revolution is happening in filmmaking and Cinema Perfecto
wants you in the know. From the first word of the script to
the last rolling credit, everything is changing. Day by day,
barriers are being broken down and opportunities are on the
rise. Despite the ongoing "Great Recession," there's
never been a better time to be a digital filmmaker.
most revolutions, this one has been growing underground for
quite a while. From the birth of cinema, independent filmmakers
have been looking for ways to make their films on a shoe-string
budget. Hollywood was shaken up in the 90s when guerilla-style
filmmakers broke out on the scene, Sundancing their way to
As we turned the corner on the millennium, the introduction
of digital cinema pushed the revolution forward. Inexpensive
digital cameras and editing software lowered the threshold.
Suddenly, movies can be made without the high cost of film
and give more control to the filmmaker. With the advent of
the Internet, filmmakers can reach their audience directly,
sell their DVDs from their website, and stream their movies
online. Which brings us to the present moment.
future is unknown, but Kevin Smith might be starting
a distribution revolution. He self-released his new film Red
State after selling it to himself for $20 at Sundance
last year. Now, he's going on tour with his film. For our
feature article, I went to see him in person at one of his
Q&A screenings at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.
this generation of D.I.Y filmmakers, there are a lot of people
out there changing the landscape of cinema, and we want to
show you how you can become one of them. If you are an entry-level
filmmaker just getting to know the nuts and bolts, a professional
videographer building up your reputation or an independent
filmmaker trying to turn your dream into a movie, this is
the place to learn and be inspired.
We are proud to release our first issue of Cinema Perfecto
Magazine to the world. We brought together filmmakers,
writers, movers and shakers to portray the ever-changing world
of filmmaking from their own perspective.
Cinema Perfecto, we rely on our readers to let us know what
you want to see. We can only build a community with your help
and presence. Write to us at the following e-mail address.
Additionally you can participate in the Cinema
Perfecto Forum. Are you ready for a revolution?
Managing Editor | Filmmaker
Nedivi is a professional videographer and has worked on
a number of films, documentaries and video art installations.
She's been following her dad around on film sets and watching
her mom edit on the Steenbeck since she was a little girl.
The family garage was also a prop-house, a playground where
she first learned to make movies with her brother. Since graduating
NYU film school in 2005, she's been searching for a like-minded
community of filmmakers; a network of inspiration and support.
She is also a mother of a 19-month-old boy, Solomon. To see
more of her work visit: www.karennedivi.com