MEDIANET NEWS April 17, 2008

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



Homecomings Screening

May 1, 7:30pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St.

Come and see film and video works by MediaNet members and others around the theme of  “homecoming.” The screening will be shown in conjunction with the exhibit Woodrow by Halifax-based artist Graeme Patterson.

For more info, go to


Upcoming workshops

Workshops on MediaNet equipment:
These workshops  give an opportunity for members to ask technical questions about the equipment. They are strongly recommended for anyone desiring more knowledge about our cameras, lights or sound.
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 May 10, 12-3pm: Lighting Equipment
Saturday May 31, 12-3pm: Sound

Watch for more workshop announcements on the tech and workshop blog  at
Equipment – see the online discussion and equipment resource links at
You can check out Kirk’s tech blog at:
and leave your comments.

We still have three certificates from the Gulf Island Film and Television School for half-price tuition
for three of their spring workshops: 10-day Activist documentary Program (May 2-11) Adult Media Intensive program (May 11-17) and
Two Week Producers’ Intensive Program. In addition, ALL MediaNet members are eligible to receive a 25% reduction in tuition costs.

Go to: for a description of the courses or come by MediaNet to pick up their brochure.

The first three people to express interest in the offer will receive the certificates.

MediaNet  has a year’s 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.


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.

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

Deadline for application May 15

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

For more information, go to our website: (also linked to the MediaNet website
Unreal Victoria
August 7-13, 2008

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.

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.

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.

Vantage Point, MediaNet’s on-line magazine of critical discourse on the media arts, is looking for writings on artistic process
and “the invisible economy of the arts.”
Send us your thoughts, musings and ideas.

Contact: Catlin Lewis, Editor
381-4428 or
To view current issue, go to

Artist’s video exchange project

Northern Video Art Port

Artists, send one video art DVD to N.V.A.P, 2664 Fuller Terrace, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 3V7 for participation in Northern Video Art Port, a domestic video art exchange service. Videos must be the work of the sender and must be accompanied by one self-addressed, padded envelope, sufficiently stamped to secure Canada’s greatest postal distances. Do not include a bio, C.V. or statement. With every video the artist submits to N.V.A.P (a maximum of three videos, independently mailed), they will receive another artist’s video in return that they are obligated to screen privately or publicly. N.V.A.P will not inform the artist of the new location of their video, however, the artist’s contact information will be provided to the receiver. Contact is not necessary. N.V.A.P requests that receivers refrain from asking the artist for a bio, C.V. or statement in relation to the N.V.A.P video screening. Senders should not expect the return of their work. N.V.A.P is for video art senders
and receivers in  Canada only. Payments for N.V.A.P’s services are encouraged, but not necessary. For additional information contact:
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
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

Claremont Secondary School is seeking a Videographer with experience in HD
for the recording of our theatre production Anything Goes. Videography experience
is an asset. We would like two or three HD cameras to be used.
The production runs from April 30th- May 10th. Any day from the 30th to the 10th is acceptable for you to come.
Karl Schoepp may be able to provide the equipment. Having your own equipment would also be great.
The video must be edited in a month. We will duplicate it ourselves. We are offering $750, but this is negotiable.

Please contact Karl Schoepp at or 727-0213 if you are interested.

AGES 12 – 17
Shawnigan Lake, BC
Two sessions: JULY 10- AUG.10

If you have a passion for film (digital): including
scripting, shooting and editing and enjoy working with
youth, you may be interested in joining us at eaglearts for
a lively summer of learning. With a core philosophy of personal
and social transformation through the arts and a mandate of developing
responsible young artists who long to change the world, we are a summer
camp that brings in participants from around the world who love the arts.
We teach dance, drama, music, and the visual arts. Its non stop but its a blast!

Interested parties should send cv or resume and letter of interest to
Anisa Skuce-Newell at


Production Instructor: Youth Animation Project
JOB POSTING:Quickdraw Animation Society
Production Instructor: Youth Animation Project (Full Time – 11 Month Contract)
Deadline to Apply: April 21st, 4:30pm.

Submit to:                email(at)
Or mail/drop off:      Quickdraw Animation Society
#201 351-11th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 0C7
(403) 261-4767 -phone

for more info go to

The Youth Animation Project is a program for community action through animation involving 16 participants between the ages of 15-30. Youth work as a team to create animations on issues related to Youth, social action and the environment. Quickdraw Animation Society’s 2008 program welcomes all youth, including immigrant youth, Aboriginal youth, street-involved youth and others who face barriers to employment.

Reporting to the Team Leader and working directly with and in support of the staff of the Youth Animation Project, the Production Instructor will provide professional, expert and courteous educational support and instruction to a class of 16 youth facing buriers to employment. The Production Instructor is able to manage a production-focused classroom, to work with groups on projects, to identify and support the learning styles suitable to each participant and to encourage the creation of unique and independent animation. The Instructor will have hands-on knowledge of digital editing production and animation software, including: Toon Boom, I-Movie, Garageband, Final Cut Pro, a sound editing program, Lunchbox and Stop-motion software. Highly organized, energetic and a positive self-starter who thrives in an evolving and fast-paced environment, the Production and Animation Instructor is also sensitive to the needs of at-risk youth, and competent in dealing with complex social situations.


Development Coordinator: Aboriginal Youth Animation Project
JOB POSTING:Quickdraw Animation Society
Development Coordinator: Aboriginal Youth Animation Project
Deadline to Apply: April 21st, 4:30pm.

Submit to:                email(at)
Or mail/drop off:      Quickdraw Animation Society
#201 351-11th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 0C7
(403) 261-4767 -phone

About the Project
The Aboriginal Youth Animation Project is a project for community action through animation involving Aboriginal participants between the ages of 15 and 30. Youth work as a team to create animations on relevant issues, while learning life-skills and job-search techniques. A pilot version of the project was actualized in September, 2007. In March of 2008, a second pilot project was taken off-site for one week to Tsuu T’ina Jr/Sr Highschool. Quickdraw is looking to expand this project into rural and remote communities.

The Position
Reporting to Quickdraw Animation’s Executive Director, the Development Coordinator is responsible to develop off-site animation outreach initiatives for Aboriginal Youth. Using the knowledge, experience and connections accumulated through the pilot project, the Development Coordinator will orchestrate the project’s development – including expansion into rural communities.
Video Contract, University of Victoria

I am looking for someone who may be able to work with our Institute at U Vic to complete the development of a DVD that has already been shot.  It would be a short turn around time of about 6 weeks (for the end of May) – there is about 15-17 hours of footage – one camera with a few shots from a second camera for variation – and one tape with 6 short interviews – The footage was of a 2 day conference – the DVD will capture the highlights of the speakers plus interviews and be about 30 to 40 minutes in length…

Contact: Joy Emmanuel
Researcher Director BCICS
(250) 853-3208
Interim Administration Support Position, VIVO Media Arts Centre
Applications should arrive via email, by 6 PM on the the deadline date,
Saturday, April 19.

Interim Administration Support Position
2 days / 14 hours per week                      $14 per hour

Position Overview:
The Interim Administration Support Position is responsible for providing administrative and financial support to the VIVO Management Collective, the Board Treasurer and the Finance Committee.

Contract Dates and hours:  ASAP through July 15, 2008; 2 regular days on site (Monday-Thursday); 11am – 6pm

Reports to:
The VIVO Management Collective

For more information, contact VIVO Media Arts Centre:
phone:  604.872.8337



The Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival
April 17-20, 2008, Cowichan Theatre, Duncan BC
Cowichan Ticket Centre: 250-748-7529.

Rapidly becoming a must attend event, the 4th annual Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival will feature films from Australia, Brazil and  Hawaii, from the sunswept lands of the Navajo, to the frozen lands of the Innu and Dene, Mohawk, Ojibway, and the Vancouver Island Kawguilth.

For more information contact:
Louise McMurray
Film Cowichan


Open Cinema Fundraising Event – FLOW: For the Love of Water Screening and Live Auction
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. There will also be complimentary food courtesy of Paisley Restaurant/Sanctuary Cafe, freshly brewed Level Ground Coffee, and cash bar (20% goes to OC, so please drink up!). Plus we have dozens of great silent and live auction items which you won’t want to miss.

20% of all proceeds will go towards VIDEA’s Women For Change Water projects in Zambia (

Admission is by donation and we will be able to issue tax receipts for all donations over $10.
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.

Nhan Duc Nguyen- Artist’s residency
Open Space
April 1 to 30

During his residency at Open Space, Vancouver artist Nhan Duc Nguyen is collecting materials to create a Vietnamese shrine, dedicated to the spirit Lao, who has influence over civic matters. Construction of the shrine  will coincide with Citizenship Week in October 2008 as part of British Columbia’s 150 Year Celebration. The artist is calling for community involvement which could take a number of forms:

Making origami flowers and boats
submitting a short essay, letter to the editor, poem or story about a current topic in Victoria
Clips from newspaper articles, pamphlets or stories about the city
Sending a passport-sized photo to be part of the city’s DNA makeup.

For more information, contact Helen Marzolf at Open Space: 383-8833
go to

New Extreme
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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.


Victoria Motion Picture School OPEN HOUSE
Saturday May 3rd 10am -3pm
751 Discovery Street Victoria (off Douglas by Traveller’s Inn)

Everyone is invited to come down and join us for coffee and donuts and watch how we make movies.

For more information call us at 381-3032
e-mail us at or visit our
website at
The Canadian First Weekend Club provides information on fiction and documentary films produced,
written, directed or acted by Canadians appearing in major movie houses.

They are now launching a DVD Club.

The first DVD to be selected is “Snow Cake”

For more information, Go to

Canadian films now in theatre:
Up the Yangtze, Normal
Upcoming films include: Numb, The Stone Angel and Amal
For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:

6:30 Monday 21 April 2008
Lars and The Real Girl, 2007, 106 min

A very nerdy young man adopts a lifelike doll.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson

for more info:

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




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