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Warren Spector Lecture Series; Video Game Storytelling & Design Philosophy; Games and Other Media (Part 1 of 3)

Join the Stagecoach Foundation for a 3-part deep dive into the art of storytelling & design philosophy of video game development with Warren Spector of OtherSide Entertainment.

3 Part Series 

3 consecutive Tuesdays, 1 Hour each session with Q&A:

 May 18th, May 25th, June 1st 6pm MDT
1. Games and Other Media: How games are like and different from movies, television, books, etc. and, on the other hand, what games can learn from those media.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 6:00p.m.- 7:00p.m. MDT
2. Narrative in Games: A deeper look at the ways in which games tell stories.

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 6:00p.m.- 7:00p.m. MDT
3. Choice & Consequence– The Heart of Game Design: A still deeper dive into one of Warren’s favorite concepts in design philosophy.

Register Here


Southwest School of Filmmaking – Summer Camp

The Southwest School of Filmmaking Summer Camp is a 10-day filmmaking day camp for teenagers aged 13-17 years old in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Dates: July 7th – July 17th, 2021

Students at camp will go from arriving on day 1 of camp, knowing very little or absolutely nothing about filmmaking to day 10, where they will have completed an original professional short film. Along the way, they will be learning the fundamentals of Cinematography, Directing, Screenwriting, and Video Editing, all taught by professional filmmakers. The entire experience will culminate in a celebration and screening of their finished films with the entire camp in attendance along with, covid permitting, family and friends.

By the end of camp, students will walk away with a completed short film, a solid foundation as a filmmaker, and new creative friends who are passionate about filmmaking.


A Series of Conversations with New Mexico Filmmakers

Previous Panels Available for Viewing Online

If you missed any one of the previous panels, they are available on the streaming platform Xerb through May 31. Please sign up on Xerb, a New Mexico company and supporter of independent film. Once you are in, check out our channel, NM Above-the-Line Conversation Series, or use the links below to access the videos. The entire series of four videos will be accessible on the NMFF YouTube page beginning June 1.

Producers Panel
Directors Panel
Screenwriters Panel


Online Class

Professional online acting coaching during these uncertain times is being offered by LA casting director/producer Sheryl Robert’s. These are one on one sessions in which Sheryl will go into depth with you covering all aspects of acting.
Cold read and script analysis and the audition process will be covered heavily.
Great acting is about truth.
Please call (505) 204-4708 for questions or to register


The Industry Forum: Background Performers Series

What: Training for Background Actors
When: Ongoing
Where: Virtual Webinar
FREE to NM Residents
Register to Attend