TECH PLAYGROUND

Downtown Media Center

168 SE 1st Street, 3rd floor, Miami Florida 33131


SCHEDULE

Sunday December 2

10:00am Experimental VR: Narrative & Conceptual Aesthetics with Joey Bargsten of Florida Atlantic University

11:00am How to Get Your Sh*t Together and Make Your First Short Film with Pezhman Jatala of Broward College

12:00pm Adventure Shooting with Sony’s VENICE camera with Peter Crithary of Sony Professional

1:00pm Creating 360 Audio with Adrian Morales-Demori of Heiga Audiovisual

2:00pm Breaking Down Stories with Ronald Baez of the New York Film Academy

3:00pm The Production Pipeline at Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex with Miami-Dade Magic student developers Victoria Garcia, Gabriela Pifano, Felix Jarquin, Andres Gonzalez, Ruben Ruiz Velasco and Amy Garcia Fernandez

4:00pm Motion Capture and the Future of Animation with Daniel Cuadra of NOITOM


⫸ HOW TO GET YOUR S**T TOGETHER TO MAKE YOUR FIRST SHORT FILM

Broward College Professor and Film Production Technology Program Manager Pezhman Jatala is coming to Filmgate to teach filmmakers how to avoid common pitfalls with their short films! Learn the fundamentals of budgeting, casting, equipment procurement, and scheduling and get ready to make your own short film. Pezhman Jatala is a filmmaker and educator who has worked as a cinematographer on the feature films "Scooter" and "Ti Laurent", and has produced, directed, and edited innumerable shorts. He is now directing the Film Production Technology Program at Broward College, and is excited to promote the application of state-of-the-art technologies to filmmaking.

PRESENTED BY: Pezhman Jatala Broward College


⫸ BREAKING DOWN STORIES, A CONVERSATION EXPLORING BASIC STORYTELLING STRUCTURE AND MECHANICS

Ronald Baez is a Caribbean-American filmmaker whose latest short SCENES FROM OUR YOUNG MARRIAGE premiered at the Borscht and Miami Film Festivals and has been broadcast on PBS. Currently, Baez is developing the documentary series IMMIGRANT STORIES as well as immersive mixed-reality project KING TIDE, made possible with the support of the Fledgling Fund and the University of Florida MET Lab. He previously served as Artistic Director for the Miami Film Development Project.

PRESENTED BY: Ronald Baez New York Film Academy


⫸ THE PRODUCTION PIPELINE AT THE MIAMI ANIMATION & GAMING INTERNATIONAL COMPLEX

“Short-films, video games or immersive simulations are produced at MAGIC as a capstone project during the program’s second academic year. All students are granted the opportunity to pitch an idea for a project. Selected students pitch their story to executives and professionals from animation studios currently partnering with MAGIC. The selection is then made based on an original idea, production feasibility, their commercial prospects, ability to engage an audience and a storyline which allows further development. During the 2018/19 academic year, the animated short-story “Toying Emotions” and video game “Siberia” were chosen for production. MAGIC Siemens Aspen Scholars will briefly go through MAGIC’s production pipeline and the mentorship program they are currently going through.”

PRESENTED BY: Miami Dade College; Victoria Garcia, Gabriela Pifano and Felix Jarquin, Andres Gonzalez, Ruben Ruiz Velasco, and Amy Garcia Fernandez