Midi Onodera
Moving Image Artist

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REVIEW: Passionate ideas behind the flickering lights of film

Posted October 7, 2008

Xtra.ca recently reviewed Mike Hoolboom’s book “Practical Dreamers”. Is it possible for someone’s work to become well-known as “under recognized”? Hmmm….   http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/Books_Mike_Hoolbooms_Practical_Dreamers-5568.aspx  

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TUFF September 5 -12

Posted August 20, 2008

The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) – the subway platform-friendly festival for commuters happens September 5 –12 during the same time at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This year I have two entries: “Privacy” and “I Could Never Forget You”. “Privacy” is a short about being a private person with a public persona and […]

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PRACTICAL DREAMERS

Posted April 25, 2008

May 13th—An Evening with the ‘Practical Dreamers’ This Is Not A Reading Series launches a new book on Canada’s most exciting fringe filmmakers ‘The streets are full of admirable craftsmen, but so few practical dreamers.’ – Man Ray What if movies were made the same way as suits: custom fitted, each one tailored for one […]

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Asian Heritage Month

Posted April 25, 2008

The Reel Asian Film Festival, Coach House Books and the Toronto Public Library will celebrate Asian Heritage Month with an event on May 6th featuring short films and live discussions with filmmakers featured in the new book, Reel Asian: Asian Canada On Screen. On Tuesday, May 6, celebrate Asian Heritage Month with the Toronto Public Library. […]

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History of Toy Cameras

Posted February 27, 2008

I recently wrote a paper on the history of toy cameras. Although this concentrates on photographic cameras rather than motion-capturing devices it does provide a good basis for innovative visual technologies. Obviously I am obsessed with this subject and the power of plastic. Hope you find it an interesting read.

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365 Movies A Day – REDUX

Posted January 1, 2008

2008 – It’s the year of the rat and redux! Back by popular demand I am posting all the movies that were made for this project. One a day. Please note that the movies that are currently in distribution with Ouat Media will only be posted online for 24 hours on the day they are […]

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The Factory Hamilton Media Arts Centre

Posted April 4, 2007

Friday April 13, 2007 “I have no memory of my direction” will be screened at The Factory Hamilton Media Arts Centre, located at 126 James St. North in Hamilton Ontario. There will be two screenings of the video, 7:00 and 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:45. Artist Q & A 8:45 pm in between screenings. […]

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Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival

Posted November 10, 2006

Cinematic Celebrations One Minute video gifts in celebration of Reel Asian’s 10th Anniversary 10 years. 10 Canadian filmmakers. All challenged to make a video “gift” of one minute or less. They come from all over the globe – Germany, France, Korea and down the block in Toronto. One of these videos will be screened at […]

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The Reel Retrospective 1997-2006

Posted November 10, 2006

Sunday, Nov.19, 1-3 pm Innis College, room 222 THE REEL RETROSPECTIVE, 1997-2006 FREE Filmmakers invited to Reel Asian over the years discuss the progress Asians have made on screen as well as the hurdles we continue to face. Panelists will reflect on their own current and past work and feature excerpts of their films. After […]

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A MOVIE A DAY.COM

Posted October 30, 2006

I’m not Jonas Mekas, but I actually started to post a movie a day online back on May 17, 2006. This website is conceived as a year-long small video format project where I will post a new short movie each day for 365 days. Intended as a diminutive slice of life in short form, the […]