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    http://futureartistsfilmandmediafestival-eorg.eventbrite.com/ http://www.futureartists.co.uk 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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Klynt – new tool for editing interactive stories

Posted Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I have been waiting in vain to find some time to try Klynt out so I’m just going to post the info here so YOU can all try it. Give it a go and let us know how it is.

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Coding for Dummies

Posted Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

This was a presentation given at the end of 2010 as part of Internet Week Europe. BBH Labs and Google Creative Labs put this together not, as Google’s Tom Uglow points out, “to “teach” HTML or anything like it – but to just open up the engine and have a look, reduce the fear factor, and break down some barriers.” We should do lots more of these kinds of workshops in the film world I think! If the 21st Century

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Mozilla Webinar on HTML5 Video and Popcorn.js

Posted Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Join the Mozilla Foundation’s Brett Gaylor on Tuesday, May 17th at 12.30pm EST (5.30pm GMT for those of you in the UK) to discuss how filmmakers and media producers can use Mozilla’s Popcorn.js to create HTML5 video pages. You’ll learn how to merge and synchronize any web element (for example Twitter feeds, Flickr photos, Wikipedia entries, Google Maps) to your video across all devices. For an example of how this works check out the demo at Web Made Movies. Brett

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Kevin Kelly – “Better than Free: How Value Is Generated in a Free Copy World”

Posted Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

An interesting talk from Kevin Kelly, most recently author of What Technology Wants. Kevin focuses on 6 key verbs in this talk: Screening Interacting Sharing Accessing Flowing Generating Even if you disagree with some of Kelly’s conclusions, I think these are all very salient points for filmmakers to consider too.

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Lance Weiler Keynote Presentation from Darklight 2010

Posted Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Lance Weiler gave a keynote presentation on transmedia storytelling at the Darklight Festival in Ireland at the end of last year. It’s worth a listen if you are interested in new forms of storytelling and connecting with audiences.

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Web Made Movies – bringing film and the web together

Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

As filmmakers you may not think that HTML5 has much to do with you but a quick perusal of Mozilla’s Web Made Movies may convince you otherwise. Web Made Movies is an open video lab, working to produce a new cinema that works like the web. To do this they have developed Popcorn, an HTML5 video framework that allows you to incorporate elements of the web (like Google Maps, Twitter, Wikipedia and Flickr for example) with your videos. Popcorn provides

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Condition One – a new way of looking

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I was very impressed with Danfung Dennis’ fluid and perceptive camera work in Hell and Back Again – if you see the film it is hard to believe that he was shooting solo in Afghanistan on an overheating Canon 5D with limited memory cards that he had to keep switching out (often in the heat of battle). When I heard he was working on a new media technology project I knew we would be in for something very, very cool.

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IFP and Power to the Pixel bring the Cross-Media Forum to NYC

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I can finally attend one of these forums! Despite my obsession with interactive geekery, I never seem to be in the same city as the Power to the Pixel events. This year the lovely people at IFP have partnered with PttP to bring the Cross-Media Forum to NYC. Hooray! Speakers include Starlight Runner’s Jeff Gomez, GMD Studio’s Brian Clark and advertising guru Ty Montague. I’ll be on a panel with Lance Weiler (The Workbook Project) and Hughes Sweeney (NFB Interactive)

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New fund for interactive, non-fiction projects

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I’ve been consulting on the TFI New Media Fund, a new fund for non-fiction interactive or cross-platform projects that focus on a social issue. I’ve been interested in this space for the last few years and it’s fantastic that funders are now coming to the table to support this kind of work. If you’re interested in applying read the FAQ for more information about the kind of work the Fund will support. The idea is to bring storytelling, design and

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