May 17

MEDIANET NEWS – May 17
office hours Mon-Fri 9 am to 1 pm

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TONIGHT! MEDIANET MEMBERS MEETING – SCREENING AND TALK WITH COLLEEN CRAIG – MAY 17

Evening screening with Member Colleen Craig on Thursday 17 May at 7 PM. MediaNet office. “Ms Pudding”, and clips from a recent work featuring a local First Nations community working to teach thier traditional weaving techniques to a new generation. Come, see and talk about filmmaking with Colleen and other MediaNet Members.

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UPCOMING MEDIANET WORKSHOPS:

DOCUMENTARY FILM SLAM – MAY 18 START DATE!

Still have time to get involved! MediaNet invites all local filmmakers to register for the Slam Doc filmmaking challege on or before 18 May. Filmmakers must not shoot any footage before 18 May. Short doc film projects (less than 15 min), any style, any subject, any theme; must be shot, edited and finished in 10 days – Friday 18 May – Sunday 27 May; doc’s must be submitted by noon on Sunday 27 may, awards in Bronze, Silver and Gold categories; judging and prizes at screening on Sunday May 27 , starting at 7 PM at Railyards Cafe, 101 Regatta Landing (on the Galloping Goose trail).

For more information REGISTER WITH KIRK – 381-4428
technical@media-net.bc.ca
or visit
http://www.media-net.bc.ca

To view mini doc’s produced at the recent MediaNet mini-doc workshop visit
http://www.edgesfestival.com/edgecasting.htm

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DANCE FOR THE CAMERA – CALL FOR DANCERS

Call for Dancers – to participate in the Dance for the Camera Intensive Summer program. Work with filmmakers and choregraphers from around the world under the direction of award winning choreographer and educator Ellen Bromberg. No tuition for dancers participating in film/video projects. For more information visit
http://www.danceforthecamera.org/ or mailto:gsalez@island.net Deadline for applications extended to May 31, 2007

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CREW CALLS AND PRODUCTION NOTES…

MediaNet member Richard Nicole is looking for Videographers and lighting Techs
for two upcoming films. “Vignette” a surrealistic sensual short. “Ballet in G Minor” a tragic love story. Written and directed by Richard Nicole. Produced by Emerrem Productions C.A. Production : Late summer through winter 2007. Postproduction : Fall 2006 – spring 2008. Please Contact richard@richardnicole.com

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Interviewees Wanted

Do you know anyone who rents a storage unit at one of the many self-storage facilities in Victoria? Giuseppe Buccoliero and Michael Korican are making a short documentary and
would like to do some interviews with renters sometime between Friday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 22. Please phone 598-9474 or email selfstorage@informediation.com
Thanks!

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MEDIANET MEMBERS SEEK EXTRAS & CREW
“Seeking Cast & Crew For a shoot on Sunday May 27th”

“This notice is for anyone who is interested in acting, or helping as crew in our independent film, here in Victoria BC Canada. We have been shooting an independent 40 minute action thriller on HD for a year, and we only have a few small addins and transitional sections left to complete. We are looking for four male and eight female extras, between the ages of 13 and 35 to come out for a day. In these scenes, the extras are in the principal shots as they play a critically important role to drive the action of the movie. The scenes involve; people crossing at an intersection, a few couples enjoying moments in paradise, women interacting with one of the motorcycle riders, and a few women humiliating another rider. If you are interested, please send Dorin two head-shots by e-mail, and don’t hesitate to ask for further information. We are also looking for crew to come out and help. Everyone that helps will get great exposure in our film, for the particular production contribution, whether lighting, camera, sound etc…, for only one day of effort! or even half a day! All levels of experience are welcomed! If you are interested, or simply want more information, just contact us by e-mail or phone! Or, if you know anyone else who may be interested, let them know!!!”

Dorin Cernat, Director / (250) 589-1599 / dorin_cernat@shaw.ca

Christopher Ruffell, DOP / (250) 516-0211 /
chris@teack.net

Note* shoot date is weather dependent, and date may be changed

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MediaNet member Brian Walsh now has his speaker promotion video on YouTube.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1fQxmVi2vN4

You can help him out by viewing it, and giving him 5 stars!

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MEDIANET WEBSITE:
Check Kirk’s tech and workshop blog for the latest on new MediaNet equipment :

http://www.media-net.bc.ca

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OTHER NEWS
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Video Art Therapy
Open Space, 510 Fort St.
Friday May 18, 2007
8:00 pm
Free
Brian MacDonald, Aston Coles, Scott Evans, Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie, Tor Jørgen van Eijk, Bryce Janssens, Kate Lackey, Thomas Shields, Matt Skillings and Neil Cooke-Dallin
VICTORIA – Award winning Victoria videomaker Brian MacDonald will premiere Video Art Therapy #1: journey to a distant planet at Open Space on Friday evening, May 18 at 8pm.
Video Art Therapy #1: journey to a distant planet is the first in a series of videos that aspires to make video art a useful commodity by providing therapeutic benefits for the viewer. A reassuring voice will help those who wish to escape depression or anxiety by guiding them on a fantastic virtual journey to an unexplored planet. Images of pretty lights, magic tricks, and ingenious sculptures are set to soothing music to facilitate relaxation and enable a temporary escape from a stressful world. Featuring sculptures by Aston Coles, Scott Evans, Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie. Video art by Tor Jørgen van Eijk with music by Bryce Janssens and voice by Kate Lackey.
Brian MacDonald has developed his own unique style since the early 2000s, a style that reflects his fondness for narrative and interest in the relationships between intimacy, sexuality and solitude. To date, he has made 16 videos, most of them short works in which he observes human behaviour and emotions. With great sensuality he films bodies and faces, ironically exposing the fragility of situations that can turn tragic. His two most recent videos, both medium-length, are formally more ambitious, reflecting a mastery of editing, a profound knowledge of cinema, and an avid interest in the atmosphere of science-fiction films.
1 Nicole Gingras, Brian MacDonald -Volte-Face, solo program at Festival international du film sur l’art, Montreal, 2007.
Kollins

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AUDIOSPACE – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2007

http://www.openspace.ca/audiospace/2007/2007-call-for-submissions.html

Open Space Artist-Run Centre in Victoria, BC, Canada, announces a Call for Submissions for Audiospace, a web-audio site on the Open Space website openspace.ca. In its 35 years of supporting and promoting experimentalism in the arts, Open Space has a long tradition of discussing and exploring the practice and impact of new media and new methods of audio dissemination. We continue the adventure with the 3rd edition of Audiospace and a Call for Submissions, Where Does It Begin? developed by sound artist Chantal Dumas.
Where Does It Begin?

For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be

– Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

“The question of how a work of art comes into being is a fascinating one. At one time or another, we have all had the experience of being struck by a piece of art. We ask ourselves: were did that idea come from? In general, we all agree about the elusive nature of the creative process, and confronted with our inability to define how it works, we choose to talk of mystery.

The creative process allows the passage from the unconscious to the conscious and to the visible. I am interested in understanding where it all begins — the internal movement, and its materialization:

What is the starting point of the creative act? What is it that generates an emotion, a turbulence so strong that it provokes the need within us to create something? At what moment does a piece of art start to be «written»? What path does it follow? What is it that allows it to pass from inside to outside? What is it that leads to its materialization via sound, paper, color, or movement?

These questions are at the core of sound art. I am inviting you to reflect on them by creating a short sound piece of your own.

Here is a starting point from which I suggest you work. The rest is up to you.

ATMOSPHERE: spicy. STYLE: confined. COLOR: elegant.

Duration: 7 minutes maximum
Dynamics: as necessary
Please attach to your submission a short text answering these two questions:
When did you feel that the work was starting to be «written»?
How did that first become evident to you?”

-Chantal Dumas, March 2007
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

By June 15, 2007 please submit your project electronically to Open Space New Music audiospace.openspace@gmail.com with the subject heading SUBMISSION and include the following:

– MP3 format audio file (192KBit/sec)*, between 5 and 7 minutes
– One paragraph Bio
– Description of the work

(* Other file or streaming formats are acceptable, but becomes the responsibility of the submitter to provide support for users.)

All submissions will be open to public listening, discussion and a jury selection process via the openspace.ca site from June 16 to September 14, 2007.? Submitting artists are invited to maintain a virtual presence on the openspace.ca site through the duration of the contest through forums and other forms of interaction with Chantal Dumas, other participants and site visitors. All submitted works will be featured during a Virtual Live Audiospace event September 15, 2007 at Open Space and remote locations TBA, during which the results of the public jury process will be announced. All submitted works will become permanent additions to openspace.ca and will be featured until the next Audiospace edition.

$600 will be distributed amongst winners of categories to be determined by the participants through the contest. This year’s edition of Audiospace is intended to explore the connection between artists and the jury process by involving them directly, and also with the nature of digital audio and new forms of audio consumption. Artists will be encouraged to discuss these topics amongst themselves and with visitors to openspace.ca

For questions and comments about audiospace, please direct emails with Audiospace in the subject heading to: audiospace.openspace@gmail.com

Open Space
510 Fort Street
Victoria, BC
http://www.openspace.ca
250.383.8833

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MOVIE MONDAY

Eric Martin Pavilion
THE QUEEN
MAY 21, 6:30 pm
http://www.moviemonday.ca

in the 1900 block of Fort St. Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices.

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CineVic’s InfinEight Super 8 Celebration

CineVic: Society of Independent Filmmakers will host infinEight – a Super 8 Celebration. Deadline for Submissions early July! Get cracking making your Super-8 film!
The screenings will take place Aug 17, and 18th at St. Anne’s Academy. More info: Kemi Craig, CineVic, Tel: (250) 389-1590 office@cinevic.ca http://www.cinevic.ca

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – FILM AND VIDEO – DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2007
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
TORONTO, CANADA
OCTOBER 17-21, 2007
http://www.imagineNATIVE.org

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is seeking features, shorts, documentaries, dramas, comedies, animation by international and Canadian Indigenous filmmakers and producers; all genres and lengths and first-time and emerging directors & student films welcome. Submissions form available on their website at http://www.imagineNATIVE.org. There is no entry fee. The festival pays screening fees for programmed works. For more information, please contact the festival office at 416.585.2333 or email aannett@imagineNATIVE.org, or visit web site http://www.imagineNATIVE.org.

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The LAB CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2008/09

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is requesting submissions from artists and curators for The LAB 2008/09 series. The LAB is a contemporary art space within the Art Gallery designed specifically
for presenting challenging and dynamic experimental projects. Artists will receive exhibition fees as well as project assistance of up to $1500. FOR MORE INFO regarding The LAB : nstanbridge@aggv.bc.ca Attention: Nicole Stanbridge, Curatorial Assistant, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street, Victoria BC V8V 4P1, Submissions must be received at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by
5 pm closing Friday, June 1st 2007

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