THE STAGE 32 MEETUPS

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Dallas Crew Talk: Directing on a budget
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Crew Talk: Directing on a budget

Crew Talk: Directing on a budget - How to put the money on the screen.Join us on our next Crew Talk episode where we get the straight facts on how to make more for less and get your project both looking and feeling like a million bucks.Register HereSponsor:https://www.shoots.video/We help businesses find stellar video production companies & professionals.

Stage 32 Short Film Program Premiere at Hollyshorts

Stage 32 Short Film Program Premiere at Hollyshorts

***NOTE - screening time has moved up to 5:30PM***Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 5:00pm  5:00pm-5:30pm - red carpet & pre-show cocktail reception 5:30pm - 7:30pm (screening)  Harmony Gold Theater  7655 Sunset Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90046 LIVE EVENT: Red Carpet & pre-screening cocktail reception: 5:00pm, Screening: 5:30pm - come meet the Stage 32 team & short film program filmmakers!    Stage 32 is honored to present to you the 2nd Stage 32 Short Film Program at the 2017 Hollyshorts Film Festival. This program was curated by the incredible industry executives who judged our First Annual Short Film Contest and features 7 amazing directors (from 4 countries) all with bright futures ahead.  You are taking part in a unique and exclusive event. Following the screening will be a live Q&A with our Founder & CEO, Richard Botto, and our filmmakers. Once again, congratulations to all the filmmakers and the Stage 32 team looks forward to meeting you at the screening!   Congratulations To The 2017 Stage 32 Short Film Program Filmmakers: “Must Escape” directed by Vadyam Shapran (Ukraine) – A man discovers he’s the protagonist in a cliché, short student film and struggles to get out of it.“Sisters” directed by Taylor Shortall (US) – Part exercise of passion, and part love letter, "Sisters" is a fragment of some lost, tragic opera.“Monsters” directed by Steve Desmond (US) – Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…“Eliza” directed by Mikko Lopponen (Finland) – When a vicious drug gang discovers they’ve been infiltrated by an undercover cop, they move in killing him and leaving his wife stranded – little did they know that they just signed their own death warrants.“Dryad” directed by Thomas Vernay Cumulus (France) – The wind blows and lightning approaches ominously, while a knight escorts a damsel through the woods. He can sense the end is near."The Light in the Afternoon" directed by David Steiner (France) - He had no family, no father, no model. No one had told him life was just... that. When he ran into her after 7 years, she suggested it.“Six Letter Word” directed by Lisanne Sartor (US) – An unlikely mother is forced to come to terms her young son’s autism after an unexpected encounter with one her johns.

San Francisco Acting 101: Movies vs Commercial
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Acting 101: Movies vs Commercial

This week we will be exploring the topic of acting in movies vs commercial projects. We’ll answer the questions of how to get paid acting gigs, how to secure an agent or be in a talent agency and what to expect in your career as an actor. We’ll also focus on the demands and perks of the different types of projects actors typically do including narrative, commercial, corporate, etc…Sarah will be interviewing 5 talented actors to gain their insight on working in both industries. Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...

Toronto Dance & Music (FREE) Virtual Film Festival | Sept. 5th
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Dance & Music (FREE) Virtual Film Festival | Sept. 5th

Watch the event here: SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 | 8PM | DANCE & MUSICWelcome to WILDsound’s Weekly Festival. Every Saturday night 8pm EST/5pm PST. Showcasing the best new films in the world today. Virtual events will always be FREE. Enjoy the show and come back next week (Female Director’s Festival). Here is the program of films. Best of Experimental, Dance, Music Films in the world today. 9 countries in total representing tonight’s festival: Canada, Chili, Finland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Taiwan, UK, USA 1st ACT – Experimental & Music ANPU – ZOEA, 5min., Taiwan, 5min., Music VideoDirected by POWEI SUMitten crabs have long been viewed as an environmental index for assessing the ecological state of rivers and streams in Taiwan. INSIDE OUT TERRAIN, 4min., USA, ExperimentalDirected by Samia ZaidiA global collaboration between artists in quarantine. The poem written by London based poet, musician, and actor Shay Khan and the performance art by Najah Rizvi of Amman. SOCIALLY DISTANT, 8min., USA, Music VIdeoDirected by Chasity BobinoSocially Distant is a visual album following artist Jeremi “Dende” Lewings through his time during the COVID-19 pandemic with struggles from past loved one & moving on. DER UND DIE, 9min., Germany, Experimental/AnimationDirected by Peter BövingA love poem by Ernst Jandl is the basis for a musical “Tête-à-tête” between a Dresden woman and a Martian. INVERTED GLOAMING, 7min., Chili, Music VideoDirected by MATIAS ALVARADOFor this video clip, TARGET takes the concepts from their latest album Deep Water Flames to bring them to the screen, in an artistic piece that reflects the fight against the tide, in this case represented by the fight for equality of women in this world. BOXED, 9min., USA, Experimental/DocumentaryDirected by Olivia AdelmanThis documentary explores the trauma and emotional aftermath experienced by sexual assault survivor. THE VIRGIN FLOWER, 5min., USA, Animation/ExperimentalDirected by Dylan MontalboBased upon the best-selling indie video-game “Hotline Miami”, The Main Character “Jacket”, receives a message about a gang that has kidnapped an innocent young girl. COLD STORAGE, 9min., Finland, Experimental/DanceDirected by Thomas FreundlichOn a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother. 2nd ACT – DANCE FILMS THROUGH THESE EYES, 3min., USA, DanceDirected by Armeara BlackwellThis video expresses the emotions and frustrations of individuals regarding the recent events. Events like the protests/rioting, police related killings/deaths, racial related killing/deaths. BONDIARIES, 3min., Germany, DanceDirected by Torben LothLuxembourgish dancer & photographer Jill Bettendorff and french dancer Wilfried Ebongue fell in love in the German capital 5 years ago. BEEHIVE, 2min., Italy, DanceDirected by Luigi CoppolaBeehive aims at focusing on the critical part bees plays in the biosphere as a deeply interconnected system. REMEMBER ME, 6min., USA, DanceDirected by Jenn Ravenna TranA poetic short musical film about the ups and downs of a relationship. BELLYDANCE VOGUE, 5min., France, DanceDirected by Hadi Moussally“My birthday was on the 3rd of April 2020, and for the first time, I celebrated it all by myself. EGO, 10min., UK, DanceDirected by Dan ‘danidge’ LowensteinIn EGO, we get a front row seat into the psyche of a relationship. COLD, 10min., Portugal, DanceDirected by João Afonso VazDance work that dresses the theme of alienation, loneliness and cruelty, focusing on the human being and its essence. CLEMENTINE, 7min., Canada, DanceDirected by Chantal Caron« Clémentine » a scream from beyond the viscera between mineral, beast and man.

San Francisco Crew Talk: Tips for Writing Corporate Video Scripts
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Crew Talk: Tips for Writing Corporate Video Scripts

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing the process of script writing for corporate videos with 5 talented writers.Discussion Topics:- How they got into the industry- Their natural writing style- Multi-column scripts- Tips & best practices- Audience Q&ARegister Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...Sponsor:https://www.shoots.video/PEER to PEER Video & Film Industry Referrals

San Francisco Crew Talk: Getting hired by a production company
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Crew Talk: Getting hired by a production company

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing getting hired by a production company with a few production companies.Discussion Topics:-Process for hiring support crew.-Process for hiring on camera & voice talent.-Favorite websites for finding talent & crew.-Getting to the top of the vendor list.-Full-time employment.Register HereSponsor:https://www.shoots.video/PEER to PEER Video & Film Industry Referrals

Crew Talk: Virtual Production Studios
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Crew Talk: Virtual Production Studios

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing the Virtual Production Studios with our friends at Digital2Physical.Discussion Topics:- What is Virtual Production- Equipment and Software- Virtual set vs. Augmented reality- Fun and challenging projects from previous workRegister Here: Crew Talk RegistrationSponsor:https://www.shoots.video/PEER to PEER Video & Film Industry Referrals

San Francisco Crew Talk: Hair & Makeup
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Crew Talk: Hair & Makeup

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing the Hair & Makeup role with three veteran HMU artists.Discussion Topics:- Advice on starting the journey- Being on set vs off set.- Useful tips and tools - Fun and challenging projects from previous workWhen:July 15th @ 4:00pm PSTSponsor:https://www.shoots.video/PEER to PEER Video & Film Industry ReferralsRegister Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...

San Francisco Crew Talk: Music Production
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Crew Talk: Music Production

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing music production with 3 composers.When: Wednesday, June 3rd @ 4:00pm PTDiscussion Topics:- Their process in creating new music- Tools of the trade- Pros & Cons of stock music libraries- Directing music composers- Fun projects & stories from previous workRegister Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V_K3SECUSPW-9BEXdyzeswPrevious Webcasts:Crew Talk: Voice TalentCrew Talk: Getting into Video & FilmCrew Talk: Director of PhotographySponsor: All Video Production Referrals | Shoots.video Contact us today to book our vetted camera crews for your next shoot! PEER to PEER Video & Film Industry Referrals

Crew Talk: Voice Talent

Crew Talk: Voice Talent

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing the voice talent role with three veteran voice talents.Register here (Free): https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...

San Francisco How to Find Money to Make your Documentary Film

How to Find Money to Make your Documentary Film

DetailsMany documentary filmmakers start their projects without funds, paying for everything out of their own pockets. But, the better the film gets, the more the need for money to improve the film. This class focuses on bringing that money to the table! ---------------------BIO Joanne Butcher has worked extensively with hundreds of filmmakers from the US, UK, Brazil, Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America. She has been mentored by James Schamus (producer/screenwriter Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger, HIdden Dragon); Ted Hope (producer, In the Bedroom, 21 Grams); Laura Bickford, (producer, Traffic), and Lucy and Luis Carlos Barreto who have made over 200 films in Brazil and produced 2 filmmaker sons who have both been nominated for Oscars. Joanne was the former Director of the Alliance Cinema on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, IFP/Miami and a founder of IFP/National. She created and spearheaded the Florida Statewide Film Competition that provided $200,000 cash and services to a feature film. She has taught film financing and screenwriting.  ZOOM INFO Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: May 19, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdOCpqzwpuONIuycYB08lLf8DYY_aFw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.If you would like to register for the Meetup, you will find out about upcoming classes: RSVP for Meetup

San Francisco Crew Talk: Getting Started in Video & Film
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Crew Talk: Getting Started in Video & Film

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing getting started in the video & film industry with three rockstar producers.Discussion Topics:- Their backgrounds and how they got their start.- Tips for getting into the video & film industry.- Film degrees, apprenticeships, internships & courses.- The role of a production assistant.Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1vJclqZhRziCBzd38v23KwWe look forward to virtually meeting you!View our previous Crew Talk: Director of Photography webcast here:https://www.shoots.video/blog/crew-talk-director-of-photography/ 

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