Al Razutis

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Media Artist and innovator, since 1967, in the areas of film and video, avant-garde film, video art, holographic art, and more recently, stereoscopic 3D video, digital graphics - web media and web-based virtual reality.

His films have received a number of awards, including a 1988 Los Angeles Film Critics Award, and his media art works are found in a number of international collections and have been exhibited internationally, including a 1997 stereoscopic 3D video showing at the Louvre, a 2002 film-video retrospective at the Electronic Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, and a 2004 exhibition of 3D video, film, video at SeNef, Seoul, Korea. He also has an extensive background as a teacher in film production / film studies, is a past publisher of two periodicals on film and holography, and has invented / developed a number of film, video, holographic and 3D imaging techniques.

In 2000-01 he was involved as Head of 2D/3D Graphics for the Mission Corporation (Bellevue, WA) in developments of speech-interactive (avatar-based) graphical interfaces for next-generation (post-PC) environments. He continues to create independent works in interactive 3D web graphics and installations.

He has an extensive background as film and holographic arts producer, project lead and designer, critic, historian, writer, teacher and cultural activist, with special skills as cinematographer, videographer, holographic systems and installation designer, producer and director of films and videotapes, screen-writer, stereoscopic 3D videographer and editor, internet site designer, Speech-interactive Avatar UI designer and HTML and VRML programmer-creator. He is also a writer of screenplays, prose, and prose-poetry.