VIP - VideoChannel Interview Project

Kapon, Annetta

Annetta Kapon
US based

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    Interview:10 questions

    1. Tell me something about your life and the educational background
    I have studied Literature in Greece and in the UK, and Fine Art in the US, where I moved in 1980.

    2. When, how and why started you filming?
    I took my first video class as a student at Otis College in Los Angeles, and my first few videos were class assignments. I loved it from day one.

    3.What kind of subjects have your films?
    Language, Labor, Representation

    4. How do you develop your films, do you follow certain principles, styles etc?
    I get an idea. I often like to use the medium of video against its own properties (i.e. show still images)

    5. Tell me something about the technical equipment you use.
    A small panasonic digital camera. But the one showing at Cinemateque was made exclusively on the computer using imovie.

    6. What are the chances of new media for the genre film/video in general and you personally?

    I consider “new media” to be wrapped up with all the other media. I am not loyal to any one medium.

    7. How do you finance your films?
    With my own money. They don’t cost a lot.

    8. Do you work individually as a video artist/film maker or do you work in a team?

    Always alone, but I often hire an editor.

    9. Who or what has a lasting influence on your film/video making?

    All the structuralist filmmakers of the 1970s

    10. What are your future plans or dreams as a film/video maker?
    I don’t know. To make more videos and show them to the world.

    Can works of yours viewed online besides on VideoChannel?

    Yes, on