Workshops


All 2017 festival workshops are free events.


Friday, July 21st: 11:00am - 12:00pm (Museum of Arts & Sciences - Planetarium)

BREAKING THE FRAME: CRAFTING AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE presented by Diana Reichenbach

Immersive mediums, such as fulldome, are unique in that they can provide an experience that envelops the viewer. Orchestrating that precise moment when the viewer becomes immersed and is released into the content is no easy task. In this presentation, Diana discusses the evolution of her interest in seeking immersion for audiences through fulldome, projection mapping, and architectural installations in both her independent and commercial work.

Museum of Arts & Sciences - 4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210

 

Friday, July 21st: 1:30pm - 3:30pm (Museum of Arts & Sciences - Planetarium)

DESIGNING FOR THE DOME: GETTING STARTED IN IMMERSIVE CINEMA presented by Diana Reichenbach

This workshop is designed for for industry professionals, filmmakers, and artists looking to get started in fulldome filmmaking. Topics include how to think about the space, the technical standards of the format, and tips to crafting a memorable experience. Participants view examples of films and participate in a demo of content creation.

Museum of Arts & Sciences - 4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210

 

Diana Reichenbach Bio 

Diana Reichenbach is an award-winning multimedia artist specializing in immersive and architectural media.  Her work has been screened in festivals and venues across five continents, and her recent commissioned work includes a multimedia artwork for Virgin Atlantic Airways featured at the Los Angeles Airport. As an artist, she is interested in communicating a uniquely personal, introspective moment of immersion. Specifically, she uses animation and sound to communicate these moments through time-based progressions of shifting color, form, texture, and movement. In addition to independent and professional work, she is a Professor of Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design. 

www.dianareichenbach.com


Saturday, July 22nd: 12:00pm - 1:30pm (Tubman African American Museum - Lecture Room)

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN MEDIA presented by the Mark Chubb

This workshop introduces the working musician to different aspects of media-based music production and business. Topics include brief overviews of the purposes of music in media, types of music used in media, and how to get your music placed in media.

Tubman Museum - 310 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

 

Saturday, July 22nd: 3:30pm - 4:45pm (Tubman African American Museum - Lecture Room)

THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC IN FILM presented by the Mark Chubb

This workshop focuses on the uses of music in media. Topics include brief discussions of the roles of music supervisors, composers, editors, music editors, music licensing, and types of uses.

Tubman Museum - 310 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

 

Mark Chubb Bio 

Mark Anthony Chubb has produced music for numerous cable channels, including Spike TV, MTV, the Style Channel, the A&E Channel, and Fit TV. His music appeared on Oprah’s Big Give, the Peabody Award winning series Latino Americans, and has also been featured in Computer Music magazine. His compositions have been performed at the University of Iowa, Western Washington University, the Midwest Composer’s Symposium and SEAMUS.

He provided the score to the short feature film, In The Garden Growing, which took top honors at Projections Film Festival in Bellingham, Washington. His most recent short feature, Drain Desert Tanner, won six awards at the Inland Empire 48 Hours Film Festival including Best Musical Score.  It was also screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, winning the Coup de Coeur (Best Entry Award). In 2011, he provided the music for the capital fundraising campaign of Cal Poly Pomona, which has raised over $100 million thus far.

In addition to his role as a film and TV composer, he taught at Western Washington University from 2003 to 2007, where he was nominated for Faculty of the Year for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He held a tenure-track position at Cal Poly Pomona from 2007-2012, where he was Assistant Professor in Music Industry Studies. Recently, he served as Interim Instructor of Music Theory and Literature at Morehouse College.


Saturday, July 22nd: 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Tubman African American Museum - Lecture Room)         

FILM FESTIVAL STRATEGY CRASH COURSE presented by Christopher Holland

Having trouble narrowing down the giant list of film festivals out there to the ones that are the best for your film? This crash course in festival strategy will help you through one of the most difficult parts of the festival process: creating a target list of festivals that increases your chances of acceptance and keeps your submissions budget in check. 

You'll learn:

  • How film festival programming really works
  • How important it is to "know someone" 
  • How much to budget for submissions
  • What to look for in a film festival
  • The secrets of festival research on the web
  • Presentation tips to give your film that extra edge 

Tubman Museum - 310 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

 

Christopher Holland Bio 

Christopher Holland is a consultant on marketing and festival strategy for independent filmmakers around the world. He is also the author of Film Festival Secrets: A Handbook for Independent Filmmakers (filmfestivalsecrets.com). For more than a decade Chris has worked on all sides of the festival circuit, including time spent at B-Side Entertainment, Slated, IFP, the Austin Film Festival and Atlanta Film Festival. He believes that hot dogs are not sandwiches.