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Buffalo Filmmaker Boot Camp Channels their inner Space Force with "Welcome to Space Force", Directed by Chris Thomas

Buffalo Filmmaker Boot Camp Channels their inner Space Force with "Welcome to Space Force", Directed by Chris Thomas What happens when a bunch of Buffalo Filmmakers decides to get together and create a new zany film in only SIX WEEKS? Well, you get "Welcome to Space Force". Hosted by local filmmakers and music producers Aaron Webb and Sabrina Pena Young, "Welcome to Space Force" is a crazy and ambitious short film project. 
Part of Young's Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp challenge, the film production moves from concept to realization in six weeks. Usually hosted in Kenmore, this became a "Rogue" Boot Camp when the group found themselves without a location due to a paperwork error. Nonplussed, the group decided to get together anyway and met in Webb's basement. There they brainstormed ideas and came up with a concept centered on Space Force.
The first day of production went smoothly, with actors and crew alike almost literally dying of laughter.…

International Alliance for Women in Music Board Member Nominations

International Alliance for Women in Music Board Member Nominations
IAWM has openings for the 2019-2021 board!


We're looking for enthusiastic members who are passionate about building awareness of women’s participation and contributions to musical life. We have a new website, some new awards and are excited about our future!
We’re holding our annual election to engage additional members to help us grow IAWM and advocate for women in music!
TIMETABLE:
We are accepting nominations through August 15,2018. Feel free to either self-nominate or nominate someone else you believe would be a great addition to our board. Nominees must be IAWM members.
By August 30, 2018, nominees should send us a ONE-page resume and a statement of 200 words or less telling us why you’d like to participate on IAWM’s board. 
On September 1, 2018, we’ll send

NEW Comedy from Buffalo Filmmakers - Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp in Western New York

NEW Comedy from Buffalo Filmmakers - Indie Filmmaker 
Boot Camp in Western New YorkExcited Buffalo filmmakers are getting together this summer to put together a crazy comedy in just FIVE WEEKS! Yes, FIVE WEEKS! In the first week cast/crew came up with a new script, all birthed from crazy ideas that we came up with while sitting upstairs at the Amherst Wegmen's (until they kicked us out!).
Week 2 of the Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp, run by award-winning composer and sci-fi fan Sabrina Peña Young, preproduction plans were made at a house. Note: No chickens were hurt during the making of this film! 
Now it's on to production for the next three Fridays. A crew of about fifteen filmmakers, actors, musicians, and writers will try to create an exciting...a COMPELLING, and AMAZING Comedy with essentially six hours (maybe seven) of filming time. 
AWARD-WINNING SHORT "THE NOISE WITHIN"  from Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp in Buffalo
Interested in being a part of the craziness? The Next Ind…

Composer Jennifer Higdon Awarded Opera America Award for First Chamber Opera "Ashes"

Composer Jennifer Higdon Awarded Opera America Award for First Chamber Opera "Ashes"OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.



Opera Grants for Female Composers promote the development of works by women, and raise the visibility of women writing for the operatic medium. The program consists of two granting components: Discovery Grants of up to $15,000 that are awarded directly to female composers to advance new works; and Commissioning Grants of up to $50,000 that are awarded to opera companies for commissions by female composers. Since its inception, the program has awarded a total of $898,000 to opera companies and composers.

Find out more about Opera America here: https://www.operaamerica.org/

LAST CHANCE: New! Jambo! World Art and Music Kids Summer Camp in Buffalo New York

LAST CHANCE: New! Jambo! World Art and Music Kids Summer Camp in Buffalo New York Ages 6-12In this fun camp, kids will explore multicultural art and music from Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America. Activities include musical movement, painting Japanese art, playing African drums, making Australian Dream Paintings, making Latin American instruments, singing songs in other languages, and many more exciting cultural activities especially designed to celebrate and explore our world. Camp activities are from 9-1. Students may be dropped off early at 8:30 and engage in quiet board games and art activities until 9. Students will need to bring a nut-free prepackaged snack for snack time at 10:30 and an optional lunch to eat at 12:30. An art supply fee of $12 needs to be paid to the instructor on the first day of camp. This will cover any art and music supplies for your child.

REGISTER TODAY: https://register.ktufsd.org/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&Course=18SRKF33%20%20%20%20&Di…

LAST CHANCE to sign up for FILMMAKER BOOT CAMP in WESTERN NEW YORK - BUFFALO

LAST CHANCE to sign up for FILMMAKER BOOT CAMP in WESTERN NEW YORK - BUFFALO

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Ages 18 & up
Budding 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. Students are encouraged to bring any camera/film equipment available to class. A supply fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor the first day of class.

Dates:July 6 - August 10, 2018Meets:F from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 6 sessionsHours:12.00Location:Kenmore Middle rm 231 - computer labInstructor:Sabrina Pena-Young


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WATCH THE NOISE WITHIN, AWARD-WINNING SHORT MADE IN FILMMAKER BOOTCAMP


Songwriting 101 Workshop in Buffalo New York

Songwriting 101 Workshop in Buffalo New York
Learn basic songwriting techniques like writing lyrics, rhythm, and harmony. Students will work on developing individual songs while working on fun and challenging music songwriting exercises that will develop music writing skills. Students will learn how to defeat writer's block and where to find inspiration when writing music. Students are urged to perform songs in class for encouragement and constructive feedback. It is recommended, but not required, that students know the basics of music theory, singing, and/or playing an instrument to engage more fully in the course. Please bring sheet music and pencils.
Dates: July 10 - August 14, 2018
Meets: Tu from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 6 sessions Kenmore Middle rm 220
155 Delaware Road
Buffalo 14217 REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
https://register.ktufsd.org/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18SRDA06 CALL: Phone: 716-874-8400 Instructor: Sabrina Peña Young, Award-winning composer Called "Wagn…