“For the love of the thing”

Don’t forget that no tripod has yet been built which is as miraculously versatile in movement as the complex system of supports, joints, muscles, and nerves which is the human body, which, with a bit of practice, makes possible the enormous variety of camera angles and visual action.

From Maya Deren’s manifesto “Amateur Versus Professional”, in Film Culture 39 (1965): 45–46. Full text at hambrecine.

Analogue/ digital

I think Olan Collardy’s comment about his film Essence Man is really interesting: that even though he is using a film emulation LUT as part of his grade, he is not aiming for a “film look”, but rather:

I didn’t want an organic look. I wanted something somewhat digital, something out of an Alexa or RED

Or perhaps something inbetween analogue and digital?