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The Maine Film Association (MFA) advances the art, craft, and business of filmmaking in Maine. Our vision is to make Maine a great place to live and work as a filmmaker.

We’re a trade organization made up of an active group of production companies, film and video professionals, TV stations, students, actors, musicians, writers, crew members, and others interested in advancing the film industry in Maine. If you envision the same future for the film industry in Maine, join as a member today!

 


UPCOMING MFA EVENTS

Camera Assistant & Data Management
Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 10am-5pm
Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Full event details available at mainefilm.org/camera-assistant!

To assist Maine camera crews in understanding and adopting the professional standards recognized by the motion picture industry, the MFA has created a one-day intensive Camera Assistant Workshop which outlines the tools, techniques, protocol, and procedures associated with the job of camera assisting.

Instructor: Matt Siegel, Director of Photography.

Matt Siegel is an award-winning producer and director of photography, and…a former camera assistant.

As a Union camera assistant and operator, Matt worked his way up through the camera department before assuming the duties as a director of photography. He assisted and operated for the world’s finest directors of photography including Allen Daviau, Haskell Wexler, Conrad Hall, John Alonzo, Bob Primes, Nancy Schreiber, and Vilmos Zsigmond.

From 2003-2007, Matt was head of nationwide training and new technology education for the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) IATSE Local 600. He also worked with Doug Hart, author of The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook, and for 15 years team taught his famous Camera Assistant Workshop at The Workshops in Rockport, Maine.

Matt balances his professional film career by conducting camera and lighting workshops around the world, demonstrating production techniques and new technology for ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, and Panasonic. He is a former professor of cinematography at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and will be teaching cinematography and lighting workshops this summer at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine.

Cost: $75 MFA Members; $150 non-members
Register today through Eventbrite!
This full-day workshop is limited to 16 participants, and has sold out. Visit Eventbrite to get on the waitlist!

Thank you to our Marquis Business Member for their generous support!

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