The reading done by Bjørn Sørenssen is not only the piece of writing written by the most nordic name in the history of Hrothgar, but an insight and expository on the development, namely the technological development of the film medium and how its progression through time has allowed for more and more people to make videos with the result being that there becomes so much more to a video than just traditional narrative telling.
It excites me that technological advancement is based off an exponential. There are always people actively working on something new whether it be known to the public or kept underground. To me the greatest invention to film medium in the mainstream (Hollywood/TV) is the Dolly. I love me a good dolly. What interests me even more is that filmmakers in the early era thought that moving the camera would confuse audiences, which is baffling to think about. Just imagine if what we think is confusing now, becomes a convention in the future. Something like… I motion picture in a circular room where footage is showing all around you. I’ve seen things like that but they’re only held to short quirky films that direct the audience. Imagine no direction and that you choose to watch whatever stream you want to take. Or like sitting in a cinema with 6 screens, each screen running in the same temporal space but each following a different character. They occasionally cross paths and interact but in the end you could flesh out a full characters experience or hone in on your multitasking abilities to get a broader look at everything.
The Occulus Rift… I believe that is where the next big step in film innovation will take place. I don’t know what will come of it, but it sounds right to me… For those of you who don’t know what an Occulus Rift is, it’s a set of virtual reality goggles which tracks your head. There are already interactive tours of known places such as Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment. But making a motion picture with this piece of hardware would be aaaaaamazinggg.