The ITVS Indie Roundup

Posted on March 8, 2013

A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. 

These 22 storytelling tips by Emma Coates, Pixar’s former story artist, are as uplifting and imaginative as Pixar’s films, and the guidelines are useful for non-fiction and fiction storytellers alike. If you’re hungry for more storytelling tips, check out this Kickstarter campaign for a “creative advice book” by 50 of the world’s preeminent documentary filmmakers. “Learn from your mistakes,” says James Marsh, director of Man on Wire. “Write them all down and torment yourself with them.” 

There are so many interesting transmedia storytelling projects, it seems impossible to keep up. AIR's Public Media Scan addresses this by featuring five projects weekly “at the intersection of technology, journalism, and blended media craft.” (via @povdocs

Interested in making a short film? IFP shares how short videos can lift your overall filmmaking career. SXSW rages on this week in Austin with a host of compelling documentary panels, screenings, and interactive storytelling workshops. 

Over at Indiewire, meet the filmmakers who are presenting their work at SXSW. Doc lovers in Chicago have just as much to be excited about. The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2013 Chicago Conference will unite legendary filmmakers and critics March 6 to 10. Something for everyone this week! 

New Yorkers, check out POV Digital, Non-fiction Storytelling presented by the creator of the POV Hacakthon, Adnaan Wasey, March 19 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The event features “insights into cross-platform and immersive projects in a completely different way from many of the fiction projects StoryCode has presented.”

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