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Workshops And Panels

Workshops and Panels from VideoFest 24

That’s right we had a Oscar Winner and a Student Academy Award Winner giving panels in 2011.  We are dreaming up new things for VideoFest 25.

How to Create a Good Website

Theo Rigby’s short film Sin País has won the Bronze Medal in the 38th Annual Student Academy Awards in the Documentary Category.  Rigby will talked about how to make a good film website, using innovative storytelling on the web and using video and stills–trans-media, multi-media, interactive, and participatory elements.

Changing Landscapes of Independent Media

Distributor Jacob Wolters of Oscilloscope, Gerard Roxburgh, of Once I was a Champion, Nick DeMartino, a transmedia specialist, and Ya’Ke Smith, winner of the 2010 Texas Show, will served on the panel on Saturday.  Moderated by Bart Weiss, Artistic Director of Dallas Video Festival.

Final Cut Pro X Workshop

Have you heard nothing but bad things about Final Cut Pro X?  Well, Bart Weiss belives you differently.  He is gave a Final Cut Pro X workshop.


Experimental filmmaker Kerry Laitala will facilitated a workshop on cinegrams. SF Weekly called Laitala the “Best Filmmaker without a Pixar contract (yet).” Her work is colorful and innovative, showcasing some of the most fascinating creativity that can be found in the world of film and video.

How to Create Child Friendly Apps

Brandon Oldenberg of Moonbot Productions will present a workshop on child friendly apps for the iPad. Oldenberg co-created the digital storybook, The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore with award-winning children’s book author William Joyce. The app has received rave reviews and is a groundbreaking form of literature and art that combines moving images with the feel of a children’s picture book.

Transmedia Workshop

Nick DeMartino has been a major part of the American Film Institute as its Senior Vice President for Media and Technology. He specializes in providing industry leadership in new media and constantly pushes the innovations of media in our country for many different fields including independent film, cable television, and digital video production.


About VideoFest

The Video Association of Dallas is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.

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