#StarringJohnCho and Social Media Activism – Raindance

In recent years, the Internet has grown to be either the biggest cave for trolls or the best improvement that the public agora has known since the advent of modern democracy. Social media has become so powerful that it can and has overthrown governments and shifted political lines in a way that, not so long ago, was thought impossible given the political climate in Western countries.

Filmmaking has not been exempt of such changes. Of course the digital revolution has profoundly changed the landscape, as the main challenge for filmmakers has shifted from raising money to getting movies shown. Once you needed a million pounds to shoot a film, now you can shoot on your iPhone, virtually for free. How do you get it shown? Well there’s YouTube and Vimeo, but that flood of new content can and probably will get lost.

Read the rest on the Raindance blog.

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