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Summary: Skip Blumberg, producer, filmmaker, camera journalist, artist, and video pioneer, has made hundreds of productions so far over his 50-year career: on the web with 3,000,000+ views, including on www.SkipBlumberg.com and MoreArtistsMovies.com; in permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and other U.S. and European museums; on Showtime, PBS, Disney Channel, National Geographic TV, and TV channels internationally; and appearing in the documentary features “Here Come the Videofreex,” “TVTV: Video Revolutionaries,” and “Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review.” Blumberg is recipient of three NYC Emmys, Ohio State University Journalism Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Winter Olympics Artist-in-residence, Paley Media Center's “TV Critics' Favorite TV Shows of All Time,” and many other honors. To view Skip’s newest movies, please visit SkipsNewMovies.vhx.tv.
Filmmaker/Artist Skip Blumberg has made several hundred independent and commissioned productions seen on screen:
• 3,000,000+ web views, including via www.MoreArtistsMovies.com. • Permanent collections: Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Paley Media Center (NYC), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library (NYC), and other museums, libraries, and archives. • Retrospectives: Berlin Film Festival Videofest, Rotterdam Film Festival, Dallas Video Festival, Flaherty Film Seminar, and many other public screenings around the world. • TV airings: NBC, ABC, PBS, Showtime, National Geographic TV, Disney Channel, Sci Fi Channel, Bravo, USA Cable Network, The Learning Channel, and channels internationally.
Blumberg is recipient of 3 Emmys; Guggenheim Fellowship; 1984 Esquire Magazine Register of Outstanding Young Americans; Top Ten in ArtForum Magazine; Ohio State University Journalism Award; Artist-in-Residences at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, WNET/13 (NYC), KTCA (Twin Cities), WCNY (Syracuse), WXXI (Rochester) and Walker Art Center; and other honors.
“Pick Up Your Feet: the Double Dutch Show” is considered a classic documentary video, was in the Museum of Broadcasting’s screening series “TV Critics’ Favorite Shows of All Time,” and, as part of a rejuvenation of the sport, screened in 2017 to a standing-room-only audience of 350+ at Lincoln Center.
He produced and directed more than 150 shorts for PBS Sesame Street; a one-hour PBS Great Performances; 6 segments and 2 half-hour episodes of PBS Alive TV (with Spalding Gray, Women of the Calabash, Harold Nicholas, Robert LaFosse, Wendy Perron and others); a dozen running segments for Sci Fi Channel "Space in Your Face;" and excerpts that appeared on national TV series, including NBC “Tonight Show" and “Today,” ABC “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” and “You Asked for It.”
Blumberg’s multi-media art installations, curated shows, performances and events were at Berlin Film Festival Videofest, JFK Center for the Performing Arts (Washington DC), MoMA, San Francisco Art Institute, IDS Center (Minneapolis), Institute for North American (Barcelona), Utah Arts Festival, Exploratorium (SF), Atlanta Performing Arts Festival, Mala Stanica (National Modern Art Museum, Skopje Macedonia), Townhouse Gallery (Cairo Egypt), American Corner (Rangoon Myanmar), and others.
His company In Motion Productions, Inc. has produced numerous award-winning educational and fundraising films, which he directed, for non-profits, websites, start-ups and other clients.
Skip has conducted hundreds of production workshops, university and school classes, and in-person screenings, including as Department of State Cultural Envoy and Artistic Director of MyHero.com’s Global Exchange in 6 countries in Africa and Eastern Europe and on the web, and as Special Assistant Professor at Hofstra University, .
Blumberg is Administrator and Spokesperson for Videofreex Partnership (www.Videofreeex.com, www.VideofreexPirateTV.vhx.tv, www.vimeo.com/ondemand/MAYDAY1971RAW,) is one of the original Videofreex 1969–77, and was President of the video production pioneers' non-profit Media Bus, Inc. 1970–77.
Skip lives and works in lower Manhattan, is President/Founder of Friends of City Hall Park, and was Judge at the Fourth International Whistling Contest (Carson City NV).
To view “Short-Lived Phenomena,” “Roadside Attractions,“ and his other new movie series, please visit SkipsNewMovies.vhx.tv.