The digital age continues to change the creative arts.

Standby was created as a final project by college film student Trey Drysdale. It is a short, seven minute, film about a hardworking college student who, after a severe thunderstorm, loses his computer work when an unexpected power surge occurs. He later comes across a strange, portal-like phenomenon in his computer, but is oblivious to the capabilities that it entails.

The film is an excellent example of the new avenues opening for creative artists and fans. I am certain we will see more films like this as cameras, sound systems and special effects, become cheaper and the internet provides more avenues of distribution.