OFF Academy

All OFF Academy Sessions will be at the Funny Bone
17305 Davenport Street, Suire 201
All OFF Academy Panelists are “scheduled to appear”

For more information or to find out how you can get involved with the OFF Academy, send an email to omahafilmfestival@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 – Day 1

8:00am – 9:00am – participant check-in / breakfast
Liz Zellner – Academy Coordinator, Jeremy Decker – Festival Director,
Jason Levering – Executive Director, Marc Longbrake – Program Director

Students will check in for the day and receive the syllabus and Academy information.
Beverages and a light breakfast will be provided.

9:00am – 10:00am – Screenwriting
Maria Maggenti and Jennifer Levin

First steps in writing a screenplay? How do I get my ideas down on paper?
How do I create and develop real characters?

10:15am – 11:15am – Producing
Dana Altman – North Sea Films

What is a producer’s role? What types of producers are there and what do they do?
How vital to the filmmaking process is a producer?

11:15am – 12:15pm – Directing
Nik Fackler

I want to direct! What does that mean? How do you find actors?
How do you direct actors? How do you find crew?

12:15pm – 1:15pm – Lunch (open discussion)

1:15pm – 2:30pm – Cinematography & Lighting
Ben Drickey – Torchwerks

Where do I point the camera? How do I move the camera?
Is lighting important to help tell my story?

1:15pm – 2:30pm – Break-out Session – Screenwriting Intensive
Maria Maggenti and Jennifer Levin – pre-registration required

1:15pm – 2:30pm – Break-out Session – Storyboarding
David Weiss – pre-registration required

2:30pm – 3:00pm – “Putting the Pieces Together” Q&A sessions

Friday, March 10, 2017 – Day 2
8:00am – 9:00am – participant check-in / breakfast / open discussion

9:00am – 10:00am – Sound
Kevin Keplar

Sound is 50% of your movie! If your sound is bad, your movie is bad!
But how do I get good sound on a budget?

10:15am – 11:15am – Executive Producing
Tim Christian – Night Fox Entertainment

I think I have a good idea for a movie, but I need to find investors!
How do I get my movie made?

11:15am – 12:15pm – Acting
Yolonda Ross

Theatre acting versus film acting. TV crews versus movie crews.
What’s it like playing a character on a TV series?

12:15pm – 1:15pm – Lunch and Learn
Students will be grouped with filmmakers sharing similar film interests for a catered lunch.
Students will have the opportunity to discuss any aspect of film with these special guests.

1:15pm – 2:30pm – Acting
Scott Kurz

Theatre acting versus film acting. How do I work with the director to develop a character?

1:15pm – 2:30pm – Break-out Session – Screenwriting Intensive

Maria Maggenti and Jennifer Levin – pre-registration required

1:15pm – 2:30pm – Break-out Session – Lighting/Cinematography hands-on
Ben Drickey – pre-registration required

2:30pm – 3:00pm – “The Big Picture” Q&A sessions