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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.

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Lights, Camera, Action! seminar Aug. 27th in Saratoga at W2F

Lights, Camera, Action! at the Wyoming Film Festival

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Create professional videos without being a professional! Sign up for the Wyoming Community Media (WCM) Lights, Camera, Action! seminar August 27th through the Carbon County Higher Education Center (CCHEC).

WCM and CCHEC are teaming up to provide the video production seminar during the Wyoming Film Festival in Saratoga.

Participants will produce a short film during the class which will be screened at the Wyoming Film Festival on Saturday night August 27th. Also, there will be hands-on practical filming opportunities. The W2F is also has a need for panelists, speakers and filmmakers to be filmed for a documentary.

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

Lights, Camera, Action! instructor Alan O'Hashi

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The seminar instructor is WCM Executive Director and Producer Alan O’Hashi. He has been providing video – TV and Movie production services and training since 2004 and also produces the Cheyenne International Film Festival and The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 hour film making festival.

Upcoming workshop dates:

Cost: $50 Location: Platte Valley Community Center – Saratoga, Wyoming
Registration Information: (307) 328-9204

Thank you to the Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine, Wyoming Film Office, and the Carbon County Higher Education Center for their support.

These workshops are being offered for enrichment. No college credit will be issued. CCHEC reserves the right to cancel any classes without sufficient registration.

Seeking extras and production crew July 23rd during CFD

Lights Camera Action!

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CREW
WCM and Angel Street Films are producing a short film The Rose Garden (working title) set in Cheyenne, Wyoming during Cheyenne Frontier Days. We need a small crew for the day at the CFD parade, the gunslinger town, Frontier Park carnival and rodeo arena. Media passes provided Please download and complete the participation release and return it to the email below:

  • Production Assistants
  • Make up artist
  • Boom operator
  • Assistant Director
  • 2nd camera operator

EXTRAS
We also need some extras during the parade for a shot that takes place in front of Marv’s Pawn Shop at the corner of 16th Street and Carey Ave.

When: Saturday, July 23rd – 8am to 4pm

Where: Staging location 109 E. 17th Street (corner of Central and 17th St)

If interested download and complete the participation release and email it to bvet22@yahoo.com or call 307-509-0181

First ‘Lights, Camera, Action! workshop attracts 6 participants

WCM - LCCC Lights Camera Action! workshop

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KGWN TV reporter Kyle Marley was on hand for the WCM – Laramie County Community College Lights, Camera, Action! video production and storytelling workshop recently.

By: Kyle Markley
KGWN News Channel 5
Using video to tell a story can be done in a variety of ways. It can be used to make a commercial, a movie, or possibly a TV show.

Alan O’Hashi started doing community based media training back in 2004, and loves sharing his passion with others. “I live vicariously through other people,” said O’Hashi. “There are folks I know who have been doing this business for quite a number of years, and have shot on film and worked in the business for a long time.”

Saturday’s class was the first of it’s kind that has been taught in Cheyenne. “It was really kind of fun to work with people I would consider non-traditional students. I’ve taught this class before in Laramie and just got back from doing it up in Casper.”

Joseph Goodrich was one of O’Hashi’s students and was looking to make himself more marketable as a professional through this class. “I’m a very experienced photographer,” said Goodrich. “I’m looking to expand my skills and put some more tools in the toolbox and a natural ascension would be to go to video.”

Goodrich learned the right way to tell a story with his work. “I really enjoyed the script writing analysis of it. I found that telling the story from beginning, middle, and end, and thinking the story all the way through is an excellent way to prepare yourself before you get behind the camera.”

Goodrich aspires to shoot a reality TV show, and he found the class to be just what he needed to take that first step. “I think this is an excellent first step. Especially if you have no camera experience because not only do you cover the editing process I described earlier, but we cover lights.”

O’Hashi said he hopes his students have the tools they need to use video to their advantage.”They can pick up a professional camera and do the same type of story telling. Really helping people engage, talk about their differences, talk about what they have in common really in sort of the safe space of video.”

To sign up for classes coming in June, you can visit the Wyoming Community Media Website at wycomedia.com

WCM – LCCC teaching ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ Next workshop June 16th

Register through LCCC

Create professional videos without being a professional! Download the catalog then sign up through Laramie County Community College.

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

Optional: As part of a grant, earn a small stipend to help cover the cost of your class by serving as a crew member on an actual community video production project. Details of the dates and times of the community projects will be presented at the end of your workshop.
Upcoming workshop dates:

• 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16
• 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 18
• 4:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23

Cost: $95 Location: Historic Hynds Building, Downtown Cheyenne
Registration: 307.778.1236 or online lccc.wy.edu

Thank you to the Wyoming Arts Council, Visit Cheyenne, Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority, Plains Hotel, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine, Wyoming Film Office, and City of Cheyenne for their support.

These workshops are being offered for enrichment. No college credit will be issued. LCCC reserves the right to cancel any classes without sufficient registration.

WCM and Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine tells transmedia stories

Find the latest edition of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine (WLM) and see transmedia storytelling in action. On page 9 is the print version of the inauguration of Governor Matt Mead.

You’re then led to a link on WLM Telvision (WLMTV) to watch a video news package of the day’s activities that started at the Cheyenne Civic Center and ended with hundreds of well-wishers at the state capitol building.

WCM and WLM caught up with the Governor, Secretary of State Max Maxfield and Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill. Reporters also talked with inauguration activity attendees from around Wyoming. Watch the video by clicking on the Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine logo.

Get out the vote for ‘Gambling for the Future’ in the Wyo Short Film Contest

Wyoming Community Media taught a video production class at the Wind River Tribal College in Ethete, Wyoming during January 2011. The students shot four movies in five days. One of the films is “Gambling for the Future: The Northern Arapaho and Indian Gaming in Wyoming”

It is entered in the Wyoming Film Office Short Film Contest. The top 10 entrants are determined by People’s Choice and the top ten judged by a panel of experts who determine the winner.

Click on the image to view the movie and vote. It’s a small hassle to vote. Open the link, create a user name and password and vote for the film by clicking on a star below the video player. Watch the movie and make comments!

Here’s a synopsis of the film: High-stakes gambling on Native American lands has been controversial over the years.

Former Northern Arapaho Tribal Business Council Chairman Harvey Spoonhunter and Northern Arapaho Tribal Liaison, Wyoming Office of the Governor Gary Collins recount the hurdles the tribe had to jump, including challenges by the State of Wyoming in Federal Court.

Tribal officials, including Wind River Casino Marketing Director, Jackie Dorothy, and Sky People Higher Education Finance Office Ken Smith talk about how this new form of economic development has changed the lives of tribal members and will preserve the tribal culture for generations to come. Tribal members John Brown and Lisa Yawakia tell their stories about how the new reservation economy has changed their lives.