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A group dedicated to collaborating and making short films, films and web series together. Actors, writers, producers, vfx artists, editors, gaffers, boom operators and any other persons in filmmaking are encouraged to join.

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Critical Decisions in Producing & Directing FX Films featuring Mark Sawicki

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To attend this workshop sign up here: https://gumroad.com/l/YsJwa/o57g592 and to get free resources for group members go to http://nancyfultonmeetups.com/ In this live online workshop, professional producer, director, and visual FX designer Mark Sawicki helps independent filmmakers understand the processes required to determine how they will produce a film which relies on special effects in order to achieve the producer’s vision while meeting their budget requirements. This is a critical workshop to attend if you are working to produce a film which relies upon green screen, optical fx, stop motion puppetry, computer fx, digital environments, digital characters, motion capture, digital animation, etc. After attending USC Film School, Mark Sawicki began his career as a visual effects cameraman under Bill Taylor and Albert Whitlock, swiftly becoming an expert in image matte photography. He has gone on to create a large body of work, including FX in The Terminator, X-Men and The Dark Knight Rises. As a working expert in Optical and Computer FX tools and technology, Mark has authored multiple textbooks and taught for UCLA Extension, NYFA, AI, USC, Kodak, Weynand, etc. You can learn more about Mark’s extraordinary body of work at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0768105/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 and you can connect to him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-sawicki-2a83169/. Topics addressed include: Understanding the wide range of options you have for creating the FX your audience sees on their screens. Why the right FX choices translate into a high-value film you can produce and release quickly, and the wrong choices lead to a film you might not be able to make at all. Why FX choices have to be made before the film is budgeted and why the producer has to make the key decisions at the script stage. How directors work with FX designers to create a signature look and feel that makes their work marketable. How Producers & Directors master new, more cost effective production techniques, over the course of their career and why that’s important to do How film and game production universes are colliding and what that means for producers currently working to budget, fund, produce, and sell their films in terms of competition, budget, production schedule, crew and cast choices. Support Resources: This event will be recorded. Sign up to attend the event live and/or to watch a video of the recorded event which will be posted within 24 hours of the event. Questions? Email [masked]. I look forward to being of service. 50+ Testimonials on Alignable at: https://alignable.com/santa-monica-ca/film-funding-club Serita Stevens/ Nursing The Evidence “She cares about helping others” Rick James/ Denver Pictures “I can not say enough for Nancy’s loyalty to her clients. She really knows the business inside and…” Karen F Chambre / Karen LCSW Chambre Psy. D. candidate “Nancy Fulton has helped many of my clients in the entertainment industry. I highly recommend her …” Lee Forgang / Knight Quest Entertainment “Nancy presents an incredible portfolio of materials on the Entertainment Industry through videos,…” Marla Simone “Nancy consistently educates and inspires. “ Phil Condit / SICK PUPPY PICTURES “Nancy Fulton is unbelievable. She is an accomplished filmmaker, writer, producer and she is willing to teach everyone what she knows…” Anna Koukouli / LiLifornia Diaries Productions “Nancy is a true champion of people!! Independent filming writers, directors, producers …” Paul Levine / Paul S Levine Attorney At Law & Literary Agent “The best at running networking and educational events!“ Nicky Shane / Nicky Shane Arts “Organized, focused, experienced and understand the workload of putting together a promotional package …” MeeRa Kim / Arbor Entertainment “Nancy’s events are overflowing with practical, logical information and tools that can be utilized…”

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Packaging and Selling Your Skills & Industry Expertise Profitably (Live Online)

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