Grammy nominated musician and punk rock filmmaker Jon Moritsugu (Terminal USA, Mod Fuck Explosion, Fame Whore) is offering a two-day crash course in “Guerilla Film Production and Distribution.” The 12-hour intensive filmmaking seminar promises to “unleash your inner creative id.” It will take place Saturday, June 18, and Saturday, June 25, from 9am to 3pm. Cost is $125, and all students will receive a 30-page filmmakers workbook filled with sample forms, contracts, articles and crucial contact info. Class will consist of lectures, film clips, discussions and exercises. It all goes down at the Santa Fe Community College, room 605 (6401 Richards) You can register by calling (505) 428-1676 or by going to sfcc.edu/continuing_education/schedule/media. For more info on Mr. Moritsugu, check out jonmoritsugu.com.
Bernalillo County’s popular Movies in the Park series continues this Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18. On Friday it’s the diminutive Marvel superhero movie Ant-Man at Valle del Bosque Park (480 Sunset SW). On Saturday, it’s the Adam Sandler sci-fi movie Pixels. In that one Sandler and his former video game nerd pals defend Earth from an invasion of familar computerized characters (including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Tetris). Pixels screens at Vista Grande Community Center (15 La Madera in Sandia Park). Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy some free outdoor movies with the family. Both shows begins at dusk (around 8pm).
Oh, yeah! This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the ’80s comedy classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. KiMo Theater (423 Central NW) is celebrating with special screenings of the 1986 film starring Matthew Broderick as a high school-skipping legend. The film will screen at 2 and 6pm on Saturday, June 18. Admission is $8 adults and $6 students/seniors. The first 30 people through the door at each screening will recieve a free pair of “Ferris Bueller shades.” (He wears Ray-Ban Clubmasters in the film. I’m assuming you’re not getting those—they cost $120.) For more info go to kimotickets.com.
Indie Q, the Albuquerque Film Office’s quarterly meet-up of local film talent, hits KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) this Wednesday, June 22, starting at 7pm. As always, the lineup will include a fresh selection of New Mexico-made shorts, trailers, music videos and works in progress. Filmmakers will be in attendence. Admission is free.
Close to the edit
New Mexico Post Alliance will host a Sound Editing Workshop with Sherwin Lau this Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 3pm. It will take place in Room 219 at the University of New Mexico Continuing Education South Building (University and Indian School NE). Lau, an award-winning filmmaker and educator based in Las Cruces, will cover sound editing and mixing, general sound design, working with and cleaning up dialogue, and modern digital editing software. The software being demonstrated in this workshop will be Adobe Audition. Admission is $30. To register go to eventbrite.com. For more info check out nmpost.org.