[kuh-myoo-ni-tee] noun, plural com·mu·ni·ties.
a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.
a locality inhabited by such a group.
a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society
within which it exists(usually preceded by the ): the business community; the community of scholars.
a group of associated nations sharing common interests or a common heritage: the community ofWestern Europe.
Ecclesiastical . a group of men or women leading a common life according to a rule.
Its amazing to me what we all consider to be a community, but being such a broad term, it is hard for me isolate my-self into any one "community."
I belong to the community of living everyday life.
On that note...
Throughout the semester, taking this ethnographical documentary class has really opened my eyes to artists that cross the boundaries between anthropology, art and cinematic/ documentary film making.
With out these artists, cinematographers, directors. etc. we would not have base in which to build our independent film projects on, these are the communities who will push current technological standards cinematically and document
powerful events in our everyday lives, now and into the future.
With current and new technologies driving the way we create independent films, we are also currently entering another community driven aspect of the marketing of independent film making. With these funding options for crowd funding, such a Kickstarter, Indiegogo and the ability to shoot outstanding footage on a very limited budget, and accessibility to high quality equipment is easier than ever before.