Re: [Frameworks] FUTURE OF FILM (was Letter to other Filmmaker Artists)

From: Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 20 2010 - 05:02:08 PDT

many of us circumvent the costs of 16mm production by working with found footage (i.e. i can buy entire films, already shot and developed - for about $6 - $20 on ebay, providing thousands of feet of footage that i can then scratch and paint on, etc.). For the rare scene or image that i cannot find on ebay, i still shoot in 16mm and paint and scratch on it, etc. but in the end, i release most of my works in DVD.

Another option is to shoot in 8mm film, which is still relatively inexpensive to work with.

In any case, film is still here. We use it, it's in the world, it still fascinates people, and who knows if it will outlive the human race?

On Jul 20, 2010, at 12:47 AM, email suppressed wrote:

> In a message dated 7/19/2010 7:43:16 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, email suppressed writes:
> And as Dinorah points out, it has a present with people making great work, galleries all about it and people selling eiki's for hundreds of dollars. I may not have experienced a grand past to compare right now to, but it seems healthy-ish right now. Am I completely misguided?
> It's healthy.
> And what with all the immense amount of time it takes to make things right, the relative cost of film v digital is a very small part of the total package. So you might as well stick with film for now.
> If you divide your hours worked into the total cost of these old-fashioned materials, you'll find that it turns out to be a rather cheap hobby. And probably a more disciplined one, too.
> Keep it up. If you get a couple of hundred dollars a month to spend on film production then more power to you. That's really all you need.
> J. Carlile
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enjoy today...

Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez
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