Great article... Been there!... After a couple of movies, what I`ve learned is that every single project finds the way to break your heart, doesn´t matter what you do it always feels like a failure... It´s after some years of distance that you become objective and enjoy the process and the film for what it did to your career... Where can I watch your movie?
It´s true you meet many jerks (in his own words), like Evan on AFM, but there are a lot of buyers that will actually hear your pitch and will give you feedback if you ask the right questions. We go to AFM every two years, our last project, a TV series for Turner, was possible because my producer and the executives sat in the same bench in the Lowes... Just like that.
One year before that we found a great sales agent for our film, she sold it to HBO and Netflix, knocking door on door, like girlscouts selling cookies.
This debate is very old, it is exactly what Walter Benjamin was talking about in 1935 in his essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction", which I think every aspiring or veteran film maker should read, before claiming what art is.
The fact you paint or sculpt something doesnt make it a work of art, some paintings and figures, are simply souvenirs.
The same way some films are made to sell you toys, parks or even ideology... They are propaganda created with artistic competence, but they are not art.
We were using a SI2K (Ari Presler camera) in August 2006... The first two shots of my reel were done with the first version of that camera, it was a sensor with a lens connected to a PC through Gigabit Ethernet...https://vimeo.com/351939975
In that chassis the laptops can´t even sustain base clock speed they will never get to turbo. Apple should stop charging their customers that are paying for specs they`ll never use because of thermal issues. It`s a rip off.