The Film Lab's Shootout events will kick off on Thursday, April 11, 2013, when Erik Lu, Asian American Film Lab Board member and the founder of the Philadelphia production company Descendant Films, will be leading this hands-on, interactive workshop for 72 Hour Shootout participants.
This special, intensive Shootout workshop is designed to guide everyone from the novice who has never held a camera to seasoned pros through the main tips, tricks and mishaps one needs to know in order to make a professional short film for the 72 Hour Shootout that will "pop" to the judges and increase the odds of making the Top Ten and screening at the Asian American International Film Festival.
If you are an actor or writer who has not engaged in the technical aspect of filmmaking before, don't let that stop you from competing! Come to this workshop and let Erik and his team guide you through common pitfalls and explain the basic guidelines you need to know to create a successful Shootout film.
This workshop will take place in New York City. If you are a REGISTERED SHOOTOUT COMPETITOR not convenient to New York City, we will provide written materials so you will have the information as well. To obtain written materials, simply email Shootout@film-
Because of the intimate, hands-on nature of this event, space is limited and RSVPs are required. To RSVP, please email David Dennis at Shootout@film-
The live event is free to all registered Shootout competitors. Non-registered people may attend however space is limited and first priority will go to registered Shootout folks. Non-registered folks will also be asked to pay a nominal admission fee.
Other events will include a Build-Your-Team Networking Party on May 16th and various online networking opportunities. For more information, people may contact the 2013 Shootout Coordinator at Shootout@film-
About Asian American Film Lab and Industry Spotlight
The Asian American Film Lab (Film Lab) began as collaborative of New York-based filmmakers whose goals were to hone their craft and to share their knowledge, experience and resources. The membership has grown to comprise professionals, artists and other talented individuals who all share the common goal of creating great film and promoting Asian American filmmakers and the visibility of their stories and characters in film and television.
The Film Lab is run under the direction of President Jennifer Betit Yen. Board members include screenwriter and director, Aaron Woolfolk, actor James Kyson Lee, actress and director Bea Soong, producer Erik Lu, attorney Peyton Worley, and advisors cinematographer, Eric Lin, and Director of Asian CineVision, John Woo.
The Film Lab’s programming includes filmmaking workshops with industry professionals, screenwriting contests, and film competitions including the annual 72 Hour Film Shootout. The Asian American Film Lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Membership and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.