Filmmaker Interview: Ronnie Cramer
Meet Ronnie Cramer, an experimental filmmaker who will be screening Pillow Girl which you can read about here.
1) What is the origin for the idea behind Pillow Girl?
There was an invitational exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the theme of which was “risque.” At the time I was using various methods to convert pictures into sound, so I made a “musical” album using the covers of lurid magazines for source material. When it came time to include a visual component, I used the covers themselves. Cutting between them proved rather boring, so I tried dissolving and finally morphing.
2) How long have you been making experimental films?
I was making experimental films in the early 1980s, which came in very handy because I was also in a rock band at that time and music videos were starting to catch on. Adding a bunch of weird visuals to our (weird) music was a natural.
3) Are there any experimental filmmakers you like to keep an eye on who interest you?
Not really. Experimental filmmakers (including yours truly) are usually pretty annoying.
4) Describe a typical day in the life of Ronnie Cramer.
I try to get four or five tasks completed from my “to do” list while adding six or eight more.
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