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The digital era and the development of the internet have profoundly changed production, distribution and viewing of images around the world. With small budgets, independent films can be made and shown to the public in a matter of weeks or even days. Yet, despite this abundance of ...Read more

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Brandon

Very good point, & very good topic. Bravo!

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