Event - Filmmaking Workshop with Milton Xavier Trujillo

Filmmaking Workshop with Milton Xavier Trujillo

10.27.15, 4:00 pm

If you have already submitted your answers, please email sespinoza@queensmuseum.org to find out your application status as soon as possible.

The Queens Museum’s Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program invites emerging artists and filmmakers currently in High School or College to join award winning filmmaker Milton Trujillo for a hands-on workshop as part of an afternoon film shoot at the Queens Museum’s beloved Panorama.

Milton will be shooting a scene for his upcoming narrative feature, Histories And Auguries (For a Certain Place) at the Panorama of the Queens Museum. This is an opportunity for 6-7 curious and passionate emerging artists who have shown interest in independent film-making and who would be interested in learning more about how a set can be run and operated. Participants will work closely with Milton and his crew to assist during the shoot in things like:

  • Sound Design: You will work with our sound operator in making practical and creative decisions to record the different sounds that fill our scene.
  • Light Design: You will work with the director of photography (Milton) in making practical and creative decisions to flesh out light and shadows in our scene.
  • Script Supervision: You will work with the director and actors to ensure that there is continuity within our scene and that we are not forgetting any lines, actions, or set ups!
  • Camera Assistance: You will work with our camera operators in making practical and creative choices with regards to the framing of our action and the movement of our silent observer: the camera!
  • Director’s Assistant: You will work with our director in making and relaying to the rest of the crew practical and creative choices with regards to camera, lights, sound, and script.

Throughout the process you will be learning while doing as well as reflecting about the work you are doing and how it connects with the work of others on set. To apply, please click here.

About Milton Xavier Trujillo

Milton is an award winning filmmaker and poet who arrived to the United States from Quito, Ecuador at 15 years old with his family, and is proud to have been raised in Jackson Heights and Corona. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from Hunter College for studying Film Production and Theory, Psychology, Honorary Interdisciplinary Studies, and Religion. Since completing his undergraduate studies, he has worked on his poetry and serves in the board of the immigrant youth organization Atlas DIY.

Milton is now working to complete his first narrative feature film as a director. He has also completed work as a director of photography for the film Terrestrial (dir. Nick Rumaczyk), and is at work in a documentary about classical music activists who have formed The Dream Unfinished. Besides work on his own film productions, he is devoted to facilitate access and educate his community on film history and aesthetics through various collaborations with community organizations.

One month after the workshop, Milton and his crew will host a panel to show the edited scene that was shot at the museum and discuss what it’s like to self-produce work, talk about the independent film industry and its relation to the immigrant community, and what it is like to film in Queens. The final date for this will be announced in the weeks to come.

Applications must be submitted by September 30.
You will be notified of selection by October 7.

Questions? Email sespinoza@QueensMuseum.org

About the Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program

Open A.I.R. draws on the Queens Museum’s resources, staff expertise, and networks to provide workshops and lectures that help artists grow their practice, advance their career, and develop sustainable lives as artists. Given the Museum’s commitment to socially-engaged art that crosses sectors, as well as attention to its role in neighboring communities, Open A.I.R. works to expand the notion of who is an artist and, moreover, utilizes a holistic view of how to support their potential to thrive and contribute to the cultural landscape of Queens and New York City more broadly. Tailored to artists in the outer boroughs, Open A.I.R. prioritizes the needs of artists of color, queer artists, and immigrant artists, facilitating conversations where art meets activism, and organizing experiences that bring together artists and non-artists.

Open A.I.R. is made possible by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.