The Resource Screening Room with Robert Breer, (online streaming)

Screening Room with Robert Breer, (online streaming)

Label
Screening Room with Robert Breer
Title
Screening Room with Robert Breer
Contributor
Subject
Summary
Since the 1950s, American animator Robert Breer has been well-known for his films exploring shape, color, perspective and motion. His work exhibits innovative graphic and dramatic interpretation as well as great wit and humour, and has inspired generations of other filmmakers. Robert Breer's prolific career as painter, sculptor, animator, and filmmaker began in Paris in 1950. After studying engineering at Stanford University, his interests shifted to the mechanics of film and motion. He experimented with flipbooks and was influenced by European avant-garde movements, especially Dada and Cubism. He is well-known for drawing by hand on 4x6 index cards and animating those drawings in the camera. His film captures some aspects of beat poetry and music in its fragmented, collage aesthetic. He incorporates scenes and objects from everyday life with repetition, rhythm, and motion. His cartoons are playful and humorous and explore simple delights of life. Later in his career, he experiemented with commercial animation. Today Breer continues to explore filmmaking and sculpture in his home in Tappan, New York. He was recently featured in the 2004-5 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to the interview with Robert Gardner, the films featured on the disc include: "¢ Recreation "¢ A Man and His Dog Out for Air "¢ 69 "¢ Gulls and Buoys "¢ Fuji "¢ Rubber Cement For more information on Robert Breer, see Scott MacDonald, A Critical Cinema 2; Lois Mendelson, Robert Breer; Jennifer Burford, Robert Breer; and P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film, Third Edition. About the Screening Room series: In the early 1970s a group of idealistic artists, lawyers, doctors and teachers saw an opportunity to change commercial television in Boston and the surrounding area. It would require years of litigation up to and including the Supreme Court, but the case was won and the Channel 5 license was given to WCVB-TV. Screening Room was one of several programs offered in an effort to provide alternative television viewing. The idea behind Screening Room was to give independent filmmakers an opportunity to discuss their work and show it to a large urban audience. Nearly 100 ninety-minute programs were produced and aired between 1973 and 1980. Screening Room was developed and hosted by filmmaker Robert Gardner, who at the time, was Director of Harvard's Visual Arts Center and Chairman of its Visual and Environmental Studies Department. His own films include Dead Birds (1964), and Forest of Bliss (1986)
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2005
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Features: Robert Breer
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Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
74
Technique
live action
Label
Screening Room with Robert Breer, (online streaming)
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Instantiates
Publication
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  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1049056
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1049056
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945752832
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Screening Room with Robert Breer, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1049056
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1049056
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945752832
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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