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Check this out!  It's a recently-produced documentary about how art (music, film, etc.) is much more accessible thanks to the DIY (do it yourself) movement of the last decade.  I see many of you as part of that revolution.

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Comment by lima on January 16, 2012 at 10:12am

This year I am going to become very super rich.  :)

OMG how long is this?  I am at work,  will have to come back and finish this.  Interesting topic.  :)

Comment by ThatGirl on January 16, 2012 at 4:07pm

great find. people see the utility in advancements according to their personal goals, I imagine. DIYers have the tools at their disposal now, the apps, the equipment. almost every site I've found for amateur and indie filmmakers have them RAVING about the RED cameras and equipment...leveling out the playing field for at LEAST the production stage. the publishing? is something else. LOVE this. still only 1/2 hr in...

Comment by BlancheNoE on January 16, 2012 at 7:20pm

I watched some of this over pen's shoulder. VERY cool. It will be interesting to see if now the cream really does rise to the surface instead of the manipulated-cookie-cutter-over-produced-photo-shopped-no-talent-turds getting all the attention. I had to laugh at the musician-girl who doesn't think everyone should have the tools.

She seemed to protest too much *laughing*. I love it.

Comment by Chig on January 16, 2012 at 8:57pm

I watch up to the point where Moby started talking about us drowning in mediocrity.  Then I remembered you said that I was part of that. Damn it!  Hater!

Comment by pendragon on January 18, 2012 at 10:27am

Howdy SydTheSkeptic

Greetings from Not Europe

   Just because everybody can does not mean everybody does.


   The problem I see coming is that one day the power will go out and the “cloud” will blow away. Then, just knowing how to do something will not be enough, you also need the infrastructure to support the technology. I think that sometime in the not too distant future we will look back upon this time as the age of data loss. I still have hard copy photos of my great grandparents. Ones and zeros I can’t access don’t supply me with memories. 


   Incidentally, as a closing side note,... I grew up with 45’s and LP’s, then I had cassette tapes, then I got CD’s, now they want to sell me Blue Ray,....

Comment by Geoff on January 19, 2012 at 5:16pm

I just started watching and this and it feels terrifically uninformed historically. I'm pretty sure that many more people were directly involved in creating art, say 100 years ago, than are today. All those decorative bandstands in the middle of public parks were built because even small towns had bands. More people could sing, more people could play an instrument, more people could use hand tools than can today (again--I'm pretty sure, I don't know this for a fact).

My grandfather made nice furniture but he wasn't a cabinet maker. It was just something he liked doing in the days before passive consumption of entertainment, before television and radio. Museums are full of quilts made by anonymous farmwives.

We (meaning the video DIY'ers and the like) have just gotten our hands on the electronic tools that snuffed out a lot of local talent that used to flourish before flawless reproduction of a few superstars took over the culture.

[This critique may be desperately unfair, based as it is on the first five minutes of what looks like a very interesting documentary...]

Comment by LtAdams2247 on January 19, 2012 at 5:28pm

I stopped watching at "global masturbation" cuz I remembered I had plans.

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on January 19, 2012 at 7:33pm

Tough crowd.



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