There has been a lot of buzz the last couple days about an all new Codec for video that could open the doors for more independent filmmakers. The codec will allow for higher quality video to be streamed over the internet with a much smaller footprint and lower bandwidth. High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.265 is said to require just half the amount of data needed by it’s predicessor, H.264! According to ITU (The International Telecommunications Union) the H.265 codec could pave the way for the “next wave of innovation,” such as faster movie downloads and higher quality video streaming. For more info and detail on the codec, NoFilmSchool has a detailed article that is worth a read. Technincal advancemnets such as this are exciting to organizations like us who are fostering the independent filmmaker movement. As technology continues to advance and more and more tools for filmmakers fall within grasp, we will have more filmmakers who can not only tell their stories, but be able to find an audience to share their stories with.