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Media Education Classes in Somerville at SCATV

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It is back to school time for SCATV members of all ages. The Winter session of our media production classes are now available for registration.
You can find the complete listing with registration online here: www.scatvsomerville.org/classes.

Besides the basic classes in Studio Production and Directing, Using a DSLR for Video, and Field Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro X, we are excited to offer several special workshops.

Posted Email: 
ejones@scatvsomerville.org
Start Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 7:00pm

Showroom Demo: Sony F5 + F55 Updates

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Join us in the Showroom following the FS7 Learning Lab for a discussion on the latest F5 + F55 updates including the latest Version 5.0 firmware update, the new shoulder mount, the F5 4K upgrade program, Apple ProRes & Avid DNxHD encoding, and more.

12:30pm after the FS7 Learning Lab with Juan Martinez
RSVP: events@rule.com

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00pm

An Overview of the New Sony FS7

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Join Sony's Juan Martinez for an overview of the new FS7, built for hand-held and long-form shooting, with 4K resolution, Super35 sensor, native E-Mount System providing superb optical quality & auto focus, exceptional 10-bit 4:2:2 imagery at just 50 Mbps, on-board 4K (3840 x 2160) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording with a wide choice of recording systems, plus Slow & Quick Motion for over-and undercranking, dual XQD card slots and more.

10am-12n with Breakfast
RSVP: events@rule.com

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:00am

Hands-on with the New VariCam 35

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Join Panasonic's Gregger Jones for an up-close look at the new VariCam 35, with unprecedented flexibility allowing you to move easily between the worlds of cinema, TV episodics, sports, and documentaries. This new VariCam with super 35mm MOS image sensor, 14+ stops of latitude, variable frame rate from 1 to 120 fps in 4K, records simultaneous 4K/2K/Proxy, with Apple ProRes 4:4:4:4 & ProRes HQ built-in, AVC-Intra Codecs, 2-piece modular design (docks to recording module) and more.

10am-12n with Breakfast
RSVP: events@rule.com

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10:00am

TV WRITERS SYMPOSIUM

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TELEVISION WRITERS SYMPOSIUM
In association with the Woods Hole Film Festival and the Woods Hole Inn in Woods Hole MA
By application only – limited space

A vivid introduction to the inner workings of dramatic network television, this two-day SYMPOSIUM will dissect all the pieces of success in hour-long drama writing.

Contact Person: 
Judy Laster
Posted Email: 
info@woodsholefilmfestival.org
Start Date: 
Friday, February 20, 2015 6:00pm

Audio for Film and Video Seminar with Sennheiser's David Missall

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Cost: 
Free

In this fast paced seminar, David Missall from Sennheiser Corporation will teach you techniques to get the best sound for your production on location, with the right microphone at the right time.

Posted Email: 
rsvp@talamas.com
Start Date: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:00am

SMPTE Presents: A Tale of Two New Varicams

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Panasonic's Michael Bergeron and Gregger Jones intro the new VariCam 35 and HS, developed with market feedback to meet the needs of today’s digital cinematographers, and including unique features such as dual recording, in-camera color grading, and much more.

6:30-9:30pm

Free. No Tickets Required.
www.smpte-ne.org

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00pm

LEARNING LAB: Meet the New GoPro HERO4’s

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Join us for a special live webinar with GoPro Headquarters, and an in-person demo with Ken MacDonald and Myles Dechert, our GoPro tech reps, for a look at the most advanced GoPros yet – the Hero4 Black + Silver Editions.

RSVP: events@rule.com. Free.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:00am

ASMP Presents: An Evening with Tom Dowler of Long Haul Films

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Join the ASMP for a special event focusing on photographers interested in exploring the use of video and multimedia. Tom Dowler of Long Haul Films will discuss how he got started working with photography and video, sharing his inspirations and offering insight into the practical side of the business.

6-9pm

REGISTER: www.asmpne.org

ASMP Members $20/Door, $10 Pre-registered

Non-Members $20/Door or $15 Pre-registered

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:00pm

CMA Boston Voiceovers in Animation

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Cost: 
Members: Free Non-Members $15.00

Come and join us for a fun interactive voiceover workshop and a viewing of the Sprout TV animated series, Astroblast! co-produced by Soup2Nuts and Scholastic. The event will be lead by Astroblast! voice over actress, Gigi Abraham.

Soup2Nuts

Soup2Nuts is an award winning digital animation studio dedicated to the production of comedy-driven animated series, shorts and branding. Best known for smart humor, and unique animated styles, Soup2Nuts has created animated programming for major television and cable networks for more than fifteen years.

Gigi Abraham

Start Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:30pm

Presentation on the latest product offerings from Vitec hosted by Talamas Boston

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Cost: 
Free

Join Talamas Boston on Tuesday, October 14th at 10 AM for a presentation on the latest product offerings from Vitec including the Litepanels Astra 1x1 and Sola Series and the Sachtler Ace. The primary focus of the presentation will be the new Litepanels Astra 1X1 Bi-Color Panel fixture, with surface mounted LED's, offering up to 4X brightness and more visually accurate color rendering compared to conventional LED panel lights.

Posted Email: 
rsvp@talamas.com
Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00am

MoVI M5 + M10 Practitioner's Workshop

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Cost: 
Free

Cost: $299/student Back-To-School Special
Space is limited to 9 students.
To register, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/RBCWorkshop

Join instructor Dylan Law and his team for our next comprehensive, hands-on MoVI Workshop with the Freefly M5, M10, M15, controller and the Tero remote-control car.

You'll learn practical on-set applications by setting-up specific shots with certain cameras and accessories that allow you to capture a distinct style for your footage.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:00am

The Next Generation in LED Lighting

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Cost: 
Free

Litepanels’ Bob Jones highlights the features of the new ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color panel, designed with premium quality, high CRI, surface mount LEDs paired with custom-designed optics that deliver superior color reproduction and a light output up to four times brighter than traditional LED panels. Also available, the Hilio D12 (Daylight Balanced) panel with a raw, narrow beam for high-intensity long throws which can be harnessed and shaped to light an exterior, wash a set with soft light, or illuminate a cyc wall or green screen.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:00am

SmallHD DP7s: Customize, Edit & Grade On Location

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Cost: 
Free

RBC's Adam Van Voorhis shares the latest in field monitor technology with SmallHD's DP7 on-camera monitors. Adam will provide a LUT 101 overview, and explain how to load a custom 3D LUT, edit and grade on location, output to your client, then export and apply changes to your footage in post. You’ll also learn how to work with LUTs in Resolve 11 and more.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:00am

Illumination Experience Tour with Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C.

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The Illumination Experience Tour delivers an intense educational experience about the fundamentals of cinematography. Taught by Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C.—Director of Photography for 18 Hollywood films—this full-day workshop will teach you powerful principles and techniques you can immediately use in your filmmaking projects.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:30am

New England Industry Day Event for Talent

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Cost: 
179

Get powerhouse training while networking and connecting with the most active decision makers in our industry! This is an incredible opportunity to work with and get on the radar of the top movers and shakers that New England has to offer! Be seen as a working professional actor, voiceover, model, and print talent. This fast-paced event will include an introduction, group Q&A, and one-to-one audition time live and on camera.

Contact Person: 
Lau Lapides
Posted Email: 
laulaupidescompany@gmail.com
Start Date: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:00am

An Introduction to the Sony a7S

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Cost: 
Free

RBC’s Alex Enman highlights the features of the new Sony a7S, a full-frame interchangeable lens camera with 15.3 stops of dynamic range and sensitivity up to 409,600 ISO with amazing detail and color—even in low-light conditions.

MORE DETAILS:

Available to Rent at $125/day.

Interested RENTING the a7S? Rule Boston Camera is your source! Click on the link below for product details and contact us for more information by email at answers@rule.com or by phone at 800.rule.com.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:00am

The Cutting Edge Post Production Tour with SNL’s Adam Epstein

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Learn what it takes to go from an empty timeline to a high-quality, ready-for-broadcast piece using source media and project files from some of the most popular recent pieces from the SNL Film Unit. 3 Ticket Options: Full Experience 9am-8pm, Daytime: 9am-4pm, Evening: 5-8pm.
Register now with discount code: CETRULE.

LOCATION: Boston Marriott Peabody
DETAILS + TICKETS: www.cuttingedge.mzed.com

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:00am

Showroom Demo: In the Field with the Sony F5 + F55

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Cost: 
Free

Director and cinematographer, Austin de Besche, shares footage and insight on his experiences shooting with the F5; and RBC’s Jason Potz covers the latest upgrades in this tag team F5/F55 event.

Are you an F5 or F55 user? We’d love to hear from you. Join us at these regular, quarterly demos and share your footage and experiences. Email events@rule.com for details.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00pm

Close-up with the ARRI AMIRA

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Cost: 
Free

Guenter Noesner returns for a closer look at the new ARRI AMIRA, now available to rent at RBC. Guenter will review menu options, functionality and more for this versatile, doc-style camera, optimized for single-operator use and extended shoulder-mounted operation with in-camera grading, preloaded looks, 200 fps slow motion and more.

Interested in RENTING the AMIRA? Contact Rentals for more information by email at answers@rule.com or by phone at 800.rule.com.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00am

MPC Mass Media Expo at WGBH

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Join the most complete range of film and media companies in Massachusetts for the MPC’s 2nd Annual Mass Media including keynote speakers + presentations, a special feature film presentation of THE FINEST HOURS, and opening remarks from Mayor Marty Walsh.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:00am

Computer Game Design for Kids

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In this three session class, students will learn to use SCRATCH software to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games. They will be able to share those creations online. The class is for students ages 9 to 14 who want to learn basic game design.

They will work in the SCATV computer classroom on Apple computers. Instructor Seth Alter is the head of Subaltern Games, a five-person indie game development team in Cambridge that makes educational games. He has experience teaching middle school students and youth since 2005.

Contact Person: 
Erica Jones
Posted Email: 
programming@scatvsomerville.org
Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 3:00pm

CCTV Free Mini-Class Extravaganza!

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Cost: 
Free

On Sunday, September 7, CCTV will host a free Mini-Class Extravaganza from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The educational evening will be filled with fun classes that are free for all Cambridge residents and CCTV members. This is an opportunity you don't want to miss!

Participants will be able to sign up for the event and take any two of the following classes: "Social Media Strategy Basics", "Prepping Your Pictures for the Web", "Sources for Non-Copyrighted Material", and "Pandora: Making Your Own Radio Station". Each class is an hour long and will be offered twice.

Details about the classes:

Contact Person: 
Allison
Posted Email: 
allison@cctvcambridge.org
Start Date: 
Sunday, September 7, 2014 6:00pm

Arri Amira Workshop at Talamas

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Cost: 
FREE

Join us on the evening of September 16th at 6:30pm for an in depth presentation on the capabilities and features of the ARRI Amira presented by ARRI Product Specialist Guenter Noesner.

Contact Person: 
Crystal Margolis
Posted Email: 
rsvp@talamas.com
Start Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:30pm

STOP MOTION ANIMATION

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Cost: 
Cost: $100 for members, $150 for non-members*

STOP MOTION ANIMATION

About: Students will learn the basics of stop motion animation, including how to use the camera, animation applications, and how to build their own characters and sets. Students will make a one minute animation to be screened in the last class. Activities include armature building, character design, set design and construction, story telling, and stop motion techniques.

Instructor: Isabella Leao Deslandes has studied animation at the Art Institute of Boston. She spent the summer interning at SCATV to perfect her editing technique.

Contact Person: 
Erica Jones
Posted Email: 
programming@scatvsomerville.org
Start Date: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:00pm

TV Studio Production at SCATV

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Cost: 
Varies

Do you live in Somerville?
Want to make a show--music, sketch comedy, public forums?
Want to learn something completely new?
Maybe you don't live in Somerville but are looking for professional development at an affordable cost?

Contact Person: 
erica jones
Start Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:00pm

On Camera & The Working Actor

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Cost: 
109

Top Hollywood and International Casting Director, Nancy Bishop will be joining us for the August 7th Intensive Class!

For one night only, get a chance to work with the great Nancy Bishop who cast nearly 100 international film and TV projects, from her base in Prague. She has cast for major feature films including and Mission Impossible IV, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Prince Caspian, and Bourne Identity. Recent credits include Child 44 produced by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Hardy, and Gary Oldman, and Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton.

Contact Person: 
Lau Lapides
Start Date: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 6:30pm

NEW INTRO TO ACTING CLASS & AGENT AUDITION

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Cost: 
ONLY $359! (Regular price $595)

New 4 week class now being offered at discounted price. Register now!
Intro to Acting for TV & Film

Recommended Ages 11 and up; ONLY $359! (Regular price $595) Starts WEDNESDAY August 13th at 6:30 pm, four two hour sessions).
After your four weeks, you will be prepared and qualified to audition for our next visiting talent agent from NY, Barbara Coleman from Innovative Artists on Sept 6th!

Posted Email: 
info@jrpnewengland.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:30pm

Meisner, Movement & the Body

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Cost: 
$120

Meisner, Movement and the Body
Now One Night Only

Held at the Boston Playwrights Theatre on Wednesday, 7/23 from 7-10pm, this course:
-Teaches participants to be present even when nerves affect them,
-To develop deeper body awareness and physical expression,
-To create characters unlike their day-to-day selves that are fully convincing.
-To enter movement dialogues that are fun, wildly creative, and performance enhancing!
$60. Email meisnerclasses@gmail.com.

**The course uses techniques from Authentic Movement, the Lucid Body, Le Coq and the Meisner Technique.

Contact Person: 
Lyralen Kaye
Posted Email: 
meisnerclasses@gmail.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:00pm

Meisner and Film: An Introduction

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Cost: 
$120

Meisner & Film: An Introduction to the Technique
Held at the Boston Playwrights Theatre on 2 Wednesday nights ( 7/30 & 8/6) from 7-10-pm this class:

-Teaches actors to use their own moment-to-moment physical truth to stay present
-Provides an introduction to the Meisner technique so they learn the foundation of Meisner connection and listening
-And on night two, pulls it together in cold readings for film (that they can later view on-line)!

$120. Email meisnerclasses@gmail.com.

Contact Person: 
Lyralen Kaye
Posted Email: 
meisnerclasses@gmail.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:00pm