Pocket-sized Films at NXNEi

As part of NXNE’s Interactive Festival, Kensington’s founder Robert Lang and Interactive Producer, David Oppenheim, will be presenting a talk on creating films for multiple-platforms, including mobile devices. Read the description of their talk to come in June, from NXNE.com.

Pocket-sized Films

Mobile devices are creating ways for filmmakers to completely reinvent a film’s concept, execution and distribution. In the Gemini-nominated multi-platform music project, City Sonic, GPS meets documentary films in a series about extraordinary artists and the places their musical lives were transformed. Five of the films premiered at the NXNE Film Festival last year; the project went on to span multiple platforms and venues over the year that followed. Join the producers for a blow-by-blow of the year they spent creating 20 short films, a website, iPhone app, mobile website, and half-hour television series (and…a Nuite Blanche installation). The focus will be on the films and the films on mobile, and will encompass both the creative and business sides of producing for mobile.


Robert Lang

Founder and president of Kensington Communications, Robert Lang is an internationally recognized, award-winning documentary and interactive media producer and director with over 25 years of production experience. Recent series work includes Museum Secrets for History Television, the upcoming two-part series Raw Opiumto be aired on TVOntario, and the Gemini-nominated 20-part City Sonic multi-platform film series that premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Previously, Robert produced the 3- part Gemini Award-winning series Diamond Road, 72 Hours: True Crime, an ongoing doc drama series for CBC, TLC and Canal D, the multi-Gemini award-winning series, Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science for TCL in the US and Discovery/CTV in Canada, and the acclaimed four-part television series The Sacred Balance for CBC and PBS, based on the best-selling book by renowned geneticist and environmentalist, Dr. David Suzuki.

David Oppenheim

David leads the development of Kensington’s interactive documentary projects, most recently MuseumSecrets.tv and the Gemini-nominated multi-platform project, City Sonic. Prior to joining Kensington on a full-time basis, David was the Co-Producer and Content Lead for Kensington’s interactive documentary, Diamond Road Online. He has worked as a Producer for CBC Newsworld, TVOntario, and the Discovery Health Channel, and as a Story Producer for a number of leading independent documentary production companies. David recently edited the documentary “Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State,” and directed a short documentary for the National Film Board of Canada. He is a past resident of the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab.

NXNE Interactive (NXNEi) at a Glance

“NXNE, in association with FITC Events, is proud to announce the return of NXNE Interactive (NXNEi). Combining NXNE’s distinctive community of music fans and industry connections with FITC’s nine years of experience holding design & technology events in Toronto and around the globe, NXNEi bridges the gap between independent creators and interactivity, exploring technology and social media as tools to boost ingenuity while enhancing marketing and business.” – nxne.com/interactive

Over the three day festival taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto, there are going to be over 50 other great panels on a range of design and technology topics.

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