New Jersey Media Arts Center Spring 2016 Filmmaking Workshopssm



Intro to Filmmaking
Instructor: Albert Gabriel Nigrin
This workshop is for beginning film students. Participants will be intstructed in the fundamentals of film production with emphasis on the pr-production component whhich focuses on the following elements: preparation/research, budgeting, choosing/using materials, pre-visualizing (benefits/pitfalls), ordering ideas, using still photography and video, location selection (inside/outside), scripting shots, costumes/sets, cast/crew selection, lighting, weather, aptience, shooting ecocomically, etc.
Day/Time/Place: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016  - 12 Noon to 2:00 PM, Loree Bldg. #024, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Fee: $100 (Materials not included) = General Public; $90 (Materials not included) = Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends
About the Instructor Albert Gabriel Nigrin is a Cinema Studies Lecturer at Rutgers University.  In addition, he is the Executive Director of the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, Inc., which presents the New Jersey Film Festivals and the United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival. Mr. Nigrin has an M.F.A. in Visual Arts/Film and Video from Rutgers University and he is also an award-winning experimental media artist. Mr. Nigrin was a 2002 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Media Arts Fellowship winner.  In addition, his films/videos were screened as part of the 2004 Enter The Screen: Experimental Film programin Changzhou, China, the 2005 Floating Images: Experimental Film program in Shanghai, China . the 2006 Toronto Images Film Festival, and the1998-2001 Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Filmmaking Retro at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

How To Raise Money For Film Projects
Instructor: Albert Gabriel Nigrin
This grant writing workshop includes discussions on designing media projects to make them attractive to potential funders; answering the most important questions before looking for funds; where the funding sources are; researching private and public dollars; targeting likely prospects; talking to funders; creating a professional proposal; dealing with grant acceptance and rejection. Limited enrollment.
Day/Time/Place: Sunday, April 10, 2016  - 12 Noon to 2:00 PM, Loree Bldg. #024, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Fee: $100 (Materials not included) = General Public; $90 (Materials not included) = Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends
About the Instructor Albert Gabriel Nigrin is a Cinema Studies Lecturer at Rutgers University.  In addition, he is the Executive Director of the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, Inc., which presents the New Jersey Film Festivals and the United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival. Mr. Nigrin has an M.F.A. in Visual Arts/Film and Video from Rutgers University and he is also an award-winning experimental media artist. Mr. Nigrin was a 2002 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Media Arts Fellowship winner.  In addition, his films/videos were screened as part of the 2004 Enter The Screen: Experimental Film programin Changzhou, China, the 2005 Floating Images: Experimental Film program in Shanghai, China . the 2006 Toronto Images Film Festival, and the1998-2001 Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Filmmaking Retro at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The Film Business: Basic Legal and Business Aspects of Motion Picture Production and Distribution
Instructor:  Steven C. Schechter, Esq.
This workshop is designed to inform participants about the legal and business aspects of the motion picture and entertainment industries.  The workshop welcomes producers, film/videomakers, film/video students, lawyers, as well as amateurs and the general public. Participants will learn the general rules of law which apply to the production and distribution of motion pictures and other audio-visual productions and will learn the basic provisions of common contracts used in the motion picture industry.  Topics will include:  what rights are needed to produce a motion picture; how to obtain music, film clips and other clearances for audio-visual productions; and typical financing and distribution arrangements.
Day/Time/Place: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 12 Noon to 3:00 PM, Loree Bldg. #024, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Fee:  $100 (Materials not included)  = General Public; $90 (Materials not included)  = Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends
About the Instructor Steven C. Schechter is a film industry attorney who practices law in New Jersey and New York and is a lecturer on entertainment law at Seton Hall University. Mr. Schechter received his law degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and has a B.A. in Television, Radio, and Film Production from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.  Prior to establishing his own firm, Mr. Schechter was associated with Chasen & Lichter, a New York entertainment law firm, where he practiced entertainment, art, and publishing law, and with the legal department of New Line Cinema Corp. in New York City. He is an advisor to the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, Inc.

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New Jersey Media Arts Center 2016 Workshopssm Registration Form

___Intro to Filmmaking
$100/$90 Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends

___How To Raise Money For Film Projects
$100/$90 Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends

___The Film Business
$100/$90 Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends

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New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8525
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