MEDIANET NEWS January 29, 2009

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

Coming up: MediaNet Edgecasting on Shaw Cable (channel 11 )

Our Edgecasting 2 program features the following works by MediaNet members:

Adrift by Farheen Haq
CreamPuff Theory by Grace Salez
Frieda by Maureen Bradley
Homelessnation by Rose Henry
Self Storage by Stacey Horton and Maureen Bradley
Into the Light by Christin Keeler

The program will be aired on the following days and times:

Saturday, Feb. 14th 9:00 AM
Sunday, Feb. 15th at 10:00 PM

Saturday, Feb. 21st at 3:30 PM
Sunday, Feb. 22nd at 11:00 PM

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

The Engaged Body: Live Art/ Performative Video
June 21-28, 2009

Early registration fee of $400 if you register before March 1, 2009

The Engaged Body is a week long intensive workshop focusing on “live art”- performance art as embodied actions, and performative video works – taught by respected educator and performance artist, Judith Price.

For more information, please go to the MediaNet website and click on Engaged Body
or contact Catlin at


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

The opening reception for Assume Nothing: New Social Practice is Tonight (January 29) begining at 7:30pm. This is a great time to see the exhibition, meet many of the artists, and enjoy food and refreshments.

Deadline for film and video 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.

The MediaNet tech blog is back! Go to



Grant Writing with Peter Sandmark
Sat Jan 31 – 1 PM $5 members only – STILL SPACES AVAILABLE!
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



TONIGHT! – OPENING at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss St.

The opening reception for Assume Nothing: New Social Practice is Tonight (January 29) begining at 7:30pm. This is a great time to see the exhibition, meet many of the artists, and enjoy food and refreshments.

This weekend, there will also be a Symposium to accompany the exhibition
Friday, January 30, 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, January 31 – February 1, 9:30am- 5pm,

at the University of Victoria, Harry Hickman Bldg. Rm 105
For more information, go to

Saturday, January 31

The Responsibility Is Shared With All The People Here
A play by Harrell Fletcher at Langham Court Theatre, on Saturday, January 31st at 2pm and 8pm

Harrel Fletcher is a participating artist in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Assume Nothing: New Social Practice.

See his web art project, Some People, at

Tickets are $10.00, available at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria


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.

SCREEN ACTOR’S STUDIO. 845 Fisgard St, Victoria V8W 1R9

Winter 2009 Adult Programs now enrolling.
Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 2 February 2009
Disfigured, 2008, 96 min

Lydia, an overweight sales clerk, nearing 30, is still struggling with feelings about her body and its place in the world. Darcy, a recovering-anorexic in her mid-20s, has the same issues from a different perspective, is introduced to Lydia and they begin a friendship. Then Lydia gets involved in a sexual relationship with Bob, an overweight man. Stirred emotionally by this new romance, Lydia asks her new friend for anorexia lessons. When Darcy lets Lydia inside her secret inner world, it forces both women to confront buried feelings about their bodies.

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:





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