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.