By lance weiler, February 25th, 2008

For those of you who don’t know FROM HERE TO AWESOME is an extension of the workbook project. In the spirit of bringing an open source philosophy to various parts of the filmmaking process, FHTA is focused on education, discovery and distribution. Over the next few months leading up to the festival’s kick off in Paris on June 3rd, FHTA is constructing a series of vids that detail the current state of filmmaking.

We’re looking for people who would like to contribute not only submissions, but also thoughts and suggestions on how to improve the festival. And if you’d like to lend a hand with the fest we’re looking for volunteers to come along for the ride.

Wonderful animation by Jordan Gray and Jeff Hockett that explains the festivals submission process.

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lance weiler is the founder of the WorkBook Project and also a story architect of film, tv and games. He's written and directed two feature films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA. He's currently developing a number of transmedia projects

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  • Another great and informative interview, Lance. I really like the fact that Andrew doesn't just distribute RocketBoom on the web, but also has outlets for just about every multimedia device such as iPods, TiVos, PSPs, cell phones, etc. He really is onto something, and if we filmmakers can also take advantage of such outlets, we can only help ourselves. I think that the short form is more advantageous here, but I'm always surprised by people who watch (and buy) feature films for their iPods. I know I wouldn't want such a small screen for viewing anything, but the trend is definitely going in that direction, and we'd be foolish to ignore it.

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