Indie films

@gcrew931 (230)
Philippines
April 20, 2008 9:46pm CST
In today's world, film making is getting a lot more cheaper. Film makers now have a venue to show their films like the Cannes film festival etc. Still a lot of questions have been raised about the quality of these films. So re Indie films gems or trash? Have you seen any independent film lately? What is the last Indie film you've seen? Do you think you got your money's worth? What is the future of indie films for you?
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@irened100 (132)
• China
21 Apr 08
No matter it's a indie film or mainstream film, the quality of the film itself still has a lot to do with the filmmakers. Generally speaking, indie films could, in a way, be more experimental and bold. But to pushing the boundaries is one thing, they still have to have a solid script and presentation. So although I enjoyed a lot of indies, I'm not impressed by all of them. But as you mentioned, film making is getting much more cheaper, so we should expecting a lot more people get into this field. Still, it's going to be challenging to present a marvelous piece.
@gcrew931 (230)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
Talking about scripts, how do you feel about unstructured cinema. There has been a trend in the indie film lately where people shoot whatever with no scripts. They use a theatrical technique of improvisation. That is one experimental and bold genre of film making. What do you feel about it? What do you want to say to people who think that independent films are just a fad and it will die eventually? I have to agree to you though that not all indie films are nice. You have to have the patience to look for a good one.
• China
21 Apr 08
Improvisation could go either way. Sometimes the camera will capture those sparkles far better than you originally have in mind, but to me, the bottom line is the filmmaker should always have at least a clear idea or image of it. You can't build a strong house without any foundation. But I do think improvisation would somehow add a fresh and realistic feeling to the end product. As long as independent films keep its creativity and intimacy, I don't think it's going to die. There will be more indie films out there in the future, no doubt about it.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
I do beleive that indie has a lot of potential as an alternative movie. I have seen a few of their movies and I am impressed with some but not all of them has impressed me.
@gcrew931 (230)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
It has a lot of potential in deed. Don't you think that it's rawness is what gives it the appeal. I am a fan of these low budget movies. As always, there are those who make great films and those not so great films. What do you suggest to indie film makers to improve their craft? Have you attended any independent film festival or do you have plans of going to one soon? I have dreamt of going to Cannes real soon and it's a good thing that they are going in different countries world wide in the next festival.
@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
i love indie films. they provide lessons and they show the reality of life compared to most of hollywood or local films. Those films show or use the usual movie plot.