Saturday, February 25, 2006

My DV Manifesto

Digital video is democratic.
DV is not controlled by expensive equipment or programming schedules. It is free for anyone with access to a computer and a camera.

DV is beautiful.
DV is DV, not film, not Beta, let DV be bold and beautiful DV.

Access is everywhere.
DV has no barriers for distribution.

Digital video is individual.
You don’t need a large crew for your art. DV allows for the practice of solitary pursuits in a community of support.

Creation is definition.
DV aesthetic is being defined and altered as the technology changes and the medium percolates to culture. The making of DV defines DV.

Digital video is new.
The TV/film aesthetic, control, distribution, creation, and use should not apply. There are new frames, and new rules.