"We few, who make brave little sparks that blow away on the night wind, should feel lucky"
Passionate Filmaking and Spiritual Fantasy...
Dream Sequence 1
By Dean Mermell, Equip
The Digital Documentarian:
After several years, and a moderate degree of success, the day-to-day survival in the art world got old. I had very little contact with other humans, and I would work long, hard hours on sculptures that very few people ever got to see.
So I started gravitating toward the idea of working in a more dynamic medium. I had some friends who were shooting video and editing it on their computer. I didn't know anything about either of these things, but I liked what they were doing. I got sucked in. I took some classes, bought some equipment. Before I knew what was happening, I was caught up in a new momentum in my life. I started working for other people doing small promotional and creative pieces. It all seemed to come very naturally. Within six months I gave up my glass studio and began working with digital video full time.
Over the last few years, I've reinvented myself as a digital-video professional. I bought a high-end editing system. I began to write reviews and features about digital-video products and projects for half a dozen industry magazines. And I've made a couple of movies. Here's the story of a year or two in the life of a "typical" digital filmmaker: me.