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Film School

Our film school seminar consists of six hour long sessions, each covering a different technical topic of filmmaking. Come to as many or as few as you like.

Sessions taught by Hunter Cressall, Jeffrey J Ello, Aron Siegel

Location: Cairo

Friday
1:00 PM Film School: Sound, More Sound, and How to Sound Good What equipment is needed to capture sound, how do you create unforgettable sound effects? How to fix what’s gone wrong? ADR. Foley.
Saturday
1:00 PM Film School: Low Budget Substitutes for standard equipment Learn about nice but inexpensive dollies, booms, jibs, and steady camera systems, and THEN what to use when you can’t even afford THOSE.
4:00 PM Film School: Intro to Digital SLR Photography for Filmmaking Digital SLR cameras bring true photographer’s tools to filmmaking; This class will teach you the what, how, and why of this new tech.
Sunday
1:00 PM Film School: CG Special FX, How It’s Done This class shows filmmakers how Computer Graphics and Live Action are married to create stunning images.

4:00 PM Film School: HD Cameras What can the new cameras do? Which is “best”? Which is worth the money? How do you use them? We will explain it all.

Monday
11:30 AM Film School: Post Production You’ve finished principle photography; Now what? Picture lock, post audio, music/score, editing, CGI.

Individual Panels

Friday
1:00 PM Film Festival Opening Hear what to expect from the Film Festival & Track (events, guests, short film/feature screenings). This is your starting place for 4 days of film.

The Learning Center

2:30 PM How to Make a Low Budget Genre Film Our experienced directors, producers, and technical wiz-kids cover the basics of starting out in genre filmmaking.

Panelists: Hunter Cressall, Rob Fitz, Matt Green, Lloyd Kaufman, Tom Savini, Aron Siegel

Cairo

4:00 PM The Art of Special Effects Big explosions. Rockets in space. Flying superheroes. Unbelievable monsters. How’s it done? Our filmmakers will give you the low down.

Cairo

4:00 PM The Art and Skill of Film Animaiton Our experienced animators will discuss the art of digital, cell, and stop-motion animation and their own projects

The Learning Center

10:00 PM Steampunk in Film Our Steampunk filmmakers and author discuss making a film in this genre, and the state of Steampunk in cinema.

Panelists: Hunter Cressall, Cherie Priest, Kevin Eslinger, Nick Baumann

The Learning Center

Saturday
10:00 AM Filmmaker Meet and Greet Bring your trailers and stories as you meet your colleagues, promote your work, and make contacts.

Cairo

11:30 AM Directing Independent Films The director of multiple indie genre films and skilled makeup and physical effects coordinator discusses his career and how to make a film.

Panelist: Matt Green

Cairo

2:30 PM An Hour With Tom Savini The actor, FX artist, and horror icon speaks about his past works and future projects.

Panelists: Tom Savini

Cairo

5:30 PM The Best Sci-Fi & Horror You’ve Never Seen Our panel of experts dig up some of the best genre films you’ve never heard of. These are films you’ll love, but have beenhidden away.

Panelists: Dr. Bob Blackwood, John L. Flynn, Chris Gore, Matthew M. Foster

Cairo

5:30 PM The Adventures of Our Foreign Filmmakers The 2010 Fest has films from Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Panama, Iran, and more. Our travelers willspeak about their filmmaking.

The Learning Center

Sunday
10:00 AM Troma Master Class The man behind Troma passes on his insights into low budget filmmaking

Panelist: Lloyd Kaufman

Cairo; (2.5 Hrs)

2:30 PM Low Budget Animation Want to make cartoons… but money and helpers are scarce? Learn the ins and outs of low budget animation

Panelist: Mike Salva

Cairo

8:30 PM The Best Short Films of the Last 20 Years We take a look at some of the best short films of the last twenty films, and leave enough time to argue which are truly the best.

The Learning Center

Monday
10:00 AM Film Festival: Filmmaker Discussion Our group discussion of short filmmaking covering painful production and festival war stories, and how to get your film into a fest. Open to all.

Regency V

1:00 PM Film Festival Awards Ceremony The Presentation of the 2010 Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival awards

Regency V

4:00 PM Film Festival Closing: What’s Next for our Filmmakers and Wrap-up What went right? Wrong? Just weird? We will discuss what is next for the fest and our filmmakers and leave time for the traditional end-of-fest beer.

The Learning Center


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