Re: why we shoot film

From: jarrod whaley. (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Mar 05 2006 - 10:27:12 PST

Freya wrote:
> This is true, but as I say, I think the film print
> versus video thing is a bit of a red herring. The
> problems are more to do with economics and how to get
> the work out there and even more importantly, known
> about. This is hard. Experimental film wallows in
> obscurity and is in danger of just being forgotten
> about.
How is it a red herring? Video projection rigs (though often of
substandard quality, granted) are nearly ubiquitous. DVD players,
computers, and television sets are beyond ubiquitous. What better way to
get the work "out there," as you say, than transferring it into a medium
that is viewable pretty much everywhere, rather than only on
hard-to-come-by _functioning_ 16mm projectors? Sure, simple availability
does not guarantee an increase in audience, but it's definitely and
demonstrably a crucial first step.

OK, start flogging me and screaming and cursing and attacking me
personally now.

-->jarrod whaley.
filmmaker. videographer.
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