From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 18 2010 - 11:51:54 PST
I agree. As a maker of 8mm films in the 1960s I was on board even
then with those notions of "amateur" grounded in Cocteau's notion
that film art would benefit with the humble use of a camera as handy
as pen and paper. Sure I knew that Cinemascope existed, but what the
hell. I think films are looking fine on dvd (considering), and as a
diy grass roots filmmaker this is more accessible and affordable for
the moment, and as you say, will reach wider audiences at this
point. If I can relate to a filmmaker's intentional hairs in the
splices, I think I can learn to accept some minor technicalities that
go along with various digital inevitabilities and would expect this
flexibility in viewers of my dvds. That is the spirit of the thing as
far as I am concerned. I plan, in fact, to provide both analog and
digital projections in some anticipated local showings for which I
will schlepp a portable and wonderfully noisy 35mm silent
projector! Believe it or not.
A foot in both worlds.
On Feb 18, 2010, at 11:14 AM, David Tetzlaff wrote:
> Myron asked:
>> why not an HD BluRay?
> Well, I'm starting small. And unlike a lot of FRAMEWORKERs, it
> seems, I think experimental cinema is vastly underappreciated, and
> I would like to see that change, and the only way that is going to
> happen is if more people have the opportunity to become familiar
> with the work. Right now, in the real world, that means DVDs.
> Anger, Deren, Jacobs, Brakhage, the Kino anthologies are all on
> Netflix. A DVD release, even in PAL, would get wider distribution.
> Of course I'd be all for DVD AND BluRayversions, in PAL and NTSC
> and both BR regions. But I'm trying to suggest soemthing RE:VOIR
> might actually practically be able to do.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.