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 email@example.com – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.
Broadcasting Tangible Narratives I think we all dream of one day having a holodeck – the perfect storytelling tool. It would let us employ visuals, audio, touch, smell, and taste to pull the audience through our stories, allow us to mix archeaological, environmental and immediate storytelling. In some ways, transmedia storytelling nudges us toward that goal.
But our theater, the real world, is… read more
DIY DAYS LA We’re less than four weeks away from DIY DAYS LA. On Thursday November 19th, DIY DAYS returns to LA for an evening of talks and networking. Plus the night will end with a rooftop party. More details will be available in the coming weeks.
DIY DAYS LA is FREE but requires you to REGISTER in advance of the event. Space… read more
Filmmakers Seize Control This past weekend Arin Crumley of Four Eyed Monsters and myself did a panel about all things DIY called “Fast Forward – Filmmakers Seize Control.” The Vancouver International Film Festival held a special one week forum around the art and craft of filmmaking. Brian Chirls of FEM was kind of enough to man the camera – he had done a… 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.
My Favorite App at SXSW There are many apps on your smart phone. How many do you really use? Me: Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, Huffington Post, Lastfm, and Google maps. My 100 other ones collect dust because they don’t solve a problem or are a bad imitation. At SXSW I discovered an unique app called iTouru: remember listening to an audio tour at a museum, now imagine if… read more
DIY DAYS Philly: Extending the Experience DIY DAYS Philadelphia was a mix of people working in different creative disciplines and there was much talk about ways to tell stories beyond the screen. The following panel was focused on transmedia storytelling. Video of the panel will follow soon.
PANEL – EXTENDING THE EXPERIENCE With a decline in the penetration of traditional advertising due to digital technology and… read more
One from the archive: Filmmakers That Think Outside the Film The following article is one from the WBP archives.
In the 1940’s filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (known as “The Archers”) championed a multi-artform cinema. They created films that represented music, dance, painting, literature and photography; for they believed that ‘all art is one’. Now, with the proliferation of media platforms, the palette for filmmakers is stupendous. Not only… read more