Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) is dedicated to exhibiting our region’s finest artists, to providing educational experiences in the arts, and to serving artists working across a variety of disciplines.
In addition to providing equipment and facilities to our members through Access Membership, we offer individual artists professional support in building portfolios, fiscal sponsorship, networking opportunities and much more. Our continuing success and growth depend on our members, and today we invite you to join as a member of a special place to experience art, to learn about art, and to answer your own artistic calling.
call or email Kelly Stokes to register:
412-681-5449 x220 / firstname.lastname@example.org
April: Advanced Lighting
Instructor: Chris Smalley
Saturday, April 7: 10:30am - 1:30pm
Fee: $35 members / $75 non-members
In this Advanced Lighting Workshop participants will learn the proper use of Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ more advanced lights and grip gear, including the Kino-Flo kits. Once all participants have learned how to safely use the equipment they will put their knowledge into practice by lighting a simple scene.
May: Digital Printing Workshop
Instructor: Aaron Blum
Saturday, May 12: 10:30am - 1:30pm / Sunday, May 13: 10:30am - 1:30pm
Fee: $65 members / $120 non-members
This workshop demonstrates best practices for digital printing: learn how to translate your digital or digitized photograph into a successful final print.
June: Legal Issues for Independent Filmmakers
Instructor: Eliza Hall
Saturday, June 9: 10:30am - 1:30pm
Fee: $30 members / $50 non-members
In this workshop, you will learn how to avoid the kinds of legal disasters that can derail your filmmaking projects. Local intellectual property attorney Eliza Hall will discuss the aspects of copyright law, talent releases, music licensing, and employment and insurance law that are most relevant to independent filmmakers. Through case studies of indie film projects that ran into legal problems, you will learn what to do, what not to do, and how to prevent common problems. The class will provide you with a checklist that you can use to get your future projects off on the right foot, legally speaking, as well as advice on how to decide whether you need a lawyer and, if so, how to find the right one.