I can see many filmmakers in the future saying, “God, I wish we were shooting on film still.” Those discussions will probably always be around, but I think the fact is that digital is going to be around to stay because it actually makes sense and people seem to be embracing it.
We talked with Neil LaBute about new distribution platforms, film vs. digital and more.
Well, if you’re made enough films you really know what you need money for and what you don’t need money for. There’s virtually nothing on the cutting-room floor for this film - you shoot straight to the bone. It ends up being kind of like a film co-op, since you’re paying everybody the same rate, the actors are doing their own hair and make-up, no trailers. It really becomes a communal project.
We talked to the legendary filmmaker about the changing definition of film, Vimeo, and the myth of the communal moviegoing experience.
The idea that you slide into a theater nowadays, past these big budget movies, is a joke.
We spoke to the Oscar-nominated actor about the Internet, his love of Vimeo and why actors and independent artists need to embrace VOD.
All of those platforms — YouTube and Vimeo — are kind of the way we see filmmaking now… It already has changed everything, but now even more so, young actors and young filmmakers can have something on YouTube and when they go in for a job interview, they have actual credits for their resume.