Program 1 – New Creative Economy Conference and Expo features South Park writer Rachel Powell

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Kicking off the CIFF, is the Experience the Creative Economy Conference and Expo (E2CE) for anyone wanting to learn about and experience the New Creative Economy.

It’s not just about the intrinsic nature of arts and culture as community assets, but also how creative thinking is integrated into day-to-day activities.

The E2CE features hands-on seminars presented by a professional screenwriter and practitioner of digital media arts. The E2CE isn’t about the intrinsic nature of art, but rather how creativity can be integrated into your daily lives. The event is cosponsored by Gizmojo.

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The nominal fee for the day-long event is $50 and includes three workshops and two CIFF vouchers redeemable for two tickets to one of the 11 CIFF regular movie programs. The two afternoon workshops can be purchased separately for $25 and the price includes one CIFF voucher. If you are a member of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce or Cheyenne LEADS, ask about our discount code and it will be sent to you.

May 19 – Thursday 9:00 am
9:00 – 10:00 am
Registration and Opening Remarks

New Hynds Building – Mercy Farms Room
Opening remarks about the Creative Economy by Wyoming Arts Council and Small Business Development Center representatives.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

RACHEL POWELL

The E2CE features hands-on seminars presented by writer – marketing guru Rachel Powell (South Park). Her 3-hour session is about how business can better tell their stories, how writers can adapt their stories to TV or screen and how to get people to know about your stories. Students of all ages including writers, screenwriters, businesses owners, their employees and budding entrepreneurs will learn how to tell their stories better.

Participants will also receive two CIFF vouchers redeemable for two tickets to regular CIFF film programs.

The E2CE features hands-on seminars presented by Los Angeles based writer – marketing guru Rachel Powell (South Park). Her 3-hour session is about how business can better tell their stories, how writers can adapt their stories to TV or screen and how to get people to know about your stories. Students of all ages including writers, screenwriters, businesses owners, their employees and budding entrepreneurs will learn how to tell their stories better. Rachel will schedule one-on-one consultations following her presentation. (Arrange your $50/ 30minutes fee directly with Rachel or on line through Program 4). Seminar topics include:

  • What makes hot stories (and enduring); Where to start – and find inspiration
  • The Hook – what sets your idea apart; Premises, loglines & marketing appeal
  • Creating Engaging, Relatable Characters; Relationships – aka “Families”
  • The World (and laying the potential for Transmedia)
  • A Series Bible – the most critical element
  • Developing Story –The Pilot, Episodes, Series & Character arcs
  • Story genres; First draft common problems
  • Sales options: networks, cables, web; Pitching
  • Question and Answers

Take away experiences that will enhance existing skills on the job, add new skills if you’re reinventing yourself. Half of your registration is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

1:30pm – 3:00pm

MICHAEL CONTI

New Hynds Building – Mercy Farms Room
1602 Capitol Avenue
(Included in E2CE registration or $25 ala carte)
Digital Media Producer Michael Conti will present an introductory seminar for business people about Practical Camera Operation and lighting for the web video. Do you get sticker shock when you get prices for producing that video for your website? Learn some basic skills to produce a high quality digital video story using your family camera or cell phone. Michael is the Producer of The Shoot Out Cheyenne and The Shoot Out Boulder and will teach you practical lighting, sound and how professional videos can be produced using in camera editing – meaning that high priced editing software and computers aren’t necessary.

3:15pm – 4:45pm

JEFF FRUHWIRTH

New Hynds Building – Mercy Farms Room
1602 Capitol Avenue
(Included in E2CE registration or $25 ala carte)
Need a website that YOU can create and update? WordPress May Be The Solution for You! Ignite Cheyenne Founder and Producer Jeff Fruhwirth is also a professional web designer and provides an introductory workshop on an “off the shelf” website design platform that is easy to use, intuitive and can be updated by the user without any maintenance fees. This seminar is for anyone wishing to learn more about WordPress, its  flexibility and ease of use to set up professional and easy to navigate web pages.