Scott Bartlett

Metanomen (1966) 16mm, black and white, 8.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Technology

The films of Scott Barlett use a vocabulary--negative images, polarization, TV techniques, computer- film, electronic patterns-- which is shared with that of the engineer, the mathematician, the computer itself. What he says with this vocabulary, however is quite different. In this film he uses the newest of terms to comment on one of the oldest stories; the enigma between men and women. -- Museum of Modern Art. "METANOMEN harnesses a kind of rhythmic conflict. The film is tense and out of this tenseness arises the vision of an enigmatic girl, set in opposition to a man shown as a contrasty profile. The two characters are set in a flux of manipulated technology run wild: the balance of forces that keeps man and woman alive in the web of the great industrial culture." -- The Wittenberg Torch

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Scott Bartlett

Offon Re-Released (1968) 16mm, color, 9.00 min

Genre: Experimental

An acknowledged classic in experimental film, OFFON is a dynamic abstract display of virtuoso film and video techniques used directly and poetically to evoke a visceral awareness of fundamental realities below the surface of normal perception. "The language of OFFON is evocation. We gaze at these iconic forms hypnotically, much the same as we are drawn to fire or water, because they make us aware of fundamental realities below the surface of normal perception." -- Gene Youngblood "OFFON is so striking a work, so obviously a landmark, that it has been acquired by virtually every major film art collection in America, from the Museum of Modern Art to the Smithsonian Institute." -- Sheldon Renan, Curator, Pacific Film Archive ... a perfect, magical fusion of non-verbal communication and advanced technological filmmaking... Indeterminacy, the union of opposites, the cosmic, the expansion of consciousness, the going beyond rationalism; all these are intimated purely visually, almost subliminally, to those willing to see -- Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art New York Film Festival;

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Scott Bartlett

Trip to the Moon., A (1968) 16mm, black and white, 32.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

There have been many films created by computer and electronic manipulation. The human element -- Identifiable people expressing recognizable thought -- is a welcome surprise in a trip to the moon. Seven young men, each of them involved in one of the arts (Carlo Ceniveros, Gene Schoefeld, Micheal Hollingstead, Jin Arender, Scott Barlett, Edward Bear, Iver Flom) talk for the greater part of the film. They are involved in a discussion of mystical processes important to them: astrology and the I Ching. But their conversation is edited so that ultimately the discussion becomes a mantra, evolving around the nature of these men and the mysteries of their universe. -- Miss Peachum

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Scott Bartlett

Moon 1969 (1969) 16mm, color, 15.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, music

"Moon 1969 is a beautiful, eerie, haunting film, all the more wonderful for the fact we do not once see the moon: only the manifestation of its powers here on earth, the ebb and flow of the waters.. fiery rainbows into a cloudy sky... men and rockets transformed into shattering crystals... creating a picture if the cosmos in continual transformation."-- Gene Youngblood, Los Angeles Times "The interrelated convolutions and spasms of image, color, and sound that filmmaker Bartlett creates is the cumulative effect of his pioneer work using negative images, polarization, television techniques, computer-film, and electronic patterns all compressed into a visual punch that directs one where he normally would not go with a film -- on a trip in search of the human soul." -- Paul Brawley, The Booklist, American Library Association

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Scott Bartlett

Lovemaking (1970) 16mm, color, 13.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A delicate and arousing treatment of lovemaking. Its mode is simple and classical, combining technical mastery and personal restraint. The image is vivid subtle and ambiguous while the sound is sharp and clear. Barlett's film, in the judge's opinion, most closely approximated their idea of what is an erotic film should be -- an imaginative, suggestive, artistic, non- clinical evocation of the sexual act. -- Bruce Conner, Maurice Girodias, Arthur Knight: judges

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Scott Bartlett

Serpent (1971) 16mm, color, 14.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Financed by Guggenheim Fellowship. The serpent embodies the primal chaotic life force in mythic symbology. SERPENT uses natural and electronic imagery to convey this elusive creative force. An outstanding piece of art. Striking, kinetic. Its form, techniques, and texture patterns should be studied by all aspiring young filmmakers. A beautiful combination of pure visual poetry and ideas about man and the world. -- Jurors, American Film Festival.

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Scott Bartlett

1970 (1972) 16mm, color, 29.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, History

Financed by the American Film Institute. A dramatic absorbing autobiographical film in the form of an interior documentary, 1970 is a multiplexed portrait of a moment in time: the San Francisco sub- culture of the 1960s. A lasting testament to a time we will never forget. --FILMEX.

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Scott Bartlett

Medina (1972) 16mm, color, 14.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An extraordinary, lucid and lyrical documentary of Morocco, unique in that it conveys both the exterior and interior values of the country. ... the richest, boldest and most subtly disciplined evocation of a place that I have ever seen on film. It is as if all the impulse toward lyrical pattern had found an objective correlative in the walls, the steps, the tiles, the dense calligraphic decoration, the shaded windows and veiled eyes of the city. -- Roger Greespun, New York Times.

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Scott Bartlett

Sound of One (1976) 16mm, color, 11.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Financed by the National Endowment of the Arts. Prior to filming the SOUND OF ONE, Bartlett studied dance as a student enrolled at the Inner Research Institute. His teacher was Martin Inn. This student-teacher relationship evolved into a collaboration in which Barlett and Inn scripted a summer workshop course entitled The Application of T'si Chi Ch'uan to the Art of Filmmaking. SOUND OF ONE is the fruit of that program, a melding of the two disciplines. SOUND OF ONE records the short form of the T'ai Chi dance as a solo figure moves through changing landscapes -- oceanside to forest to volcano peak -- to represent the five elements: water, wood, fire, air and metal.

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Scott Bartlett

Greenfield (1977) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Working and playing hard at a northern California commune -- fast-paced cutting to Taj Mahal's "Happy to be just like I am."

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Scott Bartlett

Heavy Metal (1979) 16mm, color, 13.00 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: History

Employing elaborate optical techniques, HEAVY METAL is an instant audio-visual trip back to 1929. A collage of gangsters shoot it out to the tunes of Earl Hines and Tiny Parham, while the molls mug through their reaction shots. In the end, the film destroys itself.

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Scott Bartlett

Making Serpent (1980) 16mm, color, 31.30 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Barlett narrates MAKING SERPENT and describes the creative process behind SERPENT, his award winning short of 1971. MAKING SERPENT is a step-by-step teaching device that explores film techniques such as: how to structure a non- verbal narrative; how to shoot film for special editing techniques; how to isolate universal images in nature; how to make exciting visuals inexpensively. Shown together with SERPENT, this film becomes an important educational aid for film and art students alike. An entire film course in cinemagraphics. -- Gail Silva, Film Arts Foundation, California I consider it a reasonable antidote to some of the loose pretensions of structural film. -- Stan Brakage, Filmmaker Colorado Eisenstein Film Form Continued on Film. -- Bruce Baillie, Filmmaker, Washington.

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Scott Bartlett

Making Offon (1981) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

In the summer of 1967, Mike MacNamee, Glen Mckay and Scott Barlett met for America's first electrovideographic jam. Barlett's film loop and Mackay's light show liquids were mixed through a video effects bank and the results were filmed by MacNamee directly off the studio monitor with a rented kinescope camera. Barlett edited a portion of this material and then built a sound track with the help of Tom DeWitt, who had also supplied many of the original film loops, and Manny Meyer, electronic sound composer. The finished film was called OFFON. in 1980, Bartlett recreated the event in a video production class at UCLA. With his student' help, he composed a video primer: MAKING OFFON. Wipes, keying, feedback -- all the standard functions of a studio switcher -- are first illustrated and named, then woven into a sound and picture puzzle of the 60's. A MUST for all video students, especially when shown along with the original OFFON. --S.B.

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