By matt, January 5th, 2008

Content is going to become even more open in 2008… With the change in the media climate and distribution experiments such as Radiohead’s In Rainbows (in music), and Four Eyed Monsters (in film) which have open qualities (temporarily available to watch or listen/download for free, for example) but are not necessarily truly open content, it is getting harder to tell what you can and cannot officially do with your media.

These are three proposed states and accompanying rules over at the A Swarm of Angels blog, as a potential framework for checking at a glance how open the media you are consuming is.

So how open are you going to make your media this year?

matthanson.jpg

Matt Hanson is a film futurist; a writer and filmmaker described as an “International film visionary” by Screen International magazine. His current project — A Swarm of Angels (www.aswarmofangels.com) — is an ambitious Cinema 2.0 endeavour to fund, film, and distribute, a feature film using the Internet, all-digital technologies, and a global community of members. Previously he founded the massively influential onedotzero digital film festival in 1996 at the dawn of digital filmmaking, which he directed until 2002. The writer of a series of digital-age cinema books including The End of Celluloid, and Reinventing Music Video, he lives in Brighton, England.

  • Share/Bookmark
Posted in audience community crowdsourced discussion legal policy pov resource sharing tech user-gen vidsocial

matt

RELATED
By lance weiler, May 23rd, 2007

pod.jpg

Today our guest is Brian Newman. Brian is the executive director of Renew Media (formerly NVR). Prior to joining Renew, Brian served as executive director of IMAGE Film & Video. Renew Media supports media artists & advocates on their behalf, connects audiences with independent films and contributes to the media arts field, via innovative programs and direct cash support. In our discussion we cover a variety of topics that have a direct impact on the way filmmakers make and distribute their work, such as Net Neutrality, copyright, fair use, and digital distribution.

renew.jpg

For more info on Brian Newman and Renew Media click here.

Related Links
Save the Internet
Fair Use

poddown.jpg podsub.jpgdigpodbutton.gif itunes.gif
To listen NOW click the play button below.

Download Adobe Flash Player.

Download Adobe Flash Player.

  • Share/Bookmark
Posted in audience audio distro diy interview legal podcast policy

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

RELATED
  • TCIBR podcast – RIP: A Remix Manifesto
    This edition of TCIBR is made possible thanks to IndieFlix – This coming weekend Brett Gaylor’s newest doc RIP: A Remix Manifesto will screen at SXSW. Six years in the making Gaylor’s film captures copyright vs. copyleft and the impact that intellectual property laws are placing on culture. RIP follows Gregg Gillis aka Girl Talk on his rise from… read more
  • Case Study: We Are the Strange
    M dot Strange reports – This was part of a presentation called “Adventures in self distribution” I describe the journey I took with my animated feature film “We are the Strange” From my bedroom to Sundance and beyond and back to my little studio again after turning down Hollywood deals and deciding to self distribute and make my films my… read more
  • TCIBR podcast – Cory McAbee's STINGRAY SAM
    Cory Macbee’s feature The American Astronaut is considered a cult classic. Thanks to an effective DIY release strategy and strong word of mouth the film has enjoyed a long life since its release in 2001. When it came time to craft his newest film Stingray Sam, Cory took a different approach. Stingray Sam launches today coming to “many screens… read more
By lance weiler, May 16th, 2007

pod.jpg

Today we are joined by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky. Miller is a writer, artist and musician. His work often combines art, technology, and politics. One of his recent media projects entitled “Rebirth of a Nation” is a remix of D.W. Griffith’s 1915 “Birth of a Nation.” Miller’s work is at the forefront of the emerging remix culture and during our discussion he shares his feelings about art, technology and global politics.

lincoln_blur2.jpg
Still from “Rebirth of a Nation”

To find out more about “Rebirth of a Nation” and DJ Spooky click here.

poddown.jpg podsub.jpg My Odeo Podcast digpodbutton.gif itunes.gif
To listen NOW click the play button below.

Download Adobe Flash Player.

Download Adobe Flash Player.

  • Share/Bookmark
Posted in audio cc experiment podcast policy remix vid

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

RELATED
By lance weiler, May 9th, 2007

pod.jpg

Today we focus on the Writers Guild of America scandal that has been heating up over the last few weeks. In question is the multiple millions of dollars that are owed to guild and non-guild members for foreign-levies royalty payments. We are joined by Stefan Avalos (The Game, The Last Broadcast, Ghosts of Edendale) who has written an investigative piece exposing the scandal, and JF Lawton (Pretty Woman, Under Siege) writer, director and former WGA board member who has been working to educate the public about the situation. Together they explain the far reaching impact of the scandal and what it could mean to the future of copyright.

fadein1.jpg

Related Links

When the Levy Breaks by Stefan Avalos – Fade In Magazine

Double-Cross at the WGA - LA Weekly

Whistle Blower sues WGA – Variety

JF Lawton’s blog WGAtruth.com

Additional resources www.erichughes.net and www.williamrichert.com

In the interest of fairness, here is a link to a WGA press release in response to the scandal.

poddown.jpg podsub.jpg My Odeo Podcast digpodbutton.gif itunes.gif
To listen NOW click the play button below.

Download Adobe Flash Player.

Download Adobe Flash Player.

  • Share/Bookmark
Posted in News biz interview podcast policy

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

RELATED
  • EVENT: IFP's FILMMAKER CONFERENCE
    Tomorrow IFP’s annual Independent Film Week and Filmmaker Conference kicks off with 5 days of keynotes, panels, meetings and screenings. The following are a few highlights from the upcoming program. To see the full program visit www.independentfilmweek.com Ana Domb will be on hand to cover the activities for WBP so check back for updates. Paying the Bills – Sustaining Your… read more
  • BTS 10mph DIY part 6
    At the beginning of 10 MPH you’ll see Josh and I trying to get sponsors to help out with the whole Segway thing. It was really tough as many of the companies we talked to felt there was no opportunity for ROI. Independent art was not worth their investment. But over time with some work on our strategies, we’ve learned… read more
  • The Movies meet Web 2.0
    Producing a feature-length motion picture is a daunting task. All the more so if you do it without the support of a major studio using money you have raised yourself. But according to independent filmmaker Lance Weiler, “the real struggle” comes after the film is completed. Distributing a theatrical feature — and doing so profitably — poses an even… read more
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • delicious
  • youtube
  • vimeo

Join the WorkBook Project mailing list - enter your email below...

WORKBOOK PROJECT flickr
DIY Days Philly 2009: Town Hall PanelDIY Days Philly 2009: Town Hall PanelDIY Days Philly 2009: Town Hall PanelDIY Days Philly 2009: Town Hall PanelDIY Days Philly 2009: Town Hall PanelDIY Days Philly 2009: Town Hall PanelDIY Days Philly 2009: Town Hall PanelDIY Days Philly 2009: Town Hall PanelDIY Days Philly 2009: Town Hall Panel
WORKBOOK PROJECT twitter
READ

There are no events to show at this time.

Podcast Archive