Its interesting because on the surface Liberalism in terms of art is about hearing all stories from all people. To the problem isn't liberalism itself, its liberalism's intersection with capitalism.
Big budget Hollywood popcorn movies seem to have generally gotten dumber and dumber but the more interesting fare has got better and better and more liberal. So for me what that says is that when art is produced purely as capitalist, then it pays nary a lip service to art.
When art embraces the ideas of liberalism - think A24, Searchlight Pictures, Roadside Attractions, HBO etc etc the art is art, the art is personal, creative, emotional and truthful.
The problem is the Oscars act as though they are the arbiters of Art yet they also want to align themselves with the pure capitalism of Hollywood. Thats the problem. Look to the Independent films, independent film awards and film festivals to see that Liberalism is critical to the flourishing of art. Capitalism is the killer of it....
But then pretending that the movies up for Oscars that are not their through the independent system are ART is your first problem.
Liberalism = Intersting Art.
Capitalism = Shit.
Capitalism parading as liberalism = these rules.
But to be honest, we will see no change in the quality of the movies themselves so its not really a big deal.
It’s an awesome concept. Of the creator is reading theirs I have two requests to improve it
1/ if possible please make the width of the script fill the right side of the screen. There’s a lot of black space on around the words, making them much smaller and therefore harder to read than they could be.
2/ this could be taste but with the way the scripts moved to each line of dialogue, it jumps and is hard to continue reading as the script moves on, especially in the social network. My suggestion if it is possible is to have a yellow highlight bar accross the script side of the screen, highlighting where the script is up to, and then SCROLLING the script up slowing and speeding up to keep the highlighting line in sync with what’s on the screen. I think this would help make it a little more readable.
Any fantastic concept and I’m going to try it on my big screen tv to see how readable it is
People are concerned that a service that is both not free to access and does not include every film ever made, is no longer showing a film that paints a racist as a hero for being a racist and celebrates him...
Businesses make business decisions based on social and commercial reasons.
This is precisely censoring nobodies speech, this is removing art from a curated service because it doesn't fit the private businesses current social and commercial standards. People seem to think those screaming censorship on the right dont censor and all about free speech, when they fire presentors who say they support abortion rights...
People, free speech is your ability to speak and express your thoughts, and yes that means to complain when businesses to make business decision that you dont agree with. But that business decisions is not censoring your speech at all so calm the fuck down snowflakes
Another great pod, it would be great if you could link to the reccomendations and any relevant mentioned articles, movies, tidbits, tech stuff etc etc.
If I dont google while im listening (which is hard when driving and listening) I end up spending a bunch of time trying to re find the part of the podcast it was mentioned, and then guess the spelling etc etc.
TL:DR - great pod, just looking for dem hyperlinks baby
I honestly think the long term ramifications of this will be smaller crews. The viewer has become so accustomed to the image produced by a smaller crew in documentary, YouTube content and smaller dramas that I think this will spread across the industry. I think it was inevitable.
With the current crew sizes mimicked off of the tradition crews going back to the 70s the technology changes of today should allow for a smaller crew. Cameras have a higher sensitivity to light, and now bigger sensors allow shooting in smaller spaces without the neccesity of an ultra wide lens. Lighting fixtures are smaller and even a large production lot with LED can run off house power, ad to this the RGB and dimmable nature and you don’t need to be climbing up to change a gel or add a net etc reducing the needed size of the lighting crew. With this you can also do a lot of pre lighting to reduce the numbers on set during production.
There’s obviously still some big big stuff, gripping, stunts and what not but surely for drama and comedy production things will start to shrink as budgets and the Covid require it too...
Is this a good thing? I don’t know, will it further seperate the 300 million dollar tentpole movie from the 5 million dollar drama and reduce cinema viewers from the latter further? Will cinema survive at a mass scale? Or is the quality of a marvel television series enough of a level and the demand for tentpole cinema releases will all but dry up.... or the social distancing numbers in cinemas make big box office opening weekends practically impossible?
So many questions but to have a guy like Soderbergh who wears a lot of hats on set taking the reigns, my guess is a consolidation of crew roles and heavy limits on numbers.
Also a role of a kind of sanitisation person who is there to wipe handles and surfaces and monitor handwashing and social interaction, stars will be socially isolated in their trailers which will have door handles disinfected before they enter.
Antibodies test will also be necessary - but imagine a kissing scene, how could you do it? How could an insurance company cover the production if one or both of the actors fall ill because of the scene?
gotta say, pretty great podcast!
Also I would be getting a local film house to do the film transfers and I will also be combining some of my own personal footage which was shot on a combination of mini DV, standard DV, VHS-C and later pure digital. I think I will be hitting up my old University to see if they have the decks in deep storage I could use to digitize, it would definitely end up being a complicated process.
But for me the fun is in transcribing (sometimes literally, sometimes just describing whats in the shots/tapes) and building a narrative of sorts, the locking myself in a room for a month with a bunch of disconnected footage and building something cohesive.
Im actually just wrapping up a short using footage from a crazy houseparty in 2005 - Its the last footage I have before I became a paraplegic, and lets just say its not flattering, and I love it