How/when did "filmmaking" get so fucking boring?!

Most all of the "filmmaking"rss feeds I read that come in from "independent filmmaking" blogs and the like are filled to the brim with mundanity...

Ohhh 4k this! And ipad app that! And this camera sensor this! And this camera rig that! AND OF COURSE THE RED! In 3d!

Is that what filmmaking is? Its just ALL ABOUT the tools? Yeh?

I see tons of this bullshit that is clearly a technical test or demo reel and some fancy fucker with a fedora is passing it off as a "film"... what the fuck is going on?

Is that what a "filmmaker" is today? Some nerd with an ipad grading his 4k stereoscopic whatever the fuck on a 64 core workstation?

Nobody cares EXCEPT OTHER WANNABE FILMMAKER TECH WHORES what you shot it on ...or whether an ipad or fancy whatever the fuck was involved... so why should you care?

Filmmakers should make films... and original and awesome ones at that... once you get too caught up in the tech that is used to make the films you stop being a filmmaker and you become a TECHNOLOGY CARETAKER...

So keep being a gear whore... and keep waiting for that "perfect" camera to shoot your "perfect" film... MEANWHILE some kid in Nevada is gonna make an original masterpiece with miniDV and edit it on a 2001 imac... and you'll go.. BUT WAIT?! NO ITS NOT 4k?! AND ITS A SMALL SENSOR AND THERES ALIASING?! BUT?!?!?!?!?

To those that are out there making theY cinematic dreams come true BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY I SALUTE YOU!


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  1. Like the good ol' Bruce would say, " what is that? an exhibition??, you need emotional content 7.7"

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