I’ve considered the idea that whatever movie I shoot next will not have credits. Either before or after. Because today we have the internet and people can look that up. So maybe instead just put up a url to a webpage with the credits on it.
I guess it really doesn’t make a lot of difference. But it seems like filmmakers try to force people to watch the credits by putting interesting things in them or a bonus scene during or after the end credits.
I just don’t see the point I guess. I mean most industries don’t have credit rolls. TV commercials for example don’t have credit rolls(boy that would be annoying). Builders don’t put the names of all the tradespeople on a credit list somewhere on the building. Products don’t come with a list of credits for everyone who worked on them. McDonalds wrappers don’t come with a list of names of everyone who worked to bring you that burger. So why is it that filmmakers think they need to put everyones name at the end of the film, even the people who worked on the lawns or catered the food?
When you think about it, it just seems a little ridiculous. But only because we don’t do it with most other things. So maybe it’s not filmmakers who are being ridiculous. Maybe it’s every other industry that doesn’t give credit where it should. Maybe they need to rethink their position.
What do you think?