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 list is by no means […]

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 little lights […]

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 independent filmmakers today. Last year’s event drew approximately 300 […]

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 experience? Documentary Project Studio will help you hone your […]

19th Annual Pro Video Show March 20-21, 2009 in Dedham, Massachusetts

Media Gear

The Camera Company‘s 19th Annual Pro Video Show, an annual Boston-area gathering that includes a show floor and a variety of demos and seminars of interest to media makers, will take place this year on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2009 at the Dedham Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center (directions). This is a good […]

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 […]