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2018 MFA Calendar of Events & Workshops



The preliminary schedule below is subject to instructor availability, weather, and pre-registration sign-ups. Click each event title for more information. More information will be added as it becomes available!


Saturday, Feb. 10, 1-5pm, Portland Media Center
Full details available at mainefilm.org/maine-filmmaking-2018

Join the MFA and some of Maine’s most celebrated Net-Gen filmmakers for a unique opportunity to pick up production tips and advice from professional writers, directors, and producers. The panel will be followed by a moderated Q&A and networking happy hour.

Scheduled Panelists: Mariah Klapatch, Josh Gerritsen, Sean Meshaw, Corey Norman, and Sam Brosnan.
Moderated by Eric Mofford of Lone Wolf Productions, and hosted by Tom Handel, MFA Co-Chair

Cost: $5 students; $10 MFA Members; $15 non-members.
Register to attend today through Eventbrite
Registration includes two drink tickets (beer/wine/non-alcoholic beverages) during our networking happy hour!

Saturday, March 24, 1-5pm, Portland Media Center
Full event details available at mainefilm.org/sound-crash-course

This intro to location sound recording is a beginner-level crash course in professional audio production. This workshop will cover topics such as “the science of sound,” best recording practices, post-production workflow, and fixing bad audio. Attendees will be instructed on several levels of audio equipment, starting with consumer-level gear and then moving on to professional-grade audio recorders, shotgun microphones, and wireless systems.

Whether you’re interested in learning how to construct your first audio kit, or simply want to make your current audio sound better, this is the workshop for you.

Instructor: Aaron Boothroyd, Photo/Video Specialist at The Jackson Laboratory and Adjunct Professor of New Media at the University of Maine

Aaron Boothroyd is a filmmaker, educator, and media specialist. He has over a decade of professional experience, spanning multiple mediums, including location sound recording, audio design, digital composition, digital filmmaking, and still photography. He is an assistant professor of new media at the University of Maine, where he designs and instructs courses on 3-D modeling, animation, digital art, special effects, and audio production. He also works as a photo, video and audio specialist for The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Cost: $25 MFA Members; $50 non-members
Register today through Eventbrite!

Saturday, April 7, 10am-5pm, Portland Media Center
Full details coming soon!

Instructor: Matt Siegel, Director of PhotographyAs an award-winning director of photography, Matt conceives, designs, composes, and lights for commercials, features, documentaries, reality/adventure TV, branded content, and corporate communications. He balances his professional film career by conducting camera and lighting workshops around the world, demonstrating production techniques and new technology.

Cost: $75 MFA Members; $150 non-members
Registration coming soon!
This full-day workshop is limited to 14 participants.

Saturday, April 28, 1-5pm, Emerge Film Festival, Lewiston
Full details coming soon!

In conjunction with the Emerge Film Festival, join the MFA as we host a panel of Maine filmmakers who will share their experiences and expertise when it comes to making films in Maine.

Cost: TBD
Registration/RSVP coming soon!

Saturday,May 12, 10am-5pm, Portland Media Center
Full details coming soon!

Instructor: Matt Siegel, Director of PhotographyAs an award-winning director of photography, Matt conceives, designs, composes, and lights for commercials, features, documentaries, reality/adventure TV, branded content, and corporate communications. He balances his professional film career by conducting camera and lighting workshops around the world, demonstrating production techniques and new technology.

Cost: $75 MFA Members; $150 non-members
Registration coming soon!
This full-day workshop is limited to 14 participants.

Saturday, June 2, 10am-5pm, USM Communication & Media Studies Production Center
Full details coming soon!

Instructors: 
Neil Shelley, ADOBE Premiere Expert
Geoff Leighton, Leighton ImagesGeoff has produced numerous short documentaries,  and has been a cinematographer, editor, and producer of many documentaries, feature films, and shorts. Geoffrey teaches Special Effects and Animation at University of Southern Maine, and has shared his wealth of knowledge and experience by teaching at at MECA and SMCC.

Cost: $75 MFA Members; $150 non-members
Registration coming soon!
This full-day workshop is limited to 16 participants.

Saturday, June 23, 10am-5pm, Portland Media Center
Full details coming soon!

Cost: $75 MFA Members; $150 non-members.
Registration coming soon!
This full-day workshop is limited to 14 participants.

Saturday, July 21, Maine International Film Festival
Full details coming soon!

Cost: TBD

Saturday-Sunday, August 11-12
Location TBD
More details coming soon!

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10am-4pm, USM Media Lab
More details coming soon!

Instructors:
Geoff Leighton, Leighton ImagesGeoff has produced numerous short documentaries,  and has been a cinematographer, editor, and producer of many documentaries, feature films, and shorts. Geoffrey teaches Special Effects and Animation at University of Southern Maine, and has shared his wealth of knowledge and experience by teaching at at MECA and SMCC.

Cost: $25 MFA Members; $50 non-members
Registration coming soon!
This full-day workshop is limited to 30 participants.

Saturday, October 20, 1-5pm, High Output, Portland
More details coming soon!

Instructors:
Matt Siegel, Director of Photography
As an award-winning director of photography, Matt conceives, designs, composes, and lights for commercials, features, documentaries, reality/adventure TV, branded content, and corporate communications. He balances his professional film career by conducting camera and lighting workshops around the world, demonstrating production techniques and new technology.

Cost: $35 MFA Members; $75 non-members, FREE to students
Registration coming soon!

Saturday, Nov. 3, 1-5 pm
Location TBD
More details coming soon!

This event is exclusively for MFA Members. Join today at mainefilm.org/membership!

Cost: FREE for MFA Members
RSVP coming soon!


Join the Maine Film Association today for discounted or free admission to all MFA events.

Scholarship opportunities are always available for any of our educational events. Please email us at info@mainefilm.org to inquire about the details!