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.
On Saturday March 5th, DIY DAYS will return to the New School for a day of talks, presentations, workshops, open sessions as well as a new and improved incubator. Staffed by volunteers and free to all who wish to attend, DIY DAYS strives to provide open access to information, resources and networking. Past events have sparked collaborations between filmmakers, game designers, software developers, musicians and interactive designers.
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Since we relay on the kindness, talents and generosity of volunteers to keep the events we do open and free we are currently searching for individuals who be interested in lending a hand. If you’re interested please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org – subject line “volunteer for DIY DAYS NYC.”
LOOKING FOR INTERESTING PROJECTS
Are you working on something that you’re excited about? Are you willing to share your knowledge and experience? Did you spark up a collaboration at a past DIY DAYS event? We have a limited number of slots for those who wish to share what they’re working on and are passionate about. If you’re interested please drop us an email at email@example.com – subject line project for DIY DAYS NYC
This workshop will take you through the process of conceiving, developing and releasing an app for mobile platforms including the iPhone, Android, mobile web and other platforms. We will take a close look at the process of designing User Interface and User Experience. We will also look at the evolution of human interface interactions and where we are headed. What is the future of mobile devices, including the iPad, netbooks and smartphones. Particular focus will be on augmented & alternate reality design and building immersive worlds and transmedia integration.
Warm welcome to a new contributor – Kfir Pravda I’m pleased to introduce a new contributor to the Workbook Project. Kfir Pravda is a marketer, content creator and blogger. His blog “Media, Technology and Rebel Filmmaking” is read and quoted by investors, venture capitalists, CEOs of technology companies, content creators and bloggers.
Kfir reports – In the past things were clear – broadcast television required a specific level of… read more
DIYDays NYC Michael Margolis [vid] 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… read more
DIY DAYS – the Realities of DIY – panel video Over the next few days we’ll be posting various videos from the DIY DAYS LA event. The day consisted of a number of keynotes (Robert Greenwald, Marshall Herskovitz), panels (Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting, Alex Johnson, Micki Krimmel, Mark Stolaroff, Ondi Timoner, Hunter Weeks, Saskia Wilson-Brown), case studies (M dot Strange, Arin Crumley, Lance Weiler), a series of special video presentations… read more
In the media industry, gatekeepers traditionally wield extraordinary power over creatives, as they hold artists’ dreams in their hands. This imbalance has led to a bizarre set of standard deal terms and practices that would seem absurd in any other industry. Now that artists have the power to reach their audiences directly, these old ways are obsolete. Before entering the film business, Brian Chirls worked in finance and construction and attended business school. In this session, he applies his “real world” experience to the problem of negotiating with investors, distributors and platforms, sharing stories of deals good and bad.
Workshop: “Who does business this way?!” – Lessons From the Real World
The ubiquitous nature of smart phones and location aware devices means transmedia storytelling can become a local and dynamic experience for the masses. This workshop by Ethan Rublee will serve as a rabbit hole into the technology behind AR and geo-locational platforms. Open source software, some programming gumption, and off the shelf hardware is all that is needed to experiment. Android phone app development will be thoroughly evangelized. Ideas on using local space to connect distant users will be explored. Show and tell includes AR on the Android, hacking the wiimote, anaglyph 3D, browser based AR, video see through head mounted displays, Google Maps api, and more.
BTS: Stop Motion on a Budget, Redux – part 1 by Marc Lougee – In April 2007, I dropped a little article here on the workbookproject.com laying out a very basic DSLR/ shooting system that I had assembled for production of the stop motion animated short film, Ray Harryhausen Presents: The Pit and the Pendulum. Using Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera’s in place of traditional film camera’s we’d found a… read more
Moving Filmmakers to a Transmedia Business Model I’ve been working with two entertainment properties and a media start-up the past couple of months and I wanted to share the business models I developed to explain where we’re heading.
Here’s what we already know: pulling in an audience is tough but pulling in finance is tougher.
The Old Days
In the “old days” – as shown in Figure… read more
Saskia’s Guide to Producing: Getting Your Ducks in a Row This is a series of posts delving into the gory details of what it takes to produce an independent film. Covering the entire process — from development to fundraising, production, distribution, online strategies and beyond — they will be written in real time, from first hand experience, as I go through the process of producing a feature-length documentary.
You can… read more