Basic-Level Workshop: Production Bootcamp

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street, Portland


This bootcamp is an introduction to the foundation of motion picture production. It will cover: camera systems; lighting fixtures; grip terminology and tools; roles of the producer, director, assistant director; crew designation; and set protocol and procedures. More information to come!


Matt Siegel, Director of Photography.
Matt Siegel has over 20 years experience with narrative filmmaking, working on Hollywood’s largest films and television’s most popular episodic shows. He has extensive experience writing and producing independent features and shorts, with films that have screened at Sundance, Slamdance, Toronto, and Cannes. He is a former professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has taught directing and camera workshops around the world. When not on set or in the classroom, Matt is head of production for Bones + Blubber in Los Angeles.

Neil Shelley, Multimedia Artist, Instructor, and Producer
A Maine native, Neil Shelley has worked as a digital imaging technician, drone operator, editor, and assistant camera for a variety of projects including feature-length films, documentaries, and commercials. As Maine’s only Adobe Certified Expert, Neil teaches a wide variety of filmmaking courses at the University of Maine, where he is currently completing his MFA degree in Intermedia.

Cost: $25 MFA Members; $75 non-members
Registration coming soon!

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