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  • Typography and Motion Graphics: The 'Reading-Image'

    By Michael Betancourt

    In his latest book, Michael Betancourt explores the nature and role of typography in motion graphics as a way to consider its distinction from static design, using the concept of the ‘reading-image’ to model the ways that motion typography dramatizes the process of reading and audience recognition…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Title Sequences as Paratexts

    Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation

    By Michael Betancourt

    In his third book on the semiotics of title sequences, Title Sequences as Paratexts, theorist Michael Betancourt offers an analysis of the relationship between the title sequence and its primary text—the narrative whose production the titles credit. Using a wealth of examples drawn from across film…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Synchronization and Title Sequences

    Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Synchronization and Title Sequences proposes a semiotic analysis of the synchronization of image and sound in motion pictures using title sequences. Through detailed historical close readings of title designs that use either voice-over, an instrumental opening, or title song to organize their…

    Hardback – 2017-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Title sequences are the most obvious place where photography and typography combine on-screen, yet they are also a commonly neglected part of film studies. Semiotics and Title Sequences presents the first theoretical model and historical consideration of how text and image combine to create meaning…

    Hardback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Glitch Art in Theory and Practice

    Critical Failures and Post-Digital Aesthetics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Glitch Art in Theory and Practice: Critical Failures and Post-Digital Aesthetics explores the concept of "glitch" alongside contemporary digital political economy to develop a general theory of critical media using glitch as a case study and model, focusing specifically on examples of digital…

    Hardback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Beyond Spatial Montage

    Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space

    By Michael Betancourt

    Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space offers an extended discussion of the morphology and structure of compositing, graphic juxtapositions, and montage employed in motion pictures. Drawing from the history of avant-garde and commercial cinema,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08
    Routledge

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