Why Should You Choose Masters in Motion?

We may be a little biased but we believe that Masters in Motion is the best filmmaking workshop around. What do we think sets us apart?

Quality of Education

In any creative field, many things are subjective. That is why we always gather a diverse group of speakers who are all successful working professionals from various backgrounds. We have everyone from wedding filmmakers, to smaller boutique production houses to people working on Hollywood feature films and everything in between.

For Filmmakers, By Filmmakers

This workshop was founded by and is run by two filmmakers. We know firsthand what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet as a freelancer. We know how intimidating it can be to try to transition into the commercial world. We get it. We’ve not only been there, we never left. We have made a lifelong dedication to our own education and hope to continue to share that with everyone we can.

We Understand That People Learn Differently

Some people learn best in a lecture based environment, while others do better in a more intimate hands-on setting. We don’t think you should have to choose one or the other, which is why we have combined the best of both worlds. We have both lecture based presentations and a full day of break-out sessions.

We Care

We pour our heart and soul into this event every year. Our goals are the same as the day we started. We will continue to do everything in our power to keep growing this community, to offer the best educational resource possible, and to create the best environment possible to foster personal and professional growth.

Q. When will the speakers be announced?

A. The speakers for this year’s event will begin to be announced in July. For the time being make sure to check out previous year’s speakers here to get a better feel for our events.

Q. When will you release the full event schedule?

A. This year’s schedule will begin to be announced in July.

Q. What is the format of the workshop?

A. Monday and Wednesday will be lecture based at the Alamo Drafthouse. We have chosen dynamic speakers to keep it entertaining as well as educational while also allowing time for Q & A. Tuesday we will have 3 breakout sessions.

Q. What can I expect to learn?

A. The goal of this workshop is to go beyond specific cameras and delve into more advanced filmmaking topics such as pre production, lighting, color, etc.

Q. Who should attend the workshop?

A. Masters In Motion is geared towards filmmakers who are ready to take the next step and elevate their productions. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran, our line up will have something for everyone. Regardless of  whether you’re a documentary, commercial, wedding filmmaker, or even if you’re just doing it out of love, you will leave armed with the knowledge you need to progress.

Q. How many people will attend the workshop?

A. We have 100 seats available. First come, first serve.

Q. Are you expecting to sell out?

A. Yes, absolutely. We’ve sold out every event thus far and are expecting to sell out significantly faster this year since our notification list for this years event is significantly longer than previous. Keep in mind that seats are available as first come, first serve and we are not able to hold any seats. The only way to reserve your spot is by signing up through the registration link.

Q. What should I bring with me?

A. You can bring your camera and a laptop although it’s not required. The most important thing to have is something to take notes with and business cards. One of the best parts of these workshops is the tremendous networking opportunities.

Q. Is there anything I need to do to get ready for the event?

A. We strongly suggest attendees sign up for Twitter as it’s a great way to stay connected before,during, and after the event. If you are new to Twitter send a tweet to @shooteditlearn.

You can say something along the lines of ” I just signed up for #mastersinmotion and Twitter. Now what?” and we will steer you in the right direction.

Q. Where is the Alamo Drafthouse located?

A. The Alamo Drafthouse is located at 320 East 6th Street  Austin, TX 78701. This is just a short 2 block walk from the Omni Hotel.

Q. What airport should I fly in to?

A. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is conveniently located less than 10 miles away from the Omni Hotel. You can either jump in a cab for about $20 or take the Super Shuttle for about $13 each way.

Q. Where is everyone staying during the event?

A. All the organizers, speakers, staff and the majority of the attendees will be staying at the Omni Hotel Downtown at 700 San Jacinto Boulevard Austin, Texas. The Omni is a short 2.5 block walk from the Alamo Drafthouse. We have a group rate of $165 per night at the Omni Hotel which is located just steps from all the locations for this year’s event. We only have a limited amount of rooms set aside and they go fast so make sure to book one soon. We will announce instructions on how to book with our group rate shortly. .

Q. When should I arrive in Austin?

A. We recommend Sunday! We will have an opening reception Sunday at 6:30pm at the Omni Hotel where you’ll be able to pick up your name badge, swag bag and mingle with like minded folks and presenters.

Q. When should I leave Austin?

A. We recommend Thursday! We will have a closing party Wednesday at 8:30pm so why miss the fun. In order to be eligible for our giveaways Wednesday night at 10pm you will have to be present.

Q. I live in Austin. Do I have to stay at the Omni Hotel?

A. Not at all!

Q. How much are hotels in Austin?

A. Hotel prices vary greatly but the rate of $165 per night at the Omni is the best we’ve seen in our 6 years of taking over Austin in December for Masters In Motion.

Q. Where is the Alamo Drafthouse located?

A. The Alamo Drafthouse is located at 320 East 6th Street  Austin, TX 78701. This is just a short 2 block walk from the Omni Hotel.

Q. Will parking be provided for the event?

A. No. If you chose to drive into the city, you are responsible for your own parking.

Q. Is lunch included in the workshop fee?

A. No. We will take breaks throughout the day so everyone can grab some lunch on their own or network with others during that time or order from the comfort of your seat at the Alamo. The Alamo has amazing food (and milkshakes).

Q. Do I get to hear all the speakers?

A. Yes! The rate gives you access to all the presentations.

Q. Is there a discount price if I can only attend certain days?

A. We have a very limited number of seats and therefore can not offer discounts for attending portions of the day/event.

Q. Can I get a discount for being a student, in the military, awesome, etc.?

A. We have already lowered the ticket price as much as possible to ensure everyone who wants to attend can so no further discounts are available.

Q. Can I volunteer during the event to get free admission?

A. We have a very amazing and dedicated group of staff that has supported us for many years. If for any reason one of them can’t join us, we may add a new staff member. We only add staff that has been to our event before. If you are interested feel free to email us at info@shooteditlearn.com.

Q. Can I get a refund if I decide not to go to the event?

A. No. However your ticket is transferable so feel free to sell it/gift it to a friend or colleague and just let us know about the name change.

Q. If I don’t sign up for the workshop can I still go to the optional night time activities/hands on sessions/closing party/etc.?

A. No. The events we’ve setup for workshop attendees are for workshop attendees only.

Q. Will you be recording the presentations and posting them online?

A. No. We will not be filming any of the presentations and posting them online.

Q. Masters In Motion sounds awesome. How do I sign up?

A. Click here to sign up.

Q. Where can I see what happened at previous events?

A. Right here:

Eventbrite - Masters In Motion 2013