DIALECT WORKSHOP - Steve Corona, Dialect Coach
8:30 a.m. in Honsey Hall 215

Steve Corona earned his BA from Bethany Lutheran College and his MA from MSU. After moving to New Mexico, Steve was an extra in the first “Transformers” film. His first speaking role was in “Hamlet 2”. Other film and TV roles followed, including: “Georgia O’Keeffe”, “In Plain Sight”, “Crash; the TV series”, “Breaking Bad”, “Longmire”, and finally “The Lone Ranger”.

Steve co-starred in the short film “Low Tide in the High Desert”, which received the Audience Favorite award at the Roswell International Sci-Fi Film Festival. Also featuring Steve, “Moses on the Mesa”, has received numerous nominations and awards at film festivals across the world.

In addition to film acting, Steve booked voice-over work and Dialect Coached several actors from around the globe. He has worked with well-known actors and directors, including Oscar and Emmy Award winners; such as: Johnny Depp, Helen Mirren, Gerard Butler, Joe Pesci, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Jeremy Irons, Bryan Cranston, and Bob Balaban.

VISUAL MUSIC: Software As Artistic Partner, Not A Technology Tool
Scott Winters, ION Concert Media
3:00 p.m. in Honsey Hall 129

Scott Winters will demonstrate the latest in software and hardware solutions for the partnering of live music performance with pre-existing video content.

Winters is a classically trained orchestra conductor with over twenty years’ experience on the podium, in the classroom, and leading music in worship settings. Winters founded a non-profit music conservatory in 1998 and successfully led the organization to become a mid-sized institution serving over 300 students weekly with a staff of over 30. He left the conservatory in 2007 after leading an effort to secure a new $3 Million facility for the organization.

In his conducting Winters often employed multimedia components and eventually developed a very unique attitude about the role of technology in live performance. He has used his rare combination of business skills and artistic understanding to provide vision and leadership for the development of Ion’s software and the company’s early growth and organization.

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SPEECHLESS FILM FESTIVAL VIP LAUNCH PARTY
5:00 p.m. at Studio Six, 509 South Front Street, Mankato

The mission of the Speechless Film Festival is to challenge individuals from different countries and cultures to communicate with each other through the universal medium of visual storytelling. Our films are not dialogue-free, rather productions are judged on quality of work as well as use of non-verbal storytelling. The festival has numerous hosting venues in Downtown Mankato

Ticket ($3) Redeemable for access to a single showcase. Available at the door.

Festival Pass ($15) Includes access to all showcases in the three main screening locations as well as our awards ceremony and visual music showcase. Available for purchase online, at Mankato Hyvee customer service, and the Honsey Hall office on the Bethany Lutheran College campus.

VIP Festival Pass ($35, 21+ only). Includes access to all showcases including the VIP screening location & lounge, access to the VIP launch party (with food, drink, and special screenings), awards ceremony, and a festival T-shirt. Available for purchase online, at Mankato Hyvee customer service, and the Honsey Hall office on the Bethany Lutheran College campus.

Visit the Speechless Film Festival website for more information.