Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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Search the OPAC for specific titles, artists or subjects. The circulating collection contains over 5,000 videos and DVDs arranged in sections:

Check the New Videos List AA = Art and Artists
Includes films about specific artists, designers, movements, museums, and cultures.
I = Instructional
How to videos. Includes videos on yoga, paper-making, and English grammar.
 

AD = Advertising
Compilations of ads, including Clio awards winners by year.

M = Music
Includes music videos, concert films, operas, and biographies of musicians. Arranged by artist/composer/band and title.

  AN = Animation
Includes animated films, compilations, television shows, and documentaries.
O = Otis
Events at Otis, including fashion shows, commencemences, senior shows, Foundation Forward, and artist and designer lectures.
  D = Documentary
Includes non-fiction features, shorts, and television shows.
T = Television
Includes television series, miniseries, and some made-for-tv movies. Arranged by title.
  F = Features
Includes feature, direct to video, and other narrative films, shorts compilations, and more.
V = Video and Experimental Film
Includes feature length and anthologies of video and experimental film. Arranged by artist and title.
  Video Hold Shelf
Located at the Circulation Desk, videos on reserve for courses are usually available for in-library use only. How to reserve an Otis video for a class

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Free Video Resources on the Web

General Interest

Internet Archive's Moving Images Collection - Most items are in the public domain and can be downloaded. Includes classic feature films, news programs, animation, stock footage, and more.
  Prelinger Archives - Part of the Internet Archive, this collection concentrates on "ephemeral" films, e.g. educational, advertising, industrial, and amateur films. (We have some compilations of films from this collection in the DVD stacks)
  Vimeo - Video-sharing social networking site.
  YouTube - Check out the Otis Channel for videos produced at Otis.
   

Experimental and Video Art

ArtReview.com: Videos - Social networking site for the British magazine, includes professionally made videos, art, interviews, curators, etc., as well more amateur content.
  UbuWeb Film and Video - Watch videos by well-known artists on UBU. The site about the avant-garde and outsider arts also contains much more material including docunments, music and radio interviews.
  Video Data Bank - Archive of video art and includes free clips. Some items are cataloged in our video collection.
   

 Film and Television

American Archive of Public Broadcasting - New collection of historical content created by US publicly-funded radio and television.
  Channel 101 - It began as a place where failed network television pilots and series went to die, it has become the site to test new web series. Members vote on which series get "picked up."
  Hulu - Free collection. Contains full episodes, clips, and/or related materials of past and current television shows as well as feature films. (Only available within the United States)
  Movie Clips - Free collection; login optional. Contains over 12,000 clips from popular movies. Most clips can be embedded into blogs and websites.
  Network Websites - Many TV networks stream full episodes, previews, webisodes, and extra content directly from their websites, e.g. ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, CW, Fox, NBC, and TNT. Most include short commercial breaks. TV episodes are also available for sale from other sites, e.g. iTunes and Amazon Video on Demand, or from subscription services, e.g. Netflix.
   

History and Culture

American Memory Project - Powered by the Library of Congress, the site offers access to videos, images and documents of US history from different institutions.
  British Pathé - 85,000 newsreels from 1896-1976 created by British Pathé available on YouTube
  Calisphere - The California Digital Library offers this collection of images and videos of California history.
  Civil Rights Digital Library - Contains a plethora of primary sources, including images, sound and video.
  Screen Search Fashion - Thematic guide to 1920s-1930s UK fashion and dress via film.
   

Training

Library Videos: Digital Media Section (DG) - The Otis Library houses many DVDs and CDs of software training, including tutorials produced by the Gnomon Workshop. (Available only to Digital Media students)
  Library Videos: Instructional (I) - The Otis Library has some how-to videos available for check-out.
  lyndaCampus - Collection of training videos and materials on popular software and hardware.

 

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