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2011 Workshops and Presenters Announced
As if three days of watching horror and science fiction films weren’t reason enough to attend the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival® , organizers have also lined up a series of workshops during the Festival Weekend designed to teach, entertain and inspire.
Drawing from various industry backgrounds including film production, screenwriting, journalism, music, special effects makeup, even the laws concerning filmmaking, the workshops offer something for everyone.
“The workshops have been a popular feature of the Festival in past years, and this year’s schedule of presenters is already generating buzz among Festival fans,” said Jamie Kristen, the festival’s director of logistics. The workshops are open to everyone, and are included in the price of the One, Two and All Access Passes. One-Day Passes include only workshops available for day of purchase. There are no workshops scheduled for Friday.
Here is the 2011 lineup of Festival presenters and workshops:
Sharing New Survival Tools for those of us crazy enough to go up against the famous quote: "Writers are the women of the film industry."
Presenter: Victor Miller, author, original Friday The 13th (1980), Head Writer, All My Children.
"I have been reading other people's screenplays (for free) for several years and, while I have never been accused of being an artist, I think, after 25 years in the business of turning out 5 hours of drama a week, I have become a really competent craftsperson." -Miller
This won't be lecture-recitation but participatory.
Fangoria Magazine Editors Reflect on the Past, Present and Future of Horror's #1 Magazine
Chris Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Fangoria Magazine
Kerry O’Quinn, Founder
Justin Beahm, Contributing Editor
Zerner Teaches the Law of Filmmaking
Presenter: Larry Zerner, Attorney at Law
Learn how to protect your script from being ripped off.
This session will cover:
How to register with the Copyright Office.
The ins-and-outs of copyright infringement.
What to look for in a script option agreement.
What to look for in a script purchase agreement.
Protecting the title of your work.
How to avoid being sued for libel
The ABC's of Producing a Sci-Fi Concept Short - The Story of "Project Arbiter"
Presenter: Vicki de Mey
Project Arbiter is a sci-fi espionage story about a soldier who has been tasked with infiltrating a Nazi villa in Poland during WWII to discover its mysterious operations using a prototype suit which can temporarily render its occupant invisible.
Vicki will discuss some of the key elements that went into each stage of the production including financing, scheduling, finding cast and crew, visual effects (over 200 shots) and marketing.
The Ins and Outs of the Makeup Industry - Round Table Discussion
Presenter: Michael Westmore
Learn from an Academy Award-winning Special Effects Makeup legend.
The 13 Top Ten Film Scoring Blunders
Presenter: Harry Manfredini
What would any horror or science fiction movie be without pulse-pounding music to get those goose bumps going? Find out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to scoring a film from this Hollywood veteran.
Reach for the Stars: A Practical Guide for Making Your Most Distant Dream Come True
Presenter: Kerry O'Quinn, Co-creator of Starlog, Fangoria, Cinemagic, Future Life, and Comics Scene magazines. With additional thoughts on success from those who've done it.