I love this. I would love love love to shoot my next film ON film. I love that this is a huge step AWAY from 3D movies (which is the worst fucking thing to happen to cinema). The one big hurdle for me is, right now where I am, getting my hands on a film camera. I know you can buy tail ends of reels for cheap - and that's how you can really get film for pennies on the dollar - but the camera itself to rent is a hardship for a lot of up and coming filmmakers. I can shoot a scene with 2/3 DSLRs set up and cover it in one set up (not that that's what I do, but cost wise, you can see where digital saves you time). But I totally agree - if you have the means, and can rent a film camera, and get over the price of film, it's an awesome medium to work with, and classically cinema. Hope it continues to come back in a huge way.
Thank you! This was terrible. So so lazy. Couldn't finish it. I'm gonna watch some tony Zhou to get the bad taste out of my mouth.
This guy doesn't do video essays well. It's a video. Don't make me read pages of info. Tony Zhou is where it's at.
I'm not knocking Darious Britt, but there are far better 3 act structure videos on the web. Not a good start when you admit you're not a guru and are still learning. I'd like to learn from the learned. Great power rangers video though.
V Rene, you have the best articles. Love it. Thanks.
Really? Is this a serious question? Studios have distribution that your facebook page couldn't even touch. Oh, you have 1000, or 10,000 people following you on your film's FB page? great... how about the 100's of millions of people a studio distribution muscle can flex?
While you're shooting on your used, Ebay bought DSLR, you can do cinema justice and shoot on film.
You don't need to use your friends or parents in your film. You can, and get a load of this, use real life, professional ACTORS! Amazing, huh?
You wouldn't travel the world doing press junkets and pre-screenings for your indie that just maxed out your credit cards. But guess what? A writer/director will get to spread the word of his film, do interviews, and Q and A panels.
This is a ridiculous question to even ponder. This is sacrilegious, treason, and wanting to not have any film studios, AS A FILMMAKER, you're the anti-film movement. These are tried and tested ways. Next you won't want movie theaters either.
I can write a script and if it's great enough, a studio will give 100's of people jobs to make it a reality, and make my dreams come true. You should raise your bar a little higher than shooting an indie and thinking you can do it all yourself.
Hope this question gets down voted and buried into oblivion and never spoken of ever again.