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I can’t tell you how disappointed I was yesterday when artist and curator Ryan Junell informed my that the above rendition of Gordon Lightfoot’s If You Could Read My Mind didn’t make Pixelodeon’s cut for their upcoming screening. New Yorker’s will be disappointed to hear that the independant online video festival takes place all the way in L.A. June 9-10, which represents a significantly larger commute than our usual walk to whatever room the laptop happens to be in.
Should you be in the area during this time however, attending the festival is a sure to be a blast. Among others, Dan Harmon the Executive Producer of acceptable.tv will be speaking as well as Jon Phillips artist, open source developer, and virtually any other creative title you can give him, and Fred Seibert former president of Hanna-Barbera cartoons and founder of Frederator Studios. A list of high profile curators for the festival can be found here, but a few of the notable names are ex Rocketboom anchor now ABCnews.com videoblogger Amanda Congdon (love her or hate her), Kenyatta Cheese, Rocketboom producer and former Senior Technical Manager for our good friends at EyeBeam, and of course our favorite independant filmmaker and curator of late Ryan Junell, of SLOMO Video Festival fame.
Unfortunately I will not be able to make the event as I anticipate being marooned in New York next weekend frantically preparing for my trip to Croatia, but don’t think I don’t regret it. It’s become clear to me over these last few months that my life is simply not complete without an IV of Internet video being fed into my arm. (Special thanks to the NYUFF for that addiction.)