Artist

Frank Vitale

A veteran of twenty-seven years of motion picture and video production, Frank Vitale (b. 1945) received a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from McGill University in Montreal in 1967. While in Canada, he directed numerous films and videos, of which Montreal Main (film) and Hitchhiking (video) are the most well-known. Returning to New York, he founded Vitale Productions, which specialized in industrial film and video. In the mid-1980s, he returned to his first love, motion picture entertainment, and produced and directed various projects. He is currently staff producer at the March of Dimes Foundation where he has written, produced and directed numerous award-winning educational and promotional documentaries.

Videography

Hitch Hiking

1971, 40:00 minutes, B&W, English

Critical Writing

Vintage Video: Early Canadian Video Art to 1974
by Renee Baert. Toronto: Artculture Resource Centre, 1986.