Monday, August 21, 2006

David Cox Class on Bay Area Collage Film Making

From the Film Arts Foundation Education Web site. See here for this site.

Funky, Junky and Political - Cut Up Film and Video Culture in Bay Area Underground and Beyond
Wednesdays, Oct. 18-Dec. 13, 7-10pm (No class Nov. 8)

Bay Area film and video makers have a decades-old tradition of experimenting and playing with found footage: cutting it, rearranging it, making moving collages. Filmmakers tend to be media archeologists, and media activists. Students will be taken on a journey through some of the most exciting collage-essay films made in and around San Francisco, and will also be able to download and re-edit public-domain archival films themselves.

David Cox is a filmmaker, writer and artists who lives in the Mission District of San Francisco. Since 2005 he has taught digital motion picture production at Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale. Mr. Cox's award winning films were recently screened on Free Speech TV across the USA. These include PUPPENHEAD (1990) and OTHERZONE (1998) as well as more recent collage-essay work using public domain archival material from the internet. His PhD research examines the world of culture jamming and media activism and this was also the subject of his book (by Pluto Press Australia) called “SignWars: The Culture Jammers Strike Back!”.

Limited to 12. $225/Filmmaker-level members; $290/others.

To reserve a seat in this class, call Film Arts at (415) 552-8760 or email

Film Arts Foundation
145 9th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103


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