2015 Filmmakers Guild

General Sessions

  • Tuesday 8:30am – Phillip Telfer
  • Tuesday 1:00pm – Curtis Bowers
  • Tuesday 4:30pm – Bob Waliszewski


  • Wednesday 8:30am – Gregg Harris
  • Wednesday 1:00pm – Chad Burns
  • Wednesday 4:30pm – Rich Christiano


  • Thursday 8:30am – Brett Varvel
  • Tentative Workshop Schedule

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    Tuesday 10:45am-12:00pm

  • Scene Study: Being Specific about your Character – Mimi Sagadin
  • Creating and Sustaining a Movie’s Vision as a Director – Brett Varvel
  • Counting the Cost – John-Clay Burnett
  • Filmmaking 101 – Stacie Graber
  • How to make a Full Time Income as a Freelance Video Producer – Andrew Garcia
  • Know Your Audience and Your Message – Byron Jones
  • Funding Your Movie Starts With A Solid Finance Plan. Do You Have One? – George Escobar
  • Working With A Composer – Jurgen Beck
  • Capturing Audio on Set (Beginner) – Jim Goodwin
  • Brick films / stop-motion – Greg & Monica Tull
  • Tuesday 2:30pm-3:45pm

  • Exploring the spiritual life of your character – Rich Swingle
  • Organizing a Local Christian Film Group – Daniel Knudsen
  • The Kingdom of God in the Life of the Artist – Gregg Harris
  • The Show Business – Beth Becka
  • Political Documentary/Agenda – Curtis Bowers
  • Lighting – John-Clay Burnett
  • I Need Money! Crowdfunding 101 – Paul Hastings
  • Expanding the Director’s Vision through Sound – Nathan Ashton
  • Intro to Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects – David Beal
  • Wednesday 10:45am-12:00pm

  • Exploring The Art of Auditioning – Rebekah Cook
  • Anatomy of a Narrative Feature: The Making of Last Best Summer Ever – Ken Carpenter
  • From Creator to Created: Understanding the Role of a Biblical Worldview in the Arts – Daryl Rodriguez
  • Writing Authentic Dialogue That Propels Your Story Forward – George Escobar
  • Missionary Documentary Filmmaking – Andrew Garcia
  • Directing a scene (live demonstration) – Daniel Knudsen
  • Start With Shorts, Not Features. Learn. Stretch. Avoid Burnout – Paul Hastings
  • Creating Music for a Film – Jurgen Beck
  • Flashy Visual Effects – David Beal
  • The Bottom Line in Film Production and Marketing – Byron Jones
  • Wednesday 2:30pm-3:45pm

  • Using improv and Sociodrama before the camera rolls – Rich Swingle
  • Navigating the Sea of Digital Distribution – Jared Geesey
  • Missionaries in Media: Ambassadors for Christ – Mimi Sagadin
  • Secrets of Good Storytelling: From Lackluster to Blockbuster (Part 1) – John Fornof
  • Anatomy of a Documentary Feature – The Making of One Generation Away – Ken Carpenter
  • Cinematography – Joel Jost
  • Finding and Securing the Perfect Location – Stacie Graber
  • Capturing Audio on Set (Advanced) – Jim Goodwin
  • Creating a Compelling Movie Trailer – John-Clay Burnett
  • Thursday 10:45am-12:00pm

  • Lights, Camera, Act! – Beth Becka
  • Directing from script to edit – Chad Burns
  • Secrets of Good Storytelling: From Lackluster to Blockbuster (Part 2) – John Fornof
  • The Way of the Master: Mission Europe – Eddie Roman
  • How to do Theatrical Distribution with Little or No Money – Rich Christiano
  • Inside The Craft Of Continuity – Rebekah Cook
  • Building your Soundscape (Advanced) – Nathan Ashton
  • Color Grading – Joel Jost
  • Attracting Investors – Earl Heard
  • Thursday 1:00pm-2:30pm

  • Acting panel including: Rich Swingle, Rebekah Cook, Mimi Sagadin & Beth Becka
  • Narrative filmmaking panel: Chad Burns, Ken Carpenter, Daniel Knudsen, Brett Varvel, Rich Christiano, George Escobar
  • Documentary filmmaking panel: Eddie Roman, Andrew Garcia, Joseph & Stacie Graber, John-Clay Burnett
  • Still Photography: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words – Kristina Kaylen
  • Music Scoring Panel with Van Lawson & Rick Holets – Jurgen Beck
  • Get a Grip (Grip Truck Tour) – Tim Jones
  • Telling the Greatest Stories – John Fornof & William Heid
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