By lance weiler, October 6th, 2008

DIY DAYS Boston opened with a conversation with Todd Dagres. Thanks to Scott Kirsner over at CinemaTech for recording and posting the conversation. We’ll be posting the video soon.

Todd has produced several independent films (including the Sundance entry ‘TransSiberian’ this year), but he is best known as a venture capitalist who funds start-up companies like Veoh, EQAL, Twitter, and Next New Networks. Our conversation focused on how TV is changing… the as-yet-unproven business models of Internet video… financing and making independent films… how distribution is evolving… and why the word “community” ought to replace the word “audience” in your vocabulary.

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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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