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Ed Ackerman's Question

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 21, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

Ed Ackerman's article from 1988 asks:

"Get a day job. Make films with Arts Council Money. An experimental film cannot pay for itself." Is this fact true?






 
HR2391 Copyright Bill in the US

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 17, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

According to Wired, Bill HR23981 will make editing for content legal (it already is) and skipping commercials illegal. Does anyone get the feeling "our" government is nuts?






 
9/11

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 11, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS
Here's a site with stuff about the 9/11 events and the number 11.




 
Alexander Hammid Dies

story © Michael Betancourt | published August 8, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

from the NY Times, by Kathryn L. Shattuck

Alexander Hammid, a filmmaker whose body of work spanned the genesis of the experimental movement in Czechoslovakia, early anti-Nazi documentaries and soaring modern Imax spectacles, died on July 26 at his home in Manhattan. He was 96.






 
Archives and their Futures

story © Michael Betancourt | published August 8, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

Richard Prelinger of the Prelinger Archive discusses the issues and future for archives in America:

"The last decade has been good to film archives and stock footage libraries. Increased interest in archive and library holdings has exposed many hidden treasures. At the same time, the artifacts have stimulated reexamination of this century's history and preconceptions."

"Despite these trends, the stock footage industry still functions much as it has since the 1950s. Though new licensing perspectives and retrieval technologies promise, at least in theory, to streamline footage research and licensing, those currently seeking archival footage must still learn how to make the system work for them."




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