The several years prior to its 1983 opening, EZTV developed various aesthetic toolsets which allowed for the ultimate success of this alternative art space. In Los Angeles, John Dorr’s attempts at building a mainstream movie career as a screenwriter was not being realized, and so, he turned to low-cost home video recording as a way of getting his projects made. He wrote, produced, and directed four feature-length projects during the years 1979 and 1982. Simultaneously, in New York, Michael J. Masucci was working on large scale imagery in the center of the photographic industry.
Click below to learn about John Dorr in his Betamax experiments and Michael J. Masucci's involvement with Modernage Photographics.