Bill Creston

Bill
Creston

Initially a painter during the 1950s and 60s, Bill Creston discovered video as an inexpensive way to make sound films, pioneering that medium in 1969, and initiating programs at Cooper Union and The School ...

Films

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    CRACKS
    Documentary
    Experimental
    Narrative

    CRACKS
    Bill Creston

    DVD, digital file , black and white, sound, 10 min
    Rental formats: Digital file, DVD NTSC
    • Philosophical
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    Open 7 Days a Week, 24 Hours a Day
    Experimental

    Open 7 Days a Week, 24 Hours a Day
    Bill Creston

    color, sound
    Rental format: Digital file
    • Political / Social Activism
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    Video Journal II, From Grandma’s House to Bar Mitzvah
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Video Journal II, From Grandma’s House to Bar Mitzvah
    Bill Creston

    black and white, sound, 60 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • Psychology / Mental Health
    • Science / Medicine
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Cripple

    Cripple
    Bill Creston

    black and white, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: Digital file
    • Political / Social Activism
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    SEG (Special Effects Generator)
    Documentary
    Experimental

    SEG (Special Effects Generator)
    Bill Creston

    black and white, sound
    Rental format: Digital file
    • Political / Social Activism
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    Newsdealer (I'm a Man)
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Newsdealer (I'm a Man)
    Bill Creston

    black and white, sound, 5 min
    • Political / Social Activism
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    Video Journal II From Grandma's House To Bar Mitzvah
    Documentary
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Video Journal II From Grandma's House To Bar Mitzvah
    Bill Creston

    video, black and white, sound, 60 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Children / Youth
    • Found Footage
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Botanica Prayer, 24th & 7thw
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Botanica Prayer, 24th & 7thw
    Bill Creston

    2 min
    Rental format: Digital file
    • Science / Medicine
    • Philosophical
    • LGBT / Queer
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    SIX SHORT FILMS (Peanut Butter, Water, Stars, Execution)
    Documentary
    Experimental
    Narrative

    SIX SHORT FILMS (Peanut Butter, Water, Stars, Execution)
    Bill Creston

    color, sound
    Rental format: Digital file
    • Psychology / Mental Health
    • Science / Medicine
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Spiritual / Mystical
    • LGBT / Queer

Biography

Initially a painter during the 1950s and 60s, Bill Creston discovered video as an inexpensive way to make sound films, pioneering that medium in 1969, and initiating programs at Cooper Union and The School of Visual Arts. In 1976, he began working in Super-8 sound film, and operating the only full-service Super-8 sound studio in NYC throughout the 90s. By 2003, nine of his narrative and collaged films had been shown at The Museum of Modern Art, twelve at Anthology Film Archives. Currently, Creston is co-director of eMediaLoft.org, which helps artists realize their projects, particularly in video. He has resumed painting while he explores digital technology.