MEDIANET NEWS December 20

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 2 pm, Sat 9 am – noon

MediaNet is closed for the holidays from December 22 to January 3, 2008. However, the office will be open for one day,Thursday December 27 from 9:00 to 1:00, for  pick up and drop off of equipment.

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WORKSHOPS and NOTICES

Workshop with Don White

MediaNet and ViFPA are pleased to announce that the legendary Don White is coming from Vancouver February 9th & 10th (last weekend of the Victoria Film Festival), to offer two workshops in developing documentary structure

The Saturday evening workshop “Developing Basic Documentary Structure” http://www.documentarystorystructure.com/Upcoming%20Seminars.html is open to all MediaNet members (admission $10). It is appropriate for all members interested in creating documentaries.

The Sunday day long intensive workshop has very limited enrolment. Interested members must email a one page outline by December 21st and attend the Saturday evening session. The workshop is most appropriate for members with a project in development (cost is $125) http://www.documentarystorystructure.com/Upcoming%20Workshops.html

People who have participated in Don’s intensives say the process can be painful – but is truly helpful.

Watch for more workshop announcements on the tech and workshop blog  at http://medianettech.wordpress.com

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-The Sony PD100 is out of commission. Please bear with us as we will be a camera short for the near term.

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MEDIANET SUBMISSIONS Requests

Homecomings
Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2008

We are looking for film and video works surrounding ideas of place/ displacement, real and invented histories, abandonment and reunion, internal and external quests for a sense of place or belonging and the ghosts that haunt us.
A screening will accompany the exhibit Graeme Patterson: Woodrow at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
See http://www.graemepatterson.com

Submission Requirements:
– Works should be no longer than 10 minutes in length
-Please attach an artist statement with a brief biography
-film and video stills appreciated
-works should be sent as DV tapes or DVDs

Do not send original copies. Include a SASE if you wish to have materials returned.
We encourage works in all genres and from diverse communities.

Fees will be paid for works accepted.

Please send submissions to:

MediaNet
106-2750 Quadra St.
Victoria B.C.
V8T 4E8
Canada

Please direct enquiries to

Catlin Lewis
Program Curator
info@media-net.bc.ca
250-381-4428
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Medianet seeks articles on media arts, film and video, and film reviews for our new on-line magazine, launching in 2008. Members with selected writings will receive volbucks, and new members may use this towards their required volunteer hours. There is no deadline for submissions. Share your thoughts, ideas and knowledge.

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Call for submissions

REEL DANCE FILM FEST, July 25, 26 and August 2, 2008, in Victoria, BC

Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2008

showcasing dance films from around the world!

The festival will present two evening programs of engaging dance films selected from entries submitted by May 1st.

For info and an entry form: http://www.reeldancefilmfest.com

Contact: Passia Pandora, Reel Dance Film Fest organizer

tel 381-4428, email:   reeldance@media-net.bc.ca

Reel Dance is presented in conjunction with MediaNet’s workshop, Dance for the Camera (DFTC), an intensive summer program for choreographers, filmmakers, and dancers. A third program at Reel Dance will be an eclectic screening of new works produced by the participants of the 2008 Dance for the Camera workshop. Find more information on the Dance for the Camera website:  http://www.danceforthecamera.org

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Rick and Susy Raxlen’s first-time collaborative effort PRAY-PLAY
will be shown at the Victoria Film Festival in Feb.2008. Scratch and draw on film
techniques and a funny Albanian brass band music track makes it a fun hi-energy piece.
3 min.16mm transferred to mini-dv 2007
postprod. Kevin Hartley

For more info see rick

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Members’ links on the  MediaNet website
See who has their own web site and then send Kirk mailto:technical@media-net.bc.ca a reminder to link to your page from MediaNet’s member and friends page at http://www.media-net.bc.ca/medianetinformation/mnfriends.html

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Member Ryan Bresser announces a new website launch, containing music, news and information on his latest activities  http://www.rymoran.com

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Ernie Tomlinson, an experienced film-maker and member of Media Net has launched a website profiling his eclectic abilities. Note on the front page under “Rates” that he has a sliding scale. He says that this can include volunteer work for Media Net members within reasonable limits. Check it out.

Interpretive Design
250 390 1047
Cel 729 1778
http://versatility.tv/

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MEDIANET MEMBER SEEKS CAMERA OPERATOR

MediaNet member Raymond Painchaud seeks a volunteer interested in operating a video camera for documenting a music concert, part of the bluegrass music series, Mountain Jubillee.  Dates to be determined.  If interested call MediaNet 381-4428 and leave your name.  Volunteers will get free access to the concert!

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MEDIANET GIVEAWAYS

A few AVID editing manuals to give away.

A 300 watt computer supply to give away.  Contact Kirk 381-4428.

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FOR SALE

Sony Hi Def FX1 video camera
asking $4000
Manfrotto Head and Tripod
asking $500
contact Russ at 656-5133
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AROUND TOWN

The Canadian First Weekend Club provides information on fiction and documentary films produced,
written, directed or acted by Canadians appearing in major movie houses.
For upcoming Canadian feature films go to
http://www.firstweekendclub.ca

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Gulf Island Film and Television School (GIFTS)
announces a two-week Producer’s intensive media camp, May 19-30, 2008
Register by Jan 31/2008 and receive a  $200 discount
REGISTER @ http://www.GIFTSFILMS.com
For more information call 1-800-813-9993

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West Coast Screenwriting

Winter Screenwriting Blitz!

WHEN:  January 18, 19, 20

(Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)

WHERE:    Bay Film Studios in Maple Bay

Cost: $250 (tax inc.)

For full details visit http://www.westcoastscreenwriting.com

or contact Keith Digby  250-743-2439    digbyk@shaw.ca

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MOVIE MONDAY

Eric Martin Pavilion
Stuart Saves His Family
Saturday December 22, 6:30 pm
(Closed Monday, December 24.)
for more info: http://www.moviemonday.ca
in the 1900 block of Fort St. Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices.

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