Have you ever been watching a fantastic film and thought to yourself, “It would be so cool to be a part of the movies?” If this is you, keep reading because you’re in luck. Now is your chance to explore the industry and its different parts and roles, find out how to get your start and learn from the best for FREE!

Our partners at The Oklahoma Film + Music Office, in conjunction with the deadCenter Film Festival, are hosting the “OF+MO Film School,” a two-day series of virtual film education courses on Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, 2020. 

Find out more about post production with Jacob Ryan Snovel and Garrett Starks.

From nailing an audition and costuming to screenwriting and stop motion animation and everything in between—including set etiquette—there’s a little something for everyone interested in getting their foot in the door in film.

With the Oklahoma film industry busier than ever, more and more projects looking to shoot in our state. To continue to be successful, CNFO is on a mission to grow the crew base with more Natives—meaning more jobs and helping make your dream of being part of the movies come true.

The upcoming free virtual classes are open to the public and are available on deadCenter’s Facebook and Vimeo platforms, as well as OF+MO’s Facebook page. Each class will feature 45 minutes of instruction with 15 minutes of Q&A.

Find more details at the Facebook event page for The Virtual OF+MO Film School at deadCenter Film Festival and at deadcenterfilm.org.

Check out the schedule and instructors below:

Learn how to nail an audition from Ricki Maslar.

Friday, June 12

10:30 a.m. – Screenwriting with Matt Payne, screenwriter/producer

-11:30 a.m. – Intro to Production with Nathan Gardocki, owner of NGP Video Equipment Rental

-12:30 p.m. – Stop Motion Animation with Kyle Roberts, creative director at Reckless Abandonment Pictures

 -1:30 p.m. – CGI Animation with Stephanie Roach, lead animator/3D artist

-2:30 p.m. – Virtual Auditions with Ricki Maslar, casting director

-3:30 p.m. – Location Scouting with Alison Naifeh, location scout, Chris Kucharski, location manager, and Dylan Brodie, location & production manager

Saturday, June 13

-10:30 a.m. – Costuming with Jack O’Dell, Costume Designer, and Jenava Burguiere, costume designer/seamstress

-11:30 a.m. – Post-Production with Jacob Ryan Snovel, actor/producer, and Garrett Starks, owner of Castle Row Studios

-12:30 p.m. – Vanities (Hair + Makeup) with Toni Marlo, makeup artist & owner of MarloHaus Makeup and Hair Artists of Oklahoma, and Alex Ford

-1:30 p.m. – Set Etiquette with Richard Janes, Emmy Award-winning entrepreneur

-2:30 p.m. – Producing Films in Oklahoma (instructors TBA)

-3:30 p.m. – Art Department with Sean Lynch, digital cinema instructor at Oklahoma City Community College

The Cherokee Nation Film Office is proud to be a sponsor of deadCenter Film Festival, featuring the Cherokee Nation Film Office Panel Series on Friday, June 12.

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