Introduction To Film Series 2023
You are invited to one-on-one personal instruction with Writer and Producer Kara Bauer LeMonds*, Irving Entertainment** Creator and Videographer Zachary R. Irving***.
These two have more than synergized their experience and creativity. You can team up with Art in the Loft offering aspiring filmmakers and creatives alike in this seven week hands-on immersion into the film industry.
In this in-depth series, you will meet for five consecutive Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm where you will learn:
- Character development and using the medium of film to tell a story
- Shooting style
- Production basics
- Chain of command
- Script writing
- Art direction
- Musical scoring
- Sound effects
- And so much more!
You will then work in collaborative groups with personal guidance from Kara and Zachary. By Applying these freshly acquired skills into reality by shooting your own mini films on May 5th (time frames to be determined in class), followed by an afternoon of editing on May 6th.
If that's not enough, we will follow up with a Red Carpet Premiere and bubbly toast on May 13th at 6pm.
To ensure creative integrity, we must limit this project to the first 20 applicants. Payment is required in advance to ensure your inclusion. Because life happens, a waiting list will also be available in the event of a cancellation.
Our Featured Instructors:
* Kara Bauer LeMonds,
With over 20 years of production experience in television commercials, music videos, movie promos, and high fashion shoots, Kara has had the opportunity to work with many “A” list talent and best crew in the industry.
Bookending the start and end of her career in Chicago, with ten years in between in Hollywood, Kara has worked with production companies like MTV, Stardust Visions, Backyard Productions, Park Pictures, Smuggler, Anonymous Content, @radical media, Paramount Pictures, and RSA to name a few. The indie short “SOAP” she wrote and directed, was accepted into 7 film festivals, including the LA Short Fest and Palm Springs Festival of Shorts (which was Oscar qualifying). The web series she wrote and directed, “Destined to Fail”, was featured on the Funny or Die website.
** Zachary R. Irving,
He has been Emmy nominated and is an international award winning filmmaker who has worked on multiple projects from feature films, documentaries, commercials, and TV work with PBS, FedEx, and more.
Zachary is also contracted with the "US Army Futures Command". You may recognize his name from "Fresh Waves", “Michigan Micro Adventures”. or as a judge for the NOAA "Thunder Bay International Film Festival".
*** Irving Entertainment,
A multimedia company that creates professional quality videos in various assortments. Additionally completed with a state-of-the-art editing bay, sound stage, and light studios. This professional group, employs over 10 very talented digital media related artists. https://irvingentertainment.net
Dates: 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, shoot day 5/6, edit 5/7, Premiere 5/13
Time: 6 to 8pm ( 5/5 & 5/6 time slots to be determined in class )
Instructor: Kara Bauer LeMonds & Zachary R. Irving
Cost: $325 each for the project series
Ages: 15 & up