Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 of type Core Conversation about Video

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Let's Talk Video for Social Change

    by Mark Horvath and Matt Warren

    With great images, powerful music and rich, authentic stories, videos can influence real change in our world. The question that businesses and organizations have to ask is, "Which stories resonate with our audience," and, "How do you produce these stories with ever-decreasing budgets and impossible deadlines?" Mark Horvath started InvisiblePeople.tv 3 years ago with $45, a laptop, a small camera and an iPhone. Today, InvisiblePeople.tv is an internationally-recognized movement that's helping save lives. Matt Warren has produced & directed more than 250 hours of award-winning content for TV, web & events. For more than 8 years, Matt has helped Skip1.org, DIRECTV, Public Storage and Universal Studios Hollywood tell their story. This session is an open forum in which we share our experiences, strengths, failures, and victories. It’s the perfect place to make new friends, develop strategies, and get answers to help tame this rapidly changing form of communication.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Room 8A, Austin Convention Center

Sunday 11th March 2012

  • All Eyes on You: Visual Effects & Viewer Engagement

    by Katherine Hays

    Why do certain videos capture your attention, while others fall flat? Whether you realize it or not, visual effects touch over 80% of the minutes you see on television or in a movie theater today. These effects are often self-evident but sometimes can be subtly woven into video – acting as a supplement rather than the main action. So why are visual effects so important to you? How can the use of effects affect who watches your video content and how they engage with it? Katherine Hays, CEO of visual effects powerhouse GenArts is making it her mission to ‘democratize the power of visual effects’. Katherine will discuss the impact of visual effects on various audiences and forms of video content and share practical advice on how content producers (even on amateur levels) can put themselves in the director’s chair and make their videos play better.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Capitol View North, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol