Matt O'Connell | Apr 19, 2012
Independent films invade San Francisco. New York is covered in the Cloud. Trucks are taking over Canada. The penguins are building an army. Beware the implications of today’s Hound-Up.
Crowdfunding is skyrocketing in popularity, and with good reason. It just seems like one of those things that the internet was invented to provide. So many great projects have emerged as a result of it. The topic is explored in all its promise and complexities at today’s Crowdfunding Conference in New York.
Digiday Video Upfront hits LA today, and dives right into the newest technologies and advances while maintaining a hard focus on the content, advertising & marketing aspects of the digital video industry.
You can get your Cloud On twice today, if you can instantly transport yourself between New York and Illinois. The former is hosing the AWS Summit and the latter is home to Cloud Fest, a one-day cloud training conference.
Bay Area residents are primed and ready for the kickoff of the San Francisco International Film Festival, which is going to shower the city’s coolest venues with artistic treasures competing for prestige and cash prizes. This highly respected festival promises to deliver a lot of sweet stuff over the next couple weeks, so check it out and join in if you’re into the whole movie thing. It’s only once a year!
Since we’re on the topic of filmmakers looking for a little bit of reward for their hard work, it seems appropriate to mention the CreativeMine Roundtable on Film, which takes a closer inspection on the investment side of the film industry and reveals the types of riches one can earn by investing in the most successful medium to combine creativity and commerce.
I can only imagine that today’s Truck World event is a massive gathering of sentient vehicles being trained to take over the world a la Maximum Overdrive. It’s either that or a national truck show in Canada.
If you can see me from space right now, first of all: neat. Secondly, find something better to do. Like counting penguins. That’s what these British folks did, revealing a surplus of those well-dressed little troublemakers.
James Cameron is in the news again, and this time he’s got company. Teaming up with some other rich folks and pseudo-celebs, he is taking his scientific missions as far from the bottom of the ocean as possible — outer space. They’re reportedly forming a group called “Planetary Resources” in order to do some kind of mysterious supernatural mining mission.
Rumor has it the cult/word-of-mouth “hit” sitcom Arrested Development is finally going into production this summer for it’s long-awaited fourth season, which will be available all at once on Netflix. There’s either a huge following for this show or a very vocal and still fairly big following, but either way it’s going to be big news when that finally gets released.
About the Author: Matt hails from Boston and has a background in Film and Writing. As weather phenomena go, he prefers earthquakes to Nor'easters these days, so he's currently residing in the East Bay. He produced a feature film called "Night Sounds" after graduating from Emerson College, which premiered at a film festival in Massachusetts. Matt continues to write screenplays and work in the film community, while working as a freelance copywriter, editor, and part-time member of the Hound.