Member Meeting + Networking and Sound Workshops
Feb 24 | 10:00 am – 3:30 pm PST
Photo by Ashly Covington
All members and prospective members are invited to join us.
Join Us for a Day of Empowerment and Insight at the Women In Media Meeting + Etiquette and Sound Workshops!
Connect with Women In Media members and learn more about the #HireTheseWomen ecosystem as we kick off with a short but impactful presentation, setting the tone for a day filled with inspiration and connection. After breakfast, networking, and the presentation, we will move to the workshops. Breakfast and lunch included in the price of admission.
Interactive Workshops (choose one when you get your ticket, below)
Networking Etiquette Workshop with Adrienne Klotz-Floyd: Sharpen your networking skills and learn the art of making meaningful connections. Discover the power of effective communication and strategic relationship-building.
The Art and Craft of Sound Design with Vickie Sampson: Dive into the fascinating world of sound design. Explore the creative processes and technical aspects that make sound an integral part of storytelling.
Your ticket includes one seminar, breakfast, and lunch. Join us for a day of learning, networking, and celebration!
There will be the opportunity for each participant to do a 40 second introduction. Please be ready to slate your name, your crew postition, and a want, need, or offer. This is a very quick and effective way to find people who you want to collaborate with. A contact sheet will be distributed to all WiM Members who opt in for continued networking beyond the event.
Run Of Show
10:00 AM Registration/Breakfast
11:00 AM All member + prospective member meeting
12:15 PM Break
12:30 PM Break out rooms
Training Center The Art and Craft Of Sound Design
Conference Room Networking Etiquette Seminar
1:30 PM Lunch Break+ Networking
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Training Center Networking Etiquette Seminar
Conference Room The Art and Craft Of Sound Design continues
More About The Networking Etiquette Workshop
Join WiM member, Adrienne Klotz-Floyd for an interactive networking etiquette workshop. No matter what department you are in, knowing how to present yourself at social gatherings is imperative. Knowing how to make a positive impression is the difference that could get your foot in the door.
The seminar will cover the basics of connecting with other professionals with graciousness and ease. We will discuss how to effectively meet people, introduce yourself, flow through conversations, as well as the fine skill of following up. We will also review managing cocktails and hors d’Oeuvres at a party, dress code attire, and many other tips. There will be time to practice your newfound skills, empowering you for the next social or professional gathering.
About Adrienne Klotz-Floyd
Adrienne has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. She works on-set as a Unit Stills Photographer, on-location as a Special Unit Photographer, in studio taking portraits, or traveling the world, camera in hand. She is a partner in 1973 Productions, LLC and is the producer and host of the podcast FilmCraft.Biz.
Adrienne started in rigging and lighting for live theater touring the world. She developed a business as a Lighting Designer and Moving Light Programmer working in Film and Television. She has taught dimmer board and moving light programming for IATSE Local 728. Adrienne was the original Lighting Director for NFL Network’s Total Access, building out the lighting for their Culver City Studio..
She has 4 College Degrees and a post Graduate Certificate in Cinematography with distinction. In 2023 Adrienne acquired certification as an etiquette trainer for business and afternoon tea. Her intention is to help others elevate themselves with skills for everyday living. You can find her on social media @AdrienneStillOnSet and @Adrienne.Alivia
More About The Art and Craft of Sound Design Workshop ~ How to get the Biggest BANG for your SOUND BUCK!
A Filmmaker’s workshop with veteran Supervising Sound Editor (and Director) WiM Advisory Board member Vickie Sampson (Return of the Jedi, Donnie Darko, Speed, Pirates of the Caribbean). Using clips and hand-outs, this workshop will forever change the way you capture sound, edit sound and mix sound for your film to sound as amazing as it looks.
Do you groan when you first hear your sound recordings in the edit bay?
Why is your sound so bad when your shots are so beautiful?
How do you know if your production mixer is good?
Does the saying “Fix it in post” make you cringe?
Your film looks beautiful, the actors are great but the sound is terrible. What do you do?
How much of the budget should be allotted to sound?
How to communicate with a sound designer if you don’t know what to ask?
What To Expect
This workshop will give filmmakers practical techniques to turn most low budget sounding films into a top-notch professional grade soundtrack without breaking your bank. Your ears will become attuned as much as your eyes see shots. Your sound awareness and sound possibilities will be illuminated! You will hardly believe what little it really takes in order to give yourself good sound to work with in the editing room.
Remember: FIX IT IN PREP, NOT IN POST!
(Save Post Production to do the creative stuff!)
This workshop aims to provide filmmakers with practical techniques to transform the sound quality of low-budget films, elevating them to a professional-grade soundtrack without straining your budget. Develop a keen ear alongside your visual acuity, as we shed light on sound awareness and creative possibilities. Demystify any apprehensions or uncertainties about sound, as Vickie shares her knowledge. You will be pleasantly surprised at how minimal effort can yield excellent sound for your editing endeavors.
About Vickie Sampson
As a Supervising Sound Editor with over 200 feature film credits and an award-winning 40-year career, Vickie Rose Sampson is also a producer, director and film editor of over seven Award-Winning short films, 20 commercials and PSAs. She is a voting and active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Motion Picture Editors Guild Local 700 (MPEG), Alliance of Women Directors, Women in Media (member and advisory board member) and the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). For the last 12 years, Vickie has been a reader for the Academy’s prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. She has been teaching Post Production Sound and Filmmaking since 1992 at UCLA, USC, AFI, Video Symphony, Cal State LA and NYFA and conducts workshops at film festivals and Universities for directors on “How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Sound Buck.”
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