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Saturday Oct 1, 2022

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Get a Job in the Film Industry!

Berkeley Springs Film Festival wants YOU to consider getting a job working in the FILM BUSINESS! We have invited Kenny Chaplin (DGA ~ Assistant Director) to speak on the Below-The-Line jobs available to you. He'll also touch on the protocol, etiquette, culture, and language of a major motion picture film set.

Kenny Chaplin has been a part of the Director’s team in film & television for twenty-five (25) years and is a member of the Director’s Guild of America. He’s met or worked with actor’s like Leonardo DiCaprio, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson and Reese Witherspoon!! His film credits include movies such as Terrence Malick’s ‘The Thin Red Line’, Ang Lee’s ‘Ride with the Devil’, and Ridley Scott’s ‘Body of Lies’. His television credits include shows such as ‘Judging Amy’ and ‘Roswell. 

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Friends Dancing in Bubbles

SAG Rules for Micro-Budget Films

Ryan Hastings,
Manager, Entertainment Contracts & Local Administration for SAG-AFTRA Washington-Mid Atlantic Local will present a seminar explaining what you need to do to legally hire a SAG actor for your next film. It might be easier and less expensive than you think!

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Location Shooting on Mine Property

Need a location for your next apocalyptic or fantasy film? Try a mining location. Andrew Rigler is a Locations Safety Director whos credits include working for Sony Pictures; The Last Witch Hunter and Outsiders tv show. Both filmed outside Pittsburg, PA.

Andrew brings his 29 years of experience working in the mining industry to explain what permits and regulatory requirements must be met to be able to shoot at mining locations around the country.

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Set Safety - TBD

Another industry professional died on a set this year, underscoring the need for set safety. Industry safety officers will explain how to run a safe set.

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Intro to Cinematography,

and How to Get Accepted to Film Festivals

Many films submitted to film festivals are rejected on technical merits. Brett Hammond (BSFF Managing Director) was developing film in his darkroom at age 11 and will share his understanding of camera settings and how they affect the image on screen for beginner filmmakers, as well as how to increase the likelihood of your film being accepted to film festivals. Subjects include: sensor size, crop factor, depth of field, dynamic range, shutter speed, ISO, frame rate, ND filters, white balance and more!

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