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River
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"New Techno-Age Polymath"

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River was born in Washington D.C. 1944. The family soon moved to Greece. Until 1949 they lived outside Athens where River was influenced by cultural diversity. Music and Drawing articulated his imagination. Formal training in art included The Cleveland Ins. Of Art, S.V.A., Art Students League, The Silvermine College Of Art, A.F.A., Yale University, B.F.A., M.F.A., and The Ruskin School Of Drawing.

River is also a computer geek who has developed proprietary intellectual property involved in his new media and mixed media art. His prolific nature has maintained pace with technology. Installations have bridged the multidisciplinary art into unique expressions of meaning.

His interests led him to become a composer, writer, artist, producer and director. He has produced, directed and edited numerous documentary-style features on subjects ranging from 7 artists reflecting on their shared art school to poets and songwriters finding their voice at open mic. His extensive investigations in New Media have had him crossing borders between fine art , traditional media, and digital works, movies, and music all reaching the core of the creative experience.

His life has been described as containing "Multiple simultaneous lives within a single individual." The unbelievable depth and scope of his art has rendered it un-classifiable. His method of process which he has described at various times as; Dynamica (a learning system), Zen Process (assimilation of complexity in the art of doing), Spherical Thinking (a paradigm shift in world view). Included below are links for further discovery.



Links:

        Who Is         Spherical Thinking         Zen Process         Bio. Info



CREDITS / WORK EXPERIENCE (Abbreviated)

Movies:

- 2004 - Documentary Film - OPEN MIC - SINGER SONGWRITER
Producer ~ Director ~ Primary Camera ~ Editor ~

- 2004 - Narrative Film - MIRA'S SONG
Writer ~ Producer ~ Director ~ Primary Camera ~ Editor ~ Composer

- 2005 - Narrative Short Film - The Big Secret-
Producer ~ Director ~ Primary Camera ~ Editor ~ Composer
Real Media clips available on the web: http://glenriver.com\movies\secret\index.html

- 2005 - Narrative Film - Thugs -
Writer ~ Producer ~ Director ~ Primary Camera ~ Editor ~ Composer
Real Media clips available on the web: http://glenriver.com\movies\thugs\index.html

- 1994 - Documentary Short Movie - Merideth's World
Co-Producer ~ Director ~ Camera ~ Editor

- 1994 - Documentary Short Film - Art Show
Producer ~ Director ~ Camera ~ Editor
Real Media clips available on the web: http://glenriver.com/RealVideo_8/Art_Show.ram

- 1987 - Narrative Short Movie - Johnny Rainbow Ballet
Writer ~ Producer ~ Director ~ Primary Camera ~ Editor ~ Composer


Fine Art Movies:

Producer ~ Director ~ Primary Camera ~ Editor ~ Composer (on all Fine Art Movies)

- 2004 - Documentary Film - Slide Show
Run Time: 41:11 ~ This slide show is an overview covering 80 paintings. It includes; cityscapes, abstracts, landscapes and portraits.

- 2004 - Documentary Film - Art Book Porch
Run Time: 13:28 ~ Painting the art book. The artist explains the logic, and methods involved in this artistic process. With musical background.

- 2004 - Documentary Film - Art Book Process
Run Time: 11:33 ~ Painting the art book. With musical background.

- 2004 - Documentary Film - Art & Poetry Book

- 2004 - Documentary Film - Drawing Shaman's Mirror #3
Run Time: 6:50 ~ Drawing as the supporting structure for painting. The artist explains the reasoning behind the choices for this work. With musical background.

- 2004 - Documentary Film - Still Life Mirror ( cutting board )
Run Time: 19:46 Part 1 of 2 ~ Painting into a finished still life to enter the next level of surreal imagery. The artist explains the process in developing the dynamics for this work. With musical background.

- 2004 - Documentary Film - Still Life Mirror 2 ( cutting board )
Run Time: 12:45 Part 2 of 2 ~ Painting into a finished still life to enter the next level of surreal imagery. The artist explains the process in developing the dynamics for this work. With musical background.

- 1984- 2007 - Documentary Movies - http://artserve.com/Real_Video_2/Draw_mirror.ramHYPERLINKArtist To Artist
A series of interviews with artists ~ Artists: John Jagle, Gus Moran, Charles Daugherty, Carolina Jimenez, Ishmael Rodriguez, Phillip Levine, Josie Peralta, Brechin Morgan, Tom Scippa, Stuart Bigley, George Chaplin, Lisa Daugherty, Mike M. Mitchell, Kurt Henry, Joseph Ruffini, and others.



ANIMATION:

Animator ~ Editor ~ Composer

Computer Art
Run Time: :58 ~ Snip from series including fractal image and modular progressions. With musical background. Real Media clips available on the web: http://glenriver.com/RealVideo_2/Comp_Art.ram

Flux Field 8.13
Run Time: :58
From a series based on merging field forms. With musical background.
Real Media clips available on the web: http://glenriver.com/RealVideo_2/Flux_Field_8.13.ram

MUSIC VIDEO/POETRY VIDEO:

- 1984 - 2006 - Music Video -
Producer ~ Director ~ Primary Camera ~ Animator ~ Editor ~ Composer
Hoochie Coochie ~ Crazy ~ Insufficient Funds ~ Doggybrain Blues ~ Snowman ... (many more)
Real Media clips available on the web: http://glenriver.com\movies/old_music_video/index.html

- 2003 - 2006 - Poetry Video -
13 Producer ~ Director ~ Primary Camera ~ Animator ~ Editor ~ Composer
Bulk Dump ~ Autumn ~ Clone Wars ~ Electronic Neanderthal ~ Fire Wall ~ Graduation ~ Hand ~ Junkie Nut ~ Monastery Dream ~ Temple Of Song ~ Sister Night ~
Real Media clips available on the web: http://glenriver.com\movies\Poetry_Movies.html

COMMERCIAL / PROMOTIONAL:

Life With Mountain Gorillas - 2007
Promotional Video - DVD detailing visits to the natural habitat of two mountain gorilla families in Uganda.
14 Producer ~ Editor ~ Composer

Catskill Exile - 2007
Promotional Video - DVD Exploring singer/songwriter and fly fishermen John Gabriel.
15 Producer ~ Director ~ Editor

Zen Process - 2006
Promotional Video - DVD Exploring Interdisciplinary art works of Glen River..
16 Producer ~ Director ~ Editor
17 Real Media clips available on the web: http://glenriver.com/movies/zen_process_movies.html

Verner Wettstreit - 1993
Promotional Video - Documentary presenting the achievements of an elite Hanovarian stallion in 3 day, eventing, and hunter division.
18 Producer ~ Director ~ Camera ~ Editor ~ Composer
19 Real Media clips available on the web: http://glenriver.com/RealVideo_6/WErner.ram

PROJECTS WORKING

- Permanent Exile (unauthorized autobiography) -
20 Writer, Producer, Director, Composer
- Zen Process 08 (Book, DVD, CD) -
21 Writer, Producer, Director, Composer
- Poetry Dog 08 (Movie) -
22 Writer, Producer, Director, Composer

EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE

STILL CAMERAS:
Film:          Brownie / Nicon 35mm / Olympus 35mm / Hasselblad 2x2 / 4x5 Studio / 4x5 Pinhole -
Digital:       Fuji / Canon / Panosonic

VIDEO CAMERAS:
GoPro, Canon XL1 / Canon GL2 / Canon GL1 / Sony DV ... Film Cameras: Bolex 16mm, Bell & Howell 16mm

COMPUTERS:
1401 mainframe / Comadore Amiga / Apple / PC / web servers

VIDEO SOFTWARE:
Adobe Premiere / Photoshop / After Effects / Ulead Studio (DVD Mastering) / Artist Studio (Rotoscope ~ FX)

AUDIO SOFTWARE:
Cubase / Sonar III / Cakewalk / Pro Tools / Pro Studio / Hologramaphones Research / Sound Forge / Acid / Propeller Head, more

AUDIO RECORDING:
Uher 4 track / Tascam 8 / Tascam DA-88, DAT, MCI 16 track / Allen Heath mixing / Created Complex Mixing Solutions /
Fostex / Rolland / Korg, Digital Workstations ~ Phillips wireless / Processing: Joe Meek, Eventide Clockworks, more
Complex Location Setups

AUDIO LIVE:
Built Tri-Amping Crowns / Ashley Parametrics Crosover / Multi Bus Sub Zone Mixing /
Mini Moog, Atari, Rolland GR 500, Arrp Avatar, Oberhime expander Modules, Shadow MIDI, Proteus 2000, Rolland Keys
Digidesign Gen-x Guitar processor, Digital Mix Snapshot Processing, Allisis Air Processor, and many toys
Rhythm Unit: Lead Guitar, R. Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion ~ Vocal Unit: Lead, harmonies, 2nd Lead, extra Solo
Acoustic Instruments Unit

PRE PRODUCTION SKILLS:
Producer / Project Design / Writer / Storyboard Artist / Location Scout / Production Design

PRODUCTION SKILLS:
Director / Documentary / Live TV / Commercial / Cameraman / Composer / Musician (guitar, keys, percussion, sample/synth, voice)

POST PRODUCTION SKILLS:
Linear Editing / Non-Liner Editing / FX effects / Cross-Platform Editing

Books:

Rock & Roll Murder Mystery ~
Poetry Café ~ Poetry Café Art Book ~
Art Migration To New Media ~
Art Retrospective ~
Lingo (Poetry)

CD:
Hearts ~ Poetry Café ~ Retro B1 ~ Johnny Rainbow ~ Spoken Word ~ The Word Alone

DVD:
25 Art & Poetry ~ Zen Process ~ Art Book ~ Journal 04 ~

Poetry Café
A recent project expressing the unity of interdisciplinary arts. 2006 - 2007
Paperback Book ~
* This is not a traditional book. Through print on demand technology it becomes a series of limited editions. Each edition like software upgrades are identified. Some are also in hardbound. 224 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, black and white interior ink
poetry, short story, essay, drawing, painting, writing, editing, interior design, cover design, printer specs/upload FTP & process
Ms word, Ms Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, PDF distiller, digital camera


Music and Poetry CD ~
* variations of performance, poetry, music, spoken and song
song-writing, poetry, musical composition and arranging,
guitar, keyboard, synthesizers, audio recording, mastering and processing
Ms Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, digital camera, Pro Tools audio mixing and mastering, audio recording Digi 02 interface, sampled sound sequencing and design

Art Book ~
* a series of digital paintings, Printed: 28 pages, 6.63" x 10.25", saddle-stitch binding, full-color interior ink
painting, editing, interior design, photography, cover design, printer specs/upload FTP & process
Ms Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, PDF distiller, digital camera

Mega File ~
mega file construction is a experimental digital picture which is huge. It can be experienced with a viewing program. The experience is basically zooming in to details of the picture which expand into a newly defined interior microcosm. The clarity of the microcosm contains more levels to zoom in further. The viewer may at any time roam the picture in any direction as well as zooming in and out. Although this is a 2D picture, though the experience has a flying feel. In a later project I will bring it into a virtual 3D space with sculptural movement.
poetry, painting, photography, editing, writing,
Adobe Photoshop, digital camera

Installation ~
Modular de-construction and re-construction of megafile and other pictures for static and dynamic viewing. Process presentations as continuous play DVD. Interactive programs allowing a user multiple viewpoints with interactive controls.

Web Site Creation ~
writing, editing, web design, cover design, photography,
Ms word, Ms Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, assorted task specific programs, digital camera, HTML, PHP, Java code, CGI scripts, FTP & file & script installation process

Performance ~
spoken, song, guitar, keyboard, sampled music, looping, solo/band


Why would anyone want to absorb into their body of knowledge all the skills, and procedures necessary for these creations which are normally outsourced to professions with specialists dedicated for these functions? The only way to understand every detail of this art is from A to Z in all it’s complexity without interruption. This fluidity of understanding allows a dilation of focus within a huge amount of information.







           

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