Educational Seminars 2022

We invite our 2019 to 2022 filmmakers who submitted films  

to our Your Shorts Are Showing short film competition, to attend our October 20 - 23 2022 Lake Placid Film Festival.  You will recieve a complimentary Full Festival Pass for you and a guest, that allow you to enjoy most of the weekend events, including free access to this terrific lineup of Educational Seminars given by leading industry professionals. Watch for more information as seminars and panelists are confirmed.


Filmmaker Educational Seminars include:

Collaboration and Concept: Filmmaking for Rural Communities

Friday, October 21, 2022

3:30 pm

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5:30 pm

Location:

Innovation Hub as Northwoods School

Other

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Date:

Other

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Through this seminar filmmaker & founder of Dawning Film Productions, Megan MacDonald, and Filmmaker Morgan Elliott, will discuss the challenges of producing a film in a rural area. You will learn how to utilize local and international resources to get the most out of your film: from adapting a script to fit project parameters, to utilizing local artists and funding sources, to getting the most out of your finished film through unique venues and screening opportunities. This workshop is all about thinking outside the box, using the resources available to you, and forging your own path through film production. There is no wrong way to make a film.

Panelists:

Instructors:

Megan MacDonald

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So You Want to Make A Documentary? The Challenges and Rewards of Documentary Storytelling

Saturday, October 22, 2022

3:30 pm

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5:00 pm

Location:

High Peaks Resort

High Peaks Resort (HPR)

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Date:

High Peaks Resort (HPR)

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Join us for an Interactive session with three filmmakers who will share their varied backgrounds and experiences. We'll discuss, and answer your questions on how to research your subject, find your story, various fundraising strategies, and distribution options in the context of our own work.

Panelists:

Instructors:

Chris Conto, Paul Frederick and Sarah Patton

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Cinematographers' Dialogue

Saturday, October 22, 2022

11:30 am

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1:30 pm

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Date:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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CINEMATOGRAPHERS DIALOGUE will provide engaging topics to discuss including Q & A interaction with the audience. The panelists will provide film excerpts to illustrate their conversation which can be anything from de-constructing a scene, DP/Director relationship explored, post-production applications to how we apply the appropriate visual grammar when addressing the idea, mood and emotion of a scene.

Panelists:

Instructors:

Dejan Georgevich, Moderator, with panelists Valentina Caniglia AIC, Frank Prinzi, ASC and Fred Murphy, ASC

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Bring Your Series Idea to Life (Part 1)

Friday, October 21, 2022

11:30 am

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1:00 pm

Location:

Innovation Hub at Northwood School

Other

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Date:

October 21, 2022 11:30 AM

Other

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This special session walks through the creative process of taking an idea from initial inspiration to a presentable pitch. Learn the ways to shape the vast worlds living within your imagination and work on developing your own idea into reality. This is often the most difficult and frustrating part of the creative process because it feels so undefined and impossible to get right.

Panelists:

Instructors:

Philip Gilpin Jr., CEO/Executive Director Catalyst Story Institute

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Bring Your Series Idea to Life (Part 2)

Friday, October 21, 2022

1:30 pm

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3:00 pm

Location:

Innovation Hub at Northwood School

Other

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Date:

October 21, 2022 1:30 PM

Other

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This special session walks through the creative process of taking an idea from initial inspiration to a presentable pitch. Learn the ways to shape the vast worlds living within your imagination and work on developing your own idea into reality. This is often the most difficult and frustrating part of the creative process because it feels so undefined and impossible to get right.

Panelists:

Instructors:

Philip Gilpin Jr., CEO/Executive Director Catalyst Story Institute

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Film Production in the Adirondacks

Saturday, October 22, 2022

9:00 am

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10:30 am

Location:

Grand Adirondack

Other

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Date:

October 22, 2022 9:00 AM

Other

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Join Eric Granger, Jerry Stoeffhaas, and Michael Hanson to discuss scouting, permitting, and the breathtaking sites in the Adirondacks. Whether it is Great Camps, small deserted cabins, waterfalls, misty ponds, or the “Big Water” of Lake Champlain, your presenters will share their their secrets, their experience and their techniques. Electricians, extras, sound crews, video technicians, and make up artists are available to assist. Tax Credits available for filming in the park will be discussed.

Panelists:

Instructors:

Sponsored by the Adirondack Film Commission with panelists Eric Granger,Michael Hansen and Jerry Stoeffhaas

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Tools of the Terrifying Trade: DIY Terror

Saturday, October 22, 2022

10:00 am

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11:30 am

Location:

High Peaks Resort

High Peaks Resort (HPR)

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Date:

October 22, 2022 10:30 AM

High Peaks Resort (HPR)

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Co-presented with The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. Many a budding filmmaker has gathered their friends, picked up a camera, and with script pages clutched in their hands, thrown themselves into making a film. And many of them have chosen the horror genre to tell their story. Horror lends itself the indie filmmaking spirit, and with the variety of equipment readily available, the possibilities are endless. What does it mean to make your own horror film: how do you find a story, get a cast and crew, how do you find locations, and what supplies do you need? With filmmakers Daniel Byers, Lucky Cerruti, and Matt Sorenson, we’ll discuss the advantages of horror for micro-budget filmmaker, and what you’ll need to know and do make it happen. Moderated by Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Executive Director of the Miskatonic Institute.

Panelists:

Instructors:

Moderated by Shelagh Rowan-Legg with Filmmakers Daniel Byers, Lucky Cerruiti and Matt Sorensen

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How the TV Industry Really Works

Saturday, October 22, 2022

11:30 am

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2:30 pm

Location:

Innovation Hub at Northwood School

Other

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Date:

October 22, 2022 11:30 AM

Other

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A comprehensive guide to the creative, business, and audience cycles of the TV industry. Discover the step-by-step process from creative ideation through business representation (agents & managers) to distribution. Take a look into why the film arts are vastly different from the TV arts, and determine where your preference lies as you explore the links between the many different creative roles. This workshop is the foundation for everything else you'll do in the TV industry.

Panelists:

Instructors:

Philip Gilpin, Jr. , CEO/Executive Director Catalyst Story Institute

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Casting, From the Filmmakers' Perspective

Saturday, October 22, 2022

1:30 pm

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3:00 pm

Location:

High Peaks Resort

High Peaks Resort (HPR)

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Date:

October 22, 2022 1:30 PM

High Peaks Resort (HPR)

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As a filmmaker, learn what you should be looking for, what traits stand out, and how you should best coach your acting team after they have been selected. Learn what actors are looking for, and how to form a motivated, focused and energized acting coterie for your next film. Learn the fundamentals of engaging a Casting Director.

Panelists:

Instructors:

Jodi Purdy-Quinlan of Jodi Purdy Casting and Bob Luke of Bob Luke Studios

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Women in Sci-Fi Sponsored by NYWIFT & UPWIFT

Saturday, October 22, 2022

3:30 pm

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5:30 pm

Location:

High Peaks Resort (HPR)

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Date:

October 22, 2022 3:30 PM

High Peaks Resort (HPR)

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More Information Coming Soon!

Panelists:

Instructors:

Katie Chambers & Sunny Edelman moderate. Panelists include Julie Neira Campoverde and Eunice Levis.  More panelists to be announced.

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Maximizing Your Film Festival

Sunday, October 23, 2022

9:30 am

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11:00 am

Location:

TBA

High Peaks Resort (HPR)

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Date:

October 23, 2022 9:30 AM

High Peaks Resort (HPR)

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Join the leadership of the Lake Placid Film Festival in a conversation about maximizing the benefits of the Film Festival Experience. Share creative input for the 2023 LPFF Experience. Learn what the LPFF Team feels is important to provide, and discuss where improvements can be made for the 2023 experience.

Panelists:

Instructors:

Gary Smith, Moderator with Panelists: Eric Granger, Director, Adirondack Film Commission; Matt Fretz, Administrative Coordinator, Adirondack Film; Jerry Stoeffhaas, Senior Advisor, NY Loves Film

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