Chayse Irving

Just as the way we consume movies has changed in recent years with the advances in smartphone and tablet technologies, the way filmmakers make films has changed as well. In this day and age, companies are developing software and hardware to make life on-set easier for those wielding cameras. With that in mind, the folks at Microsoft have produced an online documentary series about how filmmakers are utilizing their technology in creating art. We’re excited to partner with them to debut the first episode, which you can watch just after the jump.

The first episode, which premieres today right here on Film School Rejects, profiles filmmaker Chayse Irvin. Chayse’s recent films include the documentary Spirit in the Stone and Blacktino, a feature film that premiered at SXSW. The episode follows Chayse to various spots in New York City, where he talks about the capabilities of his Surface Pro to capture content for both creative and commercial projects.

Watch Chayse Irvin’s episode below:

The second episode will premiere September 16 and feature New York-based animator Christy Karacas, the creator of the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Superjail! Series. The episode follows Christy around his home borough of Brooklyn as he researches, creates storyboards and animates his characters with his Surface Pro.

The third and final episode will premiere September 23 on and profile architect Marc Kushner. Marc is the co-founder of New York-based design firm HollwichKushner and CEO of, the first architecture-focused online crowd-sourced database. The episode highlights Marc’s notable work around New York City and Fire Island, connecting architects online, and his installation “Wendy” at MoMA PS1.

This article is presented in partnership with Microsoft Surface. For more on the Surface head to

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