Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November Meeting: Experimental Filmmaking

Laura Ivins-Hulley will discuss experimental filmmaking strategies that can be adopted by anybody. She will focus on types of experimental filmmaking that help filmmakers create connections with their community, further their creativity, and explore themes that might help with their traditional narrative projects. She'll draw examples from diary filmmaking, canonical U.S. avant-garde filmmakers, and her own films.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October Meeting: Planning for 2015

The October meeting will focus on planning for the 2015 installment of the IFN Bloomington chapter. Come with ideas and reflections of the past years of IFN Bloomington.

Meeting in room 105 of the IU Innovation Center
2719 E. 10th Street
7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September Meeting: Visual Effects with William Reliford

Visual Effects Artist William Reliford will be demonstrating the tools, techniques and workflow used by to today’s vfx artists to accomplish stunning visuals. He will take you behind the scenes in the creation of his most recent animated short, “2.0,” an official selection in the Indie Film Con and the Indiana Short Film Festival. View the short here: https://vimeo.com/95568689.

William started off his career 20 years ago in video production creating animation and graphics for his corporate clients. He later expanded his role to producing forensic animations and demonstrative animation for the legal and teaching fields and producing vfx for independent films.

William’s most recent work includes providing visual effects shots for local independent productions such as “The Sound of the Spirit,” “Taylor Made” and “Death’s Door.”

He also provided onset vfx supervision for NatGeo’s “How to survive the end of the world” series which was shot partly at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in southeast Indiana.

William will be giving a brief overview of Autodesk Maya and discussing how it plays an important role in solving today’s vfx challenges. In addition, William will be available to answer questions from local independent film producers about using vfx in their next project. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

August Meeting: Schirmer and Taylor talk FOUND and HEADLESS

Elvira's Horror Hunt: Indianapolis
Scott Schirmer and Leya Taylor will discuss their experience directing and producing the micro-budget festival hit “Found.” “Found” was shot entirely in Indiana (primarily in Bloomington) with an all-volunteer cast & crew in 2011. Since its Bloomington premiere in July 2012, it has played in over 40 film festivals around the world and was just released by XLrator Media on iTunes, VOD and in a limited theatrical run on August 15th.

Leya and Scott will tell the whole “Found” story – from finding a concept worth fighting for, attracting and keeping a volunteer crew, marketing for success, film festival submission tips, film festival attendance, distribution, crowd funding, why horror is a filmmaker’s best friend, and parlaying the success of one movie into the creation of another (they are filming “Headless” in October).

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Middle Coast Film Festival in Bloomington, July 26th-27th

Redefining the Coast

"Who says that premiere features and shorts have to gravitate to the coasts? Middle Coast Film Festival believes that while water connects places, the opportunity of the Midwest connects people. That connection is what drives the films we all know, love and appreciate. Come out 7/26 and 7/27 for four feature films, a series of submitted shorts, networking and workshops. See how the Midwest is redefining what it means to be coastal and enjoy this festival of films."

Check out the Middle Coast Film Festival here in town.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Meeting: Indiana Media Production Alliance

Glenn Pratt and Sheila Plank from the Indiana Media Production Alliance will join us to share the vision the IMPA has for supporting media production efforts in the state of Indiana.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May Meeting: Contracts and Intellectual Property

As a filmmaker, there are many things to worry about. Unfortunately, the things that can be very costly to you can be overlooked. Two attorneys, Steven Douglas and Daniel Cavallini, will be on hand to have an open discussion about contract and intellectual property issues that you may encounter. The discussion will address liability, set safety, personal rights pertaining to filming, marketing, and advertising, copyright and trademark.

Friday, April 18, 2014

April Meeting: SAG-AFTRA Presentation

Please join the Indiana Filmmakers Network Bloomington Chapter as we host two guests to speak about acting for film: Denise Jaeckel and Kathy Byrne from SAG-AFTRA.

Denise Jaeckel lives in Indiana and graduated from IU Bloomington with a degree in Telecommunications.  She is a professional actress and member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

Kathy Byrne is the Director of TV/Theatrical Contracts at Chicago SAG/AFTRA. Previously she worked for the Chicago Film Commission.

Kathy and Denise will be discussing casting, talent agents, film contracts and anything else you want to know about hiring actors for your productions.

IFN Meetings are open to the public and we encourage anyone interested in filmmaking to join us for an evening of learning and networking.

The meeting will be at our usual place and time:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Meeting: Filmmaking Safety

Join us for a discussion about set and location safety while filmmaking. Lessons learned and ways to ensure set safety will be discussed.

Tuesday, March 25th

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Room 105 of the IU Innovation Center
2719 E. 10th Street

In memory of Sarah Jones.

Friday, February 21, 2014

February Meeting: Preparing your film for digital cinema

Join us for a talk about what digital cinema is and how you can prepare your film for screening in a digital cinema.

IU Innovation Center, room 105
2719 E. 10th Street
7:00 pm until about 9:00 pm

Monday, January 13, 2014

January Meeting: Open Mic Night

Welcome to 2014, we'll be kicking off the new year with an open mic night at the IFN Bloomington chapter. We also have a TON of books to give away, so come prepared to answer quiz questions!