Taos Shortz Film Fest Panels Discussions


Panel Discussions






Join David Jean Schweitzer, along with representatives from gear supply houses, to discuss some of the latest technical equipment in indie filmmaking. RED, Sony, Arri, Canon. You have questions? David has answers.


David Jean Schweitzer

David is an award winning filmmaker and has been a Director of Photography in the International Cinematographer’s Guild since 1980. He worked at CBS, EYE On, PBS Networks, and Columbia Pictures Television’s EUE/Screen Gems Commercial Division.
He covered the Dalai Lama’s first vist to the USA, and the first Space Shuttle launch. One of his recent shorts, “Good Luck Mr Gorski” recently traveled the festival circuit and won numerous awards. David lives in Northern NM with his dog and two cats.






Noon - 2pm



Music is an essential component of quality cinema. Ranging from incorporating audio into tracks, music selection, software, and copyright issues, come join three local experts share some secrets.


Wendy Shuey

Wendy Shuey has been in the film & television industry in New York City and Los Angeles. She relocated to Taos after ten years as Lead Editor in Los Angeles, bringing with her a full HD editorial suite to continue her work. Her recent feature film release as lead editor, Plastic Paradise, premiered in Oct 2013 worldwide. She is currently editing a feature, Bon In Dolpo.


Jason Moscartolo

Jason Moscartolo is a songwriter and touring musician and has been making music for independent filmmakers for the past ten years. He did the soundtrack for the award winning Native American documentary “Ghost Riders” by Vincent Blackhawk Aamodt. He has written and produced music for commercials and public service announcements including the theme song and other music for “Man’s Best Friend” a web series for Purina.His original songs have been featured on television, major motion pictures and video games such as Warner Bros. “The Big Bounce”, UPN’s “Veronica Mars”, and Xbox’s “Gotham City Racer”.


Laura Goldhamer

Laura Goldhamer draws from a variety of American musical traditions and merges them with the avant-garde. She earned Westword magazine’s 2010 Mastermind Award, given to her for being a “cultural visionary” in the Denver arts community. Goldhamer has often toured her multi-faceted performance, projecting intricately composed stop-animation films (which she has created to illustrate her song lyrics). She will perform live on stage during the screening of her short films on Saturday night at the TCA and also later at the Taos Mesa Brewery.




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