• The Future of Film

    Last night, I attended the opening night of the Disposable Film Festival at The Roxie Theater, which turned out a pretty eager crowd.  All I have to say is that it’s amazing what people can do with only camera phones, point and shoot cameras, and webcams.  While the festival is still in its fledgling stages, I had the serious sense that this festival could be huge if given a couple of years.  The beauty is in the (for lack of a better word) low-quality shots.  Everyone knows what they’re in for when watching a disposable camera film so no one was expecting Spielberg-esque views.  But I admit that the camcorder style of the shots had me a little bit dizzy.  Some of the most noteworthy films included seeing through the eyes of a camera taped to a moving car tire, a 10-second video of someone walking on top of an oncoming vehicle (straight to the point and satisfying), the introduction of fortune cookies to China, a filmer traveling on floating pieces of ice, and two nimwitted buddies who hear something in the wall.  There are 2 days left in the festival including a feature-lenth film.  I suggest the San Francisco folks come check it out.

    Special thanks to DFF for throwing the festival and providing dinner at the afterparty courtesy of Baby Blues BBQ.

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    Comments ( 5 )

    [...] except with bikes.  While we froze our asses off in the empty parking lot, we watched some of the best “disposable films” the festival had to offer on the side of the adjacent building.  The speakers were provided by one [...]

    Disposable Film Festival Bike In | The Steel Closet added these pithy words on May 14 09 at 2:48 pm
    casanova, you need to respond to my texts.
    lend me some sugar, i am yo neighbor!

    jenNo Gravatar added these pithy words on Jan 31 09 at 3:18 am
    This is a really cool concept, although I totally understand the motion-sickness aspect that could come from it. I always enjoyed projects with disposable cameras!

    DanielleNo Gravatar added these pithy words on Feb 01 09 at 8:15 pm
    This sounds like a great concept for a festival. I’m really curious to see what people can come with, movie-wise, when using just a webcam.

    Anna PopeNo Gravatar added these pithy words on Feb 01 09 at 10:57 pm
    @anna pope and Danielle, Yeah with sites like Youtube and Vimeo, you’re just moving away from the bigger budget movies that require some sort of hook up or traditional film training.

    casanovaruffinNo Gravatar added these pithy words on Feb 02 09 at 11:53 am

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