Movies by Michael Betancourt on DVD
story © Michael Betancourt, March 8, 2006 all rights reserved.
Movies by Michael Betancourt presents a trilogy of movies [Year (2003), Telemetry (2003-5) and Prima Materia (2005) ] that dramatically visualize things usually left unseen. This collection contains 45 movies organized into two modular groups (Year and Telemetry) and one long single work, creating 70 minutes of complex, layered visual abstraction.
"The compositions in Year are complex, beautifully balanced, exciting to watch, and have a wonderful sense of musicality and motion to them. The ideas of the work are fully and engagingly brought to life. ...Telemetry is exhilarating and gorgeous. This video reminds me that abstract film and video, when it is made at this kind of high artistic level, is dramatically gripping and keeps me on the edge of my seat. The shortness of each section left me always wanting more, which in itself is an effective dramatic strategy. Betancourt has a subtle eye and ear for balancing simplicity and complexity into a satisfying composition. Just as the eye begins to feel the need for a fresh challenge, one appears..."
--David Finkelstein, Film Threat
Copyright © Michael Betancourt March 8, 2006 all rights reserved.
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