Cilect Congress 2016 Ethics.Aesthetics hosted by Griffith Film School
As filmakers and film teachers we share neither an aesthetic nor an ethic. Even more tragically we make films and teach others to make them without relating the one to the other. How the practice became separated from the purpose or the aesthetic from the ethic, predates the invention of the medium. Our schools could and perhaps should be the place where every next generation is reminded of that essential relationship, but our curriculum not only separates form from content, it hardly ever confronts the question of how the one affects the other.
In an age where both religion and political ideology have lost their all pervasive influence how do we build an effective aesthetic wedded to a commonly held ethical system, which can provide a foundation for media that has other than a negative influence in a troubled world?