Monday, March 3, 2014

Digital Filmmaking Workshops set for May 3-4 weekend in Manchester, NH

[Received this press release from New Hampshire filmmaker Bill Millios. Good workshop opportunity!]

Digital Filmmaking Workshops set for May 3-4 weekend in Manchester, NH
From the authors of the recently released book, 'Producing, Marketing and Screening Your Independent Feature-Length Film'.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Digital Filmmaking Workshops have announced that their  Producing, Marketing, and Screening Your Independent Film workshop will be held on the weekend of May 3-4, 2014 at the Cinderella Modeling Studio & Agency, located at 50 Queen City Avenue in Manchester, NH. The workshop will run from 10:00-6:00 pm on both days.

The DFW was founded by Bill Millios of Back Lot Films & Marc Vadeboncoeur of Goodheart Media Services with a philosophy towards instructing students how they can achieve their goals with a ‘no-nonsense do-it-yourself’ approach. Their feature-length films include the regionally shot and distributed 'Old Man Dogs' and 'Dangerous Crosswinds'.

This past fall also saw the release of their new book, 'The Digital Filmmaking Workshops: Producing, Marketing & Screening Your Independent Feature-Length Film'. Written by Millios and Vadeboncoeur the book gives a step-by-step approach in encouraging new filmmakers how they can best achieve their goals.  The book is currently available at Amazon.com and at select bookstores throughout New Hampshire.

“An ongoing myth for independent filmmakers is that once they complete their first feature, it’ll be accepted into festivals, secure big-money distribution and the filmmaker’s career will be set from that point onward,” said Millios. “That’s a fantasy world which occurs to a select few. Our workshops continue to address the reality of independent filmmaking to the student who loves filmmaking but isn’t sure how to proceed. We offer genuine solutions based on our experiences

Attendees will receive valuable insight into the creative, technical, and marketing strategies essential for filmmaking. Small class size, practical demonstrations, and a wide range of topics will give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and put it to immediate use. Testimonials from past workshops have been posted on the www.digitalfilmmakingworkshops.com website.

In 2005 'Dangerous Crosswinds' screened in close to twenty locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont, including the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H., Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, N.H. and the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. Commentators praised the film as an outstanding example of independent film made outside traditional cinema circles. DVDTalk.com awarded the film a four-star rating, New Hampshire Magazine called 'Dangerous Crosswinds' “provocative – a film which explores the light and dark sides of human nature,” John Clayton of the New Hampshire Union Leader wrote that “this is honest and brave filmmaking,” while Mike Sullivan in the Portsmouth Herald described 'Dangerous Crosswinds' as being “independent filmmaking in its purest form.”

The lineup of guest speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Registration for the two-day seminar is $275 with an 'Early-Bird Special' price of $225 available until April 1, 2014. Seats for this popular workshop fill up fast, so interested parties should register early. In addition, attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the book, 'The Digital Filmmaking Workshops: Producing, Marketing & Screening Your Independent Feature-Length Film'. For more information please call Marc Vadeboncoeur at Goodheart Media Services at 603-206-4364 or visit www.digitalfilmmakingworkshops.com.