From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Mar 11 2006 - 10:45:19 PST
On 3/11/06, Marilyn Brakhage <email suppressed> wrote:
> On Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 06:41 AM, Jason Halprin wrote:
> > Every hobby (as well as every vocation) is unique.
> Seems that "vocation" might in fact be a better word than "hobby" to
> describe the filmmaking that many are doing here. . . . Vocation: "A
> strong inclination to do a particular type of work; a calling." This
> could be paid or unpaid, but is different than a 'hobby,' which I think
> is usually thought of as a pleasant diversion from one's work and/or
> 'calling'. . . . The artists I have known have not/do not make films
> "because they enjoy it." They make them because they "have" to, feel
> driven to do so. On the other hand, there are, no doubt, also people
> who dabble in filmmaking as a "hobby." But I think that really is a
> different sort of pursuit.
> Also, Jarrod: I've lost track of who's arguing what here, or why,
> exactly. But according to my dictionary, the word "amateur" (which I
> think Jason referred to) does have its roots in the Latin word amator,
> one who loves. . . . Brakhage elaborated on this word and concept in
> his piece "In Defense of Amateur" (in Brakhage Scrapbook, or Essential
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.