Yahoo’s Filmmaking Panel on Storytelling – #SXSW #webstories


StoryOn March 12, 2012 at SXSW, Yahoo! will be holding a unique filmmaking panel on the future of storytelling media titled “Times Are a’Changing: Digital Storytelling Today.” Moderated by Erin McPherson, VP, Head of Originals/Video at Yahoo! Inc., the panel will feature Mike Rosenstein, Director of Digital at Red Hour Films, Larry Tanz, President at Vuguru LLC and Jordan Levin, CEO at Generate.

The greatest filmmakers of the 20th Century long maintained that there was nothing comparable to watching an epic story told on a screen that enveloped our frame of vision..but they didn’t have smartphones, tablets or PC’s.

As our consumption habits have adopted the same frenetic pace of our lives, a new breed of storyteller has emerged to match those habits.  They don’t exist only in Hollywood–or in Austin, they exist in every corner of every town.  Their stories are framed on an iPhone screen, through the viewfinder of a DSLR or on tablets.  Content creators and distributors now have a duty to combine a story that might be viewed on any manner of screens.

The topic will center around how to tackle the role of digital storytellers in this new digital age—from the everyday individual with a web cam, to the biggest stars in Hollywood, to the brands that are underwriting much of  this new wave of content.

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