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Filmmaker Boot Camp in Western New York Buffalo Starts July 5

Filmmaker Boot Camp in Western New York Buffalo Starts July 5Budding filmmakers and professionals alike will work together in this collaborative class to write, film, act in, and edit an original short film written by the class. Learn film production basics in screenwriting, filming, sound and video editing, special fx, makeup fx, and more. Students will each take on a specific role in the short film production that will be filmed during class. The final film will be screened the last day of class.

Filmmaker Boot Camp films have shown at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, NCCC Film and Animation Festival, and Screening Room Cafe in Buffalo New York.

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Top 5 Tips Submitting Your Indie Film to Film Festival in 2019

Top 5 Tips for Film Festival Submissions in 2019 You just finished your film! So now what? Sure, you can show your friends and family, even put it up on YouTube. But why don't you try getting it out to a much wider audience? Indie filmmakers and student filmmakers can have their movies shown around the globe at film festivals.

Film festivals run the gamut of red carpet affairs like Sundance and Cannes to more local events, online festivals, and university-led events. For example, in Buffalo, there are a number of incredible film festivals like the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival (a local film fest that has a special love for all horror and science fiction), the NCCC Film and Animation (a great venue for students and local film networking), and other film festivals like the Buffalo International Film Festival and the 48 hour Film Festival. 

The 48 Hour Film Festival is a worldwide phenomenon where filmmakers get together and create a film in, you guessed it, 48 hours! Best of …

Listen to Music: 30 Minutes of Beautiful Ambient Space Music

Listen to Music: 30 Minutes of Beautiful Ambient Space Music
Enjoy thirty minutes of beautiful ambient space music from award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young. If you aenjoy this video and would like to see more, please SUBSCRIBE and SHARE! And would love to hear your comments below! Like this? Then check out AMAZON BESTSELLER Composer Boot Camp 101, a comprehensive guide to songwriting, composition, and film music with 50 exercises for students, educators, and music professionals!

How to Make a Movie : The Lowdown on Filmmaking

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Free Film Event Buffalo NY Tonight! 7PM - World Premier Scamarama The Next Generation

Free Film Event Buffalo NY Tonight! - World Premier Scamarama The Next Generation
Monday, April 15, 20197:15 PM to 9:00 PM
The Screening Room in the Boulevard Mall
880 Alberta Drive · Buffalo, NY
After a lifetime of being scammed, Kris has decided to do a scam of her own. Produced by Buffalo's own Buffalo Movie and Video Makers! 
Bring a friend! Fun event a the Screening Room Cafe and Cinema.

Download Sheet Music for Piano at Sheet Music Plus

Download Sheet Music for Piano at Sheet Music Plus
Piano/Vocal/Chords, Piano Accompaniment, Voice, Soprano Voice - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Sabrina Pena Young. Valentine's Day, Fairy Tales, Anniversary, Wedding, Recital. Score. 10 pages. Published by Pena Young Publishing (S0.311581).
Item Number: S0.311581 Beautiful song for soprano and piano about love, romance, and a forgotten rose found by her hero. A wedding song. Mythical tale. Truly a lovely work for intermediate to advanced singers. A perfect work of repertoire for any vocal studio! Ideal for pedagogy, performance, or special event. Award-winning composer. Quite an exceptional work!

Buffalo Girl Choir Fundraiser this Week! Support Vocal Education for Urban Girls

Buffalo Girl Choir Fundraiser this Week! Support Vocal Education for Urban Girls 


Buffalo Girlchoir almost never happened. Throughout 2013-2015, I was searching for a way to create a youth choral ensemble. I sought advise from colleagues involved in music education who were discouraging at best, telling me that there was simply no need for another such ensemble. I knew I could make it happen but I was struggling with ideas about how this new ensemble would be unique when I received a letter from a student. Among the many inspirational things she wrote, one phrase stood out and changed everything. She wrote: “singing in an all female, women-led ensemble was empowering” and changed the way she thought about herself and her abilities. It was my light bulb moment. I didn’t want to start a children’s choir, I wanted to create a GIRLchoir.
Our first rehearsal opened with 9 singers, by our first concert, we had 14 and by the end of the first year, 24. Now, just three ye…