Re: labels

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Date: Tue Jun 27 2006 - 19:02:19 PDT

On Tue, 27 Jun 2006, k. a.r. wrote:

> I think, if you work in film, call yourself a filmmmaker.
> if you work in video, call yourself whatever you think applies, but DON'T
> call yourself a filmmaker.

  It has been a long time since I have been on this list... but I wonder
what Cocteau could have imagined when he made the famous quote about
"film" and "art" and the tools becoming as affordable as pen and paper.
I don't have the quote in front of me, but I'm quite sure he referenced
"film" and "affordable" and I would conjecture that any form of moving
media, if it became affordable, was how he framed his thought.

  Certainly, filmstock doesn't fit that category, nor most film cameras.

  So, personally, I could care less what I am called, but I have worked in
film, and I work in digital media... and I am a filmmaker, as the word
"film" is a concept... but perhaps that comes from having worked in most
moving media, and having gained skills from the legitimate film
disciplines, but carrying those over into digital and non-linear

  just a thought.

  Keith Payne

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