A blog about movies and the Sturbridge area, including The Brookfields, Brimfield, Charlton, Holland, Wales, and Spencer as well as adjacent towns.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Our Film Space Announces Summer Workshops

From Our Film Space:

Shhhhhhh! Whisper Series - OurFilmSpace First Summer Workshops are Here!!! Follow your Dream!

The OurFilmSpace/OurTvSpace “Whisper Series” Kicks off the Summer in Full Tilt with Workshops at OurTvSpace Studio in Sturbridge, Massachusetts and will be adding more workshop offerings very soon! Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone! Just the world!!

1. Screenwriting Workshop

It Ain’t on the Stage if it Ain’t on the Page! Learn how to Write Your Very Own Screenplay! Write it and Shoot it Here!


In this six week workshop, you will outline an entire screenplay and complete the first act of a screenplay. Work through the most important aspects of a screenplay including development of story, characters, and great dialogue. Workshop-style classes led by award-winning screenwriter!

Workshop taught by Adam Campbell. Adam is a writer living in Western Massachusetts after living in California for many years. Adam has won many screenwriting awards, including the coveted “Chesterfield” award (Chesterfield Production Company) in two separate years which resulted in a fellowship with Amblin Entertainment - Steven Spielberg’s company. Adam was also a quarter finalist in the distinguished “Nicholl Fellowship” sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Adam’s screenplay entitled “Wind and Shadows” was optioned by the Chesterfield Film Company and by producer Mark Marshall (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). Adam’s teleplay “Honey We’re Young at Heart” was produced as an episode of “Walt Disney’s Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show,” and airs on the Disney Channel. Adam is the Head Writer of “Oldbury Hill” – an episodic web series on OurTvSpace.com.

Workshops are on Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30– Six-week Session begins July 14

Workshop Fee - $250 for six weeks

Limited Enrollment so Sign Up ASAP!

Click Here to Check Out and RSVP to the Screenwriting Workshop Event!

2. Hollywood Body Boot Camp in 6 Weeks!

6 Weeks to a Hollywood Body:

Look Fit and Fabulous with the Secrets of the Stars!

An easy yet extremely effective way to:

-Supercharge your metabolism

- Melt away fat and inches

-Sculpt, reshape & balance your muscle groups

This amazing 6-week program is based upon the training techniques and methods developed by Steve Zim, one of Hollywood’s top trainers and fitness experts. Recently called “Guru of Fitness” by Muscle magazine, Steve has worked with well-known celebrity clients, and he has been a fitness expert on Weekend Today, Extra, Access Hollywood, and VH1. He has also been featured in numerous major magazines.

Steve owns and operates a training center in Los Angeles.

Classes taught by Mark Perrone. Mark has worked in the health & fitness industry for over 25 years as a competitor, coach and certified personal trainer. He is energetic, upbeat and innovative. He has worked with a vast array of clients from individuals, teams, health clubs and national organizations. Mark is one of New England’s foremost authorities on training and conditioning for all sports. Mark has extensive experience as a certified personal trainer.

Classes are on Mondays 6:30 – 7:45 – Six-week Session begins July 13

Class Fee - $97 for six weeks

Limited Enrollment So Sign Up ASAP!

Click Here to Check Out and RSVP to the Event!

3. Beginning Photography Workshop


This 8 week photography workshop is for people with little to no background in photography. The class concentrates on many areas of photography each week exploring a new one. Creative and technical instruction will be presented through lectures, study of the great masters of photography, a small history of photography, and in class critiques and in class photo shoots. The workshop will cover portrait photography, photojournalism/documentary photography, motion photography, and night photography. Each class, we will cover one of these subjects, be given an assignment and next week critiquing one another’s work and covering a new subject.

Workshop taught by Lindsay Monroe. Lindsay grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Lindsay fell in love with photography when she was 10 years old when her father (an Artist in his own right and mastermind of the popular musical band "American Standard") showed her around his dark room for the first time. When she was 16, she got her first position as an assistant to a portraiture and wedding photographer at Vaugh Photography. Lindsay continued to work in the portraiture field with Hilton Photography until the year 2003 when she decided to take the next step and attend New England School of Photography (NESOP) in Boston Massachusetts, where she studied under amazing photographers such as Arthur Rainville, Bruno Debas, Bob Jenks, Laura Paneida and many more. Lindsay recently had a one woman several month showing of her magnificent photography work at the gallery at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester. One of her pieces from that gallery showing covers almost an entire wall at OurTvSpace!

Requirements: A digital or film SLR ( Single Lens Reflex) camera, with complete manual functions (manual, shutter, and aperture).

Workshops are on Wednesdays – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eight week session begins on July 15

Workshop Fee - $280 for 8 weeks

The cost includes a black Itoya portfolio to hold all of your photography work, 10 professional 8x10 or 8x12 prints, 2 matted and framed photos for Elegant Gallery Exhibition Event Featuring Your Work at the end of the course at OurTv Space Studio (invite friends and family!).

Limited Enrollment So Sign Up ASAP!

Check out and RSVP to the Event - Click Here!

4. Beginning Photoshop


In this 10 week workshop, you will learn to use several tools for selecting parts of images, and will move, duplicate, and resize images. You will learn to use layers, and to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and texture effects. Additionally, you will use painting tools and blending modes to create shading effects, and will perform adjustments to contrast and color balance. Retouching of skin and restoring of old photographs.

Workshop Objectives:

Identify the differences between raster and vector graphics, and manipulate Photoshop’s
various graphic tools and controls.

Select appropriate resolutions for different image and output types, and resize and crop
image areas.

Select image areas using the Lasso, Marquee, and Magic Wand tools, and use alpha
channels to save and load selections.

Create and manipulate multiple layers to composite images easily.

Apply blending and shading effects to create realistic composites.

Identify the characteristics of grayscale, duotone, and color images.

Select colors using the Color palette, Color Picker, and Eyedropper tool, and use
Photoshop’s painting tools to create artwork or to retouch photographs.

Add and format text within an image, and apply layer effects and filters to create special
effects including lighting effects and textures.

Modify the brightness, contrast, color balance, hue and saturation of images.

Workshops taught by Joshua Johnson, a long time professional photographer and photoshop expert.


A computer with Photoshop. (Laptop computer preferable)

A Final Project will be printed and matted (included in cost of session) and included in the Elegant Gallery Exhibition Event at OurTvSpace Studio (invite friends and family) at the end of the course.

Workshops are on Thursdays – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Ten-week Session begins on July 16

Class Fee - $400 for 10 weeks

Limited Enrollment So Sign Up ASAP!

Click Here to Check out the Event and RSVP!

5. Hatha Yoga for Artists

Strengthen Your Body, Quiet Your Mind

*Find your Inner Self and Open Creative Pathways

*Learn proper body alignment to prevent and heal injuries

*Strengthen and stretch all major muscle groups

*Improve your performance in your artistic endeavours or your favorite sport

*Yoga is a great complement to gym workouts and other athletic activities

These 75 minute six week workshops will include an opening meditation, a series of asanas (poses) designed to align and open your body and quiet your mind, and a closing savasana (resting pose).

Taught by Johanna Lyman. Johanna teaches Hatha Yoga and has been practicing and studying Anusara yoga for several years and is a long time yoga student. She is currently working on becoming certified as an Anusara Inspired teacher. Johanna is also a Spiritual Love Coach, certified through Coach University.

Please wear comfortable clothes: yoga pants or elastic-waisted shorts and a t-shirt or tank top.

Please bring: water, a yoga mat, and a cushion or blanket to sit on for the opening meditation.
Classes are on Mondays 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. – Six-week session begins July 13 and ends August 31. No class on July 27 or August 24.

Class Fee - $90 for six weeks

Limited Enrollment So Sign Up ASAP!

Click Here to Check out the Event and RSVP!

OurTvSpace Studio in Sturbridge, MA is conveniently located off the Mass Pike and is approximately a half hour from Worcester, and only one hour from Hartford, Springfield, Boston and Providence, and is within a reasonable commute to New York City. OurTvSpace Studio is located in a renovated millyard (Sturbridge Marketplace at the Falls) in historic Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The Studio space (5,000 square feet plus) is newly renovated but still retains the Building’s original character, including brick walls, hardwood floors and high ceilings.

Please call or email info@ourtvspace.com if you need any more information. Class registration fees can be made payable to and mailed to OurTvSpace, LLC at the address below or pay by Paypal!. Enrollment is limited so Sign up ASAP!

OurTvSpace, LLC
Sturbridge Marketplace at the Falls
559 Main Street, First Floor
P.O. Box 165
Sturbridge, MA 01518
(774) 241-0430

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