Last month, I applied to live at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry for a month. I would have had to do presentations and entertain patrons. In exchange, I would've received $10 thousand, a new computer, and a video camera. As part of my application, I had to make a one minute video pitch.
I did not get chosen. But the pitch is here, after the jump, for all to enjoy.
Only the most obvious thing in the world, but nowwe have a study to back it up: researchers from Stanford, Emory, and the University of Chicago have confirmed and quantified the negative career impact on people who were associated with anyone on the 1950's Hollywood communist blacklist. So, shockingly enough, stigma is contagious. From now on, if any of your friends is ever accused of something bad, change your number and run for the hills.
This blog chronicles the efforts by a handful of underfunded filmmakers with absolutely no connections as they try to build a video firm. Aside from presenting our stories, we provide opinions, tips and analysis on everything filmmaking--all unsolicited, sometimes insightful.
In Exile: Felipe Diaz-Arango[email] Bitter Old Man: Mike [email] Our Pride and Joy: Mead McCormick [email] Mark Zuckerberg, Jr. : Jake Teresi [email]