Digital Bootcamp

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Mon, 10/18/2010 - 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Digital Bootcamp is a master class designed to help you and your film navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape. Shooting People's Ingrid Kopp will guide you through a series of case studies and practical examples (with a focus on documentaries) to help you get up to speed with many of the digital tools now available to storytellers. This seminar will cover two main areas:

1. Digital Frontiers - Why is all this important? What’s new – in funding, crowd-sourcing, production, marketing, audience-engagement and distribution.

2. Digital Strategy - How to design a website and social media campaign for your film. How social media and technology can help you, and how you can help yourself, stay on top of new developments and opportunities.

If you're feeling overwhelmed about social media and all things digital then Digital Bootcamp will show you how to create a manageable strategy and use available tools to get your films made and seen. You will learn how to reach and engage audiences in new and exciting ways. And you will learn how to measure the impact of your endeavors.

Ingrid Kopp is director of Shooting People in the US – an international networking community for independent filmmakers. She began her career in the Documentaries department at Channel 4 Television in the UK. While there she worked across original commissions and documentary acquisitions and ran a series of workshops for emerging filmmakers. She moved to New York in 2004 to work as an associate producer for a number of independent production companies before taking her current post at Shooting People. She writes about film, social media and technology for various publications and teaches Digital Bootcamp workshops for filmmakers. She also works as a documentary programming consultant for film festivals, broadcasters and foundations. Ingrid is endlessly fascinated by old technology and wrote her Masters thesis on late nineteenth century electricity.

$15 / DCTV & Shooting People Members
$20 / IFP, DocuClub, NYWIFT, WMM Members
$30 / General

Doors open 7pm. No admittance after 8pm.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.