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Documentary filmmakers featured during technical theatre workshops

LEWISTON, Idaho - The LCSC Center for Arts & History (CAH), in collaboration with the LCSC Theatre Program, presents:  A Day of Technical Theatre and Film workshops, Monday, September 8 at CAH.

Workshops are open to the public with a registration fee of $20 per workshop or $50 for all three.  The workshops are free to LCSC students with ID.  Limited scholarships are available for community members.

The workshops are the first of several sponsored by the Center in order to provide area residents an opportunity to learn about filmmaking and prepare for an upcoming 48 Hour Film Festival sponsored by LCSC Center for Arts & History in 2015.

The Sept. 8 workshop schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m.  Blending, the Art of Lighting for film, TV, and Stage by Dan Allers.

From the designer of the 2009 opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics World Winter Games, a compare and contrast of lighting and how to blend for use in live TV, filming, and stage.  If you are involved in local theatre tech work – or planning to create your own independent film – you won’t want to miss this workshop.

  • 12:00 p.m.  Acting for the Camera by Cammie Pavesic.

Film Actors need to know many things, many of which include: audition introductions, covered entrances, camera takes, and hitting your mark to name a few.  This workshop will help attendees to understand what these terms mean and how to develop your understanding of these technical details including acting, auditions, and techniques for film.  Whether you are interested in acting for film or simply want to expand your acting knowledge – this will be an enjoyable session.

  • 3:00 p.m.  Documentary Film Making by Michael Gough and Cammie Pavesic.

Using their film Add the Words as an example of making a film start to finish in under four months, Gough and Pavesic will discuss the initial steps of getting a documentary off the ground.  They will cover topics ranging from creating a strong network, to equipment and crew acquisition, through the post production process, to the test screening phase and festival submissions.  Regardless of whether you hope to produce your own documentary film, this promises to be an informative workshop.

Michael D. Gough is a Telly Award- and Emmy Award-winning commercial and motion picture director.  Since 2005, he has shot and produced five independent feature length films, two music videos, several short films, and countless award-winning television commercials.

Cammie Pavesic graduated from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York City in 1992 and taught at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles for several years.  Since then, she has been the producing director of three successful theater companies - Sacramelo, Prairie Dog Productions, and The Idaho Actors Collective.  She has acted on stage and in several films and TV shows including A Few Good Men, Showtime’s Laughing Matters, and Heart of the Lie on Lifetime.  She was executive producer for and acted in The Sanguinarian, produced and directed Mum n' Shots (short), and recently produced and directed Delusional, staring Perry King, Tuesday Knight and Kim Kopf.  She has started a production company called Activist Films where she is working on merging her political activism with her filmmaking.  The film Add The Words is part of that mission.

Dan Allers is a set and lighting designer with more than 36 years of experience in the entertainment field.  Allers has provided lighting design for more than 500 live stage productions, dozens of television shows, and countless corporate and live television events.  His technical career started at the Lewiston Civic Theater where he created more than 25 lighting plots, as well as 16 set designs.  An LCSC alumnus, Allers served as the Associated Student Body president during the 1979-1980 school year.  He resides in Boise and is owner of Idaho Theatrical Lighting and Idaho Cinematic Equipment.

For more information or to register for the workshops call 208.792.2243.