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.