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DirectorsNotes.com features Jay Salbert’s Film “Alan Michael”
, Film Production, Press

DirectorsNotes.com features Jay Salbert’s Film “Alan Michael”

  If you haven't seen Jay Salbert's latest work, "Alan Michael", DirectorsNotes.com thinks you should.  This release is just weeks after being profiled on Booooooom.  This film was written and directed by…

OCTFME Recognizes The Lookout DC as the August 2017 Location of the Month
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OCTFME Recognizes The Lookout DC as the August 2017 Location of the Month

We're very proud to have been recognized as OCTFME's Location Of The Month. (Yes, some of those images are actually not The Lookout.) To view the full Press Release, click here.  

EMIC Films – Music Of The Spheres is a Vimeo Staff Pick
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EMIC Films – Music Of The Spheres is a Vimeo Staff Pick

We're proud to say that EMIC Film's "Music of the Spheres" was featured as a Vimeo Staff Pick today! As long time users of Vimeo EMIC gets a lot of inspiration from their staff…

Reel Talk – DCN Lookout Interview
, Interview, Press

Reel Talk – DCN Lookout Interview

Rhett Butler interviews Ian Fay and discusses his career and his DC Film Collective The Lookout.

Rob Shore – Filmmaker Of The Month
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Rob Shore – Filmmaker Of The Month

We're excited that Rob Shore, of Picture This Productions has been recognized as Filmmaker Of The Month by The District's Office of Cable Telivision, Film, Music, & Entertainment. To view the full…

Media On The Radio Podcast – The Lookout Edition
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Media On The Radio Podcast – The Lookout Edition

Devin Gallagher, of Wait What Production's podcast, Media On The Radio, interviewed Lookout Members as a part of their 5 part series on The Lookout. Hear from Ian Fay, Emma Mankey Hidem,…

Ian Fay – Filmmaker of The Month
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Ian Fay – Filmmaker of The Month

On Tuesday, January 10th, Ian Fay was recognized as "Filmmaker of The Month" by The District's Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment.  We're thankful for the honor and for the…

The Journey to Publication: A Sea of Conflict
, Coworking, Film Production

The Journey to Publication: A Sea of Conflict

The above photo depicts Afghan and British soldiers being deployed in Helmand province for combat operations in southern Afghanistan, 2009 ©Eros Hoagland. Fast forward to a November night in 2015, and a hushed anticipation falls over the crowd of filmmakers, directors, and producers huddled together on the top floor of The Lookout during the first official screening of CONFLICT – a series of short documentaries about conflict photographers, including Hoagland, and their work – as images from Donna Ferrato’s work about domestic violence gripped the audience through 6 minutes of heartbreak, anger, ferocity and betrayal. Such is the pace of short documentaries. Warp-speed story telling that distills the essence of its subjects into a high-impact narrative.

The Sunnyside of the Virtual Reality
, Art, Film Production, News

The Sunnyside of the Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has been talked about for decades and the technology has always seemed to be a sci-fi “thing of the future.” But Facebook’s 2014 purchase of Oculus for $2 billion sent a strong signal that the technology of the future was imminent, and since then it has been a VR arms race between many of the biggest tech companies in the market. Facebook, Google, Sony, HTC, and Samsung have all jumped into the VR device game (aka Head-mounted displays or HMD) and now Apple looks to be joining in, too. In 2015 Samsung Gear VR came out; Oculus Rift and HTC Vive consumer editions were shipped in the past few months. Virtual reality has officially arrived.

Long Form Truth: The Dig Abides
, Film Production, Inspiration, News

Long Form Truth: The Dig Abides

Andy DelGiudice has one of those extremely easy going demeanors that makes for a perfect person to have a beer with. He also has a very serious streak that if you’re lucky enough to uncover, will impress you. Andy is a supporter of truth, especially when it lacks a voice, and that’s why he partnered with fellow journalist Jeffrey Anderson to create District Dig.

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