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Some of Andy's 16mm Films

Split Description
16mm, color, sound, 8 min. 11 sec.
© 1994 Andy Moore

A film of gestures rather than statements, Split Description utilizes a concentric split-screen technique to present a kaleidoscopic moving montage of three diverse locales (in California, Massachusetts and New York).  The different zones within the frame interplay, while the hairline borders between them become crucial junctures of vanishing/becoming.  The soundtrack, ranging from dead simple to deliriously intricate, collaborates in the collage.  Virtually non-verbal (except for some Morse code), the film is a magic viewing box designed to cut the viewer free from narrative expectation and instead serve as a tool for reflection on space/time/sound.  Note: no optical printing was utilized in the making of this film.

Director’s Citation, 1995 Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival
Honorable Mention, 1995 Ann Arbor Film Festival

Print Purchased By:
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

Festival Screenings:
1996 Slam Dance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
1995 Mill Valley Film Festival
1995 Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL
1995 Ann Arbor Film Festival (and 10-city Festival Tour)
1995 Charlotte Film & Video Festival
1994 Film Arts Festival, San Francisco
Other Selected Screenings:
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
The Other Cinema at A.T.A., San Francisco, CA
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Fontana Concert Society, Kalamazoo, MI
Midwest Media Artists Access Center, St. Paul, MN
Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Colby College, Waterville, ME
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Kent State University Int’l Film Society, Kent, OH
Reed College, Portland, OR

Review excerpt: The Independent Film & Video Monthly - May 1995: “Moore goes to work on the frame like a sculptor...”

Shades Of Meaning
16mm, color, sound, 10 min.
© 1986 Andy Moore

A poetic meditation on music and meaning in cinema.  Aurally iconic music fragments (from theater pipe organ recordings) have been cut up, looped, re-composed, and combined with eclectically chosen imagery shot mostly in the western United States.  The result is both a reflection of the artist’s sensibilities and a commentary on commercial media values.  At once a celebration of visual beauty and mystery, and a semiological investigation into how musical codes and imagery combine to create meaning, Shades Of Meaning has been called paradoxical, mystical and elegant, pregnant with multiple meanings and a powerful tool for reflection.

Honorable Mention, 1987 San Francisco International Film Festival
Film Prize, 1987 Onion City Film Festival, Chicago
1986/87 Touring package of Black Maria Film/Video Festival

Recent Screening:
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Histrionic Response Section
16mm, B&W, sound, 2 min.
© 1983 Andy Moore

A relentless series of terror-stricken faces alternating with relaxed, blissful faces edited to conform to a particular piece of theater pipe organ music.  A quirky parade of horror and humor, depending on how you look at it.

Sound & Vision, Station To Station
16mm, color, sound, 12 min.
© 1978 Andy Moore

A two-part film about consuming and producing music. Part One is an aerial view of a man sitting at a table consuming music and other items while making colored drawings on white paper. Part Two documents a man’s very first personal encounter with a saxophone, live and authentic. Both sections utilize densely colored backgrounds and objects.

Day Then Night
16mm, B&W, sound, 5.5 min.
© 1978 Andy Moore

Midday in sleepy downtown San Diego circa 1977. Everything moves sluggishly in the hot sun. Kind of spooky. Multiple drum-rolls signal the time-lapse onset of night, and the hectic breakneck buzz of crass neon, porno marquees, cars hurtling through the bad part of town and hyped-up nightlife glitz. An impressionistic portrait of urban glitter and grit that moves to a rock beat provided by the group Sparks, performing In The Future.

Room List
16mm, B&W, sound, 25 min.
© 1978 Andy Moore

“A short yet very good autobiographical film. The revealing honesty achieved in the work is particularly striking. This self-examination is realized via a novel filmic structure, devised to survey the contents of his room on an item by item basis. The obsessive materialism is effectively shoved out of the room on the screen and into the laps of the audience, forcing a response. Unconsciously, yet inherently, the film is a more definitely American statement than Apocalypse Now.”-- Louis Hock

“Whose film was that?”-- Francis Ford Coppola

Recent Screening: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (Obsessive Possessions show)

Strawberry Fields Rebus Redux
16mm, B&W, silent, 1 min.
© 1977 Andy Moore

Featuring John Logan. Originally this film's soundtrack was Strawberry Fields Forever, but that's not allowed on YouTube. You can probably figure it out and hum along.

Fun With Words
16mm, B&W, sound, 6 min.
© 1977 Andy Moore

Featuring Jane, Gary & Kerry.

Looking At You
16mm, B&W, sound, 3.5 min.
© 1977 Andy Moore

First impressions and self-descriptions.

Andy (Un) Tidying Mango Drive
16mm, B&W, silent, 38 sec.
© 1977 Andy Moore

Some of Andy's 8mm Films

Super-8, color, silent, 21 min.
© 1972 Andy Moore

A document of the demolition of the Richard Neutra-designed 1935 home of Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich, later owned by Ayn Rand and rented by Ruth Beebe Hill and family. I was the Hills' neighbor, friend and part-time groundskeeper/caretaker. I shot this film when I was 15. Too bad that the big curved wall around the front patio was already demolished when I started shooting. My 7th birthday party was on that patio!

This footage is copyrighted by Andy Moore. Licenses to exhibit, copy or otherwise utilize this material are available; e-mail me via Unauthorized use of this material is against federal law. There is a version without watermark captioning available.

Road Work
Super-8, color, silent, 2 min.
© 1971 Andy Moore

The Tads Movie
Super-8, color, silent, 18 min.
© 1970 Andy Moore

The Tads were a group of four young friends in Northridge, CA who made these short, silent films around 1968-1970.
Starring Chris Hill, Jay Hall and Robby Haynes. Directed, shot and edited by Andy Moore