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Lights Camera Action video production workshops set

Lights Camera Action workshop participants frame up a shot during a recent session in Downtown Cheyenne

Lights, Camera, Action! Wyoming Community Media presents its video production seminar. You’ll produce a short film during the class. Classes are held at the Hynds Building – 1608 Capitol Avenue.

August 31 – 10am – 4pm
September 10 – 9am – 3pm
September 13 – 10am – 4pm

Learn the basics about how to operate a video camera, setting up lights and sound and the fundamentals of screenwriting while working on an actual film production project.

Here’s the video produced by the a similar production class: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Tsch-q86w&NR=1

Thank you to the Wyoming Arts Council, Laramie County Community College and Wyoming Film Office for their support.


The Shoot Out Cheyenne set for Sept 23 – 25: $1000 Top Prize

Click on the TSOC logo and get to the registration page.

The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 hour film making festival is set for September 23 – 25 in Downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming. Last year, 21 teams took the challenge and competed for $1000 in top prize money. Enter online by clicking on the TSOC logo.

Production groups of 1 or more are challenged to complete a 7-minute movie in 24 hours starting Friday night, September at 6pm in the lobby of the Historic Plains Hotel.

Contestants deliver their finished movie on a tape or digital file by 6pm on Saturday at 6pm.

You don’t have to be a filmmaker to enjoy the event. The top 10 films will be screened on Sunday afternoon September 25th at the Atlas Theatre 211 W. 16th Street – Doors open at 1pm with entertainment and movies and awards at 2pm. Refreshments will be available in the lobby.

For details, check out the website at: http://www.theshootoutcheyenne.com/

Wyoming Community Media wishes all a Merry Christmas!

Wyoming Community Media (WCM) wishes all its supporters and volunteers a Merry Christmas. As we move toward the end of 2010 and into 2011, it’s been a very good year for WCM and we can only continue to move forward with continued support from you.

The year began with big plans for the Cheyenne International Film Festival and in five short months, the first annual event was a big success with 35 films screened at the Historic Atlas Theatre in Downtown Cheyenne. Opening night included a documentary film by Cheyenne native Dan Junge.

There was no rest because planning was soon underway for The Shoot Out Cheyenne in mid-October. There were 21 teams from Cheyenne, Riverton, Torrington, Laramie, Denver, Golden and Boulder, Colorado.

The Wyoming Arts Council granted funds for WCM to develop the New Creative Economy around digital media arts which gets underway with a training class at the Wind River Tribal College in Ethete, Wyoming during January 2011. Many thanks to our sponsors: Visit Cheyenne, Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority, Historic Plains Hotel and the Wyoming Film Office for making our season possible.

The Cheyenne International Film Festival is seeking entries for the 2nd event happening May 20 – 22 and hope CIFF2 will be better than the first.

All in all, it was a good year and WCM, the Cheyenne International Film Festival and The Shoot Out Cheyenne with you all a Merry Christmas! One last thing, Wyoming has been the setting for some great movies, including “The Homecoming – A Christmas Story” which was the inspiration for the “Waltons” tv series. Click on the DVD jacket to view the trailer.