From: Jeff Kreines (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 06 2007 - 11:55:41 PDT
There's a great piece that is tangentially related to this in the
August Harper's -- will be online soon (now, if you are a subscriber)
-- "Battling the Hard Man" by Benjamin DeMott.
On Aug 6, 2007, at 1:27 PM, Sam Wells wrote:
>> 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
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.