Woods Hole, Mass., located on scenic Cape Cod, is the site of the
2003 Woods Hole Film Festival. The event kicked of on July 26th and runs through August 2nd. Friday, August 1st will feature a new program installment — the first annual Technology Day. Apple and others have come on board to be part of the event.
The goal of
Technology Day, according to the Woods Hole Film Institute (WHFI), is to educate independent filmmakers on the latest developments in digital filmmaking and to give them an opportunity to master digital media applications used in content creation, special effects design, promotion and distribution.
To that end, Apple is joined by vendors including digital video card maker AJA Technology; 3D compositing and vector graphics software maker Boris FX; digital camera vendor The Camera Company; CustomFlix, a just-in-time DVD distributor; Discreet, makers of encoding products like cleaner and compositing software like combustion; direct-to-disk solution developer Focus Enhancements; Mac-centric training and consulting firm Tech Superpowers Inc.; and camera vendor ZGC Technologies. Members of the Boston Final Cut Pro User’s Group will also be on hand.
What’s more, Apple has lent the Festival a “portable classroom” that includes PowerBooks, mobile editing and storage technology. Attendees will be able to get their hands on the latest Apple technology while they learn about digital filmmaking techniques.
No registration is required for the event, although potential attendees are advised that seating is first-come, first-served. Directions and other information are available from the
Presentations run throughout the day, kicking off at 10:30 AM and running through the evening. That evening there will also be an Emerging Technologies Panel and a screening of High Definition works directed by John Stimpson and Shandor Garrison.
This year marks the 12th annual Woods Hole Film Festival. The event’s coordinators consider submissions from around the world, and emphasize the work of first-time and New England filmmakers. A separate section is reserved for the works of Cape Cod filmmakers. The event screens more than 50 films and works in progress, along with a series of special events.