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Ian Campbell

Film Department
Lab Instructor

Office: ED 239.3
E-mail: ian.campbell@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5313

Research interests
Digital Filmmaking and Visual Effects; VJ culture and Live Improvised Visuals; Kinetic Sculpture and 3D printing.

Ian Campbell is a filmmaker and multimedia artist who works in video, installation and performance art. His short films have been screened across Canada at film and experimental media festivals such as Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal), WNDX (Winnipeg), Antimatter (Victoria), 8Fest (Toronto) and others in Europe and the US. He has presented performance work using live improvised projected video at artist run centres and performance venues across western Canada. He is currently based in Saskatchewan where he teaches film at the University of Regina.

ACCREDITATION
  • MFA (Studio Arts - Open Media, Concordia University) 2006
  • BFA (Studio Arts - University of Victoria) 2003
WORKS OF NOTE
  • 2018 The Flats (B&W, 5:00)
    Three lone individuals try to coexist in cramped housing conditions. How will their unique quirks get in the way of just surviving? A stylized short film that mixes live action and animation to examine the human condition. Distributed by Videopool (http://www.videopool.org)
  • 2017 Ilsa the far seer (B&W and Colour, 10:41) A schoolgirl from the sticks makes her way to the city of the future: 1920's Weimar Berlin! Her love of new technologies leads her to find a job in the burgeoning television business where she meets strange and unique personalities and learns to triumph over the petty authoritarians in her way. Ilsa the Far Seer is a highly stylized retrofuturist alternative history that seeks to recall the manic energy and unbridled creativity of classic expressionist cinema.
  • 2015 The First Engine (B&W, 6:33) At the dawn of the 20th century the horse was supplanted by a new means of power. This new invention is making itself known across the prairies of North America. Soon it will make it's presence felt in a most radical way. Distributed by the Winnipeg Film Group (https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com)
  • 2012 The Floating World (B&W, 8:32) Experimental short film. A man emerges from a heavily forested area of northern Saskatchewan to discover that all the people in his home town have disappeared. In their place stands a series of massive devices of unknown origin or purpose. Without fuel or food he wanders aimlessly across the landscape trying to divine what meaning can be made in a world without people. Distributed by the Winnipeg Film Group (https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com)