Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative to Offer Film Course in Springfield

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

     The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative is pleased to present a one-­day workshop, HOW TO SHOOT A MOVIE ON YOUR iPHONE in partnership with the UMASS Center at Springfield. The course will meet Saturday, February 11th from 10AM-‐4PM at the UMASS Center at 1550 Main Street in downtown Springfield. This course will cover: basic storyboarding, camera techniques, editing, audio considerations, and how to share your movie.  Students can sign up by visiting the Berkshire Film and Media Collabroative of Western Massachusetts website.  The cost for this workshop is $120.  Students must be 16 years+.

     The instructor for the course is Erica Spizz.  Ms. Spizz is a talented filmmaker and teacher.  She is the Video Producer and Editor for Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd.  In addition to her experience in producing, directing and camera work, Erica is also an Apple certified professional in Final Cut Pro X.  Her documentary short "Sweet Soil" about small farms in the Berkshires was broadcast nationally on PBS.  Erica holds a masters in Philanthropy and Media. 

     The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) is a creative economic engine that supports production and workforce development in Western Massachusetts. BFMC develops educational and workforce enrichment courses, offers networking events for industry professionals, acts as a resource for visiting productions, creates jobs within our communities in the film industry and provides an on-line production guide and locations database as a resource for filmmakers. BFMC is a 501(c)(3) non-­‐profit organization.  For further information  call 413.528.4223 or contact 

Contact:  Laura Gratz (413-429-­1141;