Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

The Hatch – Production

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

the hatch, jillian mcdonald
On location on The Cabrach, Morayshire, Scotland

the hatch, jillian mcdonald
Test shots, The Hatch, 2 channel video

the hatch, jillian mcdonald
Test shots, The Hatch, 2 channel video

3-Channel version, Valley of the Deer

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

In progress, 2013…

Installation at Glenfiddich Gallery

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Valley of the Deer
Dufftown, Scotland

Valley of the Deer, Jillian McDonald

Valley of the Deer, Jillian McDonald

Valley of the Deer, Jillian McDonald

Valley of the Deer

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Since July 15th I’ve been in Dufftown and other parts of Scotland shooting a new video called Valley of the Deer.

Below are some stills…

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Slasher Cycle

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Stills from a 4-channel video in post-production. Feet were dragging on this one, but a corner was turned today and I got excited again. Something about the colour.

This was shot in 2008 at the Headlands Center for the Arts in California.

Freddy, played by Joe McKay
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Jason, played by Pavel Kruk

Leatherface, played by Beckley Roberts

Michael, played by Reid Johnston

Staring at Vampires

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

I’ve been working on a new video, Hunger – a series of three staring contests with TV and film vampires. I inserted myself digitally into scenes from Twilight (New Moon), True Blood, and Being Human. As the (replaced) ingénue hopeful of shared immortality, I am locked in endless staring contests with Edward, Bill, and Mitchell – the leading male vampires from these series who share brooding good looks, apparent youth, advanced vampire years, immortality’s curse, abstinence from blood and in some cases sex, and an ability to pass as mortal. These are the new breed vampires of our dreams – insatiable, beautiful, charming, yet dangerous. Separate hungers unite them with their mortal prey. Time is suspended in the staring contests which no one wins and no one loses. In installation three larger than life projections play simultaneously, forcing the viewer to either shift their gaze between screens constantly in order to catch a blink; or to simply indulge in an infinite loop.

Hunger is a commission of Revised Projects and the New Forms Media Society for the Electric Speed project series, curated by Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $11.8 million in media arts throughout Canada.

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

Home Home on the Range…

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Last week I was in Winnipeg, my hometown, thanks to Cliff Eyland and Sigrid Dahle of Gallery One One One and The University of Manitoba. In half a week, I shot a new video titled A Prairie Horror, featuring the talents of various Winnipeg folks. These production photos are by Derek Brueckner, my fabulous Sunday assistant:

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prairie horror

prairie horror

prairie horror

So long Buffalo, and thanks for all the blood

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

RedRum, Jillian Mcdonald
RedRum, Jillian Mcdonald

RedRum, my show at Hallwalls is up and running now through late February. It features a new video, also titled RedRum that features young ghosts and houses that drip with blood.

Dear Buffalo,
Thanks to Hallwalls for everything and curator John Massier for the fabulous production assistance; the students at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and Jam Vafai for being my crew and actors; Joan Linder and Paul Vanouse, Julian and Colette Montague, Sandy Ludwig and Mark Kerwood, and Dennis Maher for lending their homes; The Buffalo Soundpainting Ensemble for creating uber-creepy sounds and introducing me to the ocean harp; Gerry Mead and Cori Wolff for lending paintings from their collections; and Debbie and Gary Hill for hosting me. Buffalo, I miss you already!
~love, Jillian

RedRum coming soon…

Friday, January 1st, 2010

RedRum Jillian Mcdonald

These are stills from my video, RedRum, currently in post-production. It will premiere at Hallwalls in Buffalo, opening Jan 15th!

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RedRum Jillian Mcdonald
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RedRum Jillian Mcdonald
RedRum Jillian Mcdonald
RedRum Jillian Mcdonald

Buffalo Blood

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Despite the title, no buffaloes will be harmed!

However there will be blood in Buffalo, New York this week as I head north to shoot a new video in residence at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Red Rum, filmed on location in Buffalo, features local young actors, musicians, and homes.

Stay tuned…

-Jillian