Masterclass: Design Patterns in Interactive Documentary
Community Building seminar
This seminar takes a look at how you can involve your community already during the development phase, and how new digital technologies make it possible to engage them and interact with them. John Jackson, a professional public affairs strategist for companies such as Purpose and the co-author of ‘Small Acts of Resistance’ will moderate the panel, which consists of Kerstin Überlacker from Sweden, who will talk about the transmedia project Ghostrocket about UFO data, the Danish artist group Wooloo who will talk about their social and political community experiments, and finally the American creative media developer Brian Chirls will show us what is technologically possible today, as well as how the opportunities create new rules for how we can involve the audience. Co-organized by SWIM.
Getting Serious with Web Video
Brian will give a background on how technology and culture shape each other on the Internet, show off the current state of the art, and then demonstrate some bleeding edge stuff that’s coming in the next year. Expect a lots of examples, especially of media pieces that go bad by using technology the wrong way.
Panel: Does HTML5 offer a montage moment for web cinema?
Imagine if you could weave the sum of all human knowledge seamlessly into your film or documentary. New technologies like HTML5 make this possible. Video, audio and animation no longer needs to be in a “black box”, separate from other elements on a page. Recent works like The Wilderness Downtown, 3 Dreams of Black, and the hypervideo experiments from Mozilla’s Web Made Movies lab point to a radical shift in how we think of moving images. In the same way that montage pioneers like Eisenstein and Griffiths showed us that new formal and technical possibilities could blow our perceptions of cinema wide open, these panelists will bring examples and ideas that point to the storytelling potential when the web is fused with the power of cinema. The panel will include a brief presentation of a few innovative examples that feature high quality story and aesthetics as well as advanced technologies like: WebGL, Popcorn.js and the upcoming HTML Stream Processing API (an open standard for browser access to camera and microphone).
Thursday, June 9th Panel: Regional cooperation for postproduction, distribution and exhibition of feature films
The roundtable will focus on digital distribution evolution, new models of distribution and will offer the opportunity to present and discuss concrete studies of films produced and distributed in the region, using innovative strategies. Our main belief is that cooperation between producers and distributors is more important than competition during this period of transition.
with Jamie King, CEO of VODO.
Sunday, March 14th – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Panel: The Main Event: Finding an Audience for Your Film
The music industry is in freefall, bringing speculation that live shows are the revenue stream of the future. But what about film? Learn how to create events from four-walling, to multiple screenings how to make these screenings profitable, both financially and critically.
Saturday, March 27th – 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM Workshop: Social Media Consults
Social media experts will briefly highlight some of their favorite strategies for generating awareness – then answer your questions about tools and tactics that will work for your projects.
Angel Aviles-Clinton, Co-Founder, BeScene Marketing Mila Aung-Thwin – EyeSteelFilm / VP Sean Fitzroy, Founder, Cineshift Joselin Mane, CEO, LITBeL Host: Scott Macaulay, Producer and Editor, Filmmaker Magazine
Saturday, April 3, 2010 – Time TBD Content TBD, but I promise it will be sci-fi and trippy
Thursday, February 11, 2010 “From the “Window” to the “Wall”: Changing Distribution Patterns in the Film Landscape” with Mark Gill (CEO, The Film Department), John Logigian (Former COO, Walden Media), Georg Szalai (Editor of The Hollywood Reporter), Anita Elberse (Harvard Business School)
Cinemart/Rotterdam Lab Workshop DIY Workshop, Monday, January 26, 2009 “Why DIY?” Panel, Monday, January 28, 2009 with Lucius Barre, Lance Weiler (Seize The Media, dir. Head Trauma), Michel Reilhac (ARTE France Cinema), David Pope (New Producers Alliance), Michael Gubbins (Screen International), Della Churchill (Chilling Pictures), Liz Rosenthal (Power to the Pixel)
August 17, 2008 Presentation: “Cinema and the Singularity” with Jerry Paffendorf (Wello Horld)
November 17, 2007 Panel: Distribution in the New Age with Aaron Levine (Gen Art), Peter Goldwyn (Samuel Goldwyn Films), Clémence Taillandier (Zeitgeist Films), Erik Davis (Cinematical.com) View video of entire panel
September 26, 2007 Panel: Viral Marketing and Digital Distribution with Jim Gilliam (Brave New Films), Gerard Ungerman
September 8, 2007 Independent Directors Committee Think Tank with Arin Crumley and Susan Buice (Four Eyed Monsters)