The full lineup of films and panels is coming soon, but for now here’s an update on some new SXSW Film Panels topics you’ll be able to find March 8-11:
No Budget Filmmaking
Filmmaking used to be an elite club and up-front financing was a necessity. But with advancement in digital technology, and more alternative distribution routes, the options are virtually endless. These days, no budget equals no problem. Come listen to filmmakers and experts talk about the subject and learn how to jump start your film without the help of financiers and rich uncles.
Quit Your Day Job and Vlog
You can get paid to create a videoblog (vlog)? Meet some the people who have made internet video a full-time endeavor, and find out how they got that job, where they think it’s all going, and how you can get into it, too.
An Actor’s Workshop with Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor – the acclaimed TV, film and theater actor – explores different avenues leading to a great performance. Tambor will rehearse and refine scenes with actors onsite, to break down the performance process. This workshop is intended for those interested in bridging the gap between actor and director. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions.
Animation and Digital Effects on a Budget
Sophisticated visual effects and computer-generated animation used to be big-ticket items, best left to the $100 million blockbusters from Pixar and the Hollywood majors. But new tools are making visual effects and CG-animation more accessible to independent filmmakers, and also spawning smaller VFX and CG shops willing to work with indies. We’ll get an update from several innovators on the front lines.