Making Of The DEF CON Documentary

Presented at DEF CON 21 (2013), Aug. 2, 2013, noon (105 minutes)

Early in 2012, to commemorate the 20th year of the conference, Jason Scott was asked if he would be interested in filming a documentary about DEF CON, whose policies and attendees have traditionally rejected media scrutiny and access. He was interested. Working with his producer, Rachel Lovinger, and a crew of six, Jason filmed for most of 2012, including five 20-hour days in Las Vegas last year, and then spent another 9 months editing 278 hours of footage into what has become DEF CON: The Documentary. The finished film will premiere at DEF CON XXI. Jason and Rachel will provide a look behind the scenes: discussing the planning and production process for this immense project, the ups and downs, and the learned lessons. Plus, we'll show some of the stranger footage you won't get to see in the final film.