5 posts categorized "Video"

December 01, 2008

PACK YOUR BAGS! tripfilms.com

Over a month ago, right before I started the crazyness with subHysteria, I met with Jamay Liu and Tony Cheng from Tripfilms.

The meeting took place in their unique office located in the east village: "Gramstand Cafe", a cute little place with full WiFi internet connection.  It allows the six people team from Tripfilms to use their place as headquarters.

Tripfilms is... I’ve to stop here, only to preface that something so avant-garde that does not have real competition is difficult yet easy to explain.  Trip Films is the ultimate video reference for the out of ordinary tourist.  For that person that is not only interested in the mainstream landmarks, but is also eager to extend their experience to those hidden and underrated places that are out of the flyers’ kiosk in every city hotel. They start every video with a "Travel Quote", no wonder their tagline is Travel Inspired, it couldn’t be better. I am one of those travelers that really enjoys to live my adventure as a local, and right now, I’ve to say, thanks to Tripfilms, it is really simple. The best thing is that you can find all the mainstream attractions and landmarks without leaving the site, also.

At this point you’re maybe asking yourself “Ok, nice. What this has to do with guerrilla filmmaking? Let me show you an excerpt of how they get their videos!

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September 11, 2008

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR: Join the revolution, The Brave New Theaters

I am still in shock for this magnificent idea, I'm still processing how a guerrilla film can open in thousands of screens outside the system, and the answer is right there in front of our eyes: the people.

I need to interview these guys, I'm working on that, but in the meantime you can watch the video or reading The Pitch.

With the platform of The Brave New Theaters (TBNT), you can become an exhibitor, you can host a film party for you and your 8 friends in your living room, or you can go to your closest library and ask the director if they would be interested in projecting a movie for the community around your neighborhood.

Well, a lot of people did that, actually more than 7,000 so far. Right now, filmmakers have the chance to take destiny in their own hands thanks to this innovative way of distribution.

Stay tune I will bring more in depth information about  TBNT soon.

September 04, 2008



The answer is TubeMogul.

You finish your short film and now you want the world to watch it, ok which site is the best?  youtube, google video, myspace, revver, veoh, vimeo, metacafe? Because maybe you feel that you don't have time to put it on all of them, well you can through the dynamic interfazof tubemogul and on the top of that they give you reports of how your video is doing in every single site.

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August 20, 2008


Yesterday I was blogging about how the distribution and exhibition world is changing... today I'm using my little internet corner as a window of exhibition, isn't that fantastic?

In 1990 Whit Stillman debuted with his film Metropolitan, it wasn't easy to distribute at all. In a recent interview for indieWIRE Stillman shows his gratitude to everybody that make the limited distribution possible.

17 years later the films it's available, for a few weeks, to everyone that has access to a computer, so, put it in your hulu queue or just hit play up here.

  • Made for a reported $250,000, starring a full cast of young unknowns, and consisting primarily of one long scene after another of rich kids sitting in a palatial Upper East Side apartment discussing Jane Austen, Charles Fourier, their mostly unfashionable morals and fears of failure, while dressed in evening clothes, Metropolitan played in theaters for seven months, eventually grossing $3 million and earning Stillman an Oscar nomination (he lost to Bruce Joel Rubin, screenwriter of Ghost).

Feature Film | PG-13 | 1:38:26

July 25, 2008

Dogme 95 and the Vow of Chastity

Dogme Dogme 95 used to be an avant-garde filmmaking movement. Started in 1995 by the Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg with the signing of the Dogme 95 Manifesto and the Vow of Chastity. They were later joined by fellow Danish directors Kristian Levring and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, to form a group sometimes known as the Dogme 95 Collective or the Dogme Brethren. This movement was officially dissolve in 2005, although different filmmakers from all over the world keep using the vow of chastity as a principle, and keep submitting films to the website of the movement, Wes Anderon's Rushmore is Dogme Film # 180. So far there are 276 officially recognize Dogme Films.

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