Tribeca Film Institute at The New School: New Forms of Storytelling

If you are in NYC Tues night (Tomorrow night) I will be on a panel discussion for Tribeca Film Institute at The New School.

Filmmakers today have new tools available to tell their stories and realize their vision, from cheaper digital cameras to the latest 3D technology. But how they tell their stories is also being affected by other changes – the rise of short-form and user-generated content online; video gaming; interactive technologies and virtual worlds allowing for more audience participation and soon, Twitter is launching a television show where the outcome can be influenced by audience tweets. Many audiences are also expanding their approach, no longer just making a film, but rather making a project of which a film is just one component of many. Hear how storytelling is changing from leaders in the field.

Panelists include Thomas Allen Harris, filmmaker and founder of Chimpanzee Productions, currently working on the multi-media documentary project Through a Lens Darkly; Jay Randolph, activist and video blogger aka Jay Smooth; Nina Paley, filmmaker and former cartoonist and Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, visual artist whose work is at once socially-conscious and irreverent. Moderated by Kelly DeVine, Artistic Director of the Global Peace Film Festival and consultant to Tribeca Film Institute’s web-based initiative Reframe.

Today’s visionary storytellers employ the latest media tools and formats, no longer confined to film and theaters. The way they tell their stories has been shaped by the rise of short-form and user-generated content, video games, and virtual worlds that invite audience participation. At the same time, audiences are expanding their role by contributing pieces that collectively define larger, interactive projects.

Tuesday, September 22  7:00 PM
The New School’s Wollman Hall – Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor (Enter at 66 West 12th Street)
Free –  No tickets or reservations required
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A new panel series, “New Visions for Film and Media Arts,” launches this fall, co-sponsored by the Tribeca Film Institute and the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School, inviting leaders from the field of film and digital media production, financing and distribution to present and discuss the current and future trends of where film and media production are heading. Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Institute in the wake of September 11th to educate, entertain, and inspire filmmakers and film lovers alike. The Institute creates innovative programs that draw on the power of film to promote understanding, tolerance and global awareness. TFI also supports the cultural and economic revitalization of New York City and Lower Manhattan through arts-based initiatives.

Posted on September 21, 2009 in Arts, News

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