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Dallas Video Festival and iTunes


by Manuel Mendoza 5 Nov 2008

Not the most current projection format At this year’s Dallas Video Festival, running Thursday to Sunday at the Dallas Angelika, the films will be projected through iTunes. Artistic director Bart Weiss believes his is the first film festival to take this approach. How it works: Filmmakers delivered QuickTime movies on a hard drive, flash/thumb drive […]

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Not the most current projection format

At this year’s Dallas Video Festival, running Thursday to Sunday at the Dallas Angelika, the films will be projected through iTunes. Artistic director Bart Weiss believes his is the first film festival to take this approach.

How it works: Filmmakers delivered QuickTime movies on a hard drive, flash/thumb drive or through an ftp site. The movies were uploaded onto computers using iTunes software, which will then project the films at the festival.

The technological change makes it especially easier to show shorts compilations, which previously had to be converted from whatever tape medium they arrived on to a Betacam master.

“Soon every festival will be doing it this way,” Weiss says.

Stay tuned to this blog for more on the festival and check out our preview.

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  • I remember when the Dallas Video Festival showed CD Roms before anyone knew what those were and was one of the first arts organizations to have a website and brought NASA to demo virtual reality and had interactive games and brought Nam June Paik’s video art and and…so much forward thinking…always!