Macworld San Francisco, meet reality television. And you could be involved.
R/com Networks, the media publisher known for eLearning and digital media solutions, will produce a reality-based digital film during the week of Macworld San Francisco in January. The film, titled X-Rated (Ten-Rated), will follow five individuals as they try to improve their professional lives using the latest Mac OS X solutions from Apple.
“X-Rated is important because it will highlight an important aspect of our society today — the integration of computers into our professional lives,” R/com CEO David Barrett told MacCentral. “Because it is a reality-based show, we hope to include a wide range of creative professionals and Mac users. We’ll track five people’s experiences as they search for better solutions to their computer ‘lives’ while at Macworld (and separately as well).”
R/com will have a “bunch of extras appear in the film” and will give away lots of prizes, all of them involving “X” or “TEN,” such as the new X-Box gaming system, he added. The final video will be released on Valentine’s Day on R.com.TV. A DVD version of the movie will also be released later in the year.
R/com is conducting an online casting call for the film. They’re looking for educators, students, filmmakers, designers, Web authors and software engineers to appear. Five individuals will have starring roles, while others will be offered supporting roles. To apply to be in the film or to learn more, please visit the Rcom.TV Web site.
The show is being produced using only digital tools. Director of Photography Bruce Nolte has worked on numerous Academy Award winning productions. Barrett, the director, has produced sports and commercials for broadcast, documentaries and music videos and has won more than 35 industry awards.
Barrett invites all those attending MWSF to stop by the R/com booth (#3426 in MacTech Central) since many show goers will get the chance to play cameo roles, earning prizes along the way.
Macworld San Francisco 2002 is scheduled for Jan. 7-11 at the Moscone Center. For more info, go to the expo Web site.