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Win a Copy of Greenscreen Made Easy!

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Tell us your greenscreen or keying horror story! Enter to win Professional Keying with Keylight and the book Greenscreen Made Easy. All instructions are in the video. Important: Tag your video with the word ‘Greenscreen’. To do this, go to and upload your video and click “Edit Video” to edit your tags. Due date is Friday, April 10, 2009. Good luck!

Michele Presenting at Ferris Video Festival

I’ll be running a session on Greenscreen and Keying (mainly keying tricks) at the Ferris video Festival on Friday, April 3.

The Ferris student chapter of MCA-I is hosting its 9th Ferris Video Festival on Friday, April 3. The event begins at 10:00 AM with a keynote presentation by Angela Prater, a graduate of the program who will speak on Diversity Online. She will present the awards for the high school award winners. Following the ceremony, there will be concurrent training sessions from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on a range of topics including the RED camera, Animation in Video Production, Copyright Issues, Special Effects Makeup, Greenscreen tricks, Music Video Production, After Effects, the HD Workflow, and Women in Film and Television. Members of the MCA-I Mid-Michigan chapter will be among the presenters. Everyone is invited. Admission is free. The event will be held in the IRC building which shares a parking lot with the football field on the mother campus in Big Rapids, MI.

Here’s the full schedule of the breakout sessions, from 11am-1pm.

  • Copyright Issues — Denise Glassmeyer, Young Basile Attorneys
  • Special Effects Makeup — Dawn Butler, fxmakeupbydawn & MCA-I
  • Red Camera Demonstration— Jeff Hamlin, Lansing Community College
  • Animation in Game Design – David Baker, Ferris State University
  • Green Screen – Michele Yamazaki, Toolfarm & MCA-I
  • Women in Film and Video – Serenity Sherie, Detroit Women in Film and TV
  • Music Video Production – Chavell Crofford, Vellis Productions
  • HD Workflow – going Tapeless – Glen Okonoski, Ferris State University
  • After Effects – Andrew Tingley, Creo Productions
  • Unions in a Production Environment – William Minihan, IATSE

On Saturday April 4, also in the IRC building room 120 on the Big Rapids campus, the Television and Digital Media Production Program will host a PA Bootcamp from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The P.A. Boot Camp will provide more than just an overview of what is expected of production assistants on both film and video sets. MPA instructors Jax Baker and Mitch Nyberg will engage students with demonstrations, hands-on activities, form usage exercises, and give a review of set/client etiquette. Students will gain job search tips from a panel of production professionals during an informative discussion on local production companies, unions and film organizations, and the resources they offer. The training session is open to the public for $40 and for students at a reduced rate of $35. Seating is limited.

Attending NAB this year?

NAB is just around the corner, it seems. Are you going this year? Is the economy making it difficult for you to take trips like this? Is the absence of Apple and other companies a reason that you would not attend? Is it an event that you wouldn’t miss? How do the parties and things like the FCP Supermeet influence your decision to go? Please tell us your thoughts about the NAB conference. We’re curious.

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure