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Jun
30
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Jul
2
Sat
Holiday Closure: Independence Day
Jul 2 – Jul 4 all-day

Closed in observation of Independence Day.

Jul
7
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

The Televisionary Writers Workshop: From Concept to Outline
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Televisionary Writers Workshop: From Concept to Outline @ Kelso | Washington | United States

The Televisionary Writers Workshop: From Concept to Outline

In this intensive 6-week TV workshop, writers have the option to focus on a TV spec or an original pilot. Your instructor will guide you step-by-step through the process of crafting your script from concept to solid outline using Script Anatomy tools. This applicable and hands-on course will help prepare you for staffing, development, and studio writing program applications, as well as give you tools that will be useful in your development process throughout your career.Classes will cover:

  • Hooks/Concepts
  • Arena
  • Loglines & Pitching
  • TV Story Structure
  • Strong Act Outs
  • Tone & Genre Expectation
  • Character Development
  • Dynamic Relationships
  • Conflict and Obstacles
  • Dilemmas & Goals
  • Stakes
  • Theme

…and more. Writers will learn tools to develop their TV scripts while completing weekly assignments on concept, pitching, character development, outline, etc.

Additionally, each writer will receive weekly peer feedback and instructor critique and evaluation of weekly assignments and material in a supportive environment.

Cost: $595.00

Limit 12 writers

Click HERE for the next Televisionary Writers Workshop. 

Click HERE for entire 2016 schedule!

Advanced Pilot Lab @ BLANKSPACES LA
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul
8
Fri
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab @ Los Angeles | California | United States

Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab

This 2 week prep + 6-week intensive lab is limited to 8 students and is run like a professional writers room.During lab, you will develop and write your material at the demanding pace expected in a professional environment using Script Anatomy tools.  All classmates are required to devote outside class time to homework, writing and, at certain points along the process, actively participate in the development and story breaking process each week.  In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job.  Working this muscle will benefit you.Aside from helping you develop, outline, and write your script in 6 weeks, Pilot Lab includes writing and business topic lectures.  This unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job.LIMIT: 8 WritersPrerequisite: Televisionary Writers WorkshopClick HERE to register.Click HERE for entire 2016 schedule!

Jul
12
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills – you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

If you are

• an independent consultant looking for a second (friendly) opinion

• looking for project collaborators

• working on amping up your portfolio

• just getting started in your career as a UX designer

• a seasoned professional who’d like to help others grow in their careers

• interested in upping the stakes in your involvement in the community

or just curious what this is all about, please join us at the UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship event at BLANKSPACES in DTLA!

Be creative and use this time for whatever you need to move forward in your career.  Everyone is welcome: designers, user researchers, content strategists, developers, project managers, entrepreneurs and others.

Time for individual presentations to the group will be divided based on attendance so please be prepared to be flexible in your presentation time as it will be somewhere between  5 to 10 minutes.  After the presentations we’ll have 60 minutes to mingle, collaborate, and connect with the people who most resonated with you, or work a bit on a project and get more feedback before the night ends.

6:30 doors open, set up

7:00 Structured group critiques, inspired by Lane Haley’s presentation on “Structured UX Design Critiques

8:00 Everyone is a Peer Mentor, inspired by Chris Chandler’s and Lynn Boyden’s presentation “Other People’s Problems

9:00 wrap up

Please bring a project, portfolio or even just your resume to practice presenting and getting feedback on. Don’t miss this opportunity, bring business cards and be prepared to make lasting relationships.

 

 

PARKING LOT (CREDIT CARDS & CASH)
530 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This lot has an automated exit and accepts both Mastercard and Visa. They usually are open 24-hours. But, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $7 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlaspringparking

PARKING LOT (CASH ONLY)
512 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Conveniently located right behind BLANKSPACES DTLA. This lot accepts cash only but sometimes closes at 8PM. So, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $5 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlametroparking

 

 

 

UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship with Susan Oslin @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 13 @ 9:30 am
Jul
14
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Televisionary Writers Workshop @ BLANKSPACES LA
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A few spots left!

Need to write a TV spec or pilot?

Accomplish your TV writing goals with the guidance of a pro in 2016!

Want to be a TV staff writer?  Looking to secure an agent or manager?  Working on your network Writing Fellowship applications for 2016?  Or is your ultimate goal to create your own show?  Aspiring writers need at least 1 exceptional spec and original pilot in their portfolio to break in to the business.

Develop and finish your comedy or drama TV specs and pilots and elevate your material with Script Anatomy’s tools and development process and give yourself the best shot at success with…

The Televisionary Writers Workshop

Instructor: Margaux Froley

In this intensive 6 week TV workshop, writers have the option to focus on a TV spec or an original pilot.  Your instructor will guide you step by step through the process of crafting your script from concept to solid outline using Script Anatomy tools.  This applicable and hands on course will help prepare you for staffing, development and the studio writing program application process.

Classes will cover:

  • Hooks/Concepts
  • Arena
  • Loglines & Pitching
  • TV Story Structure
  • Strong Act Outs
  • Tone & Genre Expectation
  • Character Development
  • Dynamic Relationships
  • Conflict and Obstacles
  • Dilemmas & Goals
  • Stakes
  • Theme

… and more. Writers will learn tools to develop their TV scripts, have weekly assignments on concept, pitching, character development, outline, etc.

Additionally, each writer will receive weekly peer feedback and instructor critique and evaluation of weekly assignments and material in a supportive environment.

WHEN: 6 Saturdays starting April 30th to June 11th from 11:00am – 2:00pm (off for Memorial Day Weekend.)

WHERE: Blank Spaces, Wilshire

COST: $595.00

Limit 12 writers

There will be no refunds after 4/28/2016. Please click here for our full refund policy.

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Jul
15
Fri
TaskRabbit Orientation
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Advanced Pilot Lab @ BLANKSPACES LA
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul
16
Sat
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab @ Los Angeles | California | United States

Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab

This 2 week prep + 6-week intensive lab is limited to 8 students and is run like a professional writers room.During lab, you will develop and write your material at the demanding pace expected in a professional environment using Script Anatomy tools.  All classmates are required to devote outside class time to homework, writing and, at certain points along the process, actively participate in the development and story breaking process each week.  In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job.  Working this muscle will benefit you.Aside from helping you develop, outline, and write your script in 6 weeks, Pilot Lab includes writing and business topic lectures.  This unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job.LIMIT: 8 WritersPrerequisite: Televisionary Writers WorkshopClick HERE to register.Click HERE for entire 2016 schedule!

Jul
20
Wed
Content Modeling for Better User Experiences Everywhere: Workshop @ BLANKSPACES LA
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Content Modeling for Better User Experiences Everywhere: Workshop @ BLANKSPACES LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Special workshop event! Made possible by the generosity of our sponsor: Vitamin T.

Get your workshop ticket on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/content-model-workshop

Ready to do some content modeling? Ready to prepare your copy and media for a content management system? Ready to create compelling visual presentations of your content experience, structure, or workflow?

Get hands-on experience with creating a content model for your business and designs in this workshop. Marlowe Beckley, Senior Manager, Content Strategy at SapientNitro, guides us into the details, dirt, and power of content modeling.

Explore answers to questions such as these:

• I have a sitemap. Isn’t that a good enough content model?

• How does content modeling help me create and manage copy and media in a content management system?

• How does content modeling differ from a content inventory or audit?

• How does content modeling help prepare content for every customer on every device?

• How can a content model help me create a more personalized user experience?

This workshop continues where the June 9 introductory event leaves off. Register for the introduction meetup on Eventbrite.

We strongly recommend that attendees to this July 20 workshop also attend the June 9 meetup.

Dinner will be served.

About Marlowe Beckley

Marlowe (formerly Sarah) Beckley is the Senior Manager, Content Strategy at SapientNitro. Her agency experience includes collaboration with DDB Chicago, OgilvyOne, and Razorfish. And for more than 10 years she has put her content strategy experience and skills to work for brands such as HSBC, Allstate, State Farm, and the Options Industry Council. A strong customer experience advocate, Beckley’s experience also includes accomplishments as an editor, technical writer, and IT manager.

Beckley curates tweets and retweets at @contentstrategy and @marlowebeckley.

Get your workshop ticket on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/content-model-workshop

Thanks to our sponsor – Vitamin T!

Televisionary Writers Workshop @ BLANKSPACES LA
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A few spots left!

Need to write a TV spec or pilot?

Accomplish your TV writing goals with the guidance of a pro in 2016!

Want to be a TV staff writer?  Looking to secure an agent or manager?  Working on your network Writing Fellowship applications for 2016?  Or is your ultimate goal to create your own show?  Aspiring writers need at least 1 exceptional spec and original pilot in their portfolio to break in to the business.

Develop and finish your comedy or drama TV specs and pilots and elevate your material with Script Anatomy’s tools and development process and give yourself the best shot at success with…

The Televisionary Writers Workshop

Instructor: Margaux Froley

In this intensive 6 week TV workshop, writers have the option to focus on a TV spec or an original pilot.  Your instructor will guide you step by step through the process of crafting your script from concept to solid outline using Script Anatomy tools.  This applicable and hands on course will help prepare you for staffing, development and the studio writing program application process.

Classes will cover:

  • Hooks/Concepts
  • Arena
  • Loglines & Pitching
  • TV Story Structure
  • Strong Act Outs
  • Tone & Genre Expectation
  • Character Development
  • Dynamic Relationships
  • Conflict and Obstacles
  • Dilemmas & Goals
  • Stakes
  • Theme

… and more. Writers will learn tools to develop their TV scripts, have weekly assignments on concept, pitching, character development, outline, etc.

Additionally, each writer will receive weekly peer feedback and instructor critique and evaluation of weekly assignments and material in a supportive environment.

WHEN: 6 Saturdays starting April 30th to June 11th from 11:00am – 2:00pm (off for Memorial Day Weekend.)

WHERE: Blank Spaces, Wilshire

COST: $595.00

Limit 12 writers

There will be no refunds after 4/28/2016. Please click here for our full refund policy.

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Jul
21
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

Jul
23
Sat
Advanced Pilot Lab @ BLANKSPACES LA
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul
24
Sun
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab @ Los Angeles | California | United States

Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab

This 2 week prep + 6-week intensive lab is limited to 8 students and is run like a professional writers room.During lab, you will develop and write your material at the demanding pace expected in a professional environment using Script Anatomy tools.  All classmates are required to devote outside class time to homework, writing and, at certain points along the process, actively participate in the development and story breaking process each week.  In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job.  Working this muscle will benefit you.Aside from helping you develop, outline, and write your script in 6 weeks, Pilot Lab includes writing and business topic lectures.  This unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job.LIMIT: 8 WritersPrerequisite: Televisionary Writers WorkshopClick HERE to register.Click HERE for entire 2016 schedule!

Jul
28
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Design Leadership Workshop
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Design Leadership Workshop

Design Leadership

Create a shared design vision through communication and leadership

Ever had an innovative and beautiful idea that never saw the light of day? Feel like your organization believes in the value of design, but prioritizes deadlines over fully developed ideas? These are symptoms of unhealthy communication and collaboration. If you feel frustrated, alone, or powerless, we can introduce you to principles and practices that will give you more influence.

In this intensive, 2-day course you will learn from Cooper experts who’ve been coaching companies to deliver better products and services for 20 years. Learn how to diagnose the unique challenges your team or organization is facing and get to the root of the communication roadblocks. Get hands on experience with communications tools like storytelling to promote big ideas and get buy in. Use collaborative techniques that help you create an environment that invites participation. Afterwards, you’ll have the ability to guide the creation of products and services that are financially viable, technically feasible, and that your customers love. Most of all you’ll have the skills to become a leader in your organization.

You’ll walk away knowing:

  • The qualities of great leadership and strategies for leading your team and your organization
  • Approaches for communicating effectively with stakeholders across disciplines
  • How to use your UX skills to understand the needs and goals of each team member to improve collaboration
  • Techniques for selling the product vision with great storytelling
  • How to design workshops and communications tools that facilitate shared project vision
  • How to evangelize User Experience (UX) in your organization

This course is ideal for: 
Designers who want to create buy-in and build credibility within their organizations. Product managers, developers, marketers, and technology experts. Anyone who is committed to a great user experience and wants to develop their leadership skills and communicate more effectively.