WORKSHOPS & PANELS

FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS

hands-on media making opportunities with the masters of the craft with a focus on cinematography, directing for design, sound, acting and editing.  

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

engaging conversations with powerful voices tackling issues of industry equity, youth media as a civil right and navigating the festival circuit. 

IMMERSIVE EVENTS

literally enter the story to experience what the filmmakers did when making official selections, and work with the newest tools of the trade. 

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LEARN BY DOING

01 WORKSHOP (CINEMATOGRAPHY):
“Mastering Storytelling Techniques” with Barry Braverman
-Master Cinematographer, Author “Video Shooter”

This hands-on workshop will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn from a master cinematographer and shoot new content that can be used in other workshops during the Festival. Cameras and supports will be provided by Festival organizers, and Barry will guide all attendees through an intimate process of shot-by-shot visual story construction.

This workshop is limited to 25 attendees.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 18 (215-415pm)
Location: University of the Arts, Rm TBD
Capacity: 25 Attendees
Cost:
$19.99 per person (or FREE with All-Access Festival Badge)

02 WORKSHOP (DIRECTING):
“Directing for Design” with Mariya Pyter
-Writer, Director, Producer, Actor; Founder of Magic Hour Productions (LA)

This hands-on workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to be part of an ensemble film team and produce a scene/sequence. Cameras and supports will be provided by Festival organizers, and Ms. Pyter will guide attendees through myriad design challenges a film team faces while in production.

This workshop is limited to 25 attendees.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 18 (430-630pm)
Location: University of the Arts, Rm TBD
Capacity: 25 Attendees
Cost:
$19.99 per person (or FREE with All-Access Festival Badge)

03 WORKSHOP (AUDITION STRATEGIES):
“Be and Do, Don’t Tell and Show!” with Josh Cooke
-Actor (stage, television and film), Writer, Musician

This hands-on workshop will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn from a wildly successful actor about what it means to instinctively bring the characters to life in an audition by “being and doing”. Working with real “sides” from current multi-camera and single camera shows, Mr. Cooke will help attendees get a feel for the professional audition process and tape a a scene.

This exclusive workshop is limited:
10 “participants”, but up to 100 “observers”
Date & Time: Sunday, June 19 (1230-230pm)
Location: University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad Street, 11th Floor
Capacity: 10 Participants, 25 Observers SIGN UP HERE
Cost:
$19.99 per person (or FREE with All-Access Festival Badge)

04 WORKSHOP (AUDIO):
“See With Your Ears” (Audio Design for Video)
Jennifer Zaylea and other UArts Audio Engineers

This hands-on workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of three-dimensional sound as it pertains to audio for video, musical score composition and foley recording for special effects. Recording equipment will be provided by Festival organizers, and the UArts staff will guide attendees through the creation of multiple recordings for integration into an active film project.

This workshop is limited to 25 attendees.
Date & Time: Sunday, June 19 (430-630pm)
Location: University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad St., 11th Floor
Capacity: 25 Attendees SIGN UP HERE
Cost:
$19.99 per person (or FREE with All-Access Festival Badge)

01 PANEL DISCUSSION: INDUSTRY EQUITY
“Talent Knows No Gender or Race”

Join us as voices from across a wide spectrum of the industry come together to explore ways equity can and will be achieved in the era of new media.

  • Mariya Pyter– Director, Writer, Founder- Magic Hour Productions (LA)
  • Sosena Solomon- Filmmaker, Professor- Temple University
  • Derrick Savage- Educator, Filmmaker- AFIDrexel University
  • Jos Duncan- Filmmaker, Producer- PWIFT (Phila Women in Film & TV)
  • Susan Poulton- Chief Digital Officer, The Franklin Institute

Date & Time: Saturday, June 18 (215-415pm)
Location: University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad St, 8th Floor, Connolly Auditorium
Capacity: 100 Attendees SIGN UP HERE
Cost:
$10 per person (or FREE with All-Access Festival Badge)

02 PANEL DISCUSSION: THE POWER OF YOUTH MEDIA
“The Future is NOW!”– Access to Media Creation Tools as a Civil Right
Join us for a conversation centered on the importance of increasing access to media creation tools and instruction for youth, and how this power can help create a more equitable society.
  • Tom Oliva- Educator, Founder- All American High School Film Festival (NY)
  • Derrick Savage- Educator, Filmmaker- AFIDrexel University
  • Susan Poulton- Chief Digital Officer, The Franklin Institute
  • Douglas Herman- Educator, Photographer, Founder-Rough Cut Productions
Date & Time: Saturday, June 18 (430-630pm)
Location: University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad St, 8th Floor, Connolly Auditorium
Capacity: 100 Attendees SIGN UP HERE
Cost:
$10 per person (or FREE with All-Access Festival Badge)

03 PANEL DISCUSSION: MAKING A FEATURE
“Yes You Can!” Creative Approaches to Independent Filmmaking

Join us for a in-depth look at strategies for making a feature without a budget or indefinite time. The film “Stomping Ground”, which was filmed in 24 hours, will be used as a case study in how to approach pre-production, production and post.

  • Mariya PyterDirector, Writer, Founder- Magic Hour Productions (LA)
  • David Greenberg- Writer/Director “Stomping Ground”
  • Andrew Karasik- Producer, Director- 30th St. Entertainment, Inc (NY, PA)

Date & Time: Sunday, June 19 (215-415pm)
Location: University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad St, 8th Floor, Connolly Auditorium
Capacity: 100 Attendees SIGN UP HERE
Cost:
$10 per person (or FREE with All-Access Festival Badge)


04 PANEL DISCUSSION: DEALING WITH DISTRIBUTION
“You Made a Film, So Now What?”– Navigating Film Festival Circuit

Hit the Festival Circuit, get discovered on YouTube, build your own independent film company? Join us for a Q&A regarding what to do once you’ve completed your film.
  • Mariya PyterDirector, Writer, Founder- Magic Hour Productions (LA)
  • Tyler Gunderson- USCfilm, Post Production- YouTube Space LA
  • Susan Poulton- Chief Digital Officer, The Franklin Institute

Date & Time: Sunday, June 19 (430-630pm)
Location: University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad St, 8th Floor, Connolly Auditorium
Capacity: 100 Attendees SIGN UP HERE
Cost:
$10 per person (or FREE with All-Access Festival Badge)