Worldwide, filmmakers are asking, "Should I shoot in digital video?" A globetrotting DV producer replies.September 1st, 1999 | Esther Robinson
Filmmakers are mixing and matching a wide variety of options -
in their choice of cameras,
transfer methods, and final format. For a digital round-up see sidebar.
IFC Productions' SlateSeptember 1st, 1999 | Patricia Thomson
John Sayles' Men with Guns
IFC ProductionsSeptember 1st, 1999 | Patricia Thomson
"We're not altruistic," says Jonathan Sehring, IFC Films president, "although somebody said at Cannes, 'Oh, you guys are the one patron saint now of financing independent films, because there's not a lot of equity out there without strings attached.' Well, we have strings, if you want to call them strings, but they're supposed to be as filmmaker friendly as possible."
Although a nebulous-sounding job, a good rep combines the promotional skills of a publicist, the deal-making ability of a lawyer, and the marketing skills of a salesperson.
A roster of films leading the digital parade.September 1st, 1999 | Lance Weiler
(1998), 105 min., color
Director: Thomas Vinterberg [www.dogme95.dk]
Original Format: Mini DV (PAL)
How to Get the Most Mileage out of the Independent Feature Film Market.September 1st, 1999 | Paul Power
My desk is festooned with the fruits of two previous Independent Feature Film Markets: a cupful of pens, buttons, a mousepad, a key ring. And that's not counting the baseball caps and t-shirts that are given out by filmmakers each September to promote their work.