The Moving Image Source Research Guide is a gateway to the best online resources related to film, television, and digital media.
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- Austrian Independent Film and Video Database
A vast database of independent and avant-garde Austrian films. Search or browse by title or filmmaker. For each film there is a synopsis, cast and crew lists, a still image, and information on exhibition and distribution. Also includes detailed director biographies and filmographies. In English and German.
- Bill Viola (official site)
The official site of the artist. Features information on ordering videos, as well as an excellent set of articles and interviews with the artist.
- British Artists' Moving Image Database
A research database on British artists' film and video, covering experimental and avant-garde film, video art, artists' television, gallery-based installations, and other works that use moving image and audiovisual multimedia technologies. The database provides information for several thousand works, including dates, formats, and some synopses. It also links to the holdings of public and academic collections, archives, distributors, and dealers, including information about locations and conditions of access.
- Digital Snow
The 2002 DVD-Rom Digital Snow showcases Michael Snow's body of work and has garnered several prizes. The Daniel Langlois Foundation, with permission from Michael Snow and Anarchive, adapted the DVD-Rom for this site. It features texts, drawings, and notes by the artist; texts on the artist; 2-D and 3-D animations and simulations; audio recordings: sound works and improvised music by Michael Snow and the group CCMC; film excerpts; photo reproductions of his work; bibliographies and directories; and a searchable database.
- Electronic Arts Intermix
The catalog of the Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) includes a synopsis and still for each film or video available in the physical archive in New York City, as well as bibliographies and links for each artist. The site also contains the EAI Archives Online, a work-in-progress that charts the history of the EAI from the late 1960s, and an extensive resource guide for exhibiting, collecting, and preserving media art.
- Experimental Cinema
This resource devoted to experimental and underground film offers news, articles, photos, online videos, a bibliography-filmography, a calendar, and an open space for discussion that allows members to add content to the site.
- Experimental Television Center
The website for the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York, provides basic information on the Center's founding and history, as well as information on grants and residencies. Another resource is the ETC's Video History Project, which aims to document and research video art and community television in urban as well as rural communities across the United States.
A comprehensive and frequently updated guide to the experimental film scene, with links to artist and venue websites and a calendar of upcoming screenings.
- Lux Online
This site is devoted to British film and video artists. Includes video clips, new writings, other articles, and biographies.
- Millennium Film Journal
Published since 1978 by the Millenium Film Workshop, the Millenium Film Journal focuses on avant-garde cinema and practice, and covers a range of moving image technologies. The journal's website fully indexes past issues by both author and filmmaker. All issues are available for back order, and almost all articles after 1992 are available in full for free.
- New Media Encyclopedia
A large database of new-media art and videotaped performance art, taken from the collections of various European institutions. In English, French, and German.
- Paik Studios
The official site of the late artist. Features articles and images.
Hosted by the New Museum, Rhizome is an online community devoted to digital media and Internet art, with a frequently updated blog, online discussion boards, and extensive archives and galleries. The ArtBase subsection is available to members through a $5/year subscription.
Online gallery and archive showcases innovative work in video and film by artists worldwide. Founded by Tank magazine.
- Vasulka Archive of the Daniel Langlois Foundation
Articles, essays, interviews, reviews, schematics, diagrams, illustrations, posters, concert programs, photographs, and correspondence related to the history of video and electronic art. Much of the material is on the work of Steina and Woody Vasulka.
- Video Art in Canada
A directory of films and artists, with video clips.