Filmtech’s 3-hour workshops give you
Filmtech’s 3-hour workshops give you an overview of various parts of the filmmaking process and serve as an introduction to the longer classes and programs we offer.
Screenwriting, Camera Operation, Sound Gathering, Lighting, Editing, Production Assisting, Location Scouting, Casting Calls, Make-up.
Enroll in one or more of these sessions to start honing your skills and get formal professional training in some of the many aspects of film and video production.
All workshops are designed for the low-budget independent filmmaker.
$25 in advance. $30 at the door.
Year Around Event (2017)
2019 S. JUNIPER ST Philadelphia, PA 19148
SUBMISSION WINDOW July 1 - September
July 1 – September 30, 2017
Peter and I purchased Sun & Earth in January, and during the process of due diligence we uncovered an amazing gem, a 6 min film featuring our product. No, it wasn’t a commercial, no, it wasn’t professionally shot, and no, we don’t even sell our product the way the film describes, BUT, we were so enamored by the creativity and imagination of this young filmmaker that we wanted to inspire more filmmakers to unleash their interpretations of our awesome products and share them with the universe.
Please join us and create a short film up to 10min long, and help us tell our story.
Let’s Get Cleaned up Film Competition is a way for people who are fans of Sun and Earth and those new to the products to celebrate their favorite line of green cleaning products.
~Donna and Peter Witonsky, Owners
October 11 – 22, 2017
SCREENING & RECEPTION
Event information to be announced soon
July 1 (Saturday) 12:00 am - September 30 (Saturday) 12:00 am
First Television Air Dates "The
First Television Air Dates “The Cut: The Journey of The Men and Women of Duffy’s Cut”” Channel 35 Mind TV entire Philadelphia Metropolitan region down to the Jersey Shore.
Air dates for Sept:
Sun, 09/17/2017 22:00:00:00…
Sat, 09/16/2017 00:00:00:00
Wed, 09/13/2017 22:00:00:00
Tue, 09/12/2017 21:00:00:00
Sun, 09/10/2017 21:00:00:00
Sat, 09/09/2017 20:00:00:00
Wed, 09/06/2017 21:00:00:00
“The Cut: The Journey of the Men and Women of Duffy’s Cut,” produced by Joe Magee, Roger Bruce and Art Swanlund of Irish American Films and directed by Shawn Swords (Wages of Spin I and II, Charlie Gracie “Fabulous” National PBS) with William Watson, Ph.D., professor of History at Immaculata University, serving as historical consultant in addition to his role as director of the Duffy’s Cut Project.
“The Cut” The Journey of the Men and Women of Duffy’s Cut,” is a feature length documentary film about the 57 Irish railroad workers who arrived in Philadelphia to build mile 59 of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, and died within six to eight weeks of violence and cholera. The Irishmen were from Donegal, Tyrone and Derry in Ulster, with an average age of 22. A project, headed by Dr. Watson and his brother Rev. Frank Watson, has been underway since 2002 to locate the graves of these workers and properly rebury them. To date, the graves of seven workers have been excavated. Work is ongoing to recover the remaining fifty bodies.
“This documentary is the newest and most extensive coverage of the Duffy’s Cut story and it places the events at Duffy’s Cut in the context of other 1832-era deaths of Irish immigrant laborers elsewhere in Chester County,” stated Dr. Watson. The film discusses the possibility of the site being the location of the worst mass murder in Pennsylvania history.
6 (Wednesday) - 17 (Sunday)
**NEW VENUE FOR 2017: Cavanaugh's
**NEW VENUE FOR 2017: Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square!**
The Black List expanded our Happy Hours for one primary reason: to create social hubs for writers around the world where they can meet other screenwriters and discuss the craft and the reality of the screenwriter’s life.
So join your fellow writers at our Philly happy hour! Come to enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet!
The event is free and open to the public, so spread the word to your writer friends but be sure to RSVP.
The Black List hosts happy hours on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square. Please RSVP at Eventbrite.com
If you have any questions at all, please contact PhillyBlacklist@gmail.com.
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square
421 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square
421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Black ListPhillyBlacklist@gmail.com
Our expert panel will answer
Our expert panel will answer your questions about the latest camera innovations for 2017 hosted at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester PA, we will have time to use gimbals and other hand held stabilizers on the museum floor!
Nick Lang, Nick Lang Media
Nick Lang is one of Philadelphia’s earliest adopters of Aerial Cinematography. His 2016 aerial reel was selected as a finalist for the US Drone Film Festival and InterDrone Film Festival.
His aerial work has been requested all over the world, most notably on Sir Richard Branson’s Private Island. He was a keynote speaker during Philly Tech week in 2015 and gives lectures and flying lessons throughout Philadelphia and the NJ area.
Abad Axerosa, Gato, Inc
Abad Rosa is the owner of Gato, inc. Gato provides high end camera movement solutions like Motion Control, Cable rigs, and a variety of camera movement devices and custom fabrication. Credits include House of Cards, CBS Sports, and Taylor Swift RED.
Justin Chan, Valley Creek Productions
Valley Creek Productions is a West Chester Based Wedding and Event video company that has been in operation since 2005. Justin is owner and manager of the business, that was recently named one of the top 20 LGBT owned business by the Philadelphia Business Journal and is top rated by Wedding Wire and The Knot.
He has a degree in Broadcasting from Temple University and his Masters in Business Administration from Penn State.
*Hot Clips – Bring Your Latest Short Clip to share!*
Meeting 7-9 PM
Sponsored by SlingStudio
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd
West Chester PA 19380
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380
Greater Philadelphia Videographers Association
Join us for our
|Join us for our event in partnership with The United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of PA and Temple University Department of Film and Media Arts, ‘The Philadelphia Project: Film As A Youth Development Tool to Deconstruct Narratives’. This event begins with a screening of hour-long documentary The Philadelphia Project starring students of local Strawberry Mansion High School, followed by a Q&A with Filmmaker, Erahm Christopher. This film will impact your approach to youth engagement, possibly filmmaking, and just may transform your very definition of Brotherly Love.
During the Q&A we will explore Erahm’s process of teaching youth and adults how to utilize the filmmaking thought process to connect, reconcile and expand their creativity to tackle social issues. Q&A will be moderated by Amira Smith, Director of Multicultural Affairs for Greater Philadelphia Film Office.
About the film
The Philadelphia Project is a thought-provoking film that explores the shared experience of the filmmaker, Erahm Christopher, with students of Strawberry Mansion High School. During a nine-month program, Erahm worked with sixteen youth at the only high school in the “most dangerous police district in Philadelphia”. Erahm trained the youth to deconstruct narrative media to understand how artistic techniques may influence how a viewer thinks and feels. The students learned how to apply the same method to express their thoughts regarding current events. The collaborative process helped unify the youth and improve their communication, public speaking and writing skills. The program culminated in a spoken word presentation to members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Erahm documented the entire program on camera, resulting in a 60-minute documentary, Philadelphia Project, currently being utilized as an educational tool to help improve the social dynamic of their urban community. Philadelphia Project explores important topics such as acceptance, perception, growing up in Philadelphia, and what Brotherly Love really means.
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122
Greater Philadelphia Film Officeamira@film.org