One treat for me the past few days has been hearing how directors are using social networking sites to complete and inspire their artistic vision.
- Documentary filmmaker Annie Sundberg ("The Devil Came on Horseback") found hours of B roll footage on YouTube from the only videographer still filming in Darfur after Sudan kicked journalists out of the country
- Nelson George ("Life Support") fleshed out his film's soundtrack with music found on MySpace
- Jessica Yu ("Protagonist") said that one way she looked for interviewees who fit her concept—a modern exploration of Euripedes using real documentary subjects and puppets—was to Google phrases like "and I suddenly realized that"
More soon, once I'm back in San Francisco...