Monday, June 29, 2009

Edinburgh and new models for filmmakers

Just back from the wonderful Edinburgh Film Festival, where I was participating on some panels for Power to the Pixel. Video will be up soon and I'll try to add it in. I had a great time, and the panels were a mix of old and new world folks discussing how to deal with the transformations of digital. I spoke about how filmmakers can continue to make money for their creativity in a world where things are trending towards free - not just free through piracy, but also where returns from ad supported sites are too little to live on, and where even the traditional models seem broken. Here's the slides, but a quick note - I tend to free-form deliver these, so the notes aren't everything that I talked about. Once the video is up, all will be revealed.

I also spoke about our Reframe project as a new business model that is actually working well for our partners. I focused more on how it is helping consumers by being a trusted source to find quality content. The slides are below. While there I also spoke on a Shooting People panel, but there's no slides from that presentation, which was kinda a mix of how Reframe works, and what new models exist for indie filmmakers in the digital landscape. Here's the Reframe slides: