We hope that 2018 is off to a great start for all!


Adobe Premiere Basics
Wednesday, February 28
6pm - 9pm
Canopy City, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, MA
$60 - $85

AGES 18+
This class will be a great opportunity for those who are interested in learning the basics of Adobe Premiere. We will demonstrate how to set up a project, organize and import video, create an effective and speedy workflow, edit in a timeline; work with basic effects, transitions, and titles, and finally exporting and sharing your finished project! If you already have Adobe Premiere on your laptop, please bring it with you.

All material will be provided for you to work with.
Diana Rodgers
Diana Rodgers, RD, is a "real food" nutritionist and writer living on a working organic farm in Carlisle, Massachusetts. She runs a clinical nutrition practice, hosts the Sustainable Dish Podcast, and speaks internationally about human nutrition, sustainability, animal welfare, and social justice. She's written two books and helped to produce the short film, "Soft Slaughter," which won a real food media award. Her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Edible Boston and To Market. She is currently working on "Kale vs. Cow: The Case for Better Meat" - a documentary exploring the nutritional, environmental, and ethical defense of grass-fed beef. She can be found at www.sustainabledish.com. For more on Diana and to learn about her project visit our website.

photo credit_ Rudy project
J on Dunham is an award winning filmmaker with a passion for Italy and endurance sports. This is Jon's second film with FC. The first, BOSTON, was narrated by Academy Award winner Matt Damon and released worldwide by Lionsgate. Currently, he is in development on a documentary series, THE TEAM. Held in May every year and consisting of 21 stages of breathtaking racing throughout the Italian Peninsula, the Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) is more than just a bicycle race or world class sporting event.  It is a century old tradition that touches all of Italy, uniting communities and involving everyone.  Imbedded with a top pro-cycling team competing in 2019 "The Team" will be a multi-episode original documentary series which will go beyond the competition and showcase the many different aspects of the race that make it an important part of Italian and world cycling culture. For more on Jon and to learn more about his project, click here.
FC Filmmaker Joni Siani is taking on the issues with smart phone addiction in a positive way 
Joni Siani is now booking screenings of her documentary CELLING YOUR SOUL.  Siani says "We've come to realize our smart phones have come with some unintended consequences. Now, it's time to empower your community with the tangible tools to overcome our digitally demanding world." Each screening is followed by a revealing Q&A with the media scholar in which she proposes actual solutions to these consequences in the "No App For Life" challenge. 
Screenings are booked through Filmmakers Collaborative and address questions on: Tech addiction - Digital Socialization - Personal Communication Development - Texting and Driving- Cell Phone Policies for Schools - Teen Anxiety and Depression Associated with Smart Phone habits.

Contact: laura@filmmakerscollab.org for more info 
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As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Filmmakers Collaborative (FC) has provided an array of resources and fiscal sponsorship for the independent filmmaking community for the past 30 years. We are proud that we have served as the fiscal sponsor for hundreds of films, including numerous award-winners, at a cost that remains among the lowest in the country. 
All of FC's programs are as unique as our member base. We offer vital opportunities to empower young, aspiring, media makers just starting out on their careers while also providing the vital resource of fiscal sponsorship to award-winning producers at the top of their craft. Both will ultimately produce films that will screen in living rooms, theaters and museums around the world.
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