Longmont’s media makerspace is opening up their doors for a new set of classes on film production and live-streaming through social media. The majority of the classes offered by Longmont Public Media, or LPM, are free for members and non-members alike, though space is extremely limited.
For residents interested in producing and directing their own studio videos, LPM’s Executive Producer Megan Lowery will be teaching Studio Production 101. Studio Production is an all-encompassing look at how to set up shows on a soundstage through a variety of situations, from furniture placement and lighting to camera equipment.
Lowery is also running a video editing club using the Adobe Premiere Pro software suite. Each class will begin with Lowery demonstrating new skills in the program. Participants will be able to work on their own ongoing video projects with help from Lowery, she said.
“It’s necessary to offer hybrid events these days, and we want to show people that it doesn’t take much to put together a stream to make events easier,” said LPM Executive Director Sergio Angeles.
For Longmonters who would rather watch films than make them, LPM continues its film nights with a series focused on women film directors. The films have been curated by LPM member and film aficionado Bob Rosinsky.
“I’d always wanted to do a series on women directors because they are so often underrepresented,” Rosinksy said. “These are extraordinary filmmakers and it’s a privilege to screen these films and introduce them to a new audience.”
The first film will be a screening of the 1919 French silent film The Cigarette, a tale of romance, jealousy and suspense, on September 17. Following weeks will see screenings of films across a variety of genres, including the 1988 Chocolat, 2002 sci-fi film Teknolust and 2009’s Fish Tank. Rosinsky noted that both Teknolust and Fish Tank feature mature themes and some explicit material not suited for younger audiences.