MEDIANET NEWS March 19, 2009

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

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

Early registration deadline, April 1, $1100 CDN
$1300 CDN by final Deadline of June 1
$700 for BC residents

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 CDN by deadline of June 1

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.


MediaNet member Fran Benton is looking for submissions for her roving video trailer project

A mobile video exhibition built into a box trailer, pulled by a Toyota Matrix, will be driving to various locations in Victoria this summer. There are 4 viewing ports in the trailer, two on each side. In each port is a DVD player and headphones. When a good site is located the video artist and driver park the car and trailer, set up the trailer and a roof sign, start the videos running, and then greet the visitors.

Fran is looking for works no longer than 3 minutes (1-2 min ideal) to be seen by the public. As this project is funded by Fran there are no entry fees or artist fees.
Dvds of your work can be submitted to the MediaNet office, Attention : Fran Benton, re. Roving Video Project

The MediaNet tech blog:


This Saturday, March 21: Burning Data and Movies to DVD
$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
NEW! – 15 April – 7pm Basic Music Composition for Video with Ryan Bresser

Award-winning composer and filmmaker Ryan Bresser will lead you through the basics of creating music for your video
with a focus on the creation possibilities (loops and recording) in garage band and soundtrack

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



Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 23 March 2009
The World’s Fastest Indian, 2005, 127 min

This story is a film based on the legendary New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro and his highly modified Indian ‘Scout’ motorcycle. Munro set numerous land speed records for motorcycles with engines less than 1000 cc at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the late 1950s and into the 1960s. Many of his records still stand to this day. Burt’s a real guy. Anthony Hopkins plays him in this biopic, apparently very true to his gregarious, resourceful self, and true to the odyssey Burt travelled to get to his Salt Flats destination from New Zealand with almost no money and threatening health problems. PG13

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

7pm, Wednesday, March 25 Department of Visual Arts Camosun College Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Presents Jennifer Baichwal’s film, The True Meaning of Pictures,
a feature length film on the work of Appalachian photographer Shelby Lee Adams
Lansdowne Campus, Young 216

for more info, contact Brenda Petays, 250-370-3380

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 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


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.

Canadian Films now playing: The Green Chain, Stone of Destiny, Pontypool

For more information on 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:


The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) is Canada’s oldest festival dedicated to exhibiting films and videos by North American artists of Asian heritage. It is committed to supporting both emerging talent and established filmmakers. Visiting artists have included Jessica Yu, Justin Lin, and Michael Kang, as well as BC filmmakers Mina Shum, Julia Kwan, Nilesh Patel, Eunhee Cha, and Jeff Chiba Stearns.

VAFF invites submissions for its 13th annual festival, November 5th-8th, 2009. Early bird deadline is April 30th; final closing deadline is May 31st (postmarked – no exceptions).

All films in the Open Call must include a North American Asian in a key creative role (writer, director, producer). Earlybird entry fee: $10 (CDN or US); Regular entry fee: $20 (CDN or US). Entry fee is non-refundable.

For more information and submission guidelines, visit or email us.


2009 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival

Call for entries: Deadline to submit: Friday, June 19, 2009

The 8th Annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) invites
artists to submit their work to one of North America’s longest-running
indigenous film and video festivals, happening this November 18-22,

Submissions are now being accepted in seven categories. WAFF pays
screening fees to artists and there is no submission fee for entries
received on or before the June 19 deadline (with a $25 late fee
applying thereafter).

For complete rules and entry forms, go to,
or email



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