May 13, 2010

"I want to fly a rocket ship to the moon, but I don't want to talk to NASA"

Scott Kirsner just posted a ton of videos from the recent film/tech conference The Conversation, and since I didn't go (that would have been three panels in three weeks), I plan on watching them all and posting what I find to be the most interesting clips here. To start, here are the opening remarks from producer/professor Ira Deutchman. The audio quality isn't stellar, but Ira makes some good points about how The Long Tail is great for aggregators but sucks for content creators, and about how making an independent film is arrogant (thus the titular quote):

NSFW language.

[via CinemaTech]

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