3 Sep 2008

Democratizing Moviemaking

Fascinating Wired article on the Red movie camera:
It delivers all the dazzle of analog, but it's easier to use and cheaper—by orders of magnitude—than a film camera. In other words, Jannard's creation threatens to make 35-mm movie film obsolete.
Just as with the computer revolution, making the means of production affordable enough for a wide audience could spark a revolution. When it costs less to make a movie, you can afford to make films that appeal to a narrow market. We'll have a fascinating long tail of films of various kinds, from intellectual to artistic to political, rather than the current insipid fare.

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