Re: 20th annual Dallas Video Festival - congratulations!

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 06 2007 - 11:27:39 PDT


> Iím thinking about the equipment I use (cameras/computers) and
> their relationship to the long and complicated history of military
> invention. I wonder how I have come to expect creative results
> from equipment that is so embedded in these complex and problematic
> histories.

Hi Bart, "viewfinder" "magazine" and need I say "shoot" share this
history !

When watching Spielberg (of all people !) riffing on Eisenstein in
the Omaha Beach opener of Private Ryan (the Germans seem to be mowing
down the landing force with montage) I couldn't help but think this
was nearly an argument attributing the motion picture camera's
parenthood not so much to Dickson or the Lumieres as to Hiram Percy
Maxim.....

Perhaps a forerunner of the sensor chip of your future Ultra rez
digital motion picture camera is watching you, potential adoptive
parent of its offspring, from the heavens :-0

-Sam

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