Future of Documentary in the Age of Internet Video

FRI, MAY 30, 2008 (1:24:36)

David Tames moderates a discussion exploring how the documentary form is being influenced, challenged, and transformed by Internet video. The ecosystem that supports the funding, production, promotion, and distribution of documentary film is changing in many ways. This panel examines the influence of internet video, the funding climate, social networking, and changes in audience behavior. This event is part of the 2008 Making Media Now conference, presented by the Filmmaker’s Collaborative.

+ BIO: Chris Boebel

manager, multimedia development, MIT Libraries

+ BIO: Scott Kirsner

Scott Kirsner is a journalist who writes about innovation and entrepreneurship. His “Innovation Economy” column appears Sundays in the Boston Globe, and he is also editor of the site Innovation Leader, which focuses on R&D, product development, corporate venturing, and new initiatives within large companies. Scott’s writing has been a contributing writer for Fast Company and Wired and his writing has also appeared in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Salon.com, The San Jose Mercury News, CIO, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Kirsner is co-founder of three conferences that have focused on the innovation economy in New England: “The Nantucket Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, “Convergence: The Life Sciences Leaders Forum” and “Future Forward”. Follow him on Twitter: @ScottKirsner

+ BIO: David Tames

David is a producer, editor, director, cinematographer, and media technology consulant. He has worked in key creative roles on a wide range of independent film and new media projects including Never Met Picasso, The East Village, and Remembering John Marshall, a short documentary about the late ethnographic filmmaker. David recently served as Project Manager launching MIT TechTV, a video sharing site for the MIT Community. He earned an MS in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Laboratory, studied filmmaking at City College of San Francisco, and holds a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Computer & Cognitive Sciences from the University of Florida. David has taught film production classes and often speaks at film festivals and industry events about new techniques, trends, and tools of interest to filmmakers.

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