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STOP MOTION ANIMATION

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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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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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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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$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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$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

CineDrive in Motion

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Join RBC’s Scott Pierce for a look at the Kessler CineDrive system, allowing users multi-axis control and flexibility whether shooting live-action, time-lapse, or stop-motion in the studio or on location.

Interested in RENTING the CineDrive? Email answers@rule.com or call 800.rule.com.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:00am

MoVI in Motion: M5 and M10 Workshop

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Cost: 
$399 per student

MoVI in Motion: M5 and M10 Workshop
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 9am-5pm
Cost: $399 per student. Limited to 9 students

Join instructor Dylan Law and his team for a comprehensive, hands-on workshop with the MoVI M5 and M10 camera stabilizer systems from Freefly. This intensive, one-day session will be limited to 9 students working in small groups as they learn to build, shoot, balance and fly the M5 and M10 3-axis camera gimbals with the RED EPIC and Canon 5D for hands-on training with this "game changing" production tool.

THIS ONE DAY MoVI WORKSHOP WILL INCLUDE:

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Saturday, July 12, 2014 9:00am

The Latest in LED Lighting from Zylight

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Zylight’s Charlie Collias highlights their latest LED lighting instrument, the ultra compact F8 LED Fresnel. Come see what makes the F8, the Z90, and IS3c LED lights the most unique instruments available for production use.

Interested in BUYING or RENTING the Zylight F8? Rule Boston Camera is your source! Click on the links below for product details and contact us for more information by email or phone at 800.rule.com.
RENT the F8. BUY the F8.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 10:00am

TV Host Techniques at Somerville Community Access Television

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$20/40

TV HOST TECHNIQUES

Learn how great TV hosts create interesting and informative shows, keep the conversation dynamic, and make their guests feel relaxed. You will learn the importance of pre-production interviews and research, and how to prepare questions that will help you control the flow of your show. Instructor Joe Lynch, has hosted his talk show “Greater Somerville” for five years. His guests have included local celebrities, elected officials, and community leaders.

Instructor: Joe Lynch
Prerequisite: None

One sessions: Monday, August 4, 9; 7:00 – 9:30pm

Contact Person: 
Erica Jones
Posted Email: 
programming@scatvsomerville.org
Start Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014 7:00pm

MOTION GRAPHICS Class at SCATV

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$60/$90

This three-session class will introduce you to Motion, an Apple software program for graphics. Learn to create professional titles, 3D graphics, and animation that will integrate smoothly into your Final Cut Pro timeline. Instructor Miguel Rivas has worked professionally with Motion for fourteen years.

Instructor: Miguel Rivas
3 sessions, Mondays, August 4, 11, 18; 7:00-9:00pm.

$60 members / $90 non-members
Motion Graphics for Members $60

Contact Person: 
Erica Jones
Posted Email: 
programming@scatvsomerville.org
Start Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014 7:00pm

FORMATTING Your Script: Screenwriting Essentials with Austin Roberts

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Free

Screenplays require strict formatting standards. This 90-minute class takes a close look at the craft of formatting a movie script with real examples showing how it is done. Instructor Austin Roberts will also touch on the process of writing, and what it means to be a screenwriter.

This session is open to ages 16 and older, and registration is required at: http://bit.ly/formatting16july

Contact Person: 
Joseph Cadieux
Posted Email: 
whpl@westhartford.org
Start Date: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:00pm

BlueCat Screenplay Workshop - Brooklyn

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Full Registration: $225 (Limit 7 Writers), Regular Registration: $45

The BlueCat Screenwriting Workshop Comes to Brooklyn!

Saturday, July 19th, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/workshops/brooklyn-screenwriting-workshop/

Full Registration: $225 (Limit 7 Writers)
Regular Registration: $45

CONTACT: gordy@bluecatscreenplay.com

Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance award-winning writer/director (LOVE LIZA, A COAT OF SNOW) and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, is leading a screenwriting workshop in Brooklyn on Saturday, July 19th, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Person: 
Gordy Hoffman
Posted Email: 
gordy@bluecatscreenplay.com
Start Date: 
Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:00am

Showroom Demo: Sony F5 + F55 Updates

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Jason Potz covers the latest 4.1 features for the F5/F55 plus some hardware updates (false color in the viewfinder) and new accessories (2/3" lens adapter).

Wednesday June 25, 12n-1pm

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00pm

Intro to the MoVI M5 Camera Stabilizer System

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Dylan Law introduces the MoVI M5, developed by Freefly using the same advanced stabilization technology as the MōVI M10 in order to provide big-budget caliber camera moves to a wider range of productions. Dylan will cover key features of the M5, plus comparisons between the M5 and the M10 along with a quick summary of RBC’s upcoming intensive hands-on MoVI Workshop in July!

Interested in RENTING the M5 or M10? Email answers@rule.com or call 800.rule.com.

Interested in BUYING the M5 or M10? Email rulesales@rule.com or call 800.rule.com.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:00am

An Introduction to the Panasonic LUMIX GH4 4K Camera

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Join Alex Enman for a GH4 analysis and learn how this tiny camera shoots stills, 4K, and high speeds up to 96fps along with some very high bit rates. Alex will walk you through the size, imager, recording capabilities, settings, and more.

Interested in RENTING the GH4? Email answers@rule.com or call 800.rule.com.

Interested in BUYING the GH4? Email rulesales@rule.com or call 800.rule.com.

Click here for “Panasonic GH4: First Tests” on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/96846791

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:00am

Boston Straeon Open Hearted Open House

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FREE

Ignite the fire within and join Boston Straeon at our Open House Saturday, June 7th at 12:00PM.

Contact Person: 
Tiffany Crosby
Posted Email: 
Boston.Straeon@gmail.com
Start Date: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 12:00pm

VIDEO WITH A DSLR CAMERA Workshop

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$20/$40

VIDEO WITH A DSLR CAMERA

DSLR Cameras open many new creative avenues for filmmakers to achieve a distinctive “look” for their productions. This course will cover all of the important practical functions like achieving shallow depth-of-field, working with different lenses, and recording audio on a separate device. We will be using a Canon T4i as a demonstration camera.

Instructor: Gordon Nelson
Prerequisite: None

One Session:

Saturday, June 14, 11:00am – 1:00pm

$20 members / $40 Non-members

Contact Person: 
Gordon Neslson
Posted Email: 
programming@scatvsomerville.org
Start Date: 
Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:00am

The Meisner Technique: Level 1

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$250, $225 if you mention NEFilm.com and pay by 6/15

Another Country’s Upcoming Level 1 Meisner Class
with Lyralen Kaye
New Price and New Curriculum!

Contact Person: 
Lyralen Kaye
Posted Email: 
meisnerclasses@gmail.com
Start Date: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:00pm

LGBT and Queer Film & TV

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$30.00 to support public access

Huge strides in LGBT and queer representation and production have been made in recent years, but these are built on a history of struggle against stereotypes and homophobia. This workshop will give an overview of LGBT characterization in mainstream film and TV, and will then focus on LGBT productions. Through screenings and discussions, we will stress the importance of informed media representation. Workshop is 3 hours from 6PM - 9PM on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Contact Person: 
Allison
Posted Email: 
allison@cctvcambridge.org
Start Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:00pm

Women in Journalism: CCTV Class

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Cost: 
$30.00 to support public access

For decades, the news industry was dominated by men. Barbara Walters, whose groundbreaking career paved the way for women in news, is retiring from the industry after more than 50 years. Breaking barrier after barrier, Walters paved the way for other other women in the field, including Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Connie Chung and Oprah Winfrey. In this fascinating seminar, learn more about the women’s movement in journalism as we take a look back a few decades. Then deconstruct contemporary newscasts and the role women play in modern-day news.

Contact Person: 
Allison
Posted Email: 
allison@cctvcambridge.org
Start Date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00pm

Doubleheader Learning Lab/Pub Night: nextLAB On-Set Mobile Production Solutions

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Cost: 
Free

Calling All Producers, DPs, DITs, Editors and Colorists...

Join FotoKem's Mike Broderson for an overview of nextLAB's unique on-set, mobile production solutions, and learn how to streamline and consolidate on-set workflows with efficiency and speed. RSVP to either daytime or evening sessions below. Both events are free.

DAYTIME: Learning Lab with Bagels + Coffee from 10am to 12n

Click here to RSVP to the LEARNING LAB session.

OR

EVENING: Pub Night with Pizza + Beer from 6pm to 9pm

Click here to RSVP to the PUB NIGHT session.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:00pm

The Latest in LED Lighting from Zylight

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Cost: 
Free

Fresh from NAB 2014, Zylight’s Charlie Collias highlights their latest LED lighting instrument, the ultra compact F8 LED Fresnel. Come see what makes the F8, the Z90, and IS3c LED lights the most unique instruments available for production use.

Interested in BUYING or RENTING the Zylight F8? Rule Boston Camera is your source! Click on the links below for product details and contact us for more information by email or phone at 800.rule.com.
RENT the F8. BUY the F8.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:00am

ASMP Studio Spotlight

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Join the American Society of Media Photographers’ Studio Spotlight on Jason Lindsey. As a former art director, Jason understands the intricate relationship between art and commerce. As an experienced photojournalist, Jason crafts the narrative of the brand. As a Photographer and Director, he uses this experience to tell honest, inviting stories. Where others stage a shoot, Jason creates the backdrop for the story. He provides the simple direction that allows that story to unfold, capturing real moments and emotions that pull viewers into the image.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:00pm

Vincent Laforet's Directing Motion Tour 2014

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Full Experience Ticket, 9am-9pm at $295:
• Daytime Movement & Direction Workshop
• Evening Applied Theory Seminar
• HD DVD Download from Daytime Workshop
• Free Pass to NAB 2015

Daytime Movement & Direction Workshop ONLY, 9am-4pm at $219
Evening Applied Theory Seminar ONLY, 6-9pm at $79

Special Crew Seats: Be one of the first 30 people to sign-up in Boston, and receive guaranteed seating up front. You'll also be part of the "filmmaking demo" crew, and get an opportunity to win a private lunchtime portfolio review with Vincent.

Register with DMTRULE for $10 off.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:00am

An Introduction to the ARRI AMIRA

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Free

Join Guenter Noesner for an introduction to the new AMIRA, ARRI’s versatile, documentary-style camera combining exceptional image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows. With an ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use and extended shoulder-mounted operation, the AMIRA is hardy enough to take anywhere and features in-camera grading with preloaded looks based on 3D LUTs, as well as 200 fps slow motion.

Interested in RENTING the AMIRA? We expect it to be available later this Spring. Contact Rentals for more information by email or phone at 800.rule.com.

Posted Email: 
events@rule.com
Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:00am

Talamas & Band Pro showcase the latest from this year’s NAB show

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FREE with RSVP http://www.talamas.com/blog/may-2014-join-band-pro-they-showcase-latest-year-s-nab-show#registration

Join Talamas and John Fishburn of BandPro on May 5th from 1pm to 4pm for a hands on look at Leica Summicron lenses, the MTF Lens Adaptor, and other offerings from BandPro like the Gravity One from Flow Cine, Fill Lite LED, and Aadyntech LED lighting.

You'll also have the chance to see the Leica Summicron Lenses projected!

RSVP here: http://www.talamas.com/blog/may-2014-join-band-pro-they-showcase-latest-year-s-nab-show#registration

Contact Person: 
Crystal Margolis
Posted Email: 
cmargolis@talamas.com
Start Date: 
Monday, May 5, 2014 1:00pm

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PUPPETEER

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$15.00

Puppetry is a centuries-old art form that connects Mr. Punch and Miss Piggy to Petrushka and Pinocchio. How does a contemporary puppet artist combine ancient traditions with new innovations? Come find out in this fun and interactive workshop!

Start Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:30pm

Portable Production Class at SCATV

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$30 tuition members; $50 non-members

Students will learn camera operation, audio techniques, and the basics of lighting in the field. The group will brainstorm project ideas and will be encouraged to work together to shoot field footage. Members will have one month after the instruction sessions to take out a camera and shoot a certification tape that demonstrates camera and audio competency. Upon completion of the certification tape, the member becomes “camera certified” and may reserve the cameras for Channel 3 programs.

Instructor: Gordon Nelson
Meets for three sessions Sign up by May 8.

Contact Person: 
Gordon Nelson
Posted Email: 
membership@scatvsomerville.org
Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:00pm

Acting for the Camera class at SCATV

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$60 members/ $80 non-members

Acting for the Camera: Wednesday May 7, 14, 21, & 28

Contact Person: 
Wendy Blom
Posted Email: 
director@scatvsomerville.org
Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:00pm