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BRIC Media Maker Weekend x Home: Creating in a New Reality

A free, three-day event where makers will learn how to create and succeed in this new reality. The event will be hosted virtually on HopIn.

Date

THU, OCT 15, 2020, 3-8PM
FRI, OCT 16, 2020, 3-8:30PM
SAT, OCT 17, 2020, 11AM-9PM

Cost

FREE W/ RSVP

Location

Virtual Event
647 Black Lives Matter Plaza
Wherever You Are, NY 11111
United States
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Design: Chloe Borison

FILMMAKERS. PRODUCERS. SCREENWRITERS. ANIMATORS. PHOTOGRAPHERS. INFLUENCERS. GRAPHIC DESIGNERS. CREATORS. INNOVATORS.

The fifth annual BRIC Media Maker Weekend is a three-day virtual 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.    

In the wake of a global pandemic, we have all had to pivot and find new ways to create and connect while remaining physically distant. This year's BRIC Media Maker Weekend will focus on the transformation of media making that creatives and institutions have had to utilize in order to maintain professional opportunities, raise awareness for social advocacy and representation, as well as building community and promoting wellness. 

The event will be hosted virtually on Hopin. Have a question about Hopin?
Please feel to email or call us at 718.683.5653 / bfreebk@BRICartsmedia.org



THURSDAY, October 15

  • 3 – 4:30PM Video Production from Home
    Speaker: Rachael Guma
    If you're a creative you know that being stuck at home doesn't stop the creative process. We'll work collaboratively to give you tips and tools on how to produce beautifully lit productions from home.
     
  • 3 - 8PM Get a Virtual Tour of BRIC
    Get a virtual tour of BRIC's 9,000 square foot media production house featuring three TV studios, one podcast studio, a media lab, 10 edit suites, and an out-of-this-world equipment room where you can get free access to cameras, audio equipment, lighting, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
     
  • 3 – 8PM Short Film Screening: Your Voice. Your Vote. 
    We are extremely proud to announce that Brooklyn Free Speech TV's Your Voice. Your Vote. which was produced in partnership with Brooklyn Voters Alliance and YWCA Brooklyn won an Emmy® in the Community/Public Service Announcements category at the 63rd Annual New York Emmy® Awards on Saturday, April 25, 2020. We invite you to watch this beautifully poignant and timely story about the importance of voting.
     
  • 3 – 8PM Watch BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech TV Network
    Brooklyn Free Speech is your Emmy and Hometown Media Award-winning TV network. Since hitting the airwaves in 1990, the network has aired hundreds of thousands of hours of community-produced content. We would be happy to distribute your films, TV shows, and web series on Brooklyn Free Speech TV. Join the Brooklyn Free Speech TV producing family by clicking here!
     
  • 4 – 5PM Voter Information Session w/ Brooklyn Voters Alliance
    Brooklyn Voters Alliance helps provide information on voting. We'll also be showing a special video throughout the day that illustrates the importance of voting and how crucial the right to vote is for everyone. A Brooklyn Voters Alliance rep will be on hand from 4-5PM to answer your Vote 2020 questions.
     
  • 4 – 5:30PM The Digital Divide
    Speaker: To Be Announced
    Racial and economic disparities have shone brightly in 2020. From how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected People of Color to seeing little girls outside of a fast food restaurant in order to be able to access free WiFi so that they can complete their homework. Let's talk about media disparities. Let's about access. Let's talk about the digital divide.
     
  • 4:30 – 5:15PM Media Connect: Producers & Music Scorers
    It's time to meet your matchyour media match! Connect with fellow makers to see how you all can come together to make award-winning content, TOGETHER.
     
  • 5 – 6:30PM Digital Wellness
    Speaker: Hannah Jayanti
    Screen fatigue is a real thing, ya'll! We've been looking at a screen for connection, work, school, and social gatherings for six months. With all this screen time happening, how do we make time for ourselves? Filmmaker Hannah Jayanti gives tools and tips on practicing digital wellness and joy in these challenging times.
     
  • 7 – 8PM BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series: Perfect Your Pitch
    Speakers: Kecia Élan Cole (Moderator)
    Panelists: Caralene Robinson, Yoruba Richen, Matt Grady, and Bri Castellini
    The BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series gives you the opportunity to practice and perfect your pitch skills over the course of three months in front of industry heavy hitters, and a live, virtual audience. Do you have an interesting idea for a television show but are having difficulty coming up with a way to sell it? This event is for you!

RSVP FOR BRIC MEDIA MAKER WEEKEND >>


FRIDAY, October 16

  • 3 – 4:30PM Lighting For Virtual Productions
    Speaker: Sean Mannion
    Does the lighting for your film or at home Zoom meeting look like it's lit for a scary horror film? Don't fret! You're not alone! This session is all about lighting and will help to turn your lit-for-a-horror-film Zoom meeting into the beautifully and brightly lit production you intended. 
     
  • Made in NY Production Assistant Training Program
    • 3 – 8:30PM Short Film Screening: Made In NY Production Assistant Program
       
  • 3 – 8:30PM Expo Booth: Get a Virtual Tour of BRIC
    Get a virtual tour of BRIC's 9,000 square foot media production house featuring three TV studios, one podcast studio, a media lab, 10 edit suites, and an out-of-this-world equipment room where you can get free access to cameras, audio equipment, lighting, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
     
  • 3 – 8:30PM Watch BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech TV Network
    Brooklyn Free Speech is your Emmy and Hometown Media Award-winning TV network. Since hitting the airwaves in 1990, the network has aired hundreds of thousands of hours of community-produced content. We would be happy to distribute your films, TV shows, and web series on Brooklyn Free Speech TV. Join the Brooklyn Free Speech TV producing family by clicking here!
     
  • Made in NY Production Assistant Training Program
    • 4 – 5PM Info Session: Made In NY Production Assistant Program
      We are invested in your success and want to see you fly! We've invited our friends from the Made In NY Production Assistant training program so that you can start building your film and TV career. A Made in NY rep will be on hand to answer your questions about the month-long program from 4-5PM.
       
  • 4:30 – 5:15PM Media Connect: Directors & Scriptwriters
    It's time to meet your matchyour media match! Connect with fellow makers to see how you all can come together to make award-winning content, TOGETHER.
     
  • 5 – 6:30PM Voting Rights Film Race
    Speakers: Charlie Hoxie, Jessica Mason
    Participants will have a chance to make a 60-second film about how important voting is to them.
     
  • 5:30 – 6PM Expo Booth: Production Unions
    Speaker: Freelancers Union
    Unions are extraordinarily beneficial to creators. Reps from the Freelancers Union will be on hand to speak about the importance of joining a media union and to give information on how you can join the Freelancers Union.
     
  • 7 – 8:30PM Diallo Riddle | BRIC Media Maker Weekend Keynote Address
    Speaker: Diallo Riddle
    You will be inspired to reach your highest media potential after hearing Mr. Diallo Riddle speak. The Harvard University graduate is an Emmy and WGA-nominated writer and actor, producer, showrunner, and moonlighting DJ. Make sure that you come ready to take notes because there will be a lot of media gems and jewels dropped!

    Live transcription will be available for Mr. Diallo Riddle's keynote address.

RSVP FOR BRIC MEDIA MAKER WEEKEND >>



SATURDAY, October 17

  • 11AM – 12PM Media Orientation
    Speakers: Jessica Mason, Shaun Lilly
    Learn all about BRIC and the film, TV, and podcast opportunities available to you through its Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Podcast Network.
     
  • 12 – 1:30PM Podcasting from Home
    Speaker: Shirin Barghi, Emily Boghossian
    In this 90-minute workshop, BRIC Radio Producer Emily Boghossian and Senior Producer Shirin Barghi will share advice on how to remotely produce and market a podcast under COVID. We will provide cost-effective tips and tools to grow your podcast -- from free editing platforms, transcription services and music libraries, to low-cost equipment and marketing techniques. The first hour will be dedicated to the three stages of production, and the last 30 minutes will be a Q&A.
     
  • 12 – 7PM Expo Booth: Get a Virtual Tour of BRIC
    Get a virtual tour of BRIC's 9,000 square foot media production house featuring three TV studios, one podcast studio, a media lab, 10 edit suites, and an out-of-this-world equipment room where you can get free access to cameras, audio equipment, lighting, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
     
  • 12 – 7PM Watch BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech TV Network
    Brooklyn Free Speech is your Emmy and Hometown Media Award-winning TV network. Since hitting the airwaves in 1990, the network has aired hundreds of thousands of hours of community-produced content. We would be happy to distribute your films, TV shows, and web series on Brooklyn Free Speech TV. Join the Brooklyn Free Speech TV producing family by clicking here!
     
  • 12 – 7PM Expo Booth: Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC)
    The Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) is a multi-generational team of neighbors and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents from Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn who have joined forces to actively shape the artistic and cultural life in their community. Supported by BRIC and University Settlement's Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center and The Performance Project. The ICAC works closely with Artist-in-Residence Najee Omar to create inclusive, relevant, and accessible arts programming for participants of all ages.
     
  • 1 – 2:30PM Digital Journalism Evolution
    Speakers: Rosa Clemente, Dr. Jared Ball
    This special one-on-one conversation will illuminate the evolution of digital media journalism into the age of COVID-19, with a subtext of Hip-Hop culture's influence.
     
  • 1:30 – 2:15PM Media Connect: Producers and Hosts
    It's time to meet your matchyour media match! Connect with fellow makers to see how you all can come together to make award-winning content, TOGETHER.
     
  • 2 – 3:30PM Advocacy & Impact: Social Justice using Social Media
    Speaker: Mariana J. Moneymaker
    There's been a social uprising in the nation and this workshop will show how social media plays a part in spreading the word on demonstrations and fostering discourse on politics and justice.
     
  • 5 – 7PM Employment Resources: NYC Department of Consumer & Worker Protection
    Do you know your rights? Are you looking for a job? The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) is a dedicated voice in government for workers in New York City, protecting labor standards and policies that create fair workplaces to ensure all workers can realize their rights, regardless of immigration status. DCWP will be on hand advocating for workers' rights. 
     
  • 6 – 9PM B Free Awards x Home
    A live televised event featuring glamour, celebs, creatively expressive fashion, and 20 statuettes awarded to content creators at the top of their game. If you think we’re talking about the Oscars, the Emmys, or the Golden Globes, you’re close. BRIC's B Free Awards celebrates local journalism and the community-made stories that air on its Brooklyn Free Speech TV and Podcast Network.

    We're rolling out the Zoom red carpet, the at home glamour, the fun, and the glitz for the makers who air over 650 hours of content on the Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Podcast Network every week. RSVP for B Free Awards x Home here!

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