It’s a tough go, being an artist. One way to keep the career moving along (and avoid the scenarios depicted in Jeff Warmouth’s pathos-ridden groceries, above) is to take advantage of artists’ conferences and convenings.
One such opportunity is coming up for film & video artists: early bird registration is now open for the Making Media Now 2008 conference. The May 30 conference, organized by Filmmakers Collaborative and held at Bentley College, will include panels and discussions on film financing, animation, the future of documentaries in the Internet video era, and a lot more. Especially with the growth of studio filmmaking in Massachusetts, one panel of interest will be a discussion of how to parlay your independent filmmaking skills into jobs in the new Massachusetts film industry.
(Speaking of studio films being shot here, Ricky Gervais, better known as The Office’s David Brent to those who confuse actors and fictional characters, is filming in the Boston area and is funnily blogging about it.)
Image from Jeff Warmouth’s “SuperJEFFUMarket Installation” (2001), aluminum cans with custom labels, 15 oz (4 1/2″ x 3″ x 3″ each)