OFVM invites you to REEL ONE – the free monthly network evening for screenwriters, filmmakers, digital artists, drama and documentary crews and you.
Wednesday 27 February 2008
Held at Oxford Film and Video Makers
54 Catherine Street
Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start with free refreshments and great atmosphere.
A catalyst for change, growth and innovation; Shooting People helps members get their films made and find the audiences they deserve.
Shooting People Creative Director James Mullighan will discuss how to use the internet and the Shooting People resources to get your film made and seen.
Shooting People is the world’s largest network of independent filmmakers with over 37,000 members in the UK and US. As well as utilising the resources on the site, Shooters also use the eight daily e-mail bulletins to share tips and tricks, recommendations and news, and to cast and crew their films. Over 200 films are cast and crewed each week using the bulletin services.
Shooting People has been at the cutting edge of indie film-making resources on the net since its inception in 1998 as the brain child of filmmakers Jess Search and Cath Le Couteur. The aim is to help its members build a strong independent film scene; "one which can offer alternatives to mainstream cinema, not only in how films are made but how those films are then seen." It does this by providing its members with resources and opportunities for networking, discounts and special offers on all things filmic, inspirational articles and interviews, competitions, and up-to-the-minute dedicated blogs.
It publishes books and DVDs and in conjunction with the BFI, NFT and through its sister company Shooting People Films, it screens and distributes independent film. Shooting People patrons include the likes of Mike Figgis, Martha Fiennes, Nick Park and Richard E.Grant
Recent additions to the Shooters network include a Watch Films page, where members can upload their work and showcase their talents to shooters and non-shooters alike, and another dedicated blog, called Tools, which is researched and written by veteran producer Ingrid Kopp and focuses on the latest developments in internet resources and tools for indie film production and distribution.
Shooting people works because it is created by film makers, for film makers. “Shooting People is a necessity for anyone who works, lives and breathes independent film" Morgan Spurlock (Dir: Supersize Me)