Getting Real With Reality Shows

The Filmmaker Workshop Series

This is an archived workshop page. Workshop #8 in this series.
The virtual workshop was held on April 15, 2021 at 7:00pm.


Getting Real With Reality Shows

  • Basics of Reality Shows
  • Finding That Idea
  • Developing The Sizzle Reel
  • Developing The Pitch Deck
  • Ready To Pitch Your Show
  • Q&A Session

This Workshop Was Hosted By

Conducted by:

Amanda Valdes
Amanda Valdes

Amanda is a 24 year-old award winning Makeup artist, hairstylist, and SFX artist as well as an up-and-coming actress. She has participated in almost a dozen films as a MUA (Make Up Artist) and in 4 films as an actress. She also held several additional crew positions .

Her makeup career began while running for Miss Broward County, FL for the Miss America Organization. Amanda had been in pageants since she was a toddler, winding up on the pilot episode of “Toddler in Tiaras” with Erica Dunlap as her mentor and winning nationals at America’s Darling in Orlando. Amanda gained her make-up skills consequentially since her mother couldn’t afford a personal MUA for these pageants. She learned by watching her competitors get their makeup done. This early interest grew into a passion for more than just makeup. She quickly became enamored with the Special Effects category as she loved to go “all out” on Halloween.
Amanda later joined the Orlando Independent Filmmakers group in 2018 and was nominated for an award for her work on “As I Walk This Path of Sorrow” by Shaun Koffinas.
Amanda graduated from Valencia College (UCF), with an Associates in Arts degree, majoring in education, with a minor in math. She continues to seek projects that exhibit her work and versatility, waiting for that big break to come.

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Navigating IMDb Awards Credits

Director-Actor Workshop
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This Virtual Workshop was held on February 3, 2021

How to add your nominations/awards to your IMDb page

-presented by Robin Hofmann (Click below for the video archive)

Robin Hoffmann

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Robin Hofmann,

Writer, Director and Producer.
Robin started producing content to spread awareness and highlight individuals who may not have had a voice otherwise. Robin started with an online baking show focusing on gluten free recipes and spreading awareness on a variety of disabilities. Shortly after, she began interviewing “ordinary people with extraordinary stories” on her online talk show, Chat with Me. To date, Robin has written and published three children’s books, completed a novel and written and produced four short films.


Actors and Directors Workshop

Director-Actor Workshop
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This Virtual Workshop was held on September 2, 2020

Breaking Down the Boundaries: Actors and Directors

-presented by Marco DiGeorge (Click below for the audio archive)

Note: The workshop audio archive is a partial recording of the original presentation.

Marco DiGeorge has a love for teaching and the arts which has led him to the various endeavors he is involved with today, including Co-Founder and Teacher at Truthful Acting Studios, Adjunct Professor in the Film Department at UCF, one of the founding members and Artistic Director of Theater On The Edge, Producer at Doctrine Creative, and father of five.

After an amazing experience producing and directing several shows at Theater On The Edge, Marco has also recently been back on stage as an actor, portraying the unhinged and provocative radio host Barry Champlain in the acclaimed show Talk Radio.

Marco is also privileged to be working side-by-side with his amazing wife, Samantha, who is the set-designer for Theater On The Edge, and Director of Operations at Truthful Acting.


Cinematic Lighting Workshop

The Filmmaker Workshop Series

This is an archived workshop page. Workshop #3 in this series. (Previous live Workshops were not recorded).


How to Light Your Scene for Mood

Virtual workshop was held on August 12, 2020 at 8:00pm.

How to Light Your Scene for Mood
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The Filmmaker Workshop Series
This Workshop is Hosted by

Trent Duncan

Trent Duncan is an award winning Filmmaker and Navy Veteran. Graduating from Valencia’s Film Program in 2002, Trent has spent many years becoming very diverse in all the fundamental aspects of filmmaking.

Trent has held many production roles on various short and feature length films in addition to teaching filmmaking at two accredited institutions. Versed in the scifi and horror genres, Trent’s Epic Horror Battles on Youtube have tallied over 40 million views and almost 200,000 subscribers. 

Although Trent enjoys the many aspects of film production, much of his passion lies in Cinematography and Lighting.

Trent brings his years of on-set and on-the-couch movie going experience to this OIF workshop.

In the workshop, Trent will talk about the various tips, tricks, and professional ways to light your next movie scenes and achieve the desired mood you are looking for.

The Q&A session has been removed for brevity and to respect the privacy of the workshop’s participants.

Visit http://trentduncan.com/  for more on Trent’s work.

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As part of our mission to help educate and inform filmmakers, we periodically offer online workshops, courses and tips so our community members may practice and improve their crafts.

Exchanging knowledge and experience is one way we help achieve our mission goals.

Be sure to visit our Calendar to view other posted events.