Posted by Chris Dorr
We had a lot of great posts in 2011. Our many contributors covered the multiple ways that film is being transformed as the Internet completely reshapes our media environment.
They detailed how innovative filmmakers are taking the reins of social media and altering the fundamental relationship between the creator and the audience. Others made the case that movie theaters should transform themselves so they remain places where we can experience grand stories on the silver screen. Some pointed to the emergence of new story telling techniques and narrative forms that multiple screens and technology now enable. One recent post showed how Twitterhas become a main method of communication for the documentary community. The list goes on.
Following are 10 of our top posts for 2011 and the four central themes they covered, in no particular order. Our readers responded enthusiastically to all of them and shared them extensively with their friends. They are worth an extra look as well as an extra share, like and mention.
Filmmakers Change The World of Film Funding and Distribution
Social Media Reshapes the World of Movies
Why We Still Need Movie Theaters In The Digital Age
New Storytelling Forms Emerge From Every Screen
Chris Dorr is a digital media consultant. His clients include MTV Networks, Samsung Electronics of America and the Tribeca Film Festival. He can be followed on Twitter @chrisdorr.