As we all knuckle down for the impact of the credit crunch, I have been wondering how film makers will be doing in these so called dark times. Traditionally, film has always done well in times of depression and stress. After all, film is a great escape, it’s local, It’s big and bright, and most of all it’s very good value for money. Where else can you get an immersive 2 hour experience that cost $100,000m for just £7?

This month I have written a feature for Moviescope magazine, about the incredible opportunities that I can see evolving in the film production and distribution arena, and it’s happening right before our very eyes.

Matt Allsopp, the concept artist who created the incredible images for Rocketboy,  supplied a terrific image for the feature, depicting King Kong tearing down the Hollywood sign – but controlled by an emerging film maker using a laptop computer.

You can Download the article here, or you can subscribe to Moviescope via their site here… If you like it, please post comments or even mention it on Shooting People – it would be good to get some debate running.

Onwards and Upwards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

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