VIP - VideoChannel Interview Project

Frank, Kristina

Kristina Frank
Swedish videomaker


Interview: 10 questions

1. Tell me something about your life and the educational background
I grew up in a small village in northern Sweden. A small village with few houses. As a kid I played around in the woods and the fields. A time that seems very far away. Having searched around in many forms and has studied painting, theater, puppetry, karate, education, religion, and animation.

2. When, how and why started you filming?
I wanted to get order in life and saw a future as an art teacher, but realizedI could not compromise with life. Did not completed the studies and started animation training instead. It was just right and I have since worked full-time in film and theater. Recently, however, I started teaching again, but only in animation and for older motivated students.

3. What kind of subjects have your films?
An inner journey where I am looking for answers, and the animation I creates an inner world.

4. How do you develop your films, do you follow certain principles, styles etc?
The imagery is important, and with various film and animation techniques I challenge myself.

5. Tell me something about the technical equipment you use.
I have a digital still/film camera. And I use aftereffects there I mix animations and filmsekvenses.

6. What are the chances of the digital video technologies for creating art using “moving images” generally, and for you personally?
For me it is a wonderful medium. The digital tools, I always carry with me, as I live a mobile life. The only thing I need is a power plug and a quiet place. It is also a platform where you can easily spread work and communicate.

7. How do you finance your films?
My films have I financed by living cheap and taking part in film/theater projects. Have started working with a producer and have a greater chance to make good applications from foundations and film institutes.

8. Do you work individually as a video artist/film maker or do you work in a team? if you have experience in both, what is the difference, what do you prefer?
I like working with others. Since I never have had large amounts of money in my projects cooperation is limited, and most of the work falls on me. But I always work together with a musician.

9. Who or what has a lasting influence on your film/video making?
Working on other artists project gives me inspiration and new input.

10. What are your future plans or dreams as a film/video maker?

I see myself as a slave to technology. It would be a challenge to do something that does not include a computer. A performance, installation or puppetry … …but than it want turn out as a film…

Can works of yours viewed online besides on the CologneOFF platform? Where?
“The Eveningland”
“got to leave my troubles behind” ( I am animator and composting artist)