Jackson 2015 Sessions ... Popular Programming

By Tony Lee

How far are we willing to win the race for high ratings?

That was the question posed on Day 4 of the Jackson Wildlife Film Festival. Popular programming does not have to mean bad programming or necessarily dumbing down.

There are many film makers and programmers who have managed to get great numbers and not compromise quality.

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Jackson 2015 Sessions ... Rise up from that Couch!

By Tony Lee

Transforming passive viewing into active participation is becoming an important tool for discovery and engagement. From Apps and games to real-time programming and enriched interactives, this session explored  just a few innovative ways to connect people with the fascinating world around them beyond the screen!

This session panel, in The Science of the Communication of Science strand, was moderated by John Rubin from HHMI/Tangled Bank Studios.

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Jackson 2015 What's the Point of 4K?

By Martin Dorhn of Ammonite Films

It is clear from almost all the new equipment on offer that the 4K wave has arrived - whether you like it or not.

Initially, this wave took the form of hugely expensive cameras, complex post routes and questionable purpose.

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Jackson 2015 Trending … From Short Shorts to New Chip!

By Ida-May Jones

It’s the question on everybody’s lips …

What’s next?

One of the fundamental elements of our jobs is to keep ahead of the trends, always be prepared for the next big thing.

Moderated by Lynn Hirshfield this panel was made up of some of the most influential filmmakers of our age: Anthony Geffen (Atlantic Productions); Walter Kohl

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Jackson 2015 VR ... Demystified with Alex Lindsay

Questions compiled by NHN Member Mitch Turnbull - producer/director currently researching and developing VR content. See her NHN profile here.

Alex Lindsay - Pixel Corp

Alex Lindsay has been working in computer graphics and video production for over 20 years. Starting in Programming and Computer Aided Drafting,

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Jackson 2015 Sessions ... 360* Storytelling

By Ida-May Jones

VR … it’s coming!

One of the most prominent features of this year’s festival has been the emergence of Virtual Reality (VR) - finally, after years of waiting, it is reaching a level of high quality that allows us to fully immerse into the virtual world.

However, now we have access to this technology, how can we use it to its full potential - how can we use it for storytelling?

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Jackson 2015 Sessions ... Report from the Field

Written by Ida-May Jones

Two years ago Jackson Hole Film Festival made an important decision that not only would their festival bring together the most important and successful wildlife filmmakers in the world, but it would also be a place to bring together the best brains to try and tackle the on-going threats to our wildlife.

And so the Jackson Hole Conservation Summit and Wildlife Film Festival was born.

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Jackson 2015 Sessions ... Crafting the Perfect Pitch

By Tony Lee

On the first day of the festival, the afternoon sessions were off to a lively start with Crafting the Perfect Pitch. A key question in many delegates minds is

How do you get something bought?

 

Moderated by veteran filmmaker Carol Fleisher, on the panel were Lucinda Axelsson (BBC), Sabine Holzer (Terra Mater Factual Studios), Emre Izat (Off the Fenc

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Jackson 2015 Tech Talk ... Lenses, Mounts and Drones

By Martin Dorhn, Ammonite Films 

This morning's 'lenses, mounts and drones' was a bit of a misnomer .. er .... because drones are banned in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Here's why http://www.idahostatejournal.com/members/a-crashed-drone-could-destroy-yellowstone-s-grand-prismatic-spring/article_009fb83c-20a0-11e5-9dcd-ffc330206e7a.html.

However, there were plenty of new lenses and cameras!

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