For me to ever have created MicroFilmmaker Magazine in 2005, two key elements had to occur in my life. The first was that, in 2003, I make a narrative first film called Commissioned, which revolved around the world of commissioned computer sales, that broke all the cardinal rules of Indie filmmaking and suffered because of it. (The audio ended up being so bad that the film couldn’t be salvaged, even after a year of redubbing, due to the fact that two actors never returned to loop their work.)
As MicroFilmmaker explores new media and content creation as it happens, we would be remiss to not shine the light on the Pokemon GO phenomenon, which is taking over the world.
The potential for geocaching storytelling that we’ve been talking about for years may begin to be unleashed for other creatives in the wake of this!
And regardless of how long it lasts, hopefully some of our readers are already grabbing footage and developing a documentary about the Pokeman GO phenomenon.
In fact, we’d like to challenge you to create 5 minute short films on how Pokemon GO is effecting members of your local community–wherever you’re from!
BattleKasters is a geolocation adventure game linked to specific locations. Jeremy Hanke met with Alane Adams to discuss how BattleKasters connects to her fantasy novels.
How will I fund my next project? A question many filmmakers can not immediately answer when gearing up for a project. GenCon, a convention geared towards gaming, has seen a large increase in audience over the last few years. As convention audiences grow, more content creators begin to bring their films and the visibility of crowdfunding sites and projects increases.
Storify lets users pull content from major social media platforms into one cohesive story feed. Users retrieve Tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram photos, Youtube Videos and links to websites arranging them in a timeline or Storify Story. Dark Detour and Age of Turing are two projects using Storify to enhance their story experience.