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Low Key Arts presents Inception to Projection – PRODUCTION IN ACTION

Inception to Projection – PRODUCTION IN ACTION is a series of master classes that will give emerging filmmakers experience working on a large scale production. Students will obtain professional on-set training and will have the chance to immediately apply these skills to a music video produced by the class. The course is designed to give students practical hands-on experience that can translate to finding employment in the film industry. The class will correspond with the Valley of the Vapors Music Festival and will create a music video for the band GRANDCHILDREN. Master classes will focus on production protocol, pre-production planning and execution, art direction, lighting and cinematography.


Class Schedule:
Sat., March 2nd 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Overview of the Project
LECTURE: Crew Position Roles & Duties
The Role of the Assistant Director, Call-Sheets, Schedules, Budgets, Pre-Production Documents

Thurs., March 7th 6:00-8:00 PM
The Role of the Production Designer: Locations, Set Dressing, Props, Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup

Sat., March 9th 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Assign crew positions
The Role of the Director of Photography and Gaffer
*With hands on Lighting Lecture

Thurs., March 14th 6:00-8:00 PM
Pre-Production Meeting: Review Production Schedule, Shot Lists, Locations, Casting, Call

Sat., March 16th 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Tech Scout, work in departments to finalize prep

Sun., March 17th: PRODUCTION DAY
EST time 9:00AM-5:00PM

Mon., March 18th: PRODUCTION DAY:
EST time 9:00AM-5:00PM
plus optional filming of the live performance of GRANDCHILDREN at VOV- approximately 9:30PM

FEE is $50 for the entire class (includes all meals during production days)


For further info, please email:
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Low Key Arts is pleased to announce Inception to Projection, 2018!

Inception to Projection is a 6-week intensive film class open to all ages. Every participant will write, direct and produce their own original 2-4 minute short and the final films will screen at a special event produced by Low Key Arts as well as at Arkansas Shorts in January 2019.


Taught by Samuel Brett Williams

Taught by Jen Gerber


Screenwriting Lecture classes are spent learning the fundamentals of writing for the screen such as pitches, outlines, treatments, notecards, and then screenplay pages. Participants will prepare a short film script that they will then learn how to produce themselves.


Production Lecture classes are spent learning filmmaking fundamentals such as directing, producing, casting, cinematography and editing. Participants are expected to work on small crews for one another, giving each filmmaker an opportunity not only to write and direct their own film but also practice production roles such as cinematographer, producer, 1st assistant director, sound recorder or production designer.


By the end of the course, each participant will complete their own 2-4 minute short film.


Class Dates:
June 5th – July 7th

Classes meet:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturdays 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Production Dates: (Mandatory)
Saturday, June 30th 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday, July 1st 8:00AM – 7:00PM

Editing Dates:
Thursday, July 5th 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, July 7th 10:00AM – 10:00PM

All classes will be held at ASMSA

The class cost is $300. All equipment and production support is included with the class. No prior experience required, but this class is designed to challenge filmmakers of all levels.


Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications are available for need-based scholarships.

To register, please go to:

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Experiencing the Inner Ear as Kinetic Sculpture

Experiencing the Inner Ear as Kinetic Sculpture

1:00 PM
Free (Donations Encouraged)

We welcome you to explore and discuss with us the experience of listening inspired by our daily sonic environments. These exercises are inspired by sonic meditations created by Pauline Oliveros and her Deep Listening Institute. This involves active and attentive use of the voice, and auditory senses within a group setting. Artists from all fields of discipline will benefit from this holistic practice. Group sound interactions will be recorded with the intention of using them on an upcoming Loud Sun album.