SXSW 2015 Sessions Every Filmmaker Should Attend

first_imgWeb Influence on the Future of Music DocumentariesLearn from industry experts what the future holds for the music doc genre.Austin Convention Center – Room 153:30pm – 4:30pmCultural Connections: TV, Digital and the New MainstreamWhat does the future hold for media?Austin Convention Center – Ballroom E5:00pm – 6:00pmFor more information regarding any of these sessions check out the film section on the SXSW website. We’ll see you there.Are you going to SXSW 2015? Let us know what you’ll be attending. Saturday, March 14Hyper-Reality TV and Online Video are a Perfect FitMorgan Spurlock and Dermot McCormack share insights into the future of reality TV online.Austin Convention Center – Room 18ABCD9:30-10:30AMThe Future of Film Criticism: Diversify or DieHow does high-end film criticism fit in with an online audience?Austin Convention Center – 16AB12:30PM-1:30PMHacking Technology for Your Indie FilmNew technologies are ushering in new methods for distribution.InterConenential Stephen F. Austin – Capital Ballroom B12:30 – 1:30PMStudio Star Power: How Casting Really WorksLearn how Hollywood casting directors use talent to drive film production.Austin Convention Center – Room 17B12:30pm – 1:30pmCinema Culture: The Power of Communal ExperienceA curios look at how to film world should appeal to millennials.Austin Convention Center – Room 151:10pm-1:25pmWhy the Future of Film Depends on Social MediaIf your film isn’t on social media it’s dead. Find out how to effectively use social media to the filmmaking processAustin Convention Center – Room 152:00pm-2:15pmThe Link Between Social Media and Box OfficeHow do retweets translate to movie tickets?Austin Convention Center – Room 152:20pm-2:35pm A Conversation with Jeff Nichols and Michael ShannonJeff Nichols and Michael Shannon share how collaboration helped them create “Take Shelter” and “Mud”.Austin Convention Center – Room 16AB3:30PM-4:30PMDIY Filmmaking Tips and TechniquesPractical solutions for low budget films.Austin Convention Center – Room 153:30pm-3:45pmA Guide to Live Action 360 VR Filmmaking360 degree footage is helping to make VR filmmaking a reality, here’s a quick overview of how it’s done.InterContentnial Stephen F. Austin – Capital Ballroom B3:30pm – 4:30pmIs This Normal? A Look at Success in Indie FilmWhat does success look like in the indie-film community?Austin Convention Center – Room 17B3:30pm – 4:30pmStory of a Working-Class ScreenwriterLearn what a day in the life of a screenwriter looks like.Austin Convention Center – Room 153:50-4:05pm Tuesday, March 163D Printing in the MoviesLearn how Hollywood is using 3D printers to create props and sets.Four Seasons – San Jacinto9:30am – 10:30amHollywood to Silicon Valley: Making a MegahitWhat makes movies successful in the 21st century?Four Seasons – Ballroom AB9:30am – 10:30amThe Future of Concerts on TVConcerts are dwindling in popularity on TV, find out how industry experts are trying to save this genre.Four Seasons – San Jacinto11:00am – 12:00pmWho’s Going to Fund Your Web SeriesYou’ve got a great idea now all you need is some money to see it through, so where is that money going to come from?Four Seasons – San Jacinto12:30pm – 1:30pmBoyhood Post-Production: 13th Year of a 12 Year MovieHow do you edit a film that has 12 years worth of footage?Austin Convention Center – Room 16AB2:00pm – 3:00pmMaking Art While Entertaining the InternetHow to get mass audiences to enjoy your artistic work online.Austin Convention Center – Room 17B2:00pm – 3:00pmOther People’s Money: Investors and CrowdfundingYou don’t have to choose between investors and crowdfunding.Austin Convention Center – Room 9ABC2:00pm – 3:00pmSomething from Nothing: The No-Budget WayLearn how to create a film without a big budget.InterContinetal Stephen F. Austin – Capital Ballroom B2:00pm – 3:00pmIntellectual Property in Film and Interactive MediaWho REALLY owns your work?Austin Convention Center – Room 9ABC3:30pm – 4:30pmOnline Success Without Cat Videos or Crotch HitsThere’s a fine line between giving your audience what they want and losing integrity.Four Seasons – Ballroom AB3:30pm – 4:30pmShorts Filmmaker Meet UpMeet-up with other short filmmakers at the SFA Bar.InterContinetal Stephen F. Austin – SFA Bar3:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, March 15The Cast of Community on Moving to DigitalLearn what digital distribution means for the cast of the hit show “community”.Austin Convention Center – Room 18ABCD11:00am – 12:00pmFor Hollywood, The Future is Not Evenly DistributedLearn how Hollywood creates scarcity in an online world.Austin Convention Center – Room 1512:30pm – 12:45pmTo Window or Not to Window: Film Release StrategiesThere are a lot of different ways to release your film in the 21st century.Austin Convention Center – 17B12:30pm – 1:30pmGoody Guys vs. Bad GuysWhy do audiences love bad guys in movies?Austin Convention Center – Room 1512:50pm – 1:05pmCan A Film Be Banned in the US?Free speech doesn’t mean movies aren’t censored.Austin Convention Center – Room 151:10pm – 1:25pm 10 Lessons From a Decade Behind the Scenes at PixarLearn how experts at Pixar help to create magical stories.Austin Convention Center – Room 17B3:30pm – 4:30pmA Conversation with Sally FieldAcademy Award winner Sally Field shares insights about her 50 year career.Austin Convention Center – Room 16AB3:30pm – 4:30pmHit A Home Run With Content Creation and StreamingHulk Hogan (I kid you not) shares how to create interesting and engaging content.Four Seasons – Ballroom AB3:30pm – 4:30pmcenter_img Heading to Austin for South by Southwest? Check out the 64 can’t-miss sessions for filmmakers or video pros attending SXSW 2015.It’s that time of year again! Since 1987, South by Southwest has showcased the best in music, film, and interactive design, and this year is proving to be no different. Whether you are a filmmaker, screenwriter, or just an interested fan of film, SXSW 2015 will be an amazing opportunity to grow your skills and learn from leaders in the industry.This year, like years past, there will be hundreds of sessions, screenings, and events which is great – though it can certainly be overwhelming. To make the information a little more digestible, we’ve rounded up our favorite SXSW sessions for filmmakers. The list is ordered by date:Friday, March 13An Insiders Guide to SXSW FilmLearn how to maximize your time at SXSW with this helpful first day session.Austin Convention Center – Room 16AB2:00-3:00pmA Conversation with Ryan Gosling and Guillermo Del ToroA casual conversation with Guillermo Del Toro and Ryan Gosling, featuring discourse regarding Gosling’s directorial debut “Lost River”.Austin Convention Center – Vimeo Theater3:30-4:30pmFilmmaking Cues from Top Sports CinematographersLearn how sports cinematographer bring storytelling to the MLB and NFL.Four Seasons – San Jacinto3:30-4:30PMSuspension of Disbelief in Virtual RealityLearn how VR developers are helping to blur the line between artificial and reality.Hyatt Regency Austin – Zilker Ballroom 45:00-6:00PM Monday, March 16Breaking the Fourth Wall: Audience Participation in the Digital AgeLearn how new technologies are helping to make audiences a part of the filmmaking process.Four Seasons – San Jacinto11:00am – 12:00pmCanon Spotlight: The Cinematography of ComedyComedy masters share how they use modern cameras to help add laughs to their films.InterContinetal Stephen F. Austin – Capital Ballroom B11:00am – 12:00pmExploring Storytelling in the Digital AgeLearn a few new ways to tell stories in the digital age.Four Seasons – Ballroom AB11:00am – 12:00pmForget Screens: Immersive Content Lives EverywhereLearn how artists are using projection mapping to take video from screens to walls.Austin Convention Center – Room 18ABCD11:00am – 12:00pmHow Potato Salad Killed/Saved CrowdfundingA professional discussion about the future of crowdfunding.Austin Convention Center – Next Stage11:00am – 12:00pmCreating the Shows That We LikeLearn how ‘The Last Man on Earth’ is using unique concepts to make audiences laugh.Austin Convention Center – Room 16AB12:30pm – 1:30pmA Drama Nirvana: How to Create a Multiplatform HitYou don’t have to just get your film in theaters for it to be a success.Four Seasons – San Jacinto12:30pm – 1:30pmFinding A TV Partner in A Digital WorldJust because we’re in the digital age doesn’t mean there aren’t benefits to distributing your docs to broadcasters.Four Seasons – Ballroom AB12:30pm – 1:30pmFor Those About to Lock: The Editing WorkshopLearn how to fix mistakes in the editing bay.InterContinetal Stephen F. Austin – Capital Ballroom B12:30pm – 1:30pmHow New Technology is Changing War Zone FilmmakingLearn how filmmakers make powerful films in disaster zones using only a camera.Austin Convention Center – Room 1512:30pm – 1:30pmIndependent Directors on Working with ActorsA relationship between director and actor is vital.Austin Convention Center – 17B12:30pm – 1:30pmTool-Kit for Crafting an Interactive DocumentaryA quick guide to interactive web-based storytelling.Austin Convention Center – Austin Suite12:30pm – 1:30pm House of Cards from Page to ScreenScreenwriter Beau Willimon shares how took “House of Cards” from page to screen.InterContinetal Stephen F. Austin – Capital Ballroom B3:30pm – 4:30pmHow to make a LAIKA Film In 300,000 Camera ClicksLearn how animators from Laika created The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline.Austin Convention Center – Room 153:30pm – 3:45pmInternational Filmmakers Meet UpFilmmakers from around the world meeting together to build relationships and network.InterContinetal Stephen F. Austin – SFA bar3:30pm – 4:30pmHand-drawn Animation: Magic Between the SheetsLearn how hand drawn animation brings classic animation techniques to the 21st century.Austin Convention Center – Room 153:50pm – 4:05pmPixar’s LAVA: Telling a Story Through SongLearn how Pixar uses music to tell the story in their latest “Lava” short.Austin Convention Center – Room 154:10pm – 4:25pm Art of Amazing: 4K Film from Conception to ViewingLearn how 4KAustin Convention Center – Room 152:00pm – 3:00pmHow Next-Gen Filmmakers are Changing HollywoodLearn how services like YouTube are changing the film landscape.Austin Convention Center – Next Stage2:00pm – 3:00pmSound Designing Authenticity in DocumentaryA discussion about creating believable soundscapes in documentaries.InterContinental Stephen F. Austin – Capital Ballroom B2:00pm – 3:00pmDIY Theatrical Distribution for Independent FilmsDistribution services are expensive. Learn what the distribution process looks like for indie-films.Austin Convention Center – Room 17B3:30pm – 4:30pmFilm Finance and Distribution in 2015Learn a few ways to distribute your film in 2015.InterContinetal Stephen F. Austin – Capital Ballroom B3:30pm – 4:30pmShould You Develop Your Film Into a TV Series?TV has come a long way in the last few years with more and more TV series taking filmic approaches to storytelling.Four Seasons Ballroom AB3:30pm – 4:30pmGame of Thrones: Creating Immersive EntertainmentLearn how the filmmakers of Game of Thrones brought their world to life on and off screen.Four Seasons – Ballroom AB5:00pm – 6:00pmInfinity and Beyond: Pixar and 20 Years Since Toy StoryA few things Pixar has learned in their 20+ years of animation.Austin Convention Center – Room 18ABCD5:00pm – 6:00pmlast_img read more

Additional Performers Added To Concert For America Stand Up Sing Out

first_imgConcert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! has announced the full cast of artists and creators who will perform at the first concert of the monthly series, taking place today, January 20th, at The Town Hall in New York City at 3:00pm EST.The sold-out show – created and produced by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley – will feature performances and appearances by Betty Buckley, Michelle Collins, Lilla Crawford, Brian d’Arcy James, Sharon Gless, Judy Gold, Richard Kind, Judy Kuhn, Anika Larsen, Liz Larsen, Caissie Levy, Beth Malone, Carrie Manolakos, Stephanie Mills, Jessie Mueller, Kate Mulgrew, Julia Murney, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O’Hara, Piper Perabo, Rosie Perez, Billy Porter, Randy Rainbow, Caroline Rhea, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Shayna Steele, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ben Vereen, Lillias White, Betsy Wolfe and more.For those who cannot attend, concerts of the monthly series will be live streamed on Concert4America2017.org. The broadcast will be directed by Emmy Award winner Debbie Miller.Proceeds benefit several national organizations working to protect human rights, including the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, and Sierra Club Foundation. Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, will attend the concert and be a featured speaker as part of Friday’s program.Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! is created and organized by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley in association with Your Kids, Our Kids with the support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Additional concert locations for the Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! series will be announced in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Province of Alberta puts residential school experience on education curriculum

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe province of Alberta announced today its education curriculum will now include lessons on residential schools. The announcement was made at the final Truth and Reconciliation national event in Edmonton.APTN’s Keith Laboucan reports.last_img

PECULIAR WEATHER EVENT TODAY

first_img Traffic relief coming for Blue Hills says Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Dec 2014 – PECULIAR WEATHER EVENT TODAY brings extremely high tides, fierce white caps along the reef all day and surges in Blue Hills (at least).It warrants more research but Blue Hills fishermen tell MM the surge was troublesome and brought waves way inshore.Seaweed is the only evidence now but even now an ominous cloud paints a gorgeous picture across the NW skies of Provo. Related Items:blue hills, seaweeds, Tci weather Fiery explosion kills Blue Hills man Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Administration announces plan to ease Blue Hills traffic congestionlast_img read more