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Five Events in the "A" Week of May 30 - June 4


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May 31


Raindance Film Festival presents Filmmakers’ Networking: Boozin’ and Schmoozin’ Online


Want to meet indie filmmakers and film lovers around the world?

*ONLINE ACCESS ONLY*

About Boozin’ N Schmoozin’

Want to meet indie filmmakers and film lovers around the world? Looking to find a team to work on your next project, volunteer your services for some set time, or chat about movies with someone who can tell the difference between Fight Club and Dallas Buyers Club? Come to Raindance’s Boozin’ N Schmoozin’ – the monthly filmmakers networking event for people who love and make films!

During the evening, attendees will have an opportunity to address the virtual room with requests and offerings. For example, “I am a writer/director looking for a producer to work with on my new script,” or “I am a DoP looking for new projects to work on,” etc.

Next date: Bank Holiday Monday 31st May from 7.30 pm

Get your cocktails ready and join us on Zoom

Virtual doors open at 7.:30pm. The presentation starts at 8 pm.

The Zoom link will be sent the day of.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

June 1

Atlanta Film Society Presents The Screenwriting Series w/ Kathi Berardi|Online Course

The Screenwriting Series is an online course for writers who are new to screenwriting. The series, taught by Kathy Berardi, an independent writer-producer and UCLA MFA Screenwriting alum, embraces the philosophy of learning by doing. The 4-week Hollywood-style class helps students get into a collaborative mindset to learn the art of storytelling and technical essentials required for professional screenplays. Beyond receiving instruction and step-by-step how-to advice in each webinar, students will be motivated and encouraged to jump right into writing by collaborating with the instructor and each other with creative brainstorms, process and content critiques, and online discussion.

Please note that live stream webinars for this course are held every week during June, beginning the first week. The instructor will make the students aware of the weekly live streams schedule when the class confirmation email is sent the last week of May; recorded webinars will be made available afterward for anyone who cannot attend real-time. Contact the instructor at 678.644.4122 or kathyaberardi@gmail.com directly for any questions.


The SCREENWRITING Series includes the following:

• WEEK 1: Before Page One – Cracking Your Premise and Plot

• WEEK 2: Define Your Characters

• WEEK 3: The Craft of Writing a Screenplay

• WEEK 4: What Do I Do Once I Finish My Screenplay?

Click here for more information.


Starting On June 1 | Tuesday’s

Atlanta Voiceover Studio Presents Learn Adobe Audition w/ James Younger

The idea of losing a VO opportunity due to inadequate audio is a major nightmare that can SO easily be avoided.

Our Learn #AdobeAudition class w/ Audio Engineer: James Younger, will equip you with the knowledge you need to send the best auditions you can, and confidence in your home studio tech.


Just SOME of what we cover is: Microphones, mic technique, interfaces, de-noising, de-clicking, home studio #soundproofing, connecting hardware to software, levels, shortcuts, #equalization, compression, measuring for #audiobooks/ACX, and MORE.

BONUS: you have LIFETIME access to the class because it’s recorded EACH NIGHT + receive a packet that will help guide you throughout the course and beyond.

This is the most comprehensive Adobe Audition course you’ll find for the price. Get more bang for your buck with LEARN ADOBE AUDITION w/ James Younger.

Click here for more information.


June 4

Catapult Acting Presents Virtual Audition Gauntlet| Adults w/ Carrie Hunt & Dexter Masland

WHAT IS THE AUDITION GAUNTLET?

AUDITION GAUNTLET is a three-day VIRTUAL intensive providing actors with in-depth training and the opportunity to “audition” for three different industry pros…back to back to back! The first day features a mindset and performance discussion with Catapult coaches Carrie Anne Hunt and Dexter Masland. Day Two will consist of focused script work, character development, and audition preparation. On Day Three, each actor will rotate between three Zoom “Rooms”, executing their scenes for THREE Top Industry Pros in three different Zoom Rooms, getting feedback/direction in every room!

For this workshop, actors will need to prepare a 1.5-2 page script, preferably with only two characters, that best showcases their acting ability. We will include a link to our scene database in the confirmation email. It is important to note that if you select a scene with more than two pages please make the necessary edits to cut it down to the appropriate length. We also advise scenes with minimal-to-no graphic content and language. The goal should be to find a scene that not only highlights your type and talent but also excites you to make bold, fun choices!

THIS THREE DAY WORKSHOP WILL COVER


– Memorization Techniques

– What do agents look for?

– What do casting directors look for?

– Keys to “owning the room”

– How to let go!

– Embrace your authenticity


INSTRUCTORS: Carrie Anne Hunt + Dexter Masland

Industry PROS: Jaron Matthews + Cheryl Louden-Kubin

DATES: June 4 - 6

AGES: 17+

TIMES: 4TH: 7:00-9:00 PM | 5TH: 3-6PM | 6TH: 12-4:30PM

LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom

INVESTMENT: $299

Capacity: 16

Prerequisites: None

THE BREAKDOWN

DAY 1 | MINDSET AND PERFORMANCE PREP

– Two of Catapult’s top coaches provide valuable insight on how to best prepare your scene and role!


DAY 2 | SCENE PREP

– Practice! Practice! Practice!

– Actors continue working with coaches to find bold choices and moments of spontaneity!

DAY 3 | MOCK AUDITIONS

– Actors execute mock auditions with three different industry pros in three rooms back to back to back!!

– Q & A session with feedback from the industry pros
!


Click here for more information.

June 5

GPP/ATLFS Presents The Virtual PA Academy Spring 2021


The PA Academy was postponed until further notice due to Covid-19.

However, the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters, and the Basic Crafts announced that they approved and adopted the Covid-19 Testing and Protocols developed with AMPTP to allow production to safely resume using the Safe Way Forward as the guiding document.

Based on that decision, The PA Academy will restart too, but using a different format. While production work can safely resume, the in-person Bootcamp-style format does not meet CDC safety requirements.

The PA Academy is now an ON-LINE ONLY weekend workshop, with the same high level of training and instruction. Happening over 2 - 8 hour days, this workshop will be smaller, and more intimate than usual for more individualized attention.

Start your career or improve upon your current skills in the industry with advanced knowledge. The PA Academy shows you what it takes to succeed while preparing you for your first day on set or your transition from a day player to a core crew member. Whether you want to work as an office PA, set PA, or production assistant in another department, The PA Academy teaches you everything you need to know to feel confident in your ability to do the job. But this workshop isn’t just for PAs. It’s for anyone looking to break into the business from camera to G&E and wardrobe to craft service. All the same protocol, terminology, and hiring practices exist no matter where you start your career.


Training includes but is not limited to:

  • Production terminology and paperwork

  • Film crew titles, job descriptions, and hierarchy

  • Department duties and responsibilities

  • Office and set etiquette - Do's and Don’ts

  • How a typical day proceeds - from commercials and music videos to features and television

  • Locking up the set, distribution, and petty cash

  • Walkie protocol, terminology, and sign out

  • Supporting your AD teamKits and gear

  • Covid protocols

We share resume tips, what key crew members look for when they hire PAs, and how to interview. We discuss best networking practices, and where to find the experience as well as paid work. We'll explore the many entry-level PA positions available, the paths to different careers, and how your individual experience can influence your unique path to a career you may not even know exists.

All students who finish the two-day workshop will be included in a secret FB page that only these students and Producer Linda Burns can access for networking, job opportunities, internships, and mentorship. This workshop serves as a fundraiser for the Atlanta Film Society and Georgia Production Partnership, supporting education and outreach, and film tax incentive lobbying efforts.

Click here for more information.


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