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Calgary FilmCon 5 November 18th-20th Madison Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by Achilles_of_Edmonton, Aug 22, 2005.

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    Achilles_of_Edmonton Jedi Youngling star 4

    May 13, 2005
    Hi everybody,

    I realize that trying to make it that far for a Con that's not celebration is practically out of the question for most of you and it's cool but I was asked to light a fire under some butts so that's what I'm doing lol.

    If you haven't been to a FilmCon yet you have no idea what you're missing. It's an excellent convention which focuses on the creative aspects of film making and a variety of other hands on project work as well such as costuming, prop building and CGI.

    The guests at these things are most often production crew who have worked on various television series and big budget films, Star Wars included. There are light saber classes, fan film screenings and a host of activities going on and of course there's the main reason we all go to these things . . to get away from it all and hang out with fellow SW fans.

    Registration information, FAQ and info as it develops can be found at the home page.

    I really hope as many of you can make it as possible. In light of Xpress Entertainment launching and production on SOTR going so well, I've been invited to give 2, 1 hour panels at this con on Film production. It's basically a roadmap of what to expect and how to get things done, I've designed this seminar to cater directly to independent production.

    I'll be going over every imaginable topic from creative writing and concept design to principal photography, set design and post production. The best part is that the techniques are applicable for a wide range of budgets and scale.

    FilmCon is amazing. It's always a lot of fun to get together and hang out with friends, participate in the costume contest and the guests are the true salt of the earth, people who do the real work when it comes to producing all aspects of media. I've been attending since FilmCon 3.

    If you're going to go at all, pre-register now because it's cheaper the earlier you do it and we're trying to break records on attendance with this baby. I would fly down for it even if I wasn't hosting anything. The last time I went I made a friend who worked for Raven software development and had several friends who would just get together and BS about work. Not that fascinating at first until you realize his friends were Lucasfilm production crew and would just babble on about sequences and story lines only certain people had privelaged info about.

    Anyways that's the kind of thing you can expect from an event like this. Just thought I'd pass on the info.
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