Correction: we are at the mercy of nature, not science. Science is just one of our ways of making sense of the universe. We build our beliefs, our art and civilisation within a natural world that supports and sustains us (not the other way around).
This pandemic is a relatively polite reminder that our existence is fragile - a climate crisis will be a lot crueller and more dramatic in it's effects on humanity... and the film industry =)
And totally agree that this is a time to re-evaluate, to evolve and embrace new ways of thinking, creating and viewing - also as good a time as any to rework the power structures within film.
The article is very selective in the political/social influences on movies: no mention of the Pentagon's / FBI's / CIA's influence on Hollywood, both through massive materiel support and narrative control plus decades of US ideology that has driven Hollywood.
Also, no mention of the patriarchal role US film has had in global culture and the need for the Bechdel test in shifting the gender balance in Hollywood. Then there's financial influence - producers, backers, the role that money laundering has in the film industry.
Perhaps de-centralisation is a good thing, especially in light of the current political climate. What are your thoughts on the shift from Hollywood centric to online media platforms?
Also, no mention of metaphor and symbolism as ways of getting around censorship - film has been an excellent medium for being super critical in repressive cultures and some of the greatest films of the 20th century came from 'other' cultures / film industries.
Would have been cool to be broader in how films are influenced politically and socially rather than US vs rest of the world which is in itself a very worn out movie trope that has been rinsed and repeated endlessly in Hollywood.
in addition to point 1 (Elevate films by filmmakers of color and celebrate the stories and creators.)
Don't just 'reach down' - equalise the playing field - make space and promote BIPOC creatives within existing projects - open up access to big budgets and established teams.
There are several manufacturers who produce small form factor V-mount batteries - alongside Bebob, there are
Hawk Woods and their excellent Mini V-Lok series (50, 98 and 150Wh) with D-tap in/out - I own several and love them. https://www.hawkwoods.co.uk/Cine/V-Lok/Battery/
Also looking to try out this battery as it has a USB-C port which will power my Mix Pre 3 audio recorder and any other USB-C peripherals (Sony A7RIII will run from it - and of course phone recharging)
FXlion - comes in nano sized 50 and 98Wh with D-tap in/out, usbA out, micro usb in and usb-C in/out - very flexible.https://www.fxlion.net/product-detail/100wh-v-mount-battery-nano-two/
'The Pole Drone' - a lightweight gimbal / camera setup on an extended monopod or pole gives a lot of range and movement to the camera - can easily move from 4m+ to floor level, or 'fly-out' past the edge of a high drop for a couple of metres.
Love the post - it's great to see well crafted experience in a simple format.
Love the post - it's such a change to see well crafted experience in a simple format.