You may have noticed a new addition to our Truly Free Film Heroes column. You may have also noticed some guest posting as of late by filmmaker Jon Reiss. These are not unrelated. As a veteran of the DIY experience (or as Slava Rubin has dubbed it more accurately: DIWO "Do It With Others"), Jon has taken the next crucial step towards bringing forth a Truly Free Film Culture: sharing his experience and knowledge.
We need to build a new infrastructure. It will only come from all of our hard work and general openness. Please follow Jon's example, and share.
We are all going to make some mistakes, but we will learn much faster if we don't keep these mistakes to ourself. We will all make some great discoveries, of places and people and tools and techniques, but we all benefit much faster if we don't keep these successes to ourselves.
Take a minute. Think about what you thinks works in DIY marketing; is it novel? Please let us know. Do you know of a theater that will book Truly Free Film? Will your college pay to bring a filmmaker to lecture and show their film? Do you know of a great TFFilm website? Any advice on how to network true film lovers together? You get the idea. Please let us know what you know. Join in.