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Niels Post - Bowhunting

0:42, 2006, Experimental
Bowhunting is my extreme sports video.
DirectorNiels Post

CountryNetherlandsEdition2006

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Interview

Who are you?
Niels Post, for more info check www.nielspost.com


Why filmmaking?
I don’t consider myself to be a filmmaker, I do work with video though.


Your work is about...
Bowhunting is my extreme sports video.


Financing your movie?
Since I have my own equipment my videos are so cheap to make that I don’t see the point in looking for external funding. Besides working hours the material costs of Bowhunting have been around € 3, 50.


New Media; a challenge for film makers?
The fact that prices of equipment have dropped so much makes it a lot easier to get equipment, the biggest advantage though I think is that it makes distributing your work incredibly simple!


What are the potentials of the new media?
Again the distribution potential, it is such a great tool to see new work and meet other artists.


Influences?
George & Mike Kuchar, the legendary kings of no-budget films. I have had the opportunity to take a Kuchar class and it’s the best thing you can do as an art student. Also read their biography ‘Reflections from a cinematic cesspool’, very hard to find but very much worth it!!!


Individual film making or co-operation?
I mostly work on my own, sometimes that means I use video other times that I don’t. The idea dictates the media I use.


Digital or classic?
I’ll use anything I can get my hands on.

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