Regularly scheduled seminars for professionals and students are presented around the state throughout the year. These 1 and 2-day workshops range from professional development for current industry professionals, to television and film basics for college students and those new to the profession who want to go to the next level.

Past seminars led by nationally known experts included: Final Cut Pro editing, screenwriting, lift safety, marketing and distribution, casting, and more.

2017-18 Schedule

Date, topics, and presenters subject to change.


Presented by the American Society of Media Photographers
September 15-16, 2017
Furman University
Greenville, SC

Indie Grants and the South Carolina Film Commission are teaming up with ASMP to present free production training workshops during their annual Southeast Film & Photo Conference. The following seminars will take place on Friday, Sept. 15, and are free and open to the public. Click here to register for the Sept. 15 events, and sign-up for our email list here for more updates.

Steven Gladstone, one of the industry's leading film equipment reviewers and bloggers, will present and discuss emerging tools for independent filmmakers and small productions. With an emphasis on affordable, highly-efficient gear, equipment types include camera motion, camera support, lighting, and new camera and focusing technologies. Steven will have these products on hand to demo, and also discuss others that are out there.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION BY JACK REZNICKI (Presented by Canon Explorers of Light)
Born in Israel as the son of concentration camp survivors, Jack moved to the US when he was four years old and grew up in Rochester, NY. After receiving a BFA cum laude degree in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and after assisting some of the top photographers in New York, Jack opened his studio in 1980 and has become a well-know and respected commercial photographer.

Based in New York City, his creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for companies such as Toys “R” Us, Tylenol, AstraZeneca, The Wall Street Journal, Hyatt, Kodak, Reader’s Digest, Crest, AT&T, Playtex, and several Time Magazine covers. Along with many other awards, Jack was very proud to twice receive the IPC (International Photographic Council) Leadership medal for “Excellence in Studio Photography” at the United Nations. Jack was appointed a guest professor at Shandong University of Art and Design in Jinan, China and named a Mo-Tse Grand Master Photographer in China. He is also honored to be named an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.

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with VW Scheich
October 21, 2017
Trident Technical College, Building 970, Room 107
7000 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC29406

Noted VFX producer and Writer/Director VW Scheich will present a seminar on Post-Production Workflow with the South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College on Oct. 21 at Trident Technical College in North Charleston.

VW will delve into each component of a successful post-production process and how they work together, integrating the timing and schedule of each. VW will also help attendees understand how these components affect the entire production process, and how to be thinking about them throughout prep and shooting.

The morning session will focus on typical studio workflow and conventions, based on VW’s work with projects such as Spider-Man 3, House of Cards, and Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience. And as an independent filmmaker himself, including directing the feature-film Interwoven (starring Academy Award winner Mo’Nique) and the award-winning, VFX-driven short film Wallenda, VW also understands the post-production challenges specific to independent film projects. He’ll spend the afternoon discussing how independent filmmakers with lower-budgets can be most effective with their post-production process, including proprietary techniques and strategies developed by VW over the course of his career.

The workshop is free and open to the public. A simple registration is required. Register here.

VW began his career on-set working with various feature film directors, then learned the studio side of the movie business by working for Pete Corral, the Senior Vice-President of Production at Columbia Pictures. During his time at Columbia Pictures, VW coordinated sixteen films, including such blockbuster hits as Ghost Rider, Monster House, and Spiderman III.

After leaving Columbia Pictures, VW landed at The Third Floor, a CG pre-visualization studio. As Director of Project and Business Development at The Third Floor, VW utilized his contacts at the major studios to help obtain new projects, such as Iron Man II, Smurfs, Thor II, and Jack the Giant Slayer. While at Locktix VFX Studios VW was a producer on such films as Ted 2, Death Race: Anarchy, Wet Hot American Summer, Fargo, John Wick, Nightcrawler, and many more.


Nov. 11-12, 2017
Trident Technical College, Building 950, Room 251
7000 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC29406

The South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College will hold a two-day P.A. Boot Camp on Nov. 11-12, at the Media Arts Building (950), Room 251 on Trident Tech's North Charleston campus. Jody Brockway, a veteran of the production industry, will lead the workshop with a crew of highly-experienced set Production Assistants. Topics will be introduced through discussion and hands-on training, including all production paperwork, radio training, set protocol, how the A.D. team functions, and gear & supplies. The seminar will also discuss how best to prepare a resume and how to find PA positions.

The workshop is free and open to South Carolina residents age 18 and older. Space is limited and registration is required.

Registrations opening soon. Contact Sarah Fralin for more information.

*NOTE: We ask that only individuals who are serious about seeking employment as a Production Assistant participate. Also, this is a 2-day workshop -- we ask that only individuals who can commit to attending BOTH Saturday and Sunday sessions register, once registrations open.*

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