We might be back home from Sundance in sunny California, but the highlights from our trip keep coming! On Friday January 19th, we hosted a panel titled “How Technology is Impacting Storytelling and Film.” The panel featured talented filmmakers and artists such as Vincent Laforet (Revelry, Mobius), Rob Legato (Academy-award winning VFX Supervisor), and Jacob Rosenberg (Waiting for Lightning). Moderated by Sharlto Copley (District 9), the panelists shared how technological advancements have impacted the way they approach filmmaking and shared their biggest lessons for budding filmmakers in the audience.
Watch the highlights below, and the full panel here.
Congratulations to Mike Birbiglia, Director of Sleepwalk With Mefor winning the Best of NEXT Audience Award at the Sundance Awards. Mike accepted the honor at Saturday’s ceremony, where he provided the audience with some laughs during his acceptance speech (for those of you who don’t know, Mike also happens to be a stand up comedian!).
We were proud to sponsor the NEXT category of films at the Sundance Film Festival, which recognizes and honors impactful films created with limited resources. The films in the NEXT category truly embody the spirit of independent filmmaking, and we’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to sponsor the category.
Congratulations to ALL of the contestants on a job well done. We got to speak to a few contestants during our time at the festival, and will be sharing a highlights video in the coming days here. Stay tuned for more!
Posted by John Mellor, VP, Digital Marketing Business in Sundance
Yesterday, we finished up our week long trip to Sundance as a Leadership Sponsor. Sundance gave us a great opportunity to not only meet talented filmmakers and editors who use our tools every day, but have great conversations with fellow attendees who are just as passionate about the art of filmmaking as we are.
We wrapped up our last day with a deep dive, titled “Modern Storytelling,” with Vincent Laforet. Not only did Vincent share some of his greatest photographs and commercials with an engaged audience, but he also gave candid explanations of stories behind each piece of work, tips on tools, best mobile apps to use for photography, and editing techniques. He shared behind-the-scenes making videos of a few commercials, his techniques and learnings, and lastly, how it all come together in the final product. Thanks to Vincent for his valuable time. You can see more of his work here.
Sundance, it’s been fun. Thanks to all of you who followed our journey along with us on social media. We’ll share a few more videos with you in the coming days, so stay tuned.
On Day 3 here at Sundance we focused on gathering feedback from attendees on Main Street. Folks shared with us the best Sundance moments so far, their favorite Adobe products (!), and what the future of digital looks like to them. Saturday included quite the snowstorm, so many thanks to our video crew and all the people who stopped by to speak with us! Check out the video below (I have to say my favorite interviewee was the guy in the kilt who was braving the cold!).
In addition, we have a few special congratulations to shout:
Julia Pott, an Adobe Design Achievement Award (ADAA) 2011 Animation Finalist, was accepted into the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Program for her work, “Belly.” Julia has created an exceptional coming-of-age animated film. Julia, the Adobe teams wish you the very best at your screening during the festival!
Also congratulations to Columbia University and UCLA on the acceptance of their alumni, student and faculty films to Sundance. Columbia has an amazing 14 films from their alumni, students and faculty screening at Sundance. Three of the films are part of the Adobe sponsored NEXT Category.
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