About Wendy Smith
After completing my MA in Television/Film/Radio at the the Newhouse School of Public Communications (Syracuse University), I went to France to feed my passion for filmmaking at the Cinematheque Francaise, and became an expert at super-8 – 16mm film techniques.
While in France, I finished my Ph.D. film and dissertation at the University of Paris X, France, where I studied ethnographic film with Mr. Jean Rouch. My 400-page thesis is filed at the Bibliotheque Nationale and my film, “Perry in his Garden”, is co-distributed by the CNRS in Paris.
Back in the United States, I taught video production as well as film production at various New York State universities.
In addition, I made several films and videos. My documentary work became more experimental, incorporating digital processing and computer graphics with video. As a result, I won awards at several national and international festivals.
I continue to teach both film and digital production, work on my projects, and freelance as an video editor and writer/producer.
Read about my Teaching Philosophy.
I also practice and teach the Chinese healing art, Qigong, and have produced a new instructional DVD.
Currently, I am 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 my trilogy on memory, identity, and home.
Read my Artist’s Statement.
Download PDF resume.