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Starting Your First Short Film | Sabrina Young

Starting Your First Short Film“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds…Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul…always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said.

‘It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.’– Jim Jarmusch

Filmmakers, much like novelists or composers, bear their souls within their films, especially in the earliest stages of filmmaking, before the lights of Hollywood dazzle them with wealth and fame. Yet, to be successful in film/media/video production, there is a combination of inspiration and sheer grit. 

You have to know how to create something incredible within a deadline, with a tight budget, with that actress that can’t seem to remember her lines but can’t be fired because she contracted to the job. 

Once you write y…
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FREE FAMILY MOVIE THIS SATURDAY - BIFF TEEN FILMS 1:30 PM SQUEAKY WHEEL

BIFF SHORTS: LOCAL YOUTH SCREENING W/ FILMMAKER Q&ASATURDAY, OCT 12 2019 - 1:30 PMSQUEAKY WHEELBIFF Shorts: Local Youth, 70 minutes
Curated by Squeaky Wheel students, this program features family friendly works from makers under age 18. Free admission.

The Happy Couple Joshua Stead-Dorval (Dir.), 1 minute, WNY Premiere, USA

A dichotomy of thoughts between a "happy" couple. Starring Ridwhan Miah and Andrina Kirst as the couple.

Noel’s Spaceship Sabrina Pena Young (Dir.), 6 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA

When the apocalypse hits, it's up to washed-up Nobel Prize winner Noel to save the world. -- Directed and Written by high schooler Kathryn Grace Hillestad. Cinematography by Judah Collins. Starring Gloria Hodge, Eleanor Collins, and Nathan Tilley. Created by the students at the Rivendell Study Center, Noel's Spaceship was a collaborative work that the students wrote, filmed, and acted in during their spring 2019 semester.

Insomnia Xinyan Shen (Dir.), 4 minutes, WNY Premiere,…

TONIGHT BUFFALO FILM PREMIER - Spiritus and The Cure Directed by Sabrina Young

TONIGHT BUFFALO FILM PREMIER - Spiritus and The Cure Directed by Sabrina Young
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
Wed Aug 28 9pm

Dipson Theatres Eastern Hills Cinema
4545 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY WORLD PREMIER of SCI FI FILMS Spiritus and The Cure10 of the best shorts from Western New York!!!Single Screenings: $10/$7 for students, seniors and military ID
TIX Available at Door
NEW Animated Sci-Fi Film Spiritus - "A misfit janitor hitchhikes her way to the dying exoplanet Spiritus to escape the truth about her past!"
THRILLING Animated FILM featuring a BRAND NEW soundtrack and incredible visuals! Written and Directed by award-winning composer and 2019 Lois Weber award recipient Sabrina Peña Young. Includes local actors Kamilah Whitfield, Robin Lalisse, and Jess Stubin.

THE CURE is a NEW Sci-fi Short from Sarah Jeanne and Mike Redick -
"There's no better time than the apocalypse to run into your ex"

Produced at the Buffalo Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp
Directed by Sabri…

NEW Songwriting Music Theory Lessons Music Bundle! Grades 1-12 from Sabrina Young

NEW Songwriting Music Theory Lessons Music Bundle! Grades 1-12 from Sabrina YoungDOWNLOAD FOR ONLY $6.99 NOW

Enjoy four fun and exciting songwriting music theory lesson plans for Elementary, Middle School, and High School! Students learn rhythm, harmony, music theory, songwriting, and melody through easy improvisation and group activities ideal for beginners. No need to read music. Designed with the classroom in mind by seasoned music educator Sabrina Young. Includes a BONUS "Turtle Songs" Beginner piano solo, duet, and trio (w/teacher) for use in the classroom. Each lesson plan includes variations for groups and different age groups/abilities. ANIMAL SONGS: Students learn songwriting basics using fun animal flashcards. IMPROV WITH CHORDS: Students learn how to use their ears to LISTEN for harmony and chord quality. Advanced student learn about Terry Riley's "In C" and scales. MUSICAL EMOTIONS: Students use music and "emotions" flash cards to write new me…

AUG 5 JOIN Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Women in Music Edit-a-thon

AUG 5 JOIN Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Women in Music Edit-a-thonPlease join us The Construction Company, the International Alliance for Women in Music, and Wikimedia NYC as we edit, correct, and add Wikipedia pages related to Women in Music! This event will be held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts from 4:00-7:30PM on Monday, August 5th. We'll be in the Film Room on the 3rd Floor - the front desk will direct you.

No experience editing Wikipedia is required but please bring a laptop! Experienced Wikipedians will be around to help out, and we’ll be starting the edit-a-thon with a brief tutorial to cover the basics.

All attendees are subject to Wikimedia NYC's Code of Conduct.

MORE INFORMATION: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Women_in_Music_Edit-a-thon
Articles to Create/Edit[edit]Articles to Edit Peggy Stuart CoolidgeMara HelmuthLori LaitmanSabrina Peña YoungEmma Lou DiemerDoreen CarwithenArticles to Create Wendy (Ceridwen) SuiterLydia KakabadseKristi…

AUG 3 Composer Sabrina Young at Great Lakes Christian Film Festival Panel

AUG 3 Composer Sabrina Young at Great Lakes Christian Film Festival Panel


Composer Sabrina Young will be part of a guest filmmaker panel at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival this SATURDAY August 3rd at 3pm. 2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY 14225.
The Great Lakes Christian Film Festival was created in 2014 by Shawn Greene, in Buffalo, New York. The festival was designed to gather Filmmakers, Screenwriters, Playwright, Directors, Editors, Actors/Actress, Cinematographers, Casting Directors, Crew Members, etc.

NEW SCI FI SOUNDTRACK APPLE MUSIC - Spiritus - Composer Sabrina Young

NEW SCI FI SOUNDTRACK APPLE MUSIC - Spiritus - Sabrina Young
"When I created the soundtrack to Spiritus I was inspired by the film music of Stranger Things, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and classic sci-fi films. I wanted the film music to have character of its own, to have a life that impacted the protagonist of the film. I am excited to release this new music album and to premier the animated science fiction film Spiritus at the upcoming Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in Buffalo, New York." - Composer and Filmmaker Sabrina Young.



DOWNLOAD THENEW MUSICALBUM SPIRITUS NOW ATAMAZONANDITUNES!
Apple Music (iTunes)

https://music.apple.com/us/album/science-fiction-original-movie-soundtrack-spiritus/1473072977

Science Fiction Original Movie Soundtrack - Spiritus by Composer Sabrina Young


Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival To Present Lois Weber Award To Sabrina PeÑa Young

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival To Present Lois Weber Award To Sabrina PeÑa Young
BUFFALO, N.Y. - June 30, 2019 - PRLog -- Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival will present this year's Lois Weber Award to local artist Sabrina Peña Young. The festival's mission is to bring the best independent genre films from around the world to Western New York, and to shine a spotlight on local film artists. Now in its seventh year, Buffalo Dreams is a multi-genre celebration of independent film which runs for one week, August 23rd – 29th, at the Dipson Theaters Eastern Hills Cinema, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, New York.
The award is named in honor of Lois Weber (1879 – 1939), the first female film director in the United States, and recognizes the accomplishes of women who have distinguished themselves in the art of filmmaking. Weber pioneered the split screen framing technique, and was known as a "star maker" for her efforts on behalf of new actresses. As a director a…

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.
REGISTER TODAY!

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.

REGISTER YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS TODAY!

How to Greenscreen Final Cut X Tutorial on YouTube

How to Greenscreen Final Cut X Tutorial on YouTubeHow to Greenscreen - Final Cut X Tutorial. Filmmaking Crash Course. I go over the basics of using greenscreen and chromakey, as well as other effects, in Final Cut X. Created this for my film class students. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to comment below!


Download the Filmmaking Crash Course
Sabrina Pena Young: https://sabrinapenayoung.wordpress.com/ Twenty years of music/audio, film, academic and media experience. Young’s experience runs the gamut of composition/music production, video production/editing, audio engineering, sound production, special fx makeup, orchestral and choral writing, music technology lectures and public speaking, visual fx, movie trailer production, humanities education, animation, film music, foley, and more.


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