Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Future According to Bill

Bill Cunningham was on one this morning. He sent out some fantastic tweets that bear repeating. Since he didn't post these on his blog (which he has before in one form or another), I'm going to put them up here. Hope that's okay, Bill...

Filmmakers! Why aren't you teaming up with computer and mobile phone folk and vice versa? Don't you want to get your films seen?

The future of cinema is smaller screens and more dedicated fans who can access your entertainments. Think digital nickelodeons...

Just because it's on the small screen doesn't mean it can't be compelling storytelling...


And just because you screened your film in a theater doesn't mean it's any better or that you're somehow legitimate.


At the end of the day it's about who got paid enough to be able to make another film / tv show / etc...

And if you're new to all of this - it means many of the doors are closed until you've proven yourself financially. Yes, financially.

So do you want to be the artistic success and financial failure that only makes one film and disappears?


Or do you want to be the financial success that gets to wield their art again and again to a waiting audience? Your choice...

Any questions?

3 comments:

Cunningham said...

Hi Scott --

Thanks for picking up the baton and spreading the word. I have been so busy trying to accomplish the very things I'm talking about in my tweets that I haven't had the chance to write a blog post about it.

Thanks!

Bill

Scott Eggleston said...

You're welcome!

DIYFilmSchool.net said...

Despite the false dichotomy, there are some nuggets of inspiration in this post.

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