Filmmakers discuss the tech behind the magic at Sundance

By Travis Poppleton

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, Jan. 25 2013 12:10 p.m. MST

Nelson conceded, however, that the current direction is a good one and that with cat videos also comes a new market of skilled specialists who are available when his crew is short-staffed.

“You often hear in new media circles that we’re back in the Wild West of filmmaking,” Joonam said. “There are no rules on YouTube. No one is going to tell you when to add a break, or there needs to be a specific format for section 1. You put it up and the world will tell you if it’s successful regardless if you’re following rules you learned in film schools.”

Travis Poppleton has been writing tech and film reviews for Deseret News and since 2010, and continues to contribute coverage for the Sundance Film Festival and other live events in Utah. You can contact him at

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