32Ten Studios Announces Professional Workshop Series
Press release from 32TEN Studio:
San Rafael CA -- 32TEN Studios, a stage rental and practical effects house headquartered at a historic soundstage location in Marin CA, has launched a Professional Workshop Series. This new series of educational, hands-on gatherings has been designed to help filmmakers, game designers, and a variety of entertainment industry professionals further their technical and theoretical application of production and post production skills, while also teaching the art and craft behind those disciplines to filmmaking enthusiasts.
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The Professional Workshop Series will offer educational programs designed to satisfy a range of filmmakers: from the basic film enthusiast to the industry veteran. Led by prominent technology companies and industry experts with extensive filmmaking backgrounds, the workshops will educate through the use of seminars and hands-on workshops. Mostly targeting production professionals who wish to hone their skills or become exposed to new areas within the production and post production universe, these workshops will be held on a regular basis on the stage at 32TEN Studios.
The first Professional Workshop program, entitled “From Green Screen to Silver Screen,” to be held on March 31st and designed for educators and film enthusiasts, will walk participants through the basics of digital post-production visual effects. The session will be led by Vince de Quattro, who has just been named as the Director of Artist Development for 32TEN Studios. (Side Note: De Quattro will also spearhead 32TEN Studios’ new “Pre-College Summer Film Program” for teenagers – that series commences in June.)
De Quattro will also lead another series, entitled “Production Workshop,” on a recurring basis, commencing March 22nd. This three-hour evening workshop is designed for both independent filmmakers and producers looking to understand the animation and effects marketplace, as well as young artists looking to assume roles as production assistants, production coordinators, and ultimately producers in the feature animation and post-production VFX industry. These sessions will feature production training in bidding, artist management, the culture of the hybridized art/technical entertainment industry, and other guidance for producers of short film, commercial and music videos in today's digital arena.
The third event in the Professional Workshop Series will be a presentation entitled “Models and Miniatures in a Digital Age” by Fon Davis on April 4th, from 7 - 9pm. During this presentation, Davis will discuss the considerations when deciding on a scale for the model, choice of materials, and level of detail. He will show examples of when miniatures are the best option over live action or CG, and explain the reasons why. Lastly, he will unveil the tricks of the trade that artists use to make models and miniatures look full scale and completely realistic.
Future such Professional Workshop events are slated to include such topics as Visual Design, Crane Operation, Pre-Visualization Technologies, High Resolution Camera Technology, Motion Capture, Motion Control, Stereography, and Pyrotechnics. These workshops will be posted at www.32ten.com
Tim Partridge, President/CEO of 32TEN Studios, said, “Our vision for 32TEN Studios is for our historic site to serve as a creative hub for the Marin County and Northern California filmmaking community. We also intend to provide the community with the opportunity for continued learning of new production technologies and techniques with this series of regularly scheduled workshops.”