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 June 22nd Event!




Guests joined us at 5:30pm to enjoy some amazing vendors, including Sigma, OWC,, DJI, Tiffen and Nanlight, while nibbling on our version of funny faire, including Pigs n’Blankets and fancy pretzel sticks! And of course everybody enjoyed the signature drink, the Mise en Scene!

The main program started at 7:00pm

Panel: Pulling off good comedy

What does it take to pull off a good comedy scene, short, film, episode? Our panel was loaded with experienced TV, film and short format filmmakers who had a thing or two to say about comedy. Shilpi Roy, Brittney Bertier and Lindsey Stoddart shared their viewpoints on comedy, moderated by the always entertaining Steven Calcote. 

Keynote Interview - Director David F. Sandberg

How do you go from Annabelle: Creation to his latest film Shazam! And how do you pull off good action AND good comedy? We asked this and more of David F. Sandberg as our host, Paul Vaillancourt took a deep dive into David’s career, and how he manages the transition from horror to action comedy, and how similar they can be!

Blackmagic Collective Film Fest

Two more films were accepted into the BMC Film Fest, and were screened on front of our monthly attendees to much applause. Click the link below to see the films, and make sure to get your film in soon so you don’t miss out on the big prizes in November!


See all entrants HERE!

Presentations and guests may change without notice.

Event hosted by

Paul Vaillancourt

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