Conference Program Oct 2022
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Tuesday, October 18
This session will cover the basics of color correction in Adobe Premiere Pro. Attendees will learn how to use the Essential Color workspace, how to properly balance an image, correct problem media, color match clips in a sequence, and apply stylistic looks to a program. This session digs deep into the power of the Lumetri color pane,- showing what each control and slider does how best to use them. Attendees will learn:
- How to perform basic corrections such as improving color balance, contrast, and the dynamic range of your video clips.
- The difference between applying corrections to Sequence vs. Master clips
- How to apply and work with LUTs – LookUp Tables – to quickly balance Log footage
Audience: Attendees should have a basic understanding of editing in Premiere Pro.
How is it possible to plan for all the obstacles that can pop up when shooting in the field? What if you do not have any control over the location and timing? Whether you’re shooting in the middle of the woods, a corporate office or a restaurant, knowing how to identify your needs is key to a stress-free set. In this session, we will discover: - The difference of planning shoots out in the field - How can you plan remotely for a field shoot - Helpful tools to use when planning for different types of location environments - What you need to identify about your locations when planning a shoot in the field - Common problems that can occur in the field and how to be ready to solve them quickly Becoming comfortable with preproduction for field shoots will help build your confidence that your shoot is set up for success.
“We should start our own company!”
In this session, veteran attorney Seth Polansky will explain why you should formalize your business and what you need to know to do it successfully.
The course will cover
- entity choice (LLC, Inc, etc...);
- jurisdiction of formation (DE, your home state, etc…);
- how to deal with business partners and investors;
- state and federal taxation issues; and
- certain contracts and agreements.
The course is designed to be interactive, welcoming of your comments and questions, and will provide significant time for QA.
Want your work accessible to more audiences? Twenty percent of your audience wants captions! Need to be 508 complaints? Then this is the class for you! Close and open captions mean that your work can be read, indexed, and even heard in loud environments.
This class will cover the concepts of Open and Closed captions, transcription, adding captions in the major editorial tools, and third-party tools that can make your life easier.
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In the expanding realm of Mixed Reality, Extended Reality and Virtual Production, join me as discuss Exploring the Real and Unreal in Virtual Production, with special guests joining him to discuss where this technology is taking us, and what it means for large features and episodic televisions as well as smaller productions suitable for advertising and corporate production.
Has Zoom fatigue overtaken your career drive? Are you thinking about making a shift in your career trajectory, but not sure where to start? Whether you are a staffer ready to tackle new challenges, self-employed and ready for new work, or contemplating a new career direction, this workshop will help you build a strategic road map. You will leave with action steps to continue your own planning once we complete our work together. Ideal for: Producers, Editors, Managers, Freelancers, Production Staff
Ideal for: Producers, Editors, Managers, Freelancers, Production Staff
If you’re comfortable with the basics of editing in Final Cut Pro, but want to take your storytelling to the next level, this session is for you. FCP is designed to be easy to use for the novice editor, but there is so much more power under the hood. In this session we’ll look under the hood and show you how you can easily notch up the look and feel of your project with tools and techniques built into the application.
Attendees will learn:
- The best keyboard shortcuts to trim, move, and modify clips on the fly
- What preferences to change to help you edit faster and smarter
- Quick fixes for fixing color issues audio problems
- How to leverage Final Cut Pro’s Object Tracker
If you’re still only using your mouse to edit, this session will speed up your workflow and open the door to creative strategies to take your storytelling to the next level.
Audience: This session is designed for editors familiar with Final Cut Pro who want to learn strategies and techniques to improve the look and flow of their projects.
It’s easy to find a location, but how do you know it’s the right location for your production? It’s important to find an environment that sets you up for success. Your location is the first talent you cast for your video production. Even with perfect actors or models, you still need the perfect setting to tell your story. In this session will explore: - The Importance of the location - How to create your location goals - Strategies for finding your location - How to identify any production obstacles - Performing a location scout - The process of securing your location Finding the right location of your production not only improves the quality of your project but will smooth out the production process allowing you to concentrate on the fun part of creating your masterpiece.
“But I have a “right” to fair use!”
In this session, attorney Seth Polansky will explain the basics of intellectual property, fair use, copyrights, and trademarks – and why they are often dangerously misunderstood.
This session will cover:
- Intellectual property basics
- Copyright and trademark
- Explanation of fair use
- Risks involved in relying on a fair use exception
Ideal for: creatives who regularly incorporate unlicensed, third-party content into their own content. Or anyone who wants a better understanding of the interaction among copyright, trademark, and freedom of expression.
No, AI isn’t going to replace you - it’s going to assist. You already have access to some of them since AI and Machine Learning are likely already part of tools you’re using.
Jeff Greenberg, Master Trainer, is going to show you the different tools to enhance your workflow. Tools that help edit, deal with music, effects and more.
See/discuss the tools that can help you handle footage, get rid of shaky shots, try to remove backgrounds, and even edit text and return a cut section of footage. As always, bring your questions - Jeff is happy to help!
Ideal for the editor who wants Assistance and doesn’t care if it’s artificial.
Gary Adcock and guests will take us through the practical and pitfalls of your new life in Virtual Production, Pulling back the curtain on the challenges facing the virtual production revolution, and how to overcome them on set plus a breakdown of upcoming developments, and a discussion about where we are in the industry.
How shots are assembled, performances are revealed, and images are ordered are a few of the ingredients that turn a good film into a great one. This sessions will explore how to make critical creative and technical decisions and present your vision.
Some of the areas covered will include:
- Selecting and organizing clips
- Strategies for editing a dialogue scene
- The power of reaction shots
- Using the Audition feature for alternative takes
- Changing the mood with color
Audience: Attendees should have a basic understanding of editing in Final Cut Pro’s editing interface; working with Libraries and Events and how to construct a basic edit in the Project Timeline.
“I signed WHAT?”
In this session, attorney Seth Polansky will walk you through the anatomy of a contract and highlight key contractual terms and conditions that you need to understand.
This session will cover:
- Key licensing terms and conditions
- Key nondisclosure terms and conditions
- What to include in your quotes and estimates (that often become your contracts) A
Ideal for: anyone who is currently (or will in the near future be) negotiating a contract. Or for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of how contracts work.
Of course, you know about DaVinci Resolve being THE Color Correction tool of choice for post production. This hands on Theater session is designed to give you a tour of some essentials in correcting in Resolve. Come see how fast you can work!
Ideal for people who want to get a feel for Resolve's Color Page
Join Gary Adcock and special guests as they offer some thoughtful guidance and insight on the wide variety of available optics and what the evolution of large format cinematography means for filmmakers. When it comes to understanding the needs and requirements of shooting at larger and larger frame sizes can seem confusing, even daunting, especially now that a number of companies have joined in the 8K revolution, join Gary Adcock and special guests as they offer some thoughtful guidance and insight on the wide variety of available optics and what the evolution of large format cinematography means for filmmakers.
How many of us have suffered the reality of a project derailing? Many of these project failures can be avoided with effective communication. Effective customer communication is the cornerstone of any successful project. Directors, producers, editors, etc. who can consistently and effectively communicate with their clients enjoy stronger relationships and ensure project success. In this session, we will learn: - How to Create a Client-Focused Environment - How to identify the best communication methods for each client - How to establish a successful project workflow for both you and your client - Tips and tools to keeping a project on time and on track Pre-production is the most critical time for developing a relationship and building the trust you need to be successful. Establishing a workflow and understanding your clients will set you up for future projects and the growth of your business.
To be a successful creative freelancer in the gig economy, you need to mesh your creative gifts with skills for managing a small business. This workshop will get you started on the strategies, tools, and skills you need to not just survive, but thrive as a small business creative. We’ll talk about honing your pitch, structuring rates, building a network, and more. Join us to take your freelance world to the next level.
Ideal for: Motion graphics artists, writers, directors, producers, videographers, editors
Turning interviews into a compelling story takes strategy and creativity. In this session we’ll focus on how to craft your interview-based story, from curation through your edit. Whether you are an experienced video producer or new to the field, you will come away with tips you can implement immediately.
Ideal for:Producers, Directors, Editors, Project Managers