I've been a DP for 16 years on feature films, shorts and commercials. Suny Purchase film school graduate, class of 2000. Full credit list on IMDB. Link is above.
I still think there's a place for longform cinema in this hyper-a.d.d. world. Recent films like Lost Girls, Nightcrawler, Boulevard, are great examples of telling simple human stories in an extremely compelling way.
Those types of scripts are why I got into film and what drove me to go to Purchase to learn how to shoot them. After years of working as a DP, I've found my own voice as a writer and now have about 9 feature scripts I'm hoping to develop.