Website Change

All art projects that are in work, or completed, will now be displayed at my new blog:

Hope everyone still follows!

Best Regards,

Seth Black

Asking Wegmans Permission

Thank you for contacting Wegmans asking for permission to use one of our products in your film, which you will be submitting to a number of film festivals throughout the country.

I forwarded your request to our Legal department for review and per Steve VanArsdale, General Counsel, Wegmans Food Markets, “Per this e-mail Wegmans is giving you permission to use one of our products in your film, which was based upon your description of your film.”

Thank you for contacting us and giving us the opportunity to respond to your request.

We value you as a customer and we hope that you will continue to shop at Wegmans.

Festival Update

Sorry for the delay in updates. I took a few days off.

Due to the packed festival schedule, we are definitely putting things into high gear. Along with creating the performances for the project, we must get the word out for the project. In order to do this, I have decided to submit one film, that will be used in performances, to a late 2009 festival. The film that we are submitting will be shown in a silent film format due to the short amount of time that we have to submit.This does not mean that we are leaving behind our Live Cinema roots, we are still working on the big project that House of Live Cinema set out to produce.

The film that we have decided to submit has had great reviews in a recent screening. It is an experimental that takes a look at the notion of growth and rebirth in times of crisis.

Preparing for 9 Submissions

House of Live Cinema is looking to to a preparetory festival run.

We are looking to submit to nine film festivals for the 2010 festival season. Submission deadlines range from September 2009 to May 2010. This is not a guarentee that we will be invited to perform in every festival, we are just looking to submit to nine in order to get the word out.

The festivals we will be submitting to are:

Boston Underground Film Festival

Syracuse International Film Festival

Atlanta Underground Film Festival

Buffalo Film Festival

Chicago Underground Film Festival

Portland Underground Film Festival

Minneapolis Underground Film Festival

San Antonio Underground Film Festival

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

Ready to kick it into high gear? We really need your help in any way possible now. Check out the ADS FOR HELP page.

Remember that the easiest way to help is by posting a link, , or simply helping to get people knowledgable about the project.

Project Eyes Festival

The House of Live Cinema announces it’s submission to the Syracuse International Film Festival.

It is true that this call is being made during the early stages of the project, but we need something to look forward to and keep us on gear.

Which Medium?

As most know by now, this type of film production falls under the experimental category.

So, in order to add edginess to the film, I will be adding some cameraless animation to the film. This involves scratching words or objects onto multiple frames, as well as adding a medium to the emulsion of the film.

Since the poll application of this blog provider is not currently working, we shall do this the old fashion way.

Which mediums should I concentrate on adding to the film?

1. stamps/stamp ink

2. acryllic craft paint

3. wax/crayon

4. glass stain


All four mediums have been tested by me on developed empty frame, and all let enough light through.

Three and Counting

Three films!

The project now has three, may I repeat, THREE films to work with now.

Who Enjoys Splicing?

I just got back my one film from processing.

Unluckily, watching it was like buying a can of worms.

There is so much to do with this film, so I am starting it off simple by splicing it all day. Tomorrow, we can worry about the rest.

Ode to Live Cinema as a Whole

As mentioned in the “First Apology”, live cinema was not created by me. Live cinema performances have been happening sporatically throughout the world of underground cinema and film. So as an ode to other live cinema performers, I took it upon myelf to reearch the art of live cinema.

Nowhere did I find such an elightening article about it, other than at .

The piece on that page is an eye opening video of one of the first Live Cinema productions, Kaamos.

As I continue to research, I keep getting more and more ideas for our project. Not only will our project showcase the new-age of underground film, but it will also be the first to embrace dialogue as a part of performance. Also, if plans go well, it will be the first project to bring live cinema to cities outside of the fetival realm.

Update and Director’s Bio

Hello world!

As of right now, the project is at a standtill until I get my hands on  my second film and get the keys to the flatbed room. But, as of now the project stand exactly where it was 24 hours ago, 1 film done, one on its way, more films to be created and cript to be written.

I have a feeling  nopw, however, that I must keep this site udated nearly everyday to get the support I need for the project. Everyone should check out the ADS FOR HELP page. The more help I have the easier it will be to complete the project.

Since there i a lack of stuff to update now (as there will probably be until Tuesday), I will educate you all about myself.

My name is Seth Black, but like to go by Seth Tyler Black. I am currently a college sophomore at the University at Buffalo, majoring in psychology and minoring in media studies. Most people don’t understand the connection between the two, but I do. Ask me to explain it and you have a 2 hour conversation on your hands.

I used to write for the York Daily Record, a newspaper in south-central Pennsylvania. I wrote on a variety of topics, but focused the majority of the time to the poetry section. I was often called the ‘poetry kid’ in the newspaper room where me and fellow teen journalists assembled. I was often praised for my poems that didn’t mind exploring the ‘sensitive, surreal and imaginative’ side of the human naturel. It is in that room that I not only nourished my passion for the creative arts, but also picked up my reputation of being the ‘modern hippy’ with no inhibitions when it came to discussing or writing about unocietal, or taboo, subjects.

My journalism career came to an  end once my college one started. With my newspaper days, somewhat, behind me, I focused my creative energy towards writing more poetry and trying to find an agent. In that time, I also started a screenplay called “Predisposition”. It wasn’t until a film class that I realized I could put all of my creative passions into one project, and that project is House of Live Cinema. With the help and support of friends and others, I wish this project to be a great success.