On Friday, May 30, 2008 I will be moderating a panel discussion titled, “The Future of Documentary in the Age of Internet Video” at Making Media Now, the annual event for professional and emerging filmmakers in the Boston area presented by Filmmakers Collaborative.
The ecosystem that supports the funding, production, promotion, and distribution of documentary film is changing in many ways. This panel discussion will explore how the documentary form is being influenced, challenged, and transformed by internet video, the funding climate, social networking, and changes in audience behavior. The panelists are: Chris Boebel, Manager, Multimedia Development, MIT Libraries; Nettrice Gaskins, Computer Arts Academic and Community Liaison, MassArt; and Scott Kirsner, Writer, Columnist, The Boston Globe.
This year the conference will be held on the lovely campus of Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. Check out the agenda for the day and I’m sure you’ll agree this is the not-to-be-missed filmmaking conference for the Spring. I look forward to seeing you there, register now before the registration fee goes up on May 10th and save some dough.
I cannot be there, but I would be very interested in reading a transcript of this panel discussion, or listening to a PODCAST (hint hint). Right up my alley. Hope it generates a lot of interesting ideas. Michael Cox, Vancouver BC
Michael, If all goes well, a recording of the session will be posted it as one of my Art Film Talk podcasts as long as all participants agree. Can’t imagine why they would not.
David, this looks like a really useful panel. Unfortunately, I also cannot be there, as I’ll be on a film shoot out of state. I look forward to listening to the podcast. The whole conference looks great and I’m sorry I’ll be out of town. Would love to attend.
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WGBH Forum videotaped the event. They have a pretty long lag time between recording events and posting them, but eventually, this session will be available online.