ARTS INTO PRODUCTION
creates content for the web and broadcast specializing in documentaries and concept videos produced by Howard Silver

CONTACT: hsilver @ mac.com

Howard Silver

EDUCATION B.F.A. New York University, University of Minnesota, Major: Art History.

AWARDS
•LA Press Club Award for Best Entertainment Show for Bloomberg MUSE
•New York Press Club Award for Cultural Programming for Bloomberg MUSE
•EMMY for Arts Programming for City Arts CAMERA OBSCURA
•FAC-TV Int'l Festival of Films on Architecture for PUBLIC PLACES.
•EMMY for Outstanding Videotape Editing for PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE.
•AIA Citation for Excellence in Urban Planning for NYC WATERFRONT.
•First Place. Municipal Art Society Waterfront Competition for NYC WATERFRONT
•New York State Council for the Arts grants.

Films are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery, The Walker Art Center, F.I.T., the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Federation for the Arts.

MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION, DIRECTION and WRITING (selected credits)

WEB SERIES / SOCIAL MEDIA

82ND & FIFTH Producer, Year long web series of 100 episodes; each, one of the Met’s curators discussing one transformational work in the Met’s collection.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AND AUDUBON SOCIETY, Producer, Shooter, Editor –video content for their social media pages –creating a short series presented on YouTube and Facebook. Also, a series of behind -the-scenes videos for American Ballet Theatre for several seasons and documenting all new productions.

CGIAR DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUES 11 short videos profiling government and NGO leaders in field of sustainable agriculture and climate change. Shot and edited on spot and uploaded to CGIAR website same day.

ROBERT MOTHERWELL ORAL HISTORY Producer, Shooter, Editor for a series of videos for the Dedalus Foundation, compiling an oral history of Abstract Expressionist artist, Robert Motherwell through interviews with people who knew and worked with him.

THE DO LECTURES Producer, Shooter 18 videos produced on location of a series of talks by young non-profit and entrepreneurial leaders, sponsored by BusinessWeek Magazine.

BLOOMBERG: THE BUSINESS OF LIFE Producer, Shooter, Writer, ongoing web phone app and VOD series of consumer and retail trader educational videos.

THE X-SPECIES ADVENTURES Producer, Writer, half-hour pilot –work-in-progress for food and the environment series with environmental scientist and artist, Natalie Jeremijenko.

UNDERSTANDING PINA: THE LEGACY OF PINA BAUSCH Director, Shooter, Editor, 38 minute documentary co-directed with Kathryn Sullivan on the life and work of choreographer Pina Bausch through interviews with her dancers from the Seventies through the Nineties.

THE INNOVATORS Producer, Writer, half-hour episode for Bloomberg TV on breakthroughs in medical technology, profiling 4 doctors and biomedical scientists.

MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT Director, Shooter, Editor, short video for FLY 16X9 profiling the artist preparing for her MOMA retrospective and her Institute For Long-Duration Performance Art in Hudson, NY.

CREATIVE TIME TV Producer, Shooter, Editor, ongoing web series on the arts that I originated profiling artists such as Ross Bleckner, Ernesto Neto and others at work for Creative Time, the public arts fund.

BLOOMBERG MUSE Producer, Writer, Shooter, Bloomberg Television weekly series on the arts and food, Produced over 120 segments. I was responsible for evolving MUSE’s style and look, creating efficiencies and enhanced production and post-producton values across Bloomberg’s roster of field productions.

GOTHAM Producer, various segments on New York City life. Produced by Saad & Moss for Metro Channel.

LIFETIME LIVE Producer, Writer / Shooter, 25 field segments for woman’s daily talk show. Produced by ABC Television Productions.

CITY ARTS Producer, Cameraman, "Vinyl", Art in Transit", “Poets Laureate” and “Camera Obscura” (EMMY nom.) for WNET arts show.

TV NATION Writer, “Corporate Consultants”, Producer, “TV Nation Day” various bumpers. NBC series with Michael Moore.

LAST CALL Producer, Writer, various field segments of CBS late night series.

TILT 23 1/2 Writer, half-hour television news/ comedy magazine series. Produced by Fujisankei Television.

A CENTURY OF SCIENCE Writer, promo for WGBH NOVA series.

DRAMATIC / PERFORMANCE / LIVE PROGRAMMING BROADCAST

MET LIVE ARTS Director, Live-streamed multi-camera broadcasts of performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Performances including Charles Lloyd and The Liars in the Temple of Dendur, DJ Spooky, Patti Smith, Efterklang, Judy Collins, a day long TEDx MET event, Alarm Will Sound.

DANSPACE PROJECT: Conversations Without Walls Live-streaming 4 hours of discussions and performances broadcast live on Danspace Project website.

PATTI SMITH Producer, Shooter, Editor of her Far Rockaway Beach concert.

VARIOUS DANCE COMPANIES AND PERFORMERS Shooting and editing single and multi-cam camera performances at MOMA PS1, DANSPACE PROJECTS, THE KITCHEN, NEW YORK LIVE ARTS

DANCES IN EXILE Producer, Director, half-hour dance for television choreographed by Ruby Shang, written by David Henry Hwang with B.D. Wong for PBS series ALIVE FROM OFF-CENTER. 16mm.

ERIC BOGOSIAN'S FUNHOUSE Producer, Director, Editor, half-hour TV drama for PBS series, ALIVE FROM OFF-CENTER.

ABBA, A CELEBRATION Producer, Shooter, Editor 10 minute concert film of ABBA Tribute band. Bresner Artists. Video.

THE BIG ROOM Co-Producer, HA! TV comedy series pilot with Mort Sahl. Directed by Nicolas Roeg. 16mm.

BEAUPORT CYCLE Producer, DP, Editor 40 minute dance performance. MASS MoCA.

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

82ND & FIFTH Producer, Year long web series of 100 episodes; each, one of the Met’s curators discussing one transformational work in the Met’s collection.

MUSEUM OF THE US MARINE CORPS ORIENTATION FILM Writer, produced by Batwin/Robin.

SCROLL Producer, video for permanent exhibition. Jewish Museum.

NEW YORK WATERFRONT Producer, Director, presentation (First Place) in Municipal Art Society Competition.

GRAND OPENINGS Producer, Director, Editor, half-hour documentary for PBS about 3 architectural projects by SITE and their suburban context. Distributed by the Museum of Modern Art, NY. l6mm.

PUBLIC PLACES Producer, Director, Editor, 20 minute documentary for the Virginia Museum of Art exhibit on SITE. Distributed by the Museum of Modern Art, NY. 16mm.

COMMERCIALS / FASHION

BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Creator, Shooter, Editor, Producer, 30 sec. spot for Columbia Artists Management, Inc.
BEAUTY & THE BEAST Producer, Shooter, Editor 30 sec. spot for Columbia Artists Management, Inc.
THE NUTCRACKER Producer, Shooter, Editor 30 sec. spot for Columbia Artists Management, Inc.
MAN OF LA MANCHA Producer, Shooter, Editor 30 sec. spot for Columbia Artists Management, Inc.

POSITANO PARADIS PALIO MAXIM Copywriter, commercials. WQXR

DAVID DIAO Creator, Directed, Producer, Editor, 60 sec. spot for Apexart, a non-profit art gallery exhibition, MAURIZIO IS NOT HERE. HiDef.

EL DUQUE Producer, Writer, Director, TV 30 sec. spot for LATINO EXPO.

GREENFIELD AT LARGE Producer, DP, Editor 30 10 sec. bumpers/IDs for start-up of new CNN show.

REBECCA DANENBERG Producer, Editor, DP, various fashion videos.
GORDON HENDERSON Producer, Editor, DP, Director, fashion video.
MARY MCFADDEN RUNWAY VIDEOS Producer, Director. Editor, DP, fashion videos for Mary McFadden.

EDITING

DRAMATIC EDITING

THE STATE MTV comedy pilot.

BIG GIRL short directed by Tom Schiller for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
HIDDEN COMMERCIALS short directed by Tom Schiller for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
VAN GOGH short directed by Tom Schiller for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
XMAS SPECTACULAR short directed by Tom Schiller for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
ACTING IS MY LIFE Acualité short starring Nora Dunn, directed by Tom Schiller for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
FALLING IN LOVE Forties musical re-creation. Victoria Jackson & Jon Lovitz, directed by Tom Schiller for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
BROADWAY STORY dramatic 4 part Thirties serial directed by Tom Schiller for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

WAYSIDE SCHOOL ABC prime time comedy series pilot. Broadcast Arts. 35mm

PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE CBS series. (EMMY Award)

ERIC BOGOSIAN'S FUNHOUSE Half-hour, ALIVE FROM OFF-CENTER. PBS.

ENCYCLOPEDIA Pilot for HBO series for Children’s Television Workshop.

MUPPET'S 'HOW-TO' SHOW Half-hour home video, Henson Associates.

QUE SONO SEBASTIAN Special Effects and Colorist, feature, SUNDANCE invitee 2004. Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Director. Super 16mm & HiDef.

BEAUPORT CYCLE 45 minute dance piece. Mass MoCA.

NETWORK TELEVISION /CABLE / PBS / DOCUMENTARY EDITING

A MOTHER’S SEARCH One –hour documentary, ABC VANISHING series.

SPY MAGAZINE'S HOW TO BECOME FAMOUS NBC Special. Kaminsky & Co.

MAKING WELFARE WORK One-hour PBS documentary produced by Public Policy Productions.

AT THE EDGE OF CONQUEST: THE JOURNEY OF CHIEF WAI WAI Documentary on Amazon tribe’s chief’s first trip out of the jungle. Realis Films. (Nominated for ACADEMY AWARD Best Short Documentary)

THE REPUBLICANS: BEFORE AND AFTER REAGAN Co-editor, Hour PBS documentary. Produced by Dan Polin.

SPORTS FOR SALE Co-Editor, 90 minute documentary for PBS. Public Affairs Television, Bill Moyers, Executive Editor.

HEROES 8 segments of documentary and dramatic re-enactments for Hallmark Channel. Jackson Films.

BASEBALL MINNESOTA Half-hour cinema-verité series for FX Network. Broadway Network Productions.

COOKING THIN Episodes for series on healthy eating. Food Network.

NEW YORK TOP TEN Co-Editor, 45 minute program on fashion models for RAI. Chester English Productions.

THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE Documentary on right wing extremists for Planned Parenthood.

PEOPLE IN MOTION for PBS INNOVATIONS. Jan Legnitto, producer..

BREAKING THE SILENCE BARRIER PBS hour show for INNOVATIONS series.

ABC 20/20 Various segments.

PAVORATTI...PLUS! 15 minute documentary 'intermission' for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.

CBS CROSSROADS Bill Moyer's documentary magazine show.
CBS 30 MINUTES Teenage documentary series.

VH-1 COMEDY CRUISE One-hour comedy special.

WOODSTOCK: RETURN TO THE PLANET OF THE SIXTIES Supervising Editor, CBS one-hour primetime entertainment special of musical 'lost performances'. Prod. by Kaminsky & Co. Video.(Also all music Home Video version.)

COMMERCIAL / PSA / MUSEUM / MUSIC VIDEO EDITING

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE Several videos on environmental initiatives. Jonathan Diamond Prod.

BIO_BULLETIN #4 Several High Definition short videos for the Hall of Biodiversity and website.

EXPLORING PHYSICS Half-hour series exploring physics for children K-4 & 5-8. Directed by Tarquin Cardona for Schlesinger Media.

MIRRORING EVIL 22 minute show for exhibit at Jewish Museum NY.

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL Series of shows on business practices. David Grubin Productions.

PREVENTING TB Public Health docu-dramas. Lovett Productions.

CITIBANK CONSUMER SERVICES / KNICKERBOCKER TOYS / KAL-KAN commercial and corporate films. Maysles Films.

CORNERSTONE Richard X. Heyman music video. Ken Ross, director. Cyclone Pictures.

TEEN PREGNANCY PSA for New York State Department of Health. Grandview Island Prod.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Graphic Design, various publications. Adjunct Prof., St. Johns Univ., Instructor at SVA, NYU, Film/Video Arts. Audio Recording and Editing for CBC Radio interviews in U.S.

TRAINING AVID & SYMPHONY, FINAL CUT PRO 7 & FCPX, DaVinci Resolve, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Audition, Soundtrack Pro, Various broadcast cameras HD and 4K. Lighting. Audio Recording and Audio Editing, Multi-cam Live Switching