Sunscreen Film Festival Presents Fundamentals of Film and Acting for the Screen Workshops

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Downtown St. Petersburg will host a four part workshop for anyone who wants to learn how to make a movie or star in one

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The goal of the film festival is to encourage the creation, production, and exhibition of independent films in Florida, thereby increasing awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset

Studio 620 in Downtown St. Petersburg is set to be the location for The Sunscreen Film Festival’s “Fundamentals of Film” Workshop on January 15, January 21, February 4, and March 3; open to anyone interested in learning how to make their own movie and then watch it at the festival. The workshop will be taught by Southeastern University Film Professor Dave DeBorde and will cost $250 for the School and includes a Filmmaker pass to the 2012 Sunscreen Film Festival!

Sunscreen Film School is offering a four-month course to teach filmmakers how to take off-the-shelf equipment and make a movie out of original stories. Participants will learn how to write and pitch a script; set up production schedules; plan and shoot shots; direct actors; work with lighting and sound; edit and assemble rough-cuts; insert credits and much, much more. To register, visit sunscreenfilmfestival.ticketleap.com/fundamentals-of-film-making/ or contact Harry Chittenden at 727-420-0566.

The schedule for Fundamentals of Film Making will be as follows:
January 15 - 1st class: Telling the story and Screenwriting
January 21 – Cinematography: Lights, Camera and Producing
February 4 – Directing, Acting, Shooting
March 3 - Post-production and editing
Sunscreen Film Festival: Will show completed films to public.

In addition to Fundamentals, there will be an Acting for the Screen Workshop at the same Downtown location, which will be held on January 14, January 28, February 11, and February 25. This workshop is designed to give actors and actresses the chance to get in front of a camera and do what it takes to be absolutely believable. This workshop will be taught by Southeastern University Film Professor Dave DeBorde, and will cost $250.0 for the School and also includes a Filmmaker pass to the 2012 Sunscreen Film Festival.

The schedule for the Acting for the Screen Worskhop will be as follows:
January 14th - 1st class for Screen Acting
January 28th - 2nd class for Screen Acting
February 11th - 3rd class for Screen Acting
February 25th - 4th class for Screen Acting
Sunscreen Film Festival - We will screen your scene.

About Sunscreen Film Festival:
This will be the 7th year for the Sunscreen Film Festival, held from April 12-15, 2012 in St. Petersburg, FL. The Sunscreen Film Festival is an annual film festival hosted by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a Florida not for profit Corporation. The primary goal of the film festival is to encourage the creation, production, and exhibition of independent film in Florida through its educational programs and public screenings, thereby increasing awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. For more information, please visit http://www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com.

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