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Renowned experimental filmmaker Roger Beebe, whose films have shown around the globe from Sundance to the Museum of Modern Art and from McMurdo Station in Antarctica to the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square, will present a program of his recent films. Using multiple projectors—running as many as eight projectors simultaneously — not for a free-form VJ-type experience, but for the creation of discrete works of expanded cinema. The show builds from the relatively straightforward two-projector films The Strip Mall Trilogy (2001) and TB TX DANCE (2006) to the more elaborate three-projector studies Money Changes Everything (2009) and AAAAA Motion Picture (2010) on finally to the eight-projector meditation on the mysteries of space, Last Light of a Dying Star (2008).
Roger Beebe is a professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida. Beebe has screened his films around the globe at such unlikely venues as McMurdo Station in Antarctica and the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square as well as more traditional venues such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Pacific Film Archive in addition to numerous festivals, among them Sundance, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and New York Underground. He has won dozens of awards including a 2009 Visiting Foreign Artists Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, a 2006 Individual Artist Grant from the State of Florida, and Best Experimental Film at the 2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small gauge film in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, from 1997-2000 and is currently Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival. He also owns Video Rodeo, an independent video store in Gainesville, Florida. http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rogerbb/
“[Beebe’s films] implicitly and explicitly evoke the work of Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander, all photographers of the atomic age whose Western photographs captured the banalities, cruelties and beauties of imperial America.” —David Fellerath, The Independent Weekly
LIFT presents Filmmaking With Your Home Printer; A Workshop with Roger Beebe
29 Oct 2011 – 14:00 – 16:00
30 Oct 2011 – 12:00 – 16:00
Enrollment is limited to: 8
Special guest Roger Beebe leads this class in cameraless filmmaking. Work with a laser printer to print black and white images on clear film stock. Experiment with contact printing to copy and alter your printed images. Use the darkroom to process your prints and create projectable copies of the work.