I think the world of film is almost irredeemably shitty not only because of its content (when films are about conflict, it’s almost 100% of the time a painfully uniform conflict between good and evil and a big percentage of that is between order and chaos, chaos being evil) but also because of the form itself. The roll of the director is incoherent and in all of its forms, is redundant since nothing a director does isn’t also done by someone else who specializes in that thing.

But even without the director, it’s insane that the rest of the crew exists the way it does. You don’t have to film a sunset again, it’s been filmed, go steal the footage from somewhere, you don’t need to record the sound of a balloon popping, sound libraries are full of them, etc. etc.

There is an enormous anarchist shaped hole in the world of “film” (a silly thing to call it) and there already exists every single tool needed to fill it.


The only thing missing is imagination and experimentation and some weird failure. That’s literally the only thing I’m having a hard time figuring out how to find.

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