Ann McIntosh was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) from which she was awarded a BA in Philosophy and an Avery Hopwood Award for Creative Writing. McIntosh also earned an MA in community video from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. Ann's video work began in the mid-1970s when she used the one of the first Sony Porta-paks to video improvisational sessions at the Loft Theatre Workshop. After relocating to Cambridge, MA to teach documentary video at MIT under Richard Leacock, McIntosh was selected by the Alternate Media Center at New York University (George Stoney and Red Burns, directors) to be an Intern at the Revere MA local cable channel in co-sponsorship with MIT. From 1976-1978, she instructed students in techniques of shooting video and replaying for participants, thus continuing the traditions of Jean Rouch and George Stoney on the importance of showing one's subjects the filmmaker's representation. Since retiring in 2003 as a fund raiser for arts organizations in Baltimore, Ann McIntosh presently lives in the horse country in northern Baltimore County, Maryland. She has become an avid fly fisher and has published two books about trout fishing.
Films Available at DER
Conversations with Jean Rouch