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SAG-AFTRA Indie Workshop – Everything You Need to Know

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Indie Film Club Miami brings you another absolutely necessary to your career workshop. Whether you are an actor or a filmmaker, you need to know as much as possible about what SAG-AFTRA has to offer, and how to navigate and complete the various contracts and agreements in order to become a SAG-AFTRA production. You should always strive to make your production SAG-AFTRA.

Two SAG-AFTRA Representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreements from start to finish.

Here are some valuable info we will cover:

  1.  An introduction to SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Contracts
    • Student Film Agreement
    • Short Film Agreement
    • Ultra-Low Budget Agreement
    • Modified Low Budget Agreement
    • Low Budget Agreement
  2. Benefits of SAG-AFTRA membership

This is a fantastic and necessary workshop provided to you at an affordable price.

Regular price: $25; Member price: $15. 

Date: August 9th

Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

FREE PARKING. BREAKFAST INCLUDED.

SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAFAGRA.org.

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We are a startup South Florida film collective with the goal of empowering emerging creatives and innovative projects through low cost film screenings, craft-specific workshops, production support and creative meetups. Through creative friction, we activate the stories of tomorrow.

 

 

2-day Workshop with Vincent Moon, July 26-27

Internationally acclaimed independent filmmaker Vincent Moon is coming to Miami for an exclusive Florida visit.  Join us on a three-day visual expedition and a filmmaker experience, around Little Haiti and Wynwood!  It will be unforgettable, educational and inspiring.

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This workshop is ideal for the indie solo filmmaker and music video director!

The New York Times stated in 2011 that French indie filmmaker Vincent Moon reinvented the music video. Filming in odd locations, with lo-fi gear, using a cinéma vérité one take style, Vincent stripped the performance to its raw, enigmatic core – just the performer, their music and the environment.  He has worked with bands like Arcade Fire, the National, R.E.M., Beirut, Mogwai among others.  Vincent has made several tour documentaries and designed an online video companion to the R.E.M.’s 2008 album “Accelerate.”  Just when he became well known, he also became restless.  He abandoned his life in Paris and has been on the road ever since. The music of South America and Haiti are among his latest fascinations.  Vincent remains on the flipside of  big Industry, he is an independent artist creating in the age of new technology, making all of his work free and open to the public under the creative commons license.

Take Away Show #41 _ THE ARCADE FIRE from Vincent Moon / Petites Planètes on Vimeo.

Local Natives | Who Knows Who Cares | A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Limited to a small class. Bring your cameras, sound recorders or better yet, both. 

 

Saturday, July 26th – 11:00AM to 4:00PM:

Day 1 Workshop begins @ Little Haiti Cultural Center

*additional excursion included

 

Sunday, July 27th – noon to 5:00PM

Day 2 Workshop begins @ Sweat Records

 

*additional excursion included

Join us and Vincent Moon on this visual and sound adventure, learn how he explores his subjects and what are his methods of creating poetic musical explorations as a one man crew. Together with Vincent, discover Miami based bands and musicians and create your own visual pieces in the process.

This popup workshop is brought to you by Indie Film Club Miami’s Filmgate Interactive, with the generous support of the French Embassy Cultural Services, the Betsy South Beach, the Screening Room and Sweat Records.  We thank the Knight Foundation, the Miami Dade Cultural Affairs Offices and the Miami Beach Visitors Authority for making Filmgate Interactive possible.

Vincent Moon Retrospective and Conversation, 6/24

Indie Film Club Miami is excited to announce that the internationally acclaimed director

Vincent Moon 

will be making an exclusive appearance in Miami on July 24 to host a retrospective of his work, and will lead the enlightening conversation to follow.

The New York Times stated in 2011 that French indie filmmaker Vincent Moon reinvented the music video. Filming in odd locations, with lo-fi gear, using a cinéma vérité one take style, Vincent stripped the performance to its raw, enigmatic core – just the performer, their music and the environment.  He has worked with bands like Arcade Fire, the National, R.E.M., Beirut, Mogwai among others.  Vincent has made several tour documentaries and designed an online video companion to the R.E.M.’s 2008 album “Accelerate.”  Just when he became well known, he also became restless.  He abandoned his life in Paris and has been on the road ever since. The music of South America and Haiti are among his latest fascinations.  Vincent remains on the flipside of  big Industry, he is an independent artist creating in the age of new technology, making all of his work free and open to the public under the creative commons license.

Take Away Show #41 _ THE ARCADE FIRE from Vincent Moon / Petites Planètes on Vimeo.

Local Natives | Who Knows Who Cares | A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

 

This event will bring insight and enlightenment to filmmakers of every niche and every genre. No matter if you prefer to shoot for the narrative, fancy yourself a documentarian, a screenwriter, a DP, or an editor, we are all striving to capture a moment that truly speaks to people, and that is what Vincent Moon does best.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity with an incredible artist

 Thursday, July 24 

The Screening Room 

2626 NW 2nd Ave

Wynwood Miami FL, 33127

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Entry is free upon registration on Eventbrite*

 

THE HD HOUSE sponsors July’s I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO LA

The good folks from the HD House want you to make more films.  They would like to assist the making of a strong South Florida indie community and hence, they believe in what Indie Film Club Miami is doing.  At this month’s I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO LA,  the HD House is sponsoring the awesome Audience Award Prize  .

The Prize consists of:

1 RED Scarlet Body with EF Mount or PL Mount
4 RED Brick Batteries
2 RED Brick Dual Chargers
1 AC Power Adaptor
1 REDtouch 5″ onboard LCD monitor
4 RED SSD 64gb Magazines
1 RED SSD Magazine Reader (USB 3.0) with data cables
1 Pair of Canon Zoom Lenses T2.8 16-35mm and 24-70mm
Or 1 Pair of RED Zoom Lenses T3 18-50mm and 50-150mm
1 RED Clip-on Mattebox (4×5.65)
1 ARRI FF-1 Follow Focus
1 Sachtler Video 20 Tripod

HD House offers a 48′ x 48′ x 48′ 3-wall sound-proofed cyclorama studio with green screen or white screen capability, complete with dressing rooms, makeup room, catering area, wi-fi, and plenty of parking, in a convenient location just off the Palmetto Expressway . Bundle the studio together with our customizable studio lighting package, one of our digital cinema camera packages, and a professional audio package plus crewing support, for a one-stop solution to your next production.
40% DISCOUNT ON CAMERA RENTALS FOR IFCM MEMBERS

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NOLA June edition: A Recap and Highlights

The June edition of I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A. has been one for the Indie Film Club Miami history books; with three directors returning from last month, one reclaiming the audience award, a fabulously talented band and a comedian who had me laughing at his jokes even AFTER the night was over, I can hardly wait to see what this group has in store for the future

Director Juan Orta makes Indie Film Club history by winning audience award for the second month in a row

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Last month we saw director Juan Orta win the crowd favorite with his comedic thriller DAPS. This month he returned to reclaim his title with another thriller called Wireless, in which a man’s sanity is challenged after he is constantly woken up by a phone ring in the middle of the night, only its not any phone in his house.

After speaking with Juan, he revealed that the project took two years to complete. He initially began the project to submit to an upcoming contest, but with scheduling conflicts and difficulty gathering all the necessary hands at one time, he realized that he wasn’t going to make the film he wanted to before the submission deadline. Over the next two years he worked tireless in his spare time from his day-job to complete his vision, and to be sure that what he put up on the big screen reflected his vision. He debuted his film for the first time at NOLA, and was relieved to know all his hard work paid off. We can all learn a little something from Juan and his crew for Wireless; create a vision for yourself, and do whatever it takes to get there.

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In addition to the audience award, Juan also took home the award for Best Editor for his exceptional work on the film. A huge congratulations to Juan Orta!

To watch this film, go to our front page banner, or click here to watch on vimeo.

 

Best Screenplay: Abdul Khawj with The Love Theorem

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Abdul Khawj is another returning writer/director from last month, and his quirky rom-com The Love Theorem has snagged him the Best Screenplay award for the second month in a row. The film surrounds the story of Adam, a theoretical physicist and boyfriend, who tries to salvage the situation with his rightfully upset girlfriend, and Einstein comes to his rescue.

The Love Theorem is a playful and imaginative testament to the (often) male perspective of modern-day relationships. Adapted from a short story, Khawj puts his own spin on the characters and dialogue. With a mix of trivial couple’s quarrels, a little imagination, and Woody Allen-inspired wit, this film truly evokes how the laws of love don’t abide by any concrete rules– except that the lady is always right.

When asked about the story, Abdul said, “I wanted to take the most rational thing, and smash it against the most irrational thing, and that was love and science.”

I think we can all relate to that statement.

Abdul’s films consistently reveal a unique style, interesting characters, and perplexing plots, and we are all waiting to see what he comes up with next.

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Best Cinematography: Carlos Andres Cuervo for Goon: Directed by David de la Fe

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David de la Fe, the third returning director from May’s edition of NOLA, took home the best cinematography award on behalf of his DP, Carlos Andres Cuervo, for his film Goon.

De la Fe adapted the story from the play by the Australian playwright Pete Malicki. He wrote, directed, produced, edited, and starred in the film (WOAH) — not to mention pulled off an Australian accent throughout the film (although he admits there are hints of a Liverpool accent).

The film was shot at the abandoned Marine Stadium on Key Biscayne; the light of magic hour illuminates the graffiti covering the entire arena throughout the film, and is a real treat to watch on the big screen. Overall, Goon was an accomplishment across the board!

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Best Actress: Gabriela Rivero in Fragments. Directed by Yuliana Arau

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Yuliana Arau took home the prize for Best Actress on behalf of Gabriela Rivero, who starred in her film Fragments. The film follows Angela’s struggle to find forgiveness when at a young age she realizes that her parents are living a lie. Rivero takes on the role of Angela’s mother; with her warm and nurturing demeanor, she reminds one of the classic idea of a matriarch, but even more so when it comes time to reveal what she truly had to sacrifice for her daughter.

Yuliana wrote and directed Fragments as a film student. She drew her inspiration from her own experiences at family gatherings, where what were supposed to be joyous occasions were often filled with moments of tension.

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Best Actor: Anton Simon in The Actor. Directed by Michele Gianelli

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Anton Simon plays Stanley Turner in The Actor, written and directed by Michele Gianelli. Stanley, a former successful child star, can’t seem to get parts as an adult actor no matter how hard he tries. Frustrated, he decides to take the advice from his unorthodox talent agent, Danny Goldman, who helps him find the key to landing parts on films. He soon loses touch as the lines between acting and reality become increasingly blurred as he heads towards a very dark tunnel trying to make his way to acting career success.

Gianelli was inspired to write this film after her experiences working in the film industry in L.A., and the mistreatment of many actors by their agents.

I got to speak with Simon briefly after the event, and he revealed that his acting career only began a few years ago. After getting a part as an extra, he fell in love with the film world and production process. The Actor is one of his first starring roles, and I’m sure there is much more to come from him in the years to come.

 

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Off Orbit Performs Opening Act

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Founded by brothers Moises (vocals, bass, keys, harmonica) and Marcos Jimenez (lead guitar), Off Orbit‘s sound is very accurately self-described as a “musical comet traveling from the galaxy of vintage 60′s and 70′s psychedelic rock with a mix of blues, funk and folk into the present age of alternative and experimental music.” Though born in the ’90s, I somehow felt an overwhelming wave of nostalgia for the days of Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, and even a little Van Morrison. This duo was a real treat to see live, and we are all waiting to see what they do next!

 

The Comedic Stylings of Daniel Reskin

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Daniel Reskin is a young local comic who is already making a name for himself in the native scene. He was named the Best Local Comic in Miami, has showcased the past three years at the South Beach Comedy Festival, writes articles for the New Times, hosts his own podcast, acts in film and commercials, voice over, drawing, and anything else that will keep him from retuning to waiting tables.

I admit, it’s easy to make me laugh, but hard for me to remember a joke — unless it’s really good. Daniel Reskin had me laughing throughout the entire skit, poking fun about things that are all too true about Heat fans, his “jew fro”, and “Miami time”. In fact, I’m chuckling right now.