"Friday Night Fright" screened at the TEDxUSC event to a sold out audience of 1200.
Sitting Front Row
The presentation before "Friday Night Fright"
Al Seckel, a cognitive neuroscientist, gave his presentation just before "Friday Night Fright" screened. It was so fun to follow his amazing presentation that blew everyone away. I met him later at the reception and asked him if he liked the movie. He said yes! We then took a photo together, and I screamed out "it's our day Al!" I think he thought it was funny 🙂
The program does not tell you the schedule of the event, so I wasn't entirely sure when FNF was going to screen. The lights went dark and the FNF music began to play. My mom quickly grabbed these photos during the movie. The best part is the audience reaction, so I tried really hard to hear everyone when FNF screened. I did hear someone say "this movie is hilarious!"
The TEDxUSC organizers focused on promoting the event through Twitter and blogging. They told us to use #tedxusc to twitter about the event.
Ok Go introduced their video that Adam Sadowsky and his team at Syyn Labs created. Check out the video here. They had 10 commandments for how the video was to be created, one included that it must be like the Rube Goldberg machines. It took them 85 takes with 3 successful runs to get this video right. Absolutely amazing!
Paul Frommer, a USC professor and inventor of the Na'vi language in Avatar, taught us a bit of the language. It was fun hearing everyone in the audience try to speak it. We learned how to ask another Na'vi out on a date!
The Break & Receptions
Waiting outside during the break. They didn't have enough food this year, so we were starving! We attacked the waiters later that day at the reception because we were so hungry.
We had an amazing day at the TEDxUSC event and I was so honored to be apart of it.