News In The Craft: Technology Collides With The Craft
Technology collides with the craft of acting this September In
Actors, talent agents and casting directors will converge on the
city for the 2004 Great Lakes Digital Acting Camp on Friday,
September 10 and Saturday, September 11 at Studio 600 in downtown
"Our goal is to expose actors from this region to emerging
technologies and industry trends," said Krystal A. Fields,
media consultant and owner of Fields Media Ventures.
"We've designed a dynamic learning environment where actors
will experience the technologies that they will most likely
encounter while shooting for television and commercial films,"
said James S. Maxwell, photographer and owner of Milieu Images &
Sound. The two companies are putting on the event with the help of
A Creative Hospitality Mixer will kick off the weekend event.
After the reception, guests are invited to be a part of a live
studio audience during a taping of interviews with the celebrity
faculty. Scheduled guests include Keith Hamilton Cobb of CBS' The
Young and the Restless and Encarnita Figueroa Santiago, professor of
Hispanic Theater at Michigan State University.
- Saturday's agenda includes workshops on using the
virtual reality sets and other emerging technologies.
Registrants will focus on strengthening character development
and surviving the audition process.
- The event culminates during the Star Struck Reception, an
industry "wrap party" where everyone will relax,
mingle with the stars and receive their screen tests on DVD.
Registration is convenient and easy via the project Web site at
http://www.fmvdetroit.com/ . Tickets will be sold and distributed in
advance. Registration ends September 3. No tickets will be sold at
the door for this engagement. Participants must be 18 years of age
or older to enroll