Recaps of past sessions

San Diego Filmmakers holds regular sessions on the second Tuesday of each month and ocasional special seminars.
Click on a session title for more information, click a play button to watch the video, or click a camera button to view the photo album.

2018     December 11 Adventures in Field Production – Lessons for Every Filmmaker Jeffrey Lehmann
2018     November 13 Working With and Around Drones Greg Lefevre
2018     October 9 Is the Grass Greener? – Trials and Triumphs of Hollywood Aaron Matthew Kaiser
2018     September 11 Actor's Thoughts on Directors - What Works Well
2018     August 14 Keeping Your Head On Straight - Help with the Ups and Downs Daphyne Watson
2018     July 10 Making Cell Phone Videos - Everyone Should Do It Susan Botello
2018     June 12 Stories from the 48 - Shared Experiences
2018     May 8 Maximize Your Presence on IMDB - Putting Your Best Face Forward Gerren Hall
2018     April 10 Building a Revenue Generating YouTube Channel Walter Nowosad
2018     March 13 Pick the Brain of an Experienced Director Lawrence Roeck
2018     February 13 Upping the Action - Using Martial Arts Chucky Currie
2018     January 9 Shooting in a Studio - The Joys of a Controlled Environment Jim Ellis, Lauren Fehlhaber
2017     December 12 Another Take on Distribution Bradley Dorsey
2017     November 14 Distribution - Then and Now Frank T. DeMartini
2017     October 10 Sound of a Great Story James Alburger, Peter Berkos
2017     September 12 Productions That Pop - Without a Hollywood Budget Bob Gardner
2017     August 8 Visual Effects - Creating It In Post Kevin VanHook
2017     July 11 Getting Laughs - Making Use of Comedy Steve Kaplan
2017     June 13 Getting Parts & Casting Tips Billy DaMota
2017     May 9 Been There - Won That Duane Trammell, Robyn Sarvis, Stephen Mickelsen, Susan Davis, Tom Antl
2017     April 11 Converting an idea into an on-air show : Checking off the steps Fred Ashman, Gloria Gold
2017     March 14 Film Friendly Native Americans – San Diego’s Unique Opportunity Ruben Hinojosa, Sam Bearpaw
2017     February 18 SAG AFTRA Contracts Made Simple Cynthia Williams
2017     February 14 From Novel to Silver Screen Scott McEwen
2017     January 10 Longevity in Film: Perseverance Pays Off Peter Sherayko
2016     December 13 Law 101 for Filmmakers Art Neill, Shaun Spalding
2016     November 8 Location Shooting - From Scouting to On-site Etiquette Lisa Rothmuller, Welton Jones
2016     October 11 Winning Roles and Awards - How They Did It Jodi Cilley, Rebecca and Kevin Joelson, Shane Allen
2016     September 13 Francine Resigns Francine Filsinger
More Than Just Sword Play - Action as a Story and Character Tool Anthony DeLongis
2016     August 9 What Makes For a Successful 48 Hour Team? Brent Altomare, Duane Trammell, Robyn Sarvis, Tom Antl
2016     July 12 Directorial Choices with 3X Primetime Emmy Award Nominated Director Lee Shallat-Chemel
2016     June 14 An Evening with Ben Dominguez Ben Dominguez
2016     May 10 A Big Picture Look at Film Casting Matthew Lessell
2016     April 12 Film Editing with Alan Heim Alan Heim
2016     March 8 Lighting vs Illumination: The Power of Lighting Bill Holshevnikoff
2016     February 9 A Shooter from Every Angle Douglas Knapp
2016     January 12 Conceptual Cinematography: Making Those Critical Choices Richard Crudo
2015     December 8 DISTRIBUTION 101 Jeff Deverett
2015     November 10 FEARLESS Film Making: careening toward enlightenment in the film industry Paul Babin
2015     October 13 From Dream to Screen - How to make sure your vision becomes video Greg Lefevre
2015     September 8 Film Office Update County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Kristin Tillquist
2015     August 11 Shooting Styles: Handheld, Tripod, and Steadicam Andy Levison
2015     July 14 Casting and Being Cast Billy Cowart, Merrick McCartha
2015     June 9 Capturing Sound & 48Hr Film Project Duane Trammell, Frank Forth, Robyn Sarvis
2015     May 12 Student Scholarship Films & The Shot That Makes the Film Bill Bork
2015     April 14 Video Village - Keeping an eye on the set Bob Unger, Greg Lefevre
2015     April 12 Politically Speaking: San Diego's Film Office Francine Filsinger, Marianne Kushi, Mayor Faulconer, Supervisor Roberts
2015     March 10 Top Gun and Adm. Pettigrew Rear Admiral Pete Pettigrew
2015     February 10 Filmmaker Neil Kendricks Neil Kendricks
2015     January 13 In SanDiego, About San Diego Noah Tafolla
2014     December 9 Scholarship Festival & Award Ceremony
2014     November 20 Storytelling Through Editing Alan Bell, Kanen Flowers
2014     November 11 Filming Across the Border Chris Cashman
2014     November 2 Scholarship Fundraiser Dr. Robert Edelman, Jim Brown, Nick Binkley, Valery Saifudinov
2014     October 14 Miracles in Post Production Mary Poplin
2014     September 9 Commercials - 30-Second Movies Michael Brueggemeyer
2014     August 12 The State of Film in San Diego Brent Altomare, County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Michael Brueggemeyer
2014     July 8 Camera counsel for DPs, Directors, and Actors. Plus an opportunity to tell your San Diego Story on KPBS S. Allman
2014     June 10 CASTING & BEING CAST: What You Need to Know Craig Campobasso
2014     May 13 DOCUMENTARIES: How do you stay on track? Bob Gardner
2014     April 8 FILMMAKING IN SAN DIEGO: What It Took to Put A Film Together Luis Martinez & CG Thomas
2014     March 11 MOVIE SETS ON A BUDGET: Tips That Won't Max Out Your Credit Card Jeff Van Gonka
2014     January 14 Realities of Reality TV Ken Gora
2013     November 12 HOW AFTER EFFECTS CAN HELP SAVE YOU IN POST Eric Addison
2013     October 8 NAKED ACTORS ARE A BLANK CANVAS - How a Costume Designer Can Impact a Production Shannon Arrant
2013     September 10 GETTING THE SHOT: Experiences of a Former Newsman, Now a DP Erik Naso
2013     August 13 MAKING THE EDITOR'S LIFE EASIER: What Everyone In A Production Should Know About Editing Michael Towe
2013     July 9 CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Making the Best Location Sound Recording Joe Godfrey
2013     June 11 Sound Bite School: What Do I Ask? What Do I Say? Greg Lefevre
2013     May 14 THE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT - The Ins & Outs of Preparation Duane Trammell, Michael Brueggemeyer
2013     April 9 WOMEN IN FILM - Working Behind the Camera to Make the Project a Success Leslie LaPage
2013     March 30 SPECIAL SEMINAR Saturday 3/30: MUSIC TO YOUR EYES with LARRY GROUPE Larry Groupé
2013     March 12 TOP LEGAL MYTHS - What Indie Film & Video Producers & Actors Should Know David P. Branfman
2013     February 12 3D FOR REEL - Life in the Third Dimension Barry Sandrew, Ph.D
2013     January 8 REAL PRODUCERS DON'T DO PIZZA - Feed the Crew! Greg Lefevre, Matthew Baker
2012     December 11 WRITING: THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT - The Effect On Cast & Crew Marianne Bates, Marni Freedman
2012     December 1 SPECIAL EVENT: Financing Independent Films in the Current Marketplace John Cones
2012     October 9 MUSIC TO YOUR EYES - Pulling the Movie Together With Music Larry Groupé
2012     September 11 The Reality of Faking It: The Business of Acting Sandi Buehner
2012     August 14 Get A (Social) Life! Dennis Lorrig
2012     July 10 Can You Hear Me Now? Making Sound Decisions. J.J. McLeod
2012     June 12 How to Make Your Film Fiscally Fit Dennis Lorrig, John Cole
2012     May 8 48 Hours @ 24 FPS Duane Trammell
2012     April 10 Location, Location, Location Kathy McCurdy
2012     February 14 Creating A Look Using Makeup and Lighting Katie Betian, Michael Brueggemeyer
2012     January 10 Performing and Directing Stunts in Independent Projects Allen Robinson, Rich Minga
2011     December 13 Voice Over Production Challenges Across Media Connie Terwilliger, Dino Andrade, Lani Minella
2011     November 8 San Diego Filmmakers Anniversary Party
2011     October 11 How to Get Your Film Financed John Cole, Larry Weinberg
2011     September 13 Sneak into Hollywood by producing your own films! Ace Underhill
2011     August 9 Successful Filmmaking with the Director and Producer of Half Way Kevin Foster
2011     July 12 Getting Ready for the 48HR Film Project Duane Trammell
2011     June 14 One Shot: The making of a feature in a single take Al Stoffell, Karl Backus, Ronn Kilby
2011     May 10 Making the Jump into Hollywood Michele Wallerstein
2011     April 12 Casting the Right Actor for your Film Billy Cowart
2011     March 8 Nicholl Fellowship Winner Destin Cretton Destin Daniel Cretton
2011     February 8 Successful Filmmaking with the Director and Producer of Sudden Death! Adam Hall, Melanie Hall
2011     January 11 Bringing Music to Life on Film Leah Curtis
2010     December 14 CANCELLED - What It Means to Win the Nicholl Fellowship Destin Daniel Cretton
2010     November 9 From the Web to the Silver Screen Kelly Parks, Neil Trusso, Vernon Mortensen
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