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Sculpture Race Design Workshop
Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

Sculpture Race Design Workshop

Get ready to roll! Come learn how to create an entry for the Community Sculpture Race, a 4/10 mile tour of wheeled arts and crafts on the loopy sidewalks around the soccer field at Danehy Park in Cambridge, followed by an 2-hour exhibition of everyone's projects. The race is on April 23rd, as a part of the Cambridge Science Festival, so it's time to get to work!

For anyone thinking about racing an artwork in this year's event Jeff Del Papa, chief engineer for People's Sculpture Racing, will get you off to a flying start. Learn how to construct what is normally considered a stationary art form using a minimum of tools and straightforward materials, make it able to move under your human power, complete with animated bits, and how to get it all to (hopefully) hang together until you cross the finish line.  

This is an event for families (yes, bring the kids), teachers, scouting (or similar) groups and others looking for an interesting project, one that combines art with engineering, to occupy the upcoming school vacation week. The workshop is free with museum admission.  

About the speaker:  Jeff is a Maker, card carrying NERD, and a builder of strange things.  He founded the first American team to appear on the engineering competition show "Junkyard Wars".  He teaches at the Somerville kids makerspace "Parts and Crafts" (he also runs team building events for adults), is the current president of the New England Model Engineering Society, and Chief Engineer for People's Sculpture Racing.

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Waltham Film Factory Workshop: The Magic of Green Screen

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This workshop is designed for small business owner/operators who want to make an inexpensive one-minute web video, and for creative individuals who want to make a holiday greeting video that surprises and delights.

Arrive with your ideas and background image worked out.  Elements cant be sent in advance to save time and limited to one background image per video. 

Waltham Film Factory members will rehearse with you before you film your video.  We will be using a live green screen app so having your script memorized is crucial.  Due to the time frame and number of workshop participants, we will allow for up to 3 takes. Once your video is completed, it will be downloaded to a flash drive that you can take with you to send via email, upload to social media, or post on your business website.

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The cost of this Waltham Film Factory Workshop is just $20,.

Ticket holders will receive an email approximately three days prior to the workshop with instructions on how to prepare and what to bring in order to get the most of of this workshop experience.

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Filmmaking Workshop: Preserving Media Memories
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Filmmaking Workshop: Preserving Media Memories

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Family memories.  Photo legacies.  Visual timelines of important life experiences.

We all too often forget to document and save our family memories and photos.  Then, in our later years, we lament that we have no recorded visual timeline of important people and events in our lives.  The chance for a photo legacy is lost.

Join us for this Waltham Film Factory Workshop designed to help you get started creating a video project documenting important life moments for yourself, your loved ones, and other special people in your life. Learn how to assemble a video sequence of your favorite photos and/or film and video clips. 

Choose music and create voiceovers to underscore the footage, then add credits and title cards, and you will have a meaningful, professional looking keepsake to view, share, and pass down for generations to come.

This workshop, crafted to naturally pair with the September 21st screening of Rex Trailer's Boomtown, will be taught by a group of experienced and accomplished filmmakers including Michael Bavaro, producer and director of that documentary. 

The cost of this Waltham Film Factory Workshop is $40, and just $30 if you purchased a ticket to the September 21st Rex Trailer documentary screening. 

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