CFA: 2:55 P.M. - 10/25
An interesting point, which Mr. Phillips just raised, is that advances in technology has made us very sloppy. We may wonder how the Founders were able to write out such an amazing document, like the Declaration of Independence, without a word processor. The truth is that, in years past, people were required to organize their thoughts and think out their words before they put them down on paper. Consequently, their thinking was much more logical than ours today. We have lost something. We no longer "need" to think out our words before we sit down to write, because we have word processors. We can switch paragraphs around and change or delete words and sentences. This breeds irresponsibility in writing.
Applied to filmmaking, many filmmakers fail to plan their shoots before they make them. They take hours and hours of digital film, because it's cheap. But then they have to log and watch all of that footage. They would have done better to carefully plan their shots beforehand, and make only the shots they have planned. Technology can make us sloppy, and we must fight that.