||Room 128 Annenberg Hall, Main Campus
|David Parry is an award-winning filmmaker who has made influential documentary films in China, the Yukon Territory, Caribbean, and autobiographical avant-garde films in the U.S. His films have exhibited at leading international and national film festivals as well as broadcast on national PBS and European television. He has been awarded numerous grants including Artist-in-Residence grants, NEA independent filmmaker grants, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. His films are in the permanent collection of MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), where they are circulated to other institutions and exhibited in the MoMA film series. He was director of photography on John O'Brien's new super 16mm/35mm feature Nosey Parker, which has just blown-up to 35mm and shown at the South Southwest Film Festival and the Nantucket Film Festival.
In the department of Film and Media Arts professor Parry specializes in direct cinema and cinema verite documentary movie making, introductory filmmaking, advanced 16mm and super-16mm filmmaking. He also teaches courses in lighting in film and video and, along with the rest of his colleagues at Temple, explores the blending of fiction and non-fiction in small advanced classes.
Professor Parry completed his graduate work at MIT in visual studies (MS Vis.St- Master of Science in Visual Studies) with pioneer direct cinema documentary filmmakers Richard Leacock, and Ed Pincus; he also spent a year studying with MIT Artist-in-Residence, avant-garde filmmaker, Jonas Mekas; and studied with anthropological filmmaker and cinema verite founder, Jean Rouch, at Harvard University. Professor Parry taught film at Dartmouth College for ten years where he also worked in cross discipline ethics research at Dartmouth's Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional Ethics, where he was an executive board member.
Currently, Professor Parry is researching and shooting a super-16mm film on Puerto Rican Realist-Impressionist painter Francisco Oller. |