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Episode 130 | Filmmaking: Bart Weiss, Dallas Video Fest

Bart Weiss, an award-winning filmmaker, educator and director/founder of the Dallas VideoFest, joins Martheya to talk about Filmmaking. They discuss advice for makers, predictions for the film industry, mobile filmmaking, and dance films . (36:58) 


[0:12] Martheya says welcome back 


[0:44] Topic: Getting to kNOw Bart Weiss

  • [1:10] Martheya asks: “ If you had to pick a film that describes your view of the world, what would it be?”

  • [2:40] Martheya asks: “Could you briefly introduce yourself and talk about your relationship with the film industry?”

[7:35] Topic: Advice for Filmmakers

  • [7:35] Martheya asks: “What kind of advice do you have for makers?”

  • [8:31] Martheya asks: “What do you think were the elements of a successful dance film?”

  • [13:20] Martheya asks: “In your experience teaching many workshops about mobile filmmaking, can you give us a mini lesson about how you think about mobile filmmaking and what we should be doing and what we should avoid?”

  • [17:46] Martheya asks: “Can you elaborate on some things that should be avoided when creating films with mobile devices?”

[23:53] Topic: The Future of the Film Industry 

  • [23:53] Martheya asks: “What do you think the trends are for filmmaking in 2024?” 

Questions from kNOwBOX dance Archive

  • [28:36] Martheya asks:  “How do you say NO to the BOX?” 

[30:42] Martheya asks:  

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

[31:32] Martheya asks:  

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • My mother took me to ballet performances in Philadelphia.

[31:58] Martheya asks:  

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)? 

  • Both

[38:50] Martheya asks:  

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Facebook

Recommended Resources:

Connect with Bart Weiss

Twitter: kinodeluxe

Bart Weiss is an award-winning filmmaker, educator and director/founder of the Dallas VideoFest. He produces “Frame of Mind” on KERA TV and host of the podcast the Fog of Truth and is a professor of film at the UT Arlington. He was President of AIVF and was a columnist for The Dallas Morning News, and United Features Syndicate. He currently writes for Student Filmmaker Magazine, is an Apple distinguished educator and has MFA from Columbia University.


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