(kinda new it from the young students that pass through our unit and very relieved I am too, that you are em "enjoying life").
What you were likely amazed with was the rapid advances being made in image making technology. Handing most of today's film students a 16mm camera and a razor blade to cut something together would result in a very different "film." I put that in quotes since I assume this isn't a film at all but rather a video. Not that it matters, just saying you can't compare the "quality" of a student film from a few decades ago to one made today. It's like comparing the pyramids to a skyscraper in Dubai.it's very cinematic [...] scarily slick and professional. I was amazed at your film...
Well that's a funny question. I wouldn't say the definition of "film" is necessarily my opinion.When you say it's rather a video than a film, could you explain what makes the difference between both, in your opinion?
The line is becoming quite blurred (no pun intended) between "video" and "film," MJP. With the newer video technology coming into play, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to tell the difference. Furthermore, I agree with Steve that what counts is CONTENT. There is plenty of 35mm "film" out there that SUCKS. Just sayin'.Well that's a funny question. I wouldn't say the definition of "film" is necessarily my opinion.
Noooooooo, Not I... I lived in student digs, but fought my way to the shower - daily - survival of the fittest.... as we should all try to remember from the hippie (and more recently "grunge") days. A lot of people looked like they lived on communes and bit fleas off of each other, but in reality they lived in their parents basements and took the occasional shower. Just like today's hipster.
@mjp: Yes, I do know what the technical difference is. It's my fault: since we also have a different meaning for the word "film" in Germany (which goes beyond the pure technical aspect), I've confused those two, sorry. I guess I am not yet used to talk about this topic in a different language :)Well that's a funny question. I wouldn't say the definition of "film" is necessarily my opinion.
I'm sure you know what film is. Photo emulsion on some kind of long strip of thin plastic with little holes along each edge? If you're not sure of the difference between film and video (and I guess now electronic images), you should get a refund from the school you attended.
Yes indeed! I started making movies about a year ago, so I consider myself a total beginner (which is cool because I can make a lot of errors and nobody cares) :hmh:Also I guess Steven knows that the video he makes at 21yrs gets a different reception from the one he comes back with at the grand old age of 25yrs - just sayin'
I don't think I ever suggested they shouldn't. You'd have to be stupid to lug around a 16mm camera now and process and cut film. For what? The vintage feel? To experience vintage suffering and frustration?Do they use the technology available to them to achieve it yes and why not?
Almost each and every person who came here chiefly toHi! I am the director of a studentfilm called "FRIENDLY ADVICE BY BUKOWSKI".