MEDIANET NEWS March 20, 2008

MediaNet is closed Friday, March 21 and Monday, March 24 for the Easter weekend. We are open normal hours on Saturday, March 22.



Upcoming workshops

Equipment task force meeting this Saturday, March 22 from 12-2pm at MediaNet
Please review the online discussion and equipment resource links at
You can provide feedback even if you can’t attend the meeting, check out Kirk’s tech blog at:
and leave your comments.


Three workshops on MediaNet equipment:
Technical Director Kirk Schwartz will guide you through the proper use and capabilities of MediaNet’s equipment in these hands-on workshops.
Please contact Kirk or Catlin at if you would like to attend.

Saturday April 12, 12-3pm: Camera Workshop
Saturday May 10, 12-3pm: Lighting Equipment
Saturday May 31, 12-3pm: Sound

Soundscape Interest Group
Wed. March 26th, 7pm at MediaNet

If you are interested in the creation of soundscapes, either as part of a video work or as a “thing in themselves”, check out the monthly sessions.  Usually, but not always, on the third Wed of the month. For more info or to be added to the email list, contact Dianne Searle at 598-0612 or

Watch for more workshop announcements on the tech and workshop blog  at

MediaNet has a subscription to, an internet software training site. You can sign in from the members account on the surfing computer or the edit station in the main office. Come in and check out the multimedia training on (FCP, Soundtrack, Flash, Photoshop). The username is and the member account will automatically fill in the password. To reserve a time, contact Catlin or Kirk.

The FX1 is being fixed again! 😦  Don’t know when it will be back at MediaNet- watch for updates.


Images Alone: Films Created for Silent Presentation
Deadline for submissions- April 20

Create a video  on any topic WITHOUT SOUND,  to be screened on a loop  in a store front window in cooperation with the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria.  Participants will receive 50 volbucks each. If you wish to participate, please contact Catlin or Kirk  at or 381-4428.

Unreal Victoria
August 7-13, 2008

We are looking for images that are surreal, unreal and super-real to be exhibited at the Community Arts Council.
Send us your videos, photographs, three dimensional works and installations. Prizes will be awarded and members will receive volbucks.

Submission deadlines: July 7 for documentation of 3D and installation work
July 22 for films/videos and August 4 at noon for jpegs of photographic work.

Please contact Kirk or Catlin at  ph. 381-4428
or mail submissions to:
#106 – 2750 Quadra
Victoria, BC V8T 4E8

EDGES FESTIVAL – Deadline September 1st

MediaNet is pleased to announce its 4th edition of the “edges” media art festival, scheduled for Nov 13-16, 2008.  The deadline for submissions will be September 1st, 2008.  Got to the website for more information and a submission form:
“edges” is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
for “A Sense of Place”
Deadline for submission: April 10

MediaNet will be submitting an application to the BC government’s “Arts Partners in Creative Development” program, seeking funding for production assistance to commission a series of short films/videos on the theme of personal visions of Victoria’s historical landscape, titled “A Sense of Place”.  MediaNet seeks submissions from its members for short video projects; please send a paragraph description of your idea for a short film (on the theme of investing Victoria’s historical landscape with your own personal vision), along with your CV attached, to by April 10th.  Selected projects will be submitted with MediaNet’s application to the Arts Partners program, and provided production funding if MediaNet’s application is successful.


Thank you to everyone who has submitted work. You will hear the results in approximately two weeks.

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:

Contact: Catlin Lewis

tel 381-4428, email:

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:


4th Annual Dance for the Camera, Summer Intensive Program

July 21 to August 2, 2008

Victoria B.C., Canada

DFTC 2008 is a unique opportunity for established and emerging choreographers, filmmakers, videographers, dancers and visual artists to explore dance/movement for the camera under the mentorship of award winning choreographer, filmmaker, curator, educator and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2006), Ellen Bromberg.

DFTC’s participants are individually assisted while exploring the technical, practical and artistic challenges involved in producing a dance/movement video. Works will be publicly screened on the last night of the workshop.


$1300 Canadian total
$700 Can.  total for B.C. residents

Please send deposit of $100 by APPLICATION DEADLINE of MAY 15TH 2008

For more information, go to our website: (also linked to the MediaNet website
MediaNet is proud to announce our newest summer workshop intensive, The Engaged Body: Live Art/Performative Video
June 23 to July 4, 2008

Victoria B.C., Canada

Deadline for application: April 1st, 2008.

If you are planing to attend, please contact Catlin  with your name and contact information.

The Engaged Body is a 10-day intensive workshop focusing on live performance art and performative video, taught by respected educator and performance artist, Judith Price.

Participants will receive mentoring, feedback and technical assistance while producing performance art pieces and performative video in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Each Participant will leave the workshop with his or her original video project, and works will be publicly screened on the last night of the workshop.

$600 (Canadian) total
$100 deposit should be sent with application form

For more information, please contact program coordinator, Catlin Lewis
(250) 381-4428
Members’ links on the  MediaNet website
See who has their own web site and then send Kirk a reminder to link to your page from MediaNet’s member and friends page at

MediaNet member looking to buy a high 8 camera for dubbing purposes.
Contact Dianne Searle at 598-0612 or


Sony Hi Def FX1 video camera
asking $4000
Manfrotto Head and Tripod
asking $500
contact Russ at 656-5133
Wanted – Camera operator with access to an HDV camera for a shoot on April 13th. I’m looking for someone who can help document a performance (2nd Camera) for 2-3 hours. It’s for a short, humorous no-budget documentary. I can come up with some money to pay for time and equipment but it won’t be full scale. Contact Paul Manly: 250 754-9254 or 604 506-7651
Videographer wanted to shoot a two-hour seminar at MacPherson Hall between 8:00pm and 10pm Sunday, April 1 2008.  You will need access to professional digital camera, suitable lighting equipment if deemed necessary and suitable audio equipment. We have a SONY mini DV we will be using for backup with a professional grade mic and cables you may use if need be. Subject is a single presenter and audience shots. We will provide some direction and would like to set up and test at 7PM. This seminar will be sold on DVD in WMV and as online Flash movie.
Please reply with a quotation including rental fees if applicable.
Contact Rick Austin
tel. 294-1637
The Victoria Land Conservancy is looking for someone interested in documenting the restoration of their latest project, Ross Bay Villa,
a house from the 1860’s due to be completed this year. They would like a record of this work, but it could also be an interesting documentary topic.
There may be a small honourarium.
If interested, please contact Tara Todesco at 479-8399


New Extreme
Opening Reception: April 24, 2008 at 7:30pm
Exhibition runs until May 21, 2008

New Extreme 2008 has five Victoria artists working with 70 students in five high schools.
Together they explore contemporary art practices, create art works in a variety of media and learn how to write artist statements.
The artists and schools participating are:  Gillian Booth working with found object assemblage at Reynolds;
April Caverhill making rag masks at the Girls’ Alternative Program; Gareth Gaudin, creating cartoon zines at Spectrum;
Carey Newman doing glass carving at Esquimalt and Grace Salez producing short videos at Belmont.
New Extreme 2008 will culminate in a group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Please join us in celebrating these talented young Victoria artists.

You are invited to the Sixth Annual Gathering of the Hawke Tribette of Je Suis uno Pittza
April 1, 2008

Assemble at Vancouver and Pandora St. at 8-10 – breakfast provided by Food Not Bombs
2pm speech by Eloise Charet about Kootenay Valley’s water issues
walk to Mile 0 for a pic-nic and teepee painting, Kootenay drums, giant kites and fun

Camera person needed to record Eloise Charet’s speech. If interested, contact E.J. Sutherland at
Also looking for donations of tents, sleeping bags, rain gear etc. to donate to the homeless.

Deluge Contemporary Art and Antimatter Underground Film Festival introduce Ten Foot Films. The free screening series begins this month with:
The Cool School
or how LA learned to love modern art
a film by Morgan Neville
86 minutes, USA

Monday & Tuesday
March 24 & 25, 2008
8pm. Free admission (limited seating)

Deluge Contemporary Art
636 Yates Street, Victoria

The Cool School is the story of Los Angeles’ legendary Ferus Gallery and the birth of the West Coast modern art scene.
The Ferus nurtured L.A.’s first generation of post-war artists. Operating out of a small storefront on La Cienega Blvd., the gallery hosted debut exhibitions and served as a general launching point for Ed Ruscha, Craig Kauffman, Wallace Berman, Ed Moses and Robert Irwin, among many others. By the time of it closed in 1966, the gallery had also played a role in solidifying the careers of many of New York’s brightest lights: Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns.


There will be a public town hall meeting for Victoria, concerning the on-going strike that has closed Victoria area public libraries, at the Fairfield Community Center,  on Fairfield Ave., in the Gary Oak room, on Wednesday, March 27th, at 7 pm, for those who are interested to participate, and/or to bring a video camera and capture the proceedings.  On Thursday there will be an open meeting at the Archie Browning Sports Center.


Fundraising Event – FLOW: For the Love of Water
On April 21st, OC will be celebrating Earth Day with our first-ever fundraising event at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad St), and we want to invite you to join us!

Featuring the Western Canada Premiere of the award-winning documentary Flow: For the Love Of Water (, followed by discussion about local and global water issues, free snacks, cash bar, silent auction and more! Director Irena Salina will be in attendance, along with a panel of distinguished water specialists.

Since 2003, we have served the Victoria community by bringing significant and thought-provoking films, filmmakers and discussion to engage and inspire you.   If OC has engaged or inspired you, please consider donating to ensure that our vibrant cultural event continues to thrive for the next five years and beyond.

Please stay tuned, or visit for more details.

The Canadian First Weekend Club provides information on fiction and documentary films produced,
written, directed or acted by Canadians appearing in major movie houses.
Now Playing: How She Move,
A Winter Tale, Up the Yangtze, Normal
Upcoming films include: Baby Blues,  Emotional Arithmetic, and Amal
For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:


Gulf Island Film and Television School (GIFTS)
announces a two-week Producer’s intensive media camp, May 19-30, 2008
For more information call 1-800-813-9993


6:30 Monday 24 March 2008
Deep Water, 2006, 92 min
Easter Monday

It’s been 40 years since the first solo around the world sailing race. Now, from the maker of the incredible Touching The Void this retelling of the race, the unusual characters attracted by the challenge, and particularly Donald Crowhurst’s story. He was an electronics inventor who hoped the race would prove out some of his inventions and win him the kind of esteem that Chichester had garnered for his solo circumnavigation a year earlier, in 1967. To say the least, the voyage did not go well – and has become one of the great stories of the canon of deep sea sailors’ stories. PG the official website

for more info:

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


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