JOHN B. DOUGLAS

Townline Road / P.O.Box 11 / Charlotte, Vermont / 05445
Telephone: 802-425-3244 / E-mail: jdouglas@together.net

Date of Birth : 13 JULY 1938
Social Security : 359-48-3402

Education:

Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts 53-57
Harvard University (Fine Arts/Architecture) '57-58
(Graduate School of Design) '58
Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston '59
Boston University - School of Fine and Applied Arts '60
USArmy-(MOS.642.10) truck driver, craftshop instructor '61-63

1960

The Gallery, Cambridge, MA - one man show / painting and sculpture George Mattson Academy, Boston - Group show / Paintings

1964

Coastwisw Pottery (production and sales)
Machine & Marine Co. - welder
East-West Institute - study and teaching

1965

Cover design / art for dedication of Carpenter Art Center, Harvard Unversity
SKYHOOK (filmed) training film {USMC Seal Team/Rescue} for Fulton Co., and OmniVision Inc. (research/experimental work) Danbury, CN

1966

Art Department, Windham College, Vermont. Design Instructor
Development of Sound Screen w/ Record Plant, NYC
Flaherty Film Seminar - staff

1967

STRIKE CITY (30 min. B&W- filmed, edited, co-directed) families that went on strike and were evicted from the plantation on which they had worked, built their own homes, and carried demands for food and housing for themselves and others to the White House lawn.

Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival

Taught film project at LEAP (Lower Eastside Action Project)
Art Department, Windham College, Vermont. Design Instructor

1968

BDRG: Boston Draft Resistance Group (20min. filmed - Newsreel film) detailing the organizing efforts and actions against the draft and Vietnam War

DIE-CAST GRILLS(15min. filmed, edited,directed) montage of triple exposed news/daily life following the King/Kennedy asassinations

SUMMER'68 (1hr. filmed, edited,co-directed - Newsreel Film) a film examining the organizing around the country leading up to and including the Democratic Convention in Chicago

1969

PEOPLES'WAR (50min. filmed,edited,co-directed - Newsreel Film) filmed in North Vietnam (from Hanoi to the DMZ) presenting the levels of organization and struggle for independence and freedom that led to them to victory.
Awards:

US Film Festival
Golden Bear Award, Moscow International Film Festival

1970

TO OUR COMMON VICTORY (30min. edited,co-directed) a film detailing US policies against Vietnam. Interview with Madam Binh explaining proposed PeaceTreaty. Called for MayDay Demonstrations in Washington DC to end the war.

1971

FREE FARM (15min. filmed,edited,co-directed) story of young people planting huge garden (food for the people) on college property and holding out against the administration and the State Police
CECIL (30min. filmed,edited,co-directed) an old Vermonter who works at the garbage dump, plays SantaClaus for a small rural town and celebrates Xmas with wife, 11 children, and 41 grand-children
FREE VERMONT (newspaper) layout/design

1972

KASKAWALSH (30min. filmed,edited,directed) a single-frame journey from Glacier National Park, Montana, all the way to 21 days into the St.Elias Range,Yukon
extensive work with VideoGraph,Montreal,PQ. videotapes about the US penetration ofthe economy and the political situation following the October Crisis with the FLQ

1973

Patagraphics, Inc. VT - designing/silkscreening posters for Vermont/Vietnam Summer.
organizer - seminars/meetings with representatives of the National Liberation Front and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Montreal, PQ

1975

MILESTONES (3.5hrs - feature film - acted, filmed, edited, co-directed w/Robert Kramer) Activists of the '60's finding themselves in the '70's

NYtimes: "...must see..."
Cannes Film Festival - Critics Choice Award
New York Film Festival
London Film Festival
Internation Film Festival (Portugal) First Prize

1976

THE VERDICT (1hr. Video/filmed,edited,co-directed) adaptation of Barbara Reilly's play about Dhoruba Moore's trial
MetropolitanCorrectional Center, NYC - Film/Video instructor
Empire State College, NYC - Student equivilance evaluator
Cultural Workers Front - film and video, NYC
Organizer - Hard Times Conference, Chicago

1977

HUNTER COLLEGE NOW (15min. filmed) Young&Rubican
PORTRAIT of a PUERTO RICAN ARTIST: JORGE SOTO(20min.filmed)
researching/writing for feature film of lives of a group of New Yorkers, their different ethnic and class realities

1978

Third World Newsreel - staff and librarian / archivist, fund raising work
NEWSREEL: Ten Years of Political Documentaries organized the show at the Whitney Museum, NYC
Camera News Basic Film Workshop - instructor
Higher Ground Cinema - organizer/projectionist
National Conference on Priorities - member/attendee
North Star Foundation - founding organizing member

1979

CRIC, CRAC (filmed) documentary about Haitian refugees. What they cam from and what they found. International Festivals
Third World Newsreel - staff
BARRIO LOGAN POR VIDA (filmed) documentary about the cultural and political identy of the Chicano community in San Diego ten years after the take-over of a Califirnia Highway Patrol Station for a park and murals
RAPE OF REALITY (1hr. filmed) examined the distrortion and use of violence by the media in the US. Produced by Cobra Films, Sweden
DISARMAMENT: The Question of Conversion (filmed) produced by the United Nations and produced by Swedish TV
National Conference on Priorities - member/attendee

1980

STAND UP GRENADA (1hr. filmed, edited, co-directed) work print of longer film, detailing the gains of the Revolution and the serious attempts of the US to destabalize the Peoples Revolutionary Government. CIA et al
Latin American International Film Festival, Havana, Cuba
Third World Newsreel - staff
GRENADA: NOBODY'S BACKYARD (filmed) Covert Action Bulletin Production
National Conference on Priorities - member/attendee
I'M NOT REALLY A WAITRESS (15min. filmed,edited) a theatrical piece about the contradictions faced by women who really want to work in the theater, but are still forced to support themselves by waiting on tables

Womens International Film Festival

1981

BIRDS and BUFFALOES (20min. filmed,animated,edited,directed) impressionistic montage of contradictions and life. various festivals
National Conference on Priorities - member/attendee
LA LOGAN (30min. filmed, edited, co-directed) the murals and the music, the tradition that historically supports the on-going strivings for equality of the Chicano Community in San Diego, CA

Latin American International Film Festival, Havana, Cuba

1982

Work with the Ministry of Culture, the PRG, and Grenada TV - in Grenada

1983

GRENADA: The Future Coming Towards Us (1hr. filmed,edited,directed) the history that led to the '79 Revo and the possibilities that it held out to the people of Grenada before the blood bath and the US invasion

Latin American International Film Festival, Havana, Cuba
Leipzig International Festival Award
The Public Theater, NYC. six week run
range of sales - Nigerian National Television to NHK, Japan
Caribbean Research Institute - staff

1984

House building in Vermont

1985

Film Retrospective - Metropolitan Theater, Burlington VT

1986

Graphics work begins on the MINDSET computer: ADA Systems,San Francisco

1987

animation for various video works, and cable TV

1988

ROUTE ONE(editing) feature film by Robert Kramer - Films D'Ici, Paris MAC II consultant with MICROVIDEO, Paris
work on MAC II interface w/NTSC S-VHS, TrueVision's NuVista 16M Board, Data Translation's Gen-Lock. VideoWorks, Swivel-3D etc.
Taught Intro to Computer Graphics/Animation at UVM(Fall Semester)

1989

What's Wrong With This Picture? (pre-production on pilot) TV series examining what we see on TV. and what we don't. and what we want to see
D2 Studio NYC - Resident Applications Specialist
Apple Research and Development Group - invitee
UVM Art Department - guest speaker
MacEmporium, NYC Hardware/Software evaluator

1990

LOVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, NOT THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT-Special Jury Award/Political Video - NationalJournalists Conference
Halls/Walls Gallery, Buffalo,NY
QUEBEC/VERMONT Artists- Acid Rain Project work showed in LaMacaza Gallery, Quebec and Coburn Gallery/Metropolitan Gallery here in Burlington, Vermont

1991

WHITE NOISE (4min. computer animation) w/Erich Kory : Cello
Special Jury Award/ Earth Peace Film Festival, Burlington
Work for/with CaveArt Videographics Inc., NYC

1992

Performed in Le Violoncelle a toutes les cordes Festival (30min. piece with Erich Kory) April/Montreal, Quebec
THE HEART OF IT' (7min. computer animation) 1st Prize/AT&T's International Graphics/Animation Competition
REVELATION (2 min. Produced by P.C.S.I./Alan Waxenberg, computer:John Douglas, cello:Erich Kory) - distribution by DIVA Corporation on Interactive-CD Video Disk
Developer/Beta testing for At&T/Graphics Software Labs

1993

Inter-active interface for IMPACT II's video on the future of teaching work included on Specular International's DemoReel
Cactus(front-end on Scitex) printing of first large prints of work ISEA'93 - invitee
UNDERNEATH...a nostalgia for paint (5min. computer animation) shown at the Walker Art Center as part of ISEA'95. Included on their annual show reel
OUR BONES (10min.computer animation) various screenings, festivals

1994

work included on Topas's DemoReel
assorted work for National Video/CaveArt, NYC
work included on ViewPoint Engineering's DemoReel
home equity loan to buy SGI / Indigo2 and Softimage
consulting - digital future at NYU's Graduate Film Division

1995

Interactive Telecommunications Project / NYU - teaching Digital Post- Production. spring semester
opening for GlobalVision's RIGHTS&WRONGS
DemoReel of beginning work in Softimage
3D environment for Spark/Activision/UA
cover for Videography (November issue)