When it comes to technology, there’s no question that kids today have it a lot easier. While there’s something to be said for the era when you actually had to get dressed, leave your house and go to the library if you wanted a piece of information, today’s youth ain’t got no time for that.
This week, the Fine Bros introduce their panel of kids to a late-70s/early-80s computer, and their reactions are priceless. No colors other than green? No mouse? No internet?
How did we even live back then?
Quentin Tarantino is angry.
"As far as I’m concerned, digital projection is the death of cinema," Tarantino said, visibly heated. "The fact that most films aren’t presented in 35mm means that the world is lost. Digital projection is just television in cinema."
AMC’s new drama Halt and Catch Fire premieres on Tumblr two weeks before it airs. You can watch it right now.
We’re loving this.
Variety is reporting that YouTube will be acquiring the video game streaming company Twitch to the tune of $1 billion. You can read a report from Variety below after the jump.
Federal regulators are expected to vote on a proposal that would, if it’s implemented, change the economics of the Web.
From our Most Creative People 2014 list, meet the people from tech companies large and small who are changing the game for everyone.
I have always tried to be as transparent with you guys as possible, letting you in on the process of making (and not making) Community. So maybe my silence on the issue of a hypothetical sixth season seems frustrating. I was thinking I could stay quiet because there’s too much to say and anything…
The room stood still while Golden Globe Winner and AuthorMatthew Modine (“The Dark Knight Rises”) gave a keynote at the 2014 Digital Hollywood Content Summit yesterday in Marina del Rey, California. Writer and Filmmaker FX Feeney (LA Weekly) interviewed Matthew about his “Full Metal Jacket” App, new film, and crowd funding campaign for his upcoming “Full Metal Jacket Diary” audio book.
Matthew then expanded on the “Full Metal Jacket” App, “The other thing about the App is that it was something that had never been created before. They’ve now coined a term here in Hollywood called an Appumentary because it’s not a documentary and it’s not a book, it’s an Appumentary. It’s a way of exploring information that had never been done before. And it is extraordinary.”
Did you attend the Seed&Spark Crowdfunding Workshop at DHCS XVIII?
Easily one of our most well attended events, crowfunding wizards, Emily Best and Erica Anderson showed us - in detail - how to master the crowdfunding game.
The ladies were nice enough to make their presentation available for use. Click through to download their presentation - it’s a keeper!
What a day at DHCS XVIII!
The Creatives Summit was one of our best yet. Here’s a bit of a teaser.
Thanks to all our panelists and all the participants - you made the day truly special.
Make sure to check back in tomorrow for the Crowdfunding Summit! We kick off the day with a convesation between FX Feeney and Matthew Modine. Not a bad way to begin.
Great piece by Crowdfunding Summit panelist, Dave Harvillicz.
There is a lot of discussion about the future of the film industry. Jeffrey Katzenberg predicted recently at the Milken Conference that movie distribution will be completely reinvented in 10 years from now.
Check out the Crowdfunding State of the Union tomorrow at 12:00pm in the Marina Vista Room!
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Join us this to kick off the Crowdfunding Summit!
A Special Keynote Conversation with
Actor, Matthew Modine and Writer, FX Feeney
MATTHEW MODINE has been called “one of the best, most adaptable film actors of his generation” by legendary New York Times film critic Vincent Canby. Modine has worked with many of the film industry’s most acclaimed directors including Christopher Nolan, Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme, and John Sayles to name but a few. Matthew has also been making films for over two decades, and has recently developed immersive, interactive new media projects in the form of award-winning apps for children and adults.
FX FEENEY worked for several years as an inker and painter at Hanna-Barbera Studios after graduating from the California Institute of the Arts in 1976. By 1980 he became a film and book critic for L.A. Weekly. This led to Feeney serving as a resident film critic and creative consultant to the legendary Z Channel between 1983 and 1989, directing dozens of commercials for the service. After Z Channel folded, Feeney worked alternately as a screenwriter and freelance journalist. His work has continued to appear in L.A. Weekly, as well as in American Film, Movieline, People Magazine, Variety, Vanity Fair, and the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West.