MEDIANET NEWS March 5, 2009

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


Aboriginal Underground Art Crawl

The Crawl will take place on Friday, March 13 from approx 4:30pm on, with a MediaNet video screening at 8pm at the Community Arts Council, G6 1001 Douglas St.

For information on times and locations, go to:


5th annual Dance for the Camera 2009
Intensive Summer Program
July 18 to July 31

DFTC 2009 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, Ellen Bromberg.

For information and an application, 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

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.

Program fee: $600 CD.

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

A new MediaNet workshop intensive: Experiment

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 include: Peter Sandmark, Kirk Schwartz, Rick Raxlen, Grace Salez, Leanne McLarty (Uvic film studies professor), Scott Amos, Jamie Drouin, Farheen Haq.

more information and workshop schedule to come.


BC Arts Council Project Assistance for Media Artists
NOTE: Guidelines are currently under revision. Please note that for 2009 there will only be one deadline of May 31st. For additional information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Arts Awards Programs, Walter Quan, (250) 356-1728,



MediaNet film screening at the AGGV, April 30, 2009

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

The MediaNet tech blog:


Burning Data and Movies to DVD
TIME MOVED TO Sat March 21 – 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


New 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

New 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



Chamber music concert – Alex Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora
Music of Mozart and Hayden, featuring MediaNet member Paul Worth as Mozart!

Thursday March 5th 7:30 pm
an assortment of chamber music performed by accomplished Victoria Conservatory of Music faculty

Orchestral concerto concert –
Friday March 6th 7:30 pm
Featuring the Conservatory Festival Orchestra
and instrumental soloists

The personalities of Mozart and Hayden played by
Paul Michael Worth
Graham Croft

Tickets: 15$ adults 10$ students
Available at MacPherson Playhouse
or at the door

For Information call 250-386-5311 or

Vancouver Island School of Art announces “Video Doodle,” taught by Peter Sandmark
March 7, 8; 10 am to 5 pm, $150

The Vancouver Island School of Art presents a weekend workshop by MediaNet Executive Director, Peter Sandmark, about using video for creating art. Since the advent of moving pictures, artists have made art films. Now, digital cameras are as accessible as paper and pencils. This video doodle workshop will demonstrate how to make short art videos and upload them to the internet. Ideally students should have their own digital cameras, but some cameras will be available. No experience required. The instructor, Peter Sandmark, has an MFA in Open Media, and is a former film making teacher at Concordia University. To register, or for more information contact:

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 9 March 2009
Bella Coola To Berlin, 2007, 48 min

With director Barbarah Hagar – including a short piece about making the film.

In 1885, a Norwegian artifact collector named Fillip Jacobsen traveled to our coast to find a group of Aboriginal dancers to perform in the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg and in other cities in Germany. Jacobsen met a group of nine Bella Coola (Nuxalk) men who were looking for work, and they took the job performing their traditional dances in Germany. Their contract required them to exhibit themselves before the public in the performance of “Indian games, the use of bows and arrows, singing and dancing, speaking and otherwise in showing the habits, manners and customs of the Indians” to the curious Europeans. This documentary tells the strange story of their year away, thoughtfully told, creatively reconstructed from archival documents, combined with present day interviews with German scholars, Nuxalk elders and cultural leaders. Presented by filmmaker Barbara Hager also director and producer of The New Canoe and director of her recent MM hit, Motown High.

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


What Really Happened? The Politics of Documentaries: Truth, Fiction and Interpretation

This course is being put on by continuing studies community forum March 12, 2009 – University of Victoria

Here is the link to the course details:

It is being moderated by Dr. Colin Macloed and Heather MacAndrew.

Kira Borden
Administrative Assistant
Arts & Science Programs
Division of Continuing Studies
University of Victoria
Phone: 250-721-8458

Free classes at Simply Computing
2639 Quadra St next to the Roxy
Instructor: Chris Kruger / Simply Computing

Chris Kruger is a video editor and graphic designer who has been working with Final Cut Pro and related Studio programs for a number of years. He recently edited ‘Mulligans’ – a feature film shot in Victoria which has screened at over 50 festivals around the world including the 2009 Victoria Film Festival, and had a short of his own, ‘Coffee Music’ in the 2009 VFF as well. He also works for the Victoria Film Festival as Outreach Coordinator, working with local high schools to encourage students and classes to produce shorts.

Sunday March 15th
Final Cut Studio 1:00 to 5:00

Sunday April 5th
Final Cut Express 1:00 to 3:00

The FCP Express classes are introductory FCP / Livetype. The FCP Studio class will also cover the other programs – DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack, Motion, Compressor, FCP, Livetype. Both classes include tips and tricks to organizing your project files, cutting various genres – and answering FCP questions as they come up. RSVP to

LOCATION: Courtenay Recreation Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay BC
TIME AND DATE: Monday, March 16th – 10:30 am to 2:30 pm (1/2 hour break at noon)

SPEAKER: Lodi Butler, Director of Development Initiatives at British Columbia Film, will review the programs available which support the growth of a sustainable domestic film, television and digital media industry.

Call INfilm at 250-287-8972 or email to register for this FREE workshop.

GIFTS – Free Tuition
We are offering the Media Production program March 22-28, at no tuition costs. This is a
savings of $685.00. We are only charging the room and board costs. There
are 10 spots with free tuition and if you know of a member who would like to take advantage of
this savings, please contact our office ASAP. You can also register
directly @ WWW.GIFTSFILMS.COM Contact: Betsy Fairbrother
GIFTS Registrar

Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria

Independent Media Artists Competition for Short Films & Videos

Deadline for submissions moved to: April 30, 2009

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.

Submit entries to: Attn Practicing Artists Awards
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria
G6 1001 Douglas St
Victoria, BC, V8W 2C5
Finalists will be notified. 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

Spring 2009 adult and youth programs now enrolling. Please confirm all start dates with Studio
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.

Opening This Weekend – One Week

Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) was just diagnosed with a terminal illness. He should be in a hospital. He should be with his doting fiancée (Liane Balaban) and family. He should be dealing with the news.

But instead, all he wants is to go on a road trip – on a motorcycle no less.

In search of a profound experience, he rides from Toronto to Tofino, stopping at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life and for a chance to really live, even for just “One Week”.

For more information on upcoming Canadian feature films go to:



This is a non competitive documentary showcase, organized by Fundacion Octaedro, a non-for-profit organization based in Quito-Ecuador whose main objective is the enhancement of the arts and sciences in our country.

DOCUMENTA’S main goals are to bring the work of documentary filmmakers from around the world together with our city’s audience, as well as open a space for permanent audiovisual exchange.

DOCUMENTA will take place in November 2009 in Quito. All projection will take place in our 60-people auditorium.

more info


Ed Video Media Art Centre (Guelph)
Ed Video Media Art Centre is launching it’s annual call for programming submissions.
DEADLINE: March 6, 2009


9th Annual Bicycle Film Festival (US)
The 9th Annual Bicycle Film Festival is making a call for entries for it’s next editiion.
DEADLINE: March 7, 2009


Brooklyn International Film Festival (New York)
Submission are now accepted for the 12th Brooklyn International Film Festival
DEADLINE – Final: March 15th, 2009


Cine-Asie National Video Portrait Contest (Montreal)
2nd Annual Cine-Asie National Video Portrait Contest is making a call for entry for it’s next edition.
DEADLINE: March 15, 2009


EMMEDIA Crash! (Calgary)
EMMEDIA is seeking exhibition and curatorial proposals exploring CRASH! for the 2009-2010 programming year – Homegrown Curatorial Mentorship Program + Guest Curator Program.
DEADLINE: March 16, 2009


Framing Harper: A National Portrait Contest (Canada)
Framing Harper: A National Portrait Contest
You may create your Stepehn Harper portrait using any media. Oil paint, video, soapstone,
sound, macaroni and pipe cleaners… anything goes.
DEADLINE: March 31, 2009


Human Rights DocFest (Victoria)
Human Rights DocFest 2009 is now accepting submissions.
DEADLINE: April 15 2009
Info :


Green Movie Fest (Winnipeg)
Make old film footage and obsolete video cameras come to life in the Winnipeg Film Group’s first upcycled film program.
DEADLINE: April 15, 2009


Emerging Artists Exhibition! (Vancouver)
InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre is now accepting submissions for the 9th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition!
DEADLINE: April 24, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.


YoungCuts (Montreal)
YoungCuts, the Premiere Showcase for Great Short Films by the Best Young Film Makers 25 and under, is now accepting submissions for the 2009 YoungCuts Film Festival.
DEADLINE: May 15th, 2009.


Oboro Call for shorts (Montreal)
Creators of all ages, disciplines, and origins; a new prize has been created.
The GEORGES-LAOUN-OPTICIEN-OBORO Super Short Film Prize will be awarded to
an original production of 3 minutes or less.
DEADLINE: May 15, 2009




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