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 email@example.com
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.
Tuesday, October 11
Making Documentaries in Memphis
Presenter: Emmanuel Amido, David Appleby, Willy Bearden, G. Wayne Dowdy, and Robert Gordon
Join documentarians Emmanuel Amido, David Appleby, Willy Bearden, G. Wayne Dowdy and Robert Gordon as they discuss, debate and pontificate on what it means to tell stories and make documentaries in Memphis, Tennessee.
Emmanuel Amido is a documentary and commercial film maker based in Memphis, Tennessee. Amido's 2013 film Orange Mound, Tennessee: America's Community won the Indie Memphis Soul of Southern Film Award.
David Appleby is a film professor at the University of Memphis and a Peabody Award winning documentary film maker whose work has aired nationally on PBS and ABC. Appleby's films include Babyland, Hoxie: The First Stand and At The River I Stand which won the 1994 Erik Barnouw Award for Best Documentary from the Organization of American Historians.
Willy Bearden is an author, musician and filmmaker. Bearden has made documentaries and written books on Memphis Cotton, Elmwood Cemetery, juvenile court, Victorian Village, garage bands and Overton Park, just to name a few!
G. Wayne Dowdy is an author, historian and agency manager for the History Department of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center. Dowdy's books include Mayor Crump Don't Like It: Machine Politics in Memphis, A Brief History of Memphis, Hidden History of Memphis, Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South and On This Day In Memphis History.
Robert Gordon is an author and documentarian. Gordon's books include It Came From Memphis, Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters and most recently Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion. Gordon has made many documentaries about music and musicians including Very Extremely Dangerous, Cowboy Jack Clement, The Road to Memphis, Johnny Cash's America, Respect Yourself and Muddy Waters - Can't Be Satisfied. His work has been shown on PBS's American Masters and Great Performances series, A&E, BBC, Channel Four and many global networks.
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.
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!