Tom Dewitt

Atmos Fear (1966) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"An extraordinary film, which powerfully evokes the feeling of the city, but more important, a film of fine graphic design." -- Lenny Lipton "Things to watch for include: the way DeWitt thinks inside his camera, the use of single-frame techniques to enhance certain images, the lens-integrity in zoom and focusing effects (he borrowed Vanderbeek's equipment to make this film), and the moderate use of solarization (re-exposed/negative print) and multiple exposure. There is a lot to be learned from ATMOS FEAR." -- David Buehler

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Dewitt

Leap, The (1968) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

"THE LEAP is impressive for its mixture of pure video space with representational filmic space. Thus an ordinary man seems to interact physically with videographic apparitions, moving in and out of different time space realities, fluctuating between the physical and metaphysical with each stride of his leap toward freedom." -- Gene Youngblood "... a vividly visual abstraction set to electronic music (by Man Meyer) which commits chaos and absurdity to a sense of resolution ... a highly deserving prize winner." -- Norman K. Dorn The escape from the confines of the past by a release of inner energy.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Dewitt

Fall (1971) 16mm, , 18.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"[FALL] subtly but powerfully equates the myth of Icarus with possible nuclear holocaust. ... DeWitt's achievement lies in conveying this obvious comparison in freshly stirring imagery and with an awesome sense of the glory of Icarus-mankind's rise and the catastrophe of his fall." -- Edgar Daniels "What is most powerfully effective in FALL is the extraordinary sophistication of DeWitt's visual techniques, his graphic eye, and his complex designs. Because each unit of the exposition is so painstakingly conceptualized and nurtured, an audience is afforded a unique kind of purview on the elements as they are reconstituted in the more complex overlays. Thus the early, Magritte-like compositions of eye and sky establish basis for later more complicated efforts .... Color changes worked on given images (the bird, the sky) avoid the oversimplifications of hues/cues. Certain effects, as when clouds pass through the falling body which is outlined in flaming orange, can only be described as awesome. ... [A] work of immense dedication and exceptional skill." -- John Fell

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

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