It’s been a year exactly since I did my first workshop using the American Film Institute’s “Lights! Camera! Education!” program and I marked that milestone by facilitating 4 full day sessions and 2 breakouts over the last week. From Kankakee to Bucks County, PA and back to Illinois for our own IL-TCE, educators were doing everything they could to get through that stubborn door. And for as many times as I’ve seen people through the exercise, I am continually amazed at the creativity educators bring to shot angles, the sound, and the relief. The Kankakee group took advantage of an empty building on a Saturday. The folks in PA managed to build their tension in a busy county ed center. And back in IL, both days’ film crews found plenty of inspiration in our convention center, hotel, and Mario Tricocci salon. A special thanks to those salon folks – they were great sports!
We are still searching for a solution to importing video from a hard drive camera into Windows Movie Maker. I’ve seen it done once, but still can’t determine what the enchanted codec is. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
So, I’m home for a few days before heading to the MACUL conference to share some more movie makin’ magic and spend an evening with the Michigan DEN. Here’s to another year of sharing Hollywood tips! And get ready for the AFI debut of ScreenNation in the next few weeks. It will be a great site for learning and sharing.