Filmmakers Looking to the Net

Our first post on this site was about the future of filmmaking; specifically the digital revolution. You can read the article here. Now, there could be a new future to cinema and, you guessed it, it’s the internet. With the success of sites like YouTube and the Filmmakers page on MySpace, many filmmakers are looking to internet to express themselves. They claim it’s mostly due to the lack of freedom they’re getting from Hollywood. With short films on the internet, they can do whatever they want without being restricted to a formula.

Jason Reitman, the director of the new film, “Thank You For Smoking” and the son of Ivan Reitman (director of “Ghostbusters”), was excited when, last year, Apple’s iTunes (video store) came out. Many young filmmakers considered it to be a new channel to display their work. Many are agreeing that with full length Hollywood films, there’s too much that they need to conform to. Whereas, with short films, there’s much more that can be done because of the amount of freedom. It should be very interesting to see how high Online video-sharing will rank in the entertainment world next to television and theaters in the coming years.

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