The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts
Creating NBC's "30 Rock"
September 24-25, 2010

Join us at the Donna Reed Center for the Performing Arts in Denison, Iowa, for an unforgetable weekend with Bellamy Forrest, Assistant Director for the hit show, 30 Rock, and Denison native, Nathan Stoll, Camera Operator and Producer in News and Television.


Workshop brochure available here as an Adobe PDF file


How "30 Rock" is Shot
Friday, September 24th, 7:00 pm
Free - no registration required.

Start the weekend off right with a special session on how the hit NBC series, 30 Rock, is shot by enjoying an episode with our workshop instructors.

This session is free and open to the public. No registration is required.


TV Production Sessions with Bellamy Forrest
Saturday, September 25th, 9:00 am
Script to Screen and Breaking into the Biz
Registration required.

Follow the process of creating a 30 Rock production from script to finished show, breaking down key elements and better understanding production planning through an assistant director's eyes. Professional techniques useful for any production - from student films to major series - will be considered including logistics, sets, locations, and background actors.

Bellamy will also share stories about "Breaking into the Biz", from production assistant (PA) in New York to Assistant Director on 30 Rock and many of the movie and television steps in between.


Cinematography Sessions with Nathan Stoll
Saturday, September 25th, 1:30 pm
Creating the Image and Lighting the Interview
Registration required.

The first class will explore creative choices made from the collaboration of cinematographer and director including lighting, camera placement, lens choices, etc. and their impact on story telling. It will be an introduction to the art of cinematography.

The second class will be a hands-on workshop discussing practical lighting techniques that you can use in your own productions. For interview lighting, we will look at three point lighting, key lights, fill lights, and back lighting for professional results (including insights learned from great painters such as Rembrandt).


Registration is $50 for either morning or afternoon double sessions.
A full-day registration for all four sessions is available for $90.
See registration brochure for details or call the Donna Reed Foundation office.
Click here to view the workshop brochure as an Adobe PDF file.


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