I’ve been getting a daily feed of searches about independent film. This entry from last night’s results really made me wonder…
That’s right. SIFF is hosting workshops on old-skool film.
Does anybody use film anymore? While I love the richness that some stocks give, who can afford to use real film, with its requisite development and editing costs?
On a personal level, I’ve always kind of thought that SIFF was trying a little too hard–you know, like that hipster everyone knows who likes PBR and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros *because* they’re bad, not in spite of it. This workshop set fits right in with that thought.
Don’t get me wrong–I think that SIFF is a really valuable part of the community. But I would love to see them give more focus to local film and slightly less to big-name “independent” productions. Which would (I think) be the only people who could afford to use real film stock for their shoots.
So, is film really dead? Is it a hipster pretentious thing? Or am I just too snarky?