Film Futures
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Film Futures
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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Freedom and Engagement in Interactive Narratives by Florent Maurin on Prezi

This a great presentation that provides an overview, examples and pros and cons for different styles (structures) of interactive documentary. It also provides lots of into/tips on engaging audiences in your story. Equally informative for fiction and non-fiction storytelling.

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Storytelling through Composition for Filmmakers

Storytelling through Composition for Filmmakers | Film Futures | Scoop.it

Shane Hurlbut: "Many of you have expressed an interest in composition: what makes a good frame or a bad one. There are a few classic frames that I customize to give them flare. I think this will help all of you find your compositional voice."


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