AMPIA’s 1st Annual March Madness Professional Development Day brought Alberta’s leading producers, unions, guilds and production companies together for full day of information and networking. Our keynote speaker, award-winning documentary filmmaker Velcrow Ripper (Occupy Love), flew in from NYC to speak to delegates about innovative crowd-sourcing and building authentic connections through social media.
Award-winning documentary Filmmaker Velcrow Ripper will be the keynote speaker at the 1st Annual March Madness Professional Development Day. Join us Saturday, March 15 at the Shaw Theatre (NAIT Campus, Edmonton, AB) where the Director of Occupy Love (2012) will be discussing the new revolutionary practices of crowd-sourcing, building audiences and self distribution.
“If anyone can find the silver lining in a mushroom cloud, it’s this astounding, thoughtful filmmaker.” – The National Post
AMPIA’s first annual “March Madness” is the perfect crash course for filmmakers and producers! If you’ve been standing on the periphery of the industry and trying to figure it out all by yourself, this is the time to GET SERIOUS! Get involved and find the direction you’re looking for.
Already a member? This is the time to get up-to-speed on current trends in the industry and network with exciting new people.
Come down and meet the representatives from Alberta’s leading industries, including: Scot Morison (Writers Guild of Canada), Brad Stromberg (Edmonton Film Commission), Tina Alford (ACTRA Alberta), Sandi Perkins (Super Channel), Dylan Pearce (12pt Media), Camille Beaudoin (Mosaic Entertainment) Michael Jorgensen (Myth Merchant Films) and more!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: VELCROW RIPPER
The award-winning documentary filmmaker hailed as a “Cinematic Activist” will be speaking on new revolutionary practices of crowd sourcing, building audiences and self distribution.
Read full itinerary here: March Madness
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-814-7779. Workshop is FREE for members of AMPIA, FAVA, and CSIF and students of NAIT, SAIT, and Red Deer College. Non-Members fee is $75.00
Do you have a good idea for a documentary and do not know what the story is or where to start? Emmy® award winning filmmaker Michael Jorgensen takes you through a step-by-step practical process from how to identify and focus your film to deciding where to put the camera. Regardless if you’re a producer, writer, editor, DOP or researcher, this session will provide you with the critical tools for making good stories great.
November 17, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm
Room MD 206, SAIT
1301 – 16 Avenue NW
November 24, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm
Room X107, NAIT
11762 – 106 Street
$50 AMPIA-DOC Alberta Members/$65 Non-members/$35 Students
(NAIT/SAIT students receive free admission – but registration is limited! Speak to your instructor about attending)