Video stores are virtually dead, and with Blockbuster going away and little independent video stores closing down all over the country, it's not hard to imagine that one day there will be none left. I spent a lot of my childhood in these kinds of video stores, and it's weird to think that my kids won't have those same experiences.
We have a short documentary for you to check out today that was produced by /Film's David Chen called Inside Scarecrow Video. It focuses on the largest independent video store in the world. The store holds 117,000 video titles, and is "revered and admired, counting filmmakers like Bernardo Bertolucci and Quentin Tarantino as previous visitors." Here's are some technical details on the doc for those of you who are interested.
A revealing look inside Scarecrow Video, the largest independent video store in the world. Filmed using a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera and a Black Magic Cinema Camera, along with a Polaroid camcorder handheld rig and a Manfrotto 561 Video Monopod. Audio captured using a Sennheiser wireless microphone plugged into a Zoom H4n.
It will be interesting to see how long this video store can hold out.