Imagine trying to shoot a documentary, or any film for that matter, with a camera so heavy it required two men just to move it. This was reality pre 1960. It's hard for me to comprehend how far we've come in just 50 years. From massive cameras only the big studios could afford to own, to small HD DSLRs accessible to everyone. What other period in history has seen such huge leaps forward in technology and the culture of art in such a brief window of time?
This documentary chronicles the beginnings of the camera that changed it all. Its inventors had a very simple idea, if you could follow real people in their daily lives with a video camera, you could create “theater without actors". It's a must watch for all film makers. It really made me appreciate the technology I have at my finger tips today.