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Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

The sixth lecture in Evan Korth’s NYU Computers and Society course featured Professor Lawrence Lessig of Stanford University. His topic, the subject of his recent book, was “Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy.” The content industry has convinced industry in general that extremism in copyright regulation is good for business and Read MoreRead More

Is Indie Filmmaking Dead?

Mike Curtis rants about the state of indie filmmaking …Went to dinner with an indie filmmaker last night. Here’s a rant based on that. Synopsis: I think indie movie making as a business model is deader than fried chicken. Hoping to make your little movie and make a living off of it, until you can Read MoreRead More

Video Embedding Comparison Tests

Filmmaker Karel Bata compares Video Hosting platforms head to head: Vimeo.com Teenage Zombie Movie 1 (teaser) from Karel Bata on Vimeo. ExposureRoom.com Teenage Zombie Movie (teaser) By Karel Bata View in HD Download 380p Version Visit Karel Bata’s ExposureRoom Videos Page YouTube.com Virb.com Shooting People.org Blip.com Dailymotion.com Teenage Zombie Movie 1 – tease by karelbata Read MoreRead More

’3-D sound’ Unveiled

Iosono, a spinoff company of Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology unveiled a breakthrough in theatrical sound dubbed “3-D sound” at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ Technical Conference and Exhibition. The Hollywood Reporter writes, “The 3-D sound system at the Mann is a ring of 380 speakers, set six inches apart, Read MoreRead More

Redefining Digital Content Distribution

Ross L. Pruden has republished his lecture “Redefining Digital Content Distribution, or Why Apple is About To Get Its Ass Kicked” from The Conversation in Berkeley in October. It covers license-based digital content distribution and the possible downfall of Apple. …I’m a filmmaker myself, and I’ve spent a long time studying movie distribution so I’m Read MoreRead More

Indie sector waiting for digital revolution

Variety reports on the uncertainty of indie distribution in the new Digital Age. …You’ve got cable-based platforms, you’ve got (Internet)-based platforms, you’ve got mobile platforms — it’s all over the place,” D’Amico says. While distribution via emerging digital platforms may prove wildly profitable for indies a few years down the road, for now, as D’Amico Read MoreRead More

Deeje Cooley from Adobe Media Player

From: PixelHeadsNetwork – Deeje Cooley, from the Adobe Media Player division tells us all about their new media player. Learn why as a video producer you want your show on it, how to syndicate it, how to monetize your content through it, plus much more! Adobe – Media PlayerRead More

MobMov Guerrilla Drive-ins

MobMov.org is a group that is trying to bring the drive-in experience back to the people. They show movies for free on mobile, car-mounted projectors. The shows are organized “underground” via the Internet, email and text. Filmmakers won’t make money directly from MobMov or other “Guerrilla Drive-ins”, but it maybe a great way to gain Read MoreRead More

Some Festival Advice for Filmmakers

AJ Schnack offers some advice for filmmakers in his “An Annual State of the Industry Post and Some Festival Advice for Filmmakers.” …Distribution companies shutting down (or seemingly on the rocks). New technologies seeming to arrive on a daily basis. With all the fast and furious changes in the independent film world, it’s become necessary Read MoreRead More

Sites of the Week: DIY Distribution Companies

Sites of the Week: Websites to help sell your film online. This week we highlight a group of companies dedicated to assisting filmmakers in DIY film distribution. The following sites offer a wide range of services to help filmmakers reach audiences and simplify the process of selling their films. IndieFlix …IndieFlix is dedicated to providing Read MoreRead More

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