“Film producer Jeff Skoll (An Inconvenient Truth) talks about his film company, Participant Productions, and the people who’ve inspired him to do good.
Jeff Skoll was eBay’s employee number 2 and president number 1. He left with a comfortable fortune and a desire to spend his money helping others.
The Skoll Foundation, established in 1999, invests in, connects and celebrates social entrepreneurs – offering grants to people who build businesses, schools and services for communities in need. Every year, it presents the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurshipat Oxford, and runs Social Edge, a networking site for social entrepreneurs.
His production company, Participant Productions, is what Skoll calls a “pro-social media company,” making features and documentaries that address social and political issues and drive real change. His film North Country, for example, is credited with influencing the signing of the 2005 Violence Against Women Act. Participant’s blockbuster doc, An Inconvenient Truth, is required viewing in classrooms around the world, and has unquestionably changed the debate around climate change. Other Participant films include The Kite Runner, The Visitor, Food Inc., The Cove, and the recent Earth Day release, Oceans.”
Find out more about Participant Media here.
At Photoshop World, Julianne Kost demonstrated how to make a time lapse movie from stills with Photoshop.
If you couldn’t make it, you can watch her work her wizardry here.
How could you use time lapse techniques into your creative process?
Enhance your Oscars experience tonight with free iPhone Apps.
Entertainment magazine has a great add for Oscar related iPhone apps on the back of this week’s cover. They recommend E! Online, Fandango, Style.com, Variety, and IMDb. They forgot one – the official Oscars app.
You can find them all on iTunes.
Find the iPhone photography apps and accessories I use here.