FilmShop Labs is a semi-annual filmmaking conference that started in the spring of 2013 by members of The FilmShop. It boasts a variety of lectures, workshops, and Q & A's designed to help filmmakers improve their craft.
This season's offerings:
Kinesthetic Screenwriting - Kris Cheppaikode, 10 - 11AM
In this workshop we will delve into the "Body Compass for Filmmakers," a technique that puts you in touch with your physicality to strengthen your story skills and intuition. A seasoned screenwriter whose varied work includes a Russian soap opera and a Bollywood Antony and Cleopatra, Kris Cheppaikode also co-leads the FilmShop Brooklyn chapter.
The DIY Web Series - Adam Goldman, 11AM - 12:30PM (Option 1)
In 2012, writer/director Adam Goldman started a web series called The Outs with a few friends and a $1,000 Kickstarter campaign. The series has since been praised by The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, MTV, and Alan Cumming (who makes a cameo in the series) to name a few. He has recently launched a new series, Whatever This Is. Come talk with him about his process, his experience, the nature of online content, and whatever else you feel like asking him.
Editing Master Class - Oren Sarch, 11AM - 12:30PM (Option 2)
An editor with over two decades of experience, Oren Sarch has edited myriad projects from commercials to TV shows (Girl Code) to narrative films (Pi). Peek inside the brain of a master editor at work in a guided exploration of his craft and a comparison of various editing systems and methods.
Documentary Producing - Doug Block, 1:30 - 3PM (Option 1)
Acclaimed director and producer of such films as 51 Birch Street and The Kids Grow Up, Doug Block is also the founder of D-Word.com, an international community of documentary professionals. He brings us a discussion of documentary producing and storytelling that draws on his decades of experience.
Color Grading Master Class - Aharon Rothschild, 1:30 -3 PM (Option 2)
Join Nice Dissolve, award-winning digital cinema post-production house behind such visually arresting films as Restless City and (Jackie Brown prequel) Life of Crime. See what goes on behind the scenes of a professional color grade and learn what you should do to ensure that colorists can do their best work.
Growing an Online Audience - Chris Chan Roberson, 3 - 4:30PM (Option 1)
This session is currently full.
As the options for showcasing your work online become more sophisticated, how do you take advantage of the web's wide reach? What are the best practices? Pitfalls? Can your efforts be monetized? Chris Chan Roberson of YouTube Space NYC, a YouTube facility that provides free resources to media creators, will share insights.
Creative Sound Design - Ryan Dann, 3 - 4:30 PM (Option 2)
FilmShop alum Ryan Dann is a seasoned sound recordist and sound designer, specializing in sound effects and score composition. He will lead a hands-on exploration of sound design workflow, which includes cleanup of production sound, collecting and modifying sound effects, and editing in ProTools (a process applicable to other programs as well). He will touch on the boundary between usable and non-usable production audio, and what you can realistically expect from your sound editor.
Distribution & Marketing: Before You Shoot - Zak Soreff, 4:30 - 6PM (Option 1)
You have a film. What are the best ways to promote it? This is not a question to address after you've finished making it. Zak Soreff, EVP of film marketing agency Sawyer Studios, will give an overview of the evolving landscape of film distribution and the increasingly nuanced ways that filmmakers can promote their projects.
Indie Film Legal Clinic - Adam Beasley, 4:30 - 6PM (Option 2)
Entertainment and intellectual property lawyer Adam Beasley will give a primer on the legal structure that governs films and explain the agreements needed to secure financing and create a feature. He'll allow ample time for audience members' questions.
The Fenton Offices in the Film Center Building
630 9th Ave, Suite 910
New York, NY 10036
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