To the amateur, film and video modifying sounds like one of those absolutely technical subjects, only doubtless engaging to people with really logical and hardheaded minds, very similar to engineers. Visions of darkrooms and sterile-looking studios full of all kinds of inexplicable mechanical hardware, where rolls of film negatives are poured over and examined by serious-looking folks, then diced, cut and spliced back together, moderately completes the general psychological picture. In reality it’s quite the reverse. But in reality, film and video revising is way more than celluloid or electronic image surgery. Consider it this way, somebody shoots a recording of your fave cousin’s wedding. The film that I’d like to designate as the ‘most important’ has won commend and awards.
Is the human race actually so lackadaisical as to permit the things seen in ‘The Demon Came on Horseback’ to go on indefinitely? Don’t we know or don’t we care? A retired Sea taking photos and crying, racked with guilt as he was sent with a camera rather than a gun is only animating theater? Some say the genocide in Darfur, Sudan doesn’t occur, that Captain Brian Steidel’s pictures aren’t decisive ( which implies he shows lies fundamentally ). I must think that not enough folk have seen it though . Well, a few of the people just love making folk feel bad. What self-occupied purpose could a person have to show such atrocities, to have nightmares for the remainder of his life, to cause folks close to him to have nightmares? He seems to be having excellent fun with this joke ( in the movie ). [Read more...]