Web 2.0. Its a term referring to the technological revolution thats shifted the Internets focus from one-way publishing and consumption to sharing and participation. With the explosion of blogs, Wikipedia, MySpace and YouTube, todays user is more empowered, engaged and enthusiastic than ever before. In this dynamic and democratized environment, a small blip can become an overnight sensation as links and clicks build exponentially into buzz and phenomena, all at little or no cost. Its no surprise, then, that independent filmmakers are looking to the Internet to help their films find an audience (not to mention sparking political awareness, as Eric Byler did with the Jim Webb campaign last November - see an example of Eric’s work). In this session, the panelists will discuss how filmmakers can effectively harness new technology to mobilize an audience for their films, and their messages.
Eric Byler | Filmmaker, CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES (SFIAAFF ‘03), AMERICANese (SFIAAFF ‘06), TRE (SFIAAFF ‘07)
Steve Chen | Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, YouTube.com Steve can no longer attend this panel
Carlos Montalvo | Senior Vice President of Operations, Jaman.com
Jake Young | Managing Editor, Wired Magazine
Gary Chou | Founder, MANJA; Director of Product Management, Tribe.net
Official Website: http://www.asianamericanfilmfestival.org/2007/films-events/panel-discussions/filmmakers-meet-web-20/
Added by Ali, Boma Ye! on March 8, 2007
It should be interesting.
Though unfortunately Steve Chen cancelled.
I wish I could be there!