Monday, March 16, 2009

Crowdsourcing movies

Originally uploaded by Documentally
In a darkened room in London, a group of shady individuals discuss the future of movies, and whether it's possible to make movies without the backing of a movie studio.

The answer, of course, was yes. Provided, of course, you're not expecting to see multi-million dollar blockbusters coming out of it. By using the power of social media, people from round the world can hook up and contribute to large-scale productions. You still need a guiding mind - crowd-sourcing doesn't mean a free-for-all, where everyone gets to do what they want. But if you're prepared to take people's ideas, and accept the help they can give, you can suddenly find yourself with a huge resource at your disposal.

Photo by Documentally (aka Christian Payne).

Amplified09 was a social media networking event that took place in London on the 24th February 2009 at Tiger Tiger in Haymarket.