PC Mag on Film:
I grew up with PC Mag. I distinctly remember my friend, Nick, lusting after a review of a Zeos 486 DX4-66mHz. And now, nearly 20 years later, PC Mag runs an interview about an interactive/film festival.
This is the evidence of the sort of synergy that Beyond the Frame focuses on. Here’s the pertinent excerpt:
PCMag: Are coders excited about working with filmmakers?
Kopp: Yes, definitely. But there’s confusion and distrust and a lack of structure and infrastructure on both sides. That’s why we’re doing Tribeca Hacks. It’s usually one to three days; it’s a very safe, concentrated time where we get filmmakers and coders together in a room to make work. We’ve got one happening at the end of the festival, and we’ve got people from Google and openFrameworks coming. It means we can experiment with all these different kinds of technologies.
For us as the TFI, it’s really powerful, and at the same time the filmmakers and coders get to meet each other. That’s the most important thing. We don’t run in the same circles. The coders go to their conferences, we go to ours.
I do think there is huge interest. I’ve spoken to so many coders, and they’re keen to work together. I mean, everyone loves a good story.