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Savannah Film Festival: Panels and workshops
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All events in Gutstein Gallery unless indicated. Admission is free for SCAD students, faculty and staff, $3 for other students, and $5 for the public.

Adobe CS5 and the DSLR Video Revolution/Stereo 3D Editing

(Part One) Nov. 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m.:

Adobe digital workflow specialists Dave Helmly and Mike Kanfer tour you through an end-to-end solution for making the most out of your DSLR camera and footage. Learn shooting techniques and settings for producing the best-quality footage and the best methods for on-set media management. Experience the logging, editing, color correction, VFX, conforming and output process. Gain insight on the latest camera rigs, from amateur to pro and view footage from Hollywood professionals who have pushed this new medium farther than anyone could have ever imagined.

(Part Two) Nov. 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m.:

Helmly and Kanfer with a comprehensive look at affordable stereo 3-D video techniques for students, enthusiasts and professionals. They'll show you a variety of cameras and rigs that you can build yourself, as well as teach you how to shoot, synchronize, edit, color correct and output your footage with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. See live examples of Adobe's easy-to-use solution for professional quality HD editing, including techniques for making 3-D Blu-rays.

Animation - The Short Story

Nov 4, 2:30 p.m.

With very little funding available to make short animated films, the processes of writing and completing the production of an animated short, while meeting the demands of a studio job, can be a slow and testing process. This panel of animation filmmakers will discuss the challenges and triumphs they faced in completing their shorts and provide

Casting Director, Actor, Agent

Nov 5, 11:30 a.m.

Casting directors, agents and actors share their experiences and knowledge about the casting process. They address what kinds of changes, if any, are necessary when casting or directing for the screen and television. Do the different mediums require different casting and directing techniques? These experts share their insights about the process and give professional guidance for aspiring casting directors, agents and actors.

Getting the Gig

Nov 2nd , 11:30 a.m.

The first-hand stories of some of your favorite television hosts and the stories of how they took their passion and created a brand. This panel of experts will show you the behind-the-scenes reality of television, managing a business and "instant fame."

Kodak Presents "Stop By. Shoot Film."

Nov 2 and 3, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.- Lucas Theatre (reservations required)

Discover how easy and fun it is to use motion picture film-and get the best images you've ever created. You'll talk with a top cinematographer, learn how to use a 16mm camera and film, then shoot your own scene-all in under two hours. Following the event, we'll send you a DVD of your footage, so you can see for yourself what film quality means.

Lost - The Editors

Nov 1, 2:30 p.m.

Meet some of the dialog, sound, and film editors behind the successful ABC series Lost. This discussion will focus on real-world issues and workflows that professional editors are faced with in their daily work.

Multi Platforms: Creating Content For All Media

Nov 2, 9:30 a.m.

In the ever-evolving, content rich world of non-fiction television, how do you determine which platforms best meet the needs of your project? In this panel, industry experts will give their insight as to what you should focus your resources on and how each platform can drive a brand.

The Art of Filmmaking

Nov. 4th, 11:30 a.m.

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

The Cable Documentary

Nov 1, 11:30 a.m.

A panel of experts will discuss how the cable documentary goes from idea to the screen and what the cable networks are looking for in a final product.

The Next Big Hit

Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m.

Whether it's is the next Project Runway or just a local cable access show, there is opportunity available to content developers and creators for their ideas to become the next big hit. This panel will discuss what it takes to get your idea from "your head to the screen."

The Silver Screen Society - Staged Reading

Nov. 3, 11:30 a.m.

The Silver Screen Society's 2009 screenwriting contest winner Kate Fitzpatrick and the first public reading of her screenplay The Swine Fever.

What Do Films Mean?

Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m.

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. The panel will offer an academic perspective on several of the festival's films, exploring how their context (historical, social, cultural, theoretical, aesthetic) might help us better understand the significance of individual films and allow us to identify patterns and trends among the films. Presented by the SCAD Cinema Studies Department.

Young Director's Forum

Nov. 2, 2:30 p.m.

This is one of the most popular panels during the Savannah Film Festival and it helps students to understand how to make the transition from academia to a filmmaking career. Guests include Emmy Award-Winning producer, Barry Rosenbush (High School Musical 1, 2 and 3), Emmy Award-Winning director Michael Lembeck (The Tooth Fairy, Santa Clause 3, Californication) and director Lev Spiro (Blue Mountain State, Weeds, The Wizards of Waverly Place-The Movie).