This article is from Internet Evolution.
“Once upon a time in the 1980s, I made 16mm short films. My first film, Louise Smells a Rat, was made from recutting snippets of other peoples’ films and borrowing a song. The total budget, just over $1,000, went to lab fees.
In those days, I’d finish a film, put it in a “jiffy” bag, and send it off to a film festival. This was how you got noticed, and if you were really lucky, got some press. The brass ring, never assured, was a distribution deal with a major company.
Today, thanks to the Internet, I’ve short-circuited this process — and transformed my work and my life.” Continue reading here.