The Art and Commerce of Film

SWAMP’s Business of Film + New Media Conference will now be a series of monthly workshops that will explore the art and commerce of cinema and new media with working industry professionals and filmmakers.

The Business of Film Series is dedicated to strengthening the business, administrative, legal and marketing skills of independent filmmakers and the production team. With the independent film world changing daily, it’s vital to be informed about current trends in the production and distribution of film.

Whether you are an emerging filmmaker or an experienced producer, the Business of Film Series is for you. Filmmaking is a business and film production, documentary or narrative, is a journey that you can’t make effectively or efficiently without dealing with the reality of the business. Learn about the back office aspects of production, such as copyright, contracts, budgeting, insurance, and other essentials.

Experts in the field will talk about current trends as well as the future of independent filmmaking. Meet fellow filmmakers! Discover new resources! It will all be here for you to seize the day and follow your passion.

The next Business of Film Series workshop is May 18, 2019.

Location Sound 101

May 18, 2019 | 11:30am – 2:00pm

at The Art Institute Houston,4140 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027

What sound should you get one location? What can you actually use when you do your edit? How can I get the best sound possible? Dr. Nicolai Jacobsen will answer all these questions and more. An experienced teacher and composer, he can answer anything!

Instructor: Dr. Nicolai Jacobson

Nicolai Jacobsen has been teaching Audio for more than a decade. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Audio Production at the Art Institute of Houston. He  is a composer with a Doctoral degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where he studied with Arthur Gottschalk, Pierre Jalbert, and Kurt Stallmann.  He has composed for film and his work  draw from many diverse musical cultures including electronic music, jazz, progressive rock, and Asian traditional music. He has worked with members of Eighth Blackbird, New York New Music, the Enso Quartet, Random Access Music, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra