IFP Phoenix Industry Night at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival!

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Community News, Events, Featured, Member News, Networking Events, News

Join us  at the Fox Movie Channel Friday Night Party on March 27, 2015, for a FREE night of networking with fellow filmmakers and local professionals.  Over 1400 people attended in 2014, and this year will be better than ever!

IFP Phoenix holds Industry Night at the Phoenix Film Festival every year and this year will be no exception. Except it will be exceptional! We’ll have live music, a cash bar, and food available. Not to mention over twenty of the valley’s best local industry vendors. This is more than a party. It’s a community coming together. It’s a chance for artists to meet other artists. A chance to see what peers in the local industry have been up to. (if you want to show others what you’ve been up to, get a booth!) Come celebrate your industry, meet some new people, and get reinvigorated for the next year. 

 

IFP/PHX presents INDUSTRY NIGHT at the Fox Movie Channel Friday Night Party

Where: The 2015 Phoenix Film Festival’s Party Pavilion

When: Friday, March 27, 2015

Time: 5pm – 1am!

Cost: FREE 

If you’re interested in getting a booth for industry night, you can find more information here!

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Filmmaker Fusion – Developing Your Style

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 in Featured, Filmmaker Fusion, Member News, Networking Events

**PLEASE NOTE BELOW THE ROOM NUMBER AND BUILDING HAS CHANGED FOR FEBRUARY**

Coming Wednesday, February 18th!  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.

February 18th, 2015 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  November brings the topic “Developing Your Style” and will feature local experts discussing how they’ve crafted their own personal style. Find out answers to questions like:

“How do you find your personal style as a filmmaker?”

“When making a series, how do you ensure you maintain your tone and style?”

“How do I take my influences and put my own spin on it?”

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 February Panelists

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

Event Details

When: Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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 (Room HES-101)  Click here for the campus map. *NOTE ROOM LOCATION HAS CHANGED*

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Filmmaker Fusion – Making Festivals Work for You

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 in Filmmaker Fusion, Member News, Networking Events

Coming Wednesday, January, 21st!  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.

January 21st, 2015 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  November brings the topic “Making Festivals Work for You” and will feature local experts discussing how beneficial film festivals can be, whether you have a film in it or not. Find out answers to questions like:

“How can I leverage a festival run to build an audience for my movie?”

“What can a festival offer me if my film isn’t in it?”

“What should be my goal when attending a festival with my film in it?”

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 January Panelists

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

Event Details

When: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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 (Room Sl-116)  Click here for the campus map. *NOTE ROOM LOCATION HAS CHANGED*

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Shane Hurlbut, ASC workshop tour review: Mesa, AZ September 16, 2014

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 in Member News

Shane Hurlbut, ASC workshop tour review: Mesa, AZ September 16, 2014

http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2014/09/illumination-experience-tour/

http://illumination.mzed.com/reserve-now

I have been following Shane’s blog for a few years now and saw that he was conducting a seminar series “the illumination experience tour” and it was coming through Phoenix AZ. I thought about it for a while, as it’s $300+ for a one day seminar. Would it be worth it? I didn’t know, but I went to his blog again and looked at all the information he puts out for free to the filmmaking community and I thought if nothing else I would get to meet him and see what he’s about. Still $300 is $300 and I thought about it some more; one night I just decided to do it, about a week before the tour came to Phoenix I signed up.

Up at 05:30 for a 08:30 call down in Mesa, AZ; I hate being late and had some issues with crew recently about this, it wasn’t going to be me. I got to the Hilton, early, and saw the crew setting up, this was quite an extensive show. The “set” looked like a feature film was camping out in the conference room, and the place was filled with some incredible gear. The “show” is driving a 26” truck full of the latest gear around the country just for this workshop, so far things were looking good for the day.

Shane Hurlbut, ASC, does not disappoint! He is a high-energy wild-man on set, and it was an action packed day that I would have been very disappointed to miss; $300+, worth every penny. The gear he brought was top notch, and everyone got to handle all of it, this was definitely a “hands-on” seminar. A Canon C500 and Canon’s cinema zooms and primes. The Blackmagic Cinema camera with Canon’s cinema zoom as well, and one DSLR that everyone has knocking around. Seeing each of the cameras projected on the “big screen” and how they compare was very valuable for me, very interesting to have different cameras shooting the exact same scene to see how they differ.

A Fischer dolly, a smaller dolly, track and plenty of sticks for the “sets” he created in the hall. The Fischer brought back memories, the first time I really hurt my back was humping one of those damned things up a narrow flights of stairs with a couple of other grips back in NYC, total nightmare, and then after a 12 hour day we had to drag it back down again. I hate the Fisher to this day, but it’s is an amazing piece of kit and he puts it to good use. You will have to attend to see how.

The lighting gear he brought was really outstanding, the newest plasma lights, bi-color LED panels, the newest Arri lights and even “crap” from Home Depot, that he used expertly to light a set three ways with Tungsten, LED, and Home Depot lighting that anyone can afford, quite a demo. 9 carts of grip equipment with everything we needed to light a set that was a recreation of one of Shane’s films, fun.

Shane was very open about his workflow, the gear he uses (get a light meter!), and his ideas about how cinematography enhances story telling. For me, this was the best part of the day as I think the “ideas” behind lighting, framing, camera movement, are the real foundation of filmmaking; the gear is very cool, but you really can just work with a DSLR and “crap” from Home Depot to pull off a great shot, and we saw how it was done, right next to $500k worth of equipment, quite a day.

Shane’s “roadies” were top notch, and after they wrapped out the seminar, they got into the truck and were driving straight through, 18 hours, to the next gig in Texas; part of me wanted to be on the truck to do the whole three month tour, but I’m back in the office, stealing a few minutes to write this before getting back to grading a film in Resolve.

Shane, the next time you swing through Phoenix, you owe me lunch.

Thanks’ for the memorable day!

Malcolm Matusky
MalcolmProductions.com

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Filmmaker Fusion – Marketing and Publicity

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in 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 (Room SL-107)  Click here for the campus map.

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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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