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Oscar's Restaurant

1103 East Oldtown Road

Cumberland, MD 21502

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"The Film Lab" is a monthly gathering bringing together film professionals, patrons, and fans. Each meeting features a guest speaker and may include a short screening block. Every first Monday* from 6-9pm (speaker at 7pm) at Oscar's Restaurant.

These are the dates for "The Film Lab" at Oscar's:

Monday, April 3, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
*TUESDAY, September 5, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
​Monday, Dececember 4, 2017

At our March 6 gathering, Brian Oxford of Dronesters will present "Drones Are Cool" - including show and tell and presentation covering drone photography and how to integrate drone shots into your videos.

Brian Oxford is a freelance creative. His projects are focused in web marketing where photo/video integration is crucial. Keeping up with new trends in technology, Brian uses drones to capture stunning media to utilize in his work.

At our April 3rd gathering, Christopher Closson will discuss his first official documentary, "The Crystal Chalice Awards," which was completed in 2016, bringing awareness to the annual art and music award show hosted in Cumberland, MD.

Christopher “Selomon” Closson has been making videos his entire life. Though he was accepted to many different film schools, he ultimately decided to skip traditional education and learn through experience.

At our May 1st gathering, JW Myers of Route 40 Films will discuss film production, acting, and improvisation.

JW Myers grew up in Frostburg, graduated with a B.A. in Theater from Frostburg State University, and then spent the next two decades in New York and Los Angeles, writing, performing, and directing film and television. JW has produced and directed several feature films, including “The Pledge,” “A Christmas Tree Miracle,” “Special School,” and “Flamingo Dreams.” JW serves as Adjunct Faculty at Frostburg State University, teaching a class in Acting For the Camera. Locally, he also teaches Television Production for teens at MCCA (Mountain City Center for the Arts) in Frostburg, and “Improv with JW at Queen City Playhouse” in Cumberland.

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