Shoot & Splice

Connect, converse, listen and learn at Shoot & Splice, our new monthly filmmaking forum. Arrive early to network with fellow attendees, then grab a beverage and kick back for the evening's presentation. A wide variety of technical, education and fun topics of interest to the Memphis filmmaking community will be featured. Have an idea for a topic you'd like to see covered? Email info@indiememphis.com

Shoot & Splice programs take place at 430 N. Cleveland. 

6:30 pm networking / 7 pm presentation

Admission is free and open to the public. Beverages will be available.

Don't miss these once-a-month opportunities to be a part of the Memphis filmmaking community and learn things you probably didn't know you wanted to know.


Wednesday, October 14

How To Fest!

Presenter: Erik Jambor & Chris Holland

Join Indie Memphis Executive Director, Erik Jambor (in person) and Chris Holland of the Atlanta Film Festival (via Skype) to learn how to maximize your experience at the upcoming Indie Memphis Film Festival.  Erik and Chris will offer tips to both filmmakers and those just interested in watching a weekend of great films.  Whether you're a film festival veteran, or planning your first Indie Memphis weekend, you won't want to miss this month's Shoot & Splice!


Past Shoot & Splice

Tuesday, April 8

Choosing The Right Equipment For Any Job

Presenter: Erik Morrison of LensRentals.com

LensRentals.com was founded in 2006 by a Memphis, TN based anesthesiologist, as a hobby, so he could try out camera equipment before he bought it. 8 years later, Lensrentals, has become one of the largest and most successful online rental houses with over 50 employees fulfilling thousands of orders every week.

Erik Morrison has been a video technician at Lensrentals for 4 years. His days are filled with testing video gear, helping people figure out what they need for their shoot, and answering any questions they might have.


Tuesday, May 6

Digital FX, Green Screen Compositing & Color Grading

Presenter: Dan Baker

After all the planning, shooting, and editing, it's time to put the finishing touches on your film.  Join pixel-pusher, Dan Baker, for a live demonstration of the tools and techniques involved in digital effect, green screen compositing, and color grading, as he pulls apart finished shots from Timid Monster's fantasy short Avarice.


Tuesday, June 10

What's a DIT? Come meet one and learn his secrets 

Presenter: Jacob Roya of New School Media


Tuesday, July 8

After Effects, Digital Media Production For Live Events

Presenter: K Brandon Bell

K Brandon Bell is the Founder and Creative Director of Design-O-Matic and holds a BFA and MFA in Graphic Design.  He Has taught at the University of Memphis, SUNY Purchase School of Design, Pratt Institute and Parsons.  Brandon enjoys the flexibility of working with Interactive, Video and Traditional Media.  He has done video/motion design for The Tony Awards, TED, MTV, Bravo, TLC, Rolling Stone, Motorola, and Audi; interactive projects for IBM, The New York Times, Disney, Motown, Discovery, and HBO.  His work has received honors from the Emmy Awards, New York New Media Awards, Art Directors Guild, Memphis Advertising Federations, and the International Web Awards, among others.


Tuesday, August 5

Licensing Music for Film

Presenter:  Scott Bomar

Emmy Award winning musician, producer & engineer, Scott Bomar, will discuss the importance of properly licensing music for your film projects, finding alternative sources for music, and just how much work goes into creating the brilliant songs that can either make or break your project.

Scott Bomar Bio:
Scott Bomar is a Memphis-based musician, Emmy Award winning film composer, Grammy nominated music producer and recording engineer.  In 2005, Bomar composed the score for Craig Brewer's award-winning film, "Hustle & Flow".  In 2006, Bomar collaborated with Brewer as Executive Music Producer and composer of the film, "Black Snake Moan".  Scott has also composed music for a variety of film and television projects, including "Losers Take ALL", "$5 Cover", "I Am Man" (which won an Emmy for "Best Original Music"), "Gospel Hill", and "Teenage Tupelo".  He was s session engineer for the documentary "Take Me to the River".  He was the music producer and consultant for the soon to be released critically acclaimed film "Memphis".


Tuesday, September 2

How To Behave on Set and Why

Presenter: Sarah Fleming of Cat + Fish

Come join Sarah Fleming as she explains what Production Assistants and Assistant Directors do on a film set.  Fain a better understanding of what it takes to not only do these jobs, but do them well enough that when national productions come to Memphis, you are the one they want to pick for the job.

Sarah Fleming Bio:
Sarah Fleming received her M.A in Communications from the University of Memphis in 2004 and has over eleven years of Assistant Director experience on feature films and commercials.  From 2007 to 2012 she ran the company Live From Memphis (with partner Christopher Reyes), producing and directing a number of award-winning films, music videos, and internet-based projects.  Currently she's heading up the new creative force, Cat + Fish and freelances as an AD every chance she gets.