Founded with the belief that the art of filmmaking should be accessible to all, the Blackmagic Collective is designed to bring together filmmakers from all disciplines and all experience levels to learn from, share with, and inspire each other. Whether a professional looking to grow your connections, or new to the craft hoping to learn from the pros, the Blackmagic Collective strives to provide all members the opportunity to grow creatively.
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What Happened at Our July 27th Event!
THE EVENING EVENT...
5:30PM - COCKTAIL PARTY AND TASTY BITES
The main program started at 7:00pm
Panel: Visual Effects on an Independent Budget
When making independent film, you’re often faced with one of two options when it comes to your visual effects; either you figure out how to do it yourself, or you find someone who can do it for cheap. Either way, it takes planning and preparation to make sure the work is not too complex, whether because of the script or poor planning. Join us for this informative panel that will discuss ways to tackle visual effects on your own, or how best to shoot material to keep your budget low, and to put all the money on screen. Our panelists understand the world of independent film, with experience in all levels, from feature film to online content. They will be able to take all of us on a journey towards understanding how to use visual effects without breaking the bank.
He spent several years as the VFX Supervisor for internet sensation Zach King, working on dozens of videos seen by millions of people around the world. Recently, he has been pursuing screenwriting and directing full time, working on a number of independent shorts and videos with creators in the commercial, music video and YouTube spaces.
Bruce is currently onset visual effects supervisor for season 3 of Westworld, and is also developing various creative content through his production company, Lucamax Pictures.
Keynote Interview - VFX Supervisor Ray McIntyre Jr.
Ray is an accomplished Visual Effects Supervisor and Producer with over 30 years of VFX experience in feature films and television production.
As President of Pixel Magic, Ray oversees all creative and technical aspects of VFX production in both the Los Angeles and Baton Rouge, Louisiana locations.
Ray has been recognized for his VFX work on “The Green Book” winner of the Best Picture Academy Award in 2019. Ray is a VES Award winner for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects for “The Last Samurai”, nominated for an Emmy Award for “Tuskegee Airmen”, won an International Monitor Award for “Casper Meets Wendy” and won a Telly Award for the animation in “Casper: A Spirited Beginning”.
Ray is a member of the Producer’s Guild.
Blackmagic Collective Film Fest
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And don’t miss out yourself! Each month we accept three films from that month’s submissions, so get your films in early to have a chance for the festival. Click HERE to learn more.
See there previous films HERE!
Presentations and guests may change without notice.
Event hosted by
Paul Vaillancourt is a writer, actor, director, producer and most of all improvisor who has been teaching and performing improv across the country for more than 25 years. He is a graduate of the Comedy Sportz Training Program in Virginia, the Second City Training Center in Chicago as well as the legendary iO in Chicago where he had the rare opportunity to study under the legendary Del Close. After his group, Bitter Noah, was selected to perform their signature piece, the Improvised Movie, at the US Comedy Arts festival, Paul moved to Los Angeles and founded the iO West.
During his time in Hollywood Paul has become a sought after improv coach, producer, writer and consultant working with many TV networks including Fox, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, History and Bravo to name a few. Recently, he also authored “The Triangle of the Scene: a simple, practical, powerful method for approaching improvisation” available on iBooks and Amazon Kindle. He is also the creator and host of Improv Tips on his YouTube channel PVImprov. Currently Paul is performing Man vs. Movie (the world’s only one-man improvised movie).
Connect with Paul on social media @whatsupwithpv