So this year at WEVA (which is a big ol’ conference for video peeps that shoot weddings and events), a bunch of da fellas got together to make this cool little ditty where they walk backwards then forwards. It was a great video directed by friend and colleague David Perry. It was a clever adaptation of “The Truth” by Recrear. The only thing: it was absolutely devoid of anyone of the female persuasion. Were there no female event filmmakers around to participate?
If you look at the line-up of speakers at the top video and filmmaking conferences, you’d think there weren’t ANY women filmmakers in this industry. But make no mistake. The ladies are out there and they are ready for you to hear them roar! A few weeks ago, about few dozen of them took a trip to the Bahamas for the first ever POSH Event (my beloved wife was honored to be one of the chosen speakers). While on this trip, they banded together, conceived, and shot what will no doubt be a call to all you female filmmakers out there to stand up, be noticed, and be proud.
I for one would love to hear more of the feminine take on filmmaking at conferences like these. Especially for wedding filmmakers where a woman’s intuition is so valuable. Just consider the fact that weddings are something that many, if not most women dream about from very little. I hope WEVA, In[Focus] and NAB are listening out there. We need more X chromosomes on stage!
What say you?
Shot on location at POSH 2010, “We Create” was directed by Maura Coleman-Murray and Kara Jensen, filmed by Maribeth Ratajczyk and Luiza Perkowska, and edited by Meg Simone. All 42 POSH 2010 attendees collaborated on the piece.