Curator and artist, Mike Morris, and his collaborators on the experimental videos, Ghosts of Lost Futures, have been busy with additional screenings of this program of works. Ghosts premiered at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Horchow Auditorium on May 22 with ten works by ten experimental video artists commissioned to re-interpret film footage…Continue Reading Fall ’21 and spring ’22 screenings for Ghosts of Lost Futures
Remixing the News – KERA’s Frame of Mind & the Jones Film & Video Collection event
Join the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection for an advanced screening of an upcoming episode of KERA’s Frame of Mind – Remixing the News on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 pm in the O’Donnell Hall, Owen Arts Center, SMU. This long-running, local series features a collection of independent documentaries and shorts highlighting Texas-based artists and…Continue Reading Remixing the News – KERA’s Frame of Mind & the Jones Film & Video Collection event
State Fair of Texas – a look back from the G. Williams Jones Film and Video Collection
[wpvideo r8iZIKXM] In celebration of this year’s State Fair of Texas, the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection put together this compilation of clips. Taken from several months of the archive’s 16mm WFAA Newsfilm Collection, this twenty-three minute piece largely without sound showcases the evolution of the fair throughout the 1960s, highlighting the attendees…Continue Reading State Fair of Texas – a look back from the G. Williams Jones Film and Video Collection
WFAA Newsfilm Collection: Political Highlights from 1970
The subject of this week’s “Look what I found in the WFAA Newsfilm Collection” is very appropriate given this last week of the inauguration and presidential politics in the media. The clips from the film collection are a series of interviews with former President George H. W. Bush. [wpvideo NCCwAcpU] In 1970, after serving two terms in the…Continue Reading WFAA Newsfilm Collection: Political Highlights from 1970
WFAA Newsfilm Collection: Highlights from 1969
For my next trip into the WFAA Newsfilm Collection, I have chosen to focus on two musicians’ visits to Dallas in 1969. First up, Glen Campbell, who also brought his TV show to the Dallas Memorial Auditorium for a taping on June 20, 1969, shares his thoughts on the importance of keeping politics and entertainment…Continue Reading WFAA Newsfilm Collection: Highlights from 1969
How the News Got Made: Highlights from Dallas VideoFest 2016
On Saturday, October 22nd, SMU’s Central University Libraries co-sponsored an event with Dallas VideoFest, October 18-23, to highlight the WFAA collection, which is a CUL collection in the process of digitization by the G. William Jones Film and Video archive. Here is the clip reel shown at that event. Highlights include rare clips of celebrities such as Jimi…Continue Reading How the News Got Made: Highlights from Dallas VideoFest 2016
How the News Got Made: A Rare Look at SMU’s WFAA Newsfilm and a Conversation With the People Who Created It
Learn how the news was captured and shared, and gain a new appreciation for the hard work and ingenuity that went into making the WFAA nightly news throughout the 1960s and ’70s. A panel of notable WFAA staff, including on-screen personalities and behind the scenes personnel, will present clips from SMU’s Jones Film and Video…Continue Reading How the News Got Made: A Rare Look at SMU’s WFAA Newsfilm and a Conversation With the People Who Created It
WFAA Newsfilm Collection: Look what I found this week!
Greetings. My name is Jeremy Spracklen, and I am the moving image curator of the G. William Jones Film and Video Archive inside the Hamon Arts Library. One of my current projects is the digitization of the Library’s WFAA Newsfilm footage spanning from 1960 to 1977. Every other week I’m going to share a set of…Continue Reading WFAA Newsfilm Collection: Look what I found this week!