I called Lance Weiler a one man power house in our talk explaining to the audience that there is a lot you can do as one guy. Now Lance does have his wife who helps him as well as a programming buddy and other team members but for the most part, it’s all him and he gets an amazing amount done and pulls off some incredible things that have brought him a lot of financial reward and opportunity. He’s about to start on a 5 million dollar film he’s going to shoot in 3D and all of this is happening as he’s just found out the great news that he’s going to be a father and it’s a boy. So as if life isn’t about to get way crazier, the past 9 years have been pretty amazing. One of Lances accomplishments is he got some big movie to re-tract it’s statement about being the first digitally distributed film to theaters pointing out that it actually was their movie “the Last Broadcast.”
Check out this other video of a conference lance and I did together to get more back story on lance and on the last broadcast but the talk he did at power to the pixel was much more about what he’s been doing over the past year releasing Head Trauma theatrically and doing his Cinema ARG projects involving live music while the film plays and text messaging from the characters that follow you out of the theater and websites that record your voice over the phone without you knowing and play that back on loop off creepy websites.
It’s Horror 2.0 and Lance is the master of it all. There is so much to learn from lance and he’s also a very laid back cool dude to hang out with. Susan and I often refer to lance in conversations saying we have to do what lance would do.
He also talks a good deal about the workbook project which we are contributors to and explains to the room that there are a lot of free resources their for filmmakers.