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Saturday, October 15 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Indie Film Track: Digital Production and Storytelling

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Now that the script is finished, the Herculean task of producing the film begins. With the ever-growing array of equipment and software available to today's filmmaker, how do you get beyond the tech and the buzzwords to find the optimal tools for your story and your budget? How do you maximize creativity and efficiency within those choices? Writer/directors, DPs, editors, and colorists discuss the process of designing the ideal digital workflow for your film.

This panel is presented by Republic Ventures Group.

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Paul Sedillo

founder/CEO Republic Ventures Group
Paul Sedillo is the founder and CEO of Republic Ventures Group, a company dedicated to being on the leading edge of technology for the digital film industry. His career has allowed him to work with a wide range of global clients. He has worked with companies rated at the top of the... Read More →

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Amy Bench

cinematographer/filmmaker House of Elegance, The Ville, Loves Her Gun, The Golden Rut
Amy Bench is a cinematographer and filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. She took a circuitous path to filmmaking, first working as an engineer for Eastman Kodak before pursuing an MFA in directing at UT (2010). She has been twice nominated for the Kodak Excellence in Cinematography Award... Read More →
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Brandon Bloch

Director of Commercial and Branded Content
Brandon is a versatile commercial, documentary, and integrated campaign director who has worked with major global brands and celebrity talent.  Recent commercial projects include an ad for Ford featuring Dan Marino, a national ad campaign celebrating the tradition of the American... Read More →
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Douglas Caballero

Chief Business Development Officer, Colaborator
Chief Business Development Officer, Colaborator - the marketplace connecting companies to video professionals. Previously, Douglas was a TV executive at Al Gore's Current TV cable network; he advised SXSW's OTT digital TV network; and he produced and hosted video content for: The... Read More →
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Cullen Kelly

founder/creative director Republic Ventures Group
As co-founder of Republic Ventures Group, Cullen Kelly oversees the creative and technical aspects of the company's production and post-production operations. An alum of Art Center College of Design's film program, Cullen's experience spans directing, editing, color grading, and... Read More →
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Thaddeus D Matula

director Pony Excess, Brian and the Boz
Thaddeus D. Matula is a Peabody and Emmy-award winning director. He found widespread acclaim with his first feature documentary film, Pony Excess, the series finale of the original run of ESPN’s award multiple award-winning series 30 for 30; the film tells a quintessential story... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room

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