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The New Collaborative Filmmaking: 99% Case Study

The filmmakers behind 99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film take the audience behind the scenes of this unprecedented feature documentary with a case study of the production and processes that went into its creation.

We'll briefly cover technical information including digital workflows, conforming footage from various cameras, and editing solutions, but the focus will be on the creative and inclusive aspects of making a film with so many collaborators.

We'll share the origin story of the film: one filmmaker was watching a livestream of the mass arrests of 700+ people on the Brooklyn Bridge, until the person filming ran out of batteries and the screen went black. That moment inspired her to start filming, as if in tag team with that unknown filmer, and to start a collaborative film that would cover the movement from many perspectives.

We'll detail then how this idea was put into practice, show a teaser trailer of the film, and take questions from the audience.




Audrey Ewell, Producer/Director, Field Pictures

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