I just stumbled upon this interview with Vincent LaForet and Philip Bloom at the Vimeo Awards in NYC. It’s quite long, but they have helpful things to say regarding DSLRs and the future of filmmaking. If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, you can safely skip the first ten minutes:
I’ve posted before on transmedia; this time, however, I get the sense that by posting I’m actually participating, in some small way, in Lance Weiler’s latest project, Pandemic 1.0. Weiler is unveiling the first part of his newest project at/in/around Sundance over the coming days. This should give you a sense of what Weiler is trying to accomplish:
In addition to building an immersive storytelling experience at Sundance, Pandemic 1.0 also provides a unique way to measure social interaction within a public setting. The build of Pandemic 1.0 is, in part, an attempt to understand how things spread socially in a real-world environment
I don’t actually have a lot more to say about the project, as it has not yet been completed, and is only revealed through participation in it. Mostly, I just wanted to make folks aware of it. Since first learning about them, I have been very intrigued by transmedia projects…I’m still at the stage, however, where I’m most concerned with developing compelling characters and stories. I’ll continue to follow transmedia as a spectator and would love, one day, to work on such a project myself. We’ll see.
If you’d like to learn more about Weiler’s project, the best place to start is with the article he wrote at Filmmaker Magazine.
The project’s official site will, presumably, provide more information as the project unfolds.
While Terrence Malick’s highly anticipated Tree of Life has yet to see its theatrical release, there is already a great deal of buzz surrounding the highly acclaimed writer/director’s latest film. In an interview with the LA Times, Malick’s cinematographer, Emanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, describes working on the set with Malick: “Once you think you got the [...]
Chan-wook Park, an award-winning South Korean filmmaker is about to release his film, Night Fishing, which was filmed entirely on the iPhone 4. Park’s film is yet another example of how technology is empowering filmmakers to work in innovative ways. Remarkably, Park’s 30 minute film was not, actually, extremely low-budget, having a budget of about [...]
If you haven’t checked out Gen Ip’s 2010 movie trailer mashup yet, it’s worth a few minutes of your time. The video is yet another excellent example of an innovative way of gaining notoriety, eyeballs, and street cred for the young filmmaker. While I’m always interested in seeing well-edited YouTube clips, I am even more [...]
If you are as yet unfamiliar with Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s podcasts, now is the time to get acquainted! Host (and Senior Editor) Jeff Goldsmith does excellent, in-depth interviews with many top screenwriters (both independent as well as big-budget filmmakers). I recently listened to his interview with Edward Burns and felt compelled to post about it. [...]
Before beginning I should add the disclaimer that I have not yet watched Gareth Edwards’ low-budget (but big-budget-looking) movie, Monsters. Regardless, his story is an inspiring one…and if the film is half as good as the trailer, it should be worth tracking down. Even if the film is most notable for its use of effects [...]
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For those of you that frequent Inside Indie, you know that I have become a great promoter of using DSLRs for filmmaking (I presently shoot with a Canon T2i and plan on upgrading to whatever follows the Canon 5d Mark II). So, when I stumbled upon Macworld’s DSLR Buyer’s Guide, I knew I’d have to [...]
If you’re already familiar with Robert Rodriguez’s back story and filmmaking philosophy, you won’t find a whole lot that’s new in his recent interview with Gizmodo Australia. If, however, you’re not familiar with his “Ten Minute Film School,” with his book Rebel Without a Crew, or the DVD extras on his first film, El Mariachi, [...]