Friend of Film, Video and Arts
Friends of Film, Video and Arts follows the Cooperative Model and spirit in how we function.We pay to be members. We have a voice in how things are run. We volunteer our time to run the organization, keeping it fun and relevant. We work together on FoFVA productions that benefit members and the larger community. And we’re a hospitable bunch.
Our Next Event
March 2014 MEETING
It's Time to regroup for Friends of Film, Video & Arts!!
Our Program next meeting: Sunday, March 16, 2014:
Networking & Social
(Non-members:$5 donation or bring a pot luck dish; members free)
PRESENTERS: Friends of Film, Video & Arts
Friends of Film, Video & Arts
Sunday, March 16, 2014
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:30p-6:00p wrap-up and close
Real to Reel Productions LLC
428 Louisiana Blvd. Southeast (South of Zuni)
Free to current members
Non-Members $10 at the door
For more info: email@example.com (505.321.6806)
Download Membership Form (PDF) (dues are $50/year, a bargain!)
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For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org (505.803.2153)
Friends of Film, Video and Arts is a program under the Digital Filmmaking Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Friends of Film, Video and Arts currently meets every third Sunday from August through June each year.
A great opportunity to meet others working in the film industry, find solutions to creative blocks, gain experience in new areas, work on film projects, create a film team and screen member’s short films. Friends of Film, Video and Arts follows the Cooperative Model and spirit in how we function. We pay to be members. We have a voice in how things are run. We volunteer our time to run the organization, keeping it fun and relevant. We work together on FoFVA productions that benefit members and the larger community. And we’re a hospitable bunch.
Friends of Film 2013-2014 Program Schedule
September 15, 2013: Networking and 2013-2014 Program Planning
October 20, 2013: Networking
November 17, 2013: Panel Discussion: "Pitch Perfect: How to Sell it!"
December 8, 2013: Networking Social
January 19, 2014: Networking & Social
February 16, 2014: Documentary Panel Discussion -“Tips, Tricks & Techniques”
March 16, 2014: Networking & Social
April 20, 2014: Networking & Social
May 18, 2014: Panel Discussion To Be Announced
June 8, 2014: Panel Discussion: "How to Have Fun on a 48 Hour Film Project"
August 17, 2014: Pot Luck - Networking & Social
Member dues are collected before each program for those who wish to join.
For more info regarding locations and programs: email@example.com (505.321.6806)
Our gatherings are every third Sunday of the month at Location to be Announced
These gatherings are free for members and only a $10 suggested donation for guests/potential members.
Member dues are collected before each program for those who wish to join.
"How to Upload Content to the Internet"
John Maio, will teach you how to upload user generated content (UGC) to sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Blip, Facebook,
and Metacafe. These sites are designed for broad streaming and have the ability to further format so that content can
play on different display media - from desktop to iPhone. John will also discuss wrappers, codecs, file types, bandwidth,
frame rates, video and audio formats to obtain the optimal audience experience. He’ll even cover some of the tools to
consider using to achieve the best results.
"Crowd Funding Can Work For You!"
Nina Knapp, an Albuquerque filmmaker, and Angie Beauchamp, Lightning Web Marketing present:It's more than just
setting up your campaign on any one of several crowd funding sites. Crowd funding CAN work for you,
but in order to be successful, it is essential to invest time in marketing to attract donors. So, besides offering
suggestions/tips on setting up a dynamic site, we will discuss how to build email lists, social media contacts and
community in advance of launching your funding project, so that you have a group of people who already feel involved and
connected to you and your project. Then we will look at how to use persuasive marketing techniques like scarcity, social proof,
implied celebrity endorsements, bonuses, and more to get people to actually pull out their credit cards at launch time.
How to make a Million Dollar
Sheryl Brown of Real to Reel Productions, shared options of various film competitions that you can easily enter and
hopefully win some $$$$. Additional guests were on hand who have entered competitions and shared their insights.
The State of Editing
Chris Paul of POV Productions gave a brief history on editing up through current trends and recent changes
in software for MAC and PC operating systems.
101 Ways to make a funny film, or how to make a film funny, from script to edit
filmmakers who have made us laugh, including Jessi Badami and Randy Nargi of Bogwood films, and
Matt Page of RiffRaff New Media. Plus lots of fun participation encouraged from everyone in the room.
101 things learned from Webisode workshop productions
Led by Chris Paul with Sheryl Brown and all those involved in production since December 2010. We will screen productions and
review what they've learned and talk about next steps
Creating Content for Digital Media –New Opportunities for Filmmakers
Carolyn Handler Miller is the author of Digital Storytelling:
A Creator's Guide to Interactive Entertainment and one of the pioneering writers of digital media.
She moved into this field after a successful career as a Hollywood screenwriter.
Introducing filmmakers to the latest trends in creating content for digital technology and discuss where and how
filmmakers can apply their skills to this rapidly expanding arena. While focusing primarily on what is going on
around the Internet, Carolyn will also explore new developments in video games and mobile apps and take a
look at the quickly growing and exciting field of transmedia storytelling (a form of narrative where a single story
is told and interconnected across many forms of media).
What are the latest trends in digital media and what kinds of opportunities does this field present to people
with filmmaking experience? And what should they be aware of and what should they be prepared for?
What new techniques must be employed to work in digital media content creation and what special
considerations must the filmmaker keep in mind?
4th Annual Laugh Out Loud Film Festival 2011
Friends of Film, Video & Arts wishes to thank everyone who participated, volunteered, attended and any one else not mentioned.
Thank You for a fun Laugh Out Loud Film Festival! (see pictures)
Pitch Package 101
The basics of putting together a pitch package for your television series or film project.
Using an animated television series as an example, we looked at what goes into putting together a pitch package, including
the demo reel and the pitch bible.
101 things to know about Set Design, from building sets to Art Direction
Set dressing and props - or all things art department: from pre-production, through location scout, tech scout, on set,
and then clean-up. Presenters: Steve Brown and Christina Bouajila will be creating a set at Mike Millers studio
101 Things to Know About Storytelling
The Art of Storytelling in Documentaries and through narrative. We will be screening the directors cut video on the Art of Storytelling
produced by Friends of Film, Video & Arts with on air guests including Michael Kamins, Arcie Chapa & Chris Schueler . . . additional
guests will be on hand who can speak to the subject
Season Wrap Party 2011!
For members and others who make films and support the film community!
We celebrated together with a Season Wrap Party. PLUS participated in the inaugural run of the all-new all-fun
Mystery Shadow Theater!
101 Ways to Produce and Distribute your Webisode
Presenters include writer/director of “Date Doctor's" series, Hannah Macpherson, Bekkah Wiggins, and Ultimatum Pictures.
101 Ways to Avoid Getting Sued in Films
Chad Mathis (entertainment attorney) and Cara Cress (Entertainment Insurance Agent) presenters.
Music Licensing 101
Basics of using music in film/TV and what is required of you as a film maker/production company to keep track of.
We took a look at what Performing Rights and what a “PRO” is and their role in all this, as well as Mechanical Licenses
and who administers them to the very important Synchronization Rights and License. And yes, we took a test at the
end of the program…just kidding!
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