Idealistic independent filmmakers may think that all they need is a great idea and the passion to create it, but successful artists realize that projects won’t get made (or noticed) unless they have the right tools for the job.
Some of our own young, local filmmakers are fortunate enough to have access to the resources offered by one of the best film schools in the country, but others often have to start from scratch.
This spring, directors pursuing their big breaks will get invaluable hands-on time with tools needed in order to bring their visions to life. For the first time in 2013, SXSW Film will present the inaugural Come & Capture Film Factory, an event that will run over the course of four days during SXSW, from March 9 until March 12.
Each day, the program will be divided into a panel discussion, hands-on workshop and a demo pavilion for testing equipment.
Active participants will experience a range of filmmaking products by hitting the streets and capturing their SXSW adventures during the festival. Those finished products will then be shared online with the rest of the SXSW community, creating a uniquely interactive forum for filmmaking methods.
The panels and workshops will take place at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel. Further details for Come & Capture will be released on the official SXSW Film website, and those interested in attending are encouraged to register for a badge.