Filmmaker Fusion – Marketing and Publicity

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Featured, Filmmaker Fusion, Member News

Coming Wednesday, October 15th!  What is Filmmaker Fusion?  Filmmaker networking with a purpose!  Making professional contacts, referring and recommending fellow filmmakers, meeting new people and learning about a hot topic from a panel of industry professionals.  The third Wednesday of the month, most months.

FILMMAKER FUSION FINDS A NEW HOME!  Filmmaker Fusion will now be taking place at Scottsdale Community College.  We are very excited to be working with the school and their students.  The event is open to the public, as always.

October 15th, 2014 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  October brings the topic “Marketing and Public Relations” and will feature local experts discussing how to best gain attention for your film. Come find out answers to important questions such as:

“What are some things I can do to draw attention to my film with no budget?”

“How can I take the design of my marketing materials to the next level?”

“What are some mistakes filmmakers keep making with presenting their film?”

Bring your questions and talk to our panelists!  AND…bring your business cards for networking with others in the local filmmaking industry and a door prize. Although you DO NOT need to be an IFP Member to attend any Filmmaker Fusion events, if you are an IFP Member, bring your IFP Membership card for a chance to win a special prize!

Confirmed October Panelists

Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!

Event Details

When: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Who: Directors, Writers, Producers, DP’s, Editors, Actors…  Anyone interested in filmmaking!

Cost: FREE event – Open to the Public

Where: Scottsdale Community College (Specific Room TBA)

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Free Seminar on Lighting Coming September 27th!!

Posted on Sep 6, 2014 in Featured, IFP/PHX, Seminars and Workshops

IFP Educational Seminars Presents:

A Filmmakers’ Introduction to Lighting Your Story

Most filmmakers learned how to change a lightbulb before they learned how to make their first film. However, for some of us filmmakers, this remains the only understanding of proper lighting we have. This hands-on IFP Phoenix seminar will give you a thorough technical understanding and the level of confidence you need to manipulate lighting on a film set so as to not leave your audience “in the dark” about your story.

  • Designed for all levels of lighting experience, we will cover◦
  • The different types of lights and their characteristics◦
  • How the proper lighting can help you tell your story
  • Different ways of rigging lights
  • How to effectively control your lighting
  • Basic effects and movement tricks
  • Hard vs. soft lighting
  • …and why someone is always yelling “striking!”.

 Come prepared to listen and then get out of your chair to put the lesson into immediate practice. Like we said, this is a hands-on event!

Details

Date: Saturday September 27th

Time: 1-4pm PST

Where: Scottsdale Community College, Film School Hub (FSH) Building (map here)

Cost: This seminar is free to all attendees.

Presented by:

D. Hipps, owner of Get A Grip Rentals located in Mesa, AZ. D has over 17 years of experience in both working and teaching in the industry.

Member Prize:

 At the end of the seminar, one lucky IFP member will win a free one day rental of an 5D mark III and a 3 light kit!!

 Be sure to bring your member card to be eligible for the selection.

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Filmmaker Fusion – September Cancelled

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Filmmaker Fusion, Member News

Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, Filmmaker Fusion will not be taking place in September.  We are as sad as you about it.  Fret not!  We will be back October 15th with a new venue and a new topic!

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Filmmaker Fusion – The Producers

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Filmmaker Fusion, Member News

Coming Wednesday, August 20th!  What is Filmmaker Fusion?  Filmmaker networking with a purpose!  Making professional contacts, referring and recommending fellow filmmakers, meeting new people and learning about a hot topic from a panel of industry professionals.  The third Wednesday of the month, most months.

August 20th, 2014 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  August brings the topic “The Producers” and will feature a panel of local producers discussing how to successfully put together a project. Come find out answers to important questions such as:

“How do you maximize your low/no budget?”

“What are some mistakes indie filmmakers make during pre-production?”

“How do you find the perfect crew?”

Bring your questions and talk to our panelists!  AND…bring your business cards for networking with others in the local filmmaking industry and a door prize. Although you DO NOT need to be an IFP Member to attend any Filmmaker Fusion events, if you are an IFP Member, bring your IFP Membership card for a chance to win a special prize!

Confirmed August Panelists

Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!

Event Details

When: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Who: Directors, Writers, Producers, DP’s, Editors, Actors…  Anyone interested in filmmaking!

Cost: FREE event – Open to the Public

Where: University of Advancing Technology, Room 136 (enter back of building by security) (2625 W Baseline Road, Tempe AZ 85283)

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Mystery Box Challenge is Underway!!

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Featured, Filmmaker Challenges, IFP/PHX

What is Mystery Box?

It’s a fun challenge that allows all the registered teams to participate.  It kicks off in September, and teams have 3 weeks to make a short film based on some pretty fun requirements.

How does it work?

When a team registers, they submit 2 lines of dialogue along with all their particulars.Then, at the kick off, each team will draw a number, in order of registration.  The number will correspond with 2 randomly paired lines from their fellow teams AND a  prop.  Each team will choose one line and use these items to make a short film!

Want More Details?

Head on over here for them!

Registration for this challenge is CLOSED, but we’d love to see you at the screening.

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Filmmaker Fusion – Shooting a Pilot

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 in Filmmaker Fusion, Member News

Coming Wednesday, July 16th!  What is Filmmaker Fusion?  Filmmaker networking with a purpose!  Making professional contacts, referring and recommending fellow filmmakers, meeting new people and learning about a hot topic from a panel of industry professionals.  The third Wednesday of the month, most months.

July 16th, 2014 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  July brings the topic “Shooting A Pilot – Building a Series” and will feature a panel of local artists discussing how to create a pilot for the web or television and leverage that into a full series. Come find out answers to important questions such as:

“How do I organize a series?”

“What makes a pilot exciting?”

“Who do I market my pilot to?”

Bring your questions and talk to our panelists!  AND…bring your business cards for networking with others in the local filmmaking industry and a door prize. Although you DO NOT need to be an IFP Member to attend any Filmmaker Fusion events, if you are an IFP Member, bring your IFP Membership card for a chance to win a special prize!

Confirmed July Panelists

Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!

Event Details

When: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Who: Directors, Writers, Producers, DP’s, Editors, Actors…  Anyone interested in filmmaking!

Cost: FREE event – Open to the Public

Where: University of Advancing Technology, Room 136 (enter back of building by security) (2625 W Baseline Road, Tempe AZ 85283)

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