Reflections on Paul Sharits frozen film frames

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On the bus back to Boston this past Monday I kept thinking about the Images of an Infinite Film exhibit I saw at MoMA last weekend. I loved how Paul Sharits’s Untitled, from his Frozen Film Frame series (c. 1971–76) brings into sharp relief the physicality of film.

Join me for Making Media Now 2013 in Boston, May 3, 2013

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Join on Friday, May 3rd at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for Making Media Now 2013, the annual must-attend conference for documentary media makers presented by Filmmakers Collaborative. I’m very excited about this year’s theme, Living the Connection Economy (exploring how creative and business connections offer media makers new models for storytelling, production, distribution and engagement) and I’m sure you will be too!

Making Media Now 2012: Thriving in a Changing Landscape

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The annual Making Media Now conference takes place on Friday, June 8th this year. The event will mark Filmmaker’s Collaborative’s 25th anniversary and takes place at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts.

Documentary marathon at 2012 Independent Film Festival of Boston

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Here’s my plan for a Sunday documentary marathon at the 2012 Independent Film Festival of Boston All of the films below screen at the Somerville Theatre on Sunday, April 29, 2012. If you come to see or more of these films, I’ll see you there!

Whitney Dow: When the Drum is Beating

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David Tames talks with Whitney Dow about his film, When the Drum is Beating, a documentary that weaves together the history of Haiti with the story of Orchestre Septentrional, Haiti’s most popular band. The film is currently seeking funding via a Kickstarter campaign in order to secure the funds needed for a theatrical and home video release.

Chris Paine: Revenge of the Electric Car

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Chris Paine, best known as the director of Who Killed the Electric Car?, followed the rise and fall of General Motors EV-1, of which he was a passionate owner. He recently completed a new film, Revenge of the Electric Car, now going into theatrical release. It opens on Friday, November 4th at the Kendall Square […]

Distribution U. crash course on Crowd Funding, Audience Building & Distribution

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Distribution U. looks like a wonderful event for independent filmmakers who are trying to figure out the best way to take advantage of the changing distribution landscape. This will be a one-day crash course on the New Rules of Crowd Funding, Audience Building & Distribution and is being held Saturday, November 20th in Los Angeles, […]

Flying takes documentary form to new heights

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Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman is an amazing six-hour, six-part, documentary of epic proportions by Jennifer Fox in which we follow the filmmaker as she travels around the world asking her women friends how they construct and imagine their lives as she struggles to figure out her own. In her attempt to capture how […]

DIY Days Boston, October 4, 2008 (conference notes)

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The DIY Days Boston conference was held at MassArt on October 4, 2008. The conference drew a full-house of both seasoned and emerging filmmakers and media artists who came to learn about online tools, techniques, and strategies for building and sustating their audience. DIY Days follows an open source model, the conferences are produced with […]