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MANCHESTER – Future Artists Film and Media Festival Nov 1st to Nov 4th 2012

Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Future Artists’ Film & Media Festival ~ Thurs 1st-Sun 4th November ~ The Black Lion, Salford Opening LAUNCH PARTY @ THE SHARP PROJECT FILM STUDIO - YOU ARE INVITED!!!!!!!! Get your FREE Ticket here Future Artists’ Film and Media Festival is a collaborative project, bringing together a selection of both emerging and established entrepreneurs in the industry. Its aim is to explore how the next generation of media creators are breaking new ground in digital storytelling and to celebrate the

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Digital Bootcamp Slide Presentation from Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010

Posted Saturday, November 27th, 2010

I’m afraid this doesn’t have the video I originally showed as part of the slides (eg. on slides like The Wilderness Downtown, Hunter Shoots a Bear and the Living Sasquatch Augmented Reality demonstration) so you’ll just have to look them up online and try them out. It’s much more fun to try them yourself anyway. Also, along with The Waiting Room, I highly recommend checking out Katerina Cizek’s Out My Window as another example of documentary storytelling told really beautifully

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Mob Rule – Crowdfunding and Community

Posted Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

We have recently introduced a new category in the Shooting People bulletins called Crowd Sourced Projects, recognizing that we need to create a new space for Shooters to promote their crowdfunding endeavors to the Shooting People community. I was delighted to moderate not one but two panels about crowdfunding recently – starting with Ain’t Too Proud To Beg at Sheffield Doc/Fest, followed swiftly by another one at CPH:DOX. The Sheffield panel was interesting because it was divided into three sections

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Engage 101: Audience Building Masterclass with Brian Newman

Posted Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Join us at DCTV on Monday 22nd and learn how to build an audience for your film and your career! Filmmakers today must think about audience engagement from day one. What are the best strategies for building an audience both online and off? What’s a fair offer, and what are some of the myths around distribution? What are possibilities for self-distribution? What’s all this talk about transmedia and participatory audiences? Brian Newman will help you think about a range of

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OpenIndie – bringing audiences to 100 films

Posted Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Check out Arin Crumley’s latest project to bring audiences to films and films to audiences, OpenIndie. Using the site users will be able to request screenings in their area – much like Arin and co. did with the famous Four Eyed Monsters heart map – and organize their own screenings. He still needs to raise more money for the project on Kickstarter so if you think this is a good idea lay some money down to help him on his

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Brian Newman’s DIY Days Presentation on FREE

Posted Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

This is from DIY Days in Philly.

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Ted Hope on Finding Audiences

Posted Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Below is the video from a talk that producer Ted Hope gave at the New York Foundation for the Arts about how the film infrastructure is changing as creators and audiences take on new roles. “We must accept that being a filmmaker means taking responsibility for our films all the way through the process. Building the new infrastructure is the first step towards real media independence” Producer Ted Hope Discusses the Future of Finding Film Audiences from Reel 13 on

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