Panels

 

Friday
10:00 AM Pro Photogaphy for not-so-pro Filmmaker How to get high end results: framing, blocking, f-stops, and more.
Panelists: Hunter Cressall, Jeffrey J Ello.
Rm: Cairo.
11:30 AM Basics of Directing Want to learn the basics or get some pointers? Our experienced directors will lay out the proper way to direct a film.
Panelists: Matt Green, Anthony J McHie, Kenneth L. Feinberg
Rm: Cairo.
1:00 PM 2011 Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival Opening. Here is where 4 days of great film begin. Learn what’s in store, what you can’t miss, and see the short chosen to represent Dragon*Con.
Rm: Learning Center
1:00 PM Smoke & Mirrors: How to Edit Your Digital Movie to Look Like Film Digital movies look so…digital. Learn how to make it look like a true film.
Panelists: Jessica Imoto Harney, William Kely McClung
Rm: Cairo.
2:30 PM How to Make a Movie A-Z Part I: Pre-Production The first of a 3 part series (4pm for 3 days) taking you through all the steps to make a movie.
Panelists: Hunter Cressall, Jeffrey J Ello.
Rm: Cairo.
4:00 PM Basics of Producing To make a film, you need to know about producing: film preparation, location scouting and permissions, funding, gathering resources, & more.
Panelists: William Kely McClung, Anthony J McHie, Kenneth L. Feinberg(M)
Rm: Cairo
5:30 PM The Greatest Short Films of All Time We’ll take a look at shorts films in categories and determine which come out on top. Will it be Troops? The Music Box? La jetée? Come find out.
Rm: Learning Center
10:00 PM What’s New From Troma Come see what’s exciting from Troma Entertainment, and maybe what is coming next.
Panelist: Lloyd Kaufman
Rm: International South
Saturday
10:00 AM Filmmaker Meet and Greet Bring your trailers and stories as you meet your colleagues, promote your work, and make contacts. Open to all.
Rm: Cairo
11:30 AM Set, Prop, and Creature Creation for Film Should you build it or make it with CG and how to combine the physical with the generated.
Panelists: Hunter Cressall, Jeffrey J Ello
Rm: Cairo
1:00 PM Special Effects Makeup in Film & TV: Making Aliens, Zombies, and Bloody Goodness Our Special makeup effects experts will discuss how to create the strangest creature—or one almost human—in both low budget and big budget (like Star Trek) films.
Panelists: Matt Green, Andrew Clement
Rm: Cairo
2:30 PM How to Make a Movie A-Z Part 2: Production Continuing our series, Part 2 will cover actually shooting a movie (be prepared to participate).
Panelists: Hunter Cressall, Jeffrey J Ello
Rm: Cairo
2:30 PM From Page to Screen Our guests have had their short stories/novels transformed into films. How did that work out? Does the art survive?
Panelists: Gary Raisor, Mike Resnick
Rm: Cairo
4:00 PM Low-Budget Filmmaking: Doing a Lot With a Little You don’t need a large budget to make a film. Our filmmakers will show you the tricks of the trade.
Panelists: Matt Green, William Kely McClung, Anthony J McHie, Kenneth L. Feinberg
Rm: Cairo
Sunday
10:00 AM DSLR’s and Gear for the Independent Filmmaker A look at general DSLR tech and gear: camera jibs, sliders, etc. and how to do it all cheap.
Panelists: Hunter Cressall, Jeffrey J Ello
Rm: Cairo
11:30 AM Fight Scene: Choreographing and Filming a Stunt Fight Action films never look right without the punches, kicks, & all the happy violence looking good. We’ll show you how to make those punches count.
Panelists: Jessica Imoto Harney, William Kely McClung, Trevor Garner
Rm: Cairo
11:30 AM Ralph Bakshi, Film Maker We’ll look at the iconic filmmaker’s career and he’ll let us know what he considers the high lights.
Panelists: Ralph Bakshi
Rm: Centennial I
1:00 PM The Art and Skill of Film Animaiton–How, What, and Why? Our festival filmmakers will discuss their animated creations, and how they brought cells, clay, computer graphics, and puppets to life.
Panelists: Voltaire
Rm: Cairo
2:30 PM How to Make a Movie A-Z Part 3: Post-Production In our final panel of the series, principle photography is finished; Now what? Picture lock, post audio, music/score, editing, CGI.
Panelists: Hunter Cressall, Jeffrey J Ello
Rm: Cairo
2:30 PM How Science Fiction Cinema is Made Our science fiction filmmakers will discuss their short films: How they made them, what they mean, and why science fiction.
Rm: Learning Center
4:00 PM Unsung Science Fiction Movies Our film experts and fanatics will be discussing the great SF films that never quite made it to the big time, and why you need to seek them out.
Panelists: Dr. Bob Blackwood, John L. Flynn, Robert J. Sawyer, Matthew M. Foster
Rm: Cairo
8:30 PM Puppets Will Kill Us All: Puppets in Genre Storytelling It didn’t end with Yoda. Our expert puppeteers will discuss the past, present, and future of puppets in genre storytelling, and their own work.
Panelists: Mary Robinette Kowal, Andrew Clement
Rm: Learning Center
Monday
11:30 AM Basics of Editing Nothing makes a film more than the editing. Films are often written in editing. Our experienced editors will give you the basics.
Panelists: Jessica Imoto Harney, William Kely McClung
Rm: Cairo
2:30 PM Audio for Independent Filmmakers What equipment is needed to capture sound, how do you create unforgettable sound effects? How to fix what’s gone wrong? ADR. Foley.
Panelists: Hunter Cressall, Jeffrey J Ello, Aron Siegel, Whit Norris
Rm: Cairo

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