Doniphan Blair started CineSource, the only film/vide arts and production journal north of Hollywood, in 2008, with the help of Roger Rose, Tony Reveau and David Hakim with whom he used to work on Film/Tape World. Although it remains dedicated to covering all of the region's diverse media communities, of late it has expanded to cover topics of interest all over.
A filmmaker himself, Blair's latest film is the controversial documentary Our Holocaust Vacation about a survivor and her family’s return to Poland which has played 390 times on PBS since 2009. He has also published dozens articles from "Drug War Delerium," in SOMA Magazine, to "Interview with Bruno Lowenberg," in the Clinton St Quarterley, which won him a North-West Journalism Association Award. A graduate of SF Art Institute and 22 year-resident of West Oakland, he is dedicated to the bridging the class and color as well as artistic and commercial elements in film/video.
Karl Cohen Animation Editor and Writer
The president of the international animation association ASIFA's San Francisco chapter, Karl Cohen is an expert on all forms of animation and believes animation was the most exciting medium for the film artist in the 21rst century. His "Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators" is a well-reviewed reference book found in many libraries and he teaches animation history at San Francisco State and is the author of hundred of articles on the subject.
In addition to dozens of articles in CineSource, he has written for the "Guardian" (London) and in other international publications, with translations into Chinese, Korean and other languages. He has worked as a commercial and experimental filmmaker, light-show artist and he ran film series at the Intersection and elsewhere in the 1970s and '80s. His email monthly is received by many of the Bay Area's related professionals.
Tony Reveaux Writer
Tony Reveaux initiated film studies at UC Santa Cruz, taught filmmaking and film history there and started the film festival. He also taught at SF State, Sonoma State and the SF Art Institute, where he received his MFA. He has done multimedia design and production for the Oakland Museum, SF Conservatory of Music, IATSE, SSU, SFSU Multimedia Studies Program, University Art Museum Berkeley and the Cinnabar Theater, and produced Websites at StudioFX.
The first film critic at the New Haven Register, Reveaux has written for publications such as Artweek, Microtimes, Computer Currents, Visions, Newmedia, MediaDirect CD-ROM (Japan), Film Quarterly, TV Technology, Entertainment Design, Virtual Reality World, Computer Gaming World and Film/Tape World, and editor of Computer Publicity News and The Nob Hill Gazette.
Don Schwartz Writer and Blogger
Bay Area actor and writer Don Schwartz has been seen in a number of film roles during the last six years. He is a writer for CineSource magazine (and previously wrote for now-defunct Film/Tape World) on various topics of import to the local film community, including advocacy and personal profiles. Don has also been published in a variety of publications since 1977. Previously the director of The Trager Institute for 21 years, Don holds multiple degrees, including a PhD in psychology and counseling.
Currently a strong advocate for bringing film and TV production back to the Bay Area, Don is also a working member of the Scary Cow film cooperative, which develops widespread ‘mutual support’ for numerous projects by its members. Don is also busy promoting his two scripts, and hopes to produce one in the near future.
Don’s other interests include listening to (and sharing) a wide variety of music, taking care of his twin nieces, and promoting natural health and healing through research. He is a dedicated environmental activist, and an avid fan of aviation and space exploration. About six times a year, readers find Don in the editorial pages of the Pacific Sun, Marin County’s popular alternative weekly.