Re: Kodachrome dies quietly in its sleep

From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Mar 03 2006 - 14:35:02 PST

as an actual real live filmmaker/videomaker/artist
to one who is not (not that i am aware)
i don't see how ur analysis is all that
ur readings (overlyemotional) of bitterness is what?
of accuracy?

also ur little talk with stan reading is out as well
when an artist is a colorist
the color is tantamount (re: knob)
to stan this was his trueth
i doubt that he would impose his trueth on others
it just was not his personality - not in my experience
if that was ur reading then whatever
i don't think stan was as rigid as u portray
w/ or w/out opting to "work with"


On 3/2/06, Fred Camper <email suppressed> wrote:
> Timoleon Wilkins wrote:
> > Confirmed from Kodak today, Kodachrome 40 16mm discontinued. (Not a
> > surprise). Good riddance, now I'll have more time to surf the net and
> > watch HDTV. I've been such a bad bad person, concerned with my medium
> > and all...that'll teach me.
> It sounds from your bitterness like you're feeling that without
> Kodachrome you can't work at all?
> Kodachrome is great. It has qualities that no other emulsion has. Its
> loss narrows the possibilities.
> But.
> I can't remember the exact year, but it was around 2000, give or take a
> year or two, that I posed a question to Stan Brakhage, who as many know
> had been griping about video for years. He even once said (and I don't
> agree with this at all), "Video cannot be an art because of that little
> knob on the sets that allows you to change the color." Another time he
> said, "The muse favors film." I don't agree with that one either.
> 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."
> There are many many possibilities for image making. You may like a
> particular "look." But there are other "looks" too.
> Fred Camper
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