July 31-Aug 2, 2015

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THE BLANK STAGE INTERACTIVE IMPROV WORKSHOP

Date/Time: Saturday @ 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location:Workshop Room
Presenter: Brent Brooks & Lilian Brooks

Description
Come join The Blank Stage for our interactive Improv workshop. Whether you’re a screenwriter, producer, director or actor, you will benefit greatly from this workshop. We will be focusing on the Hero's journey and the nine archetypes which make up every great story. A films success is intimately tied to how well the audience enjoys the story. Knowing the Archetypes and the various parts of the Hero's Journey will ensure that whatever story you are wanting to tell, the audience will be able to relate and fully enjoy their film experience. We look forward to sharing with you, our passion and understanding of this process through an interactive improv experience



HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR
Date/Time: Saturday @ 2:00PM - 3:00PM & Sunday @ 2:00PM-3:00PM
Location: Workshop Room
Presenter:
Kenneth Feinberg of Creative Studios of Atlanta


Description:
Ken Feinberg of Creative Studios of Atlanta and director of Santa’s Boot Camp puts together an acting workshop to help actors become “working actors.”  Learn from one of the premiere instructors in Atlanta who has traveled all over the world to train and influence actors.



BASIC MAKEUP TECHNIQUES - BRUISES, CUTS, ETC.

Date/Time: Saturday @ 3:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Workshop Room
Presenter:  Ondie Daniel

Description:
Atlanta Makeup Artist Ondie Daniel demonstrates how to create convincing makeup FX on a limited budget for the independent filmmaker.  She also uses audience members to assist in being her “willing victims.”



PRE-PRODUCTION PLANNING: BUILDING A BETTER MOVIE
Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Workshop Room

Presenter: Stephen Sherwood

Description:
It may be a cliché, but it’s true; “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.” I have developed a set of interactive PDF forms designed to help you plan your production in detail, which will help you save time and money. I’ll go through the steps of breaking down a script, to preparing your Call Sheet. And I’ll show you how to use the app “Shot Designer,” which offers a great way to plan and block every shot. If you’re a Producer, Director, or Production Manager, this is information you need to know.



DON'T SCREW YOURSELF - WHAT TO ASK BEFORE YOU SIGN THE PRODUCTION CONTRACT

Date/Time: Sunday @ 12PM-1:00PM

Location: Workshop Room
Presenter: Walter Biscardi

Description:
Protect yourself BEFORE you sign your next contract. When a big job comes along it’s natural to get excited and sometimes that excitement commits you to project before you’ve taken the time to properly ask enough questions to fully understand what you’re getting yourself into.
More often than not, that can lead to frustration and disappointment at best, a loss of money at worst.
While aimed primarily at editors and the Post Production side of things, Creative Professionals from all aspects of the industry can learn from Walter to be better prepared for their next big project. He reveals what Post Pros need to know and ask before taking on their next big post project. Its knowledge gained in over 20 years’ experience cutting and supervising projects from broadcast to corporate. Along the way he’s “been there, done that” with just about every type of client situation imaginable.
So don’t get screwed by your next project, watch and be prepared to ask a lot of questions the next time you get a call to edit that next big project.
 
 

PUT POST FIRST - START YOUR NEXT PROJECT WITH POST PRODUCTION TO SAVE TIME & MONEY
Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM-2:00PM

Location: Workshop Room

Presenter: Walter Biscardi

Description:
 It seems a given that during planning and pre-production of a new project, post production will be an afterthought.
Whatever goes wrong in the production, “we’ll just fix it in post.”  It’s like a ‘get out of jail free’ card.   Why does it have to be that way? Involving Post from the get go can often lead to time and money savings though coordination between Post Professionals and the production crew. It can also lead to a more creative and better end product for the Producer.  Walter Biscardi, Jr. shows you how to Put Post First to save time, money, headaches and get a better end product.
We’ll also talk about how Post Professionals can get involved in the process if they’re not asked.


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