From: Jodie Mack (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jan 25 2007 - 14:28:36 PST
The Video Data Bank also sells many titles for personal use on VHS for
around $29.95. Many gasp at the price, but--with all it costs and takes to
keep the organization running--it's a pretty good deal.
If interested, go to www.vdb.org. You can even search by subject and/or
watch 30 sec. quicktimes of many of the titles.
>From: Roger Beebe <email suppressed>
>Reply-To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>
>To: email suppressed
>Subject: Re: Examples of personal documentaries
>Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:08:46 +0100
>Y'know, if you live in NYC, instead of renting from Netflix (which is
>really the Starbucks of video rental), you could go to a REAL VIDEO STORE.
> How about Kim's? While it's great that Netflix has lowave & Other
>Cinema & Peripheral Produce DVDs (if I remember correctly), wouldn't it be
>nice to encourage people who really care about these things & make an
>effort to support independent/experimental work (beyond just adding it to
>their catalogue of 60000 titles)? If you live in Sioux Falls, SD, then
>maybe Netflix is your best option. But if you've got a good local video
>store in your town, USE IT. They may not have all 60000 titles, but I'm
>sure they'll care a lot more about the ones they do. And what about all
>the great stuff on VHS that's never made it to Netflix--like the Peter
>Rose Facets tapes, for one of a thousand examples. Or for a more
>pertinent example, what about Alan Berliner's great personal docs Nobody's
>Business and Intimate Stranger. VHS only, I'm afraid. (You can still get
>his penultimate film, The Sweetest Sound, on DVD, presumably from
>Netflix--although Kim's devotes a section to his work.)
>p.s. Full disclosure: I own a video store in Gainesville, FL with a
>section of experimental films (as many as we can afford--but we could
>afford more if people would realize that as convenient as Netflix is,
>they're still a massive corporation of the kind we're mostly supposed to
>be uncomfortable about).
>On Jan 25, 2007, at 5:38 PM, scott nyerges wrote:
>>I'm seeking recommendations for examples of personal documentaries,
>>especially those that employ experimental filmmaking techniques, for some
>>inspiration on a project of my own. Titles that I might be able to find
>>via Netflix or at an institution like the Donnell Media Center in NYC,
>>would be especially appreciated.
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