Classes and Workshops

TRAINING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

A number of vendors offer workshops and training classes for various film and TV jobs. While the training can be excellent, most of these courses have an associated fee to participate, and there is no guarantee employment will result. The following list is for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

+ SET PRODUCTION ASSISTANT WORKSHOPS – MULTIPLE DATES – FAYETTEVILLE, GA
Workshops will be held, Saturday & Sunday, February 18th & 19th OR March 18th & 19th
SAT. 9 a.m. to 4p.m., SUN. 1pm – 7pm
Address: Open Rivers Pictures, 461 Sandy Creek Road, Fayetteville, GA 30214 located in the, Pinewood Atlanta Studios Production Centre. $135.00 registration fee before February 12th, $150.00 after February 13th 10% Military Discount (Call for military discount). To register visit, www.openriverspictures.com
+ PACT (Production Assistant Certification Training) – MULTIPLE DATES – MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
A job as a PA is the best way to break into film and TV. Whether you desire to be a director, AD, make-up artist, or production crew member, taking our course to become a PA provides you the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge and training about life on a production set and the role of each position. Our course has successfully prepared graduates working on films as Production Assistants.

The PA is the flexible “do-all” production member tasked with anything from running errands, directing traffic, escorting actors to and from the set and wrangling extras. The PA may be responsible for logging tapes, getting snacks, or helping set up equipment. No matter which task the PA is asked to perform it is expected that a thorough understanding of set etiquette, a great attitude, adherence to set safety and knowledge about the job and set are presented. Our program provides the platform to learn the duties and expectations to be a professional
Production Assistant.

Professional Industry Instructors:
The two-day course, taught by industry professionals with over 30 yrs experience prepares graduates for careers as a Set/Location PA and offers a direct view into what goes on behind the scenes in the Film & Television industry.

Hands-On Training:
Because we believe that real-world experience brings you closer to your goals of being hired as a PA, our training provides realistic training in addition to necessary classroom instruction . Students learn:

• Set Etiquette
• Walkie Talkie Communication
• Set protocol: “Do’s and Don’ts”
• Gear and supplies
• Introduction to Set Safety & Protocol
• Set Call Outs, Lock-Ups
• Production Equipment
• Production Departments: Roles & Responsibilities
• Production Terminology/Lingo
• Crew Positions
• Overview of Office Production Forms & Duties
• PA Resume Assistance
• Job Readiness & Internship Opportunities
• Effective Networking
• Job Placement Assistance

REGISTRATION ONLY $149
$99 for VGIFT (Veterans of GA In Film & TV) members(Form DD214 required)

ATLANTA TRAINING:

SAT FEB 25, 2017 9AM—5 PM
SUN FEB 26, 2017 1PM—6 PM

GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting)
260 14th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Register Now! : https://atlproductionassistantcertificationtraining.eventbrite.com

MACON TRAINING:

SAT MAR 18, 2017 9AM—5 PM
SUN MAR 19, 2017 1PM—6 PM

SoChi Studios
534 2nd St
Macon, GA 31201

Register Now!
https://maconproductionassistantcertificationtrainin.eventbrite.com

FOR VETERANS

The Atlanta Veterans Association is proud to present VGIFT (Veterans of GA in Film & Television), a program created to educate and train Veterans in careers and employment in Georgia’s Entertainment Industry (Film, Television, Theater, Digital Media, & Music). VGIFT offers short and long term training programs including acting workshops, set design, production assistant, script writing, film production, directing, digital cinematography, photography, lighting & grip, editing, graphic design, etc. which encompasses all aspects of Georgia’s entertainment industry. VGIFT members can apply for grants, scholarships and tuition discounts or may be eligible for free training programs (*conditions apply). VGIFT membership is $25 per year.

Join VGIFT at Join it – Member Management

+ YOGA FOR ACTORS – MARCH 6-27, 2017 – ATLANTA, GA
What is “Yoga For Actors,“? It’s a 4 week course that combines the meditative practice of yoga with the mindfulness required to deliver authentic performances in your own acting career. Each class will incorporate yoga and acting training in a collaborative, challenging environment, with the goal of grounding your mind, body, soul & performances
Dates: Mondays, March 6th – March 27th (4 weeks)
Time: 4:30-6pm
Location:
Catapult Acting Studios
1955 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 220
Atlanta, GA 30329
Investment: $99
This 4 week workshop will introduce ways to improve your mental and physical preparation for auditions and being on-set or on-stage. We will focus on developing ways to increase focus so that you can stay grounded, in the moment and feel clear and relaxed. We all know the stress that comes with our profession. This workshop will give you the tools to better handle uncertainty, fear and nerves that can negatively impact the quality of our performance. We’ll focus on finding freedom, strength, and flexibility in the body and mind so we can be fully engaged and flexible in the audition room, on stage, and on set.
We will focus on the development and enhancement of three key areas :
• Voice
• Physical Stamina (asana/poses)
• Mental Preparation (meditation and breath work)Registration on Catapult Acting Studios website: https://www.catapultacting.com/yoga/Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1857987497817503/
+ OPEN RIVER PICTURES CLASSES – MULTIPLE DATES – FAYETTEVILLE, GA
How to Produce A Film Backwards: August-October 2017

Intro to Production Accounting: March 25, 2017

Light & Grip- Beginners Boot camp: May 6, 2017

Office Production Assistant Workshops: April 8, 2017 and June 3, 2017

Set Production Assistant Workshops: April-July 2017

For more information please visit: www.openriverspictures.com

BE A STAR ENTERTAINMENT SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS – MULTIPLE DATES – BUFORD, GA
Atlanta-based event entertainment company Be A Star Entertainment is excited to announce its new film screenwriting workshops!This is an ongoing workshop for those who aspire to become a professional screenwriter for film. I am a graduate of the Writing, Directing, Producing Film Connection school in Los Angeles. I will be teaching the fundamentals of writing a full feature film.

There will be 8 courses to this workshop. In order to write a first draft of a screenplay it will take a lot of time and commitment and rewrites in order to get it right. It takes a mentor or teacher who has done it to coach and help you get it done!
Class syllabus: We will cover how to write a synopsis, logline, write a first draft of ACT I, II, III and IV, plot points, storyboarding, how to make a tear book, using Final Draft professional writing software program, along with film writing guidelines and sequencing for proper format to get your script accepted by a producer. We will include some film studies as examples and how to register your script to protect your copyrighted materials. We will also cover producing a pitch page and sizzle reel that you will need to try and sell your script to Hollywood! We will practice pitching our script in class for feedback. Finally, we will discuss ways in which you can sell and market your script and the legal aspects.

At the end of this workshop series you should be on your way to complete your first draft of a professional screenplay that you can then proudly register and be prepared to pitch to film producers!

Classes start in March 2017 and meet 2x month through June
Location TBD in Atlanta. For more information, schedule and pricing please email info@beastarentertainment.com or call (404) 825-2151. Updates for class information will be posted on http://beastarentertainment.com/blog/

+ PROFESSIONAL STUNT TRAINING FOR FILM AND TV – MULTIPLE DATES – BUFORD, GA
L.A. Stunts offers professional stunt training for film and TV at our own 3,000 sf facility in Buford, GA. Our Stunt Boot Camp program began in 2008 and has helped a number of today’s top stunt performers get started in the business. Our Stunt Boot Camp is a 6 day program perfect for actors interested in safely doing more of their own stunts, working stunt performers interested in building their skill set and improving their technique, and athletes and dancers new to the stunt industry. The cost of the 6 day Stunt Boot Camp program is $1850, with a deposit of $925 to hold your spot in the class and the balance of $925 due 3 weeks before the session.

Advanced 3 Day Workshops follow each Stunt Boot Camp and are $975.
We also offer monthly facility memberships to enable Stunt Boot Camp graduates and trained stunt performers to keep up their skills.
For additional information and dates of upcoming sessions please visit www.lastuntstrainingcenter.com

 

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