Through this track we are keen to explore a whole range of topics/areas/subjects which fall under Cinema and/or Interactive Media.
Some of the broad areas for consideration (under which the topics can come under) include
Business of Cinema-be it anything to do with marketing of movies, distribution/release strategy,raising funds-be it for pre-production/production/post production, alternate revenue models,alternate ways of reaching target audience etc.
Creative Process- conceptualizing to execution, topics falling under the creative areas including writing and direction like how to conceptualize a web series, art of storyboarding for films & television etc.
Interactive Media & convergence with Entertainment- synergy between interactive media (like video sharing platforms-Youtube/Vimeo/Dailymotion etc) with cinema/music/T.V etc
Miscellaneous-anything connected to Cinema and/or Interactive Media which does not fall under points 1, 2 &3.categories for example-film criticism,future of interactive media,adaptation of books and plays into films etc., censorship in cinema, how to make you app stand out amidst the clutter,how can podcasting serve as means of promoting a brand/movie etc.
The above categories and/or topics are just suggestions to give you an idea of what we are looking at broadly. We welcome wacky, innovative and experimental stuff provided they meet all other criteria’s.
Documentary Filmmaking 101
A candid discussion on my experience in creating a feature length documentary that is still in post-production.
Documentary films are an amazing way to shed light on a subject during moment in time. I am in the middle of post production in a documentary film that features me performing stand up comedy in India and highlighting the nascent Indian comedy scene. The movie is set to release mid 2016. The discussion would highlight several elements of film production, including crowdsourcing the funding, building the appropriate team, equipment, logistics and all elements of pre & post production, including distribution options. The process has revealed several pitfalls and wonderful surprises. I would like to share my learnings with the attendees of the Goa Project.
Basic performance settup: stage & audio
Tushar Singh a stand up comedian based out of Los Angeles, CA. Since starting in New York in 2005, he has performed at various clubs, colleges, festivals and private shows across the country. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2012, Tushar co-created Unnecessary Evil – a weekly stand up comedy showcase at the Westside Comedy Theatre in Santa Monica. The show was hailed as one of the “10 Best New Stand-Up Shows in L.A.” by LA Weekly (http://www.laweekly.com/arts/10-best-new-stand-up-shows-in-la-5907676). In May of 2015 he was featured on the Fox television show “Laughs” with a performance at the Hollywood Laugh Factory. He is also the subject of feature length documentary called American Hasi that explores the emerging stand up comedy scene in India. The movie is set to release in 2016.