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DAT Media Creator Meetup Salinas

Free

with Jane Tobias

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Join the Media Creator team for the opportunity to exercise your creativity! Earn volunteer hours while working to build the NEST community through small creative projects in graphic design and animation. This is a creative space, for creative thinkers, who have some creative solutions.

Full Course

DAT Meetup: Production Meetings

Free

with Gabriel Medina

Calendar Feb 28, 2019 at 5 pm

During the Spring 19 we will be having Production Meetings where members can sit in and see how the Summer Production is coming along! Listen to updates from the Producer and Director of the film along with the Department Heads and Supervising Producers. 

This is open to all members of the Digital NEST who either want to get involved with the Summer Film Project or just want to check out how production meetings work. 

No deveices allowed into the space since we will be talking about confidential information pertaining to the Film Project. 

DAT: Music Meetup

Free

with Oliver Whitcroft

Calendar Feb 22, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Join us in a fun interactive space where music lovers can come together to learn about music production, talk about the latest songs from the industry, and network with others interested in music. This is an open space for all music lovers and aspiring recording artist.

Open to all members, recommended for new members.

Full Course

DAT: Photography Meetup

Free

with David Rosales

Calendar Feb 21, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Do you love taking photos with your camera or phone? Are you stuck in “auto mode” on your camera because “manual mode” seems too intimidating? Do you want to learn the basic understandings of exposures and other basics of your camera and photography? Join us in this creative open space to get the support and training you need to be a great photographer!

Open to all members, recommended for new members.

Full Course

DAT: Post-Production Lab

Free

with Marcus Cisneros

Calendar Jul 22, 2019 at 12 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Do you want to gain experince in film editing, sound design, or creating visual effects? Join our Post Production Lab and help bring footage from the short film, Loteria Oscura, to the big screen. In this class you will learn how to organize and edit footage, create sound effects and digital effects, and compose a film score. You'll recieve screen credits for your contributions to the short flim and have the chance to see Loteria Oscura premier at the Watsonville Film Festival in Spring 2020. 

DAT: Pre-Production: Directors Lab

Free

with Jane Tobias

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 17 weeks

Deadline: June 20, 2019

Digital NEST Studios is looking for highly motivated individuals to join the Creative Team as a Department Head for our Summer 2019 Short Film.

Director of Photography

  • The DP, or cinematographer, is the camera and lighting supervisor on the production. Besides overseeing the work of the camera crew, the DP is also assisted by the grips and electricians in preparing the technical aspects of recording an image.

Production Designer

  • Working under the supervision of the director and in coordination with the art director, the production designerdevelops, coordinates, facilitates, and oversees the design of the sets, whether on stage or practical locations.The production designer supervises the work of the construction crew, set decorating crew, and propertydepartment in conjunction with the director and DP.

Art Director

  • Working under the supervision of the production designer, the art director develops, coordinates, facilitates, and oversees the overall design of the production.

Sound Mixer

  • The sound mixer is the on-set/on-location sound engineer responsible for the recording of production sound and any sync-related on-set sound mixing and playback.

Gaffer

  • The gaffer is the chief lighting technician who supervises set lighting in accordance with the requirements of the DP.

Film Editor

  • Assembles the various shots into a coherent film, working closely with the director.

Visual Effects Supervisor

  • The visual effects supervisor is in charge of the visual effects department.

Composer

  • The composer is responsible for writing the musical score for a film.

 

What is the time commitment? It's a big one...

  • You must be available from February 26, 2019 through July 12, 2019. This is a professional project that requires a lot of time and energy, therefore we will have scheduled time off during this period that way cast and crew can rest.
  • Must be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm - 6pm starting February 26, 2019. 
  • Must be available during production: June 24, 2019 - July 12, 2019. Time is dependent on the schedule we create.

What is the eligibility to apply?

  • Must be a high school junior or senior or up to the age of 24
  • Must be a member of the Digital NEST
  • Must be interested in filmmaking and/or pursing a career in filmmaking- Must have great time management and communication skills- Must love filmmaking! 

Benefits of joining the 2019 Director's Lab:

  • Gain valuable and professional experience in the filmmaking process.
  • Work with people that share similar interests, aspirations, and the love for film!
  • Receive a letter of recommendation and/or reference from the Producer and/or Director of the short film.
  • Receive end credit at the end of the film- Receive IMDB credit - Receive professional work experience to add to your work resume- A pass to the 2020 Watsonville Film Festival as a Crew Member

And the cost, FREE!

For more information or questions please contact Jane Tobias at j.tobias@digitalnest.org

DAT: Pre-Production: Producers Lab

Free

with Gabriel Medina

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 26 weeks

An intensive program designed to help filmmakers develop skills as creative independent producers. Join our 2019 film crew as a Supervising Producer and gain valuable experience in the pre-production phase. 

During this hands-on training you will learn how to independently produce a short film while working closely with the Producer, Director and Creative team to: 

  • Breakdown a script into basic elements
  • Create a budget for a short film
  • Effectively schedule a film crew around locations and time restrictions
  • Work closely with the Director, Cast, Crew and the creative team
  • Supervise and manage a department budget
  • Create and execute a fundraising plan to fund our film
  • On-set support during production
  • Submit to film festivals (including the Watsonville Film Festival)

What is the time commitment? It's a big one... 

  • You must be available from February 26, 2019 through July 12, 2019. This is a professional project that requires a lot of time and energy, therefore we will have scheduled time off during this period that way cast and crew can rest. 
  • Must be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm - 6pm starting February 26, 2019. 
  • Must be available during production: June 24, 2019 - July 12, 2019. Time is dependent on the schedule we create.

What is the eligibility to apply? 

  • Must be a high school junior or senior or up to the age of 24
  • Must be a member of the Digital NEST
  • Must be interested in filmmaking and/or pursing a career in filmmaking
  • Must have great time management and communication skills
  • Must love filmmaking! 

Benefits of joining the 2019 Producers lab: 

  • Gain valuable and professional experience in creative independent producing. 
  • Work with people that share similar interests, aspirations, and the love for film! 
  • Receive a letter of recommendation and/or reference from the Producer and/or Director. 
  • Receive end credit at the end of the film
  • Receive IMDB credit 
  • Receive professional work experience to add to your work resume
  • A pass to the 2020 Watsonville Film Festival as a Crew Member

And the cost, FREE! 

For more information or questions please contact Gabriel Medina at Gabriel@digitalnest.org

DAT: Pre-Production: Rehearsals for Cast

Price not
available

with Andres Mercado

Calendar Apr 15, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Must audition and be casted in order to particiapte in rehearsals. 

Full Course




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