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Pat O'Neill (filmmaker)

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Pat O'Neill (filmmaker) Pat O39Neill at Cherry and Martin Contemporary Art Daily
Education  University of California, Los Angeles (1964)
Movies  The Decay of Fiction, Water and Power, Saugus Series
Books  Agri Food 2010: Plan of Action, What Now?, Trance Healer 2, The Little Person
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Similar  Robert Abel, Jack Conley, Anna Negri, Wendi Winburn, Lauren Maher

Patrick O'Neill (born 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is an American independent experimental filmmaker and artist who has also worked in the special effects industry. Although his work embraces an extremely wide technical and aesthetic scope, he is perhaps best known for his startling, surrealistic, and humorous film compositions achieved through a mastery of the optical printer. His films and other artworks often reveal a complex and mysterious interest in the connections and clashes between the natural world and human civilization. O'Neill has also produced a prodigious body of work in drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, and many other media.

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His early 16mm films include Runs Good (1970), Easyout (1971), and Down Wind (1973). His later 35mm films include Water and Power (1989), Trouble in the Image (1996), and The Decay of Fiction (2002). On December 30, 2008, Water and Power was added to the National Film Registry. Prints of O'Neill's films are held in numerous archives and museums around the world, and his complete collection resides at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive, where several of his short works have been preserved. In 2009, Water and Power was preserved by the Academy in collaboration with O'Neill.

Pat O'Neill (filmmaker) Site as Symbol Evening of Projections with Pat O39Neill Fellows of

He has also taught at the California Institute of the Arts. He influenced a generation of CalArts students, who include Adam Beckett, Robert Blalack, Chris Casady, and Larry Cuba, who all later went on to work on the special effects of the original Star Wars.


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  • By the Sea (with Robert Abel) (1963)
  • Bump City (1964)
  • 7362 (1965–67)
  • Coming Down (aka Heresy) (1968) (promo film for The United States of America)
  • Screen (1969)
  • Runs Good (1970)
  • Easyout (1972)
  • The Last of the Persimmons (1972)
  • Down Wind (1973)
  • Saugus Series (1974)
  • Sidewinder's Delta (1976)
  • Foregrounds (1978)
  • Sleeping Dogs (Never Lie) (1978)
  • Two Sweeps (1979)
  • Let's Make a Sandwich (1978–82)
  • Water and Power (1989)
  • Trouble in the Image (1996)
  • Coreopsis (1998)
  • Squirtgun Step Print (1998)
  • The Decay of Fiction (2002)
  • Horizontal Boundaries (2008)
  • I Put Out my Hands (2009)
  • I Open the Window (2009)
  • Starting to go Bad (2009)
  • Painter & Ball 4-14 (2010)
  • Ojo Caliente (2012)

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    Pat O'Neill (filmmaker) Pat O39Neill Crosscuts Walker Art Center


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