Our host Anita Casalina was not able to make the show, so the entire show is producer Warren Whitlock talking to Tiffany about the film, using connections as self reliant people to collaborate and opportunities for anyone with a passion to produce and share what they have with the world.
The news that Connected is already #6 on iTunes was the starting point. We got into talking about self reliant people changing the world and how any one of billions rising help lift us all.
Be sure to download and watch Connected from iTunes. And let us know if you’d like to hear more about films that are helping billions rising to change the world.
About Connected and Tiffany Shlain
Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain, 42, is a filmmaker, public speaker, writer, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
Tiffany’s films have won over 45 awards and distinctions including Audience and Grand Jury Prizes, and a 2012 Disruptive Innovation Award from The Tribeca Film Festival. Her films have been shown at museums, theaters, conferences and festivals around the world, and are known for their irreverent and profound unraveling of complicated subjects like identity, technology, and science.
Her last four films premiered at Sundance, including her acclaimed feature documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, which The New York Times proclaims as “Incredibly engaging… Examining Everything From the Big Bang to Twitter.” The US State Department selectedConnected one of the films to represent America at embassies around the world for their 2012 American Film Showcase. Connected had an 11-city theatrical run and will be available on VOD/DVD/TV in 2013.
Tiffany is currently working on a film series which employs a new kind of collaborative filmmaking she and her film studio call CLOUD FILMMAKING. The series, titled “Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change,” will include 12 short 2 to 10-minute films over the next 4 years about important aspects of life. Each of these films is made collaboratively by inviting people from all over the world to send in videos from their cell phones. Then once the film is completed, her team offers free customized versions of the film to non-profits to help spread their message. She published a “Cloud Filmmaking Manifesto” for the Tribeca Institute Future of Film blog that outlines what constitutes a “cloud film.” The first film in the series, A Declaration of Interdependence, with music by Moby, was released Sept 2011 and has been volunteer-translated into 65 languages. Her team has made 100 free customized versions for organizations. The second film in the series, Engage, which looks at the importance of engaging in society, has now been made for free for over 200 organizations globally since its release fall 2012. The newest release is both a 10-minute film and a TED Book, called Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks, which look at new research on how to best grow children’s brains and applies this to thinking about the best way to grow the global brain of the internet. Brain Power the film premiered on Nov. 8, 2012 at The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The TED Book Brain Power hit #10 book in neuroscience on Amazon in its first week. She and her team will be hosting a Cloud Filmmaking Design Jam & Hackathon in early 2013 to expand on their experiments with these films and apply them to the 2 films in the series currently in preproduction. The next cloud film will focus on the neuroscience and social science of how “character” develops.