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Spike Lee tells Sundance Film Festival why he shot his latest movie on an iPad
The veteran film director Spike Lee premiered his new work Red Hook Summer at this year’s Sundance film festival and revealed that he shot part of the film on an iPad camera as well as
Technology is also speeding up the production process and features, particularly those made without studio interference, are able to respond to newsworthy topics with greater speed and freedom than ever before, writes James Rocchi in the Observer.
Red Hook Summer was shot in a mere 19 days and is just one example of how digital video, smartphones and tablets are making movies cheaper to produce, which
The Sundance Film Festival, which ran for 10 days in Utah and closed on Sunday 29 January, is the largest independent film festival in the US, but has come in for criticism in recent years for forgetting its roots and pandering to Hollywood influences with celebrity parties and big budget movies in its programme.
As if to atone for the years of excess, writes Rocchi, the festival recently added a new
The effect of digital technology was also felt strongly in the documentary section at this year’s Sundance, where films addressed contemporary issues with fierce urgency, says Rocchi.
Veteran filmmaker Kirby Dick exposed the secret and hidden epidemic of rape in the US military in his
Speaking in 2010 on how Sundance became a victim of its own succees, the actor and festival founder Robert Redford said: “It kind of engulfed what we did. You end up with parties and celebrities and Paris Hilton and that’s not us. Sundance has nothing to do with any of that.”
Will 2012 be seen as the year when the festival finally got its mojo back with a programme of challenging,