Colin Barton

I Like Camels / Intestinal Fortitude (2 Films On 1 Reel) (1991) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

I LIKE CAMELS, (3 min.) is a high intensity optically printed collage film, made during the Gulf War. This film was full of hate, and made in response to an over talkative audience during the screening of my first 16mm film TREE. After that day I swore never to make another "silent" film, though a few years later I made BROKEN FOOTNOTES. This film explored inventing new techniques to create traveling mattes, and possibilities on the optical printer. The soundtrack was created by distorting optical sound from 16mm and 35mm optical tracks. INTESTINAL FORTITUDE, (3 min.) is a post-industrial visual monster. As a writing to the intricacies of INTESTINAL FORTITUDE, the initial idea was to have many films in one, and to have each of those films stand on their own. The multiple layers of this film each contain separate and individual films. All of them representing different ideas, and their stacked complexity give it its punch. The ideas range from enjoying coffee to an industrial hell. Driven by the pure apathy of others, this film was an alarm, or wake-up call to my then current peers in school.

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Colin Barton

Images of a Broken Face (1993) 16mm, color, 7.30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

IMAGES OF BROKEN FACE, is the intertwining of three films: an art film, a social/political satire, and a narrative. Featuring actor James McKay in the story section, the film flows through layers of distortion and creates a collaged landscape of image and sound. The social/political satire, LOBSTER AND COW, reflects the current social gender rolls of boys and girls, in my generation. A library of collaged broken faces appear first. Five frames of 35mm film are shot horizontally, and some is 16mm collage work.

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Colin Barton

Broken Footnotes (1994) 16mm, color, 7.30 min

Genre: Documentary

BROKEN FOOTNOTES, like the footnotes at the end of a book, gives further information to the ideas in and out-takes from IMAGES OF BROKEN FACE.

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Colin Barton

Unbearable Being (1998) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A combustible handpainted collage.

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Colin Barton

Four Short Films (2000) 16mm, color, 8.00 min

Genre: Experimental

This film includes Skull For You!, Side Show of the Damned (Preview Trailer), Part 2, and Skull For You, Too!. Originally made direct on film animation from 35mm Hollywood preview trailers, this film is a commentary on violence in cinema. Side Show was shown as a 'preview trailer as original art' along with regular preview trailers to promote a Multi-media performance show at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA.

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Colin Barton

Friend Film (2006-2008) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Hand-processed

"This is a eulogy to lost friends, either by death or disassociation. River Phoenix appears as the archetypal figure of my generation. This film live in a space of a junkies death walk, and their final exit from the earth" Hand-painted 35mm original with optical printing are at the source of this work, with a little help from an electric toothbrush and washing machine." -CB

Colin Barton

Bird Shit Studie #3 (2003) 16mm, Color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

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