WIFVNE Mentorship Event: BTS with Producers + Directors

Join Women in Film and Video-New England for a panel discussion focusing on the vast world of production. These Producers and Directors form a talented group of women with a wide range of experience working on all aspects of production — from creative planning and directing to production logistics and management — they are behind the scenes, in the field, and on set with travel that takes them or their crews all over the country and around the world.

You’ll hear about the work they do from the creative elements of writing, developing, and directing content to all aspects of production including scheduling and hiring, budgeting, shooting, directing, and, at times — editing through to post-production.

They manage companies, people, and projects for a variety of platforms including film, television, radio, digital and event content for advertising and brand campaigns, sports, commercial, corporate, and documentary content.

Moderated by WIFVNE President, Alecia Orsini, the panelists (see below) will share their personal experiences on education, mentorships, how they got their start in the industry, how their experiences shaped where they are today, challenging moments, and what they value most about the work they do.

Click here for more details + to register! $5 WIFVNE Members • $10 General Admission • ALL ARE WELCOME!

MODERATOR:

Alecia Orsini, WIFVNE President and CEO at Good Natured Dog Productions

PANELISTS:

Joan Cassin, Freelance Director / Producer for Commercial Video Production + Television Production at www.joancassin.com

Kristen Kearns, COO / Executive Producer at ELEMENT

Nikki McMorrow, Director / Creative Director at (add)ventures

Jackie Mow, Director / Producer at Rock Salt Creative

Catharine Uyenoyama, Production Manager, Producer, Principal at DGA Productions

Anya Adamsky, Production Manager, Producer, and Social Media Manager at DGA Productions 

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POSITION FILLED – Seeking Dynamic, Production-Savvy Rental Agent

This position has been filled. Thanks to all who applied!

Rule Boston Camera is looking for a dynamic, production-savvy person to join our rental team — perfect candidates should be comfortable talking with our clients about the latest cutting-edge cinematography equipment.

Our rental agents form long-term relationships with our clients who are actively producing some of the best content here in New England and around the world.

If production and camera technology are your passions, please send a resume and letter of interest to General Manager, Brian Malcolm – malcolm@rule.com.

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Now Renting the RED EPIC-W Helium 8K

Now renting, the RED EPIC-W Helium 8K with these key features:

  • HELIUM 35.4 Megapixel CMOS
  • 8K 2.4:1 resolution up to 30 fps
  • 16.5+ stops of dynamic range
  • 275 MB/s data speeds
  • REDCODE RAW + Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD

Click here for Rentals or call us at 800-rule-com for details.

SMPTE-NE: The Role of the DIT with Steve Sherrick

Join SMPTE-NE for an evening with Producer, Editor, and DIT, Steve Sherrick, who will guide us through the role of the Digital Imaging Technician (DIT), from past history through its current transformation.

Over the past decade, the motion picture and television industry has seen a tremendous technological transformation. The majority of movies produced in 2017 are now captured digitally, which is the opposite of what was happening 10-15 years ago when most movies were shot on film.

The technological changes resulting from digital capture have been felt in every corner of the industry, and perhaps no role on set has been more at the forefront of this transformation than that of the Digital Imaging Technician, or DIT, for short.

In this SMPTE-NE presentation, Steve Sherrick, will guide us from the launch of the RED ONE 4K camera in 2007 through the current production landscape to see how this once, often-misunderstood job title plays a critical role in assuring that the image captured on set is faithful to the vision of the cinematographer and director. 

Click here to RSVP. This event is FREE. Doors open at 6:30pm with Refreshments. Presentation starts at 7:00pm.

ABOUT STEVE SHERRICK:

Steve Sherrick has been working in the motion picture and broadcast television industry for over 20 years. As a Producer, Editor, and Digital Imaging Technician, Steve has worked on a wide variety of projects — from small corporate videos to Hollywood feature films. He currently splits his time between Digital Imaging Technician and running his own production company, Sherrick Creative, LLC, which focuses on content that improves the world around us. He is also the husband of a talented artist and educator and has two amazing kids.

BAVUG’s NAB Recap at AVID Headquarters

Avid’s theme for NAB this year is “The Sky’s The Limit.” Get a first-hand look at some of their key announcements and new features at BAVUG’s NAB Recap meeting at Avid Headquarters in Burlington.

Registration is strongly encouraged to help calculate food/refreshments for everyone. All registrants will be eligible for the raffle. One lucky registrant will win a copy of Avid Media Composer!

Free registration for BAVUG meetings closes at 12pm the day of the event. After that, only paid registrations are available until 6pm.

Raffle prizes for this meeting are provided by Avid, Boris FX, iZotope, NewBlueFX and Rule Boston Camera.

**Doors open for check-in at 6pm** Enjoy refreshments, networking and socializing until the presentations start at 7pm.

Register here. 

IMAGINE Magazine 200th Issue & 19th Birthday Celebration

Help usher in the 200th edition of IMAGINE plus celebrate IMAGINE’s 19th Birthday with an evening of networking, great music, fun, fabulous food and spirited libations at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9th, 6 – 9pm
WHERE: At Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen in Boston
WHO: FEATURING The Legendary James Montgomery & His Band +1, Don Packer, on SAX

Photos from this event will be in the 200th edition!

*Click here for more information 

PA Workshop

Starting out in the industry? Learning the ropes as a Production Assistant is where many get their start in the business. The Mass Production Coalition will be holding a PA workshop to prepare young industry members entering the workforce. This workshop teaches the skills to be a valuable Production Assistant on feature film and commercial productions in an immersive 1-day training program. Through hands-on training sessions and presentations, attendees gain knowledge to be a successful PA ready to work on set. The workshop is for new PA’s starting out as well as those already in the field- to hone their skill set, gain career insights, and make valuable connections.

Saturday, April 8th 9:30am-3:00pm at Red Sky Studios

*info and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pa-workshop-tickets-32892040980

Emerson College “It’s All True” Documentary Showcase

“It’s All True” is Emerson College’s Documentary Film Festival that features outstanding documentary work by Emerson students. Filmmaker Ross McElwee will kick off this year’s festival with a screening of his film “Bright Leaves” Wednesday, April 5th, and will host the student showcase the following evening. Both events will be held at 7pm in the Bright Family Screening Room.

*Click here for all the details

These events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Audio Basics with Women in Film & Video New England

Join WIFVNE with RBC Integration Engineer and audio guru, Skoty Rea, for a session on audio basics. Skoty will cover the basics of wireless lavalier microphone systems, including the gear you need, how it fits into your workflow, along with mic’ing techniques and etiquette.

All skill levels welcomed. The event is free with RSVP but space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Click here to RSVP for this event via Women in Film.

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton, and download/print/add this RBC PARKING PASS to your dashboard. Thanks.

Massachusetts Production Coalition Winter Meeting

Join your community of film and media professionals for a special Winter Meeting at WGBH Boston.

SCHEDULE
6:00 – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 – 9:00 pm Presentations

PRESENTATIONS TBA SOON!

*Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-mpc-meeting-tickets-31761092282

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

Parking: Free parking is available in the garage at WGBH. Validate your ticket at the security desk when leaving.

Directions: wgbh.org/about/directions