Stan Brakhage

Stan Brakhage - by Brakhage: an anthology (1954-2001)  Video

Posted by alexov85 at July 2, 2011
Stan Brakhage - by Brakhage: an anthology (1954-2001)

Stan Brakhage - by Brakhage: an anthology (1954-2001)
DVDRip | AVI | Language neutral or Silent | 640x480 | 23.976 fps | DivX Codec 5.x or 6.x | ~1798 kbps avg | 3.66 GB
Audio: 48 kHz | MP3 | 2 ch | ~128 kbps avg (there are a lot of shorts without sound, as it should be)
Art-house, Avant-garde, Underground, Animation

If Maya Deren invented the American avant-garde cinema, Stan Brakhage realized its potential. Unquestionably the most important living avant-garde filmmaker, Brakhage single-handedly transformed the schism separating the avant-garde from classical filmmaking into a chasm. And the ultimate consequences have yet to be resolved; his films appear nearly as radical today as the day he made them.
By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume 2 [2010] [The Criterion Collection #517] [Re-UP]

By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume Two [2010]
3xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 454 mins | 7,84 Gb + 7,67 Gb + 7,45 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None | Color, Black and White
Genre: Art-house, Experimental | The Criterion Collection #517

In Criterion’s first volume of the anthology By Brakhage, we brought twenty-six astonishing works by the avant-garde film pioneer Stan Brakhage to home video for the first time. Now, in this second installment, we are proud to present thirty more of Brakhage’s visionary creations, from 1950s films to his final work, from 2003, curated by his wife, Marilyn Brakhage. Highlights of this collection include the war meditation 23rd Psalm Branch; hand-painted films from Persian Series; The Wonder Ring, made for a commission by Joseph Cornell; the autobiographical Scenes from Under Childhood, Section One; and the found-footage film Murder Psalm.
By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One (1954-2001) [The Criterion Collection #184] [ReUp]

By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One (1954-2001)
2xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 | Cover + Booklet | 243 mins | 7,27 Gb + 6,61 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitless: None | Color, Black and White
Genre: Art-house | The Criterion Collection #184

Working completely outside the mainstream, the wildly prolific, visionary Stan Brakhage made more than 350 films over a half century. Challenging all taboos in his exploration of “birth, sex, death, and the search for God,” he has turned his camera on explicit lovemaking, childbirth, even autopsy. Many of his most famous works pursue the nature of vision itself and transcend the act of filming. Some, including the legendary Mothlight, were made without using a camera at all, as he pioneered the art of making images directly on film, by drawing, painting, and scratching. Criterion is proud to present twenty-six masterworks by Stan Brakhage.

Brakhage (1998)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Oct. 1, 2016
Brakhage (1998)

Brakhage (1998)
English | DVDRip | MKV | 710x476 | AVC @ 1860 kb/s | 1.08 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:15:01 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Biography

Jim Sledden's 1998 documentary Brakhage is an interesting, well-constructed portrait of avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage, who made almost 400 film in the 50 years up to his death in 2003. Along with fellow artists Jonas Mekas and Maya Deren, he's regarded as one of the most important of American experimental filmmakers, and his influence can be seen in everything from music videos to title sequences from such films as Se7en.

by Brakhage: An Anthology: 2 DVD5 Set  Video

Posted by temeljnik at May 13, 2009
by Brakhage: An Anthology: 2 DVD5 Set

by Brakhage: An Anthology: 2 DVD5 Set / Stan Brakhage
DVD | USA 2003 | Distribution The Criterion Collection | Runtime 243 minutes | Aspect ratio Academy 1.33:1
Sound mix Dolby Digital Mono 1.0 | 8.4GB

Synopsis

Working completely outside the mainstream, Stan Brakhage has made nearly four hundred films over the past half century. Challenging all taboos in his exploration of “birth, sex, death, and the search for God,” Brakhage has turned his camera on explicit lovemaking, childbirth, even actual autopsy. Many of his most famous works pursue the nature of vision itself and transcend the act of filming. Some, including the legendary Mothlight, were made without using a camera at all. Instead, Brakhage has pioneered the art of making images directly on film itself—starting with clear leader or exposed film, then drawing, painting, and scratching it by hand. Treating each frame as a miniature canvas, Brakhage can produce only a quarter- to a half-second of film a day, but his visionary style of image-making has changed everything from cartoons and television commercials to MTV music videos and the work of such mainstream moviemakers as Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, and Oliver Stone.

Criterion is proud to present 26 masterworks by Stan Brakhage in high-definition digital transfers made from newly minted film elements. For the first time on DVD, viewers will be able to look at Brakhage’s meticulously crafted frames one by one.

-Criterion Collection-
Avant-Garde Experimental Cinema (3 Volumes) [6 DVD9s] (2005-2009)

Avant-Garde Experimental Cinema (3 Volumes) [6 DVD9s] (2005-2009)
Experimental | Black and White/Colour | English Dolby Digital 2.0 | 1068 Mins
6 Dual-layer DVD Images (.ISO) | 44.7 GBs | 200MB RARs | NL/FSo/FSe
Treasures From American Film Archives (4 Volumes) [12 DVD9s] (2000-2009)

Treasures From American Film Archives (4 Volumes) [12 DVD9s] (2000-2009)
Classics/Documentary/Experimental | Black and White/Colour | English Dolby Digital 2.0 | English Intertiles | 2265 mins
12 Dual-layer DVD Images (.ISO) | 92.5 GBs | 200MB RARs | NL/FSo/FSe

Walden / Diaries Notes and Sketches (1969)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Sept. 18, 2016
Walden / Diaries Notes and Sketches (1969)

Walden / Diaries Notes and Sketches (1969)
English | BRRip | MKV | 768x576 | AVC @ 2118 kb/s | 3.09 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s | 2 channels | 02:56:20 minutes | Extra: commentary | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Documentary

Jonas Mekas, the godfather of American “underground” cinema, shot literally miles of impromptu film on a tiny, touch-and-go Bolex camera before assembling his first “diary film” and screening it before an audience of friends and fellow indie artists in 1969.
Im Spiegel der Maya Deren / In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2002)

Im Spiegel der Maya Deren / In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2002)
English | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 840 Kbps | 544x400 | 29.970 fps | 699 MB
Audio: MP3, 116 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:40:43 minutes | Subtitles: English (srt)
Genre: Documentary, Biography

Using footage from filmmaker Maya Deren's avant-garde films of the 1940s, including the seminal _Meshes of the Afternoon (1942)_, _At Land (1943)_, and _Ritual in Transfigured Time (1948)_; archival audio interviews and observances from contemporaries such as Stan Brakhage, Amos Vogel, and Jonas Mekas, the documentary provides a glimpse into the mind and life of this groundbreaking and influential artist.

Mandala Films (1966-1968) [Repost]  Video

Posted by ETRU at Sept. 28, 2014
Mandala Films (1966-1968) [Repost]

Mandala Films (1966-1968)
A Short Films by Paul Sharits
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | Silent | 50 mins | 2,33 Gb
Genre: Art-house, Experimental

In the mid-1960s, Paul Sharits developed an abstract cinema in radical opposition to the pictorial tradition. His works taken together propose a reflection on the very nature of cinema and its component parts: the film strip, single frames, the flow of film through the projector, sprocket holes, screen, projectionS Using mainly the flicker technique (flickering between pictures and colors), he highlights frame by frame discontinuity, thus revealing the hidden powers of editing.