Join prolific Memphis filmmaker Mark Jones as he presents his workshop and discussion, “Filmmaking Within Your Means.” Mark will share his writing and filmmaking ethos, including writing for realistic and simple locations and minimizing the amount of speaking roles. But most importantly, this workshop will help teach you how to embrace your supposed creative limitations to make a wholly unique and original film.
Many filmmakers might argue that the film vs. digital debate is dead in the water and that digital has finally won out for good. But many of the major releases in 2017 were actually shot entirely, or at least partially, on film, including Wonder Woman, The Post, Justice League, Phantom Thread, The Florida Project and I, Tonya. Join us for a discussion about shooting in both formats, why a filmmaker in 2018 might choose to shoot on film, and where to find resources to do so.
Shoot & Splice is a monthly forum for filmmakers presented collaboratively by Crosstown Arts & Indie Memphis.
Free and open to the public
Doors at 6:30 pm | discussion at 7 pm
Monthly filmmaking forum hosted by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts.
Join Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts as we welcome our friends from LensRentals.com. They will provide a camera and lens demonstration, and they’ll showcase some of their latest gear.
LensRentals.com is also a sponsor of the Indie Memphis IndieGrant program, now entering its fifth year. The latest news on IndieGrants and call for submissions will also be announced soon.
Doors at 6:30 ….
Monthly filmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts
April topic: Hair & Makeup for Film with Alicia George
In Alice Bolin’s upcoming book, Dead Girls, she writes about moving to L.A. and seeing the city through a white male literary lens, and needing to trust her own eyes rather than what she’s read. Miriam Bale’s path through the male-dominated world of film criticism at New York newspapers was similarly one of learning to trust her own eyes. The two writers will have a dialogue about different ways to engage with writing about film, a misogynistic industry, as women. Dead Girls (which covers Twin Peaks to True Detective) is an essay collection out in June 2018 from William Morrow/ HarperCollins. Alice Bolin teaches nonfiction at the University of Memphis.
Miriam Bale is new Senior Programmer of the Indie Memphis Film Festival.
Monthly filmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts.
Rashna Richards will discuss what it means to teach Film and Media Studies in the twenty-first century. The first part of her talk will be based on her recent co-edited collection, For the Love of Cinema: Teaching Our Passion in and Outside the Classroom, which offers multiple ways to think about the relationship between the love of cinema and teaching. In the second half, she will expand this discussion by offering examples of her own teaching at Rhodes College and speaking more broadly about the role of film education.
Monthly filmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts. This month: Filmmaker Feedback — an open discussion about what you would like to see from Indie Memphis, as well as the rest of the filmmaking community at large, over the next year.