I worked on a project at Docs in Progress that culminated in this documentary, using standard camera and audio equipment.
A few years back, I had a notion of going into film production. I was already involved in screenwriting and thought I had the organizational skills to pull it off. I started getting to know camera and sound equipment, but realized after time that all you need to be a filmmaker is an iPhone.
That’s simplifying things a bit, since quality sound is an important component of filmmaking, as are a few other matters, such as choice of lens, postproduction colorization, and editing skills.
There were many panels on the first day I attended, which was Saturday. Here are a few photos of the speakers.
As a screenwriter, as well as a novelist, I’m extremely interested in visual storytelling. I attended the Future of Film conference two years ago and wrote about that here.