interesting. avant garde,experimental,personal. I think ag filmmaking is
personal filmmaking. films made for viewing by art, poetry and film lovers
and/or people who are inquisitive and open to non traditional forms and/or
subjects. films made by artists for the many reasons anyone makes art.
that will endure.
> On Nov 7, 2013, at 7:31 PM, Fred Camper <f...@fredcamper.com> wrote:
> Quoting Stashu Kybartas <skyb...@me.com>:
>> There is no avant-garde now. The internet insures that NOTHING will stay
>> avant - EVER.
> I tried to make this point pre-Internet, in my 1986 article "The End of
> Avant-Garde Film" in the 20th anniversary issue of "Millennium Film Journal."
> By 1986, in my opinion, common usage was that an "experimental" or
> "avant-garde" film was a film with certain features, such as scratching or
> painting on film, a limited or abstracted narrative, non-linear editing, very
> small cast and crew, and others -- some of these if not all of them.
> Scratching on film was by then no longer "avant-garde," in the sense of new
> or advanced, and the terms "experimental" and "avant-garde" has come to
> denote a style of filmmaking. This is neither good nor bad, but one important
> reason to understand it is that artists must realize that techniques already
> used don't justify themselves; everything depends on the total work.
> Fred Camper
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