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Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden — Book Review
Wilson, Gilbert L. Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden. Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1987.
Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden is a ethnobotanical monograph written by Gilbert L. Wilson, which documents traditional agricultural techniques practiced by the Hidatsa Tribe of North Dakota, as seen through the eyes of Maxi’diwiac, or Buffalo Bird Woman. Originally published in 1917 as Wilson’s doctoral dissertation … Continue reading
For our final visual communication assignment, Lynn-Wood has asked us to make a short piece describing what we learned this semester in her Directing class. As always, my mind began to swirl!
Oh, to have wings…
Short film assignment for Directing class; topic —pain.
As long as I have this blog going, I might as well post some of my work from other classes. This assignment is for my Digital Image class, using typography. I made two similar versions, and I can’t decide which … Continue reading
It all started with a bet in 1878. Eadweard Muybridge realized you could string a series of still photographs together and make them appear to move. Muybridge’s first film was of a horse galloping, but he also made an early film about buffaloes. This is a piece I made in homage to Muybridge, from footage I took at a friend’s ranch.
Ever notice how the specific choice of words you enter for a search can influence a course of study? Google kindly provides hints while you’re typing a term in the search bar, allowing you to change your direction midstream. You might wind up in a place you never imagined. This week’s assignment for my directing class — tech advances in film — seemed pretty straightforward at first glance. Continue reading
In my last post, I wrote about my discovery of Megan Griffiths, an up-and-coming director in the Seattle film scene. As we all know, you aren’t really a serious filmmaker unless you have an IMDb page(!), so here’s hers: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0341722/
She has five titles for Director:
2011 The Off Hours
2009 Eros (short)
2008 Moving (short)
2003 First Aid for Choking Continue reading
For my Directing class this week, we were asked to pick one director and make a blog entry about them. I started by watching a film about directors. I have Netflix Instant Watch, and had a movie in my queue called Great Directors, a documentary by a woman! Not just a woman but a European woman, who I imagined would have a broader view of the directors in the world. As great as American movies are, I love European films for the stories they portray. They don’t have the huge budgets we do, so they focus more on story. There’s not the emphasis on special effects (the gee-whiz factor, I call it), glitz, or famous actors.
Great Directors (2009)
Documentary by Angela Ismailos
On Netflix Instant Watch
Just for the sheer joy of it!