MMN ep:030 Kickstart your project

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Well it looks like Joe Avella reached his goal but you still have time to add to his bottom line so he can have a larger budget to make something cool. He dropped by our normal Wednesdays @Starbucks to tell us about his project and how he’s funding it through KickStarter. What’s always great about talking with Joe is his views of making this stuff called new media. Well really new media is just the way he’s getting the word out about his film. But he has some great views about where film and content creation is going. Continue reading

MMN ep:022 Master of Funny

It’s been a year since we last talked to Joe Avella. If you remember he’s one of the first people we talked to when we kicked off Midwest Media Now! He was making great stuff then but now he’s working on something even bigger, a feature length film. Yeah a feature!

Working one scene at a time, with friends and on a shoestring he sees a new way to create content and build fans. It’s a lot of work and he talks about his process and what he’s learning about making a film in the era of Web 2.0.

Listen up content creators there are some great lessons talked about here in our first episode of 2010.

On the show:
Joe Avella twitter
Jeff Murdoch twitter
Sean McMenemy webtwitter

Find Out MORE
Master of Inventions
Master on FACEBOOK

Things that came up!
Master of Inventions Blog
Stu Maschwitz
The Playground
Joe Janes
Seth Godin Permission Marketing
Sita Sings the Blues
Zach Galifianakis Visioneers
Midwest Teen Sex Show
Jon Glaser

Nerd Stuff
Canon XL2
Adobe Premiere
Final Draft
Screenwriting APPs for your iPhone or iPod Touch

Behind the Scenes – Landlord Scene from Joe Avella on Vimeo.

Midwest Media Now 004: Projects and other musings

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Not sure why I said we are all in studio. Clearly Scotty is on Skype! But who cares we’re talking about all kinds of cool stuff. Like projects we’re working on, the state of media in Chicago, and what we hope to see come out of CES, like a Unicorn Gun!

People on the show.
Joe Avella
Scotty Iseri
Matt Kern
Sean McMenemy

Gear we talked about.
Canon HV30
Canon XL2
Flip Mevio

Things that came up.
Get your Laurels here!
Short Film shot with a still camera, a must see!
Norm Holly

Reading Materials.
Robert Rodriguez Rebel Without a Crew
Stu Maschwitz DV Rebel Guide

Shows mentioned.
Sam Has 7 Friends
Children’s Hospital
Channel 101
Most Extraordinary Space Explorations
The Guild
Funny or Die
Stage Channel
Second City

Joe’s Projects
Future Cop
Action City
Wheelchair Werewolf

Scotty’s Projects