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Signals along the road to possible futures for indie film
Curated by Zan Chandler
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How an iPhone App Made An Oscar-Nominated Film Possible

How an iPhone App Made An Oscar-Nominated Film Possible | Film Futures | Scoop.it

Emily Price:  "The film Searching For Sugar Man is nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Academy Awards. But it might have not been completed if it wasn’t for an iPhone."


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And it actually won the Oscar!

 

While the amount of footage the filmmaker needed to make with his iPhone was small in terms of the overall, I think this sends a number of signals. 1 -  consumer tech is getting closer and closer to industry standards and used in the right way can be effective; and 2 - this is another example of compelling content created with a DIY ethic.

 

I look forward to seeing more examples of where filmmaking can evolve.

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Margaret Doyle's comment, February 25, 2013 4:11 PM
Yay for indie media!!
Margaret Doyle's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:12 PM

Love this story of a DIY approach to storytelling. And lo and behold it was heard and received by the Academy! Go indie media go!

Jan van Gils's curator insight, March 9, 2013 10:10 AM

A very nice film and made with a little effort. Thats fine to me.

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How New Platforms, Streaming Media Change the Equation for Indie Filmmakers

How New Platforms, Streaming Media Change the Equation for Indie Filmmakers | Film Futures | Scoop.it

Amanda Lin Costa: "Traditionally, there were three main types of distribution for the work of independent filmmakers: theatrical, broadcast and straight to DVD. Most filmmakers hoped for a combination of all three.

 

But everything has changed. The digital online world has opened up new avenues of distribution including video on demand, live streaming, and mobile and tablet applications"...


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Interview – Henry Jenkins

Interview – Henry Jenkins | Film Futures | Scoop.it

"Henry Jenkins is an American media scholar, professor and author, who has published several books exploring the boundaries between media texts and fan cultures [...] M3 contacted Henry to ask him about the role of copyright in the digital age, the future of fan-funding and the importance of the record store"…


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