Starting Arts, a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and Dawnrunner Productions, a San Francisco based production company, partner for a first-of-its-kind Starting Arts Summer Film Camp. The three week long art program, taking place July 21-August 8, 2008 and hosted at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, California, will feature student acting and production talent from grades 6-12 in an original short film production titled “Singularity”. Taught and produced by trained film professionals James Fox and Geoff Peck, Director and Director of Photography, Dawnrunner Productions, the course will educate students in advanced film-making techniques and on camera acting through hands-on instruction.
A small contingent of the Dawnrunner Team is preparing to travel half-way around the world to meet with a potential partner studio in Bangkok, Thailand. The team is all very excited and anxiously awaiting the opportunity to meet with foreign filmmakers, to discuss the possibility of collaboration! We’re ecstatic that we have the chance to visit Thailand and spend some time getting to know about the Thai film industry. It’s a great opportunity for a mutual sharing of information and techniques, which is the basis of advancements in the industry. The Thai production company has taken time out of it’s increasingly busy schedule to meet with us, and for that we are extremely grateful. The next couple days will be difficult as we not-so-patiently await our trek. Our best wishes and luck travel with the representatives of Dawnrunner!
Dawnrunner just completed an intense week long shoot as the official film crew of the 2008 Game Developers Conference. GDC is the world’s largest and most renowned event for professionals in the Game Industry. Camera highlights include exclusive footage and interviews from key companies and luminaries in the technology industry – Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, HP and more. Filmed in HD, the shoot lineup included green screen interviews, the Game Developers Choice and Independent Games Festival Awards show, man-on-the-street interviews, start to finish session filming, expo floor booth highlights, and numerous parties. Visit http://www.gdconf.com to view a short show sizzle reel. Earlier in the event development-cycle we also custom created a snazzy promotional video flash player for marketing and sales purposes. You can view the player here: http://www.gdconf.com/expo. We’re excited to see what next year’s show brings as we work more closely with the shows exhibitors and sponsors for additional custom filming solutions.
One of our new projects explores science and technology from a new perspective for Dawnrunner Productions – from the eyes of children. This 30 minute instructional video provided the how-to’s of teaching fundamental math, science, and technology principles through an interactive, hands-on experience. The finished piece consisted of a compilation of live event coverage, extensive customized motion graphics, studio set filming and greenscreen instruction. The piece is expected to inform instructors and encourage museum attendance at startup Discovery Museums overseas. We look forward to seeing the already promising results.