Stagecoach Foundation Presents: Desert Nightmare Short Film Workshops
Oct
19
to Oct 27

Stagecoach Foundation Presents: Desert Nightmare Short Film Workshops

Description:

Learn how to create your own scary short film, all on an iPad, taught by film & tv talents Erick Castillo- ICG 600 Camera Operator, Carolyn Handler Miller- WGA Scriptwriter & Digital Storyteller, & Stan Cassio- Founder & Editor of Mango NM. Spend 2 full weekends learning how to bring your own nightmarish short film from concept, scriptwriting, lighting & sound, filming, to editing. The finale of the workshops is red carpet screening of all the short films at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Halloween, October 31st, 2019.

  • Ages: High School Freshman to Seniors

  • Free 2 full weekend workshops: Saturday & Sunday October 19th & 20th; Saturday & Sunday October 26th & 27th

  • Location: Desert Academy: 7300 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505

  • 9:30am – 5:00pm each day

  • All equipment provided

  • Catered lunches

  • Desert Nightmare Special Event October 31st, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Jean Cocteau Cinema- 418 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe, NM

(Participants must attend all sessions, and submit short and return all equipment to Desert Academy on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 between 5:30-7:00pm)

To register click the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stagecoach-foundation-presents-desert-nightmare-short-film-workshops-tickets-75006066163

Information and Bio’s

Instructor: Erick Castillo | Local 600 Camera Operator

Erick Castillo is a filmmaker and International Cinematographers Guild member. After attending the College of Santa Fe in 2005, he began working in the camera department, acquiring more than 65 feature, commercial and independent film credits.

As a Film Loader and Camera Assistant, he has worked under 4 Oscar-winning Directors of Photography along with many other notable productions like the Avengers and the TV series Longmire filmed in New Mexico.

As a filmmaker, Erick's most recent short film, Pareidolia, won the 2018 Best Drama award at the New Mexico filmmakers showcase.

He is excited to be working with the Stagecoach Foundation in their efforts to engage and inspire the next generation of New Mexico filmmakers

Erick Castillo

Erick Castillo

Instructor: Carolyn Handler Miller

Carolyn Handler Miller (www.carolynmiller.com) is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter who has worked in TV and features, specializing in stories geared for families. Her credits include prime time TV and numerous Afterschool Specials (one-hour dramas for teens). In the early 1990s, she became one of the pioneering writers in the field of interactive media. Since then, she has contributed to over four-dozen interactive titles as a writer and content designer – a new profession she calls “digital storytelling.” Her projects as a digital storyteller include video games, projects for the Internet, intelligent toy systems, and transmedia entertainment. She was the writer of the interactive version of Toy Story for Pixar and Disney and one of the writers of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? In addition, Carolyn is the author of the groundbreaking book, “Digital Storytelling: A Creator & Guide to Interactive Entertainment” (Focal Press), now going into its fourth edition.

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Instructor: Stan Cassio

Stan Cassio is a Los Angeles-based film and television editor/post-production professional, and a complete inspiration. Learn about how Stan got started, some of the fantastic projects on which he's worked, and the three companies he has launched: MANGO, NEW EDIT, and THE LOFT POST.

Learn about using the avid system to edit film and video projects. Stan started working at 19 and never looked back; He has led technology changes in editing and post-production services his entire professional life. Projects in which his companies have been involved include:

“24” “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES” “2 1/2 MEN” “THE SIMPSONS” “BONES” “OLD CHRISTINE” “ICARLY” “COLD CASE” “BIG BANG THEORY” “ENTOURAGE” “FAMILY GUY” “BETTER OF TED” “CLEVELAND” “SAVING GRACE” “WHITE COLLAR” “BURN NOTICE” “ONE TREE HILL” “AMERICAN TEENAGE” “TILL DEATH” “HANGOVER” “AMERICAN DAD” “CLEVELAND” “DUE DATE” “ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE” “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2” “NORTH COUNTRY” “THE LAST SAMURAI” “SMALLVILLE” “BILL ENGVAL SHOW” “TERRIERS” “MAN ON FIRE” “HARRY POTTER” “SCOOBY-DOO” “THE MICK” “LAURA CROFT” AND “HOMELAND”

Stan Cassio

Stan Cassio

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking can be found on the front side or allocated paved parking at Desert Academy School

What can I bring into the event?

Stagecoach Foundation will be providing Ipads and equipment. Please bring pens/pencil, notebook or laptop/device for note-taking

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

via email stagecoachfoundation@gmail.com or via phone at 505.395.5876


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Stagecoach Foundation Fundraiser @ The Armory for the Arts
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Stagecoach Foundation Fundraiser @ The Armory for the Arts

Stagecoach Foundation Fundraiser @ The Armory for the Arts

THE HU-The Gereg Tour

Opening Act: Innastate

DOORS 6:00pm  •  ALL AGES / BAR WITH ID

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Get ready for THE HU, a band that is unlike any other rock band in the world.

The Mongolian rock band and worldwide online sensation bringing eastern traditions to western rock will release their debut album, THE GEREG, September 13 on E7M (Eleven Seven Music) and headline a three-month North American tour

  The Hu are about to take the world by storm, and Stagecoach Foundation and The Armory for the Arts, and the CCA are excited to welcome them to Santa Fe on October 5th. All proceeds will benefit Stagecoach Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the opportunity and wealth gap for New Mexicans in the film and television industry through free training and workforce development facilitated by film and television professionals. For more info and to donate visit www.stagecoachfdn.org

Coming off a sold-out 23-date European summer tour throughout June and July, including six UK dates, the four-piece band combines traditional Mongolian instruments with modern American hard rock to create their own style of music they call “hunnu rock,” which derives from “HU,” the Mongolian root word for human beings. This unique sound blends heavy rock elements with traditional Mongolian guttural throat singing, accentuated by lyrics reflecting old Mongolian war cries and poetry. The word “gereg” in their debut album’s title was used as the first diplomatic “password” by the Mongol Empire during the time of Genghis Khan.

You can watch the band’s videos here The Hu Offical YouTube Page

Stagecoach Foundation will also be presenting opening act and band based out of New Mexico, Innastate, who is gaining international attention for their unique brand of reggae. The band's sound is modern yet honors their Indigenous heritage, musical roots, and love of music. The band believes in the power of music to connect people, offering heartfelt songs that reflect on the human experience, spirituality, and environmental issues. Innastate is Adrian Wall on guitar/vocals (Jemez Pueblo), Rylan Kabotie (Santa ClaraPueblo/Jicarilla Apache) on bass/vocal, Lawrence Bailon (Santa Clara Pueblo/Kewa Pueblo) on drums, Carlo Bluehouse Johnson (Isleta Pueblo) on guitar, Romeo Alonzo on Alto Saxophone and MC Tbone on the trombone/lyrical stylings

In 2019, Innastate was also voted “Best Reggae Band” by the Alibi Readers Poll readership in Albuquerque, NM. Innastate continues to work hard playing nearly a hundred shows per year and creating new music. “We believe it's important that our Native voices be heard, we strive to create the best music and live shows that we can, so we can be good a representation for our Indigenous peoples”, Adrian Wall says


 For More Info on THE HU:

THE HU was founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their producer Dashka, along with band members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush. Together they create rock music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation such as the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throat singing built around the pillars of heavy rock: distorted guitars, bombastic drums, and aggressive rhythms.  THE HU became an online sensation when they released music videos for “Wolf Totem” and “Yuve Yuve Yu” in December 2018, racking up a combined 34 million views to date. They re-released the singles on March 29, generating incredible global recognition across the globe. The track “Wolf Totem” reached Top 5 on the iTunes Rock Chart and achieved the #1 position in 19 different countries, while “Yuve Yuve Yu” reached #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart in 11 different countries. Both tracks are available digitally HERE.

In April, the band was offered Official Mongolian Ambassador to the World by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Mongolia, while he congratulated them on their success. 

The band’s inaugural performance as The HU was on June 2019 in their hometown, followed by their first headlining European and UK tour this past June and July. The band also debuted this summer on several major festivals including in Download Festival, Rock Am Park and more. On stage, the foursome expands to an eight-piece group to create an enveloping wall of sound.  

Early Critical Praise:

“[The HU] are not just taking elements from Western music… Instead, they're using some of these elements and making their own authentic music. So it's not rock music performed by Mongolians. It's Mongolian rock music.

“You know when you find an artist you’re so enraptured and excited about that you want to tell anyone and everyone who’ll listen about them? That’s how I feel right now about The HU.”

“Hunnu rock has undoubtedly captured a global audience, spreading their transcultural sound across borders.”

For more information on THE HU, visit:

WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM // TWITTER // YOUTUBE

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Santa Fe Opera | Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience - Music By Ramin Djawadi
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Santa Fe Opera | Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience - Music By Ramin Djawadi

LOS ANGELES (June 24, 2019) - The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience has announced a special concert at the famed Santa Fe Opera in Santa Fe, NM on Monday, September 30th. Proceeds from each ticket sale will go toward Stagecoach Foundation, a nonprofit started by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin to help create career pathways for New Mexicans in the film and television industry. Both Martin himself and Emmy® Award-winning Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi will host the event and hold a VIP meet & greet experience with fans prior to the show. The evening will feature Djawadi leading an orchestra and choir through fan-favorite musical arrangements from the entirety of the iconic series.

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Stagecoach Foundation Presents: "Surviving the Cut"
Aug
3
7:00 AM07:00

Stagecoach Foundation Presents: "Surviving the Cut"

A brief overview of nomenclature, safety, and tips & techniques for first time Propmakers and carpenters transitioning to the film industry.

Instructor: Jim Twocrow

Lunch will be provided.


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Jim Twocrow is a Lakota Army Veteran, born in South Dakota and raised in New Mexico. Jim is an IATSE 480 member and has been an Executive Board Member for the last 9 years. He just finished working on the second season of Midnight Texas and was Foreman for the entire Breaking Bad series. Jim has worked on the Tremors pilot, Mission Control, Spare Parts, and the Edge, and many other productions, for NBC, Universal, Lion's Gate, Disney, and Netflix throughout his career.

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Assistant Camera | 2 Day Workshop | Part 2
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Assistant Camera | 2 Day Workshop | Part 2

  • Stagecoach Foundation Set & Prop House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2 Day | Assistant Camera Workshop Part 2

July 20th 9am-5:30pm

July 21st 9am-5:30pm

Assistant Camera - 2 Day Workshop: using 2 Panavision cameras , actors w/ scenes, lessons on pulling focus and slating, plus real-world application of techniques and jobs, and a basic understanding of lighting, filters, and coverage for edit, set etiquette, safety, and ninja teamwork. 

  • Stagecoach Foundation Set & Prop House

  • (location & map will be in the confirmation upon registration through Eventbrite)

  • Film training requirement College Sophomore or greater

Instructor: Erick Castillo | Local 600 Camera Operator

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Erick Castillo is a filmmaker and International Cinematographers Guild member. After attending the College of Santa Fe in 2005, he began working in the camera department, acquiring more than 65 feature, commercial and independent film credits. 

As a Film Loader and Camera Assistant, he has worked under 4 Oscar winning Directors of Photography along with many other notable productions like the Avengers and the TV series Longmire filmed in New Mexico.

As a filmmaker, Erick's most recent short film, Pareidolia, won the 2018 Best Drama award at the New Mexico filmmakers showcase.

He is excited to be working with the Stagecoach Foundation in their efforts to engage and inspire the next generation of New Mexico filmmakers.

** lunch will be provided

To Be Held @ Stagecoach Foundation Set & Prop House (***exact location provided upon completion of registration on Eventbrite link below)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/assistant-camera-2-day-workshop-part-2-tickets-62511394263

Requirements:

Education Level : Film Program - Minimum 2nd year college sophomore or higher

Event Sponsored By:

Special Thank You to Doug Reed & MBS Co.

Special Thank You to Doug Reed & MBS Co.

Special Thank You to James Flynn & Panavision New Mexico

Special Thank You to James Flynn & Panavision New Mexico

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Stagecoach Foundation Presents: Hochberg Summer Creative Writing Program
Jul
16
to Jul 18

Stagecoach Foundation Presents: Hochberg Summer Creative Writing Program

Stagecoach Foundation Presents: Hochberg Summer Creative Writing Program

Join Lee Zlotoff, award-winning writer, producer, and director of film and television as he shares a simple but powerful way to write.


Santa Fe Writers entering 7th - 10th grade:

Come Join Lee Zlotoff, award winning writer, producer, and director of film and television as he shares a simple but powerful way to write anything!

Space is limited-- register below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stagecoach-foundation-presents-hochberg-summer-creative-writing-program-tickets-64678599432

LEE ZLOTOFF

LEE ZLOTOFF

LEE ZLOTOFF

(Executive Producer, MACGYVER)

 Lee David Zlotoff is an award-winning writer, producer and director of film and television. Among his more than 100 hours of television credits, he was the creator of the original hit series “MacGyver” as well as the writer and director of the independent film “Spitfire Grill,” which won the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition, he is the director of the MacGyver Foundation and author of the Amazon best-selling book, The MacGyver Secret: Connect to Your Inner MacGyver & Solve Anything. Zlotoff is also the co-founder of the Santa Fe Network (SFN), a New Mexico based digital entertainment network launched in 2017. Zlotoff was born and raised in New York and is a graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md., where he has served for over a decade on the board of directors. After a long sojourn in the Los Angeles area where he helped raise four children who have since blessed him with four grandchildren, Zlotoff now resides in Santa Fe, N.M., with his wife, artist Dayna Matlin.

 

We would like to issue a very special thank you to the following partners and organizations below:

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Nambé Youth Documentary Weekend Intensive
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Nambé Youth Documentary Weekend Intensive

An immersive, hands-on learning experience for Nambé Youth for producing their own documentary, from concept and pre-production, production of interviews and B-roll, to post-production editing. 

Instructors: Reel Indians Pictures ~ Ramona Emerson & Kelly Byars

                   Native Hope Media ~ Mark Lewis, Orlando Skidmore, Tamara Colaque, Tyisha Mitchell, & Dwayne Joe 

Location: Academy for the Love of Learning

Special Thank You to the following Community Partners & Sponsors Below:

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Prop Making | 3 Part Workshop | 6.1.19, 6.15.19, 6.29.19
Jun
1
to Jun 29

Prop Making | 3 Part Workshop | 6.1.19, 6.15.19, 6.29.19

  • Stagecoach Foundation Prop House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

3 Part Workshop: Prop Making 3 Day Series | June 1st, 15th & 29th. Instructed by Jim Hayes

About this Event

3 Part Workshop : Prop Making 3 Day series

June 1st, 2019 | June 15th 2019 | June 29th 2019

Instructed by:

Prop Master Jim Hayes

Location:

Stagecoach Foundation Prop House

Address to be announced upon registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prop-making-3-part-workshop-6119-61519-62919-registration-62313722020

10am to 11am June 1st

10am to 12pm June 15th & June 29th

Ages:

14 & Up

Jim Hayes

Jim Hayes

Born and raised in California, I began study of industrial arts and their relationship to my art at the age of 12 years old. All through my school years I worked to combine the two into an art form of my own. My involvement with cars came at about the age of about 16 when my father introduced me to a friend that did body work. He began teaching me the craft of metalwork without the use of plastics and with the patience to strive for perfection. As my talent grew I started to customize these cars and also began painting my completed work. After years of private study I have developed skills in drafting, illustration, painting, welding, metal sculpture, wood working. Over the past 30 years I have designed furniture, award winning custom cars, musical instruments, movie props, Set design/fabrication, Costume design/fabrication, Puppet design/fabrication, trade show exhibits, POP displays, corporate interiors, metal sculptures and functional art pieces. For the past 11 years I have lived and worked in Shreveport, Louisiana and built a successful company along with the help of my wife Christine and many local talented artists.

Films:

Life, The Rock, Austin Powers 2, The One, Universal Soldier 2, The Scorpion King, Blackhawk Down, A Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, Zoolander, Wild Wild West, Planet of the Apes, The Game, The Panic Room, Mercury Rising, Armageddon, Bourne Identity, Collateral Damage, Fast and Furious, Mafia, Species, The Last Castle, The Mist, Soul Men, Leaves of Grass, Cool Dog, Wonderful World, Year One, Streets of Blood, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Bad Lieutenant, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, 2012 Oscar Winner Best Animated Short Film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”.

Television:

VIP (4 seasons), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, OZ, NYPD, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Third Watch, The District , Six Feet Under, Treme’, Memphis Beat, The Gates, Mandrake

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