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    Happy week after SXSW everybody, I hope you a had a great time last week and enjoyed all of the great music/films/other things that came to our town last week.  During the festivities, several of our board members gave some excellent talks at SXSW Interactive.  Lights. Camera. Help Founder and CEO David J. Neff hosted […]

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    We at Lights. Camera. Help. would like to extend a huge congratulations to our board member Dan Graham for winning this year’s Austin Top 40 under 40 in Business and entrepreneurship!  Dan is an Austin native, the founder and CEO of BuildASign.com, a local printing/custom sign making business here in Austin, and he has been actively […]

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    So as most of you all know next week kicks off the famous SXSW, Austin’s gigantic annual music, film, and interactive festival. As part of the festivities the City of Austin is hosting Faces of Austin, a short film festival where local filmmakers are invited to submit films that are showcase the city’s local flavor. […]

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      Last week’s event was a huge success with a good number of attendees, some fantastic snacks, and truly eye-opening films and speakers.  We kicked things off with Shine A Light on Human Rights, a short film made by Amnesty International in celebration of their 50th anniversary.  We then went right into Defensora o Chiqui, […]

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    In the past year we have expanded our idea of what actually makes a person a journalist.  Protests in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States have driven home the point that anyone with a camera phone can capture an event and share it with the wider world, and that ill thought out sharing […]

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    On February 22, 2012 we are teaming up with the Jewish Community Center and the Multicultural Refugee Coalition to bring you all Light, a screening of three incredibly moving films that focus on human rights issues.  I’ve seen two of the three films being shown (being an intern totally has its perks) and I can […]

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  • We are certainly keeping busy here at Lights. Camera. Help.  On February 1 our friends at TechSoup are kicking off their annual Digital Storytelling Challenge, wherein organizations will participate in interactive online training, use the training to create a short digital story, then enter the digital stories in a competition.  You can find more information […]

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    The Internet is changing the way that we watch movies, and the ways that the global film community is adapting to those changes is inspiring, and really just plain cool. In a recent blog post The Austin Film Society talked about using these awesome streaming kits to actually live stream their events across the globe. […]

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    This past weekend marked the start and finish of the first annual Reel Change Film Frenzy, in which ten teams of filmmakers were partnered with ten different nonprofits and tasked with writing, producing, shooting, and editing a short film in under 48 hours. Last Friday at high noon, Alamo Drafthouse Community Relations Coordinator Amy Averett […]

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    As most of you already know, this weekend was our first n 48 hour Film Frenzy, wherein ten groups of filmmakers were paired with ten nonprofits with the goal of writing, producing, shooting, and editing a cause-driven short film in 48 hours. Our deadline was today at noon, and as the teams began turning in […]

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