MEDIANET NEWS January 15, 2009

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 2 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428

Dance for the Camera 2009

Announcing a special early registration fee of $999.00
if you register before February 1, 2009.

For information, go to the Dance for the Camera website
It can also be accessed through the MediaNet website



2009 Underground Aboriginal Art Crawl

MediaNet is looking for film and video works for the Second Annual Underground Aboriginal Art Crawl, titled “The Old Guard is Dead.”

Last year, eleven local Aboriginal artists filled three of the city’s artist run centres with a variety of performances and works. This year, MediaNet will contribute with a showcase of film and video works. The gallery walk will take place on March 13. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2009.

For information on MediaNet’s involvement in the art crawl, contact Catlin at
For information on the event itself, contact the event organizer, Marlaina Buch at

MediaNet film screening at the AGGV, April 30, 2009

Deadline for submissions, March 15, 2009

MediaNet will be participating in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s exhibition, Assume Nothing, New Social Practice.
We invite filmmakers to produce short film and video works (10 min max.) introducing interesting people from their lives and communities. The work may be in a documentary format, but can also encompass experimental elements. There are many ways to tell a person’s story: drawings, photographs and visual poetry are some of many examples.
The screening is inspired by the work of Harrell Fletcher, whose website, Some People, has become an opportunity for individuals to talk about someone important in their lives.

For more information, contact Catlin at


Coming Up: A new MediaNet workshop intensive:

an unusual program for unusual filmmakers
Sat May 9 to Saturday May 30. Members $150 Non Members $175
A three week learning and production program to experiment with a variety of forms and techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their filmmaking horizons through a variety of seminars and workshops. Works created through the program will be screened on Sat May 30 and may be distributed on the internet.
instructors: various

more information and workshop schedule to come.


Coming up at OPEN CINEMA:

Tableland…a Culinary Expedition
(Pixel One Productions, Canada, 2007)
7pm Wednesday 28th January 2009, Doors open at 5.30pm
Cash bar, food sales by Camilles Restaurant, door prizes, more!
$10 donation at the door

From the orchards of BC, the inner city gardens of Chicago to the Napa Highlands and everywhere in between, this sumptuous documentary showcases the successful production of tasty, local, and seasonal food from field to plate. Tableland documents the localvore movement in North America and the success of small-scale artisanal food

Local, organic & seasonal food sales provided by Camille’s Restaurant
Post-Screening Discussion with:

Craig Noble, Award-winning filmmaker

Mara Jernigan, Chef, farmer & educator

Sinclair Philip, Owner, Sooke Harbour House & Vancouver Island Slow Food Convivium

Tina Fraser-Baynes, Organic food producer, educator & activist

Moderated by Karen Hurley, PhD Candidate/UVic Instructor & community activist.


Call for participant for video work

Artist Jeroen Witvliet is looking for people who are athletic, flexible and have experience with dance or movement orientated performance for an endurance piece to be recorded onto video.
Looking for someone who is willing to stumble/fall to the point of exhaustion.
The same movements, stumbling / falling will have to be repeated over and over again.
Single takes for video could be up to 20 minutes or more if one is capable of doing so.
The finished piece will be shown in ( public ) art galleries.
Jeroen Witvliet is a Victoria based visual artist who works with the media of video and painting and has been exhibiting selected work in Canada, USA and Europe for the last 10 years.
Please send email of interest addressed to Grace Salez, production assistant, at

Medianet member, Monique Cartesan, has entered her video, See You, in an on-line competition. Go to


The MediaNet tech blog is back! Go to




Grant Writing with Peter Sandmark
Sat Jan 31 – 1 PM $5 members only
Just in time for the Canada Council – how to write grants with MediaNet’s grant guru Peter Sandmark. Call to register. You should have a project or outline of a project for which you wish to make a grant application
Please register in advance


Membership Orientation
Sat Feb 7 – 1 PM
Please note that members who have not attended an orientation will have their equipment privileges restricted after this time.

Photos for Video
Tues 10 Feb – 7 PM $5 members $15 non members
Learn how to properly size and format photos for your video as well as basic motion techniques and the “Ken Burns” effect for video
instructor – Kirk Schwartz
Shooting your Project in HD
Sat Feb 21 – 1 PM $5 members $15 non members
Learn the basic work flow for shooting your video in HD – how to capture it, what to do with it and how to export it for computer, internet and DVD
instructor – Kirk Schwartz


Membership Orientation
Tues March 3 – 7 PM
all members are required to have attended a membership orientation before being granted equipment access. Please register in advance
Burning Data and Movies to DVD
Sat March 14 – 1 PM $5 members $15 non members
Get to know the difference between Movie DVDs and Data DVDs and when to burn the best type for your needs
instructor: Kirk Schwartz

Voice Overs and Voice Recording
Using QuickTime Pro and Final Cut on the Mac or on an external recorder
Tues March 24 – 7 PM $5 members $15 non members
Learn the best voice mic techniques as well as how to record voice overs using QuickTime pro or right into Final Cut
instructor: Kirk Schwartz


Members Orientation
Sat 4 April – 1 PM
all members are required to have attended a membership orientation before being granted equipment access. Please register in advance
Production Forms and Releases
Tuesday 7 April – 7 PM $5 members $15 non members
Understand the basic forms and releases you require to make sure you can show your work to the public anywhere, anytime.
instructor: Kirk Schwartz
MediaNet Cameras
Sat 18 April – 1 PM $5 members only.
Learn about how to best use the variety of cameras MediaNet has to offer. For new members or as a refresher for current members
instructor: Kirk Schwartz


MultiCam shoots and basic multicam editing
Sat May 2 – 1 PM $5 members $15 non members
Learn how to set up your multicam shoot and then how to put it all together in Final Cut.
instructor: Kirk Schwartz

Members Orientation
Tues 5 May – 7 PM
all members are required to have attended a membership orientation before being granted equipment access. Please register in advance

Stay tuned for announcements of more member facilitated workshops


Are you looking for some courses in basic MacIntosh skills? Simply Computing, next door to the Roxy Theatre on Quadra St., are offering the following courses:

To find out more about these and other Apple events, please visit:

Saturday, Jan 10, 2009: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, at Simply Computing & Cameras – Victoria
Digital music on your iPod
Learn about digital music on your iPod

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, at Simply Computing & Cameras – Victoria
The world of digital photography – Buying a Digital Camera
Buying tips for Digital Cameras

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, at Simply Computing & Cameras – Victoria
Computer buying tips.
Buying a Mac- Which Mac are you?



This Saturday – Opening – Intruded Landscapes

Photographs by Pete Rockwell
Video Installation by Kyath Battie
Paintings by Charlotte Bell

at the Collective Works Gallery, 1311 Gladstone Ave., 7pm
show runs from January 16-30

This Saturday – Art’s Birthday
Open Space, 510 Fort St., 12pm – 6pm

Join the celebration of Art’s Birthday with Open Space, MediaNet and the Community

Arts Council of Greater Victoria.

The day includes: networked sound performances from Andreas Mueller and Norman Lowery

connecting the Victoria event with artists around the world.

12:00 pm Birthday cakes by Lindsey Miller and card signings followed by musical

chairs supported by the New Music Workshop Group and video projections by Grace


12:45 pm Networked performances by TransAtlantic-Transcontinental Cultural

Exchange with Andreas Mueller (Germany), Norman Lowrey (New Jersey), and others

with local musicians and LaSaM.

1:30 pm Pin the tail on the donkey and pinata breaking organized by John G

Boehme, ending with a grand finale Happy Birthday singalong.

2:30 pm Birthday Wish for the Arts: a community conversation lead by Chris

Creighton-Kelly, Peter Sandmark and Sandy Mayzell.

(Magician, the Great Giffoni may make a special guest appearance.)

For more info, phone 250-383-8833


Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria

Independent Media Artists Competition for Short Films & Videos

The CACGV invites submissions for our Practicing Artist Awards for 2009 in Media Art.

$1000 will be awarded in each category of Personal Expression and Experimental Expression. Three awards of merit and two of honourable mention in each category.
Personal Expression may include personal documentary, family, or impressionistic works.
Experimental Expression may include works which push the boundaries of technology, form or substance

1. Limited to works 15 minutes or less in duration. Must be submitted in DVD or CD only (installation proposals may be submitted in pdf format on DVD or CD
2. Must have been produced within the last three years.
3. Not eligible: corporate or sponsored films/videos, music videos, programs slated for broadcast or previously broadcast on television.
4. Entrants are limited to directors who are residents of the CRD.
Entires must include:
1. A DVD (NTSC only) copy of your work.
2. A one-page resume outlining your training and any current professional experience, noting any previously created works. Please insure your contact information is current and complete.
3. Three photos from the work and a one-paragraph description of the work.

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2009
Submit entries to: Attn Practicing Artists Awards
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria
G6 1001 Douglas St
Victoria, BC, V8W 2C5
Awards will be announced at the Opening on Friday April 24, 2009. Finalists will be notified one week before the Opening. Mailbacks only with a self-addressed envelope stamped with sufficient postage.
CACGV reserves the right to use award winners names in publicity materials and may request the right to use show clips in promotion.

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 19 January 2009
The Man Who Planted Trees, 1987, 30 min
also: One Man, One Cow, One Planet, 2007, 70 min

Tonight we’re all about the environment and how the actions of individuals can change the world in a big way. First, the wonderful animated 30 min story The Man Who Planted Trees follows a man who quietly, persistently goes about reforesting a bleak countryside. One Man, One Cow, One Planet follows a similarly determined New Zealander who is helping farmers in India reclaim their lands’ health by guiding them back to organic farming.

Partnering with Life Cycles and special guest, traveler and organic farmer, Laurent Guillou.

For more information visit
Movie Monday is a free event, every Monday in Victoria, B.C.
Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices

In cooperation with the Victoria Symphony,
LaSaM presents

Removing the Demon
Sunday, February 1, 2009, 8 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 1273 Fort Street at Moss
Tickets $10 (or 3 New Currents tickets for $25)

Gavin Bryars Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Martin Bartlett Five Directions
Pauline Oliveros Removing the Demon or Getting Your Rocks Off


The Canadian First Weekend Club –

First Weekend Club is a non-profit organization that strives to build audiences for great Canadian films through grassroots initiatives such as special screenings, Q&As with talent, premiere parties, movie alerts and much more! First Weekend Club is a free cross Canada film club that encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings.

Now in Theatres: Saving Luna at the Sidney Star Cinema, 9842 3rd St. Sidney BC.

More info and Trailer

For more upcoming Canadian feature films go to:


Information on Projects, Residencies, Bursaries, and Submission Requests to other media arts centres

are listed in the on-line version of the newsletter only. Please go to:

Digital Media Coordinator paid position

Digital Media Coordinator, Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society

January 13, 2009


Cineworks is looking for a temporary part-time DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR with working knowledge of Avid, Final Cut Pro and Pro Tools and a passion for film. The ideal candidate excels at problem-solving technical issues, understands multiple video and film formats and enjoys helping filmmakers through the post-production process.

Starting salary $18/Hour, approximately 25 Hours/Week

Interested applicants with the above qualifications can forward their resumes to with the header’ “DMC Position” no later than Tuesday, January 20, 2009. We thank all applicants but please note that you will only be contacted if we are able to offer an interview.



UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries
Deadlines varies upon the destination.
The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose them to cultural diversity.
The Programme offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide.




The CFC Feature Film Project (FFP) is a comprehensive development and production focused mentorship program that offers emerging Canadian feature filmmakers full training, mentorship and 100% financing to develop and produce a dramatic feature film.

Visit: for more information on application criteria and submission details.


The Cineplex Entertainment Film Program is a five-and-a-half month complete immersion in the art and business of dramatic filmmaking for directors, producers, writers and editors. Our alumni are masters of their craft, working across Canada and the world.

The next application deadline is February 9, 2009 – visit us online at to apply now!


The International Documentary Challenge returns to Hot Docs in 2009!

For the third straight year, The International Documentary Challenge
returns to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in
Toronto. This year’s challenge takes place March 5-9, 2009 with
registration opening on January 5, 2009. Hot Docs dates are April 30 –
May 10, 2009.

Check out the new Doc Challenge website where you can learn more about
the event, view films and hear directly from past participants about
their exhilarating experiences:


Call for Submissions

The Akron Independent Film Festival

Deadline: January 31st, 2009.

Now accepting submissions for the 2009 festival. We are eager to see all types of work — from experimental to music video to narrative — from all levels of filmmakers.

submission form at:


Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival

Deadline: February 13, 2009

The fifth Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival, organized by the Cowichan Intercultural Festival of Film & Arts Society, takes place in Duncan, British Columbia. Many of the festival events are held on the traditional lands of the Cowichan people, in the Cowichan Region of southern Vancouver Island. It is with the generous support and partnership of the Cowichan Nations that we celerbate Indigenous film and art, featuring an international slate of films, art, and dance.

More information:


Canada Council Art Bank

DEADLINE: February 16, 2009
The Canada Council Art Bank launched a request for submissions of artworks by Canadian artists of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American or mixed racial heritage to enhance its collection of original contemporary Canadian art.

Dreamspeakers International Aboriginal Film & Television Festival, Edmonton
Deadline: February 28, 2009

The Dreamspeakers Festival Society supports and educates the public about Aboriginal culture, art and heritage. It is a resource for Aboriginal filmmakers, for directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, technicians, actors, musicians, storytellers, artists and craftspeople. The Society is also a resource bank  a way to get in touch with Aboriginal filmmakers, performers and artists. And through Dreamspeakers, Aboriginal people receive training in arts, culture and
festival operations.

More information:




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