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Savannah Film Festival: Panel, workshop schedule
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The Art of Filmmaking.

At 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2.

Workshop. Follow the creative process of filmmaking from concept to distribution. Hear industry veterans talk about the financial and creative opportunities that arise from making a motion picture.

Pitching the Next Big Thing.

At 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2.

Workshop. Have you ever had an idea that you thought would make a great television show, or wondered what making a great television show would take?This panel will discuss how you can take ideas from your head to the screen. Panelists: Leigh Seaman.

Ad Sales and Product Integration in Programming

At 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3.

How do the partnerships between programming and ad sales  “which incorporate product placement, corporate messaging and other commercial endeavors into the editorial/content areas that used to be off–limits affect what we see on television? Panelists: Leigh Seaman.

The Secret of My Success: AVID – Professional Media Composer.

At 11:30 a.m. Nov. 3.

Join us as this world–class Professional Media Composer editor discusses how they use Avid solutions to produce work for some of the industries best known films and entertainment projects. Presentation will be followed by a Q/A session.

Young Director’s Forum.

At 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Learn from those who have gone before. One of the most popular panels at the Savannah Film Festival each year, the Young Director’s Forum helps students understand how to make the transition from academia to a filmmaking career. Panelists include Emmy Award–winning producer Barry Rosenbush (High School Musical 1, 2 and 3) and Tony Mark, executive producer of The Hurt Locker.

The Future of Entertainment.

At 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4.

Panel: Hear pioneers of Internet content discuss production, dealing with sponsors, distributing digitally and making money in the new landscape. Panelists: Justine Bateman, Illeana Douglas, Eric Mortensen, Stephanie Sarofian, Christine Beardsell.

Visual Effects Superstars – The Computer Arts in Film.

At 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

From Star Trek, Tron and computer animation and visual effects have grown to be among the most iThe Empire Strikes Back, mportant parts of making and marketing films. This panel will feature leading producers, studio execs, visual effects supervisors and animation directors discussing the importance and limitations of CGI, visual effects and animation.

Apple Final Cut Pro 7 Workshop

At 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5.

Diana Weynand, author of the Apple Pro Training Series book Final Cut Pro 7, and creator of the new iKeysToGo for Final Cut Pro 7 iPhone/iPod Touch application , will demonstrate some of Final Cut Pro’s simple yet powerful functions. She will also share her 10 favorite new features in Final Cut Pro 7.

What Do Films Mean?

At 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

This panel will introduce a variety of scholarly perspectives on cinema and engage the audience in a dialogue designed to enhance the film–viewing experience. Presented by the cinema studies department of the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Image: Reality Presentation by Syd Mead.

At 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Trustees Theater.

“The image, throughout history has represented reality across a wide range of style, representation and iconic suggestion. I am, essentially, an image maker.  Yes, I’ve actually designed stuff, but the image always precedes the
‘REALITY’ of the artifact or end use.” . . . Syd Mead

Casting Director, Agent, Actor.

At 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6.

Casting directors, agents and actors share their experiences, insights and knowledge about the casting process.

Mastering the Art of the RED Camera – Filmmaking Workflows Powered by Adobe.

At 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6.

Obin Olson, director, editor and DP, DV3 Productions, and Amariah Olson, VFX supervisor and compositor, DV3 Productions, have built an editorial and visual effects workflow around Adobe’sTM new, improved RED Camera RAW plug–in for Adobe Premiere  Pro and After Effects  CS4. See how they work on set and in the cutting room using a 4K tapeless approach to high–end filmmaking.

Open and Tapeless Workflows with Adobe Creative Suite 4 + Sneak Peeks.

At 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.

Workshop. Dave Helmly and Mike Kanfer, business development managers, dynamic media, Adobe Systems, discuss the basics of bringing projects into Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 for a tapeless workflow. cs