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Founded in 2006 by award winning producer/director Marianne Leviton, the Boulder Filmmaking Incubator
is a leader in producing
independent movies… from short films to feature length… from narratives
to documentaries… and winning numerous awards along the
A reliable resource
for Independent and Emergent filmmakers, the Boulder
Filmmaking Incubator provides an environment where people from all
disciplines of filmmaking can meet to share experiences, problem solve,
bounce around ideas, and cooperate to make their films a reality. Our
members (Incies) find that the opportunity to network and collaborate can be
invaluable in helping a project reach its highest level of
Working on your own
projects? You may screen your work at our monthly meetings. Want to
work on a project? Network with other filmmakers to get on board. Or…
join in one of the Incubator’s Showcase group projects.
The Incubator meets monthly at the Boulder Digital Arts facility in Boulder, Colorado. Registration is required. Go to our Meetup page
to sign up for our next meeting.
Participation in the Incubator is intended for serious filmmakers with all levels of experience. You must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
Meetings - 2014
Friday, Jan. 24 - Producing and Distributing Independent Feature Films w Meryem Ersoz
Friday, Feb. 21 - Finding Film Festival Success w Director TC Johnstone
Friday, Mar. 14 - Focus on Filmmakers Night
Friday, Apr. 4 - The Art of Filmmaking, Boulder Arts Week - Boulder Filmmakers
Friday, May 9 - Network, Collaborate, Create
Friday, Jun. 13 - Soup to Nuts: Making a Short Film w Writer/Director Matt Abraxas
Summer Hiatus July and August
Friday, Sep. 19 - Sell Your Script - Trai Cartwrite, Hollywood Script Consultant
Friday, Oct. 12 - No Meeting
Friday, Nov. 21 - Network, Collaborate, Create
Friday, Dec. 12 - Get the Score, Music Can Make or Break Your Project - Tim Cissell
Friday, December 12th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Get the Score - How Music Can Make or Break Your Project
The musical score for any type of
movie – feature, documentary, commercial, etc. – can make or break its success.
Composer/Music Director, Tim Cissell
will speak at the December 12th Boulder Filmmaking Incubator meeting
about how to achieve success with scoring your film. Topics include: how to get the most from your
working relationship with your music director /composer /music producer; legal
topics regarding the use of music in your production, including
work-for-hire,/buy-out, licensing music and use of library music; ideas to
maximize your music budget, including real instruments and musicians vs.
synthesizer/sampler music production, working with local bands and musicians,
Tim has been a lifelong musician,
growing up in a musical family in St. Louis. He began his professional career
as a composer and producer in 1980, writing and producing music and broadcast
advertising in Oklahoma City. In 1989, he founded Tim Cissell Music in Dallas
to focus on writing music for television and films clients. His most widely
seen work is as Music Director, Music Producer, and Composer for the children's
television series WISHBONE (PBS) for which he directed all 50 episodes of the
television series and composed and produced the music for "Dog Days of the
West" the Wishbone feature-length film which ran on Showtime Cable.
Tim currently lives close to the
mountains in Westminster, CO with his wife, Amy and one wild Irish Terrier.
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Some Incie Films Currently in Production -
"Soul Searching" a miscreant is forced to make an impossible choice. Directed by Marianne Leviton.
"Connected for Life"
a broadcast length documentary about the rising epidemic of kidney disease and the miracle of organ transplant.
Directed by Bob Brandon & Marianne Leviton. http://TakeHopeProject.org
"Harvest of Horrors" a short feel-good horror movie with mixed animation and live action.
Directed by Stig Plantell. www.HarvestofHorrors-TheMovie.com
"Kung Fu Sushi Chefs" a short, high-octane, action movie.
Directed by Todd Bradley. http://kungfusushichefs.com
"Techno-cide" a short black comedy that will surely strike a nerve.
Co-directed by Sonny Alpern and Marianne Leviton.
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