Meeting date: September 1st 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
$5 admission for non-members
- Announcements – members and guests share upcoming projects, shows, seminars, etc.
- Guest Speakers: Justin Maine
Justin Maine is co-founder of MagicWig Productions, Inc., a company that has been producing impactful video, films and meetings for over a decade. He is an award-winning Producer / Director, but his passion is cinematography. Justin was Producer / Director / DP on So Right So Smart, a feature documentary narrated by Daryl Hannah. This film about the movement toward ecological commerce has gained attention and accolades at festivals around the world and played nationally on PBS this year.
Justin is in development on a 13-episode PBS Series which he will Produce and Direct that begins production in late 2015. He also has Directed two short films currently in post-production aimed for the festival circuit in 2016. Justin’s background in art and photography has made cinematography integral to his directing process: “For me, the storytelling happens in the viewfinder. It’s so much easier to be organic and flow with the energy of a scene if you can control the camera yourself. A cinematographer is like a painter: light and space are my paint – it’s just that my canvas moves and changes."
Justin has won two Silver Telly Awards in Cinematography for his work on the PBS documentaries, New York State Capitol Fire, and William Kennedy’s Prohibition Story. So Right So Smart won Best Feature Film at the Reel Earth Festival in New Zealand and Best of the Festival at the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival.
- Network Break – Bring your business cards and enjoy networking and catching up.
- Film screening: TBA
Where we’re located:
Upstate Independents meets the first Tuesday of every month at The
Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Avenue, Albany,
NY from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Click
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