Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive
Tuesday, December 6, 17:30-19:30
Hollywood American Legion Post 43
2035 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90068
The Hollywood Chamber annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive will be hosted by the Hollywood American Legion Post 43. The Chamber requests that donated toys have a $10 minimum value and be left unwrapped. Without gift there is a door admission. Toys and admissions are donated to the Hollywood Fire Department. Chartered in 1919 by WWI veterans in the motion picture business, Hollywood American Legion Post 43 is home to veterans, who continue to support the Hollywood community. Guests will experience the art deco bar — the oldest speakeasy in Hollywood — and tour their historic movie theater. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community.
2016 Government Video Expo
Tuesday, December 6 - Thursday, December 8
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
Programmed with video, broadcast and AV professionals in mind, Washington, DC based Government Video Expo will have a full exhibit floor, numerous training options, free seminars, keynotes, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and a new educational series of panel discussions. Keynote speakers included in the program are, Lisa Ellman, Commercial Drone Alliance; Robert G. Kennedy, C-SPAN, Rodney Grubbs, NASA; Renard T. Jenkins, PBS; Timothy E. Herlocker, FDNY; Gail McCabe, CreativeMediaMatters. Entering its 20th year, Government Video Expo showcases video, broadcast, audio, display, streaming, and delivery technologies on its exhibit floor, while also providing a broad range of educational options for media professionals working in television and production for federal, state and local government, education, law enforcement and education. In particular, The National Drone Show will be co-located with Government Video Expo, programming in two days of leading-edge technology discussions and demos of the latest UAV and video capture technologies.
Jingle Mingle’s 15 Year Anniversary
Wednesday, December 7, 19:00
Universal City Walk’s Red Coconut Club
6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819
This is the annual holiday mingle, scholarship fundraiser and membership drive hosted by Women in Film Florida. The event will also be celebrating the Orlando Film Commission's 30 year Anniversary. There will be a donation tree at the event for Monarch Academy, a school for children with autism. The venue harkens back to 1950s Vegas, a little bit Cuban, and a little bit Polynesian-tiki retro with vintage couches and bongo-shaped bar stools. There are three different bars spread across the club's two levels, featuring signature martinis and specialty drinks, an extensive wine list and VIP table service.
Visual Media Expo
Wednesday, December 7 - Friday, December 9
1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 220-0012, Japan, Yokohama, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3367-0571; Fax: +81-3-3368-1519
Visual Media Expo in Yokohama is dedicated to image processing facilities used by entertainment and media industries and showcasing technologies essential for video production and manufacturing, and the wearable devices. Participating exhibitors will be introducing some of the latest and widest ranges of products and services such as: 3D Images and 3D Cinema, 3D Sound, Virtual Space and CG Image Processing Technology, Panoramic Imaging Technologies, 3D Geographic Data, Geographic Information Systems, Geolocation Services, GPS Systems, 3D Scenography Equipment, 3D Contents and 3D CG Production Tools.
Band Pro One World Open House 2016
Thursday, December 8, 13:00-20:00
Band Pro Burbank Headquarters
3403 West Pacific Avenue, Burbank, California 91505
Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event will celebrate French cinema this year. Esteemed French Director and Cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, AFC will be in attendance to be honored for his contributions to the cinematic arts. Pierre-William is the former President of the French Society of Cinematographers, and known from his work on such films as Truffaut’s 'Day for Night,' 'Coup de Torchon,' and 'Small Change,' among many others. Each December Band Pro’s Open House combines broadcast and cinema technology along with food, drink, and attendees of the global cinematography community. Participant’s this year include Sony, Canon, RED, Angenieux, Zeiss, Fujinon, IB/E Optics, Sigma, AJA, 16x9, Inc., ORCA Bags and many more. There is no admission fee, and complimentary valet parking is provided, but RSVP is required for admission.
577 Records and Forward Festival (#@577recordsForwardFestival)
Friday, December 9 - Sunday, December 11
Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206
This will be an experimental music and fine art festival. This grassroots, independent label got its start with a series of living room concerts in Brooklyn. The name of the label was taken from the address of the house where these concerts first took place (577 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York). 577 Records has been producing live music events since 2001 and has released CDs featuring the work of artists from New York and around the world.
Fundamentals of DSLR Video Production
Saturday, December 10 - Sunday, December 11
Manhattan Edit Workshop
119 West 23 Street, Suite 700, New York, New York 10011
With a focus on key concepts of DLSR Video, demonstration on the camera components and hands-on shooting activities, students will review basic principles and applicable skills of operating a DSLR camera for video production, as well as some techniques and strategies for shooting high quality video. Over two days, college professor, animation geek and video editor, Chad Anderson, leads the sessions that will cover the following topics: Setting up and controlling the DSLR, Menu Controls (Resolution, Frame Rate), Lens Controls, Lenses (fixed, variable, focal length), Shot Composition, Studio Demo, Audio Setup, practice shoot and review, Interview set up, 3-point lighting, framing and design, Video for FX, Green Screen, background plates, post production, transfer and transcode.
Digital Filmmaking Workshop December
Saturday, December 10 - Wednesday, December 14
Solar Video/Film Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
A five-day intensive, hands-on workshop that takes students through every stage of filmmaking (script writing, producing, directing, camera, lighting, sound Mixing and Editing) with techniques that are easy-to-learn and practical-to-use to complete a film in five days. Solar is a one-stop production company equipped to handle a project from concept and filming to editing, audio post production, multi-media, graphic/web design and media distribution.
Hip Hop Skills, Style & Science: New School State of Hip Hop
Sunday, December 11, 15:00-18:00
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
65 West 11 Street, Room B500, New York, New York 10003
An afternoon of interactive presentations, performances and panel discussions addressing the State of Hip Hop Music, Culture and Community, prompted by student-developed inquiry. The workshop’s focus has been to explore the history, development and Diaspora of Hip Hop through the portal of the Elements (MCing, DJing, Breakin’, Graffiti, Beatboxing, Beatmaking, photography and journalism). Academic artistic introspection will be used to probe for answers to Hip Hop’s essential questions. Admission is free and open to the public.
3D Stereo MEDIA and International 3D Festival (#3DSM)
Monday, December 12 - Thursday, December 15
Théâtre de Liège
Place du Vingt Août 16, 4000 Liège, Belgium
Phone: Tel: +32 (0)4 229 27 52; +32 4 233 62 97
3D Stereo MEDIA and International 3D Festival is a wide ranging multifaceted event on all things 3D, and all applications of all forms of "3D” — stereoscopic, holographic, integral, range, print, audio, etc. There will be a first time scientific conference with appeal to researchers (with peer-reviewed papers and awards). There is also a 3D Film Booster, an International 3D Festival (featuring VR contents), a 3D workshop on cinematic VR, 3D Master Classes, a Professional Conference, and an awards show. There are two themed conference sessions. The "Scientific conference” presents the latest information in 3D research and development, and provides a way to anticipate what will soon emerge. A Professional Conference (PCON) covers a comprehensive range from science and technology through art and content. Many presentations feature stereoscopic-3D (S-3D) video (on a large screen) and/or immersive spatial-3D audio. Awards are given out during the Awards ceremony that occurs at program's end of 3D Stereo MEDIA.
UK Public Service Broadcasting and Content: latest on Investment, Remit Delivery and Policy Options
Tuesday, December 13, 08:30
The Caledonian Club
9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR UK
Phone: +44 (0)1344 864796
Invited delegates will respond to the UK government’s recently published draft Royal Charter and the accompanying Framework Agreement which sets out the details of how the BBC will operate in the new Charter period. Presently, policymakers are considering future funding options for Channel 4 (U.K.) and the session will create the space for the stakeholders of the audiovisual media sector to reflect and offer views on the future of UK public service media. Issues up for discussion will encompass: Priorities for supporting public service genres following the Government’s plans to pilot contestable funding over the next three years; and; A devolved approach to funding and commissioning to reflect the changing constitutional shape of the UK; Levels of investment and ownership structures within the UK independent TV production sector, and other pressing issues.
NY Comics and Picture-story Symposium
Tuesday, December 13, 19:00
The Bark Room, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
2 West 13 Street, Room M101, New York, New York 10011
A weekly symposium for artist and writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. to present and critique current work. The symposium offers an ongoing place to learn and think about the traditions and future of text-image work. The symposium also examines new ideas for the distribution of print and electronic work that move beyond the existing models of publishing and advertising. This week, George Herriman’s biographer Michael Tisserand delivers his talk, Michael Tisserand on “Gone Krazy: The Early Days of George Herriman and Krazy Kat.” Meets every Tuesday with a new topic. If you’d like to make a presentation, please send an email with your ideas: symposium(at)katchor.com. Admission is free.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Wednesday, December 14, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
BMI 101 is a free one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to BMI101NY@bmi.com.
Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Wednesday, December 14, 21:00
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
196 Allen Street, New York, New York 10002
Singer/songwriter showcase series featuring acoustic performances in an intimate setting as well as networking opportunities with other songwriters and BMI representatives. Performances will be made by: TBA. Open to the public for 21+. Admission is always free.
ICA 206: Popular Looks with Dado Valentic
Saturday, December 17, 10:00-18:00
Manhattan Edit Workshop
119 West 23 Street, Suite 700, New York, New York 10011
This one-day workshop imparts insight into how famous looks and styles are created. It is a general workshop and it is grading system independent. Attendees can learn how to create the traditional “Looks” but will also learn how to use these techniques to develop their own look. The session explores famous movies and commercials and emulate their looks. There will be a discussion of current trends and look styles. In brief, these will be some covered topics: Spot Colour, Cross Process, Duotones, Film Stock Emulation, Natural Colour vs Colour Washes vs Tints, Classic Black and White using the Key Mixer, and more. The course will be ICA certified with all students getting a certificate. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own material.