Re: Kodachrome dies quietly in its sleep

From: Timoleon Wilkins (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Mar 03 2006 - 07:44:53 PST

>It sounds from your bitterness like you're feeling that without Kodachrome
>you can't work at all?

Actually I was being sarcastic, since I had said a mean-spirited thing in
the previous thread ("word is out...") I found it ironic that I would be
"punished" the same day with the Kodachrome news. Really I am beyond
bitterness (I blew that circuit in the days of Celluoidall, now over ten
years ago). I am excited to try new films, sick in fact of Kodachrome (I
still have a bunch of Kodachrome 25 left, and it is burdensome, such
excruciating beauty combined with the knowledge that this is the last of it,
last of an era actually). I eschew bitterness and find happiness in life in
general: romance, food, family, travel, friends. Generally I don't give
much thought to these technology issues anymore. I adore carrying around my
Bolex, it's always a conversation piece--I like the attention (most of the
time). But no, I wont go digital. My problem really is money, I need a
decent job, with health insurance, and enough disposable income to shoot and
print every once in awhile. Do you know of anything? I would be beyond
grateful for any leads.

>With all that in mind, here's the question I posed to him. "If someone
>offered you a digital video setup that allowed you to create and modify a
>frame at a time with possibilities, which digital have, that are different
>from film, and with someone to help you learn to use it..."
>And, somewhat to my surprise, without even letting me finish, he said,
>"I would work with it."

I do miss Stan terribly. During the time I knew him, he had a way of making
sense out of everything. He unified opposition, you'd never walk away from
him confused, neither would you be persuaded to deny or abandon what your
muse demanded.


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