Wednesday's Creative Conference: Lights! Camera! Grip Truck!

The Creative Conference is a series of panel discussions, DIY presentations, and informational workshops presented by our Educational Director and his chosen panelists. The next three mornings, March 24th through March 27th, 7 Stages theatre will host curated themes. Come out Wednesday morning to participate in an entirely FREE lineup: Field Audio 101DIY Lighting WorkshopDemo: Grip TruckOn-Set SafetyDemo: A Drone's Eye View, and DJI Ronin Camera Stabilizer Workshop.

From 10:30-11:30am, learn the basics of production sound! This seminar is designed to provide an introduction for students, producers, and anyone who wants to learn more about field audio. Even if you’re not an aspiring mixer, understanding the workflow of the sound department can help your set run smoothly! Topics will include wireless microphone fundamentals, booming techniques, wiring talent with lavaliers, and basic recorders. 
Presented by Dan Joseph and Marty Simpson from Gotham Sound

Then from 12-1pm, discover economical tricks to building your own lighting without compromising the professional look of your film. Cinematographer/writer/director Ly Bolia discusses lighting on a limited budget in this hands-on workshop.

Step inside the Grip Truck for a show-and-tell with Day 1 Production Services from 1:30-2:30, or join us inside for a meaningful conversation about the long-term impact on-set safety has on crew-members, talent and local communities.

Nolan Lunsford and Brent Bouthiller from Unmanned Imaging will present a live hexacopter demonstration and showcase footage from previous projects from 3-4pm.

Lastly, ATLFF Filmmaker-in-Residence and installation artist Micah Stansell will present a hands-on workshop on the DJI Ronin 3-axis stabilized handheld gimbal from 4:30-6pm! Learn the powerful capabilities (and flexibility) of this new gimbal camera platform and how it can transform your next production.  The workshop will give attendees a chance to set-up and operate the Ronin in a real world scenario as well as tips and strategies for capturing high production-value footage.  Limited to the first 30 people.

This is the perfect day for any student or filmmaker yearning to explore tools, secrets, and strategies! Whether you're a seasoned Conference guest or waiting for a worthy chance to check it out for the first time, Wednesday has what you're looking for.