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Getting the Scoop on Multimedia News at MIT

I recently went to  “Convergence Journalism? Emerging Documentary and Multimedia Forms of News,” a discussion with Jason Spingarn-Koff, of the New York Times, and Alexandra Garcia, multimedia journalist at the Washington Post and current Neiman Fellow for journalism at Harvard University.

The Future of the Art House Cinema

In this time of scarce resources and DIY/DIWO attitudes, it’s rare that a week (or a day) will go by without an alert from a friend about their new Kickstarter campaign raising dollars to start/finish/distribute their film project.

The Cinema Eye Forum and the Inspiration of Indies

For the past two years, the LEF Foundation has supported a forum created by the team at the Cinema Eye Honors. The Forum takes place each year the morning of the event, gathering Cinema Eye nominees and industry leaders for a round table discussion. The intent is to engage filmmakers in a discussion of their experiences and challenges, find areas of mutual benefit and concern, and strive to work collectively toward learning and change.

Moments of Innovation

As many of you know, any study of the history of technology reveals that it is often at the moment of invention when a technology is used in the most transgressive, creative, and inspirational ways.

Scott MacDonald at the MIT DocLab

On September 19, I went to a salon-style event organized by the MIT Open Doc Lab where author and film scholar Scott Macdonald talked about his new book The Cambridge Turn.

Independent Film Week – A New View

I juggle a lot of hats in this inspiring, and often bewildering, game we call documentary. Program Director at the LEF Foundation is one of them. Programmer at The DocYard is another. And a third, of which I am very proud, is Producer of the non-fiction feature film (currently in post-production) Street Fighting Man. It was with this last hat on that I set off to New York for Independent Film Week, last week.

Kickstarter Campaign Profile: Top Spin

I met Mina T. Son and Sara Newens at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival earlier this year. The California-based filmmakers are hard at work hard on their first feature documentary, Top Spin, which follows teenage US table tennis players all the way to the London 2012 Olympics.

Getting the Scoop on Multimedia News at MIT

I recently went to  “Convergence Journalism? Emerging Documentary and Multimedia Forms of News,” a discussion with Jason Spingarn-Koff, of the New York Times, and Alexandra Garcia, multimedia journalist at the Washington Post and current Neiman Fellow for journalism at Harvard University.

The Future of the Art House Cinema

In this time of scarce resources and DIY/DIWO attitudes, it’s rare that a week (or a day) will go by without an alert from a friend about their new Kickstarter campaign raising dollars to start/finish/distribute their film project.

The Cinema Eye Forum and the Inspiration of Indies

For the past two years, the LEF Foundation has supported a forum created by the team at the Cinema Eye Honors. The Forum takes place each year the morning of the event, gathering Cinema Eye nominees and industry leaders for a round table discussion. The intent is to engage filmmakers in a discussion of their experiences and challenges, find areas of mutual benefit and concern, and strive to work collectively toward learning and change.

Moments of Innovation

As many of you know, any study of the history of technology reveals that it is often at the moment of invention when a technology is used in the most transgressive, creative, and inspirational ways.

Scott MacDonald at the MIT DocLab

On September 19, I went to a salon-style event organized by the MIT Open Doc Lab where author and film scholar Scott Macdonald talked about his new book The Cambridge Turn.

Independent Film Week – A New View

I juggle a lot of hats in this inspiring, and often bewildering, game we call documentary. Program Director at the LEF Foundation is one of them. Programmer at The DocYard is another. And a third, of which I am very proud, is Producer of the non-fiction feature film (currently in post-production) Street Fighting Man. It was with this last hat on that I set off to New York for Independent Film Week, last week.

Kickstarter Campaign Profile: Top Spin

I met Mina T. Son and Sara Newens at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival earlier this year. The California-based filmmakers are hard at work hard on their first feature documentary, Top Spin, which follows teenage US table tennis players all the way to the London 2012 Olympics.