Showing posts with label Independent Filmmaking. Show all posts
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"The day is not so very far away when all of these detailed descriptions of splicemaking and zoom lens focusing, when these words of advice on laboratory communications and projector setup will grow dim.  Handmade films will have to be seen in the new light of purely mindmade films.  Our most sophisticated light shows and brilliantly programmed computer films, and all that cunning and ingenious farrago called mixed media, or expanded cinema, will pale.  However, the most straightforward handmade home movies will, I believe, still be the most lucid contribution, for they will transcend invidious comparison with the technocratic artist's dream finally fulfilled.  So it is that we wait in the dawn of the age of the autocerebroscope."

- (final paragraph of Lenny Lipton's 'Independent Filmmaking')

(Lenny Lipton)


Independently Minded

Front and back covers to my copy of of Lenny Lipton's Independent Filmmaking.  Well worn and sturdily taped for good reason, as after countless time spent amongst its pages I can say unequivocally it is the most insightful, humorous, good natured, enthusiastic and accessible filmmaking book I've come across.  Even if you have no interest in the process whatsoever, it's still remains a must read.  Much more to come down the line...