Rooftop Films, New York, has announced that Industry City will be their 2014 Presenting Sponsor, as well as the primary venue for their 2014 Summer Series. The support of Industry City as Presenting Sponsor will help Rooftop Films enhance, reinvent and reinvigorate their outdoor screenings all summer long, presenting more than 45 new, independent films in locations all across New York City – including 15 at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Advanced Systems Group provided camera and editing equipment for The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, a new documentary released by Zeitgeist Films that is being screened in U.S. theaters through June.
The TEDx Sydney conference on April 26 will feature a breakthrough film by Kate Kazokas and Lucy Adelaide. Titled John Was A Good Man, the short film features actors from across Australia including Jane Caro, Dr Karl, Paul McDermott, Matt Moran, Andrew O’Keefe, Turia Pitt, Jessica Tovey, Urthboy and Fred Nile. Each of the participants tells a short eulogy of their lives to date, using the third person and with video images of themselves being projected onto their own faces to heighten the sense of self-analysis.
As a media educator, graphic designer, filmmaker and advertising professional, Sergio Toporek of Vancouver has a keen awareness of the power of visual representations – from many different angles. Over the past six years, he has put his heart and soul into an ambitious project that explores the intricate relationship between the technology, regulation and social effects of media.
Climate change is a complex global phenomenon. Documenting its many aspects for a new multi-part cable series required an HD production format that could not only provide a cinematic, audience-friendly look but also the flexibility to capture everything from expert interviews to location footage shot in a wide range of temperature extremes. Challenged with these requirements, the producers of Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously chose Canon EOS C300 digital cinema cameras and a wide variety of Canon optics, including Canon CN-E Cinema prime lenses, for the superb image quality, extreme mobility, and creative capabilities needed to make this multi-camera documentary-style series.
Gnarlynow Entertainment and Walking West Entertainment have announced that Why We Ride is now available digitally, giving worldwide audiences access to this award winning film. For the first time, wherever Amazon and iTunes is available, audiences around the globe will be able to view the film that has brought the motorcycle community together in celebration of what it means to ride. Bryan H. Carroll and James Walker produced the film. Carroll also directed the film.
The Big Sky Film Institute has announced that the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is now a qualifying event for the Academy’s Documentary Short Subject Award. Films that win BSDFF’s Short and Mini-Doc categories are now eligible to compete for an Oscar.
Filmmaker Matt Ogens latest effort is a feature length documentary called Meet the Hitlers. When he selects the right for any of his projects his first thought, though, is how best to tell the story is wants to convey. “It all comes down to telling great stories,” said Ogens. “There are different types of stories, and the nature of the story itself may change how I capture it on film. To decide on that, I collaborate with a director of photography and ask what type of camera he or she thinks is best for each project from a creative perspective, but sometimes the reality of a budget may also dictate what cameras are available to me. We will discuss the look I want for the story and then the DP and I will choose the camera.”
Director David Applebee and cinematographer Colin Trenbeath covered 11 US cities in 30 days to capture interviews with some of today’s most inspiring innovators for their film The Limitless Generation – a look at the movers and shakers of Generation Y, which distills the essence of the Millennial generation’s search for value and success.
The journey to your true and authentic self is something almost all people aspire to attain. Going about finding your true self however, takes a lot of courage and strength. The documentary feature Sing Over Me explores how modern-day psalmist Dennis Jernigan went from years of depression and despair while leading a double life, to becoming a writer of some of the most popular Christian songs of all time, discovering his true identity along the way.