For example, we offered a program several years ago that dealt with the differences among the 35mm film image, DVDs, laser images, etc. - showing the same footage in various formats and pointing out the positive and negative aspects of each," says Gary Meyer, resident curator at Telluride.
"Part of our vision is to be on the cutting edge - of film festivals and of the moving image," he
"It's a way to let the rest of the world participate and enjoy the festival," says Meyer
."We've wanted for a long time to be able to expand beyond just the people who are there - to give others the sense of the event, hear the conversations of filmmakers, etc."
"The Website is the logical place to do that," he
"With help from Cisco
, we were able to put interviews and other festival events up on the SHOWroom within hours," says Meyer
."I've even gone online myself to watch some of my favorite interviews one more time."
Using the small screen to supplement the big screen experience makes sense to the Telluride
"We're firm believers that these are very different experiences.The big screen audience participation is essential; that's what we're about at the festival," says Meyer
"We have vision in the film world, and Cisco
has vision in the technology world," notes Meyer
"We want people to come to the site over the festival weekend - but also to bookmark it and return throughout the year to see the additional content," says Meyer