2012 White Sands International Film Festival - Workshop Registration
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Performing Your LIfe
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Rio Grande Theater, 10:30am (approx. 90 minutes)
Presented by: Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey’s hilarious and empowering presentation PERFORMING YOUR LIFE inspires the viewer to discover the artist within. He has performed his lecture at Pepperdine University; SXSW in Austin, Texas; and Scottsdale Center for the Arts in Arizona. Part one-man show, part seminar, part question and answer and endlessly entertaining, Jeffrey’s workshop breaks down the performance process through introspection and practical lessons. Jeffrey’s career as a Master Teacher of actors has given him insight into human behavior that translates to helping all people. He draws from his own experiences within his long career to advise his audience. Jeffrey’s captivating lecture is a performance in itself as he helps his audience realize and dismiss some of their great fears that hold them back from their artistic potential. Cost: $45; $25 students. $35 early bird price through July 31 or until sold out - whichever comes first
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Black Box Theater, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
A panel discussion featuring Stephen Griffin, David Spence, Mark Medoff, Cesar Alejandro, Rod McCall
Moderated by Ross Marks
Filmmakers at every level have realized that survival and success in today's climate is based directly upon the ability to take control of their projects. This panel is packed with real world discussions, solutions and case studies, which reflect the reality of independent filmmaking today. Join us for an intimate discussion of unbridled truth, inspirational success stories and chances to connect one-on-one with working filmmakers. This panel is a unique collective of filmmakers, and film lovers, but encompasses a broad range of individuals who appreciate and understand artist-driven filmmaking. The filmmakers on this panel look to empower other filmmakers to tell their own stories, in their own voices and suggest a support system in which independent and low-budget work can be appreciated. Cost: $25; $15 students
100 Years of Moviemaking in New Mexico
Friday, August 24, 2012
Cineport 10, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Presented by Jeff Berg and Rod McCall
New Mexico has a rich and varied history of film making. Since 1898, when Thomas Edison shot (or arranged to shoot) the first known piece of motion picture film at the Isleta Pueblo Day School, (which will be part of the program) through today, nearly 500 feature films and television shows have been shot within our state borders. Nearly every community in New Mexico can boast at least one film that has been made within its city limits or nearby.
With that in mind and to add a unique historical view to the states centennial year in 2012, filmmaker and CMI faculty member Rod McCall and film historian and freelance film writer, Jeff Berg will present an all new set of clips from made in New Mexico movies. Please note--this will be a premiere and not a repeat of any of the earlier showings. This show will begin with a clip from the 1930 Western comedy, Way Out West, and carry through to present day.
The program will run 90-100 minutes, and feature live narration by McCall and Berg, who will offer bits of information on each movie, such as shooting location, tidbits of trivia and New Mexico history, and a blend of humor and information that encourages audience participation. The film clips vary in length from 2-6 minutes, and quality, since many of these movies are very hard to find and some have only recently been 'rediscovered'.
You'll also visit every corner of the state from Farmington to Carlsbad and from Clayton to Lordsburg. You'll also learn about the three major periods of filmmaking in New Mexico, the late 40's and 50's, the late 60's and early 70's, and present day, which is now threatened by elected officials.
There will not be a pop quiz afterward....Cost: $25; $15 students
Screenwriting: The Hero's Journey
Friday, August 24, 2012
Black Box Theater, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Presented by: Mark Medoff
This workshop will cover basic screenplay structure from the point of view of main character development and the necessary pitfalls, pratfalls, and visits to various perilous places in the traditional and untraditional hero's journey. Cost: $25; $15 students