The 7th Annual BRIC Media Maker Weekend is a three-day conference featuring free workshops, lectures, and panel discussions designed to educate makers on various aspects of media and content creation, from television, film, and podcasting. The Weekend will also be a networking opportunity for makers and content creators for future collaborations. The 2022 theme is “Homecoming.” After two years of the weekend taking place virtually, BRIC Media Maker Weekend is making a triumphant return to an in-person format. But more than a return to BRIC House, “Homecoming” symbolizes a new commitment to engagement, interaction, and collaboration that we once took for granted.

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Thursday
October 13

2:30 - 3:30PM | Set Design
BRIC House Artist Studio 

3:00 - 4:00PM | Brooklyn Public Library: Business/Career workshop
BRIC House Studio A

There is so much happening at Brooklyn Public Library that is “New & Noteworthy”. Attend this presentation and get the inside scoop on just one of our divisions. We invite you to learn about Brooklyn Public Library’s newly renovated Business & Career Center and its resources that provide:

  •  $20,000 to start a business
  •  A program for aspiring fashion designers to develop and showcase a fashion collection
  • One-on-One: Legal Counseling, Personal Financial Counseling, and Resume & 

    Career Help

  • Access to in-depth business information on companies, industries, consumer 

    buying habits, and investment tools

  • Laptops for loan
  • Access to private meeting spaces & more

4:00 - 5:00PM | Getting  a Jump on Pre-Production
BRIC House Studio
Of the the three Ps of production, pre-production is perhaps the most important. In this session we will cover common pre-production and planning strategies such as scriptwriting, lead sheets, call sheets, production management, location scouting, and more. We will also suggest tools and software to make the pre-production process easier and streamlined.

5:30 - 6:30PM| Branding & Marketing
BRIC House Studio A

7:00 - 8:00PM  | Perfect Your Pitch Panel 
BRIC House Stoop


    

Friday
October 14
 

 

11:00 - 12:00PM | Orientation
BRIC House Stoop

2:30 - 3:30PM | Color Correction in Davinci
BRIC House Media Lab

4:00 - 5:00PM | WeNYC workshop
Artist Studio

5:30 - 6:30PM| Podcast Storytelling
BRIC House Studio A 
What makes a good audio story? How do you find a niche in the huge market of current podcasting? In this session we will present an overview of the wide variety of different podcast storytelling styles, including a survey of popular podcasts over the last 10 years. How to determine what kind of podcast voice you want to have–how to develop upon existing podcast styles and make them your own.

7:00 - 8:00PM | Keynote Address with Craig T. Williams
BRIC House Ballroom
Delivering the 2022 Keynote Address for BRIC Media Maker Weekend is Craig T. Williams. He is a producer, editor, writer, and founder of the production company Red Wall Productions. His contributed to over 50 projects, ranging from films, documentaries, and web series. Williams will offer essential jewels for our audience, helping them understand how to transfer one media skill set to another.  RSVP FOR KEYNOTE ADDRESS>> 

8:00 - 9:30PM | Mixer 
BRIC House Stoop/Cafe

 


    

Saturday
October 15
 

11:30 - 1:30PM | How to shoot a Marching Band
BRIC House Stoop

1:30 - 2:30PM | Short Form Video
BRIC Media Lab

1:30 - 3:30PM | Headshots
BRIC House Studio A

2:00 - 3:00PM | BTS/Film set photography
BRIC House Artist Studio

3:30 - 4:30PM | Lighting & Make-up panel
BRIC House Studio B
A good lighting tech in television is a crucial member to have to ensure a successful production. The make-up artist plays an important role in making sure the talent reaches their full potential of presentation. While these two skill sets seem like they couldn't be any more different, it turns out that they complement each other in a profound way. This panel discussion features a lighting tech and a make-up artist, speaking on why the two elements must come together.

5:00 - 6:00PM |Creative Storytelling with Unreal Engine
BRIC House Studio A
Unreal engine is a FREE real-time 3D compositing open source software that has been used in major studio productions such as The Mandalorian, The War of the Planet of the Apes, Ford vs. Ferrari, among many others. It’s also a major developer in 3D animated games such as Fortnite, Final Fantasy 7, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. In this session we will discuss getting started using Unreal Engine, and how you can implement it into your video content to create mind blowing effects to make your stories stand out.

6:30 - 9:30PM | Film screening & Talk Back: The Warriors
BRIC House Stoop
Media Maker Weekends ends with a screening and audience talk back of the 1979 cult classic that encapsulates this year's "homecoming" theme, The Warriors. Revel in this action crime drama that follows a New York City gang's trek from the Bronx back to its home turf at Brooklyn's Coney Island. The screening will be followed by a moderated discussion with the audience about the film's themes, techniques, and morals.

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**Beginning Sept. 12, 2022, proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is required to visit BRIC House. View our full COVID-19 safety protocols here.**