By sharon, July 27th, 2009
Photo: Mike Hedge

Photo: Mike Hedge

The typical to-do list for digital multi-tasker Arin Crumley includes: putting real life into film, podcasting to extend the narrative, captivating social network audiences, Google mapping the audience demand for a theatrical release and digitally distributing to millions of internet viewers around the world.

After all that, Arin still finds time to start a new company (The CoCreate Inc) focused on self-distribution and leveraging relationships with iTunes, Netflix, DogWoof, “and other marketing and distribution services to provide a pipline in which future projects will be able to be pumped into.”

“I’m being lead to all of my upcoming projects by the various interests I have,” says Arin, ” including Filmmaking, Burning Man, Video Journalism, Cooking, Music, Collaboration, Modern Romance, and Consciousness.”

With that array of interests, Arin’s found a spot in two sessions at DIY DAYS this Saturday — first in a panel on CHANGES IN CREATIVE COLLABORATION, and later in a roundtable FROM HERE TO AWESOME.

Q&A with Arin

What excites you about the future?

I’d like to have a list of all the films I’ve ever had the notion of wanting to see stored in my pocket at all times and to be able to program an alert that I want to go off when I’m walking past an underground movie theater that will be showing one of those films in 20 minutes.

I also want to see myself and others shooting video on topics we are passionate about and then digital connections sending material straight from the camera to online environments where people can immediately start commenting on various aspects of the footage and integrating the material into films edited by hundreds of online collaborators.

What’s a site you couldn’t live without?

I’d have a tough time without Gmail and Facebook since they are the main ways I stay in touch with everyone. I love the feature of being able to send a text message from my Gmail to other people’s phones and a number of the other Lab functions I’ve switched on to experiment with. I also am just super pumped about Twitter. The idea of a micro-blog is great. It’s showing us that it’s the little things that sometimes count the most.

What’s something you wish you would have known before you found out the hard way?

Thought shall not make thy movie with thine credit card.

DIY DAYS is counting down to August 1! Space is limited so RSVP today. Check out the session descriptions here, and see the latest release our full schedule here. Visit Arin’s website at http://arincrumley.com for more information about his work.

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