Lorien Green is a filmmaker, documentarian, gamer, parent, and introvert. In 2009, without any background in video production, she set out to film a documentary about the growing popularity of board games. The result, Going Cardboard, was a success, setting her on the path to her current project: a documentary about the resurgence of pinball called Shoot Again.
In this episode of Polygamer, Lorien discusses how she got into filmmaking and pinball collecting and the technical know-how needed for both; the challenges of attending conferences, shooting interviews, and conducting director Q&A as an introvert; how she juggles these pursuits with her growing addiction to indie games on Steam; and how she’s raising her two children to be the next generation of geek.
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- Lorien Green on Twitter
- The Pubcast interview with Lorien about social media & inbound marketing
- Going Cardboard documentary about board games
- Going Cardboard on Kickstarter
- The Civil War documentary by Ken Burns
- King of Kong review
- Unity Games and Total Confusion conventions in Massachusetts
- Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen, by Sheila Curran Bernard
- Jason Scott’s documentaries, BBS and GET LAMP
- Good Time Emporium of Somerville, Mass. (closed as of June 30, 2008)
- Pinball Wizard of Pelham, New Hampshire
- The Tolkien origin of Lórien
- Pinball documentaries:
- MAME mod for TRON pinball
- "Pinball Love" by Blake Faucette of Distractotron
- Mario Warfare by Beatdown Boogie
- Chicago Pinball Expo
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
- Is President Obama an introvert?
- Lorien Green plays This War of Mine
- Lorien’s kids play Elite: Dangerous
- Lorien’s Steam picks:
- djWHEAT & FrameLoss