Meetup: Old Friends & New Faces

A fun night to see some old friends and make some new friends. Everyone at the event is related to film in some way or another!

This is our TWELFTH event of this type, and we’ve had great turnout in the past! At the last event on Oct 4th, we had over 50 filmmakers swing by and say “hi!”

You’re welcome to bring film friends along. It’s a great way to ease-in if you’re shy or don’t know anyone… bring a friend!

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Note: 21+ at the bar, which is cash only. ATM next door!

Beer, seasonal wines, and soda available. 
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Directions: L Train to Grand St, walk three blocks east. Door is at the top of a flight of brick & stone stairs under the trees. If you found our Lightbulb loading dock door, look for the first flight of stairs to your left! Handicapped entrance available, contact Lightbulb (adam@lightbulbgrip.com) for info.

Trainwrecks

Think you have the worst film set story? Oh you don’t even know the half of it.

LIGHTBULB GRIP & ELECTRIC Presents: TRAINWRECKS! Come join us for a night of uproarious hilarity as we invite the audience up on stage to tell their worst onset stories, each one a bigger nightmare than the last! We never know where the stories are headed, because we’re hearing them for the first time with you.

And yes, alcohol makes story time even better. Inexpensive beer, wine, and soda will be served, cash bar. Maybe some snacks. We’ll see. (ATM next door).

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RULES OF THE EVENT:

1. Open-Mic Style. Think of “The Moth” if you’ve heard the podcast. Everyone who gets up gets 5 minutes to tell their story.
2. You can only get up to tell a story if you can beat the one that came before you.
3. No naming names- We’ll use generic names to keep from embarrassing anyone. (Every producer is “Tony”, every Key Grip is “Carl”, etc) We still all have to go back to work tomorrow and see some of these people again, so lets not start real-world fights, eh?
4. No heckling. Except for us. We’ll heckle you if you run overtime. On the microphone.
5. Great crowd response earns a free beer/wine for the storyteller! It takes guts to get up there, so lets reward them!
6. Keep an eye out for hate speech. You can express frustration with Katie the Makeup Artist because she did [x], but we dont like slanders against whole genders/races/etc. That’s a paddlin’.

We run from 8-11pm, please show up early to start drinking as early as possible.

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THIS IS A 21+ EVENT, PLEASE SHOW ID AT THE DOOR.

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Directions: L Train to Grand St, walk three blocks east. Door is at the top of a flight of brick & stone stairs under the trees. If you found our Lightbulb loading dock door, look for the first flight of stairs to your left! Handicapped entrance available, contact Lightbulb (adam@lightbulbgrip.com) for info.

Workshop: Light The Night

LIGHTBULB GRIP & ELECTRIC is hosting an evening about Lighting for Night shoots for cinematographers and gaffers. One of the more challenging aspects of film, this is a must-have for your toolbox!

We’ll be led by Ari Rothschild, a DP with recent feature credits including Lust Life, Landing Up and Prom King, 2010 (Cinequest New Vision award 2017). His approach puts story first for rich and engaging visuals that feel alive and communicative. Ari has also color timed over thirty features including Bone Tomahawk, Always Shine, and Fort Tilden.

Drawing on experience from lighting on set and correction in post, Ari will demo a meter-based approach for lighting night scenes that feel right and still have healthy exposure. We will look at stills from No Country For Old Men and get into the specifics of ratio vs levels and just how dark to light for night.

Optional note: Please bring a LIGHT METER if you have one! (No worries if not). We’re happy to help you get your specific meter working and useable during the workshop part of the session. [No tools required though]

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FROM THIS EVENT YOU WILL . . .
– Understand the basics of night lighting.
– Learn what setups work best for various lighting scenarios
– Get to try the skills out on real hardware with a teacher present.
– Have an opportunity to network with a group of working filmmakers in NYC!
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LATENIGHTS @ LIGHTBULB is a weekly fillm seminar, lecture, and workshop series for filmmakers, by filmmakers. We teach because we believe that smarter filmmakers explore larger artistic horizons, become more engaged in the community, and become better customers!
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DIRECTIONS: L train to Grand St, walk three blocks west. Or Q54/Q59 bus to Morgan Ave/Grand St stop. If you hit the smokestack or BP Station, you went too far. Look for our loading dock logo, and then head for the stairs under the trees!