is an organization committed to serving and promoting artists
dedicated to producing and performing vibrant works of motion-imaging
visual art. The relationship between the individual artist and the group
is fluid, dynamic and non-exclusive. Thus individuals are able to benefit
from the strength of the organization without being bound to any rigid
demands or structures.
Put another way: individually an artist tends to cast only his/her
own shadow. But as a group, a number of artists can construct a gargantuan
impression simply standing together in the right places.
So Emerald Reels is a community in the sense that it includes different
individuals who share a common interest in filmmaking and provides for
an exchange of that interest through screenings, compilation videos
Emerald Reels is focused on developing itself through three main areas:
1.) Super-8 Lounge Screenings
(ERS8) - Our own unique blend of filmscreening with djing and the
starting point of the whole organization. Along with Seattle screenings
we plan to travel ERS8 to Vancouver BC, Portland and back to San Francisco
again in the coming year.
2.) Webcastings and Video
Compilations - Using the international access of the internet, we
provide worldwide exposure for undependent filmmakers and their films
through this website. In addition, we compile super-8 films into group
videos that are available to be screened anywhere in the world.
3.) Cooperation and Participation
in Larger Events - Developing coalitions and partnerships through
involvement in larger festivals, screenings and other multi-media performances
Why We Support Super-8mm filmmaking:
Our purpose in supporting super-8 filmmaking is not one of preserving
antiquity. It is that of supporting creative filmmakers unburdened by
the horrors of fundraising. Since super-8 is by far the least expensive
medium of filmmaking and even rivals video on a final-cost basis, the
super-8 filmmaker's task lies in making the film - not explaining it
for money. Furthermore since super-8 is not considered a "professional"
filmmaking option, the entire realm of moviemaking possibility is at
once open since the super-8 filmmaker is not burdened by the albatross
of commercial appeal.
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Above All - Make Great Films!