HER Ideas in Film is fostering creativity through narrative filmmaking. Students will be introduced to the various stages of production from screenplays, acting, costume, directing and editing techniques using industry standard software. Students will create a professional-looking short film as part of a film crew and gain a basic skill set in film production. Leading the workshop is Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Thespis Media, Hollie Brubaker. “I have always been a dreamer. At an early age I got lost in movies, art and music... live theatre was my first love. It was during my days as a theatre student that I found myself drawn to directing.” Hollie was awarded 2 Emmy Awards as producer and editor while working for the ABC TV affiliate WEWS in Cleveland.
After 6 years working at WEWS creating promos, she joined a fast growing tech company as the videographer and was promoted to senior content specialist before starting Thespis Media. When asked about her experience starting her own business in film, Hollie admits, “I worry about many things related to owning a business and being my own boss. I also sometimes stay up late writing my ideas down or editing videos that have deadlines.” But at the end of the day, “I love that I get to create things from other people’s vision and help them tell their story. It’s also an amazing feeling to do what I love every day.”
According to The Celluloid Ceiling report, “In 2012, women comprised 18% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. This represents an increase of 2 percentage points from 2010 and an increase of 1 percentage point from 1998.” HER Ideas in Motion is helping to push the numbers upwards with increased momentum.
Young women attending the workshop will team up with mentors in the film or technology industry and complete a short film from raw footage that was shot by fellow students. Girls will pair up and perform 2 different roles. One girl will be the Editor and one will be the Visual & Sound FX Editor. They will learn FCPX together and then switch roles halfway through the lesson. For more information on the workshop and to register, click here and register.