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Sundance 2012: More than Just Storytelling


In the snowy, picturesque city of Park City, Utah, filmmakers and others interested in supporting the storytelling process gathered to listen, learn and participate in seminars, sessions and other industry events offered at Sundance 2012. Here’s a recap of the event’s sessions and support services.


Slamdance 2012


What started as a small gathering of filmmakers upset that their work was rejected by Sundance some 18 years ago, the fledging sister event known as the Slamdance Film Festival has since come into its own. Pioneer Peter Baxter, one of the yearly Festival’s four founding fathers, says that Slamdance was made successful by the inspiring filmmakers that keep coming back year after year. “Without these filmmakers coming back each year to help program the festival, there wouldn’t be Slamdance,” says Baxter.


California On Location Awards 2011: Prestigious Event Honors Location Professionals

img_4417_webFilm, television and commercial production professionals working in California often boast about the superb quality of the state’s crewmembers. The location professionals that play a vital role in finding, securing and overseeing production locales and the public employees who streamline the production process were recently honored atthe 17th Annual California On Location Awards (COLA) ceremony.


Taking a Look at IBC 2011

img_5548In search of lighter, smaller and less expensive gear, broadcasters and filmmakers flocked to the recent International Broadcast Conference (IBC) at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre in Amsterdam. This year’s IBC had an increase in attendance as many gathered for insights into the next wave of production.


DV Expo 2011

img_3614.jpgsfwDigital Video Expo recently held an up close and personal event at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. DV Expo continues to be a worthy destination for industry professionals to explore the latest technologies and hear directly from the pros how to get the most out of using the equipment on display.

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