Jim Blashfield Last updated January 12, 2019 Jim Blashfield (born September 4, 1944, Seattle, Washington) is an American filmmaker and media artist, best known for his short films such as and Suspicious Circumstances , and his music videos for musicians The Mid-Torso of Inez Talking Heads, Joni Mitchell, Nu Shooz, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Michael Jackson, Tears for Fears, Marc Cohn, and "Weird Al" Yankovic. He has collaborated with Bill Frisell and the Oregon Symphony.
Blashfield is the recipient of a
Cannes Golden Lion, a Grammy Award, and several MTV Music Award nominations and awards.
More recent films include
Bunnyheads, SuctionMaster, Vanity, and The Tasseled Loafers, an irreverent interpretation of Hector Berlioz' Dream of a Witch's Sabbath with music by the Czech Philharmonic.
Recent multi-image installations include the 11 screen welded aluminum sculpture, "Mechanism", Tilicum Crossing's "Flooded Data Machine", the 7 screen "Circulator" and the 5 screen "Conveyor".
 Filmography Selected short films Fun and Games, (Early 70s) Produced at Portland State University's "Center For the Moving Image". The Mid-Torso of Inez, (1978) Produced in collaboration with Vern Luce Suspicious Circumstances, (1985) Music by Steve Koski, Ken Butler and Stan Wood My Dinner with the Devil Snake (1990) The Tasseled Loafers, (2001) Music by Hector Berlioz and the Czech Philharmonic St. Helens Road, (2002) Music by the Land Camera Micro Orchestra (2002) The Lone Ranger, (2002) Music by Bill Frisell Bunnyheads, (2007) Based on the sculpture of Christine Bourdette, co-produced with Lourri Hammack SuctionMaster: Triumph of Science (2008) Vanity (2010) Moving Image Installations Evolution of a City, (1997) Produced in collaboration with Carol Sherman Running Dog w/ Cactus, (2002) The Resurrectory, (2004) In collaboration with the Liminal Performance Group Conveyor, (2010) Circulator, (2011) Flooded Data Machine, (2015 Mechanism (2017) Theater / Performance Bird of Paradise", (1989) Written and directed in collaboration with Victoria Parker Music videos " And She Was", Talking Heads (1985) / MTV Nominations (1986): Best Group Video, Best Concept Video "Good Friends , Joni Mitchell (1985) " I Can't Wait", Nu Shooz (1985) " Boy in the Bubble", Paul Simon (1986) / MTV Nominations (1987): Best Video, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Most Experimental, Viewers' Choice " Don't Give Up" (version 2), Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush (1986) " Leave Me Alone", Michael Jackson (1989) / Grammy Award (1990): Best Short Form Music Video / Cannes Golden Lion Award (1989): Best Special Effects / MTV Award (1989): Best Special Effects / MTV Nominations (1989): Best Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Viewers' Choice " Sowing the Seeds of Love", Tears for Fears (1989) / MTV Awards (1990): Breakthrough Video, Best Special Effects / MTV Nominations (1990): Best Group Video, Best Post-Modern Video " Walk Through the World", Marc Cohn (1993) " Pancreas", "Weird Al" Yankovic (2006) Sesame Street
Blashfield Studio produced several segments directed by others for
during the 1980s and the 1990s. Sesame Street
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