I already can’t wait for Season Four to start! You will see a few more show changes, and some fantastic new partnerships within the Florida community and beyond!
Also with Season Four comes some very exciting news for me personally that I cannot wait to share with you, our wonderful ICS audience, and Central Florida as a whole. Sadly, I don’t have a lot of detail yet but what I can tell you is… I was selected to be one of the first to try Google Glass as part of their #glassexplorers program!
You’re probably asking yourself, “What the heck is Google Glass and, as a filmmaker, why should I care? More importantly, can you just give me the $1,500 for my short film?” True, Glass is pricey. You could buy some nice Prime lenses or a light kit from Digital Juice with $1,500. All this said, watch the video below to see a few of the things Google Glass can do…
For filmmakers (as well as public servants, news media, etc.) the possibilities really are endless. For example, our coverage of this year’s Florida Film Festival could stream directly to indiecinemashowcase.com instead of you having to wait for our next show to broadcast. I could post a live video of our upcoming interview with legendary actress and Shambala Preserve activist, Tippi Hedren, without having to pick up our camera or my phone!
In his class blog last year, past ICS guest and UCF Film professor Randy Finch asks, ‘What are the creative possibilities for storytellers willing to experiment with Google Glass? Will early-adopters start telling stories that superimpose data or other audio and video information over real scenes? Or will multiple users contribute their content – providing numerous views of one big event (e.g., many cameras covering one experience like a political convention or a protest march in real time – as in the parachute demonstration above)?” Tribeca Film Festival says of Google Glass, “In its self contained way, Google Glass joins the 21st-century notion that everyone is a filmmaker with the more conventionally accepted truth that everyone is an audience.“
On a side note, I want to publicly thank the [private] sponsors who are making this exploration and trip possible for me. I am extremely honored to be included in this beta test and incredibly thankful for the kindness – and trust – of all of you. I can’t wait to show you what Glass could do for our filmmaking community!