Recent talks on filmpoetry and videopoetry: Alan Fentiman, Tony Williams, Ross Sutherland, Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas

A beautifully shot conversation between filmmaker Alan Fentiman and poet Tony Williams, Ross Sutherland’s Thirty Poems / Thirty Videos: End of Residency wrap-up for The Poetry School, and a pair of talks given by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas at the Text(e) Image Beat videopoetry exhibition. Continue Reading

Pond5 Public Domain Project gives free access to 10,000 historical film clips

Online multimedia marketplace Pond5 has just launched a Public Domain Project, which provides free access to a variety of media including nearly 10,000 public-domain film clips from various U.S. government sources and other repositories. Continue Reading

Poetry filmmakers Sina Seiler and Eduardo Yagüe featured in The Third Form

This month in her Third Form column at Connotation Press, poetry-film critic Erica Goss profiles and interviews two filmmakers who should be familiar to regular readers of Moving Poems: German documentary filmmaker Sina Seiler and the Spanish freelance director and poet Eduardo Yagüe. Continue Reading

Poet Benedict Newbery on collaborating with animator Sandra Salter

still from The Royal Oak by Benedict Newbery and Sandra Salter

A fascinating interview with UK poet Benedict Newbury has just been posted in the Berlin-based arts magazine Chased. I was especially interested to learn how closely he works with his collaborator Sandra Salter in the making of their widely screened poetry films. Continue Reading

Composer and video artist Kathy McTavish profiled in American Composers Forum

Kathy McTavish is well-known in videopoetry circles for her innovative poetry films and her cello compositions, which have been featured in soundtracks by other video artists, most notably Swoon. The American Composers Forum, which awarded McTavish a Jerome Fund for New Music (JFund) grant in 2013, has just posted a profile of her and her latest multimedia project at their website. Continue Reading