2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Hyper-Reality TV and Online Video Are a Perfect Fit

Saturday, March 14
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Austin Convention Center
Room 18ABCD
Austin Convention Center

In an age where people are tired of overly-produced “reality” television, online video is an unfiltered, unscripted lens through which we view the world. Video today is a key tool for self-expression and an opportunity to tell more authentic stories. There is no better example than Connected -- the critically acclaimed, international TV hit, Connected is an innovative docu-drama series capturing American life through the eyes of extraordinary New Yorkers, a groundbreaking format merging the documentary, drama and reality genres. The stories, filmed and told by the characters themselves change the nature of storytelling. What does this mean for content creators? In this dual presentation, award-winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and Dermot McCormack, President of AOL Video & Studios, will discuss how content creators can capture the unfiltered stories of everyday life and the emergence of online platforms. Connected will debut on AOL March 31th.


#sxsw #Convergence


Dermot McCormack

Pres AOL Video & Studios


Morgan Spurlock

Award-winning filmmaker & Pres of Warrior Poets


Morgan Spurlock is a NY-based writer, director and producer. His first film, Super Size Me, premiered at Sundance in 2004 and won Best Directing honors. It won the inaugural Writers Guild of Americ...

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