I have read some of this guys posts and he makes some interesting points. Yet I can’t seem to see the facility to comment on his blog. Hence the site is a bit frustrating as I cannot engage the author.
I’ve spent the last few week experimenting with Adobe After Effects. It’s so easy to make abstract films now compared with the early 20th century when film makers had to paint shapes and patterns on individual film frames – sometimes spending up to three years in the process. But would they have liked the perfectly smooth rendering of digital technology? Were the imperfections of their analogue process something they wanted or something they simply couldn’t avoid? How important was the concept and politics of using cine film in a way that the manufactures never intended? And also I wonder does the fact that it’s so much easier now make it somehow less worthy?