We were thrilled to host The July Gathering of The Video Consortium, a creative community of the world’s leading video journalists and nonfiction filmmakers that promotes and fosters socially-conscious, thought-provoking storytelling for a new era of media!

We co-hosted this event at the new KitSplit HQ, the majestic Hearst Tower. The night began with mingling, drinks, and snacks, following by screenings of a few curated nonfiction shorts and a casual Q&A by the filmmakers and finally, drinks at a nearby bar.

Here’s what was shown:

1. Nicholas Weissman, Jeremy Levine, and Landon Van Soest, “Am I Next?”, Ferguson’s Protests Through the Eyes of a Teenager by Transient Pictures.

2. Andrew Ellis, Eric Maierson, “Life After Water,” a piece about California Central Valley’s water crisis, produced with MediaStorm.

Life After Water from MediaStorm on Vimeo.

3. “Zero Days” excerpt, directed by Oscar Award-winner Alex Gibney. “Zero Days” is a documentary thriller about the world of cyberwar. For the first time, the film tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware  .Javier Botero, , a co-producer on the film and current KitSplit developer, joined us for Q&A. The team that did the special effects for the film, Scatter, was also in attendance. The DepthKit, a tool they devolved for volumetric filmmaking (which was used to achieve the effect in Zero Days shown below) is available for rent exclusively on KitSplit. The excerpt we showed is not available online, but check out the trailer here and watch the full film on iTunes.

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4. Mac Premo, “The Function of Music,” featuring RadioLab’s very own Jad Abumrad discussing the function of music.

The Function of Music with Jad Abumrad from mac premo on Vimeo.

5. Loki Films, “Not Dead Yet.” Legendary writer and producer Norman Lear discusses entertaining, aging, and his new series.

Thanks to everyone who came!

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