Category Archives: Vantage Point

Restore funding to the arts

(From the Brief presented to the BC Government’s Select Standing Committee on Finance, on Oct 7, 2009, by Peter Sandmark, Executive Director of MediaNet.) I am here today to urge you to restore funding to the BC Arts Council, and to restore the Gaming grants that have been cut. Let me tell you briefly about […]

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homemoovies part 2 and 3 by Rick Raxlen

Part 2 (includes almost 10 different kinds of home-moovies and bits of poetic voice-over from a 1983 16mm 8 minute film Autobiographical Juvenilia Such as: The children are green now. I had a red boy & a green boy Things, children used to be black and white I was black and white. TEN KINDS OF […]

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homemoovies (part 1) by Rick Raxlen

home movies, poetry and continuity: regarding how we see home movies, how home movie how-to books were the first film studies texts and how poetry and home movies connect….. Part one POETIC PREAMBLE i’m home, its early 1950s its someone’s birthday. My uncle george has come to the party . he has four very bright […]

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interview with filmmaker Scott Amos by Rick Raxlen

To view Scott’s films, go to oilyfilms.com Rick: how’d you find film? in other words were u painting or writing ? or … Scott: I think the progression was music, painting, writing, video, film. I got into video quite accidentally – a skateboarding accident led to a broken leg, and then I had to stay […]

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Media Artist Farheen Haq

[blip.tv ?posts_id=1418584&dest=38576] Media Artist Farheen Haq speaks about her artistic practice on site at the opening of her latest installation at the Ministry of Casual Living in Victoria This video was originally shared on blip.tv by edgecasting with a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs license.

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ARTS FUNDING: DOUBLE IT, DON’T CUT IT

By Peter Sandmark MediaNet is an artist-run, non-profit media arts resource center, with about 170 members, who produced 120 short video art productions last year. Most of those productions are self-financed by the artists themselves, with the help of their friends and families. Grants to artists, such as a grant from the Canada Council for […]

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ON STAN BRAKHAGE AND VISUAL MUSIC

Marilyn Brakhage Through centuries of both scientific research and creative production, the pursuit of “visual music,” or a “music for the eyes,” has essentially followed two major lines of development. One has closely tied the rhythms of visually perceived movements and shifts of color to sonic parallels, effectively illustrating these patterns of sounds and their […]

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