Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FREE Down and Dirty Filmmaking Bootcamp - Oct. 28th. - REGISTER NOW!

***Hurry up and register. This event is FREE and filling up fast. ***

Down and Dirty DV, Panasonic and B&H Photo Video Superstore present a full-day of FREE intensive filmmaking instruction for emerging indie filmmakers. This unique one-day event will arm you with the knowledge you need to produce a film, whether it be a narrative or documentary on a sensible budget as well as how to get the most out of essential film making tools.

Topics include:
  • Down and Dirty Filmmaking: Guerrilla Tactics for Professional Results
    An overview of specific guerrilla film making philosophy, tactics, and procedures that can be applied to any budget, any camera, any time. Learn the mindset and specific practices it takes to maximize your film making resources and increase production value. This is our most popular crowd-pleasing seminar.
    Run Time: 1 hr. 45 mins. - Presented by Anthony Q. Artis
  • Documentary Interview Bootcamp
    An A-Z overview of all the facets for conducting a successful interview - from the technical practices of camera, audio and lighting to the practical techniques of planning and conducting interviews. This workshop is perfect for aspiring documentary filmmakers, small businesses, corporate videographers, and video journalists who are looking to expand and sharpen their skill set.
    Run Time: 1 hr. 30mins. - Presented by Anthony Q. Artis
  • Feeding Housing and Transporting Your Crew
    When your budget is tight, you really can't afford to put your money anywhere except up on the screen, but you've still got to take care of your crew. This seminar will cover common creative lower costs options for crew meals, transportation and housing. Guerrilla film guru Anthony Artis, will share tips for keeping your crew happy on budget with specific examples from his work as a producer on the award-winning film “SHELTER” and the IFC-backed road documentary, “PAPER CHASERS.”
    Run Time: 45 mins. - Presented by Anthony Q. Artis

  • How to Learn, Break In, and Rise Up in the film making business
    No one ever said breaking into the film and tv industry was easy, especially during an economic crisis! If you've recently graduated from film school, or are looking to make a career transition, then this seminar is the perfect introduction into the real world of film and TV. This is a one of a kind seminar guaranteed to inspire and motivate and fully-arm attendees with the attitude and counter-intuitive wisdom they need to advance in the film and tv industry.
    Run Time: 1 hr. 45 mins. - Presented by Anthony Q. Artis
  • Panasonic’s newest AVCCAM cameras, tools, and AVCHD workflow
    Residing at the core of your production is the camera and workflow. The essential tools are the new Panasonic AG-HMC40 camera that shoots video and stills, the HMC150 that shines with amazing low light quality (especially good for challenging light situations), the AG-HMR10 playback/recorder and the AG-HCK10 POV CAM.

    This professional equipment will be fully explored, along with Panasonic’s latest affordable AVCCAM products in which you’ll learn how to integrate their high end capture and playback capabilities into your workflow.
    Run Time TBD - Presented by Bernie Mitchell
This event is free, but you must register to attend.


This event WILL sell out, so register now.

Your Speakers:
Your instructors at this all day filmmaking Boot camp will be award winning industry insiders and professionals, Anthony Q. Artis and Bernie Mitchell. This will be a no-nonsense, intensive, and illuminating day that will surely benefit your professional career and increase your knowledge in the practical, technical and creative aspects of film making.

Anthony Q. Artis
Anthony Q. Artis originally hails from Baltimore, Maryland, and has made his home in New York City for most of the last 15 years. There he has honed his skills as a straight up digital guerrilla. He has worked professionally in positions as diverse as producer, gaffer, cinematographer, and narrative projects and survived more low-budget shoots than he cares to admit. His feature films and TV shows have screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the IFP Market, Slamdance, Cinequest, as well as on MTV, The Independent Film Channel and The special-FX make up, sound mixer, and location manager just to name a few. Anthony is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since graduating, he has crewed and produced a variety of television, documentary Education Channel.

Bernie Mitchell
Bernie is an Emmy nominated Producer/Director/Writer/Editor, Multimedia Person of the year, and DVD Association Hall of Fame member, whose experience includes; overall responsibility for the launch of a global hi-def TV, Radio and Web network, running a marketing consulting and multimedia production company, writing a book and surviving the dot.com madness. Besides running Silver Platter Productions, he is the Panasonic AVCHD Evangelist and a consultant on Panasonic's P2 workflow. Bernie has shot many hours of high definition images, published articles, presented lectures and demos on hi-def world-wide; including The Idiatrod Race, in Alaska at minus 67 degrees. Previously, Bernie was Senior Producer/Director for iPIX Movies, an immersive internet and DVD experience. Bernie produced and directed "Atlantis: Once Upon A Time", the first iPIX Movie to be streamed over the internet. He created and posted daily immersive images from the Olympics in Sydney and the Burning Man Festival.