There is the film by Sophie Fiennes, Over your Cities Grass Will Grow
(2010), about the German artist Anselm Keifer. Robert Gardner also shot two
16mm films about American artist Mark Tobey, one in 50's and one in the
70's.

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 2:14 AM, Chuck Kleinhans
<chuck...@northwestern.edu>wrote:

>  Brigitta,
>
>  You slightly misread the post.  Shuymona Goel was the original person
> asking for film suggestions.   I merely provided some feedback.
>
>  But, it also happens I did write a review of Kudlacek's Menken film:
>
>  http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc49.2007/mediasalad/index.html
>
>  Chuck
>
>
>  On Jul 2, 2012, at 1:04 PM, Brigitta Burger-Utzer wrote:
>
>
> Dear chuck,
>
> You could order the DVD about Marie Menken, a film from Martina Kudlacek.
> It is available at www.index-dvd.at
> At Zeitgeist there is another artist-documentary, also very interesting,
> from the same filmmaker, the title is IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN.
> The films are also feature length, but especially good and with a personal
> style of the filmmaker.
> All the best,
> brigitta
>
> On Jul 1, 2012, at 10:53 PM, Shumona Goel wrote:
>
>
> I was wondering if you may be able to suggest films that have been made
> about artists for us to watch and learn how others have handled this tricky
> subject.
>
>
> Chuck Kleinhans
>
> Since you indicated that you are still learning your craft and this is to
> be a short project, let me suggest this, in contradistinction to the fine
> (but feature length for the most part) films other s have suggested.
>
> It is almost always interesting to show the manual process of artistic
> creation.  This also gives you a logical narrative "spine" for the film:
> beginning to end, inspiration to completion, etc.  You can thus show the
> activity of art making and use a voice over from one or more  separate
> interviews to inform in a verbal way.  If the artist makes similar work you
> may be able to shoot at several different times which lets you cover
> something that may not have gone well in an earlier shoot.  Especially for
> new filmmakers, it's a lot better to do a project about a repeated event
> (city symphony, etc.) that lets you go back for  B roll, etc.  than a
> unique event (the one championship game).
>
> Chuck Kleinhans
>
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