The film industry has come a long way since the talkies. Every film produced seems to be one upping it’s predecessors, building upon storylines, sound design, graphics and the overall immersive qualities that movies have. It takes thousands of people working millions of man hours to build blockbuster films like Transformers and Harry Potter and the finished product is truly remarkable. Everyone already knows this and so that’s why these films are not what I’m posting about today. Due to the exponential speed that technology grows at every kid with a decent camera and a laptop can produce high quality entertainment. There seem to be two camps of the DIY film buff, first the Youtubers, or what I like to call the “America’s funniest home videos” approach to film. Second is Vimeo, youtube’s high quality younger brother. Youtube definitely has the quantity but the quality generally isn’t there. Vimeo on the other hand has amazing studio quality films all for free, and it’s growing quickly. Vimeo as an online community is helping push the limits of what backyard film makers can do.
If you find a Vimeo video that you love, please post it up in the comments, I’d love to see it.