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


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, […]

Integrating social media into your distribution efforts


Here are some things you can do to integrate a social media component in your distribution effort. 1. Get your own web site with integrated blogging functionality if you don’t already have one. If your current site does not have a blog, add one. The easy way to get started is to get a blog […]

Fans, friends, and followers

Fans, Friends, and Followers

This week I had a chance to read Scott Kirsner’s new book, Fans, Friends & Followers, which provides a fresh guide to building an audience in the new media landscape. The book starts out by painting with broad brush strokes the challenges artists have faced finding an audience for their work and then outlines what’s […]

DIY Days Boston, October 4, 2008 (conference notes, part 3)

DIY is Flexible

This post concludes my coverage of DIY Days, a conference held in Boston at MassArt on October 4, 2008. Please visit part one and part two if you’ve not already read them. Do keep in mind these notes do not necessarily represent the views of the various speakers at the conference, sometimes it includes my […]

DIY Days Boston, October 4, 2008 (conference notes, part 2)

Arin Crumley

This post continues my coverage of the DIY Days conference in Boston which I began in a previous post. Please keep in mind these are my notes and do not necessarily represent the views of the various speakers at the conference, sometimes it includes my own parenthetical thoughts, which are not always clearly delineated. Modern […]

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

DIY Days Boston Fireside Chat

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 […]

DIY DAYS Boston agenda for Sat 4-Oct-08 is now online

I’m impressed with how many people registered for DIY DAYS before the agenda was published, but now the agenda is online, check it out. I think you’ll agree with me, this is an excellent lineup, I expect this will be among the best filmmaking events this year in Boston, hope to see you there, DIY […]

DIY DAYS coming to Boston October 4, 2008

The DIY DAYS conference will be held in Boston on Saturday, October 4th at MassArt, along with screening of From Here to Awesome films the night before, also at MassArt. This traveling conference, recently held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, explores how independent filmmakers can sustain themselves as filmmakers and storytellers in […]

Slava Rubin of IndieGoGo at New Media Expo

David Tames and Slava Rubin

I met Slava Rubin, co-founder, chief of strategy and marketing of IndieGoGo back at Making Media Now 2008 and was pleased to catch up with him again at New Media Expo in Las Vegas. IndieGoGo is an online social marketplace connecting filmmakers and fans to make independent film happen. Here’s a short video interview with […]