Re: [Frameworks] Letter to other Filmmakers Artists

From: Jim Flannery (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jul 22 2010 - 17:46:52 PDT


I've been making an effort to avoid enhancing my persona as "cranky old
guy on the internets," so when I read your first email here, and then
the statement on your website, I first held back a detailed response
(which Sam has since provided), then considered again and decided not to
post my limited, practical advice; I regret the latter decision and will
post it now:

   You stand a much better chance of getting your work screened
   *without* the threat of reading this "lecture" as a part of your

I'll leave it at that, except to note that saying

> I think one of the basic presuppositions or paradigms at the root of
> this confusion for some people is that they only understand a film or
> digital camera as a recording device, not as a artistic instrument
> used in the process of creating a autonomous art form - a form that is
> intrinsic and integral within itself and which can induce a unique
> aesthetic experiences for people who have the responsive sensitivity
> for truly appreciating it and experiencing it.

to the particular audience of *this mailing list* is simply embarassing,
in the way that a 16-year-old boy telling his parents "You have no idea
what sex is really all about" is embarrassing. Spending some time
reading a decade or so of the archives of this list, in order to know
with whom you are speaking, might be a useful thing.

Jim Flannery
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