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Casting on a Budget: Get the Best & the Rightest


Alternative Film Events: Site Specific & Beyond
    This panel will discuss how presenting film in new and alternative ways, such as site-specific presentations, installations and in tandem with live events can build audiences and create unmatched cinematic experiences for your community. At the confluence of technology, film, art, architecture and public spectacle, these screenings represent the future of how film and public art interact. Presentations will include video documentation of the specific events, and address the way in which film programming of this type can positively affect audience attendance and create a more vibrant urban core in your communities. The diversity of programming represented by the panel will offer practical advice on programming site-specific film events and provide inspiration for innovative ways for engaging new audiences via live events.

    Exec Dir | Aurora Picture Show | Delicia Harvey is the Executive...

    Chief Creative Officer | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema | Henri Mazza...

    Founder & Artistic Dir | Rooftop Films | Mark is the Founder...

    Curator | Aurora Picture Show | Mary Magsamen is a curator, artist...

    Film Programmer/Distributor | Sundance/Cinemad | Currently a...

    Type Film, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #AltFilmEvt
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FP9310


Coppola vs Kittens: Pro Filmmaking's Online Future


DSLR Gear: Film Production in a Carry-On (Or Two)
    The Bui Brothers have traveled around the world shooting on DSLRs for the last three years, starting with the Nikon D90 (the first video-capable DSLR) then quickly moving on to shoot the first US nation-wide TV commercial on the 5D mark II. They have used these cameras in video production since they were released and have evolved their gear bags to contain the best and most efficient DSLR gear. This workshop will cover all of the DSLR gear and accessories that they use on location shoots. They travel light, even with local shoots and will talk about all of the necessary gear for shooting efficiently...even things that don't fit in the carry-on but will make your shoot go smoother and easier.

    Brother | The Bui Brothers | I make media; photos and videos...

    Brother | The Bui Brothers | photographer | filmmaker | geek...

    Type Film, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #shootDSLR
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FP990251


Lights, Camera, Social Action!


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Grants


Does HTML5 Offer a Montage Moment for Web Cinema?
    Imagine if you could weave the sum of all human knowledge seamlessly into your film or documentary. New technologies like HTML5 make this possible. Video, audio and animation no longer need to be in a "black box", separate from other elements on a page. Recent works like The Wilderness Downtown, 3 Dreams of Black, and hypervideo experiments from Mozilla's Popcorn project point to a radical shift in how we think of moving images. In the same way that montage pioneers like Eisenstein and Griffiths showed us that new formal and technical possibilities could blow our perceptions of cinema wide open, this panel will bring examples and ideas that point to the storytelling potential when the web is fused with the power of cinema. The panel will include a brief presentation of a few innovative examples that feature high quality story and aesthetics as well as advanced technologies like: WebGL, Popcorn.js and the upcoming HTML Stream Processing API (an open standard for browser access to camera and microphone).

    Project Lead, Web Made Movies Project | Mozilla | Brett Gaylor...

    Creative Developer | Three Eyed Labs LLC | Brian Chirls is a...

    Dir, Digital Initiatives | Tribeca Film Institute | Director...

    Media Innovation Strategist | 18 Days In Egypt | Jigar Mehta...

    Type Film, Panel
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FP13743


Filmmaker's Guide to Capitol Hill Politics


Hollywood Lessons: What I Learned The Hard Way
    The film industry is a difficult business to navigate, and even more so when you are just starting out. There are a lot of questions to be answered and decisions to be made: NY? LA? Internship? Mailroom? Set work? Agency? Studio? And more. This panel will feature young film industry professionals reflecting on how they made film their day job and where they are going from here. Discussions will include: breaking into the industry, career goals, how those goals can change while finding a place in the industry, and how to prepare for a life in the film business. These topics and others will be addressed from a variety of perspectives and positions within the industry, both positively and negatively.

    Dir of Dev, Producer | Fourth Wall Studios | After graduating...

    Producer | Front Porch Films

    Exec | Rough & Tumble Films | An executive with Rough & Tumble...

    Screenwriter | JUSTIN MARKS is a screenwriter known for his work...

    Creative Exec/Producer | Shay currently works as Creative Executive...

    Dev | Cross Creek Pictures | Stephanie currently works at Cross...

    Type Film, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #HL
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FP11407


Shooting and Editing the Non Scripted Feature


The GeekFamily Guide To the Movies
    If there's one thing geeks know, it's movies. But how do you raise your geeky kids to watch the right movies? Join writers from Wired's GeekDad.com (named one of the top 10 Best Blogs of 2010 by Time Magazine) and GeekMom.com blogs as they discuss the ins and out of parenting, kids and movies. They'll tackle such difficult questions as: — Why is the mother always dead (or die) in Disney movies? — How young is too young to watch the Lord of the Rings? — Should you let your 8 year old watch the "Chucky" movies? What if he begs really hard? — How can you encourage your kids to make their own movies? — How do you explain to your kid that they can not convert their mother's car into a land-speeder?

    Editor & Core Contributor | GeekMom | Andrea is an editor and...

    Contributor | GeekDad | Anton Olsen is a father of two budding...

    UX Lead | Gannett Digital | Jason (www.jasonspeaking.com) combines...

    Core Contributor/Podcast Host | GeekMom | Nicole is a bona fide...

    Core Contributor | Red Hat Inc | Ruth Suehle works in Red Hat's...

    Type Film, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #MovieGeek
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FP11011


In Search of the Muslim Sassy Gay Friend


How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love VOD
    Video On Demand is the fastest changing area of independent film distribution, with new companies and routes emerging every day, but is there money to be made by handling those rights alone? How do you go about it? What terms do companies offer? What will it cost to self-fund a theatrical to promote the VOD & DVD, what are the different VOD windows you need to exploit, and what kind of returns can be expected? American The Bill Hicks Story was an opening night film at SXSW 2010, and the filmmakers made the decision to theatrically release the film themselves day-and-date with VOD. The film was TopTen in iTunes Indy & Doc charts for almost two months, and is seeing significant returns from Pay-Per-View in 100 million homes on the Time Warner Comcast cable network. The filmmakers will take you through the process from festival premiere to VOD launch with actual numbers and input from their theatrical & VOD partners, an independent film rep and president of major distributor Magnolia Pictures.

    Founder | Variance Films

    Pres | Magnolia Pictures | Eamonn Bowles is President of Magnolia...

    MR | American The Movie Ltd | Matt Harlock is a British director...

    Founder & CEO | Gravitas Ventures | Nolan Gallagher is CEO of...

    Founder, Co-Exec Dir | The Film Collaborative | Orly Ravid, Founder...

    Type Film, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #LoveVOD
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FP11301


Print to Portal: Turning a Film Mag into a Brand


Timing is Everything: How to Maximize Your PR


Dig Deep: Libraries, Archives and Filmmaking
    There is a lot of information out on the open web, but it can be difficult to sort through, and you don't always know how reliable it is. In this session, a variety of electronic database retrieval experts will guide you through the ins and outs of navigating the hundreds of reputable sources available in your local public and/or university library as well as the information in local and national archives. Librarians and archivists can help you find historical data when preparing the first draft of a screenplay; track down drawings and photographs to make sure your costumes are accurate; tap into new funding and grant possibilities; and traverse the difficult terrain of public records and documents. Learn new search strategies and tips that can benefit all aspects and stages of filmmaking. From pre- to post-production, librarians and archivists can help make your limited budget work for you rather than against you.

    University of Michigan

    Asst Librarian/Learning Librarian | University of Michigan Masters...

    Foundations & Grants Librarian | University of Michigan Masters...

    Reference Librarian III | Austin Public Library | Lisa has been...

    Film Studies Librarian | University of Michigan Masters | Phil...

    Video Archivist | Austin History Center/Austin Music Video Archives...

    Type Film, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #LibArcFilm
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FP10680


Making it Happen: Financing an Independent Film


Shoot, Share, Repeat: Capture History in Real Time


Bringing Sexy Back: Where's the Line Today?
    Back in the day, independent films were known for pushing the boundaries on depiction's of sexuality. But where do we stand today? A panel of filmmakers will discuss that line, along with thoughts on how a current crop of creators can embrace and highlight sexuality in their own works.

    The panel will consider several key questions. Among them:
    · Where is "the line" in terms of what sexuality can be easily presented in indie film?
    · Is it possible to depict sex in a way that enhances the narrative rather than disrupts it?
    · How do I work with my cast/subjects, and also my crew, to create an environment where everyone feels safe -- yet where I still get the images I need?
    · Are there any considerations for potential distribution I should keep in mind?
    · And, of course, the all important… “What will my mother think?”!!

    Nerdlebrity | PodCRASH | Chris Gore is a comedian, writer, and...

    Jessica King (writer/director) has produced a wide range of work...

    Writer/Social Media Mischief Maker | King is a Fink Productions...

    Co-Founder/Dir | CineKink | As co-founder and director of CineKink...

    Little Teeth Pictures | Sophia Takal's feature film debut, GREEN...

    Type Film, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #SexyBack
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FP10355


The DIY on Short Film Exposure: Who's Got This?


Music in Devices - What is Working?


The Basics of Music Publishing Income Streams


Importance of Online Video and Social Media


Integrating Branding Into Your Daily Business


Reblog Culture: Tumblr and Social Music Fandom


The Independent Manager: A Dying Breed


Haircut & Attitude- The Artist's Image


Transnational Beats: Muslim Americans and Hip Hop


Managing Publicity


New Atlantis: New Orleans Music Rebuilds

    From the Austin Chronicle:

    John Swenson, who has written about popular music since 1967, is a writer's writer, meaning his work speaks as much to the art as its subject. To Swenson, the subject remains music, as dear to his heart as the city of New Orleans, where he's lived and worked since 1999.

    "The music," Swenson flatly declares, "brought me here. It's bottomless. I never feel like I've reached the end of what you can hear. There's always more mystery. For anyone stimulated by culture, it's an endless spiritual well."

    The alluringly nicknamed City That Care Forgot has always attracted writers as much as musicians, but in last year's book, New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans, Swenson makes the case for music as the city's artistic soul. The soul can't be broken or bled out the way New Orleans hemorrhaged when Hurricane Katrina nearly sliced its aorta. For his South by Southwest panel, Swenson addresses how important music is amid adversity.

    That in itself is a massive effort, given the depth in which music is in the DNA of not only New Orleans but also Louisiana culture. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, it boasts a built-in survival instinct that transcends not only natural disasters but also the man-made ones. Each of the cultures that contributed to New Orleans' identity did so musically and uniquely. A little over 200 years ago, it was a French and Spanish colonial outpost in a slave culture smack dab in the Choctaw Nation.

    "I don't want to go too deep into history, but it's essential to understanding why it's so unique here," says Swenson. "The other thing that makes New Orleans special is that everything is community-oriented. The Irish and Italians, they came here, too, and there was no overriding American culture for them to assimilate with. The neighborhoods kept the music alive. And the music was essential to every part of life, from birth to death."

    Swenson believes music has done the most to restore New Orleans' strength and faith in itself heroically, but the city's biggest challenge may be back in the hood.

    "The continuity of passing things down generation to generation is being severed. Completely. The next generation of young people are not being nurtured by traditions that were important."

    Music Writer | New Orleans Times-Picayune | Alison Fensterstock...

    Dash Rip Rock | Bill Davis is a guitarist and songwriter. Dash...

    Don Bartholomew aka Don B, CEO and Executive Producer of Bang-N...

    Editor/Writer | New Atlantis

    Piety Street Studio

    Type Music, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #nola
    Info Y
    Tags AustinChronicle, Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MP990250


Bass Culture: The Influence of Reggae Music in Britain and Beyond
    Born from the garrisons of Jamaica, reggae music has given a voice to disaffected peoples of all cultures and all backgrounds around the world. Reggae, brought over by the influx of Jamaican citizens emigrating to the UK from the 1950’s onward, presented a safety net and clarion call to all those Jamaicans who felt themselves living in a Babylonian system which did not care for them or their culture. By the 1970’s, with police violence against ethnic minorities an everyday fact of life for those living in Britain’s cities, the songs of reggae singers such as Dennis Brown and Bob Marley reminded the youth they were not alone. By 1977, white audiences were exposed to reggae at punk events across the UK, and the message of rebel intention resonated with them, creating unity across the racial divide, and eventually filtering out beyond the punks into mainstream culture and worldwide influence. Today, reggae music’s ability to evolve and influence other genres is still relevant with new forms like Dubstep, Grime and BASS music, all pushing new boundaries.

    Director | AEI Media/UKF

    Artist | Lady Leshurr

    DJ | Channel One Sound System

    Head of Music Production | Univeristy Westminster | MYKAELL S...

    DJ | BBC Radio/BBC Radio 1

    Type Music, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #ukreggae
    Tags Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MP990264


Writing to a Narrative - 'Zen Arcade' to 'The Argument'

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