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INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS

Periodically throughout the year WMM hosts one-off, "Industry Workshops" with professionals from all backgrounds in the industry. These are special opportunities to ask questions, get sneak previews, and learn new skills and techniques from the best in biz. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events on the calendar! 

Join us for a two-part Industry Workshop!

WHERE: Butcher Bird Studios (711 Ruberta Ave, Glendale, CA 91201)

WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH @ 7:30pm

TICKETS: Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite (Member discounts are applicable). 

MICRO-BUDGET PRODUCING w/ STEVEN LAMORTE

Get all the nuts and bolts of super low budget producing, from breaking down the script to the most essential apps needed on set to simplifying the post-production process by prepping properly in pre-pro.

Steven LaMorte is a freelance Director and Producer of  feature films, television, commercials, web content, music videos, and virtual reality. During his studies at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Steven majored in Film and Television Production. He also studied under Czech Cinematographers and Directors at the 35mm Film Production Program at Prague’s film school FAMU. Since moving to Los Angeles, Steven has directed several feature films, as well as dozens of commercials and promos. Most recently Steven produced a series of family films featuring talking tigers, lions, bears, and other exotic animals. Steven's upcoming projects include everything from action and faith based films to commercials and virtual reality experiences. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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BDSM FOR INDIE FILM TECHNOLOGY w/ SAM MESTMAN

Learn how to put your money in the right places and plan for success in production on through post. Get real world, practical knowledge on how to make sure your production workflow syncs up for your post workflow, and how to plan for all the real world deliverables of whatever your project needs. Learn the no nonsense, straightforward, and pragmatic methodology to teach yourself technical filmmaking, and how to save a ton of money in the process.

In addition to starting WMM, Sam has directed dozens of shorts, sketches, and web series.  He directed the 2007 documentary The Gloves, and was the Producer and editor of the 2009 Independent feature How I Got Lost.  As a professional editor and colorist, he has worked for Apple, ESPN, Glee, and Break Media (to name a few). He is one of the world’s leading experts on FCPX workflow and is the architect behind some of the largest FCPX integrations in the world, including Focus, the first studio feature to be edited with Final Cut Pro X. He is also the CEO of WMM's sister company, LumaForge (www.lumaforge.com), maker of the SHARESTATION, a shared storage platform optimized for media and entertainment. 


This event is hosted by Butcher Bird Studios.

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