Viva la Revolucion DV!


The Celebration (1998), 105 min., color Director: Thomas Vinterberg [] Original Format: Mini DV (PAL) Transferred to: 35mm Synopsis: The story of a family celebration which explores the explosions that occur when family tensions reach critical mass. Camera used: Sony PC 7 (palm-sized mini DV camera; predecessor to the PC10 and PC1). Sound: Mixed to… Read more »

Off the Beaten Track: the Blair Witch Project


We’re kind of a garage band of filmmaking," says Dan Myrick of his collaborators, an Orlando, Florida-based film collective called Haxan Films. Low-fi and revved up with basement tape ingenuity, Haxan cranked it to eleven in their debut film as a group, a thoroughly spooky mock-documentary-cum-horror film called The Blair Witch Project. The film premiered… Read more »



As the world of independent media evolves, some things remain the same. One is the importance of public television as an outlet for independent work. This article presents a sampling of the acquisition series–those that buy completed work–at both the national and local affiliate level. Even at its highest, the pay scale on public TV… Read more »