Crafting a sensory experience using 3-D imaging with an artistry never truly seen before in the cinematic form, Blake William's Prototype is an experience that lives up to its brazen title-card; a film which feels like a first of its kind in many respects. Exhibiting complex compositions which take advantage of the technology, Prototype weaponizes the 3-D format, using its intrinsic benefits to create complex, layered visual formats, one's which only accentuate the hallucinatory, transfixing effect the experimental film strives for. While Prototype remains opaque, due largely to its intent being more grounded in the sensoral aspects of experimental cinema, Prototype from time to time offers glimpses of intention, being a reflection on the confliction between the mankind, industrial & technological progress, and the natural world, using the 1900 Galveston hurricane, as the catalyst to such an exploration. A cinematic experience in which the construction itself is worth the price of admission alone, Blake William's Prototype is an experimental film in which the density of its imagery offers a model into a more effective use of 3-D technology, one built on complexity and intricacy than the more cheap-thrills, escapist functions we see carried out with most films using the format today.
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