2018 Workshops

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All workshops held in Bldg 3, room 119

Saturday, June 9

3 – 4 pm

Creating Film and Media in Arizona

vacation-az-filmingWhat does AZ have to offer for independent filmmakers?  What is the “Reel Savings” program and how can local businesses benefit from it?  Why is AZ becoming an indie filmmaking paradise?

Presented by Arizona Film Commissioner Matthew Earl Jones

Sunday, June 10

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Student Shorts: Through Your Eyes Film Competition

Join us in supporting the next generation of filmmakers!  High School and College students will be showcasing their latest work!  Find out some of what the world looks like, “Through Their Eyes.”

Monday, June 11

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Behind the Scenes of Documentary Filmmaking

You’ve met a fascinating person. Someone HAS to tell their story! And that person is you. What is the next step? How do you work with the family? How do you decide which artists to interview while keeping the narrative in focus? That is the challenge and objective. Find out as the filmmakers for “The Man Behind the MusicEvan Archerd and Bob Burton join us to screen this “work-in-progress” then talk about the creating this fantastic film.

4:00 – 5:00 pm

You’re a Foley Artist!   –  Wait – What’s That?

foleyFoley (named after sound-effects artist Jack Foley) is the reproduction of everyday sounds that are added to film, video, and other media in postproduction. If it’s NOT there you would notice!  If it IS there you aren’t supposed to notice!  Footsteps, squeaky doors, breaking glass event the swish of clothing.

Come experience what it’s like to be a Foley Artist during the Hands-on workshop with film sound engineer Noah Blough!

Presented by: Noah Blough


Tuesday, June 12

freedomrunners2:00 – 3:30 pm

Documentaries: How Film can Foster Social Change

“Us” and “Them,” those who “belong here” vs. those who are considered “outsiders” – these enduring themes are the foundation for intergroup conflicts of all types. In this workshop, participants will watch “Freedom Runners,” a documentary featuring Tel Aviv-based teacher Rotem Genossar, who established a running team for his African refugee students, whose families fled their home countries and are living in Israel with no legal status. Following the documentary, Yavapai College Sociology Professor Dr. Karly Way Schauwecker will lead a discussion of in-group/out-group conflicts, the inherent learning opportunities presented through a greater understanding of universal applications of “us” and “them,” and what we all can do to diminish the dividing lines.

Presented by: Dr. Karly Way Schauwecker

The Film Critics – What the Heck Were they Thinking?

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Film lovers should be encouraged to embrace their opinions and thoughts on the films they are watching, and to find a place for those thoughts.  Films stir impressions, shift perspective, conjure new language – ultimately creating the film critic. Beginning with the first recorded film reviews, Vachel Lindsay’s ‘The Art of the Moving Picture (1915), film criticism has given meaning to the form and validated the filmmaker as an artist.  Join film critic Bill Pierce and YC Film & Media Arts Instructor Lindsay Bane as they take a look at film criticism’s place in 2018.

Presented by: Bill Pierce and Lindsay Bane

Wednesday, June 13

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Name that Film!

How often do you reply in conversation with a line from a movie? “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” or maybe “Here’s lookin’ at you kid.” Join us for A Few Good Lines, a short, live play by Micki Shelton. Micki has done the unthinkable, created a short play crafted almost entirely using lines from classic films. You see, Mary and Peter are writing a screenplay. All Peter does is “stir the tanks” when suddenly the only words coming out of their mouths are lines from classic movies. And here’s the deal: You get to identify films the lines are taken from. Or just enjoy! But audience members who identify the most lines get a prize.

Presented by: Micki Shelton


Thursday, June 14

4:00 – 5:00 pm

So – Your Life is a Movie?

Has it been said that your life is like a movie? If so, this presentation is for you. Should you not be able to shed the idea that you should write – or sit with a writer – to sort out if/how your life could make a movie, what do you do? Here, we will outline the starting point for documenting your life in a manner consistent with how movies flow or novels are written. Some checkpoints to decide if hiring a pro is worth it or if you should go it alone. And some practical nuts and bolts… how to create an agreement, how life rights movie deals work, and what to expect when offering you inner moments to the silver screen.

Presented by: Philip Sedgwick

alan-johnThursday – Friday, June 14 and 15 – 2 Day Filmmaking Bootcamp!

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Bring a sack lunch)

Intro to Filmmaking: From Story Boarding to Story Live-Action

Join professional and award-winning filmmakers Bruce Dorn, Alan Davis and producer John de Dios for a two-day boot camp to explore the tools and techniques of contemporary documentary and narrative filmmaking. From finding an idea to storyboarding to actually working in teams to create a scene, you are a part of a real-world filmmaking crew! Work with some of the top-of-the-line technology in the business courtesy of Yavapai College’s Film & Media Arts Department. Sign up here.

Presented by: Bruce Dorn, Alan Davis, and John de Dios


Friday, June 15  

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Weaving Webs

How is it that the fates of characters in film, TV, novels or storytelling capture our attention and anchor us to watch, read and remain hooked?  In this presentation, Philip will outline methods for structuring plot points, subplots and creating riveting interactions between characters. As well, savvy methods of thickening emotional interactions between characters and heightening drama will be revealed. Whether a screenwriter, novelist – or aspiring in either of those worlds – or wanting to become a better storyteller, this is for you. Who knows? You might even sort out some of the drama that appears in the lives of those who surround you and turn it into a film.

Presented by: Philip Sedgwick

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