As you may have heard, South by Southwest is crowdsourcing their panel ideas (at least in part) for 2010. I've proposed a panel and I'd love to have your vote of support to make the panel happen. Click HERE, create an account (takes just a sec), and vote thumbs up.
The panel I've proposed is called Cinematography for Improvised Films: Lighting the Unknown.
Here's a description:
This workshop focuses on the unique challenges of shooting improvised cinema. How can a cinematographer approach working with little or no script, actors that need to be able to move freely without worrying about "hitting their light", and live locations that can't be controlled? The cinematographers of a few distinguished, beautifully shot micro-budget indies discuss clips and share their secrets for creating a distinctive look on the fly.
I would be the panel's moderator (organizing it and asking the questions). I've got some great ideas for who would be on the panel, but I have to stay mum on that for now.
You don't have to be planning to attend SXSW to support the panel since panels are recorded and blogged about. If the topic is interesting, vote for it.