Bill Orisich. experience.
1976 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN MS, Education-Media Design
1974 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN BA, Studio Art
1988 – Current Whoa! Films, Inc. Owner/Director/DP/Editor/Designer. Full service film and video production and post production company headquartered in Decatur, GA creating award-winning corporate communications programs, commercials, non-profit documentaries, educational programs, and sales tools for hundreds of clients for broadcast and the web on a global, national, regional and local scale. In depth capabilities, knowledge and experience in all aspects of pre and post production.
Whoa! also supports independent and art projects through access to gear, facilities and crew.
1990 Producer/Director on “Reality Check”, a TV series for and about children.
1980-1988 Producer, Director, Editor at several production companies,
1976-1980 Producer, Director, Animator of Education Films for Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
2018 gound.loop. a 4-channel video/sound design installation at whitespace gallery January 2018. collaboration with Benita Carr
2016 When I Whistle…, Site Specific Installation of Video, Sound and Performance, the Historic Swan House, The Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA. also at Dance on Film segment of Decatur Arts Festival. collaboration with Benita Car
2013 Horse Drawn Piano, Interactive Musical Sculpture and Performance, Flux Night, Castleberry Hill, Atlanta, GA
2012 There is no place like…Video installation with Benita Carr, Dana Fine Arts Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA2012 Morning Sun, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Collaborated on the Benita Carr project-photos and videos exploring themes on contemporary motherhood.
2009 Moon_shine. Video project on the power of water as a catalyst for transformation through oxidation. Selected for showing in 3 galleries in the northeast as part of an H2O exhibition.
2009 Dissociation. 1 minute animated video for the Hand-to-Hand Project curated by Cecelia Kane. a multi-year exhibit of artists interpretations of a week of the Iraq war using hands as a metaphor.
2004 300D east/west, 6min video for the exhibition Atlanta Artists on the Road. The Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 Surface Tension- a multi-media video installation with Benita Carr, Art Spot Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.
2001-2003 The Paideia School, documentary on creative writing teacher Bernie Schien and his extraordinary teaching methods for middle school students.
2001 Living Space Short experimental pieces about art and architecture emphasizing conceptual concerns of space and function.
2001 We’re Here. Benita Carr Public Art Video Project Commission, Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival, Atlanta, GA. collaboration.
1997 Man of Vision. A personal portrait of Howard Finster for the TV series Paridigm.
other independent videos are in the video art portion of the web site
1995-2003 Whoa! Films, Intern Program, Initiated, designed and supervised a successful program offering real world experiences and creative challenges to motivated film and video students and graduates in the metro Atlanta area.
1993-94 Art Institute of Atlanta. Taught several classes on animation and filmmaking.
1983-1988 Workshop Instructor for creative film production at schools and film festivals, Bloomington, IN.
1976 NEA Artist in Schools program, Indianapolis, Indiana. Collaborated with teachers and students to create personal film projects.elementary students and
Instructor at Various workshops at schools and film festivals, 1983-1988
2003 Surface Tension, Best Experimental Film, Downstream Film Festival. Atlanta, GA
2003 Gold Award, Aurora Film festival
Cindy gold Award
Telly Gold Award(s)
The International Multi-Image Festival Gold and Best of Festival Award
International Television Association Award(s)
US Industrial Film Festival Award
National Educational film festival Silver Award
Salerno International Film Festival Medical Award for Lions Clubs International Cornea documentary. Films screened at Chicago Film Festival & Athens (Ohio) Film Festival