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FOLEY/SOUND EFFECTS – Wed May 17 at 2PM. On Demand through May 26th.

EDISON TO D-DAY: HISTORY OF THE NEWSREELS – Sat. May 20 at 5PM. On Demand through May 26th.

SPINSTERS – A SCREENPLAY READING – WED JUN 24 2:30PM

FOLEY – SOUND EFFECTS WORKSHOP - 1 hour

Description:  Join the creative teams from The Sound Department, formerly Studio Unknown, one of the Premiere Maryland Post Production Sound Labs where they provide ADR, Foley, editing and mixing facilities. They have recently opened new studios in Burbank, California.

This fun LIVE Workshop will take everyone through the process of Foley, which  is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to films, videos, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds, named after sound-effects artist Jack Foley, can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass.

  Workshop, Free, Film Production

 

EDISON TO D-DAY: HISTORY OF THE NEWSREELS - 45 MINS

Description: Guest Speaker, Robert Neal Marshall examines the early days of film making, from the Kinetoscope to capturing world events. Share a personal family tribute with rare color movies of the Normandy Landings and the Liberation of Paris.

In 1944, Robert’s grandfather, Jack H. Lieb, was one of several journalists who followed the Allied advance across Europe after the Normandy invasion. Working for the newsreel News of the Day, he also shot silent color footage of the Landing on Utah Beach and the Liberation of Paris with his own 16mm hand held camera.  By this time in his career his work as a Newsreel Cameraman already included Charles Lindbergh’s daring flight to Paris in 1927, the Revolution in Nicaragua,  the Great Ohio and Mississippi floods of 1937 plus two and a half years covering South, East and Central Africa in the early 1930’s.

Join Robert on a journey with his Grandfather looking at the History of Newsreels then travel from London, across the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy then onwards into Paris on the day of Liberation. Included is additional rare footage of the pre-invasion gathering of troops and preparations; plus personalities such as Ernie Pyle, Edward G. Robinson, Ernest Hemingway and (then General) Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as the massive celebrations after the liberation of Paris leading towards the end of World War II.

  Short, Animation, Student, International

Spinters - A Screenplay Reading - 1 hour 45 mins

Description: After losing the last vestige of a life-long dream, has-been-wanna-be singer-songwriter Lolly Lozapone returns home, hoping to find solace in her father’s loving embrace. Instead, she finds that her father, (increasingly eccentric, retired professor Max Lozapone) can’t wait for her to leave. She reconnects with her best childhood friend Jeryl St. Clair, a successful attorney recently saddled with the care of her mother mother, former distinguished Professor Ella Mae St. Clair. Professor St. Clair, famous for integrating acedemia as the first African American to gain tenure at the local college, is now slipping into the great fog of Alzheimer’s. The two befriend Sheila Webb, middle-aged party girl and part-owner of the Flip Side, a venue where Lolly used to play. While Sheila’s never at a loss for dates, she struggles to establish a relationship with her grandson whose mother, Shannon (born when Sheila was barely 15) tries to keep him as far away as possible.

Failing to ingratiate herself with her father, her neighbor, or even Jeryl, Lolly accepts the offer of helping out former flame, Jamie Quinn, with the care of his wife – the beautiful Patricia, currently fighting cancer. But Patricia has other plans. Sick of chemo, Patricia enlists Lolly as a co-conspirator, allowing Patricia a few good months before passing off her family’s care (Jamie and two teenaged girls) into Lolly’s (questionably-capable) hands in the event of Patricia’s death.

A lifetime of desperate attempts to be chosen by someone else leads to the pivotal moment of reckoning when a middle-aged woman finally frees her own voice and learns to choose herself

  Screenplay Reading, Free, Drama

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