November 21st BOSCPUG Featuring Alan Bell, A.C.E. (THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE)
Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
LAST BOSCPUG OF 2013!
Producers, Editors, Filmmakers: Get out of your production offices and editing suites to network, swap stories and business cards, discover talent and crew for your next project - and interact with members of Boston's Production and Post community.
Meetings are open to public and ALL beginning through advanced Digital Story Tellers are welcome
SCHEDULED AGENDA :
**NOTE: Filmmaker Noam Kroll is rescheduling his visit to join us at our Thursday, January 30th, 2014 BOSCPUG - Stay Tuned!
- A Conversation with Alan Edward Bell, A.C.E. (THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE)
A Don't Miss! We welcome Alan Edward Bell, A.C.E. who joins us for a special conversation on his work and career. Bring your questions with you for Alan to engage with you!
ABOUT ALAN EDWARD BELL, A.C.E.
Film editor Alan Edward Bell A.C.E., is best known for his work on Little Manhattan, (500) Days of Summer, Water For Elephants, The Amazing Spiderman, and the soon to be released “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Alan’s resume spans over twenty four years of post-production experience and includes a long list of credits in editorial as well as visual effects. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children and 16 chickens.
- "Filmmaking in New Hampshire: ONLY DAUGHTER"
$20,000, 10 days, 25 locations and a handful of cast and crew in the rural world of New Hampshire.
With all heart. All joy.
We welcome director Aaron J. Wiederspahn and other cast and crew for a conversation on filmmaking in New Hampshire and show & tell on ONLY DAUGHTER, winner of "New Hampshire Film of the Year" at the 13th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival. Joining the conversation will be NHFF Co-Founder Dan Hannon. Bring your questions!
Director Aaron Wiedersphan tasked the crew to create a production style that was close to documentary filmmaking that he referred to as Social Realism. This style would allow the crew to shoot 25 locations in 10 days because Weiderspahn didnt shoot a lot of cover shots. Most of the footage was only meant to be seen from one angle with very few edits and rely on the actors to keep our attention. The crew had to unlearn a lot of what we typically do on other films and rely on the actors. In the first 2 days of production the DP (Jonathon Millman) pushed for many traditional camera setups for each scene. At the end of day 2 editor Marc Dole was able to put together a couple scenes that were fully edited with Master, 2 Shots, OTS etc, but when it came down to it you were missing some of the most intense action (what was happening when another person was talking) and you found yourself just wanting to focus on one angle and become a voyeur into these lives. So by day 3 the crew started shooting much more like a documentary crew and in the edit room the mantra was when in doubt hold the camera on Emily Seymour (the lead actress). Emily's performance was amazingly intense and her reaction to others just draws the viewer in more.
ABOUT AARON J. WIEDERSPAHN
Aaron J. Wiederspahn is a writer/director and producing partner with Either/Or Films, a New Hampshire based film company. He wrote and directed the feature film The Sensation of Sight, which premiered in Spain at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and stars Academy Award nominated actor David Strathairn. For Only Daughter, his second feature film as writer/director, which premiered at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA and features an all New Hampshire cast and crew, Aaron was awarded the 2013 NH filmmaker of the year and best screenplay at the Orlando Film Festival. He has developed as writer and producer the feature Someplace Like America, inspired by the books Journey to Nowhere and Someplace Like America by three-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson, and has recently penned the script If I Could Tell You for Los Angeles based Squint Pictures, and as producer has developed the feature Appointment With a Highwire Lady, based on the play by Russell Davis. He is currently at work on an adaptation of the book Kings of Colorado, for which he is attached to be director, as well. Aaron is also on the board of directors, a co-founder and Program Director for the Monadnock International Film Festival.
ABOUT DAN HANNON
Dan Hannon is a New Hampshire based screenwriter and co-founder of the New Hampshire Film Festival. Dan has developed original works for Paramount Pictures and Warner Independent Pictures, as well as highly successful production houses including Happy Madison Productions and Di Bonaventura Pictures. He co-wrote independent teen thriller The Shortcut for Anchor Bay Entertainment and recently made his directorial debut with award-winning fantasy short The Pond, currently in distribution with Shorts International. Dan directs and oversees all facets of the panel program and juries for the New Hampshire Film Festival, including establishing topics, solidifying participants and technical production.
ALL HAIL OUR HUGE BIG DIG RAFFLE WORTH OVER $12K!
We're giving away the brand new Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 (value $995) and DaVinci Resolve 10 (value $995); Red Giant Color Suite, Keying Suite, Looks, PluralEyes & Bullet Proof (total value $2,195), courtesy of Red Giant; Boris Continuum Complete (Value $1095), courtesy of Boris FX; 2 copies of iZotope RX 3 ($500), courtesy of iZotope; mocha Pro 3.1 (Value $1,495), courtesy of Imagineer Systems; 2 copies of XEffects Toolkit for FCP X, courtesy of Noise Industries; Stock footage (total value $1,000), courtesy of Artbeats; 3 x DigiSuites (Damage + Delirium) (total value $1047), courtesy of DigiEffects; a full 1 year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud, courtesy of Adobe; a complimentary pass (value $2,095) to the 7th Annual Editors Retreat, taking place in Savannah, Georgia February 26 - March 2, 2014 - plus other filmmaker-related prizes. Want to win? You have to sign up and be present!
INCLUDES After BOSCPUG Social Hour at SALVATORE'S
The Bright Family 2K Screening Room
BOSCPUG is proud to work with Emerson Visual and Media Arts to offer an evening of production and post-production conversation in the intimate and state of the art Bright Family 2K Screening Room at The Paramount Center at Emerson College.
Named for the family of Kevin Bright '76, the Bright Family Screening Room seats approximately 200 people. It features the latest film and 2K digital video projection including 35mm. The dramatic double-height Gallery and Lobby connects to the Paramount Mainstage.
BOSCPUG Courteously Sponsored by
TIMES: 7PM-9:30PM (doors open at 6:30PM)**
**Meeting begins PROMPTLY at 7PM!
Bright Family 2K Screening Room
The Paramount Center
559 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
Enter the main entrance to The Paramount Center at 559 Washington Street. Go up the elevators to the left and to the 4th floor. There will be front of house staff to greet you at the Bright Family Screening Room.
Venue Box Office: 617-824-8400
SPECIAL VALIDATED $10 FLAT RATE PARKING:
*SALVATORE'S (545 Washington Street, directly between The Paramount Center and The Boston Opera House) offers validated discount parking for a $10 flat rate between 4pm-5am at LAFAYETTE GARAGE, across the street from the restaurant and inside the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston) - stop by before BOSCPUG at Salvatore's for a bite to eat or coffee/drink!
Emerson also recommends to park in the Millennium Place Garage at The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, 47 Boylston Street (617-574-7252). Note this parking is not vaildated!
- Orange Line: Take the Chinatown Exit
- Red Line: Take the Park Street Exit
- Green Line: Take the Boylston Street exit
MBTA info: http://mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/
Special thank you to the Department of Visual & Media Arts at Emerson College for hosting our Fall BOSCPUG Meets.
Questions? Email Dan Bérubé at dberube at bosfcpug.org
The Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) is a story driven, globally connected community of ready-to-collaborate digital filmmakers and broadcast professionals focusing on the craft of Visual Storytelling and related tools for digital cinema and distribution. BOSCPUG regularly brings top industry filmmakers and creatives to Boston to share and discuss their latest work and their workflows. BOSCPUG also regularly holds affordable production and post-production workshops. BOSCPUG is a professional, creative outlet to pitch ideas for episodic content creation and to discover talent, crew and distribution for your projects.
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ABOUT BOSTON CREATIVE PRO USER GROUP - BOSCPUG
The Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) is a story driven, globally connected community of ready-to-collaborate digital filmmakers and broadcast professionals focusing on the craft of Visual Storytelling and related tools for digital cinema and distribution.
BOSCPUG regularly brings top industry filmmakers and creatives to Boston to share and discuss their latest work and their workflows. BOSCPUG also regularly holds affordable production and post-production workshops. BOSCPUG is a professional, creative outlet to pitch ideas for episodic content creation and to discover talent, crew and distribution for your projects.
Connect with the BOSCPUG at: http://boscpug.org
Email: Daniel Bérubé