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Morphology and Structure

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 14, 1998 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



research: AVANT-GARDE MOVIES
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	a priori expressions are limited to the physical materials*; in extreme forms it is 
	hoped to produce a phenomenological experience of the physical presence of the 
	material as a material
				(*note link to Marxist theory, Greenbergian modernism)


	technological potentials			IMAGE
	of moving images				CAMERA
	(movies) describing				BASE
	areas of technological				EDITING
	advancement					PROJECTION
							SCREEN
							SOUND

		technological potentials always determine aesthetics
		in materials-oriented formalism; this is why development
		and expansion of materials is so important to that formalism
		understanding this formalism is a necessary condition for
		escaping from it

[this list of seven categories is sufficient to cover all formal
development of movies and statics in any support system, 
whether film, television, computer or any other medium as
yet undeveloped.]



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Frame Change Rate

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 15, 1998 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



research: AVANT-GARDE MOVIES

the speed at which an image changes conditions our experience of it as a temporal object: we can only see things in real time* to perceive changes happening in real time (life) we must produce movies which condense the real time into a sped-up version for gradual changes (real time) to become visible to us in real time
[* which is to say the speed at which we as humans live and interact]




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Strobe-Effect Movies

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 27, 1996 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



research: AVANT-GARDE MOVIES

while all motion is an effect of a strobing light, the strobe movie is a movie where the image is actually printed onto the screen (rather than being a separate object) and the light source is simply a strobe
physical design of image used is a significant factor in the activation through strobing [Statics Folio 3: Village to City is a collection of strobe movies]
large-scale prints lit by strobe light, tuned to the most effective frame rate (will be some variability from person to person) best effects produced when light is above rather than below the image (angle of reflection = angle of inflection)




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