By Lance Weiler, October 21st, 2008

STEAL THIS FILM, a documentary about file sharing was released in 2006 via torrents and to date over 6 million people have downloaded the film for free. The following podcast is from director Jamie King’s case study which was presented earlier today at the Power to the Pixel conference in London.

Jamie is currently working on VODO, a voluntary donation system for distributing films via torrents.

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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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By Lance Weiler, October 20th, 2008

We’re excited to announce that FHTA will becoming to NYC this week for a special three day engagement. All 22 films will be screening. In addition to the theatrical screenings there will be a series of virtual screenings . When we set out to experiment with a “day and date” festival model, we hoped that the filmmakers would embrace the collaborative aspects of the concept. At the heart of FHTA is an open source philosophy, one that encourages filmmakers to share and work together to achieve similar goals. In the case of the NYC screening, the FHTA festival filmmakers came together to plan, book, and promote 3 days worth of screenings. In doing so they crowdsourced the festival.

FROM HERE TO AWESOME FILM FESTIVAL- Times Square
October 22-24, 2008
Times Square Arts Center
300 W. 43rd St, Ste 309/310
NY NY 10036
Tickets: $10
Advance tickets are available on venue website: http://timessquareartscenter.com/events/index.php?
More info: www.fhta-live.com/timessquare

But NYC is not the only place where the filmmakers have setup their own festival screenings. Other locations include Allentown, Calgary, and a self organized national FHTA shorts tour. More screenings will be occurring over the next few months and the films themselves can be found on various outlets for rental and / or purchase – IndieFlix, Heretic, Bside, Amazon, Joost, Caachi, Hulu, Vuze, and soon iTunes and Netflix. The filmmakers retain all their rights and receive 90% of the revenu For more details visit www.fromheretoawesome.com

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By Lance Weiler, October 18th, 2008

The Conversation is being held this weekend at the University Berkley. A “conversation” looking at the future of story, games, and technology. Here is audio from “Games & Cinema Collide: New Experiences, New Opportunities” panel.

Panelist include: Ken Eklund (World Without Oil), Richard Kerris (Lucasfilm), Cliff Plumer (Digital Domain) Peggy Weil (“Gone Gitmo” and “The Redistricting Game”) Lance Weiler (Head Trauma and “Hope is Missing”) Wendy Levy (Bay Area Video Coalition) Moderator

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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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By lance weiler, October 5th, 2008

WHAT: A two day conference that brings together speakers from various industries for a discussion and debate around the future of cinema, games, and storytelling.

WHERE: Takes place 10.17 and 10.18 at the Pacific Film Archive Theater in Berkley.

For more info visit www.theconversationspot.com

From the site:

Our hunch is that we’re at an important moment in the history of technology and visual storytelling — a broad term that encompasses filmmaking, TV, online video, and narrative-driven games.

New software is making incredible things possible in visual effects and animation, and also democratizing those fields. Web sites offer to help finance film projects, or share ad revenue with video-makers. Marketing and release strategies are shifting by the minute. High-end high-def cameras are plummeting in price. The connection with the audience is changing. Established ways of doing things just don’t seem to be working anymore, while new opportunities are emerging.

Our goal is for The Conversation to delve into all those issues — and more, with your ideas, help, and participation. The Conversation will focus exclusively on the new business and creative opportunities that are arising in 2008.

We expect every participant to bring his or her concerns, questions, or examples of what they’ve been doing and how well it’s working, to share during the sessions or during the designated schmooze-time. (There will also be an opportunity to present during a Saturday workshop session.)

The overall goal is for The Conversation to be a real exchange of ideas — a gathering of people working on the edge and thinking about the future.

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