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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.

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

Click on the image of the WCM - LCCC Lights, Camera, Action! workshop to watch Kyle Markley's story.

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.

WCM seeks nonprofits with stories to tell

Wyoming Community Media (WCM) seeks Wyoming-based 501(c)(3) organizations who want to tell their stories in transmedia formats. What if you could tell your story to audiences in a variety of ways – video on TV; on the printed page; audio on the radio; photo essays.

It’s common knowledge these days that people obtain their information in a variety of ways. Some people are auditory learners, others rely on seeing the news and some are kinetic learners and want to get closer to what they are learning through experiences.

The more complex your organization’s mission the better. WCM will work with you to tell your stories better. Maybe you have some case studies you’d like to roll out, or basic information about your group, or want to get a fund raising message across.

If you’ve been keeping up with the WCM posts lately, you’ll know that the Wyoming Arts Council approved a grant to do just what is being asked. WCM in collaboration with Laramie County Community College is putting together a transmedia production class based in the community. Teams will work with nonprofits to get messages out there.

The grant funds allow WCM to defray its production costs and organizations are asked to also participate with a small production fee that will be plowed back into the project.

If interested, please respond by email to WCM Transmedia Project

WCM developing technical certificate in video production

Wyoming leads the nation in post high school technical certificates earned by Wyoming residents and Wyoming Community Media (WCM) will be adding to this trend.

WCM in collaboration with Laramie County Community College (LCCC) is developing a community-based experience which combines teaching with hands-on experience to produce informational videos, podcasts, photo essays and other transmedia versions for nonprofit organizations.

According to an article that appears in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, a report released by Complete College America Wyoming had the highest proportionate number of residents  earning long-term technical certificate that boost careers and result in higher wages. CCA is a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C.

Post high school certificates are issued after short term or long term and coursework generally takes less than a year to a year or more to complete. While the report finds that the greatest benefit came from completing a long-term certificate, the WCM – LCCC video production certificate will likely start out as a short term program.

Additionally, growth in community colleges is projected to happen quickly through the new “Skills For America’s Future” federal program that develops stronger partnerships between private sector and community colleges with an additional 5 million associate degrees awarded by 2020.

WCM plans to create “production teams” of six to 10 individuals who will learn as they experience preproduction – working with a client, writing, location scouting; production – lighting a scene, setting sound, operating a camera; postproduction – editing and distribution.

Who can participate? Primarily, the course will be set up for residents who may be displaced from the labor force – either unemployed or underemployed – and current members of the labor force who want to learn new skills or augment existing skills with digital media arts knowledge and experience.

The work won’t consist of tedious projects, rather, projects that will be used by local non-profit organizations to tell their stories. For more information respond by commenting on the post.

Experience the Creative Economy Conference and Expo (E2CE) May 19th – Save the Date!

Mark your calendars! The Cheyenne International Film Festival (CIFF) begins with an important pre-festival gathering for anyone wanting to learn about and experience the New Creative Economy. It’s not just about the intrinsic nature of arts and culture as community assets, but also how creative thinking is integrated into day to day activities.

So far, Wyoming Community Media (WCM) and Ignite Cheyenne are teaming up to provide a day-long experience. Join the facebook page by clicking on the Creative logo!

The ECE features hands-on seminars presented by experts and practitioners of digital media arts. Students of all ages including businesses owners, their employees and budding entrepreneurs will learn how to tell their stories better. Other ECE partners will be announced as they consent.

  • storytelling – scriptwriting, and story arc
  • basic still and motion pictures – composition, lights, sound and camera operation
  • digital music production – how to compose your own music
  • website design – blogging, email marketing
  • social media – how to maximize networks to increase profits
  • art integration – how educators can add creating thinking approaches in the classroom

Take away experiences that will enhance existing skills on the job, add new skills if you’re reinventing yourself. There will be a small registration fee, that includes lunch and a ticket voucher for a CIFF film program.

ECE will convene from 9am – 5pm the Hynds Building in Downtown Cheyenne – 1604 Capitol Avenue. There is a small small registration fee and two ticket vouchers for CIFF movie programs. Half of your registration is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

Stay tuned for more details about seminars and presenters. Even if you don’t plan to attend, please pass the word to your friends and colleagues.