Tuesday, August 30, 2005

"The Outskirts of Infinity" Completes Filming

PRESS RELEASE - Psychotropic Films
Arivaca, AZ

Shot in the ghost-town of Ruby, Arizona, Barton Santello's new film "The Outskirts of Infinity" was recently wrapped. The images recorded will be combined with a music score by veteran trance musician "A Produce" to achieve a heavy "Psychotropic" effect. Filmmaker Barton Santello lays in: "I'm going to have fun in post-production with this one - anything goes." Further adding: "I'm doing this film for me. If you want to come along for the ride you're welcome. Expect the psychotropics spread on thick like peanut butter. And don't be surprised if the entire film has no context other then to mess with your head."

Details of the film are shrouded in secret: However, filming took place in the mine shafts of Ruby, with the caretaker, and exclusive footage of millions of bats pouring out of a cave.

Relase of the film is expected by the end of this year (2005).

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Strange Attractor Released

RE: Strange Attractor - A Barton Santello Film


I AM ABSOLUTELY THRILLED! I just watched "Strange Attractor" for the second time and am completely captivated by the visual imagery. As you may know, I've been watching early film works by Brakhage and Fischinger and your piece is on par with those pioneering works. The marriage of audio and video is inspired, the edits (to the music) ingenious. I assume you plan on entering this work in video festivals as it must be seen! I know you must be proud of the work. The energy and talent put into it are clearly evident.

Marleen already wrote me that she loved it also. Why don't I leave it up to you two to decide how you want it presented on the site? Anything you both decide is fine with me.

Warm Regards,

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Harddrive Crash Sets Website Release Back

Psychotropic Films Press Release
Arivaca, AZ

A harddrive crash on the administrative computer of Psychotropic Films, wiped-out 4-months of programing effort, just short of the launch of the company's website. Although the computer's files were backed-up just a few weeks prior to the crash, a key program file containing the HTML code of the website was not backed-up because it resided in the program's proprietary directory, rather than the "My Webs" folder where all the graphic elements for the site were stored.

Principal and filmmaker Barton Santello expressed extreme disappointment at this latest setback to establishing an online presence and completing a artistic multi-media project. Santello confides: "I was using a new authoring tool (NetObjects Fusion 8), so not only did I have to ramp-up the learning curve for the software, but I was trying to mold my vision for the site into the capability of the software."

Santello says: "Since I'm not a website developer, I don't have any preconceived notions of how a website should be constructed: Therefore, my concept was that the layout of the website will take the visitor on a journey through the filmmaker's mind, allowing navigation through the subconscious, altered states, dreams and the mind's link with the Internet's own developing consciousness. All of which relate back and represent completed films, films under production and ideas."

Redevelopment of the website will commence in the late fall of 2005. Stay tuned.