Do you dream of one day shooting a motion picture?
I saw this posted on facebook and wanted to share it with you. I wonder how much of it still rings true today?
It's from Marshall Ambrose Neilan (April 11, 1891 – October 27, 1958) an American motion picture actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. Among the many films he directed were Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, The Little Princess, Stella Maris, Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley, M'Liss and Daddy-Long-Legs.
I must confess to not being familiar with this guy but it's interesting reading none the less.
However, I do know these guys... and they are coming to a city near you soon
So Why should you bother...?
These days anyone can have a garage full of fancy film gear. But look at their media and it’s painfully obvious that having good equipment does not make a good filmmaker (or a good film)
Three veterans of the Hollywood Media Industry will pass on their insights, information, and inspiration from feature films, TV, commercials, music videos, documentaries, shorts, and web series.
No matter the medium you need to write a great script, produce an efficient shoot that makes visible use of every dollar, direct a compelling story, and bring it all to visual life.
Using lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises you will learn tools of effective and exciting story-telling to rise above the millions of others out there who are just ‘making media’.
Director/Cameraman Bruce Logan ASC, who blew up the Death Star, Pamela Jaye Smith, pre-eminent writer/mythologist, and Elliot Rosenblatt, renowned feature film producer specializing in high-end independent films, will help you move up to the next stage of your professional media career.
This seminar is for:
•Young professional documentary, industrial, short and web filmmakers about to embark on their first real narrative full length film.
•The serious film student and amateur filmmaker intent on upgrading their skills.
•The person that has bought their DSLR, made their first film, has seen the results and realizes that there might be more to filmmaking than just owning a camera.
The attendees will be lead through, step by step, the professional feature filmmaking process. They will be shown how the system is broken down into tried and true divisions of labor and creativity between departments.
While the course will focus on how things are done in Hollywood, all the information will extremely accessible and practical, and will be totally scalable to web and smaller narrative productions.
Bruce, Pamela, and Elliot have long friendships in the business.
Pamela has been an educator for many years.
Bruce and Elliot have been looking for a way to give back to the art form that has inspired them for so many years, through mentorship, student classes at established schools and one on one apprenticeship.
They have now come together to formally teach as a group. With the inspiration and partnership of Mick Jones and Den Lennie of F-Stop Academy who the group met through Zacuto's "Revenge of the great camera shootout," and with the guidance of Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehgn at Zacuto they have called themselves to action and are putting on their first seminar as a group.
This will be the first of many seminars world wide, but it is an introductory event and will never be offered at this price point again.
To reserve your place and save $150 Registration is at
act now and take part in this amazing two day masterclass.