MICHAEL KINGSBURY
Director Michael KingsburyI started off as a fine artist, in classical figurative and portrait. I moved into photography first with 35mm, experimental pin hole emulsion cameras, ultra large format Cibachrome multimedia works, then medium format and large format 4″x5″, as well as pioneering multigrade step printing in the darkroom. and then 16mm film. Here is my ongoing Director commentary series on each film. I begin with a director commentary on my film Gulag Magadan. I have been shooting 16mm film since 1995. Kodak custom perforated cinema stock for me in still camera rolls for tests. Immediately in Film II at film school I began to cut negative and sync image to dialogue, even on un-synched  Bolex cameras, essentially matching image to sound. By Film IV I had made the only feature length dramatic features in 16mm for grad screening, cutting the negative myself and doing the opticals on an Oxberry mechanical printer. In film you have to think before you roll stock, digital does not nearly train the visual mind as much.In digital I’ve shot my films with Arri, Red, Canon, Blackmagic, Sony.

Part of my ongoing Director Commentary video series where I comment on the three Gulag films. I start off with the Gulag Magadan film, and am on #10 at this point.

YOUTUBE

Director Commentary for GULAG MAGADAN (2017), part 10

Director Commentary for GULAG MAGADAN (2017), part 9

Director Commentary for GULAG MAGADAN (2017), part 8

Director Commentary for GULAG MAGADAN (2017), part 7

Director Commentary for GULAG MAGADAN (2017), part 5

Director Commentary for GULAG MAGADAN (2017), part 4

Director Commentary for GULAG MAGADAN (2017), part 3

Director Commentary for GULAG MAGADAN (2017), part 2

Director Commentary for GULAG MAGADAN (2017), part 1

BITCHUTE

GULAG MAGADAN – Director Commentary 1
https://www.bitchute.com/video/aDUIUrq1ocjq/

GULAG MAGADAN – Director Commentary 2
https://www.bitchute.com/video/HIwA044EGml5/

GULAG MAGADAN – Director Commentary 3
https://www.bitchute.com/video/ZtUklTkWGti4/

GULAG MAGADAN – Director Commentary 4
https://www.bitchute.com/video/qNPUYbzQo9l2/

GULAG MAGADAN – Director Commentary 5
https://www.bitchute.com/video/Kzm59mJ72U5I/

GULAG MAGADAN – Director Commentary 6
https://www.bitchute.com/video/0HkUiyjtet8B/

GULAG MAGADAN – Director Commentary 7
https://www.bitchute.com/video/SQtLxog7XcGK/

GULAG MAGADAN – Director Commentary 8
https://www.bitchute.com/video/0lpmBKD5m1hl/

GULAG MAGADAN – Director Commentary 9
https://www.bitchute.com/video/DhR4r6rjNg3i/

GULAG MAGADAN – Director Commentary 10
https://www.bitchute.com/video/Fw4jJU4VnxrL/

Pitch for Gulag Barashevo (2015)

 


GULAG BARASHEVO (2015) DIRECTOR PITCH

Pitch for Gulag Vorkuta (2016)


GULAG VORKUTA (2016) DIRECTOR PITCH

Pitch for Gulag Magadan (2017)

Pitch for Gulag Magadan (2017)

GULAG MAGADAN (2017) DIRECTOR PITCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director Filmography

2017 Gulag Magadan feature, 35mm 4K, Red, Ursa 4.6K.

2016 Gulag Vorkuta feature, 35mm HD, Canon

2015 Gulag Barashevo feature, 35mm HD, 6k Red, Arri, Canon

2014 Gulag Vorkuta short, 35mm HD, 8 mins.

2013 Gulag Barashevo short, 35mm HD, 13 mins.

2003 R-Files (Rulison Files), DV, 40 mins.

1998 Crazy River, 16mm Color film, 90 mins.

1996 Independence Pass, 16mm BW film, 10 mins.

1995 Hazel’s Portfolio, 16mm BW film, 18 mins.

 

MY PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMATOGRAPHY

Cinematography, Nikon 85mm, portrait of a dissident in GULAG barracks, Michael Kingsbury

GULAG MAGADAN (2017) pitch

https://www.bitchute.com/video/1lt5FISCZub6/

GULAG VORKUTA (2016) pitch

https://www.bitchute.com/video/9eppmteT2IfW/

https://www.indiegogo.com/campaigns/gulag-vorkuta

https://www.indiegogo.com/campaigns/gulag-barashevo

 

GULAG POSTER ART

GULAG BARASHEVO (2015) feature film poster
GULAG BARASHEVO (2015) feature film poster

Gulag Barashevo, 2014, feature film pre-production poster.

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Gulag Barashevo, 2014, feature film pre-production poster.

Gulagcopy

Gulag Vorkuta, 2014, short film

GulagFINAL

Gulag Barashevo, 2013, short film.

R-FILES Actor lineup-bannerR-Files, (Rulison Files), 2003, short film about the stopping of Project Plowshares, the testing of nukes on civilians.

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Crazy River, 1998, feature film about an environmental activist couple.

 

FINE ART

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Artist, Filmmaker, Writer

I have been an Artist for as long as I can remember. Drawing, painting, creating beauty for the world.

Classical drawing, black chalk on paper, 16″ x 24″. Michael Kingsbury
Classical drawing, 16″ x 24″, black chalk on paper. Michael Kingsbury
Classical figure drawing, black chalk on paper, 14″ x 23″, Michael Kingsbury

 

Classical drawing, black chalk on paper, 15″ x 24″, part of a larger full figure study.
Sketcheds for Gulag Vorkuta scenes, graphite on paper, Michael Kingsbury
Sketch for Gulag dissident scene in Gulag Vorkuta (2016), graphite on paper, Michael Kingsbury.

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Mediums I have used, mainly oil on canvas and wood, graphite, black chalk, on paper,  emulsion photography. digital photography. All art by Michael Kingsbury.

EXHIBITIONS

United Center, Chicago

Artemesia gallery, Chicago