Will a film degree help me get work? Join this moderated discussion among three film industry professionals who have and have not attended film school on their way to careers in the film industry. The conversation is not intended to determine a right/wrong path, but rather to share the expertise from professionals about what it takes to get your foot in the door and then create a successful career in film production.
Caleb Young, Director/Producer (Do You See Colors When You Close Your Eyes?, Lavender Creases of Evening), Tristan Senuik, Director/Producer/ Editor (Zero Zero, Float, PBS children's show Bizkids), Sam Kelly, Executive Producer (All Is Well) and Jesse Harris, Director (international commercial work) & Founder (NFFTY)
Over 50% of the Office of Film + Music’s film permits are for corporate and commercial work. This moderated discussion among three film industry professionals will uncover what work is happening in Seattle, where to find it, and how to take part in it. Learn about how and where to find work in the region from the producers who are hiring.
Sarah Crowe, Producer (Amazon), Eddie Rehfeldt Executive Creative Director/PNW (Edelman), Alan Nay, Founder (World Famous), Craig Brooks (Kontent Partners)
Many creative forces must combine to create the emotional experience of films. Join this moderated discussion among three film industry creatives responsible for the look and feel of feature films. The discussion will focus on the collaborative interaction between key creatives who guide the look, pace, and sound of films, creating the emotional connection between the audience and the screen.
Meilissa (Matthies) Purcell, Production Designer/Art Director (Rushmore, Forces of Nature & more), Ron Leamon, Costume Designer (One False Move, Smoke Signals, What the Bleep Do We Know? and more)
Seattle? L.A.? Atlanta? This moderated discussion among three film industry professionals with local, national, and international film production experience, will focus on reasons for building your film career locally versus choosing other film production centers/regions.
Chris Donaldson, Owner/Producer (Hand Crank Films), Jennifer Roth, Producer (Mudbound, Black Swan, & more), and Jacob Leander, Producer (iFilmThat/tv series, Drag Becomes Him, & more), Lisa Hammond, Production Designer, Stylist& Creative Consultant (Safety Not Guaranteed & more)
Virtual and Augmented Reality film making and consumer experience tools are no longer science fiction – they’re here and being used every day. Join this moderated discussion of AR/VR professionals to learn practical ways this, and other new technologies, can be used in your visual storytelling.
Kim Voynar, Co-Founder (Wondertek), Avery Wagar, Ballard VR Club Leader, Xuny Haley, Operations Manager (CoMotion at University of Washington)and Amy Lillard, Executive Director (Washington Filmworks)
Action! Cut! Rent that C-Stand! Write that check! Making a movie is half creative and half business. Learn how directors and producers balance how to get magic on the screen with having resources to get it on the screen. This moderated discussion among directors and producers will shed light on roles and collaboration to get the work from vision to screen.
Bao Tran, Director (Cho Lan, Jackpot & more), Jesse Bryan, Founding Partner/Executive Creative Director (Belief Agency), Warren Etheredge, Founder (The Warren Report), Jennessa West, Owner/Producer (Pressing Pictures, LLC)