MEDIANET NEWS April 24, 2008

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 2 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
May 1, 7:30pm
at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St.
Come and see a screening of films and videos by MediaNet members and others exploring ideas of place, family, and real and invented histories.
Free with gallery admission.

New Extreme
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Opening Reception: Tonight! 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.


Upcoming workshops
Wed 7 May, 7:00pm
Garage Band with Ryan Bresser
come and get the lowdown on GarageBand, the music program on your mac, with award winning musician, filmmaker and MediaNet Member Ryan Bresser. Garage band can help you: make loop based music for your films; record voice; add sound effects; record instruments. Just about everything you need for completing a soundtrack or making original soundscapes. Please contact Kirk or Catlin if you would like to attend:

Workshops on MediaNet equipment:

These workshops provide 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

Equipmentsee 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

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.


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
We are also looking for dancers for the program. Please go to the website and click on “call for dancers.”

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:


The Engaged Body: Live Art/Performative Video


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

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,” film reviews and interviews.
Send us your thoughts, musings and ideas.
Contact: Catlin Lewis, Editor
To view current issue, go to

Congratulations to MediaNet member Janet Marie Rogers who won the regional leg
of the CBC Poetry Face-Off competition in February.
This week, you can hear all the winning regional poems on CBC one from
11:30am to 12 noon, and vote for your favourite.
On-line voting begins this Thursday April 24th from 12 noon to midnight.
Follow the link below for poem samples and voting.
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:

Dance artists (choreographers, companies, dancers, filmmakers) may submit work for consideration for ROMP! 2008 and 2009 by completing and submitting an online application only.
1- Please fill out the online application completely and press SEND
2- Send via post ONLY: your support material (VHS/DVD of the proposed work); promotional images on CD (optional); a $20.00 processing fee for works under 20 minutes and $35 for works over 20 minutes.
MUST ARRIVE on or before June 16th , 2008
click here for The ROMP! Festival CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS or visit:


Call for Submissions – Film and Video

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
OCTOBER 15-19, 2008

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. We are currently seeking features and shorts of all genres and lengths made by international and Canadian Indigenous filmmakers and producers. We encourage submissions from first-time and emerging directors and student films are welcome. There is no entry fee.
To submit:
Download the film and video submission form on our website OR
Complete an online submission form that will be available after April 21st at
Deadline: June 1st, 2008
Mail submissions to:
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 417
Toronto, Ontario


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

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


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

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

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.

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:


7:30 Saturday 26 April 2008
Loose Change Final Cut, 2007, 92 min
The 9/11 Truth group in Victoria presents this controversial documentary: “Using witness testimony, expert analysis, news footage and corroborating evidence this film exposes the inconsistencies and blatant lies put forward by the Bush administration in the hours, days and weeks after the Twin Towers and the Building #7 imploded into their own tracks.”

6:30 Monday 28 April 2008
Steep, 2007, 92 min
“This RIDICULOUS big mountain skiing film will blow you away! Not only incredible action but a compelling story line involving the history, modern day adventurers and a deep exploration into why people intentionally put themselves in harm’s way for the ultimate high.”

for more info:

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



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