By lw, July 29th, 2008

Thanks to all the people that helped to make DIY DAYS LA such a success. Over the course of the day over 300 people attended the event for a day of keynotes, panels and case studies. Special thanks to Not a Cornfield and Current TV for helping to make the event a reality.

When the Audience takes Control panel Alex Johnson, Lance Weiler, Arin Crumley, Micki Krimmel, and Saskia Wilson-Brown – photo credit Mike Hedge

DIY DAYS provided an excellent kick off to the From Here to Awesome discovery and distribution fest. The films are currently available through a number of outlets. More outlets both online and offline will be added in the coming weeks. The festival will run for the next six months and showcases 12 features and 10 shorts that were programmed based on audience demand.

Marshall Herskovitz giving a keynote about the creation of Quarterlife – photo credit Mike Hedge

In an effort to share as much of DIY DAYS as quickly as possible, we have started to upload some simple single camera footage. When we have more time we’ll be cutting together the multi camera footage. Feel free to embed and spread it. The main goal of DIY DAYS is to spread info that helps storytellers to fund, create, distribute and sustain. It is an experiment and what we hope will become an ongoing discussion as DIY DAYS events take place in SF, Boston, NYC, and London over the next few months. We welcome your comments, suggestions and encourage you to share info about your work and the way you make it.

Next up is DIY DAYS San Francisco on Sunday August 17th @ 111 Minna Gallery. The event is free but space is limited make sure to register to secure your spot. On August 15th we’ll be stagging a series of special FHTA screenings. More details soon.

Finally check back often because we’ll be releasing the keynotes, panels and case studies over the coming days.

DIY DAYS LA – Arin Crumley FOUR EYED MONSTERS case study

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  • Lance, Arin, , and the rest of the DIY Gang...

    Your DIY DAYS was the most amazing, eye-opening, unbelievably incredible experience in film-making... I have had in L.A. to this day... Thank ya'll for sharing your brilliance with all of us! My vision is totally clear now... I can't thank you enough.

    take care,

  • Alex Hinton

    Thank you! The information and experiences shared was really helpful and insightful. This was really a rare and honest glimpse into all aspects of filmmaking. The community atmosphere that Arin infused into the day's events was fantastic and completely refreshing.

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