Fragments from The Conversation 2010 (March 27, New York)

The Conversation 2010, New York, cononyc

On Saturday I attended the "The Conversation" at Columbia University, a conference focused on "Social Media, Distribution, and the Future of Film." Related material can be found by searching on the #convonyc hash tag. Here are my notes, not everything here is a faithful translation of the words and … [Read more...]

Seven RSS feeds of interest to New England documentary filmmakers

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Here are seven RSS feeds that I think will be of interest to New England documentary filmmakers. These suggestions come out of the discussion that took place today during theSocial Media Boot Camp for Film Professionals with Sean Fitzroy held at MassArt. There are many good feeds out there, this … [Read more...]

Comparison of four professional LED lighting instruments under $1K

Blender Light

Over the past couple of years I've had a chance to use or take a close look at various LED lighting instruments available in the marketplace. Today you will find lots of inexpensive lights suitable for on-camera use available for anywhere from $50 to $500 from a variety of vendors. And while these … [Read more...]

Making Media Now 2009: the premiere New England independent film conference

Making Media Now 2009 is a full-day conference that will take place on Friday, June 5, 2009 at Bentley University. The event will bring together filmmakers from all over New England with national industry experts for lectures, workshops, and panels confronting the most daunting challenges facing … [Read more...]

Two documentary classes at MassArt this summer

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I'm teaching two courses this summer through MassArt Professional and Continuing Education. Interested in documentary video? Documentary Video Boot Camp will give you the foundation you need to get started. Is there a documentary you'd like to make this summer and you've already got basic production … [Read more...]