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Thursday, March 30, 2017

C303: Tech in the Street & Fostering a Film Community

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Trina Richbourg, Manager, Instruction & Programming Services, San Jose Public Library
Casey McCoy, STEAM Librarian, San Jose Public Library
Wesley Johnson, Library Associate/IT Assistant/Adult Programmer, Daviess County Public Library

Having technology in your building is old-school; taking it outside is the new norm. Librarians from San Jose Public Library upped their game by launching a 39 foot vehicle called the Maker[Space]Ship.The vehicle is an innovative mobile workshop which overcomes access barriers in San José to foster creative ideas, connect people with technology, and encourage problem-solving, collaboration, and discovery. They share how you too can get out of the building and deliver exciting and  innovative programming in the community.

Hear how another public library hosts an 8-week showcase for regional filmmakers called Unscripted: An Indie Film Experience. The format of the program is simple: A director shows a short film, conducts a Q&A, and then performs a live commentary while the film screens again. This event has been very successful in fostering an independent film community in and around the Owensboro, Ky., area. It has expanded to include a film school portion, leading to two short films and a feature being produced inside the library using a crew comprised of experienced filmmakers and patrons interested in learning how movies are made. This talk covers the trials and tribulations of connecting with filmmakers and organizing Unscripted, shares films shot, and more.

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