DIYDays is a roving conference for those who create which consists of talks, workshops, presentations and open sessions centered on creativity and storytelling. DIYDays strives to present discussion and debate while highlighting innovation.
How is transmedia production and distribution different from film, tv, video and game distribution? Join Anita Ondine and David Beard as they deliver a practical overview of the process of producing and distributing transmedia experiences. From budgeting and scheduling to designing an integrated workflow to the distribution of transmedia works across a broad range of delivery platforms – “How to Design Transmedia” provides an overview of how to integrate transmedia effectively into your production and distribution process.
Michael Margolis of GetStoried gave a presentation on personal branding to a packed room at DIYDays NYC. The following vid captures the presentation – please excuse the camera mic.
THE REAL YOU: PERSONAL BRANDING, SOCIAL MEDIA & STORYTELLING
Hello, is this microphone on? As an artist or creative, it’s easy to talk about your passions. Sure, everybody has a story to tell. Yet getting others to see, care, and believe in the same things you do is a different story. How can you market your truth in way that’s still relevant and genuine? This session introduces a new ego mindset for social media with brand frameworks that will encourage people to embrace and buying into your work.
New Breed LA: Elements of Casting [vid] For the community of working-class filmmakers at New Breed a constantly evolving creative process of telling our stories is the one thing we can count on in these changing times. Embarking on journeys through deeper methods of collaboration & engaging with fans across various platforms is certainly exciting – but one thing is for certain, the creative needs to be… read more
DIY DAYS video – Tiffany Shlain case study We covered Tiffany Shlain earlier this year when her short THE TRIBE became the number one download on iTunes. In this case study from DIY DAYS SF, Tiffany details the unique approach that helped her to turn THE TRIBE into a successful and profitable project. For more on Tiffany and the Tribe visit www.moxieinstitute.org or www.tribethefilm.com.
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WordPress 3, JSON, and Your Mobile Apps So I’ve been waiting for WordPress 3 to come out before really diving into this, because in WP 3 they introduce easy use of custom content types. Up to this point, you were allowed to create either a post or a page. Now you can create any type you want. These types are still just posts really, but it allows… read more
Bre Pettis loves to make things, share them with the world, and support others in their dreams of making things. He co-founded MakerBot Industries to bring manufacturing to the masses and he co-founded Thingiverse so there would be a place for to share digital designs on the web. He is also a founder of NYCResistor, a hacker collective that seeks to learn, share, and make things. When Bre’s not making things, he is sleeping.
The Universal Record Database, otherwise known as the “definitive site for human achievement” is an interesting crowdsourced project that encourages users to share, break and tell stories around the world records they set. President and co-founder Dan Rollman shares how URDB has grown into an online and offline community.
UNIVERSAL RECORD DATABASE – DAN ROLLMAN
What do ‘Most money destroyed for profit’, the ‘Longest shhh’ and ‘Most flaxseed cracker people created in one minute’ have in common? They are all records held on Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson’s Universal Record Database, otherwise known as the ‘definitive site for human achievement’. Dan Rollman takes us through the thinking behind the project and shares how URDB has built a dedicated community.
"Heroes" creator Tim Kring on transmedia storytelling Scott Kirsner sent over this interview that he did with “Heroes” creator Tim Kring. The discussion centers on crafting stories that transcend a single medium, spreading across television, books, games, and online graphic novels. Interviewed by Scott Kirsner, editor of CinemaTech and author of “Fans, Friends & Followers.”
Special Note for those in LA: Scott Kirsner and Peter Broderick will… read more
A Return To Storytelling Fundamentals I have had several conversations with fellow filmmakers in the last six months around the idea that most American independent films are severely underdeveloped and suffer from extensive pacing issues. After making an honest appraisal of my own work, I have turned my focus from issues of discovery and distribution to that of creative development (and financing). It’s my humble… read more
fest mob – a social mobile experiment One of the missions of the Workbook Project is to create a bridge between filmmaking and technology. In an effort to identify new ways to harness the power of the internet, we like to demonstrate things in practical ways. For instance, when I found out that I couldn’t attend the festivities in Park City this year, I started thinking about… read more