Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Filmmaker Blogs the future?

Having been reading Zach Braff's (of Scrubs fame) blog one-and-off for a while, i was wondering if this is potentially the future of filmmaking. That is, allowing the audience a more "behind the scenes" glimpse at the filmmaking process.

Technology has already played a part in this de-mystifying of the filmmaking process, something that can be seen through the behind-the-scenes featurettes, and commentaries, on DVD's. But something that the filmmaker blog offers, that the DVD can’t fully, is to provide a sort of "real" (albeit most likely heavily moderated) account of the filmmaker. Possibly increasing an audience pleasure in a particular movie by the fact that one may seem to "know" a filmmaker better.

If i recall, a few months ago there was a debacle over whether a Blog that was said to be maintained by Quentin Tarantino was a hoax or not (cant find the link). After weeks of fake updates, the site was indeed proven to be a hoax. Perhaps this is an example of the negative aspects of this new form.

What do you think?

Another filmmaker blog/website of interest is by Kevin Smith (Dogma, Clerks, Mallrats…)


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