The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour – to be held at the Tin Room Bar & Theater on Tuesday night, June 7 – will feature presentations on a local film acting workshop, as well as an upcoming weekend film competition. This free event is open to all ages, and the June one will run from 5 – 7 p.m. Please note that due to time constraints, presentations will begin around 5:45 p.m. (they usually start at 6). reelcampREEL CAMP SEATTLE Organizers of Reel Camp Seattle will talk about (and show clips from) their film acting workshop, which takes place over a weekend and results in actors getting a professionally-produced, 90-second scene on film: Reel Camp Seattle video from Adventus Films on Vimeo.

These days, it’s crucial for every actor to have a reel Now that virtually everything is on the Internet, casting directors, agents, producers and directors want instant access to see you and your work. With the advancement of camera technology in the last decade came the exponential growth of indie filmmaking, allowing actors more opportunities to get in front of a lens. Unfortunately, that didn’t always mean a surefire way for them to showcase themselves for future gigs. Frankly, it’s a roll of the dice. Film production doesn’t really cater to the actor and developing their career. Filmmakers are focused on their movie as a whole and understandably so. We know how difficult it can be for an actor to receive usable footage from a short or feature film. It often takes several months, sometimes years, before a movie is released – and in some cases, not at all! Reel Camp, however, does both: catering primarily to the actor and his or her talents while still maintaining high production value of each cinematic “piece” that we produce. Reel Camp is a weekend workshop designed to provide content for your reel Our Reel Camp team is the complete package; hair/makeup artist, gaffer, cinematographer, director and producer; all for an experience designed specifically to create a professional short scene for your reel. Whether you’re an actor just starting out with nothing to show or adding to an existing portfolio, we want to help you choose a role that will highlight your image and round out your collection of work. Always cast as the villain? Let’s find a scene that showcases you as say, the “Romantic” or the “Caretaker”. Reel Camp is here to help promote the hungry actor, and to give you a leg up when it comes to casting across several character types. More info at
48 HOUR FILM PROJECT Krk Nordenstrom from the 48 Hour Film Project will discuss the “wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, edit and score it – in just 48 hours!!” 48 Hour Film Project Documentary – 2012 from Team Awesome Seattle on Vimeo. 48HFP WhyDoIt from kirk nordenstrom on Vimeo.
Filmmakers from all over the Seattle, WA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2017 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, Court Métrage. More info at Here are two previous films from this competition:
I, Charon from Harvey Brothers on Vimeo. Monster Mash – Award Winner – 48 Hour Film Horror Project Seattle from Bruce Bracken on Vimeo.
The Burien Film Office Happy Hour will run from 5 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at the Tin Room Bar & Theater, located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. This is an open, free, all-ages event, and all filmmakers and movie lovers are encouraged to attend!

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