|October 1, 2010|
|3:00 pm||to||3:45 pm|
The Future of Exhibition
FMT founder Holly Daggers will be presenting on a panel at The Open Video Conference (OVC) a multi-day summit of thought leaders in business, academia, art, and activism to explore the future of online video.
Join us for two days of inspiring talks, hands-on workshops, parties film screenings, and much more. Whether you are an artist, a developer, an entrepreneur, a student, or just a citizen of the web, OVC will spark your imagination for what’s possible with open video.
Future of Exhibition: Opening the Box Office
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
If cinema going and exhibition is to filmmakers what gigs and concerts are to musicians – a live, unique experience that people are still happy to pay for – why is it a space so dominated by major media companies? And given the rapid technological shifts in film and videomaking, why has the film-going experience barely changed in 60 years? In this session we’ll look at how people are taking exhibition into their own hands – from microcinemas and indie film clubs, to VJing and visual art, fan-driven screenings and audience interactivity, exploring how the future of exhibition goes way beyond the multiplex.
Arin Crumley, co-director of the breakout self-financed New York-set feature Four Eyed Monsters talks about how he created a groundbreaking release for his first film, and introduces his new platform, OpenIndie, funded by Kickstarter and offering a way for filmmakers to organise screenings outside of traditional cinemas.
Holly Daggers, a VJ and visual artist with a CV spanning from James Brown to The Roots, and creator of the EyeWash visual lab and Forward Motion Theater will discus the rise of live visual art, the crossover with music and how the audience can interact with the work.
Jon Reiss, director of the self-distributed and produced graffiti documentary, Bomb It, and author of Think Outside the Box Office, looks at how producers are bypassing traditional gatekeepers to reach out to their audience while exploring the tools that are shaping this process.
Nic Wistreich, author of the self-distributed Film Finance Handbook (now in its 5th edition), former VJ and co-founder of Netribution, will demo findings from their Living Cinema R&D project and explore what is happening to keep the future of exhibition open.
Find more information at the conference’s website:
The Open Video Alliance, founded in 2009, is a coalition of organizations that aims to maximize free expression and innovation in online video.
Open video is the idea that the moving image should belong to everyone. This vision requires not only free and open video technologies, but also that viewers are empowered to go beyond just watching—creating, sharing, and engaging in the multimedia public sphere they now inhabit.