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Filmworks Innovation Lab – Next Steps

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Applicants participating in the Film Cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab are nearing their next hurdle in the process. Detailed Information Packages are due to WF via email by 11:59 PM Thursday April 4, 2013. Please email to Lab@washingtonfilmworks.org

This blog post may grow over the coming week as more Frequently Asked questions are asked and addressed. Check back.

And the Crowd Goes Wild

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Two words, Veronica Mars. Many know the name from the popular crime-drama series that ended in 2007 after 3 seasons. Yesterday the series began making a lot of noise on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. In less than 10 hours the campaign known as the “Veronica Mars Movie Project” surpassed it goal of $2 million, potentially rewriting the way studios and filmmakers fund future endeavors.

Film is Brewing in Tacoma

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A group of passionate filmmakers have come together to form the 253 Film Collective. This group is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and sustainable film and media community in Tacoma, by encouraging, mentoring, and promoting local filmmakers and businesses.

Evolution of the Gaming Console

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Gaming consoles have evolved by leaps and bounds from what they were a decade ago. Today’s consoles not only act as a platform to play games, but also allow users to watch HD & Blu-ray disks, store & listen to music, and connect to the Internet. By connecting to the Internet, users are able to play video games with people around the word, and access more content. Game console owners can now access YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix and stream content in a matter of minutes.

Breaking the 4th Wall

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Lance Weiler is challenging the ways that the motion picture content and audiences interact to create an immersive, transmedia experience. He believes that the next generation of motion picture content lies beyond the “fourth wall.” Each of Mr. Weiler’s projects explore the innovative potential of multiplatform storytelling.

As Shown on Netflix

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A new and emerging trend in original programming is bypassing network television and going straight to online platforms. Netflix is ahead of the game in the race to produce and host online content. Their newest “online only” series is House of Cards, directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey. Spacey plays Representative Francis Underwood, a ruthless politician on a crusade against the presidential administration that turned its back on him.

Mapping Innovation

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This exercise is intended to give WF a visual of the multi-platform project being proposed, but also helps the applicant conceptualize and generate ideas, stimulate creativity, and show relationships between different platforms. Where does the motion picture content fit into the larger project, and how does delivering a story across multiple delivery platforms help to enrich and enhance the audience experience?

Are You Getting What You’re Paying For?

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Are you on the hunt for health insurance, or curious if you’re getting the most from your existing policy? Washington Filmworks recently reached out to S. Fisher Qua, Director of Health at the Washington Health Foundation. The Washington Health Foundation is a statewide non-profit with more than 20 years dedicated to making Washington the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Cutting the Cord

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We watch, share, stream, download… The way we consume video has evolved at an insane pace and the era of watching programs exclusively on cable is a thing of the past.

Flipping the System

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Welcome to 2013, Washington. Many of you have New Year’s resolutions that involve taking better care of yourselves and your health. With this in mind, Washington Filmworks reached out to S. Fisher Qua, Director of Health at the Washington Health Foundation. The Washington Health Foundation is a statewide non-profit with more than 20 years dedicated to making Washington the Healthiest State in the Nation. Below is the first of two guest blog posts that address healthcare and health insurance.