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Join the Boston Creative Pro User Group and Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson College for our next gathering on Wednesday, September 27th – with post networking + refreshments (pizza and drinks) following at SALVATORE’S!

Get out to meet & mingle with fellow filmmakers in the 4K Bright Family Screening Room at The Paramount Center at Emerson College – Enjoy a great night of networking, engaging screenings & conversation – swap stories and business cards, discover talent and crew for your next project – and interact with members of Boston’s Production and Post community.

Then, join us for an industry reception featuring Refreshments + Networking next door at SALVATORE’S. Grab a seat now!

Our BOSCPUG events and speakers that we invite to Boston are part of Emerson College’s Bright Lights Film Series:


The Making of “GIANT,” a Virtual Reality Experience Inspired by Real Events

We’re thrilled to begin our BOSCPUG Fall Series with our special VIRTUAL REALITY event on “GIANT.” Come learn about the making of this cinematic virtual reality experience from it’s creators Milica Zec and Winslow Porter.

BRING YOUR QUESTIONS on VR Filmmaking from concept to distribution with you for both Milica and Winslow!

Trapped in an active war-zone, two parents struggle to distract their young daughter by inventing a fantastical tale. Inspired by real events, this immersive virtual-reality experience, which mixes both game engine and live-action video, transports the viewer into the family’s makeshift basement shelter.

Giant had its world premiere at 2016 Sundance Film Festival New Frontier, and its European premiere at Cannes Film Festival where it garnered strong emotional responses from both the general public and the press.

milica-zec-1Milica Zec (Director, Co-Creator of “Giant”
is a New York City-based film and virtual reality director, editor, and screenwriter.Raised in war-torn Serbia, Milica’s work is deeply rooted in issues of conflict, identity and the human struggle. Her directorial debut in the virtual reality medium was a short narrative piece called, Giant,” which premiered at Sundance Film Festival New Frontier 2016. Since its premiere, “Giant” has been lauded as a seminal expression of the potential of virtual reality as a storytelling vehicle. 
Milica has been collaborating for 9-years with the performance artist Marina Abramovic on numerous projects, including MoMA’s “The Artist is Present” show, and the successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign for Marina Abramovic Institute, for which Milica directed and created ten videos. Highlights of her directorial work include the short film, “Christina” (Cannes Film Festival 2012) and “Marina Abramovic Presents MACCOC” (Venice Biennale 2011). Milica’s work has appeared in The New York Times, MSNBC, Art Forum, The Huffington Post and many other media outlets.

winslow-head-shotWinslow Turner Porter III (Producer, Co-Creator of “Giant”) is a Brooklyn based director, producer and creative technologist, specializing in virtual reality and large-scale immersive experiential installations. Winslow has always been fascinated with the possibilities of how the intersection of art and technology can elevate storytelling. Winslow started out as a feature film editor, but pivoted into art/tech after Graduating from NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2010. With over six years of experiential work under his belt, he has helped create interactive art experiences for TED, Google, Delta, Diesel, Merrell and Wired, to name a few. Winslow also produced the Tribeca Film Festival Transmedia Award-winning documentary CLOUDS, among other acclaimed new media projects. Since 2015, Winslow has been a member of NEW INC, the New Museum’s art, technology and design incubator program. Giant is Winslow’s 5th virtual reality project.



PLUS OUR BIG DIG RAFFLE with Filmmaker Prizes from Other World Computing, Blackmagic Design, iZotope and more!


– Then, join us for an industry reception featuring Refreshments + Networking next door at SALVATORE’S to enjoy a few cocktails and continue the conversation.


The Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) is a story driven, globally connected community of ready-to-collaborate digital filmmakers and broadcast professionals focusing on the craft of Visual Storytelling and related tools for digital cinema and distribution. BOSCPUG regularly brings top industry filmmakers and creatives to Boston to share and discuss their latest work and their workflows. BOSCPUG also regularly holds affordable production and post-production workshops. BOSCPUG is a professional, creative outlet to pitch ideas for episodic content creation and to discover talent, crew and distribution for your projects.

Read about ‘American Hustle’ editor Crispin Struthers, ACE at BOSCPUG.

Read about BOSCPUG at the Emerson Film Festival.

From “Boston Creative Pro User Group Nurtures New England Filmmakers”


The Bright Lights screening and talk series is sponsored by the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College.  The mission of the series is to provide engaging visual media related events to the Emerson College community as well as the wider Boston community. These events range from screening of student, faculty and alumni work to the work of local, national and international artists as well as demonstrations, lectures, discussions and presentations by industry professionals. Bright Lights seeks to create an environment where visual media is not only viewed and appreciated but where a dialogue is fostered and a community of media makers, academics and aficionados are engaged and supported.

All events are free and open to the public. Events take place every Tuesday and Thursday evening during the semester with the exception of occasions when the college is closed (such as holidays, spring break, inclement weather). Check out the Bright Lights Film Series now at:


BOSCPUG is proud to work with Emerson Visual and Media Arts to offer an evening of production and post-production conversation in the intimate and state of the art Bright Family 2K Screening Room at The Paramount Center at Emerson College.

Named for the family of Kevin Bright ’76, the Bright Family Screening Room seats approximately 200 people. It features the latest film and 2K digital video projection including 35mm and DCP playback. The dramatic double-height Gallery and Lobby connects to the Paramount Mainstage.

DATE: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

TIMES: 7PM-9:30PM (doors open at 6:30PM)**
**Meeting begins PROMPTLY at 7PM!

Bright Family 4K Screening Room
The Paramount Center
559 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111

Enter the main entrance to The Paramount Center at 559 Washington Street. Go up the elevators to the left and to the 4th floor. There will be front of house staff to greet you at the Bright Family Screening Room.

Venue Box Office: 617-824-8400

*SALVATORE’S (545 Washington Street, directly between The Paramount Center and The Boston Opera House) offers validated discount parking for a $14 flat rate between 4pm-5am at LAFAYETTE GARAGE, across the street from the restaurant and inside the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston)  – stop by before BOSCPUG at Salvatore’s for a bite to eat or coffee/drink!

Emerson also recommends to park in the Millennium Place Garage at The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, 47 Boylston Street (617-574-7252). Note this parking is not vaildated!

– Orange Line: Take the Chinatown Exit
– Red Line: Take the Park Street Exit
– Green Line: Take the Boylston Street exit
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Special thank you to the Department of Visual & Media Arts at Emerson College for hosting our 2014 BOSCPUG Meets.

Questions? Email Dan Bérubé at dberube at

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