Re: Webbed Feats Tomorrow

Dennis Diamond (
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 19:54:26 -0400

Sorry.....We are all creative creators.

> From: Scott deLahunta <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Webbed Feats Tomorrow
> Date: Thursday, September 18, 1997 7:59 PM
> In response to Dennis's idea to take the work out of the hands of the
> technicians --- I agree that something different happens and will
> to happen when the means for making something (like video/ cdrom) are
> technically available to people who are then able to spend less time
> figuring out how to make the thing work. So, the "template" idea, as you
> say, may open up some doors. But in terms of filmmakers, I have something
> else to add... which I think is interesting. Filmmaking (of the large
> project variety) relies on the cinematographer who is usually an avowed
> 'technician'. Take the documentary on 'cinematographers' called *Visions
> Light* (I don't know the producer). It's a wonderful history of
> cinematography and cinematographers since the beginning of film... silent
> films --> film noir --> contemporary. In it, the cinematographers
> consistently refer to themselves as 'craftsmen, not artists', and yet
> is no denying their impact on the 'artistry' of film -- any film director
> would attest to this. So, I think strict divisions between who and who is
> not creative could be dangerous.
> Scott
> At 06:00 PM 9/18/97 -0400, Dennis wrote:
> >Scott....Template idea......
> >Choreographers, Video makers, filmmakers work in the world of a
> >It is not a a template that would allow these people to
> >without the constant aid of a technician would be a terrific start to
> >expanding this field. It was not long ago that the following people were
> >needed to "archive a dance concert" director, camera person, audio
> >video engineer and a truck to move the equipment. Now, one person can be
> >all those people with producing excellent video quality
> >
> >As with video, take it out of the hands of the technicians and put it in
> >the hands of the creators.
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