Critical Writing Index

You Say You Want A Revolution

by Jason Anderson

EYE WEEKLY, Aug. 31, 2000, v. 9, no. 47, pp. 30-31

Jason Anderson explains how the digital film making revolution has taken Canada by storm. At the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival, a quarter of the features were shot on digital video cameras. Anderson observes that the immediacy of setup, convenience, cost effective production and image-quality of the lightweight digital video camera has appealed to contemporary filmmakers. This DV imperative coincided with the uprising of less professional and more personal production styles (as advocated by Von Trier and Vinterberg's Dogme 95 manifesto).

ITEM 2000.126 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The UnclesJim Allodi

What About Me: The Rise of the Nihilist SPasm BandZev Asher

waydowntownGary Burns

La Moitie Gauche du FrigoPhilippe Farlardeau

Low Self Esteem GirlBlaine Thurier

Death of a ComposerPeter Greenaway

Time CodeMike Figgis

Buena Vista Social ClubWim Wenders

BamboozledSpike Lee

The Million Dollar HotelWim Wenders

ivansxtcBernard Rose

The UnclesJim Allodi

Dancer in the DarkPalme D'Or

The IdiotsLars Von Trier

JohnnyCarl Bessai

Cold FeetJim Allodi

Cube, Rude, Blood & DonutsJim Allodi