For many visual storytellers, technology means “equality.”
Equal tools, equal teams, equal attention.
…a creative meritocracy where the Internet decides to reward only the best and most beloved work.
Of course, the mythical future I’m describing isn’t significantly different from our present reality.
Ideas like Webcomics, Podcasts, Patreon and Spotify have been erected from the rubble of the traditional publishing and music industries. Mobile and indie games erupted into the mainstream, claiming a huge share of the existing market and expanding it even further.
Movies are different. Not safe, but different.
Independent film and mainstream movies have co-existed since the early twentieth century.
Mainstream movies thrived because the Indies never really got in their way.
Most independent filmmakers embrace limitations and leave the spectacle to the studios.
Today, mainstream movies survive on spectacle. …almost exclusively. They are being destabilized by a global competition for attention, not by independent film.
In this interview, Director Michael Chance and Composer Ryan Leach take us behind the scenes of Project Arbiter, an indie sci-fi short film with a big-budget look.
What will happen when technology offers Hollywood spectacle to aspiring independent filmmakers everywhere?
‘Project Arbiter’ is proof that we’ll all find out very soon…
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