By lance weiler, September 23rd, 2007

A number of panels and interviews from last week’s IFP Filmmaker Conference have surfaced online. The following is a collection of media and links.

Scott Kirsner from CinemaTech talks with Brett Gaylor, a Montreal-based filmmaker who is exploring new ways that large groups can collaborate on documentaries. Shot at the 2007 IFP Filmmaker Conference in New York.


The Four Eyed Monsters team recorded a panel on Viewer Habits with Andrew Barron (Rocket Boom), Brett Gaylor (Opensourcecinema.org), Arin Crumley and Susan Buice from FEM that I moderated.

IFP has set up a myspace profile containing a number of interviews from the Conference – this is one with Indie Producer Gill Holland.

Joel Heller over at Docs That Inspire (a great doc resource) recorded the Digital Download panel featuring Peter Broderick (Distribution Strategist at Paradigm Consulting), Kathleen Powell (Vice President, Worldwide Programming, Jaman), Jana Augsberger (Filmaka.com), and Kelly Devine (Manager, ReFrame Project). You can read more about this panel—along with Kirsner’s commentary on several other IFP panels—at his blog: CinemaTech. To listen click here.

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By lance weiler, September 20th, 2007

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This edition of TCIBR is brought to you by IndieFlix. – Today our guest is documentary producer and director Hunter Weeks. His most recent film, 10MPH is a documentary about his and filmmaking partner Josh Cladwell’s cross country trip. Shot over the course of a 100 days, the filmmakers travel the country via a slow moving segway scooter in search of the American Dream. In our discussion we cover 10MPH’s recent DIY 23 city theatrical tour, doing your own publicity and what it takes to start your own DVD label.

For more info on Hunter Weeks and 10MPH visit http://10mph.com

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By lance weiler, September 11th, 2007

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Our guest today is Paul Pod, founder of Tape It Off The Internet (TIOTI). TIOTI targets lovers of TV shows and creates a social layer that allows viewers to discover and share media. The concept of social discovery around media is an important trend to follow, especially when it comes to bringing one’s work to an audience.

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For more information about Paul and TIOTI click here.

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By lance weiler, August 30th, 2007

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Our guest today is filmmaker Jon Reiss. Jon has made a number of features, both fiction (Cleopatra’s Second Husband) and non-fiction (Better Living Through Circuitry and Bomb It). For his latest film, Bomb It he traveled to 5 continents to document graffiti culture. In our discussion Jon shares how he funded, traveled and is looking beyond the festival circuit to bring his work to audiences around the world.

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To find out more about Jon and his work click here.

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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, August 23rd, 2007

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Our guests today are festival programmers Doug Jones (LA Film Fest) and Matt Dentler (SXSW). Doug and Matt share their insights into the festival process and how filmmakers can best prepare for their journey on the festival circuit.

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For more info on Matt and SXSW click here and here.

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