Our fingertips got a whole lot more intelligent. HD DSLR’s have revolutionized and the film industry and flipped the page to a new chapter. Videographers exist now. Affordable high quality product is at the hands of the consumer. Film no longer seems to be so elite…(that was probably an illusion in the first place.) Someone with a keen interest, a macbook, and some digital glass, can now thread together some amazing works.
It’s the same with the internet. Our generation can almost be defined by it. At the tips of our finging appendages and a choice of some key words, we can dive in the the digital depths of the human consensus. The individual voice just jumped in volume, connection and expression has met a new exposure medium.
I had a good talk with a buddy of mine Greg Melanson. He made a good point, with the recent economic, and financial turmoil, people seem all the more willing to live the way they want to live. When the idea of “security” is shattered in the reality of immanent change, safety net jobs don’t seem to catch so well. And this is seen, in so many of the short films floating around out there. With web sites like Vimeo, Youtube, Facebook and the endless blogs, it’s impossible to miss. Generation Y/Z are aiming to live by their own means… so I gotta ask myself, what am I doing, working in a camera store?