HelsinkiZim Posted July 18, 2017 Share Posted July 18, 2017 Call this a manifesto - if you will. Play this before reading DO NOT EVER FEEL APOLOGETIC ABOUT THE VALUE OF VIDEO. Its killing us. We are in a race to the bottom based on the insecurities we have on the value of the moving image. Hollywood shackled it and bid it out to he highest bidder (red and alexa). But in the 80s and early 90s the trend was bucked - we just never appreciated or acknowledged it. Welcome the vhs dads filming events, and the eventually - In film, it was Rodrigues, and eventually Tarantino to embrace the lowering cost if cameras and gear- respectively to cost vs risk of today. - but in video, it was (eg) Vito Acconci, Sadie Benning and Bruce Nauman. Their importance is not defined by influence. But by how their work resonates in everything on Youtube. Do yourself a favor and watch the Ze Frank archives. He defined the "pause cut" and even the "random cutaway" loved by former Viners - see phillip defranco, logam paul etc Our history is documented i the School of the Art Intitute Chicago video library. It is here, I saw it them as an undergrad - but they feel like forgotten memories - the gypsy doc, the"women of verge of breakdown down", "the Israeli tenements films or (?) Moroccan revolutionary doc" /I made my short film dissertation about him in 2004). I digress. I want to talk about how we shy away from being proud of video. Like it is the distant cousin of photography. That is what photographers want you to think, but, today, they are wrong. If they dont agree -fuck em. Price accordingly. Give value. Be creative- Lets fight for our respect and eventual move towards being considered artist and designers instead of technicians- My video looks better and does more than any website/photo I have seen (from the empowered photogogs standing next ti me on shoots). Why am I paid less? Peace. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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