Hi. I’m Jason Wishnow and after posing for this portrait beside the first three TEDTalks breakout speakers, I dragged Sir Ken Robinson (behind me) and Sir Richard Branson (not pictured) up to the roof for an impromptu duel. (When you’ve got a couple knights cooped up indoors, you need to let them run around with swords.) Sir Richard fought dirty, Sir Ken parried with his cane. It was a draw.
The blah blah blah part:
Jason Wishnow is the filmmaker behind TEDTalks, the Peabody Award winning video series watched over one billion times (even in outer space). Wishnow works at the intersection of film and emerging technologies and has been called “no stranger to difficult shoots” (Wired UK, 2014), an “online-video virtuoso” (New York Times, 2009), the “enfant terrible of digital film” (The Guardian, 2000), and one of the ten most influential digital filmmakers of 1999 (RES Magazine). Prior to joining TED, Wishnow founded one of the first film websites, The New Venue, in the mid-’90s, an entire decade before YouTube. In 2000, Wishnow organized the first handheld/mobile film festival, The Aggressively Boring Film Festival, named after the technical limitations of its time. As a director, Wishnow’s short films and videos have played on television, in museums, and at over 100 film festivals worldwide including Sundance, Seattle, São Paulo, and Hong Kong. Wishnow’s most recent project is a secret sci-fi film made in China: The Sand Storm (沙尘暴).
My email is to the right! Click it. Don’t be a stranger, stranger.
I have a thing for the movies (watching, making, and living my life like a poor substitute for them). I am often directing, sometimes consulting, always hunting down new projects, and easily distracted. Say hi.
Where You’ll Find Me... updated 15.JAN.2014
DLD - Munich, Germany - 20 Jan 2014 at 5:40pm - in Conversation with John Brockman and Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Elite Event Series - Shanghai, China - 22 Nov 2013 at 6pm - Speaker - “The Making of TED Talks”
Wieden+Kennedy - Shanghai, China - 7 Dec 2012 at 5pm - Speaker - “Space Travel”
GZDOC International Documentary Film Festival - Guangzhou, China - 4 Dec 2012 at 6:45pm - Panelist
CULTURE MATTERS (talk show) on ICS TV - Shanghai, China - 20 Nov 2012 at 1pm - Live Studio Taping - “Sci-Fi”
INK 2012 - Pune, India - 12 Oct 2012 at 2:30pm - Speaker
50th New York Film Festival - New York, NY - 30 Sept 2012 at 5pm - Closing Keynote - “Convergence” - BUY TIX
TEDxCooperUnion - New York, NY - 24 April 2012 at 5pm - Speaker - “How to Fly”
Tribeca Film Festival - New York, NY - 24 April 2012 at 2:30pm - Moderator - “Storytelling in the Digital Age”
LA Comedy Fest - Los Angeles, CA - 22 April 2012 at 2pm - Screening “Mister Handsome”
SWAY - San Francisco, CA - 19 April 2012 at 6:30pm - Screening “We Are All Radioactive Chapter 3”
Indiegogo Creative Forum - New York, NY - 18 April 2012 at 7pm - Speaker - “How to Build from an Idea”
Raptor Disruption Summit at SXSW - Austin, TX - 13 March 2012 at 2pm - Speaker - “Disrupting Storytelling”
TEDx Workshop @ TED - Long Beach, CA - 27 February 2012 at 12pm - Speaker
Learning Without Frontiers - London, England - 26 January 2012 at 11:45am - Speaker
The Tofu Project - San Francisco, CA - 30 October 2011 at 1pm - Guest Speaker
Dreamforce ’11 - San Francisco, CA - 30 August 2011 at 5pm - Panelist - “Effective Video Marketing”
TEDx Workshop @ TEDGlobal - Edinburgh, Scotland - 10 July 2011 at 11:15am - Speaker
Echelon 2011 - Singapore - 16 June 2011 at 12:30pm - Speaker
TEDx Workshop @ TEDGlobal - Oxford, England - 12 July 2010 at 1pm - Speaker
SXSW - Austin, TX - 13 March 2010 at 11am - Panelist - “How to Create a Viral Video”
Ignite NYC - New York, NY - 23 September 2009 at 7pm - Speaker
LIFT Asia - Jeju Island, Korea - 17 September 2009 at 2:15pm - Speaker
Open Video Conference - New York, NY - 20 June 2009 at 12:15pm - Speaker