BFMC is proud to announce the panels for the 3rd Annual Western MA Film and Media Exchange October 19th 10AM-6PM at the Sheraton Monarch Place in Springfield,MA.
“How To Tell Your Story Using Video”
A one-day workshop for non-profits and small businesses
Workshops will be led by area filmmakers and video professionals who will share their expertise and answer specific questions from attendees. Local filmmakers will have the opportunity to display their reels and make potential business connections. Attendees will leave with an expanded knowledge of video production as well as access to area resources that can help them create their own videos.
The Keynote Speaker at this year’s Exchange is Michael Hoffman, CEO of See3 Communications, a digital marketing agency for nonprofits based in Chicago. He is a leading authority on online video for nonprofits and a long-time consultant to nonprofit leaders on digital fundraising, advocacy and community engagement strategies. Hoffman founded See3 to bring together his belief in the power of the web and his passion and experience with nonprofit fundraising, advocacy, and education. He works closely with organizations such as Make-A-Wish, Alzheimer’s Foundation, TripAdvisor Foundation, UJA Federation New York and many others. He is a frequent blogger and tweeter on nonprofit marketing and is an internationally sought-after speaker on topics such as online cause marketing, web video, and social media for social change.
Diane Pearlman and Jonathan Barkan, executive producer/director and founder of Communications for Learning (CFL), a full-service communications firm in Arlington, MA will present a morning session, Video Production: An Overview. The workshop will explain all aspects of production (preproduction through post) as well as discuss legal issues, insurance, and local resources. For Barkan’s bio click here About Jonathan Barkan
Darcy Fortune and James Garvey of Garvey Communications Associates in Springfield, MA will present a workshop on Innovative Video Best Practices for Social Media Marketing and Digital Branding. As marketing experts, Fortune and Garvey will talk about the best way to utilize your video in today’s digital marketplace. For bios on Fortune and Garvey: Garvey Communications Associates
A panel featuring local professionals working in the industry will focus on local resources for making videos. Panelists include, Tony Dunne, Executive Director of WGBY’s , “Connecting Point,” P. Al Williams, Executive Director of Northampton Community Television and Chris Landry of Landry Communications. The panel will be moderated by Patrick Berry, President of the Westfield News Group.
The Exchange includes breakfast, lunch and will culminate with a networking cocktail party.
Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite using this link, TICKETS Group and student rates are available.
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We are dedicated to building a thriving film and media industry in Western Massachusetts and the entire State