Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema
"I'm supposedly a sculptor," remarks Phil Makanna, "but there's something strange and maybe decaying about making things— things—peopling the overpeopIed world with more junk, not really touching anyone. More than anything I feel the frustration, desperation, of wanting to be able to reach out and hold your heart."
Television's biggest problem today is learning how to let go. Essentially that's what I'm trying to do; I want to let go of control without creating a disaster on the set. I want to open television to the extent that film is open. You see a multiplicity of voices and ideas in film on a number of levels of intent, interest, and seriousness. It doesn't always have to be "professional" to be true. And truth is what we're after.