OSCAR-WINNING DP RUSSELL CARPENTER, ASC TO HOST

SC FILM COMMISSION'S CINEMATOGRAPHY SEMINAR

 

With a prolific career that includes an Academy Award for Titanic, cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC will set aside an afternoon to speak with South Carolina production professionals and students at the South Carolina Film Commission's AN AFTERNOON WITH RUSSELL CARPENTER: A CINEMATOGRAPHY SEMINAR.

 

The seminar takes place on Sunday, February 8, 2015 in Charleston from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, and is free and open to the public.  Space is limited and a simple registration is required.  REGISTER HERE.

 

Russell has over 30 years of experience as one of the industry's most talented cinematographers, with credits that include This Means War, 21, Shallow Hall, Charlie's Angels, and Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man.  Further, we graciously welcome Russell to Charleston to lens the 2015 Indie Grant short film The Final Adventure of John and Eleanor Greene.  (See more about Russell here.)

 

The seminar will be held in Building 970, room 107, on Trident Technical College's North Charleston campus (7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC).

 

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!




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GO WILD WITH YOUR IMAGINATION!

WITH THE 2015 S.C. YOUNG FILMMAKERS PROJECT

 

Calling all South Carolina high school students!  The 2015 South Carolina Young Filmmakers Project for in-state high school students is now open.  Make a short film (two-minutes max).  Tell a great story.  Win cash and prizes!

 

Entries are due on February 20, 2015.  Click here for all rules and guidelines.  And check out last year's first place winner below.

 

Now get inspired!  Go Wild!  And make your movie!

 

2014 FIRST PLACE WINNER:

Old Faithful by Grayson Schmitt and Jacob Willis

Spartanburg High School

Spartanburg, SC




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WHAT ARE INDIE GRANTS?

 


Indie Grant short DIRTY SILVERWARE

In the summer of 2010, the South Carolina Film Commission, in association with Trident Technical College, founded the Indie Grants. Awarding small production grants for selected South Carolina filmmakers on an as-needed basis, the program is designed to provide South Carolina independent filmmakers with resources that will add quality and creativity to their short-film projects, resulting in industry exposure for the state’s film community and training the next generation of South Carolina crew.
 

All funded filmmakers are required to use Trident Technical College film students in their crews. Other resources provided to Indie Grant filmmakers throughout the process include equipment, mentoring, professional script consulting, professional crew calls, collaborative critiques, and film festival consulting.


The program has resulted in a high-quality, intriguing collection of short films; South Carolina cinematic skills and stories celebrated by the world.  Official film festival selections and awards include the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Palm Springs Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Stiges Film Festival, LA Film Fest, Toronto AfterDark, Mediera Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Charleston International Film Festival and Santa Rosa International Film Festival. See clips from past INDIE GRANTS films here. 


Accompanying the Indie Grant program is a series of production training workshops from the South Carolina Film Commission, on topics such as Scriptwriting, Aerial Lift (Condor) Certification, DSLR Cinematography, Digital Effects & Motion Graphics, MovieMagic, Production Design, and more.

 

Indie Grants programs also include the South Carolina Young Filmmakers Project, a high school filmmaker competition, and independent film screening events through-out the year.
 


View a brief video on the Indie Grants here:




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