How do you challenge yourself to keep your video producing skills fresh when you have no current project to work on? Whether you make video for a hobby or for a paycheck, you need to keep at it to stay abreast of the trends and technology and to keep your skills honed and fresh. But sometimes, especially in the hot dull summer months, you can get a bit bored and not want to do much more than settle in a nearby hammock sipping a fruity refreshment or libation of choice.
In January of 2011, at the Sundance Film Festival, the world's indy elite descended on Park City, Utah to showcase their newest projects and gain some momentum and word-of-mouth with the hopes of getting distribution for their films. Dotting the landscape also were some indy filmmakers whose films don't have any actors of note, no special effects and rely solely on story and passion to gain the attention of festival goers and distribution companies. One such filmmaker is Sean Durkin.
Every once in a while a well-produced video comes our way that we want to share with our readers. The Super List is one such project - it's a great video and all the more fascinating because it is the producer's first feature. Will Gallego attended a Videomaker workshop a few years ago, and has been an avid reader of Videomaker, and recently sent us this video for a look-see.
Film and video festivals are great ways to meet other enthusiasts just like you, and nothing gets the blood pumping faster than joining a 48-hour film challenge. Moments after you receive the theme, you then have only two days to plan, shoot, edit and deliver your finished video - do you have the guts to do what it takes?