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Tribeca @ TNS: Do It Yourself

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Creative DIY (do-it-yourself) cultures of hacking, digital media production and networked design collaboration are creating new forms of media production, consumption and participatory culture.  Filmmaker Ryan Koo will discuss DIY culture through new forms of film- and media-making and his own work.

Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Film in 2008, Ryan Koo co-wrote, directed, shot, and edited the “urban western” web series The West Side, which won the Webby Award for Best Drama. His first feature script MANCHILD has been supported by the Independent Feature Project (IFP), the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Tribeca Film Institute. He is also the founder of, which won Total Film’s Best Creative Blog award in 2011. Thanks in large part to the community at No Film School, he was able to raise $125,000 on Kickstarter to fund MANCHILD’s forthcoming production.

The Tribeca Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) year-round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001. TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource for and supporter of individual artists in the field. The Institute’s educational programming leverages an extensive network of people in the film industry to help New York City students learn filmmaking and gain the media skills necessary to be productive citizens and creative individuals in the 21st century.

Sponsored by the School of Media Studies.


Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)


Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served