Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Redefining the "Media Mogul"

#BMMW— a free, three day event where media moguls will get made.

Date

Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 11AM-9PM
Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 11AM-9;30PM
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 10AM - 9PM

Cost

FREE W/ RSVP!

Location

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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  • Design: Chloe Borison

  • Pictured: Jaime Gruber, Learn Special Effects Make-Up from Jaime Thu, Oct 17, 2:30 – 4PM.

  • Pictured: The Womanity Project (Left: Lydia Darly, VP & Producer; Right: Aurélie Harp Founder, President, CEO) Learn IMPROV from Lydia and Aurélie Thu, Oct 17, 4 – 6PM.

  • Pictured: Yosef Alexander; Yosef will lead a special podcasting workshop for educators Thu, Oct 17, 5 – 6:30PM

  • Photo: Louis Hansel, Yummy for Your Tummy lite fare at our Meet, Eat, and Greet Thu, Oct 17, 6:30 – 7:30PM.

  • Meet CR (Chief Rocka) Capers, Founder & CEO of the Hip Hop Film Festival on Thu, Oct 17, 7:30 – 9PM
    Photo: Alease Annan

  • Pictured: Jeff Hermes, Learn Copyright and Fair Use from this Harvard Law School Alum Fri, Oct 18, 3 – 4:30PM.

  • Pictured: Rachael Guma; Learn how to become a stop-motion animation whiz kid from Rachael on Fri, Oct 18, 3 – 7PM.
    Photo: Alease Annan

  • Pictured: Weeksville Heritage Center's Obden Mondesir will teach you the importance of documenting history through audio Fri, Oct 18, 3:30 – 5PM.

  • Pictured: Sean Mannion, Instagram is more than pretty pictures and stories. Learn how to monetize and build a brand from Sean Fri, Oct 18, 5 – 6:30PM.

  • Pictured: Mark Pagán; Learn podcasting for a live audience from Mark Fri, Oct 18, 5:30 – 7PM.

  • Photo: Louis Hansel, Yummy for Your Tummy lite fare at our Meet, Eat, and Greet Fri, Oct 18, 7 – 8PM.

  • Pictured (clockwise l to r): Kecia Élan Cole, Stacey Holman, Misha Calvert (Photo: Emily Lambert), Patrick Coker, and Yoruba Richen (Photo: Luke Rattray). Every media mogul needs a pitch that makes network execs stop and take notice. The Perfect Your Pitch panel will teach you how to pitch for success. Fri, Oct 18, 7 – 9:30PM.

  • Photo: Will Porada; Media moguls get made at BRIC. Begin your mogul journey at orientation Sat, Oct 19, 10 - 11AM.

  • You'll smile bright too when you experience VR with the Yokey Pokey Virtual Reality Club Sat, Oct 19, 11AM – 2PM.
    Photo: Alease Annan

  • Pictured: Zanah Thirus; Learn how to produce from script to screen without breaking the bank Sat, Oct 19, 11:30AM – 1PM.

  • Pictured: Evan Joseph; Learn Music Scoring for TV & Film from Mr. Joseph Sat, Oct 19, 2:30 – 4PM.

  • Pictured: Elizabeth Rossi; We're throwing a vision board party, led by Elizabeth Rossi and only future media moguls are invited. You coming? Sat, Oct 19, 12 – 3PM.

  • Photo: Louis Hansel, Yummy for Your Tummy lite fare at our Meet, Eat, and Greet Sat, Oct 19, 1:30 – 2:30PM.

  • Pictured (clockwise l to r): Tyrone Copeland, Daphne Parkhill, Rebecca Anton, and Tyler Salomon. If you’re an aspiring teen mogul, you should definitely be at this event! Sat, Oct 19, 2:30 – 3:30PM.

  • Pictured: B. Monet (left) & Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez (right); These two dynamic women will lead a discussion on social justice and activism in media Sat, Oct 19, 4 – 5:30PM.

  • Film Screening & Talk Back: The Last Black Man in San Francisco Sat, Oct 19, 6 – 9PM.

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

When you think of a Media Mogul, names like Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, and Tyler Perry may come to mind; owners of major networks and studios. But it’s a new era for independent media, and the next Media Mogul may be you!

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend—produced by Brooklyn Free Speech, BRIC's Emmy-winning TV and Podcast Network—offers panels and workshops to filmmakers, producers, and podcasters looking to sharpen their skillset and knowledge.

Now in its fourth year, the free conference aims to mold a new norm for filmmakers, producers, and multi-purposed content creators. Creators like Issa Rae, Chris Gethard, and Lilly Singh have been a template for a new kind of impresario—using the web and community media to innovate from the ground up, and you could be next.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will help you build your own media empire and teach you innovative ways to make your art reach millions, without needing millions of dollars.


    #BMMW THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

    • Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience
      Muslims in Brooklyn Oral Histories

      11AM – 7PM, BRIC Gallery
      Beyond Geographies, an exhibition of work by eight contemporary artists, is presented as a component of Muslims in Brooklyn, a major public art and history project of Brooklyn Historical Society amplifying the stories of Brooklyn's diverse Muslim communities. We invite you to read and listen to a collection of oral histories conducted and arranged by Brooklyn Historical Society on an iPad outside of the Project Room.
    • Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience
      Film Screening: Seeing Ourselves

      11AM – 7PM, BRIC Gallery
      View films exploring the history and experiences of Brooklyn's African-American Muslim community made under the auspices of BRIC TV's #BHeardAmplified initiative on an iPad outside of the Project Room.
    • Special Effects Make-Up
      2:30 – 4PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio A
      Your Mogul Maker: Jaime Gruber
      Zombies, monsters, gashes, wounds—oh my! Special effects make-up can be the difference between a good production and a great one. Jaime Gruber, a New York-based make-up artist who specializes in cosmetic arts, demonstrates the ins-and-outs of special effects make-up, how to achieve it with a modest budget and resources, and how important of an investment it can be.
    • Tour BRIC's Media Center
      3 – 3:30PM, BRIC Media Center
      Tour 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.
    • Advocacy & Impact: Planned Parenthood of NYC
      3 – 5PM, BRIC Media Center
      Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. Members of the Brooklyn location will be on hand to extend that knowledge to those who need it. Planned Parenthood is a 2019 recipient of the Emmy-winning BRIC Media Share grant program. BRIC Media Share helps Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-affiliated nonprofits tell their unique story with an in-kind grant valued at $6K-$10K. 
    • IMPROV
      4 – 6PM, BRIC House Artist Studio
      Your Mogul Maker: Womanity Improv Group
      Theatrical improvisation will not only test your ability to react on the fly, but it will also help with critical examination. Womanity offers a special twist on improv. Filmmaker Lydia Darly and her partner, actress Aurelie Harp, will lead some fun demonstrations, but they’ll also break down how such activities can be utilized to help you develop story and script ideas.
    • Podcasting for Educators
      4:30 – 6:30PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio B
      Your Mogul Maker: Yosef Alexander
      Teachers and educators, this is for you! This session has been tailored to give you tools and techniques on how to bring podcasting projects in the classroom and use audio recordings to document classwork for grades K-12. Moderated by Yosef Alexander, you will learn podcasting techniques and gain experience in pre-production, interviewing, and production. This workshop is limited to 15 participants, and preference is being given to educators (teachers, after school staff, teaching artists, etc.) working in Brooklyn. Registration Info: To register for the Podcasting for Educators workshop, please contact Nia I'man Smith, BRIC's Community Engagement Associate at nsmith@BRICartsmedia.org or 718.683.5986.
    • Tour BRIC's Media Center
      5 – 5:30PM, BRIC Media Center
      Tour 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.
    • Advocacy & Impact: NYC Department of Consumer & Worker Protection
      5 – 7PM, BRIC Media Center
      Do you know your rights? The 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. NYC Department of Consumer & Worker Protection is a 2019 recipient of the Emmy-winning BRIC Media Share grant program. BRIC Media Share helps Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-affiliated nonprofits tell their unique story with an in-kind grant valued at $6K-$10K. 
    • Meet, Eat, & Greet
      6:30 – 7:30PM, BRIC House Stoop
      You get hors d'oeuvres. You get hors d'oeuvres. Everybody gets hors d'oeuvres.
    • Keynote Address: CR Capers, Founder & CEO, Hip Hop Film Festival
      7:30 – 9PM, BRIC House Stoop
      The 4th Annual Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend keynote will be given by CR Capers, Founder and CEO of The Hip Hop Film Festival. A modern-day mogul in her own right, Ms. Capers creates and produces film and music festivals, operates year-round workshops, theatre productions and live events, while also offering business consulting to filmmakers and content creators in underserved communities around the world. After hearing her speak, we have no doubt that you will walk away feeling inspired and ready to begin charting your path to moguldom. Smile, you're going to be on TV. The #BMMW keynote address will be broadcast and streamed LIVE on Brooklyn Free Speech TV.


    #BMMW FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

    • Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience
      Muslims in Brooklyn Oral Histories

      11AM – 7PM, BRIC Gallery
      Beyond Geographies, an exhibition of work by eight contemporary artists, is presented as a component of Muslims in Brooklyn, a major public art and history project of Brooklyn Historical Society amplifying the stories of Brooklyn's diverse Muslim communities. We invite you to read and listen to a collection of oral histories conducted and arranged by Brooklyn Historical Society on an iPad outside of the Project Room.
    • Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience
      Film Screening: Seeing Ourselves

      11AM – 7PM, BRIC Gallery
      View films exploring the history and experiences of Brooklyn's African-American Muslim community made under the auspices of BRIC TV's #BHeardAmplified initiative on an iPad outside of the Project Room.
    • The Media Law Resource Center Presents: Know Your Media Rights
      3 – 4:30PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio A
      Your Mogul Maker: Jeff Hermes, Harvard Law School Graduate
      There’s more to being a media maker than just pointing a camera. It’s important to understand issues like copyright, permits, release forms, and more so that you protect yourself. The Media Law Resource Center is pleased to present Jeff Hermes, Deputy Director of the MLRC, who will discuss essential legal concepts such as fair use, public domain laws, and licensing. Jeff is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and has been serving the legal needs of media makers of all sorts for more than two decades.
    • Stop Motion-Animation Nation
      3 – 7PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio B
      Your Mogul Maker: Rachael Guma & Ezra Wube
      Stretch your art and filmmaking muscles with stop motion animation. In this very fun workshop, you'll learn how to turn still images and objects into a moving narrative, frame-by-frame.
    • Tour BRIC's Media Center
      3 – 3:30PM, BRIC Media Center
      Tour 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.
    • Documenting History
      3:30 – 5PM, BRIC House Artist Studio
      Your Mogul Maker: Obden Mondesir
      Weeksville Heritage Center, the multi-disciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the first emancipated African-American dwellings of Brooklyn, has been at the forefront of oral history, education, and execution. Obden Mondesir, Oral History Project Manager at Weeksville Heritage Center will teach you how to create a long or short-form oral history, audio project.
    • The Power of Instagram
      5 – 6:30PM, BRIC Media Center, The Media Lab
      Your Mogul Maker: Sean Mannion
      Instagram can be used for more than just posting selfies from your latest vacation. It can be a revenue-building platform for showcasing your work and finding clients. Sean Mannion will go through the steps of how to utilize the ‘Gram to its fullest potential.
    • Tour BRIC's Media Center
      5 – 5:30PM, BRIC Media Center
      Tour 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.
    • Other Men Need Help Presents: Podcasting For a Live Audience
      5:30 – 7PM, BRIC House Stoop
      Your Mogul Maker: Mark Pagán, Creator & Host, Other Men Need Help
      As the platform continues to grow, so does the demand for live podcasts! Mark Pagán, host of Other Men Need Help, will perform a special edition of the show, how one goes about bringing a podcast before a live audience. Other Men Need Help is an award-winning, bi-weekly podcast about the emblems, habits and struts in the male performance. Financial Times Magazine called it a “sweet and funny series,” while Audible Feast reviewed it as one of its “absolute favorite shows of [2018].”
    • Meet, Eat, & Greet
      7 – 8PM, BRIC House Stoop
      You get hors d'oeuvres. You get hors d'oeuvres. Everybody gets hors d'oeuvres.
    • BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series: Perfect Your Pitch
      8 – 9:30PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio A
      Your Mogul Makers: Kecia Élan Cole, Patrick Coker, Misha Calvert, Yoruba Richen
      Learn valuable techniques from industry insiders on how to prepare a TV pitch, including: developing a hook, considering your audience, and coming up with a trailer. Moderated by Kecia Élan Cole, Emmy-nominated producer with BRIC TV. Our panel of experts – Patrick Coker, director, and writer for BET’s TALES; Misha Calvert, veteran TV and film show runner; and Yoruba Richen, NAACP Image Award-nominated documentarian and screenwriter. Smile, you're going to be on TV. The Perfect Your Pitch panel will be broadcast and streamed LIVE on Brooklyn Free Speech TV.


    #BMMW SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

    • Media Mogul Starter Kit: Orientation
      10 - 11AM, BRIC House Stoop
      Your Mogul Makers: Shaun Lilly & Jessica Mason
      BRIC levels the playing field so that TV, film, podcast, and photography dreams are possible for everyone. The 9,000 square foot BRIC Media Center boasts three TV studios, a podcast studio, a media lab, 10 edit suites, and an out-of-this-world equipment room where Certified Community Producers get free access to cameras, audio equipment, lighting, and Adobe Creative Cloud. Your first step to moguldom is orientation. We invite you to become a part of our dynamic community media family.
    • Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience
      Muslims in Brooklyn Oral Histories

      11AM – 5PM, BRIC Gallery
      Beyond Geographies, an exhibition of work by eight contemporary artists, is presented as a component of Muslims in Brooklyn, a major public art and history project of Brooklyn Historical Society amplifying the stories of Brooklyn's diverse Muslim communities. We invite you to read and listen to a collection of oral histories conducted and arranged by Brooklyn Historical Society on an iPad outside of the Project Room.
    • Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience
      Film Screening: Seeing Ourselves

      11AM – 5PM, BRIC Gallery
      View films exploring the history and experiences of Brooklyn's African-American Muslim community made under the auspices of BRIC TV's #BHeardAmplified initiative on an iPad outside of the Project Room.
    • VR with Yokey Pokey Virtual Reality Club
      11AM – 2PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio B
      Virtual Reality has evolved beyond video games. Brooklyn’s own VR Club, Yokey Pokey will guide you through not only interactive gaming, but also immersive filmmaking, showcasing the infinite potential of VR-based education and interactive storytelling.
    • Advocacy & Impact: Brooklyn Voters Alliance
      11AM – 4PM, BRIC Media Center
      Brooklyn Voters Alliance is dedicated to making democracy work for all New Yorkers, ensuring open and fair elections and encouraging informed, active participation in our government.
    • Indie Film Producer Bootcamp, co-presented with the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival
      11:30AM – 1PM, TV Studio A
      Your Mogul Maker: Zanah Thirus
      This micro-budget workshop gives indie filmmakers a solid overview on how to produce quality content from script to screen without breaking the bank. Created and facilitated by award-winning director/producer Zanah Thirus, the workshop will explore the production process for three films with low budgets. First with a budget of $5K, then a budget of $800, then with a budget of $100. Filmmakers will walk away with a general understanding of script breakdowns, producer checklists, crewing up, casting, production paperwork, production scheduling, distribution, and marketing.
    • YOU 2020: Media Mogul Vision Board Party
      12 – 3PM, BRIC House Artist Studio
      Your Mogul Maker: Elizabeth Rossi
      Henry Ford said "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." Visualization is key to your success and a creative way to do that is through vision boards: visual collages that illustrate your intent and dreams. Elizabeth Rossi, Program Coordinator of Hunter College’s Community Organizing Minor, will give you the tools to make your own. Bring your aspirations and imagination and we’ll bring the rest - construction paper, markers, magazines, and glue.
    • Tour BRIC's Media Center
      12 – 12:30PM, BRIC Media Center
      Tour 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.
    • Meet, Eat, & Greet
      1:30 – 2:30PM, BRIC House Stoop
      You get hors d'oeuvres. You get hors d'oeuvres. Everybody gets hors d'oeuvres.
    • Generation Next: Teen Moguls
      2:30 – 3:30PM, BRIC House Stoop
      Your Mogul Makers: Tyrone Copeland, Rebecca Anton, Daphne Parkhill, and Tyler Salomon
      BRIC’s annual #ConcreteStories: Youth Media Festival showcases films from the brightest teen filmmakers in NYC. Their work is an inspiration to many young aspiring moguls. Tyrone Copeland, BRIC’s Manager of Youth Media Education moderates a discussion with a panel of three of this year’s festival alums - Rebecca Anton, Daphne Parkhill, and Tyler Salomon. If you’re an aspiring teen content creator, you should definitely be at this event! 
    • Music Scoring for TV & Film
      2:30 – 4PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio B
      Your Mogul Maker: Evan Joseph
      Music has the ability to tell a story without a single syllable spoken. It’s a language that everyone can speak, and for film or TV, it serves as the ultimate narrator and communicator to the audience. Scoring music is imperative for setting the tone, atmosphere, and mood of your content. Composer and sound designer, Evan Joseph will demonstrate how composers and producers approach creating music for TV, film, and web projects. You’ll learn its importance, as well as when not to add music to a scene.
    • Tour BRIC's Media Center
      3 – 3:30PM, BRIC Media Center
      Tour 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.
    • Social Justice & Activism in Media, co-presented with the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival
      4 – 5:30PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio A
      Your Mogul Makers: Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez and B. Monet
      Women of color are a force to be reckoned with in media – incorporating social justice and activism into their practice in order to be a catalyst for change. Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, a veteran editor for award-winning documentaries like Soul Food Junkies and frequent collaborator with Spike Lee, speaks with B. Monet, filmmaker, producer, and writer behind critically-acclaimed films like Q.U.E.E.N., Wade in the Water, and Walk for Me. Together, they will speak about how women of color have trailblazed in media, producing content that balances social justice, activism, and education – all while ensuring said content remains engaging and entertaining. Smile, you're going to be on TV. The Woke Women panel will be broadcast and streamed LIVE on Brooklyn Free Speech TV.
    • Film Screening & Talk Back: The Last Black Man in San Francisco
      6 – 9PM, BRIC House Stoop
      Moderated by: Robert GilmoreBrooklyn Media Maker Weekend ends with a screening and audience talk back of one of the most critically-acclaimed films of 2019, The Last Black Man In San Francisco. Starring Jimmie Fails, Danny Glover and Tichina Arnold, the film is an examination of an issue that Brooklyn knows well: gentrification. Light refreshments will be served.

    Venue Information:

    BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.

    BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Nia I'man Smith at nsmith@BRICartsmedia.org or 718.683.5986.

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