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FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE

The great Los Angeles film artist Pat O´Neill will be in Prague this week

The great Los Angeles film artist Pat O´Neill will be in Prague this week

Nov. 21st in Ponrepo, Nov. 23rd at FAMU

PROGRAM

Screening WATER AND POWER (in 35mm) and RUNS GOOD (in 16mm) at Ponrepo on Wednesday 21 November at 20:00, and screening and discussing his recent digital work in a special CAS seminar (open to the public) in FAMU screening room beginning 13:00 on Friday 23 November.

http://www.lookoutmountainstudios.com

Although his work embraces an extremely wide technical and aesthetic scope, Pat O´Neill is perhaps best known for his startling, surrealistic, and humorous film compositions achieved through a mastery of the optical printer. His films and other artworks often reveal a complex and mysterious interest in the connections and clashes between the natural world and human civilization. O’Neill has combined found footage with experimental montage and compositing techniques to create a graphic language that deals with how different, often disparate elements assembled together in the frame relate to one another. His innovative optical techniques anticipated our digital landscape well before its time. When he taught at Cal Arts as one of the original faculty members in the 1970’s, his students went on to form the special effects unit which created the original STAR WARS films. He is now making dazzlingly original work in digital video.