Origins of MicroFilmmaker Magazine: The Existential Case of the Virtual Kevin Project (Editorial/Article)

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Articles, Behind-the-Scenes, CrossMedia Snapshots, Editorials, Featured, MicroFilmmaking, Retrospectives | 0 comments

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.)

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Nu-Media Breakthrough: Pokemon Go Filmmaking Challenge (Editorial/Contest)

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Articles, Contests, CrossMedia Snapshots, Featured, Industry, MicroFilmmaking, News, News about Contests | 0 comments

Pokemon GO Players in central park. (Photo courtesy of Eli Blumenthal/USA TODAY )

Pokemon GO Players in central park. (Photo courtesy of Eli Blumenthal/USA TODAY )

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!

To get you started, here’s a 2 1/2 minute BTS short from the folks at Schmoes Know and!

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Crowdfunding and Conventions: GenCon Examples (Article)

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Articles, CrossMedia Snapshots, Crowd Funding Campaigns, Event Coverage, Events, Featured, Industry, News, Resources for Films | 0 comments

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.

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CrossMedia Snapshots: Storify – Archiving Your Story (Article/Editorial)

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Articles, CrossMedia Snapshots, Editorials, Featured | 1 comment

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.

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CrossMedia Snapshots: Conducttr – Audience Engagement Tool (Article/Editorial)

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Articles, CrossMedia Snapshots, Editorials, Featured | 0 comments

When looking to develop an interactive project, there are many tools available to help manage and run the assets associated with your story. Conducttr is an audience engagement tool that can help you manage and deliver your content. I really like Conducttr as it can be used for a wide range of projects (educational, documentary, transmedia) and has a very low learning curve in terms of use (they provide a number of training options and tutorials to aid in using the system). When you visit the Conducttr site, they offer demos that feature the different ways content can be managed as well as Success Stories; projects that have used the management tools...

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