The Workshop Summit

The NorCal Film Expo Workshop Summit is dedicated to providing a platform for emerging talent to learn, grow, and hear from industry leaders. Our mission is to not only foster individual growth but also to elevate the Northern California film industry as a whole.


The Workshop Summit will consist of three interactive workshops led by some of Sacramento's top storytellers. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring great filmmakers and tech leaders from Northern California discussing upcoming tech, art, and the future of our industry.

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In this workshop Director of Photography Aaron Leong will be taking attendees through shooting a fight scene. He will layout the scene, work with a stunt team on the scenes choregraphy, and film it.

Aaron Leong has 20+ years of experience in the industry. He has been a director and cinematographer for features, commercials, documentaries, and more. Aaron has also been a steadicam operator for 18+ years.

Virtual Production

The Virtual Production workshop will be showing attendees how to create a scene in Unreal Engine 5. The workshop will cover everything from building a set and lighting to virtual cameras, motion capture, and how to edit. At the end of this workshop you will be on the road to using Unreal to create a film, pre-vis your next shoot, or even create game cinematics.


After the workshop attendees are encouraged to stick around to get hands on with Unreal and the virtual production gear.

JJ La Britt is a live-action cinematographer turned cinematic and layout artist. JJ got his start in Sacramento shooting commercials at CBS 13. After some time freelancing in LA, he ended up at Cloud Imperium Games eventually taking on work as a creative lead for trailers. He is now a cinematic designer at EA's BioWare working on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf and a virtual production specialist.


This workshop is recommended for new commers to film or those who wish to brush up on the basics, the subjects that will be addressed are: What a Director is, The Different Types of Directors, Shot Lists, How to Pick Your Shots, Shot Coverage, The “180 Rule,” How to work with a Cinematographer, How to work with Actors, and Leadership.

D’Adonis Moquette, a Director/Producer based out of Sacramento, CA who is mostly known for directing the PBS documentary “Citizens of Planet Earth” and the film “Little Mamba” inspired by Kobe Bryant.

The Expo 2023

Thank you to everyone for participating in the inagural 2023 NorCal Film Expo. We had a a massive turnout with over 300 attendees. A huge thank you to our amazing vendors, sponsors, speakers and partners! Please take a look at the 2023 participants below. See you all in May!

The NorCal Film Expo aims to showcase innovative services designed for filmmakers, VFX artists, animators, game devs, and other creatives in Northern California.


Our goal is to provide a platform for networking, collaboration, and innovation amongst industry professionals and our next generation of aspiring creatives alike.


The expo show floor will showcase a diverse range of cutting edge services and resources tailored to meet the needs of our trades.

2023 Expo Partners
2023 Expo Vendors
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