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Antag|Protag (2012)

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 26, 2012 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I've been working on this one for a while now; the music track has been sitting idle on my computer waiting for the right project since 1996, so I'm very happy to finally put it into a movie!





 

Contact Light (2012)

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 18, 2012 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Viral Underground (2011)

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 10, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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2.5 min
Designed by Rey Parla and Michael Betancourt

This movie was produced as a collaboration between the scratch film maker Rey Parla and digital movie maker Michael Betancourt. It developed from several years of discussions about collaborating on a project, and finally began when Parla sent a drive with material to Betancourt in the summer of 2011, which he then combined with some of his own material. The finished movie is a dialogue between their approaches and techniques, combining scratch, glitch, analog processing and digital compositing to create a hybrid.






 

conjunction (2011)

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 1, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This movie is a diptych (2 panel) piece that I just finished. It was made using glitches as the basic source material. It's in HD, but this sample combines the two separate elements into a single movie.






 

Year

story © Michael Betancourt | published August 2, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I have uploaded this longer, abstract movie that was made to be seen in both 2D and 3D (using the chromadepth technology):




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Eigengift (updated)

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 6, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Eigengift is a short video prepared using the taxonomy for abstraction that was published by Leonardo magazine.

Update: Abstracting the External: iotaSalon 2.11 screened this movie at UCLA's Broad Art Center on February 21, 2011.




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"one" - new collaboration with Fslux

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 19, 2010 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I recently finished a new collaboration video with the experimental sound artist Fslux called "one."




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Abstract Photos

story © Michael Betancourt | published August 21, 2010 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I posted a bunch of my abstract photos from 1989-1994 to flickr.



I also set up a test book with Blurb to see what the quality is like. It's ok.






 

Official Music Video - An Unexploded Dream - The Poison Arrows

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 9, 2009 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I have posted a vimeo video on my site of my new video, An Unexploded Dream, done in collaboration with The Poison Arrows.




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Official Music Video - Casual Wave - The Poison Arrows

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 14, 2009 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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The Poison Arrows have asked me to do a second video from their new ablum. The first one I did, Casual Wave began as a live score for the January section of my film year; the new video will also be a piece that started as part of that live score, this time for the December section. The finished video is called "An Unexploded Dream."




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