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alejandro_jodorowsky_holy_mountain_black_alchemist_fusionOne of the richest veins in indie cinema is, of course, surrealism. Most surrealist films don’t reach a wide audience, but I can remember watching Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain for the first time when I was 17 or so and being knocked out, though I couldn’t quite figure out why (if you haven’t seen it, you really should.) The Seventh Art has a 1987 BBC documentary on surrealist film, and it’s hosted by cinema’s great modern surrealist/mainstream director, David Lynch. Click below to watch the documentary and have your mind blown (as well as educated). More »

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Awhile back I had talked about the advancements that Sony was making with the low-end camera division, and how that would likely lead to a better codec on the still unannounced Sony F5 (if you believe Sony’s product line, it’s coming). Turns out Sony’s insistence on putting such a high-end codec in a low-end camera may have been all for nothing for a huge segment of users. Historically the BBC has been very difficult and strict on standards, and they’ve required cameras to shoot at a minimum of 50mb/s. Sony added this feature to the PMW-100, but it seems the BBC is not just concerned with bitrate. More »