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Going Somewhere: Episode IV (TRANSCENDENCE)

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 7, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: NEWS & REVIEWS

Going Somewhere: Episode IV reconfigures science fiction movies with documentary/scientific NASA/JPL documentation and abstract glitch footage to reveal an underlying fantasy of transcendence. The story follows a simple trajectory: a traveler arrives, then embarks on a more abstract journey into inner spacea transcendent metaphor for exploring the self.




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Going Somewhere - Animated Title Card

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 28, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This is a the animated title card for my new movie, Going Somewhere:





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The Dogs of Space

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



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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.