365 Films

Via the if:book blog: the incredibly cool news that experimental filmmaker Jonas Mekas is planning to make a short video every day for a calendar year, beginning January 1, 2007, with the director stating that “It will be my diary of sorts.” The project will be formatted for the video iPod but will be viewable in other formats.

As a fan of Mekas’s films, I’m very much looking forward to watching this project unfold. Also worth checking out: Mekas now has a number of his films available online.

6 Comments »

  1. Chris Said,

    November 29, 2006 @ 8:10 pm

    That’s great – thanks for the link.

  2. Sujewa Ekanayake Said,

    November 29, 2006 @ 11:32 pm

    Hey Chuck,

    I heard about this Mekas project a while back, thanks for the reminder. I am inspired – I am going to try a similar thing – mostly video blog entries as opposed to proper short films, one a day, taking my blogging to the video dimension, we’ll see if I can pull it off – 1 video post a day for all of ’07, 365 total (maybe we’ll get you in a couple), here’s my post about it at my blog:

    http://diyfilmmaker.blogspot.com/2006/11/my-jonas-mekas-inspired-project-for-07.html

    Talk to ya soon.

    - Sujewa

  3. Chuck Said,

    November 30, 2006 @ 9:18 am

    Sujewa, thanks for the tip on your 2007 project. I’ve been out of the loop this semester because of the move, but this sounds really cool. Hopefully I’ll find my way up to DC once or twice (probably for Silverdocs).

  4. Eloise Said,

    November 30, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

    Hey,
    this is great news, thanks for the update and link.
    E.

  5. Sujewa Ekanayake Said,

    December 1, 2006 @ 2:50 am

    Hey Chuck,

    Sounds cool. Let me know when you are in the DC area.

    I am working on adding a Date Number One clip to YouTube at the moment, will let ya know when it is up.

    - Sujewa

  6. Chuck Said,

    December 1, 2006 @ 9:52 am

    Saw the clip, and I’ll try to remember to link to it later.

    If I’m in DC anytime soon, it will be for Silverdocs over the summer.

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