After completing her MA in Television/Film/Radio at the the Newhouse School of Public Communications (Syracuse University), Wendy Smith went to France to feed her passion for filmmaking at the Cinematheque Francaise. She became an expert at super-8 – 16mm film techniques.
While in France, Wendy finished her Ph.D. film and dissertation at the University of Paris X, France, where she studied ethnographic film with Mr. Jean Rouch. Her 400-page thesis is filed at the Bibliotheque Nationale and her film, “Perry in his Garden”, is co-distributed by the CNRS in Paris.
Back in the United States, Wendy taught video production as well as film production at various New York State universities.
In addition, she made several films and videos. Her documentary work became more experimental, incorporating digital processing and computer graphics with video. As a result, she won awards at several national and international festivals.
Wendy Smith continues to teach both film and digital production, work on her projects, and freelance as an video editor and writer/producer.
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She also practices and teaches the Chinese healing art, Qigong, and has produced a new instructional DVD.
Currently, Wendy is producing an experimental documentary on the way identity is negotiated across cultural and political boundaries. This piece, “Dwelling in Displacement”, will be Part III of her trilogy on memory, identity, and home.
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