Kevin Obsatz is a filmmaker and video artist with a BA in Film Production from the University of Southern California and (soon) an MFA in Experimental Media from the University of Minnesota.
After a very formal, classical Hollywood film industry education at USC, he was seduced by a ragtag group of underground experimental filmmakers in Paris who taught him how to hand-process Super-8 film and question cinematic authority figures. He has worked on feature films with budgets from $15,000 to $35 million, and on documentaries that have taken from 2 hours to 5 years to complete.
He has collaborated with choreographers on projects at the Walker Art Center and the Weisman Art Museum, and has created projection elements for performances in Tallahassee, Paris and Bogota. Studying with the Boulder-based Handmade Film Institute, he has developed 16mm film in buckets high on a Colorado mountain on a moonless night, and deep in a cave near the sea in Jamaica.
He has received a number of awards and grants, but he’s not really in it for the prestige or the money. Some of his work can be found at www.videohaiku.com.