Re: Scott Bartlett

From: scott nyerges (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 06 2010 - 06:17:13 PDT

Hi Peter and Frameworkers:

Thanks for your kinds words, Peter.

Bartlett's work -- particularly "Off/On" -- was a revelation to me in grad school. His merging of film and video through the use of telecine and analog video processors was groundbreaking. I also must give credit to Gene Youngblood, whose book "Expanded Cinema" is a tremendous resource for learning about Bartlett's methods. Another great resource is a video from 1981 (?), that Bartlett made at UCLA, demonstrating how he created many of the effects in "Off/On." I believe the title is "The Making of 'Off/On'" and was released by Facets Multimedia as part of a VHS collection of his work.

Recently, I'd been casting about, looking for new inspiration after a long dry spell. I pulled Youngblood's book off my shelf and found Scott's quote, which flipped a switch in my brain and sparked this short video, a tribute to Bartlett. Peter is right: Scott Bartlett has been too long overlooked, and I hope that he'll begin to be rediscovered by filmmakers and film aficionados of all ages.

-> Scott Nyerges

From: Peter Rose <email suppressed>
To: email suppressed
Sent: Mon, April 5, 2010 8:35:45 PM
Subject: Re: Scott Bartlett

Hey Scott- that's a lovely piece! I'm very glad you've made a point of celebrating Bartlett. He's been underrecognized for many years. Thanks very much.


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