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ARTICLE: Tribeca Film Festival’s Vine Contest: So...Retro?

Huffpost interviews Minos Papas on his VINE entry in the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

HP: What about it interested you?

MP: There’s a certain technique that experimental filmmakers like to try, called in-camera editing: you make a film from start to finish in single takes. Vine basically offers the same thing. While you’re shooting your vine, even though it’s just 6 seconds, you can’t review anything. You just have to get it right the first time if you’re going to post it.

This is basically an analog way of doing things in a digital format. What I mean by that is, when you shoot film you’re shooting one shot after the next without the possibility of review. You can’t stop to go back and see what you shot. With tapes and hard drives you can shoot endlessly. You don’t have to make clear choices, because if you didn’t get it right the first time you can do it again.

So that’s kind of refreshing, because it brings back a sort of discipline associated with filmmaking that the digital revolution tainted a little bit. My generation was very lucky because we had both [film and digital cameras] in school — now film is being fazed out of film schools.

The additional feature it offers is that it’s a loop. I’ve seen some that are quite sophisticated, where you have to let the loop play and sort of grow on you, and then you notice all kinds of different things.

Read the full interview HERE.


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