Graduate Admissions at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) is pleased to host this event in Los Angeles, CA, for students that know graduate school is definitely in their future as well as those curious about SVA's graduate programs.
There are many benefits for attending:
Get tips about SVA's graduate application process.
Meet Graduate Admissions staff.
Hear from a panel of Graduate Alumni.
Receive an application fee waiver for 2020 entry. ($80 value)
SVA offers an array of graduate arts programs, including practice-based MFA, MPS and MAT programs, as well as MA programs, taught by our internationally renowned faculty. SVA's location in New York City and its state-of-the-art facilities offer the graduate student exceptional opportunities for advanced studies in the arts.
MFA Art Writing
MA / MAT Art Education
MFA Art Practice
MPS Art Therapy
MFA Computer Arts
MA Curatorial Practice
MFA Design for Social Innovation
MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
MPS Digital Photography
MPS Fashion Photography
MFA Fine Arts
MFA Illustration as Visual Essay
MFA Interaction Design
MFA Photography, Video & Related Media
MFA Products of Design
MFA Social Documentary Film
MFA Visual Narrative
Join OARS for a night of award-winning short films, food, brews, and live music as we as we celebrate 50 years of guiding, friendship, conservation, and community.
Doors at 6pm. Films at dusk.
$25 includes 2 drink tickets, 1 dinner ticket, and 1 OARS 50th Anniversary YETI Rambler 18-oz Bottle.*
100% of ticket sales for this event will be donated to the Pam and George Wendt Foundation, an organization with the vision to connect young people to one of the world’s greatest resources—our wild places.
Awesome gear prizes courtesy of YETI, NRS, Smith Optics, Chaco, and Chums. Beer generously provided by Sierra Nevada. Wine thanks to Boyle MacDonald Wines, Hatcher Winery, Ten By Ten Wines, and Twisted Oak Winery. Additional support from Northwestern Mutual and SkySon Financial.
Music from Leilani & the Distractions.
All welcome. Kids 15 and under free with a paying adult (limit 2 free kids/adult), YETI drinkware limited to paying adults. Limited tickets available. Free parking at the OARS boathouse. Just like a river trip, this is a rain or shine event so show up dressed for the weather. There will be limited indoor seating and covered outdoor seating.
*Dinner + YETI stainless drinkware guaranteed for the first 300 guests.
Local lodging is available at the following locations: Angels Camp RV & Camping Resort, Glory Hole & Tuttletown Recreation Areas at New Melones Reservoir, and Best Western Cedar Inn & Suites.
Learn more: boathousetour.org
Ideal for screenwriters, TV writers, directors, editors, composers.
Explore the secrets of building suspense on the screen.
Learn tools for keeping your audience riveted and engaged.
Create a binge-worthy crime drama or thriller!
Whether you’re current project is a thriller or a romantic comedy, the Los Angeles Suspense Masterclass is a must for any serious media professional wanting to craft a more riveting connection with their viewers. Taught by leading experts of suspense and crime writing, you’ll spend a day exploring ways to make your film more captivating, spine tingling, and suspenseful.
First, forensic specialist Jennifer Dornbush will walk you through the foundational principles of crafting a crime drama/thriller and get that police-speak right. Then, “Hitchcock Whisperer” Jeffrey Michael Bays will explore the basic steps to planting suspense into your film, and the visual language of putting it on screen. HBO/Showtime writer William C. Martell will then bring you into the world of thriller writing, including how to use diversion, anticipation, and plot twists to make your script unpredictable.
Where: Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center, 150 E Angeleno Ave, Burbank CA 91502When: October 19, 2019 (Sat 10am to 6pm)
JENNIFER DORNBUSH is a screenwriter, author, and forensic science specialist based in Los Angeles. As a forensic consultant, she is frequently asked to consult with TV writers on shows such as: Beauty & The Beast, Bull, Deception, and Hawaii Five-O. She has been teaching and script consulting since 1997 and regularly leads seminars and workshops on screenwriting basics, writing for Hollywood, crime fiction, forensics, death investigation, and the creative life. Her book ‘Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas’ is hailed as a north star to creating authentic crime dramas and used by law enforcement and writing professionals.
JEFFREY MICHAEL BAYS, also known as the “Hitchcock Whisperer,” is a filmmaker, author, film scholar, and producer of the Hitch20 docu-series exploring Alfred Hitchcock’s twenty works of television. He wrote two filmmaking books: ‘Suspense With a Camera,’ ‘Between the Scenes,’ and is a frequent contributor to MovieMaker Magazine, LA Screenwriter, No Film School, and Peter D. Marshall’s Director’s Chair. He has a Master of Arts in Cinema from La Trobe University, Australia, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Lights Film School. Before getting into film, he wrote and produced the feature length Not From Space heard on XM Satellite Radio (now SiriusXM).
WILLIAM C. MARTELL has written 19 films that were carelessly slapped onto celluloid: three for HBO, two for Showtime, two for USA Net, and a whole bunch of Cinemax Originals (which is what happens when an HBO movie goes really, really wrong). He has been on film festival juries with Mike Figgis, Saffron Burrows, Lennie James and Edgar Wright, and yes, even Julian Assange. The late Roger Ebert discussed his work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 If We Picked The Winners Oscar show. His USA Net flick Hard Evidence out-rented the Julia Roberts film Something To Talk About – both were released on video the same day. In 2009 he had two films released on DVD making the top 10 rentals.
I. CREATE A BINGE-WORTHY CRIME DRAMA!
What elements make a top box office thriller? How do you craft a crowd-pleasing TV crime drama? From to ‘NCIS’ to ‘Stranger Things,’ there truly is a crime story out there for everyone. Crime writer and forensic specialist, Jennifer Dornbush, will walk you through the foundational principles of crafting a crime drama/thriller that will help you ramp up the intrigue, suspense, and thrill of your next project.
Eleven crime/thriller story types & which one’s best for you
Three things you need to create a captivating crime story
Eight crime story essentials that often get overlooked
Six types of evidence to create compelling, twisty trails of evidence
Three forms of love to raise the stakes
Ten story tropes to elevate tension and suspense
II. DESIGNING & SHOOTING SUSPENSE WITH A CAMERA
In today's busy world, preventing audience boredom is more important than ever. "Hitchcock Whisperer" Jeffrey Michael Bays brings the secrets of suspense out of the shadows, giving screenwriters and directors the tools to make their films more captivating, spine tingling, and suspenseful. Filmmakers around the world have been loving this new look at Hitchcock's works in order to develop their suspense skills with the camera. You don't need the cliché knives and corpses to do it, either!
Three steps to creating a suspense sequence
What is suspense really?
Differentiating between suspense and tension
Basics of shooting visual sentences
Using sound and silence to enhance suspense
The art of camera orchestration
The symbiotic relationship between comedy and tension
III. THE ESSENTIALS OF A THRILLER
The essentials of a thriller story, using examples from MINORITY REPORT, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, BOURNE IDENTITY, BREAKDOWN, THE LADY VANISHES, THE GAME and THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR as primary examples - what do all of those films have in common? Secrets Desires, Basic Instincts, Moral Dilemmas, Isolation, Paranoia, Small Sins lead to Bigger Sins, Death & Rebirth of Protagonist, Doppelgangers, Mistaken Identities Spying, Villains, Deadly Paperclips and more.
The twenty iconic scenes in thriller films
How to write an effective plot twist, create unbearable suspense, design an exciting action sequence, create a high concept villain's plan
How to use diversion & anticipation to make your script unpredictable, and create great heroes and villains.
Plus - a look at writing Contained Thrillers like LIFEBOAT and ROPE.
IV. SUSPENSE PANEL
TBA: A panel of filmmakers to discuss suspense techniques in their films, with Q&A
Books Written by Our Instructors:
“Forensic Speak: How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas” (Dornbush)“Suspense With a Camera: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Hitchcock’s Techniques” (Bays)“How to Turn Your Boring Movie into a Hitchcock Thriller” (Bays)“Between the Scenes” (Bays) “The Secrets of Action Screenwriting” (Martell)“Hitchcock: Mastering Suspense” (Martell)“Hitchcock: Experiments in Terror” (Martell)“The Bourne Movies” (Martell)
Registration Fee: Payment in full is required to secure a seat at the seminar, with exception of discount offers.
Online Registration: Please use the Secure Online Registration to reserve a seat. Space is limited. Early response is necessary to guarantee a seat.
No taping or recording of the seminar is allowed.
Attendees can either eat in the Holiday Inn restaurant or walk down San Fernando to a myriad of restaurants.
Laptops permitted only if they do not disturb other students.
Please arrive fifteen minutes before the seminar to sign-in.
Join us for our semi-annual Powered by Purpose Tour – Los Angeles, CA. We have gathered some of the most empowering women in entertainment, media, health and entrepreneurship to inspire and empower one another.
The Powered by Purpose Tour – Los Angeles, CA includes lunch along with vendor booths, networking opportunities, panel discussions and the camaraderie of sisterhood! Be a part of this amazing Women’s Empowerment Experience in Los Angeles.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Cherilyn Lee
Dr. Cherilyn Lee
Dr. Cherilyn Lee, PhD, RN, NP, CHNP, completed her training as a Registered Nurse at Southwest Community College in Los Angeles, California. She graduated in 1982 as a Physician Assistant from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, and later became a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Lee has served many celebrity clients. NuWellnessHealthCare.com
Dr. Tara Rasta
Dr. Tara Rasta is a chiropractor who specializes in both Functional Medicine and Network Spinal Analysis in an effort to break people away from depression, anxiety and other ailing thought patterns. This combination of techniques helps her clients find emotional, physical and spiritual release from underlying neurological pressures, spinal obstructions, tensions and shifts.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, for nearly two decades Hillary Foster has helped individuals, couples, and families dealing with struggling relationships, anxiety, and depression. But what she is most passionate about is empowering women to live a life of Freedom!
Last year Hillary took a deep dive exploring spirituality on what she called “Her Journey to Freedom at Fifty.” She explored new modalities relating to spiritual, emotional, physical and mental health. Things like: Reiki, Psychics, meditation and other holistic healing modalities. She also explored topics like: abundance, happiness, gratitude, and forgiveness. What Hillary learned was amazing and she wants to share it all with you!
Doris F. Mosley
Doris F. Mosley is a Master Educator, Cosmetologist, Certified Trichologist and Certified Trichology Instructor with over 44 years in the Beauty Industry. Hair Loss right now is at an epidemic high and it effects men, women and children of all ages. Doris will discuss the causes of hair loss and will offer hair loss restoration solutions.
L.C. “Lauren” Cragg
L.C. “Lauren” Cragg as an award winning writer, screenwriter and producer, brings not only her insightful storytelling, but her creative film financing and niche marketing expertise to this project. L.C. Cragg is also an award winning risk manager, who has parlayed risk financing expertise into this project. Producing this film has enhanced her risk appetite to “take more long shots” and give 120% to every effort. She has tools for giving you the courage to achieve your business goals!
Sharifah Hardie, also known as Ask Sharifah, is CEO of X ROADS TV. Ms. Hardie is a business consultant, radio host, and influencer. With over twenty five years of business experience, Ms. Hardie served a key role as a Consultant and as Director of Marketing of Punch TV Studios. As such, she was able to assist the company to expand its reach, gain national exposure and raise millions of dollars in its Initial Public Offering (IPO).
Torin Lee is a Pathfinder – certified Skills for Change coach, Reiki Master, Energy Healer and intuitive entrepreneur. She brings almost 20 years of coaching, communication, training and business experience to the field. Through her training, speaking, Fortune-500 consulting, intuitive healing and retreat programs, she guides her clients through the process of releasing held stories and limiting beliefs. Torin is most passionate about helping people in navigate crisis and major life transitions. She helps those she partners with find their path forward.
Training from the BACK of the Room! is a two day course that enables you to explore the most current "cognitive neuroscience" about effective instruction - how the brain takes in, stores, retrieves and uses knowledge. Discover six powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science, then apply these principles every time you train, teach, or coach others.
These Accelerated Learning principles go hand-in-hand with team-based Agile and Scrum processes and principles. If you are an Agile coach or Scrum trainer, you will be especially pleased to discover how to combine Agile/Scrum concepts with collaborative learner-engagement.
During this dynamic, two-day Training from the BACK of the Room (TBR) workshop, you will also practice using the 4Cs instructional design "map" with the content you teach, regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of the class, or level of learners. The 4Cs is a brain-based, four-step, Accelerated Learning instructional design model now used by hundreds of Agile coaches and Scrum trainers around the world.
Leave this train-the-trainer event with a trainer's tool bag of practical, brain-based instructional strategies you can put to use immediately in your own training programs. You'll also leave with a 55-page workbook filled with new resources and brain science information, as well as copies of Sharon Bowman';s best-selling books: "Training from the BACK of the Room" and "Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick".
Whether you are a trainer, instructional designer, an agile coach or someone who wants to improve presentation skills, this workshop is for YOU!
WE PRACTICE WHAT WE TEACH:This training is a learning experience made for the learner: you. We guarantee that you will take these lessons and share the joy of learning with your own students and clients in an active, creative and fun way; a way that makes the information stick. Like us, you will apply the most current cognitive neuroscience about effective instructions to design and deliver courses and trainings that are truly brain-friendly.
In our workshop you will experience yourself how the brain takes in, stores, retrieves and uses knowledge in creative, collaborative ways. Exploring the principles of Training from the BACK of the Room! is packed with interactive learning, experiments, activity and fun.
And it’s practical: your outcome is about your topics and materials.
While you learn about it, you can combine the material you already use with the brain-based concepts and strategies of Training from the BACK of the Room! Additional to this you can choose and use helpful activities and tools to create more effective training classes, programs or other instructional formats. Regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of the class, or level of learners!
After your active participation in this train-the-trainer workshop, you will be able to:
Apply six learning principles based on current brain research every time you train, regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of group, or level of learners.
Demonstrate a variety of brain science elements important to human learning, using your own training topics.
Increase learners’ attention, retention and engagement with learning activities that engage the whole brain.
Use the “4Cs Map” as a training design and delivery model for any brain-based instruction.
Choose from dozens of brain-based learning activities for all topics and all instructional formats: classroom, e-learning, one-on-one, small or large group training.
Access a collection of new brain science resources to enhance your training skills, whether you teach in real or virtual classrooms.
Create training classes and programs that combine your own topic and materials with the brain-based concepts and strategies from this program.
Explain to colleagues your understanding of the physiology of the human brain as it applies to learning, training and memory.
Become a member of an ongoing “mastermind” of trainers who have as their community commonality brain science, the 4Cs map, and a passion for training excellence.
(for Scrum trainers and Agile coaches) Combine Agile and Scrum processes and principles with Accelerated Learning to create collaborative, interactive, fun and memorable learning experiences.
Each participant will receive:
One copy each of Sharon’s bestselling book “Training from the BACK of the Room! 65 Ways to Step aside and let them Learn” and her newest book “Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick”
A 55-page workbook that is only available with this program – an indispensable resource for use during and after the workshop
A collection of “brain activating tools” – game prizes, training souvenirs, and learning aids that can be used in your own training programs
Training materials in digital format
A certificate of completion, suitable for framing
Lunch, snacks and beverages included
Learn more about Training from the BACK of the Room! and other offerings on the Rocket Nine Solutions website.
About the Instructor
Early in his career, Vic owned a restaurant, taught English in Japan, and worked on films in Los Angeles. He began webmastering for the auto industry in Detroit before becoming a back end Java developer using XP practices at the University of Michigan's Hospital. Vic relocated to California in 2002 to earn his MBA (USC) in Technology Management while working at Sony Pictures, then worked as a project manager for Panasonic.
Since 2011, Vic has worked only in Scrum / agile implementations. He has managed staff, facilitated large groups (75+), trained over 500 workshop attendees, and presented to thousands. Vic says that Agile has changed his life, allowing him to be the most effective, passionate and happy he's ever been over his long and winding career path.
Vic hosts the Agile Coffee podcast and is an Agile coach, facilitator and trainer with Rocket Nine Solutions. He lives in Tustin with his wife and daughter.
Check out Vic Bonacci's Agile Coffee Podcast here
About the Location
Marina Village Website
About Rocket Nine Solutions
Rocket Nine Solutions stands out in the marketplace of Agile training and coaching organizations because we choose to focus on building up our local Southern California community. We sponsor and participate in our local agile meet-ups and conferences. We strive to build up a local talent pool of coaches in an effort to come alongside our clients implementing Agile transformations. We partner with top-notch trainers who are leaders in the global marketplace to provide the highest quality training for our Southern California clientele. All of our courses are taught interactively with an emphasis on learner engagement. Please click here to learn about our founder Scott Dunn's background and why he is so passionate about agile.
Class starts promptly at 9 AM and typically ends around 5 PM. Please arrive at 8:30 AM so we can start promptly at 9 AM. Dress comfortably. There will be a lot of interactivity both sitting & standing. Lunch, snacks, coffee and drinks are provided both days.
Cancellation Policy - Reschedule to another of our classes anytime, or cancel anytime up to 7 days before class for 100% refund. Fewer than 7 days notice will result in a 75% refund to cover hard costs. For minimum learning experience, the course must run with a minimum eight registrants. In the event that the course does not meet minimum number of participants, the organizer may choose to cancel the course no later than 45 days prior to the event and issue a full refund to any paid reservations., and attendees will be offered seats in the next Rocket Nine Solutions classes in the area or a full refund.
Please be aware that Rocket Nine Solutions (Scott Dunn, et al) may choose to record electronic and traditional media (e.g., photographs, video, audio footage, testimonials) at this event and attendees may appear in these recordings. By submitting a registration for yourself or someone else, or by attending this event, you grant permission for Rocket Nine Solutions to store those recordings in a database and to use them in future print, electronic, or other visual media for educational and promotional purposes. If you do not wish to grant permission, please contact the event coordinator listed below prior to attending the event.
Please refer to our FAQs page if you have questions.
If you need assistance, please contact Cliff Rosa at [email protected] or call 714-699-4679.
"Keep it going, Keep it moving, Don't stop!"
Shiz Annual Red-Carpet Events (SARCE) is the building of a collective of emerging and seasoned filmmakers who wish to bring a positive and entertaining spin to the world of cinema. We are open to filmmakers of all genres; to include documentaries, animations, comedy, horror, action, and human interest. It takes a lot of time, energy, money, and creativity to create. This event is to bring forth the hard work we put into our films.
This event will be our first in Los Angeles, CA.
SARCE is hosted by Shiz, LLC and Evolve.Forward.Media Productions, LLC., a veteran and family owned production company. The organizers of SARCE are U.S. Army war veterans.
SARCE is devoted to all narrative films of all genres that are committed to diversity, authenticity, and show a conscious and curiosity of the world around us. Starting out as a red carpet event, we are now opening our commitment to community and collaboration to many filmmakers.
Dress Code: Dress to impress, red-carpet photo. This is not enforced.
With the success of our first event in Austin, TX, February 25, 2017, we feel that we can honor your hard work on a large silver screen in beautiful DCP 2K/4K format with 5.1 surround sound in a stadium seating theater.
Along with local filmmakers and film festival organizers, we are building a community. We want to bring everyone together to meet and greet, and enjoy the wonderful talent we have here in Los Angeles. We do, however, accept films from around the world.
See the trailer from SARCE 2019 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YVP041blFMU
Irish Screen America, in conjunction with Ireland Week is delighted to invite you to our Los Angeles members-only preview screening of Float Like A Butterfly.
The film will be preceded by a welcoming reception and followed by a Q&A.
Director: Carmel Winters
Cast: Hazel Doupe, Johnny Collins & Dara Devaney
Feature Runtime: 1 hr 40 mins
From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. And her father, once her greatest ally, is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter. But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.
Doors from 6:00pm | Screening time: 7:30pm (sharp)
There will be no tickets avaible on the door for this event.
Irish Screen America is a bi-coastal film festival in Los Angeles and New York, and a showcase for the best new films, TV and online media from Ireland, with screening seasons throughout the year.
To see the full schedule of festival screenings and screening seasons, visit www.irishscreenamerica.com.