CREATIVE CONFERENCE | Thursday, April 7, 2016

7 Stages

Through The Lens: A Cinematography Case Study 10:30 AM-11:30 PM
CINEMATOGRAPHY PANEL — Industry cinematographers—including Charlene Fisk of #ATLFF film "The Founders"—screen samples of their work to be analyzed, explained and studied by fellow cinematographers and audience members. Learn the personal techniques and different elements that help craft each scene.

SCORE!: How To Compose A Quality Film Score Within Budget 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
COMPOSING PANEL — Licensing songs and creating original music can be expensive. But Georgia is full of amazing musicians, songwriters, composers, and music producers. Review your options for scoring on a budget.

Tips & Tricks From the Cutting Room Floor 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
EDITING PANEL — Editors, used to fixing things in post-production, are valuable storytellers as well as technicians. Learn tips for production and post-production that can save you time and money while preserving the story.

Visual Effects: Raising The Value
Of Indie Production
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
VFX PRESENTATION — This presentation demonstrates that regardless of budget and genre, independent filmmakers can (and should) boost their storytelling ability with visual effects.  Presented by Brendon Murphy and Sean Thigpen from the Emmy Award-winning Stargate Studios (The Walking Dead, Heroes Reborn).

The Art Institutes of Atlanta Presents: A Student Film Showcase & Conversation w/ Christopher Hicks 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
The Art Institute of Atlanta Media Arts program presents a showcase of short films created by The Art Institute of Atlanta students followed by a discussion with Christopher Hicks, Director of the City of Atlanta Office of Film and Entertainment and representatives from The Art Institute of Atlanta Media Arts program. The Art Institute of Atlanta featured student filmmakers will also discuss their vision behind their shorts.


Plaza Theatre Upstairs

Support for Creative Activists
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Come hear from local filmmaker Erin Bernhardt on how Creative Visions can help you with networking, fundraising, mentorship, film incubation and impact campaigns, and more. Creative Visions is committed to serving people and stories that use the media, arts and creative industries to create positive social and environmental change locally and globally.

Art of The Pitch 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
SEED & SPARK — Art of the Pitch is about your story and how you tell it. But it's really about how you enter the room. Build the tools you need for a successful pitch meeting: identify your end game, craft the story, and convey confidence. The panel covers the basics of pitching anything from film and tech to non-profits and branding. Come prepared to pitch your current or next project! You may be selected from the audience for a 3-minute pitch! Featuring Jen West, producer of Steel and Cotton film "New Orleans Sazerac".

Range And Representation: Earn More
At The Box Office
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
DIRECTING/PRODUCING PANEL — Diversity in filmmaking isn't just about equal representation; it's about leaving money on the table. Whether behind or in front of the camera, age, race, and gender parity can put butts in seats and money in your pocket.

Filmmaker As Activist 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Documentary filmmakers discuss the inherent activism that happens both on and off screen when shooting their stories.


General Assembly at Ponce City Market

What's the Hype? A Virtual Reality Breakdown 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
What is the hype with virtual reality and why is it becoming popularized now?  All your VR questions are answered in this engaging and interactive panel with ATLvr co-founders Annie Eaton and Peter Stolmeier.  With the technology finally coming to the consumer market, there could not be a better time to get on track with all the latest VR has to offer.  Learn about applications, use cases and all the ways that virtual reality is going to change the world.  Discover why 360° photography and videography is the medium of the future, why 360° filmmaking has such a large presence at Cannes and Sundance, and what it takes to become a producer for this platform.  And best of all - try some really cool immersive experiences for yourself!

This panel will be followed by a Happy Hour at General Assembly from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM