NCCC Film & Animation Festival

Debbie Rochon
“Horror Acting 101: Don’t Be Scared!”

Debbie Rochon

Horror film legend Debbie Rochon offers up acting tips and tricks of the trade at this must-attend workshop. Rochon is a veteran of more than 200 independent films, mostly in the cult and horror genres as an actor. She’s an award-winning columnist, having written for magazines published out of the US, Germany, and the UK. Debbie has hosted and produced a weekly horror-based film talk radio show on Sirius with Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider from 2006 – 2010, and is currently hosting the narrative podcast Obscurities, nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award 2022. Debbie made her directorial debut with the extreme body horror film Model Hunger released in 2016. In 2018 ETonline.com hailed Debbie Rochon as one of the ”40 Top Scream Queens of the Past 40 years.” She is a Canadian-born street survivor who lived in NYC for 30 years.

11:30am-12:30pm | Saturday May 7, 2022
Niagara County Community College | Room E-107
Admission: Free
Attendance is limited to the first 20 to sign up!

Maria Friend
 “Dark Fantasy, Gore, & More”

Maria Friend

Ever wonder how zombies, monsters, aliens, and other diabolical creatures are brought to life on the screen? Then this special FX makeup workshop is for you. For nearly a decade now, Maria Friend has worked with every medium from face paint and airbrush to latex and silicone molds to create stunning special effects for movies large and small. Maria will demonstrate liquid latex application; shading, texture, and color techniques; blood application; cuts, bruising, and wounds. Maria will also cover safety precautions with different techniques and products used by professionals in the industry.

2:00pm-3:00pm | Saturday May 7, 2022
Niagara County Community College | Room E-107
Admission: Free
Attendance is limited to the first 20 to sign up!

Matt Fleckenstein, Founder & CEO Buffalo Studios
“How to Get Started (and Thrive) in the Animation Industry”

This interactive Zoom session live form LA will be led by Buffalo native Matt Fleckenstein, a multiple Emmy-nominated writer/producer with more than 16 years of experience developing, writing and producing Kids’ and Family Television. In addition to creating the hit Nickelodeon show Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Matt has written for and produced a string of hit live-action and animated series, including iCarly and Clifford The Big Red Dog.  Matt is currently prepping to break ground in Buffalo, NY for his brainchild project, Buffalo Studios, a state-of-the-art filming facility which will support all aspects of production, including animation, VFX and virtual production.

1:00pm-2:00pm | Saturday May 7, 2022
Niagara County Community College | Room F-149
Admission: Free
Attendance is limited to the first 20 to sign up!

Bob Bozek
“Improvisation Techniques for Film Auditions & Scenes”

A master of improvisation, Bob Bozek will show you how to use improv as a tool to enhance film auditions and scenes and cover improv techniques such as: “game of the scene,” “connections,” “callbacks” and the “rule of threes.” The class will also cover different types of improvisation such as short form, long form, and narrative as well as how to use techniques such as emotion and physicality to create characters to enhance comedic performances. Attendees will run some improv exercises and film a scene using improvisation techniques.

Bozek is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program, the Upright Citizens Brigade Longform Improvisation Program, the Bad Dog Theatre Toronto Studio Series Thematic Improvisation Program, and the Hideout Theatre Narrative Improvisation Program.

He has appeared in more than 80 films including Marshall, Cold Brook, and Odd Man Rush.

1:00pm-2:00pm | Saturday May 7, 2022
Niagara County Community College | Room E-114
Admission: Free
Attendance is limited to the first 20 to sign up!

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