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A Digitally Bridged Divide
Or "How I learned to stop worrying, and shoot the film"

Over the years I have met numerous individuals who wanted to make movies, but didn't have the resources. It is no longer as costly or inconceivable for independent movie makers to make their dreams possible thanks to the quality and affordability of digital video cameras and editing tools. It is my belief that there is a revolution occurring that will diminish the importance of the middle man (distributors) and ensure that low budget movie makers get their films to an eager and interested public.

I love the tenacity and energy of independent movie makers, and I especially love what digital video has done to that community. Digital video has empowered low budget movie makers and has given them a creative freedom that was impossible just a few years ago. As movie makers, we can now produce quality movies, free of creative compromise. The possibilities for this exciting medium are endless. I invite you all to meet here and celebrate this phenomenon.

The purpose of this section is to give digital video movie makers exposure and promotion and a place to meet and network. I will be reviewing independent digital video movies and posting news and announcements about movies in production as well as keeping everyone posted on my own productions, including my surreal zombie movie, "HYBRID."

It is my goal to create a community that supports its members and builds a structure of true independence. I want to see people making their movies and selling them on DVD from their own web sites and through mail order. I want to see digital video movies from all over the world and I want to help others see them as well.

It is time to make the dreams come true!

Terry Osterhout
August 2002

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Imagine e-mailing a friend in California for digital video footage of palm trees and ocean, while you are shooting your digital video production in the freezing Midwest in mid-winter. The possibilities digital video has afforded us are limitless.

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