Re: optical printer available in san francisco????

From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 12:11:19 PDT

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Brook Hinton <email suppressed> wrote:

> Film Arts shut down their rental facility. Really, they've shut down
> everything except fiscal sponsorship. They are said to be in talks
> with one or more other organizations to take over their various
> functions. I believe everything was for sale - I don't know what's
> still there. You could email them.

Did purchasing real estate in SF sink FAF?

I'm wondering if the coop/member/collective model (for media arts orgs) is
considered outdated now that digital cameras,
computers, and i-net/disc distro are seen (by some) as an acceptable
replacement. The model now, take a class and buy your
own gear, or skip the first and go right to the second.

I would speculate a possible lack of QC for rental equipment... at least in
terms of being able to compete with the businesses who provide the same
service, albeit at a higher price (with better QC)... is another killer.

I hope LIFT, and the other northern coops, are having a better time of it.


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