(Watch video of the presentation here: http://vimeo.com/21091334)
From the SXSW 2011 Film Festival:
Marshall McLuhan’s famous adage, “the medium is the message,” is as true as ever, with evolving technologies — Web video, DSLR cameras, smart phones, smart TVs, and tablets — affecting the way in which filmed media is created and distributed. However, filmmakers are more often than not still bound by old paradigms — the feature film, the hour-long TV drama, the short — which struggle to fit into (and be sustainable within) a rapidly evolving media ecosystem. We will explore the creative opportunities for filmmakers to expand the language of their filmmaking beyond the comfortable and familiar boundaries of old formats, and investigate how a filmmaker’s vision can scale to create experiences beyond the theater and beyond the television. This talk asks the question, is it possible to create holistic cinematic experiences that span the many screens in our lives? What new messages will be enabled by today's new mediums?