Best Film & Video Film & Video Art in 2022

Genres of Film & Video Art

There are a lot of different types of films, but film based art is especially interesting, because of the wide variety of themes that it explores. From Motion graphic design to Music and Impermanence, film based art is a diverse genre, encompassing a variety of disciplines. Listed below are some of the most popular forms of film & video art. We'll explore several different genres and their influences below.

9,000 works

The ZKM's film collection contains more than 9,000 works of film ranging from classical to modern, experimental to commercial. Film was once considered a document of history rather than an art form, but technological advances have given filmmakers the freedom to experiment with special effects. These transformations can seem ethereal and magical on screen. Those who study film and video art can enjoy this collection.

Motion graphic design

There are many benefits of motion graphic design for film and video. They can be used to convey narratives, demonstrate complex relationships, and visualize data. A simple motion graphic can make anyone understand a complex message. These graphics are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, ranging from digital ads to your favorite TV show. But how do you use them to achieve the best results? Let's look at some examples. Here are some tips for creating a successful motion graphic:

First, determine the goal of your video. Are you trying to convey a message to an audience? Or do you want to explain a complicated concept in a way that is easily understood? Motion graphics are great for illustrating facts or ideas without narrative. They can help break down complex products or services, and they can help explain a difficult concept visually. But if your goal is to convey a powerful message to your audience, you should not use them for emotional stories. Other animation styles, such as a stop-motion video, will make this type of presentation more engaging.

Motion graphics designers need to be organised. They must have good organizational skills, as it requires long hours in front of the computer. As a freelancer, you can apply for a number of freelance jobs in this field. Many freelance websites offer jobs in this area, but make sure that you keep up with your updates. It is vital that you have the proper attitude to be successful in this field. It is a challenging but rewarding career.


Whether you've ever listened to music in a movie or watched a music video on YouTube, you've probably noticed a connection between music and visual art. Music videos, in particular, use music as a visual component, often combining music with images. David Bowie understood the relationship between music and visual art, and he used his music videos to make his point. For example, his video for the song "Call Me" featured backlighting effects, which were inspired by film noir. But in reality, the conventions of lightning and film noir are more appropriate, and are not as jarring as they might be in music videos.

Music for film and video art involves various types of licensing and negotiations. Some music is free to use as long as it is credited to the rightful owner of the music, while others require an arrangement with the film's music publisher or the recording label. Depending on the type of music, back royalties may also differ. If you're unsure, try searching online for a piece of music you like and ask yourself if it's appropriate for your project.

One important thing to remember about film scoring is that the audience experiences film not just visually, but also auditorily. That means that the music accompanying it triggers different reactions and emotions. According to Bernard Herrmann, the music can imbue a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety, and even misery. Additionally, the music can help propel the story along or slow it down, enhancing dialogue and dramatic effects.


The concept of impermanence is very much relevant in modern contemporary art. Artists have been exploring this concept for several decades, and the new medium of film and video art has been used to express it in new ways. In "Impermanence: The Time of Man," for example, artists have used video iPods to explore the temporal nature of life. The project is based on interviews with 122 people, and features a circular screen where the viewer watches a video that changes moods and intensity.

The title of the project, "This body is so impermanent," draws on a passage from the first century Vimalakirti Sutra. The Buddha asks his disciples to visit Vimalakirti, an imaginary spiritual being who will grant them the insight needed to experience their own mortality. Through the medium of film, Barney explores the concept of impermanence. Impermanence is an important theme in film & video art, and filmmakers often explore it in innovative ways.

Intermedia artists are surrounded by streams of code and processed information. They recognize the processing inherent in everything, and they find it hard to wade through a vast accumulation of big data. As a result, they create impermanent motions that ripple through their cybernetic nervous systems and simulate further connections. The artist, then, becomes aware of his or her involvement, and makes it an asset.


The film and video arts are a diverse group, encompassing traditional cinema and newer forms such as digital video and virtual reality. While the field is still largely emerging, film and video art are still important remnants of the general canon of art. The question is, what makes video art different from other forms of art? There are several factors to consider when analyzing the various forms of video art. Here are some examples.

The first thing to consider when viewing video art is the context in which it was produced. Cinema, for example, was traditionally commercial, with commercial expectations. In contrast, artists' films, while often aiming to create a mass audience for commercial gain, were conceived as works of art. While filmmakers often aimed for a mass audience, video art focuses on an artistic vision and uses experimental techniques to create an entirely new medium.


The first of two consecutive film / video art exhibitions at the Eye in Amsterdam featured a work by Dutch artist Susan Hiller and installation by Kevin Atherton. The exhibition also featured a Scratch Video compilation curated by Michael OPray, featuring works by George Barber, Jon Dovey, Tim Morrison, Sandra Goldbacher, John Maybury, John Goff, Mick Hartney, and Graham Young.

The British Video Art Festival is the largest of its kind, featuring screenings of recent videotapes and a retrospective of British video art. The festival also featured six-part series by John Wyver on American video art, as well as works by George Barber, Sera Furneaux, and David Hall. The British Video Art Festival was organized by the British Council. It was an important moment in British video art, and the UK is home to some of the most influential artists in this field.

In the 1980s, the British film industry saw a boom in the field of video. In the UK, for example, the BBC commissioned eight ten-minute programmes featuring work by artists including John Adams, Tamara Krikorian, and David Hall. The BBC also made an investment in video workshops and post-production facilities, including the LVA, which is affiliated with the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.

Rachel Gray

In July 2021 I graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Marketing Management from Edinburgh Napier University. My aim is to work in book publishing, specifically in publicity, or to specialise in branding or social media marketing. I have 6 years of retail experience as for over 5 years I was a Customer Advisor at Boots UK and I now work as a Bookseller in Waterstones. In my spare time, I love to read and I run an Instagram account dedicated to creating and posting book related content such as pictures, stories, videos and reviews. I am also in the early stages of planning to write my own book as I also enjoy creative writing.

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