Board Member in the News

Occurred on Saturday, 5 July 2014

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San Diego Filmmaker's board member, Francine Filsinger was recently interviewed by The Coast News for her influence in the art community of San Diego.

Francine Filsinger's interview from The Coast News

Francine Filsinger's interview from The Coast News

"There’s no doubt about it, Francine Filsinger is having a positive influence on the arts in San Diego.

Working in multiple arenas, she creates invariably remarkable results with her widely ranging projects. She makes things happen.

Within her first six months as member of the Commission for the Arts of the city of Encinitas, Filsinger had successfully completed the production of the first Encinitas Student Film Festival.

Her background in filmmaking and membership on the executive board of directors for the San Diego Filmmakers Association allowed her to rally many award winning associates to work with area high school and college students for a engaging film symposium, culminating weeks later in the screening of the students’ short films and a red carpet awards ceremony.", The Coast News, Brush with Art: Fine art photographer creates outstanding results

Video: Performing and Directing Stunts in Independent Projects

Occurred on Friday, 20 January 2012

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Last month, two established Hollywood stuntmen—Allen Robinson (Justified, Grimm) and Rich Minga (Paul, Law Abiding Citizen)—visited San Diego Filmmakers for a panel discussion about performing and directing stunts in independent projects.

  • For more than 25 years, and with more than 100 films under his belt, Allen Robinson has worked as a stuntman and stunt coordinator. An experienced stuntman, he is skilled in stunt and precision driving, motorcycles, rigging, wire work, water work, fire, rappelling, skydiving, and balloon piloting. Robinson has performed in big-studio productions with A-list casts, and doubled for such stars as Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey, Julian McMahon, John Snyder, Matthew Lillard, Timothy Olyphant, Ali Suliman, and Alan Ruck. You can visit his website at www.allenrobinson.com.
  • Rich Minga has more than 15 years of experience as a SAG stuntman. With the support of stuntmen and fellow offroad racers Steve Holliday and Gary Hymes, Minga began his career in 1995 with the hit television series Baywatch and the Steven Seagal-fronted motion picture Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Since then, Minga has performed driving and motorcycle stunts, fights, fires, and falls in productions across the country and overseas. You can visit his website at www.richminga.com.

Thanks to Len Savage of West Bay Productions, San Diego Filmmakers is proud to present a video recording of the event. We hope you enjoy the discussion as much as we did!

Next: On Tuesday, February 14, San Diego Filmmakers will welcome veteran director Michael Brueggemeyer and Hollywood makeup artist Katie Betian who will share their insights into the process of creating a look using makeup and lighting. Don't miss out on this exciting, free event!

Video: Voice Over Production Challenges Across Media

Occurred on Friday, 6 January 2012

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Last month, three established voice actors—Lani Minella, Dino Andrade, and Connie Terwilliger—came together for a panel discussion about the challenges of voice-over production across media.

  • Lani Minella is one of the most accomplished voice actors in the video game industry. Minella is the voice of Nancy Drew, the president of San Diego-based AudioGodz, and is credited on over 500 titles. She is also the voice of the Toyota Prius navigation system.
  • Dino Andrade has performed in television, features, commercials, online series, and video games. Notably, Andrade was the voice of Scarecrow in the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, the TV series villain Father Russeau in Kevin Costner's The Explorers Guild, and the voice of 17-year-old William Shatner in $h*! My Dad Says. He was also the voice of Pop in all U.S. Rice Krispies "Snap, Crackle & Pop" campaigns.
  • Connie Terwilliger has worked as talent since 1978 for major corporations, including Microsoft, AT&T, H&R Block, Hotel del Coronado, and Invitrogen/Life Technologies. Terwilliger is also the voice of Lowe's.

Thanks to Len Savage of West Bay Productions, San Diego Filmmakers is proud to present a video recording of the event. We hope you enjoy the discussion as much as we did!

Next: On Tuesday, January 10, San Diego Filmmakers will welcome Hollywood stuntmen Allen Robinson (Justified, Grimm) and Rich Minga (Paul, Law Abiding Citizen), who will share insight into performing and directing stunts in independent projects. Don't miss out on this exciting, free event!

Check Out Filmkin

Occurred on Monday, 1 August 2011

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Have you set up a Filmkin profile yet? Find out out you can work on a project or even post your next film project on Filmkin.com.

Join Us On Vimeo

Occurred on Thursday, 26 May 2011

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It's almost that time again to share, inspire, network, and celebrate another San Diego Filmmakers Event. Don't forget you have an opportunity to showcase one of your best shorts, webisode, music video, reels, and/or commercial on this upcoming event. Please visit our Submit! page for details. Have an awesome weekend!

Check Out Tonight's Event

Occurred on Wednesday, 25 May 2011

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Hey SD Filmmakers! Sony and MCA-i are hosting an exciting event tonight at Sony's Headquarters here in San Diego. Check out more details at www.SDMCA-i.org .

Happy 2011, San Diego Filmmakers!

Occurred on Monday, 3 January 2011

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Hope everyone is having an exciting 2011 despite the rainy weather. On Tuesday January 11th, we have an awesome guest speaker joining us. Leah Curtis is an award winning Compser and Music Composer. You truly don't want to miss this upcoming event. Come out to Groovy like a Movie and let's celebrate the beginning of an awesome Filmmaking year.

December Meeting Cancelled

Occurred on Wednesday, 8 December 2010

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Happy Holidays!

San Diego Filmmakers are taking a hiatus in December and we will not have an event this month. We will return on January 11, 2011. Our Guest Speaker will be Composer and Music Producer, Leah Curtis. More Details to Come!!

Thank you for all for a great 2010. Looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

A Film You Don't Want To Miss

Occurred on Thursday, 2 December 2010

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If you're looking for a cool film to watch this weekend, check out Frederick Wiseman's new documentary, BOXING GYM, opening in San Diego at the Gaslamp 15 this Friday, Dec. 3
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/boxinggym/

San Diego Filmmakers November Event

Occurred on Wednesday, 10 November 2010

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What an awesome time we had on last night! Vernon, Kelly, and Neil were great!! There were cool prizes to win, and a really positive networking vibe at this November SDF event. Thanks to all our sponsors (especially Groovy like a Movie), our incredible guest speakers, and to the SD Filmmaking community members that attended the event. Stay tuned for more exciting events.
-Dearin, President of SD Filmmakers

Providing filmmaking education for the San Diego community.

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