Creators Program- Spring 2017 Events

Creators Workshop "Independent Publishing" with Eric Douglas

January 31, 2017

The publishing world has changed dramatically over the last few years and self-publishing is now a viable and attractive option for writers who want to get their work in front of a larger audience. Talk about the pitfalls and pluses of self-publishing, along with what to do when your book is “out there”.

Creators Talk- “PR for Independent Creators" with Burke Allen

February 09, 2017

Learn how to utilize, maximize and monetize the media for maximum impact! Allen says, “In today’s digital world, anyone from anywhere can produce content…from publishing books, to making music, even movies!  The question is…how do you then promote it?  I’ll tell you how…and it’s easier than you think.” Burke Allen is the CEO/Chief Media Strategist of Allen Media Strategies, a Washington DC based media, marketing, public relations and entertainment firm.  He and his team of media pros and merry pranksters have crafted strategy, coached performances and helped place authors, entertainers and other public figures on the world's leading media outlets and stages. Join us as Burke shares his story and offers valuable insight and information!

Creators Workshop- Business of Film with the WV Film Office

February 22, 2017

Learn how the WV Film Office can help you and how you can support the Film Office’s efforts! Filmmakers and related crew personnel, film and video production companies, emerging filmmakers, students as well as others who are interested in local filmmaking are welcome to attend this workshop presented by WV Film Office Director, Pam Haynes and staff. Topics include the role of the film office, how to find work in the state, location libraries, permits, tax credits and much more.

Creators Workshop "3D Animation 101" with Steve Gilliland

April 22, 2017

Want to create your own worlds? Better yet, blow 'em up – and let the computer calculate the physics for explosions, smoke, and fire. This hands-on workshop will introduce beginners to Blender, a powerful, open-source 3D software that is available as a FREE download. A series of exercises will send you flying through 3D space. Learn the basics of sculpting your own sets and characters and how to animate and render your own 3D CGI videos. Anything is possible with animation!

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