Digifest/ StarFest for Film-makers
9-5pm Independent Filmmaker Workshop with Robert David, Fundraising Techniques & Budgeting for the Best Talent You Can Afford, Production Equipment, Audio, and, Editing. For more information contact Vernon Clark email@example.com
1-2pm Stunt Fighting Seminar (StarFest) This year at StarFest you can get a chance to really hone your film making skills with a professional seminar presented by Film Producer/Writer/Actor Mark Steven Grove. Ever want to be in an action movie? Imagine driving fast cars, fighting like a martial arts expert, falling off buildings, getting blown up, set on fire, or having elaborate gun battles. These and many other exciting things happen in the world of the professional Stunt Performer. Whether you are interested in a career or are simply an aspiring filmmaker who wants to gains some insights into action, this workshop is for you. Stunt Coordinator Mark Steven Grove will take you step by step through the process of choreographing and shooting a fight scene. Beyond the physical action, you will learn to properly set up camera angles to maximize the effect of a simulated fight. The fee for this seminar is just $20.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at Starland.com.
3-5pm WRITE NAKED! With Anne Randolph, founder of Kitchen Table Writing, for her hands-on writing workshop. Explore a fresh way to create character, conflict, story, and scene? Stretch your imagination by actually writing. Create core to your characters. Find tension that grips your reader. Bring paper and pen and your imagination. Come write, be inspired. Write Naked! (but do wear clothes!). Anne Randolph, M.F.A, founder of www.KitchenTableWriting.com inspires writers to find the courage, craft and creativity to put pizazz in you stories. She worked as director of two opera companies and the Colorado Symphony, and presents writing workshops in Denver and at conferences including the Screenwriters Conference in Santa Fe. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and has worked as Stage Director in London, Amsterdam, Italy, and New York. Her stories are published by Red Hen Press. www.AnneRandolph.com AnneRandolph@KitchenTableWriting.com
5-10pm Fan Film Festival (StarFest) We are proud to feature amateur, student, and independent films from around the world. Past festivals have featured The Call of Cthulu, Starship Farragut, and Triple Hit. Join us this year and see what is in store!
6-7pm Denver Filmmakers Showcase 1 Join us we screen serious and campy sci-fi short films by some of Denver’s most unique independent filmmakers. Movies include a faithful adaptation of the Frank Herbert short story “Cease Fire,” a movie inspired by an episode from the Twilight Zone, several movies about time travel, aliens, alternate realities, and future dystopias. Hosted by Patrick Sheridan, Executive Director of the Emerging Filmmakers Project, Denver’s longest running, locals only-independent film showcase (www.efpdenver.wordpress.com).
7pm Local Animator’s Film Reel ASIFA-Colorado recently produced a reel showing the work of many local animators. This presentation contains the work of students, local professionals and hobbyists. ASIFA-Colorado is a local chapter of the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA), a 50-year-old organization dedicated to the art of animation. This presentation is sponsored by ASIFA-Colorado, a community-minded non-profit animated film society with an international reach.
8pm Introducing the Adobe Creative Cloud Everything you need to create anything. Join Mandi Pralle from Visual Persuasion to learn more about subscription plans, new programs in CS6, and what this means for the future of sharing and delivering creative work. Q & A to follow. Presenter Bio—Mandi Pralle, MFA. Mandi has 13 years of experience in the graphic design industry and working with the Adobe Creative Suite. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in graphic design. After several years of teaching, she opened Visual Persuasion Adobe Training Center in 2009 in Denver. Her company offers small, hands-on and customized onsite training in many of the various Adobe Creative Suite applications. Web: www.vpclasses.com
9pm DigiFest Kick-off party 5 BAND CONCERT FEATURING THE MONTBELLO DRUMLINE, AetherNaut, Champion, Magic Hammer, and the A-oks with original animation, the cast and crew of Hot Lead Hard Fury and more
Midnight Animated Shorts Uncencensored in the style of a travelling, twisted animation show with material ranging over 30 years
10AM Sci-FI animated shorts Start your day off right with a custom program of rarely seen, high octane, high craft animated Sci-Fi shorts
11am Hot Lead Hard Fury: A film-making case study 1970’s Cult Genre-Fest in One Film? Yes!
If you were to combine the 1970’s film genres euro-crime, kung-fu, police action and blaxploitation in one film, what would you get? The answer: ‘Hot Lead Hard Fury’! Join the creative team of M. Van Michaels and Jesse Frazier and some of the cast and crew as they discuss everything related to this exciting Denver-based, micro-budget project soon to enter production on Super 8mm film this summer! From the influential films of the seventies that helped conceive this project to the nuts and bolts of finally filming it, Van Michaels, Frazier and their team discuss their journey. The “low-to no” budget nature of this Super 8mm project has given Van Michaels and Frazier a unique- and up-front- perspective of the rough and ready, do-it-or-die, under the radar spirit of filmmaking that produced those cult celluloid gems back in the seventies.
2pm Adobe After Effects is the industry standard software for animation and compositing. Join Chuck Ulibarri, from Visual Persuasion, to find out what’s new in After Effects CS6. Q & A to follow.
3pm Adobe Premiere Pro is the ultimate toolset for video pros. Join Chuck Ulibarri, from Visual Persuasion, to find out what’s new in Premiere CS6. Q & A to follow.
Presenter Bio—Chuck UlibarriChuck has over 25 years of experience in the video and multimedia industry. His skills include all aspects of the video production industry including; shooting, editing, writing and producing. Chuck has won over 30 national and international awards for his work in TV advertising and television programming on a local and regional basis. He’s been recognized by the United Way and The Children’s Miracle Network for producing telethons on a local level.
3pm Crowdfunding: Raising Funds for Your Creative Idea Neil Gaiman’s doing it. OUYA’s doing it…and so are thousands of videographers, musicians, designers, writers, and artists.
What are they doing? Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is “the” method for creative minds to raise capital for their businesses, projects, and ideas. Anyone can crowdfund for anything. And, the public ultimately decides which projects are funded, not the corporations, VCs, or the banks.
In this workshop, Leigh Lepore, Founder of Crowdfunding Strategy & Information, will walk through the evolution of crowdfunding, it’s impact on creativity today, and the steps for getting your ideas funded.
Whether you need $1,000 or $100,000, crowdfunding is an option.
Connect with Leigh at firstname.lastname@example.org,Facebook: www.facebook.com/crowdfundingstrategy, orGoogle+: gplus.to/CrowdfundingStrategy
4pm You Can Write a Sci Fi Script! So you have an idea for a great sci-fi short movie or feature-length film? Now what? This seminar and workshop will help you identify a few of the essential elements in story development so you can begin the journey of turning that great idea into a produceable script. Taught by local filmmaker and screenwriter Patrick Sheridan of Paddy Wagon Films
5pm Lighting up Your Costumes Try your hand at wearable electronics with Dia from SparkFun! Sew together a flexible, wire-free, solderless circuit and learn about the many ways you can use wearable electronics in your crafts and cosplay!
7pm The Acting Dead Seems everyone is making a zombie, vampire, post-apocalypse, alien invasion, or low-budget horror movie. Sure, the script is probably gonna suck, but your acting doesn’t have to! Learn the secret of walking dead, being dead, rising from the dead, being in a coma, waking from a coma, being an alien, and tripping while running away from a slow moving creature! Taught by local filmmaker Patrick Sheridan. Patrick runs the Film Acting Academy of Denver (www.denverfilmacting.com).
8pm Grindhouse Night Our fourth annual Grindhouse Night features DJ Death Fez with cast and crew of the upcoming feature ” Hot Lead Hard Fury” introducing our traditonal combination of shorts, vintage trailers and classic exploitation fare. The Films are Black Samurai, Turkey Shoot, and The Last Days of Man on Earth
8pm Bringing Back the Drive-Ins I’m Matthew Galles, and I want to bring back the Drive-In movie theatres to the Denver area. The costs of going to the movies are getting ridiculous, and I want to change that trend. I want affordable movies for everybody, so everyone can see 1st run movies with family and friends without feeling like you’re being robbed. I want to build a place where family and friends can gather again. For many of us, it’s hard enough to just get the family together to sit down to enjoy a meal together. At the Drive-In, I like to think that most of us have positive memories of our own. And for me, these are family memories — community, where friends, aunts, uncles, grandmas and grandpas, moms and dads, and cousins can all get under the open sky to enjoy a movie under the stars. The Drive-In theatre I am trying to create is going to be called “CELEBRITY DRIVE-IN” in memory of Roy & Walt Disney’s Denver-loved Celebrity Sports Center, for those who remember that place. And for me, because “Celebrity” Is Family in my eyes. Join me for this panel and share my vision for this theater. Together we can do this!
9am From the Printed Page to the Screen Adaptations of books and stories have been done since the earliest days of movies. Some are faithful, some not so much. Join us and join the discussion about bringing the written word to moving pictures. Maybe we will discover just what is it that makes one film adaptation a hit and another a miss. (Discussion will be recorded for the Time Shifters Podcast).
11am Flash Quick-Starter Adobe’s Flash software started as a way to create simple animations on the web. It has evolved significantly over the past 20 years and is now used for everything from TV shows, Hollywood blockbusters, and forensic animations to animations and games shown on iPads and Android phones. Evert Brown, long time animator and veteran of cartoons such as The Peanuts and Cathy, takes us through the process of creating a frame-by-frame animation using Adobe Flash. This presentation is sponsored by ASIFA-Colorado, a community-minded non-profit animated film society with an international reach.
12pm Mobile Moviemaking The iPhone is capable of taking breathtaking moving images. This workshop will show you some of the best apps to take footage, apply special effects and utilize post-color
grading techniques like a pro. You will also learn about extra add-ons so that you can
use lavaliere microphones and wide angle lenses. Finally, you will learn about iMovie
and editing on the go.
1pm Film Festivals: The Other Side Listen to our panel as they entrance you with horror and hero stories from being on the receiving end of innumerable festival submissions. Learn what makes a submission stand out from the crowd. See what it takes behind the scenes to put a festival together.
1.30pm Foam and Wonderflex — Creating Sci-Fi Armor Ironman, Halo, Deadspace, Doctor Who and Mass Effect – Can we do it? YES! How do we do it? FOAM! And thermoplastic! We’ll talk about two favorite materials for creating futuristic armor and share tips and techniques for getting started. Creating epic armor isn’t as scary as it seems. This one you won’t want to miss!