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The Dogs of Space

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 22, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: NEWS & REVIEWS

A short dramatizing the launch of two Soviet space dogs, Belka and Strelka, into orbit. This narrative fuses documentary, scientific, fictional and abstract glitch footage into a composite story.





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My Moon Landing Movie

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 20, 2014 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Since today is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, here is my Moon Landing movie:


Contact Light is made from 19th and 20th century depictions of the Moon, Georges Mlis famous fantasy film from 1902, and the reality of Apollo 11 in 1969. The title comes from Buzz Aldrin saying, Contact light. A very smooth touchdown. heard at the end of my movie.




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Fireplace movie

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 30, 2014 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Just a bit of fun for the fireplace; it's a loop so feel free to set this on repeat.






 
The Kodak Moment (2013)

story © Michael Betancourt | published October 21, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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The silent film actress Mae Murray, known as the girl with bee-stung lips, appears in fancy dress, pouting and flirting with the audience. Hers is an archetypal image of white feminine beauty from the start of the twentieth century, a form that was already old when the source film was shot in 1922, here glitched and fragmentedyet remaining coherently recognizable throughout this movie. The music is from a vintage 1920 recording of inventor, visual music pioneer, and symphony piano soloist Mary Hallock-Greenewalt playing Chopins Nocturne in G Major.






 
Helios | Divine (2013)

story © Michael Betancourt | published October 9, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This movie follows the development of a revelatory experience from a 'parting of the veil' into the emergence of a new landscape where the 'distractions of physicality' are replaced by the 'numinous encounter' and beyond.