of chance." - Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Ephraim Asili

Movie Tote (2007) Color and bw, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: comedy , ethnic/multicultural , found footage , political/social activism

Constructed entirely from clips gleaned from the digitized contents of the Prelinger Archives, Movie Tote explores the history of race and class in the United States. The first film ever finished!

Rental: $50
DVD NTSC Rental: $50. Blu Ray 75

Laura Parnes

Wrong Place, Wrong Time (1998) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

"Wrong Place, Wrong Time" uses appropriated images from the "reality television" genre to examine the seductiveness of the spectacle of tragedy. This video exists in an area where the division between reality and image are simultaneous. the images are of real explosions, disasters, deaths and assaults, from the nightly news, "Cops", "Real TV", tabloid television and talk shows. At times the subjects appear illuminated through an overlapping of imagery, the distortion through low resolution creates a pixilated, almost ecstatic quality. Point of view shots draw the viewer in further into the endorphen rush. These mesmerizing images slowly reveal their tragic consequences while reminding the viewer of their own mortality.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Dana Plays

Zero Hour (1992) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

The transgression and confrontation is re-enacted in this brilliant fugue-like film by Dana Plays constructed of found footage, and concerning both American involvement in oversees conflict and the resultant unseen plight of the child refugee. Subverting state-sponsored informational films on such issues as war bonds and highway safety, Plays transforms these agit-prop rhetorics into a celluloid mirror of transgression as a larger cultural pathology. In Zero Hour, the results - the products of war return to the initial cite of production: an assumed audience of Americans, middle-class citizens of an ideal suburban dream who have somehow foregone the immediate experiences and repercussion of mass destruction and displacement. The gaze rests on us. We are the sugar-stated, hyper and unaware violator, an audience whose relationship to world events is nowhere more homogeneous than in or communal incubation and guilt.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Dana Plays

Nuclear Family (2001) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Psychology & Mental Health

"A haunting, emotional exploration of human isolation drawn from observational films - scientific films, documentation of animal-behavior experiments, and early preschool footage." -- Kath Geritz, Pacific Film Achive.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Richard Preston

Ecstacy () 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Animation created from the advertising blocks on the Machaty flick starring Hedy Lamarr." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Preston

Paperdolls () 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

"An experiment with the hand-held photograph and a little animation, using stills by Jack Smith and from girlie magazines. Based on the Thomas Dekker stanza: 'Beauty is but a flower/which wrinkles will devour/ death fall from the air/ dust hath closed Helen's eye/ I am sick, I must die/ Lord have mercy on us." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jurgen Reble

The Golden Gate (Das Goldene Tor) (1992) 16mm, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Weaves together fragments of nature films about insects and reptiles, images from space programs, and astronomy with filmmaker's own footage of human activity from his immediate environment. "The Golden Gate," a term that dates back to pre-Christian mythology, describes the spiritualization and renewal of divine fire by passing through the winter solstice.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Sharon Sandusky

Passing Influence (1986) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

... is a document about the spontaneous combustion of a pathological world view. When a belief system dies, sometimes it helps to have a funeral. This film explores society's representation and conceptualization of women through home movies, personal reminiscences, staged scenes, found footage and voice. Sach's personal memories recall the sense of her body being divided, whether into sexual and functional territories, or "the body of the body" and "the body of the mind." -- Kathy Geritz, Pacific Film Archives

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

M. M. Serra

Just For You Girls (1998) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A period-style advertisement recontextualized from a feminist perspective.

Rental: $20.00

Alan Sondheim

Dirty Film (1990) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

This is a film created from a number of found, undeveloped home movies; additional material concerned directly with sexuality and pornography was added. The whole, fading, becomes simultaneously text and subtext. This was a unique opportunity to rework unseen material, to colonize it.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Stecker

America, Home of the Free, Land of the Brave () 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"this film uses news footage with television commercials in order to place Governor Lester Maddox in his proper perspective in present day USA.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Stecker

Movie by Stecker () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Flashes from rv commercials are used with Onward

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chick Strand

Angel Blue Sweet Wings (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

An experimental film poem in celebration of life and visions. Techniques include live action, animation, montage and found images. Exhibition: New York Film Festival; Arles, France Film Festival; Canadian Women's Film Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Chick Strand

Waterfall (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A film poem using found film and stock footage altered by printing, home development and solarization. It is a film using visual relationships to invoke a feeling of flow and movement. Japanese Koto music. Exhibition: Smithsonian Institute; Women in Film, SUNY Buffalo; American Film Institute.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Chick Strand

Cartoon le Mousse (1979) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Chick Strand is a prolific and prodigiously gifted film artist who seems to break new ground with each new work. Her recent "found footage" works such as CARTOON LE MOUSSE, are extraordinarily beautiful, moving, visionary pieces that push this genre into previously unexplored territory. If poetry is the art of making evocative connections between otherwise dissimilar phenomena, then Chick Strand is a great poet, for these films transcend their material to create a surreal and sublime universe beyond reason." -- Gene Youngblood

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Mark Street

Winterwheat (1989) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

WINTERWHEAT was made by bleaching, scratching and painting directly on the emulsion of an educational film about the farming cycle. I wanted to manipulate the found footage to create lulling, hypnotic visuals while also suggesting an apocalyptic narrative. Though the images can be viewed purely for their graphic idiosyncrasy, a quiet but persistent theme of destruction winds its way through the film. "Street plays the images in a variety of ways, stating, varying and altering his theme with a symphonic sense of invention." -- Calvin Ahlgren, San Francisco Chronicle Awards: SF Int'l Film Festival, 1990 Exhibition: SF Cinematheque, 1989; Denver Int'l Film Festival, 1989; Film Arts Foundation, 1989; US Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 1990.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mark Street

Blue Movie (1994) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Found Footage

A smattering of repeated performances culled from old porno films and hand-painted. A man bends over a body, but what we really notice is the wall behind him. A woman stares back at the viewer with annoyance. On the soundtrack Anaïs Nin declares: "but while I'm doing this I feel I'm not living."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

Meet Me Jesus (1966) 16mm, color, 13.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Hand-processed

The theme is apparently the birth and growth of civilization, its ultimate destruction and rebirth; however, MEET ME, JESUS is actually about loss: the loss of innocence, dignity and hope. The film's final irony is our usual compensation: "If these wings should fail me Lord, meet me with another pair." MEET ME, JESUS is a compilation film using found footage as well as original material and hand painting on film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Newsreel of Dreams No. 2 () 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"A video/graphic collage of old newsreel footage synthesized with color and superimpositions to produce vision of history as dream-events that look like history but disappear inside each other. Each film is part of an endless series of newsreels of dreams to include any found fil and present newsreel footage.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Wheeeeels No. 1 (1958) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage

A companion piece to Wheeeels No. 2, exploring more of the highways and by-ways of "American on Wheels" with the filmmaker's gentle surgery on the American pop-consciousness very much in evidence.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Auguste Varkalis

Meditation N. O. (2000) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Scratch and painting on film, mostly on found footage. Very light and fast, kind of Zen of cinema.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Wallin

Decodings (1988) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Michael Wallin's DECODINGS is a profoundly moving, allegorical search for identity from the documents of collective memory, in this case, found footage from the '40s and '50s. ... The search for self ends in aching poignancy with stills of a boy and his mother at the kitchen table, catching the moment that marks the dawning of anguish and loss; desire becomes imprinted on that which was long ago." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice "DECODINGS is a magical, seamless work that manages to beguile even as it probes areas tender to the touch. Its tale is beautifully told ...." -- Patrick Hoctel, SF Weekly "Explodes with Bunuel's sensuousness and a Hitchcockian narrative irony ...." -- Doug Sadownick, LA Weekly "Wallin's achievement in DECODINGS is to create a powerfully inventive work that conveys with dramatic intensity strong feelings of remembrance and loss from images that have been extracted from the culture. ... Wallin has succeeded in creating from various film sources a work that emphasizes the fragility and ultimate vulnerability of human expression and relationships." -- John G. Hanhardt, Whitney Biennial catalogue, 1989

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Greg Yaskot

One Man Show (1981) 16mm, Super8, color & b/w, 76 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, enviorment nature, erotic, Found Footage, Architecture, diary_journal

A one man show of nine films from Greg Yaskot. Eight films on super 8, one on 16mm. About his films, Barbara Frost writes, "Greg's gift for percieving and recording the everyday event, even in unfamiliar surroundings, brings forth fresh and sensitive images, without stereotype. Films included are: Portrait of Uncle John, Fishing (1980), Space Diary (1971-1981), Parker Mill (1978), Snowstorm (1977), A Year in Connecticut (1977), Perry Street Scenes (1977), July (1973), Cows (1972), and Cows No.4 (1971)

Rental: $130.00
16mm Rental: $130.00
Super8 Rental: $130.00

Greg Yaskot

Space Diary (1981) Super8, color & b/w, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Science

"A personal history of later manned space flights, when the launch of a Saturn rocket was the best show on tv, and astronauts roamed the surface of the moon with regularity...The 60's and 70's hero, the astronaut, is shown in all his glory as are the politicians, commentators (Cronkite and gang) and the mastermind Werner Von Braun... [I] was always amazed and delighted by the new explorations and films from the moon, although now these seems like relics from the past in light of the more recent explorations of Mars, Jupiter, and especially Saturn.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Greg Yaskot

July 1973 TV Images (1973) super8, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Technology

A cascade of color images, abstracted in real time. "Your television footage seems interesting, I want to see that soon. I've always wanted to use the tv as a source of imagery, but as you know, it's not part of my life, owning a TV that is" - John DaSilva in a letter, 7/11/73

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Karel Doing

Energy Energy (1999) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Found-footage film, compiled from industrial, instructional and promotional films from the first half of the twentieth century, presenting progressive thought and technological development. But did everything really go so well?

16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Meet Me in Wichita (2007) DVD NTSC, miniDV_NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political

This work throws Osama Bin Laden into the fairytale Land of Oz. A combination of watercolors, collage and paint on glass animation, this film is a play between fact, fiction, politics , fantasy, terror and morality.

DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $45.00

Martha Colburn

Don't Kill the Weather Man! (2007) DVD NTSC, miniDV NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political

-based on 'The Pilgrimage of the Soul' by Guillaume De Digulleville 1437- in the collection of the Rosenbach Museum and Archive in Philidelphia, PA. A commissioned project by the museum. "'The Pilgrimage of the Soul' is a French medieval illuminated manuscript; a moralizing Christian romance, one in which death is always looming. I selected various characters and narratives from the manuscript and cut them into a modern landscape of enviornmental catastrophe. I thought of how the moralizing in the manuscript mirrors our contemporary culture. The manuscript is always deferring to a future life to come, as does the current push for enviornmental awareness. I took all of these ideas and mixed them into my own narrative. I created the film collage, imagining how the manuscript writers may have created an animation, applying the rules of Medieval Art to my animated technique. - M.C.

DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $45.00

Martha Colburn

Wrong Time Capsule (2006) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: found footage, political

Colburn uses her signature cutout-and-paste animation style. Pennsylvania-born, Amsterdam/New York based Colburn plays with images of money and liknesses of members of indie-rock band Deerhoof to bring this song to life.

DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Bradley Eros

Burn (Or, the Second Law of Thermodynamics) (2004) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic, found footage

Originally super-8mm in a 16mm projector, found footage hand manipulated in the gate, the work derived from 'intentional accidents' developed from a Robert Beck Memorial Cinema program called "Mistakes (everything you can do wrong)." It uses a short strip of super-8 footage of 1970s bondage porn pulled through the projector gate and burned frame-by-frame, in a live performance.

DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

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

Craig Baldwin

Tribulation 99 (1991) color & b/w, 97 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Science & Medicine

Upon its release in 1991, TRIBULATION 99 became an instant counter-culture classic. Baldwin's "pseudo-pseudo-documentary" presents a factual chronicle of US intervention in Latin America in the form of the ultimate far-right conspiracy theory, combining covert action, environmental catastrophe, space aliens, cattle mutilations, killer bees, religious prophecy, doomsday diatribes, and just about every other crackpot theory broadcast through the dentures of the modern paranoiac.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Craig Baldwin

Sonic Outlaws (1995) color & b/w, 87 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Music

Within days after the release of Negativland's clever parody of U2 and Casey Kasem, recording industry giant Island Records descended upon the band with a battery of lawyers intent on erasing the piece from the history of rock music. Craig "Tribulation 99" Baldwin follows this and other intellectual property controversies across the contemporary arts scene. Playful and ironic, his cut-and-paste collage-essay surveys the prospects for an "electronic folk culture" in the midst of an increasingly commodified corporate media landscape.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Craig Baldwin

Spectres of the Spectrum (2000) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Science & Medicine

The director of TRIBULATION 99 and SONIC OUTLAWS, returns with his grandest work to date! SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM plunders Baldwin's treasure trove of early television shows, industrial and educational films, Hollywood movies, advertisements and cartoons, combining these with live-action footage, no-budget special effects, and relentless narration to generate a wholly original paranoid science-fiction epic.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

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

Astria Suparak

Some Kind of Loving (Joanie 4 Jackie, 2000) VHS NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Children & Youth, Erotic, Family, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

Curated by Astria Suparak for the independent distribution system and feminist art project Joanie 4 Jackie, as the third and final Co-Star Tape. Some Kind of Loving explores sexuality from its formulation in childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood, referencing psychoanalytic theory as easily as pop culture. Or: Performance (anxiety), awkwardness, and ambivalence. No Place Like Home #1+#2 (Video. 5:00+6:00, Karen Yasinsky), Fine Lines (Super-8 film, 5:00, Jane Gang), Lullaby (Video, 18:00, Jennifer Reeder), pornfilm (16mm film, 6:00, Stephanie Barber), Martina's Playhouse (Super-8 film, 20:00, Peggy Ahwesh). More information: http://www.joanie4jackie.com/costar/loving.php

VHS NTSC Rental: $15.00 (Individual) 75.00 (Institution)

VHS_NTSC Sale: $20.00 (Individual) 100.00 (Institution)

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

Martha Colburn

Cosmetic Emergency (2008) 35mm, DVD_NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Found Footage, Political Social Activism

"Cosmetic Emergency" explores the idea of beauty through a collage of live action and lyrical animations. A free-form take on the current trend of cosmetic obsession and the immortal quality of painting, the film searches for "what's on the inside". Topical news stories (such as the US military offering free cosmetic surgery)and musical film sequences are created with paint-on-glass animation, found footage and documentary techniques. The music was commissioned for the film. Selected musicians, including New Zealand's Hip-Hop artist, "Coco Solid" and "Half Japanese" found Jad Fair, wrote and recorded humorously cynical songs about the cosmetic craze. Also included is a rare appearance by the Dutch Ambassador of Cosmetic Surgery, Marijke Helwegen.

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Mark Street

Trailer Trash (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage

A skewed take on film detritus: 35mm movie trailers rescued from the trash and affected by hand and digitally, holding up a funhouse mirror to the industry of expectations.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

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

Craig Baldwin

Mock Up On Mu (2009) DVD NTSC, Color & B/W, 110 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Science & Medicine

A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, Western, and even horror genres, Craig Baldwin's Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a feature-length "collage-narrative" based on (mostly) true stories of California's post-War sub-cultures of rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat lifestyles. Pulp-serial snippets, industrial-film imagery, and B- (and Z-) fiction clips are intercut with newly shot live-action material, powering a playful, allegorical trajectory through the now-mythic occult matrix of Jack Parsons (Crowleyite founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab), L.Ron Hubbard (sci-fi author turned cult-leader), and Marjorie Cameron (bohemian artist and "mother of the New Age movement"). Their intertwined tales spin out into a speculative farce on the militarization of space, and the corporate take-over of spiritual fulfillment and leisure-time.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

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

Dustin Thompson

The Travelogues (2010) DVD NTSC, digiBeta NTSC, miniDV NTSC, Color, 49 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Environement & Nature, Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, Landscape & Architecture, Literary & Theatre, Personal Diary & Journal, Structural

"One of the most incredible movies at Tribeca [2010] is, at 49 minutes in length, probably the least commercial: Dustin Thompson's avant-garde documentary [The] Travelogues ... He is a democratic tourist: a lover, an Italian cathedral, and surfers in a Munich river carry equal narrative weight. The mini-narratives, however, are distinguished between differing angles and speeds; form sets them apart. This is fantastic stuff, a festival film that makes you feel that life in worth living, and Tribeca worth attending." -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine Also available on Blue Ray Disc and HDCAM.

Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $100.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $100.00

Ken Jacobs

Amorous Interludes (2007-8) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films_about_film, found_footage, history, technology

Includes: "Titles", "His Favorite Wife", "Hanky Panky", "We Are Charming", "Alone at Last", "Love Story", "The Discovery", "Nymph". "His Favorite Wife Improved And Other Amorous Interludes, the installed work of Ken Jacobs, is a 'series' composed of short video and stereographic animations. The aspects of the Hollywood melodrama mise-en-scene are in the introductory, His Favorite Wife destructed by the natural element of the February New York storm. A sequence of animated stereographs follows and Jacobs adds to their usage: 'I have (and deeply enjoy) a collection of early stereographs, most from the 1800's, bought years before they became pricy as collectors' items. It fascinates me that two images can produce so much richness of detail when forms undulate and skip through deep space.'" -- Martin Mazanec

DVD NTSC Rental: $DVD NTSC

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

Ken Jacobs

Another Occupation (2011) DVD NTSC and Blu-Ray Disc, color_b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, films about film, found footage, political/social activism

A stroboscopic train ride along a jungle stream. Asian military men appear with their pith-helmets, keeping the ferns, trees, monkeys, natives in line. The master of the stroboscopic depth illusion changes territory, but applies his familiar strategy: a ghostly, flicking film takes us into a deep and ominous Asian past. Jacobs: 'Bangkok, is it? Spelled in an unfamiliar way.' A black-and-white train ride along a jungle stream shows us military men in their pith helmets, keeping the ferns, trees, monkeys and natives in line. Sparse intertitles trigger further thoughts about the war economy.

DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00, Blu-Ray 125.00

Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert

4 by 4 (2010) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: family, Films About Film, found_footage

An optically printed experimental 16mm short film using footage my great-grandfather shot from 1946 to 1960 in the United States and Greece. The film emphasizes a conflict between the seemingly natural interactions that occur between those in the U.S. and the unreliable interactions with those in Greece.

16mm Rental: $30.00

16mm Sale: $800.00

Georges Salameh

Maesmak (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, found footage, history, personal, diary, journal, political & social activism, science & medicine

www.georgessalameh.wordpress.com/maesmak

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Adolfas Mekas

Interview with the Ambassador from Lapland, An (1967) DVD_NTSC, b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: comedy, found footage

Adolfas starred in, directed, and edited this Vietnam comedy, produced by Pola Chapelle and shot by Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Gregg Biermann

Happy Again (2006) DVD NTSC, Color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

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

The signature scene from the Hollywood musical Singin' in the Rain is split into seven layers. Each layer is moving at a different speed and is visible equally in superimposition. At the temporally central point all visual and audio elements coalesce in a single frame. The result uncovers a new cinema, music and dance that are buried within the familiar iconic sequence.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD Institutional

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD Individual 60 DVD Institutional

Gregg Biermann

Another Picture (2007) DVD_NTSC, BW, 4 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

Another Picture is a digital age motion study inspired by the "chronophotographic" work of Etienne-Jules Marey. The finale from the Hollywood classic Sunset Boulevard is split into 16 superimposed layers. Each duplicate of the scene dissolves in and out such that it is slightly offset in time from the next. The result is oddly static and hyperactive at the same time.

DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00 Individual 60.00 Institution

Gregg Biermann

Crop Duster Octet (2011) Blu-Ray, Color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In Crop Duster Octet, the iconic crop duster sequence from Hitchcock's North by Northwest in which Cary Grant is repeatedly attacked by a small airplane swooping from the sky is deconstructed into eight horizontal bands, each of which is slightly out of synch with the next. As the scene (and, in particular, Grant's body) is continuously deconstructed, the patterns of action are refigured and intensified, culminating in a crescendo of convergence - Jaimie Baron, LA Filmforum

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 Blu-Ray Institutional

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 Blu-Ray Individual 60 Blu-Ray Institutional

Gregg Biermann

Cinema Study (2003) Blu-Ray, BW, 4 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

Cinema Study is a reworking of images and sounds taken from Orson Welles landmark film Citizen Kane. The piece breaks the frame into multiple smaller rectangles, each with short video and audio samples from the original film. Part of the activity of the viewer seems to be the activity of keeping track of the images, which pop around the screen, and how they relate to the sounds. All of the sounds in the piece are in a precise synchronous relationship with the images on the screen. The original narrative film breaks down almost completely, and becomes an almost pure visual and musical experience. Call it Citizen Kane the re-mix.

DVD NTSC Rental: $Blu-Ray $40

DVD NTSC Sale: $Blu-Ray $30 Individual $60 Institution

Gregg Biermann

High Noon Reflections (2009) DVD NTSC, BW, 12 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Film About Film, Found Footage, Muisic

In this piece simple patterns intervene and the original material (an iconic passage from the classic film High Noon) is transformed by them. Each shot from the original material is repeated five times and this sequence is broken up into a four part split screen, with each part of the mosaic two and one half seconds ahead of the next. The images also reflect across their horizontal and vertical axes in a regular pattern. The result is a gradual yet propulsive, shifting, and hypnotic transformation of the original sequence.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Blu-Ray Institutional

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Gregg Biermann

Labyrinthine (2010) DVD, Color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In Labyrinthine (2010) Biermann takes forty-one shots of memorable and iconographic moments in Hitchcock's classic Vertigo (1958). The shots are superimposed on top of each other creating a hypnotic labyrinth of repetitions and transformations. The different moments overlap in a kind of contra-punctual proliferation lasting 15 minutes. Ultimately, a labyrinth of movements appears both within the image (the image within the image) and between the images (the changing relationship between the images within the image). Continuity editing is replaced by a discontinuous and labyrinthine editing, and the screen doesn't show one image at a time, but several.... The images have a stuttering and discontinuous logic which arrests and focuses on perceptual phenomena which slips away when seeing the film. Biermann opens these intervals of the imperceptible and enlarges them and turns them into art form of its own. It is as if he uses the technologically enhanced object quality of the images to explore the optical unconscious by means not envisioned by Walter Benjamin. --Eivind Rossaak, Algorithmic Culture, or the New Multiplicity of the Image, Between Stillness and Motion: Film, Photography, Algorithms (Amsterdam University Press, 2011) In Labyrinthine Biermann transforms Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) ...using digital imaging technology to restage the film as an architectural work, something constructed within a spatially enclosed whole. -- Martin Rumsby, Millennium Film Journal No. 56

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File Institutional

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD Individual $60 DVD Institutional

Gregg Biermann

Magic Mirror Maze (2012) DVD Blu-Ray, B/W, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

The famed Hall of Mirrors sequence of Welles' classic noir The Lady from Shanghai is transformed through a succession of four algorithmic progressions of split screen patterns. The result is hypnotic, kaleidoscopic and a bit uncanny.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 Blu-Ray or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 Blu-Ray Individual or $60 Institutional

Gregg Biermann

Spherical Coordinates (2005) DVD, B/W, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

The camera moves in a variety of ways examining the inside of a 3D animated sphere on the inside of which a scene from Psycho is wrapped.

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

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

Gregg Biermann

The Hills Are Alive (2005) DVD NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Dance, Film About Film, Found Footage, Music

An iconic scene from the beloved Hollywood musical The Sound of Music is transformed through a contrapuntal progression of split screen effects. The resulting mosaic reveals haunting melodies and reverberating dissonance.

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

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

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)

Gregg Biermann

Utopia Variations (2008) DVD NTSC, B/W, 5 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In this piece the over the rainbow sequence from The Wizard of Oz moves forward from the beginning and backwards from the end in half second intercuts. This gradually builds from one screen to a "25-voice" split-screen canon in which each voice is slightly out of sync. The resulting matrix is mesmerizing, kaleidoscopic.

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

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

Gregg Biermann

Utopia Variations (2008) DVD NTSC, B/W, 5 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In this piece the over the rainbow sequence from The Wizard of Oz moves forward from the beginning and backwards from the end in half second intercuts. This gradually builds from one screen to a "25-voice" split-screen canon in which each voice is slightly out of sync. The resulting matrix is mesmerizing, kaleidoscopic.

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

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

Melissa Friedling

Garden Roll Bounce Parking Lot (2010) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, environment & nature, ethnic multicultural, family, films about film, found footage, landscape & architecture

Pop culture and land-use practices converge in Brooklyn, NY where a Bangladeshi family kept a thriving urban garden. In GARDEN ROLL BOUNCE PARKING LOT, a brother and sister share their memories of that garden which was recently leveled in order to make a parking space for their father's livery car. Prompted by the filmmaker (and neighbor), they recall the year that the overhead lattice support for the garden was woven out of a 35mm motion picture film. Bits of the film that were left lying in the street after the garden was cut down for the winter were optically printed. On inspection, it turned out that the found film holding up the garden was the retro black urban teen movie, Roll Bounce (2005) - the plot of which hinges around the closing of the protagonists' local roller rink, The Gardens. In addition to their recollections of the found film in the garden, the kids disclose their preoccupations with You Tube, Selena Gomez, and Urdu-language children's songs. The combination of pop-cultural references along with the 'misused' found film is revealing of the profound and creative merging of cultural practices that transforms the contemporary immigrant experience.

Rental: $35
16mm Rental: $35

Phil Weisman

Three Films by Phil Weisman (2005-2012) DVD NTSC, Color & B/W, 80 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Arts & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Children & Youth, Found Footage, Personal/Diary/Journal

Klando- I began to think about Brakhage's opening paragraph for Metaphors on Vision and his notion of the untutored eye and although I could sympathize with sentiment, my experience with my own daughter Maddy seemed more concrete. Sometime after September 11, 2001, having been displaced and re-settled temporarily in a furnished apartment in Maplewood, New Jersey, Maddy began reading stories from picture books. At four, she knew how to read a few words but mostly made up stories from looking at pictures. This video is my portrait of her and more, which began in a small industrial city about twenty minutes from Prague, Kladno, early one summer in the year 2000. -Weisman The Fugitive Chef The deaths of the filmmaker Bob Fleischner, my childhood friend Jeff Tenzer and my father Marc Weisman in 1989 hastened an already made decision to leave the avant-garde art community and seek respite elsewhere. This resolution didn't alter my desire to work at filmmaking or even attempt, occasionally, to alter its known forms; it simply restated it within a different context. The Fugitive Chef is a fractured and layered personal documentary shot mostly in Brooklyn and at the MacDowell Art Colony. Contributors to this film incldue filmmaker Bob Fleishner, poet Julia Kasdorf, painter Sarah McCoubrey, actor Scotty Snyder and filmmaker/performance artist Stuart Sherman. -Weisman Our Trembling Way Unlike one trend today in experimental film, it does not go about its work distilling or deconstructing. Rather it sets its sights on encompassing several interacting stories and visual tropes at once, including a man's trip to a hospital and a woman's trip to the movies, and blends them in celebration of cinema from both a narrative and non-narrative point of view. Utilizing found and originally recorded footage from both film and video sources, this film offers it's audience an opportunity to consider, in a mildly ironic manner, what it is to be mortal on this planet, as well as what it is to be both an observer and the observed. It is a lyrical tone poem, a fictional short story and a dance film and video light and shadow re-interpreted as a digital moving picture. -Stephen Anker, Dean, California Institute of the Arts

DVD NTSC Rental: $$50 individual, $100 institutional

Melissa Friedling

Let Your Hair Down (2003) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, comedy, erotic, found footage

Combines animation with found footage and live action for a more personal reinterpretation of the Brothers Grimm's RAPUNZEL.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Melissa Friedling

Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart (2002) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, biography, body, films about film, found footage, history, literature & theater, personal/diary/journal, queer/bi/trans

Inspired by the hyperbolic prose of notorious celebrity fetishist, Mercedes de Acosta, this film poses questions about truth, identity, and desire.

Film Synopsis:
Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is dedicated to the memory of poet, novelist, playwright, and Hollywood screenwriter, Mercedes de Acosta. Mercedes is inspired by De Acosta's own published memoirs, Here Lies the Heart (1960) in which De Acosta obsessively lists her impressive cache of celebrity acquaintances (including Elenora Duse, Isadora Duncan, Alice B. Toklas, Marlene Deitrich, and Greta Garbo, among others). The film borrows De Acosta's hyperbolic stylistics to move through archival footage, narrative fantasy sequences, and dramatic "reenactments" in manic combination of varied genre forms. While highlighting De Acosta's distinctive passions for celebrity and her own sexual, ethnic, and spiritual entanglements, Mercedes poses questions about biographical structure and autobiographical representation, history and fantasy, identity and desire.

"At once an insightful deconstruction of stardom and biography, and a wry camp appreciation of their value, Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is witty, artful, and original."
--Steven Cohan, author of Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the Fifties (1997)and editor of Hollywood Musicals: The Film Reader (2002).

"Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is exhaustively researched and combines original as well as archival footage, mixing documentary, fiction and fantasy. Using idioms of fan culture and voyeurism, rendered in a polyvalent form, Friedling contributes to a rich tradition of filmmakers who have experimented with gender and personal narrative. What makes Friedling's work distinctive is her use of a marginal figure such as Mercedes (who nevertheless perceives herself as central to various historical events). The director does not permit us identification with this figure, but allows her to become the point from which to launch a series of mini-essays and vignettes at break-neck speed. Mercedes' story becomes as much about her as it is about the paucity of truth, the fertility of imagination, the charm of media images, the crisis of lesbian desire and a melancholic search for meaning. . . Mercedes lives her life as a tissue of lies which lead her to an equally flawed, highly Orientalizing, moment of truth . . . In subtle ways, the film makes her fabrications a mockery of the worlds inhabited by her glamorous ex-lovers Garbo and Dietrich; a world that remains inaccessible to Mercedes in any real terms. By turning the limitations of her (marginal) protagonists into a meditation on society at large, I would argue that Friedling goes further than a previous generation of feminist filmmakers who explored women's valorization of personal narrative when confronted with the impossibility of female self-expression within patriarchy. Friedling affectionately celebrates narratives of failure and error, which are compelling for their insistent, if doomed, alternative takes on reality."
-Priya Jaikumar, Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television and author of Cinema at the End of Empire: Britain and India, 1927-1947 (2006).

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

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

Tanya Small

Silver Jews-The Walnut Falcon (1989/2014) DVD_NTSC, Color , 2,26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art Artists , Found Footage , Music , Personal diary journal

Pre-Silver Jews and prePavement song and video filmed on VHS and recorded on cassette tape in their first apartment in New York City area in Jersey City Heights, with ram and falcon.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

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

Stephanie Wuertz

Calgon (2014) Digital , color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, found footage , political/social activism , structural

in collaboration with Sasha Janerus

An auto-erotic odyssey in three parts.

Ruth Novaczek

The New World (2014) DVD, color and b&w, 23:17 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography and autobiography, films about film, found footage , personal / diary / journal , philosophical, queer / bi / trans

A bricolage adventure in time, where repurposed heroines discuss revolution and the future in the past tense.

Rental: $7

DVD NTSC Sale: $20 or $50

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.

Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

Memory of a Bee (2015) DVD, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, comedy, dance, environment & nature, ethnic / multicultural , found footage , literature & theater, personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health

A video in which masked performer Sahar Sepahdari-Dalai interprets a poem she has written while engaging with green-screened environments made of cutout paper. Rooted in our relationship to language, the video becomes a place where childhood and adulthood collapse into nonsensical freeform.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

Baby Face (2015) DVD, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, family, found footage , personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health, science & medicine

A literal translation of birth, through facial gestures and silent alliteration of non-existing words, aimed to interpret our sense of language as sound. The performers face is green-screened with what is revealed as a live birth.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

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Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

The Cost of Living (2015) DVD, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, children & youth, comedy, ethnic / multicultural , family, found footage , literature & theater, psychology & mental health

In this modern adaptation of Freud's Oedipus, single mother and survivor of war in the Middle East, Pepper Johason gives birth to her son Sammy (a Frankenstein Halloween toy) and moves through green- screened landscapes, which include rainbow colored women in bikinis shooting guns in the desert and roaming baby Oestreicher overlaid with fluffy clouds. Pepper guides us with nonsensical poetry until she meets up with her boyfriend Danny (played by the same performer.) Danny is menacing father figure who ultimate sells Sammy in a virtual infomercial for $9.99.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

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Jim Jennings

South of The Border (1983-2011) color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage

Footage shot on Super 8 in Mexico in 1983. It sat in a box in a closet for fifteen years or so. I came across the footage in the late 90s, had it blown up to 16mm, spent a lot of time editing it, and came up with this in the end. - J.J

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Peggy Ahwesh

Lessons of War (2014) color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: found footage, social activism

Five little narratives, newsworthy stories from the most recent war in Gaza--retold to not forget the details, to reenact the trauma and to honor the dead. The footage is lifted from a Youtube channel that renders the news in animation-already a layer away from reality- and in this case, represented to critique the safe distance from violence and the antiseptic nature of the virtual narrative.

Rental: $200

DVD NTSC Sale: $Blu-Ray 200

Caspar Stracke

Hobart (1999) 35mm, b&w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage

"Based on a surrealist novel by Boris Vian, a woman suffers from the ailment of a lotus flower growing in her lung. This near silent, near narrative section from Stracke's feature 'Circle's Short Circuit' appears shredded, offering suggestions of gesture, intimations of emotions, and lost articulations. Fragments of a story dispersed in a timeless ether. Shot in Willamsburg, Brooklyn, even in the Mayonnaise tanks of the old Galapagos Art Space." -CS

Shortly after completing Circle's Short Circuit (1999), Stracke disassembled the footage from a section originally shot on 35mm, then re-edited it into this experimental short. As a nod to Joseph Cornell's celebrated found footage film, Rose Hobart (1936), Stracke approached the material 'with forced objectivity, as if the film maker would not have shredded his own work, but rather an old exotic adventure flick from the 30's'(Bangkok Experimental Film Festival).

Rental: $130
35mm Rental: $35mm

Georg Anthony Svatek

Looper (2012) DVD NTSC, color , 3:36 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, family, found footage, music, personal / diary / journal

LOOPER is an archival Easter egg hunt spanning over 33 years and 6047 miles. The connecting element between 16mm footage shot in Long Beach, CA and Super 8mm material shot in Salzburg, Austria is the little girl and grown women - my mother.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

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

Tania Ferrier

Talkback (2015) DVD_NTSC, color, 88 / 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: arts & artists, biography, ethnic & multicultural , found footage, history, political & social activitism

TALKBACK by Tania Ferrier. Les Morgan. Laura Mitchell (15min excerpt from video collage) is a hybrid arts installation that aims to explore the intersections of race and identity. The main exhibit is a video collage titled TALKBACK that features interviews with sixty-six Americans and Australians, who discuss aspects of their histories and aspirations. The project seeks to encourage dialogue about belonging, blackness, whiteness and intergenerational continuity and change

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Tania Ferrier

Angry Underwear (2015) DVD_NTSC, color, 2:19 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, biography, found footage, political & social activitism

ANGRY UNDERWEAR (2 min trailer) featuring Tania Ferrier and an archive of her unique hand painted, in your face, underwear from the early nineties in NYC.

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Rrose Present

ODE Europe I, Melilla Beach 2014 or Homage to "La Plage" by Patrick Bokanowski (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 03:12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, polititcal / social activism

Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images and sounds are extracted from the free virtual network, re-signified from the assembly. Video: A journey through sound and image processing referencing filmic imagery of the cultural construction of Europe, imagery that contrasts with the "visual" content of moving images which are extracted from the virtual network of those crossing the borders of Europe "without permission" (Melilla, Spain, 2014). In turn, such images are interfered with by visual noise from a "TV" without broadcast. As a found-footage piece I recompose the image no longer with the "matter" of the film, but with pixels of the media that mediate us. I experimented with the materiality of the rhythmic interferences that textualize the image, transforming the "objective" media perspectives into "subjective" auteur perspectives that ironically play with visual and audible "noise" to deconstruct the memory dictates of the informational present P.D. ODE Europe is a Work posthumously dedicated to all those who have died crossing our borders...

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $200

Rrose Present

Codes of... senses II (2014) DVD NTSC, color, 4:36 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, philosophical, political & social activitism

Codes of... senses II, Codes of significance Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images of riots in Istanbul online (2013) (those they allowed to change a political system) here are transformed into colored blocks, as the minimum unit of representation "the pixel". Atom of this new world we live, from each of our specific cultures. They are as the graphic charts in motion, that become (paradoxically) invisible the tangible reality of what they represent behind the informational codes ready to be scattered through the visual network insensitive to the "senses." These codes reveal parts of source images together with sound quickly recognize and gives them meaning. Sounds that speak directly to our "emotional body" and will cause "feelings" from "senses" to return to "feel" the cold-date information in the world in which we live. (Project: "Sentir des dels sentits")

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00 (institutional/individual)

Terry Ellis

Field Film (1977/2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, found footage, structural

Description (Film Synopsis or Link to Synopsis): Filmed originally on Super 8mm in 1977 as 'Field- the Dutch Hostage Film'. Narrative played a supporting role to materiality and process (film as both object and subject). The film was transferred to digital video in 2007 and re-edited and given a soundtrack in 2015, thus becoming both a facsimile of the original and a new work. The soundtrack was pieced together from recordings made at the Roundhouse in London in 2009 during David Byrne's installation 'Playing the Building'.

Rental: $35

DVD NTSC Sale: $100 (institution); $50 (individual)

Rrose Present

Origen del mundo (Eros / Tanatos) o Hirohima sin amor (Origin of the World (Eros / Thanatos) or Hiroshima loveless) (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 03:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, history

Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images and sounds are extracted from the free virtual network, re-signified from the assembly. The body as a metaphor of love and war, Eros and Thanatos. The title alludes to two cultural imaginary; Courbet's famous painting "L'Origine du monde" and the movie of Alain Resnais' Hiroshima mon amor ". At the beginning of the movie of Resnais two bodies are shown in attitude of love. Here in "Origin of the World" I show a sex without love, Hiroshima without love. Only the instinct of sex and death. Where the body becomes the site of the battle between Eros and Thanatos, between pain and pleasure between the informational explosion and an orgasm.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $200

Rrose Present

Todo es de color (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 00:02:46 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, polititcal / social activism

Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images and sounds are extracted from the free virtual network, re-signified from the assembly. It is an "aesthetic experience" of the "information ethics" that misinformates by saturation and converts any event into a "show" of the real. This piece started as "video in progress" during the events that took place in Gaza in 2014. I extracted images from the network of two antagonistic "visions" of the same conflict to be re-signified from the "island edition " or digestion. Not with a "hard" nor "soft" assembly (as claimed Farocki) where the images dialogue between them, they are mounted with the overlap here. The images scream them all at once because every war is a failed dialogue. Building a temporal palimpsest with the aesthetic recreation extracted from information bombing until arriving to almost total abstraction, and invite us to contemplate this spectacle of light and color, as pure reality.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200

Terese Svoboda

The Talking Tea Kettle (2011) DVD, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, found footage , history, personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health

The Talking Tea-Kettle , inserted in your ear, speaks with the voice of the dead. Why would we want to listen? Videographer Terese Svoboda considers this question while relating how Houdini and Nebraska magician David P. Abbott stamped out the practice of mediums in the early years of the twentieth century, with the videographer's shout-out to her own mother.

Rental: $85

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Terese Svoboda

Komodo (1986) DVD, color, 28 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, family , found footage , personal / diary / journal , political & social activism

The husband is eaten by a Komodo dragon.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Steve Bull

Kidnap (1984) DVD, color, 12 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, children & youth, family, found footage , personal / diary / journal

In Kidnap, a son uses home movies to recount the trauma of his mother kidnapping him and his brother from his father at Christmas time.

Rental: $85

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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

Ozan Adam

For The Blinds (2016) 16mm, DVD, color and b&w, 93 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, erotic, ethnic/multicultural, family, found footage, landscape and architecture, literature & theater, music, philosophical, political and social activism, Psychology & Mental Health, science and medicine, spiritual & mystical, technology

The stories in the film take place in parallel realities where people live only for a very limited as one character. The memories of the people are erased periodically and replaced with new ones. Adjustments are made on the details of the new memories so that everyone remembers himself or herself if they have always been living as that character for their entire life. Won the Special Jury Award at the Indian Cine Festival in Mumbai, India. FOR THE BLINDS is the first internationally awarded, feature length, Turkish science fiction film, that is not a comedy, a cult, an animation or a re-make.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $80

Rrose Present

Autoretrat: Soot-film "ventana abierta al mundo" or re-interpretation of Beckett's Film (2015) Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, philosophical

Video "without camera" reinterprets "camera-world". The contraposition of images from my window as "an open window the world" through the myth of transparency (film metaphor proposed by Andres Hipano) with the images from Samuel Beckett's film. Overlaying an open sight of the world with the actions of the man who flees from being perceived. These come together in the final point of view that transforms the theme "to be is to be perceived" into "not being is to be perceived" with the eye of the lens as a destroyer of the visible.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

David Baker

Mise En Abyme (2013) DVD, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: found footage

Direct objects (circles and squares) traces a tripartite chromatic arc in oscillations both microscopic and macroscopic, almost like an antique exploding picture box with transparent parts. Tantric, hypnotic, motion generating the imperatives of verbs with supernatural sway... hortative modalities.

Rental: $50.00

Luján Montes

Mareas. Trilogía. Estudio sobre el movimiento / Tides. Trilogy. Study about movement. (2014-2017) digital file, 8 mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The trilogy Study about movement explores the tensions that occur between figures, forms and color when summed together in layers, in an almost chancy way. The work tries to capture the vital and invisible forces, the pure movement, as the one present in a sensation.  I chose two main tools to work with: the multiple exposure of layers in the same negative film and the use of primary colors. Tides is the second part of the trilogy. Water never dies, always transforms itself, rebirths in rivers, bodies, oceans. Huge, kneads its potential energy in the permanence of movement. River Bank and Post war man are the other two works that complete the Trilogy.

Rental: $35

Luján Montes

Litoral. Trilogía. Estudio sobre el movimiento / River Bank. Trilogy. Study about movement. (2014-2017) digital file, 8 mm, color, 8-9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The trilogy Study about movement explores the tensions that occur between figures, forms and color when summed together in layers, in an almost chancy way. The work tries to capture the vital and invisible forces, the pure movement, as the one present in a sensation. I chose two main tools to work with: the multiple exposure of layers in the same negative film and the use of primary colors. River bank was the first work of the series. In this work I counterpoised the movement, light and color of two different spaces that are being seen by the same observer. A trip to Delta del Tigre, Buenos Aires and a highway trip. Both melt under an extreme slow motion of the images. Post War man and Tides are the following works of the trilogy.

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Luján Montes

Intemperie / Out in the open (2014) digital file, super 8, b&w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

"A walker understands gradually that he does not know much about the turbulent and airy flow of the spirit. Or he is incapable of defining it. Nevertheless, he connects with it every time he discovers that his own person constitutes a fragile material structure in the hands of nature’s fluctuations, far from social intermediaries. However, he adapts his definition of “natural” to the changes of his own mind: today is freezing because I freeze, tomorrow the sun burns because I dry out". Fragment of "The book of Haiku" by Alberto Silva.

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Luján Montes

Historia clínica / Medical history (2013) digital file, super 8, color / b&w, 13-14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

Medical History is an audiovisual essay inspired by the poem "H.C 13.176" by Marisa Wagner, former patient at several mental institutions. Images of a physical and mental wandering around streets, journeys, nightmares, asylums, burials, tree fellings, and the ocean: all pieces of a life that trascends any medical record.

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Luján Montes

Teoría de cuerdas / String theory (2011) digital file, color / b&w, 70 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

Eleven filmmakers and a sound artist construct "String Theory", a film far from conventional narration. This film has been done under two single premises: Using the images with total aesthetic and narrative freedom and having the pre-existing and unchangeable soundtrack as a trigger. The result of this experiment is a film in episodes, and heterogeneous web of new and appropriated images that form unity in multiplicity. Images of Human affected by time passing, it's relationship with nature, Science and Cosmos.
The Physics theory which the film is named after brings a different perspective to the comprehension and perception of our environment. Therefore, the film attempts to find multiple ways for film narrative, production and watching. "String Theory" does not aim at finding a single meaning, but on the contrary, establishes a web of associations that goes far beyond a rational or causal interpretation. Here is where the perception of each viewer finds signals from which it can construct its own vision.

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Luján Montes

Movimiento enérgico de la voluntad hacia el conocimiento, posesión o disfrute de una persona o cosa: / Energetic movement of the will towards the recognition, possession or enjoyment of a person or thing: (2017) digital file, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

About the way in which the pleasures are made, from the social constraints to the domestication of body: she and he act obediently.

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Lana Caplan

Canaries in the Mine (2015) digital file, color, 19 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , films about film, found footage, landscape & architecture, technology

CANARIES IN THE MINE is a four-part essay on the grossly out of balance relationship between our rapidly evolving digital and technologic world and our degenerating natural world. The video travels through the recent past to the futuristic present, chronicling the natural world as it evolves from tourist pleasure, through scientific examination, to a subject of exploration on the internet, to its eventual existence as an archive of a disappearing world. Throughout the video, attempts to replicate the natural world with technology collapse and the landscape falls into the language of abstraction (line, shape, movement, repetition, texture). Images from Google Earth show a natural world that has disappeared with climate change, a referent lost to time, that the medium of video can no loner find and record. Sospira focuses on nine women of various nationalities I befriended, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to Italy for love. In the film they discuss the challenges, compromises, and joys of their new lives.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $150

Lana Caplan

Maelstroms (2015) digital file, b&w, 7-8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , films about film, found footage, music, political & social activism, technology

Using animation, heat sensitive camera footage from US border patrol screens, military bombing drone monitors, and other collected footage, Maelstroms is a reflection on the dehumanizing use of image technology in current practice. Sound by Steerage (Alan F. Jones & Barry Chabala)

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DVD NTSC Sale: $150

Ruth Novaczek

Footnote (2016) digital file, color / b&w, 11 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, films about film, found footage, personal/diary/journal, queer/bi/trans

Franz Kafka, Chris Kraus and Eileen Myles think about love. A film about revolution. Includes found-footage.

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