Friday, January 23, 2009

Netflix Filmmaking Contest

My main man, Maxie Collier over at shared this info with me about a new contest for first-time filmmakers, so I'm passing it on to you...

Netflix and Film Independent will award one $150,000 cash production grant, plus turn-key resources like film stock, processing, camera rental, and post-productions services, for a total price value of more than $350,000.

Peep the contest link for yourself here:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DP, Cliff Charles (When the Levees Break) - Live on Double Down!

D.P., Cliff Charles (When the Levees Broke, Miracle Boys, etc.) discusses what it takes to get your project on screen with the most unique visual stamp as well as how to ensure that your vision is achieved despite the many challenges of film production. More "real talk" not to be missed!

Date / Time: Wednesday January 21 - 9pm-10pm

Call-in Number: (646) 929-1956

Listen To It Here:

Hosted by Anthony Q. Artis of Down and Dirty DV and Pete Chatmon of Double 7 Film.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Dr. King

Just spending some time reflecting on this day with my family and I thought I'd share this video I produced last year for NYU's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.

With all the opportunities and freedom that we have it's sometimes easy to forget the sacrifices that so many others made so that we could have better life than generations before us.

There's plenty more work to be done, but what a long way we've come. Thank you, Dr. King. Happy Birthday...

Produced and Shot by Anthony Q. Artis
Edited by Greg Payton