Last night, the Minnesota Independent
The goal of IFP Minnesota’s programs is to facilitate interaction between the creative, technical and business aspects of filmmaking and photography. The organization does this through targeted programs that aid in the professional development of its members, supports individual projects, teaches both new technology and classic mediums, cultivates audiences for independent media, and provides outreach to communities and individuals new to media making. The IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts continues to serve as a destination for those seeking to develop, nurture and embrace independent thinking and expression.
IFP presentations consist of showing short films, then holding a Q&A session with the filmmakers, where both the host and the audience ask the filmmakers questions. Its a great opportunity to network with others in the field of film-making, and to get some tips and ideas for your own projects.
Josh and Sarah’s video “Cope” was shown, and Sarah fielded questions about the film. “Cope” is a short film which explores OCD (Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder) Josh was diagnosed with OCD and came up with a script which really shows how someone with OCD operates on a day-to-day basis. The main character in Cope is afflicted with OCD, and we get to see how he interacts with a new love interest. Josh and Sarah filmed “Cope” themselves with volunteer help.
“Cope” is a great video, well received by the IFP audience, and Josh and Sarah should be proud. I hope to see more projects from them in the future.
Driving home from the BLB, Xtna and I ran into some fantastic stormage. There was no rain, but the lightning was spectacular! Made me wish I had a videocamera to capture it…