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WHEN IS 3D VIDEO AN ART FORM?

3D VIDEO ART from 1990's by Al Razutis

Experimental film poetics in stereoscopic 3D

First created and exhibited in field-sequential NTSC video - Exhibited internationally

ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE:

Including selected titles from two 1990's 3D DVD releases: 'Selections' and '3D Shorts'

Stereoscopic 3D video image frames from early works by Al Razutis

Award-Winning tapes, poetic avant-garde subjects, internationally shown, with selections screened at
the Louvre - Paris 1997, the European Media Arts Festival 2002 - Germany, and SENEF 2004 - Korea

Premiered in North America in 1998 screenings in Vancouver, Canada and Portland, USA - see 1998 Premiere Presentations

Last public exhibition in 2010 of selections from these titles at   'Deja Vu' Holographic art & 3D exhibition, Vancouver, Canada

Stereo 3D video clips by Razutis on YouTube
XAR3D Channel:

XAR3D channel of early stereo 3D video in analog and digital formats by Al Razutis

Short Subject 3D Films

These works do not have an expiry date; forms change, content is more appreciated.


NAGUAL

3D stereoscopic video - 17 min. - 1998
Produced and Directed, Filmed and Edited by Al Razutis, 1998.
Filmed entirely in native 3D in Los Zacatitos, BCS Mexico.
*   Prize Winner 1999 Southern Calif. 3D Film/Video Fest.

in anaglyph a 3D Still from NAGUAL

1 min. excerpt from this work on YouTube:
NAGUAL  excerpt on YouTube

The title refers to Carlos Castaneda's term and the 'warrior's' preparation and response to the 'Nagual' (Tales of Power, 1976).
Shot at the videomaker's 'Los Serpientes' at 'Land's End' (Los Cabos, Mexico), this four-part work takes one on an imagistic journey (through metaphor and interplay of co-incident selections from the music of Brian Eno/David Byrne - 'My life in the Bush of Ghosts') - from shipwreck to bone totems, from totem to dance, a dance with the 'Old Men' of Saguaro groves, climaxing with a intense stroboscopic sequence pitting the voice of a christian 'exorcist' against the spirit 'of possession'.

Entire work is featured in '3D SHORTS' -- excerpted in 'SELECTIONS'


VIRTUAL FLESH

3D stereoscopic video - 12min. - 1996
Produced and Directed, Filmed and Edited by Al Razutis, 1996.
Available as installation in addition to standard video formats
*   Prize Winner at 1997 So. Calif. 3D film/video fest. 
Exhibited at the Louvre, Paris 1997.

in anaglyph a 3D Still from VIRTUAL FLESH

Short excerpts from this work in ANAGLYPH 3D on YouTube:
VIRTUAL FLESH end section  excerpt on YouTube         VIRTUAL FLESH end section  excerpt on YouTube         VIRTUAL FLESH end section  excerpt on YouTube

another page of VIRTUAL FLESH

This work concern itself with human sexual physical form and its mutations as they become 'kinetic sculptures' projected outward from the screen in a 3D space that feels like it 'pushes out' from the screen 'breathing' into the viewer's space. In this 3D video, nude female and male figures occupy a womb-like field of light, pushing against a membrane and shadow and form,  with each movement, gesture, thrusting out towards the viewer.  The television screen, or projection surface (if video-projected) becomes elastic and sculpture-like,

The 3D (passive VR) standard version is originally mastered on field-sequential NTSC format tapes. Digital transfers preserve the initial intent and result. The 'viewer interactive' proposed version - a interactive intallation featuring the film in VR or gallery space - has yet to be exhibited as commissioned by host institution. Recommended only for ADULT AUDIENCES - meaning, this is not a 'pornographic' tape but contains nudity, and presumably could be 'offensive' to some.

Shot with the participation and assistance of Fred Unterseher, Rebecca Deem at Zone Holographics (Los Angeles), and David Rimmer, Sarah Butterfield at Powell Street Studio (Vancouver).

Entire work featured in '3D SHORTS' -- excerpted in 'SELECTIONS'


FRANCE - 1997

3D stereoscopic video - 37 min. - 1997-8
Produced and Directed, Filmed and Edited with VFX by Al Razutis, 1997-8,
Music selections from 'Dead Can Dance' and Eno / Byrne.
Includes 'STATUES...'
*   Prize winner at 1998 So. Calif. 3D film/video fest.
Filmed entirely in native 3D in France.

Excerpts from this work on YouTube:
FRANCE 1997  excerpt on YouTube         WALKING ON AIR  excerpt on YouTube >

This 3D videotape presents a stereoscopic - impressionistic journey and visual interpretation of the many sights of France - Paris scenes and performers, and Marseille and Nantes - during the videomaker's exhibition journey in 1997. This is experimental video, with poetic videography organized around specific and metaphoric themes that are contained within inter-titled sections. Image dissolve, overlay, colorize in post-production techniques used to evoke the land and cityscapes of France - a 'land of the impressionists'. Visual effects featuring 'echoes' and time-delay produce startling juxtapositions of stereoscopic 3D depth and 2D images 'in motion'.

"The subjects of landscape, the 'impressionist way of seeing', historic archithecture, catholicism, surrealist 'chance meetings' of topics and images and other (French) Surrealist 'jokes' play out in sometimes a dream-like visual tapestry of blurred motion, superimposed spaces and textures, ending at the 'intersections of light'." (A.R.)

Only excerpted in 'SELECTIONS'


STATUES

3D stereoscopic video - 7 min. - 1997-98
Produced and Directed, Filmed and Edited with VFX by Al Razutis, 1997-8.
Prize Winner at 1998 So. Calif. 3D film/video fest.

2 min. excerpt MINUS MUSIC
on YouTube:
STATUES  excerpt on YouTube

"The statues speak of memory and time..." is the invocation to this impressionistic view of the famous/timeless classics inside the Louvre Museum (Paris) and the performance artist outside the museum.
This strange meditation on time, space, and the meanings of 'being mortal' features features a blend of motion time-smear` fx and and stereoscopic 3-dimensional composition. Released as a separate tape, it is also contained within 'FRANCE 1997'

This entire work is contained in '3D SHORTS' and 'SELECTIONS'


VIRTUAL IMAGING

3-D stereoscopic video, 36 min. stereo
Produced and Directed, Film and Editing with FX by Al Razutis, 1996-97.
*   Prize Winner at 1997 So. Calif. 3D film/video fest. Exhibited at the Louvre, Paris 1997.

in side by side stereo a 3D Still from VIRTUAL IMAGING 1996-7 by Al Razutis

3D Video Clips of 'Virtual Imaging' on YouTube by XAR3D

VIRTUAL IMAGING - Al Razutis performs discourse on 'Virtual space' and 'virtual reality' with projections and monitor  -   excerpt on YouTube             VIRTUAL IMAGING - Al Razutis  shows his holographic works in 3D excerpt on YouTube

This multi-part with SFX video is a cheeky walk with 'Alice' and Virtual Reality, in stereoscopic 3D forms and interpretations including commercial VR culture subjects in film. A series of episodes take us through the 'looking glass' both in stereo 3D and in VR and includes montage sequences from VR movies that mythologize virtual imaging and virtual reality. There was no further chapter or 'Part 2'.

Page of Anaglyph 3D Frames - Virtual Imaging


MEDITATIONS

3-D stereoscopic video, 11 min. stereo
Produced and Directed, Filmed and Edited by Al Razutis, 1996.
*   Prize Winner at 1997 So. Calif. 3D film/video fest. Exhibited at the Louvre, Paris 1997.

in side by side a 3D Still from MEDITATIONS 1996 by Al Razutis

This video is 'how it all began', the series of experimental 3D shorts by Al Razutis 1996 - 1998. Inspired by Saturna Island (Canada) beauty and using his borrowed Toshiba 3D camera, Razutis went 'meditating' in this arboreal island of cliffs and vistas.

Following the tradition of 'film-visual poetry' this 3-dimensional stereoscopic video tape is composed as a allegorical journey via image, sound, memory to an "island" - a time and a place at 'the edge of 'Euclid's two-dimensional sea'.  It utilizes unique stereoscopic processes and videography to render a series of scenes in 3-dimensional depth: progressing from subtle to exaggerated '3-D' views.

Selected on tour with LANDSCAPES, a VIDEO OUT exhibition curated by Karen Knights in 1998.

Selected for presentation at National Stereoscopic Association 2002 (Riverside) Electronic Theater

Visit: ANAGLYPH - 3D KINETIC APPLETS - 'Meditations' Page


DEAN FOGAL: CORPOREAL ART

3D stereoscopic video - 52 min.- 1996-97)
Produced and Directed, Film and Editing by Al Razutis, in collaboration with Dean Fogal; 1996-7.

in side by side a 3D Still from WALKING ON AIR 1996 by Al Razutis and Dean Fogal

1 min. excerpt from this work on YouTube:
WALKING ON AIR  excerpt on YouTube

FILM ARCHIVE LISTING - TEXT - PHOTOS

Stereographic video documentation and interpretation of "corporeal mime" performances by Dean Fogal and students of corporeal mime. Mr. Fogal is an accomplished mime artist and teacher, who studied corporeal mime with Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau in Paris.

This film resorts to the 'Lumiere Shot' technique, fixed camera, long take for the performer and choreography to describe and express the space. This cinematic technique is precisely suited to performances and subjects in 'mime'.

This tape contains four short mime performances - 'Chairing' and 'Walking on Air' by Dean Fogal, 'Discovery of Loss' with Dean Fogal and Anthony Artibello, and 'Shadows of Love' with Daniel Lomas and Sue Biely. These shorts were created 1996-7 as a collaboration between performers and 3D video maker (Razutis) and are only available by contacting Razutis at alrazutis@ymail.com.

ARCHIVE COPIES ONLY- BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT - contact Al Razutis


SHADOWS OF LOVE

3D stereoscopic video - 9 min.- 1996-97)
Produced and Directed, Filmed and Edited by Al Razutis in collaboration with Dean Fogal; 1996-97.

in side by side a 3D Still from SHADOWS OF LOVE  by Al Razutis and Dean Fogal

FILM ARCHIVE LISTING - TEXT - PHOTOS

Stereographic video documentation and interpretation of 'Shadows of Love' with Daniel Lomas and Sue Biely. Original concept and direction by Dean Fogal.This short was created 1996-7 as a collaboration between performers and 3D video maker (Razutis) and are only available by contacting Razutis at .


If you cannot locate a previous 3D title, see also FILM - VIDEO ARCHIVE CATALOG


3D FILM PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Produced at Visual Alchemy, Saturna Island, B.C., Canada

Production assistance on all films: Anne Popperwell

Key additional production assistance: Gary Cullen, Dwight Jones, Danguole Varnas, Casey Kazlauskas

Editing Facilities: Visual Alchemy (Saturna), assistance from GIFS (George Harris), Video Iguana (Los Angeles

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