MEDIANET NEWS Sept 17, 2009

Mon-Fri 9 am – 1pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428

Please Note: mediaNet is currently running its EcoDoc program.
During the next two weeks, technical support and equipment will be limited for those
not registered in the program.


MediaNet’s second annual EcoDoc program
workshops: September 12-19, production: Sept 20- Aug 4, screening: Oct 7

MediaNet is pleased to present “eco doc”, a program for filmmakers/ videographers and environmentalists to meet and produce short documentary films about issues relating to the environment, global warming and sustainable development.

Eco Doc seminar open to the public:

Friday, September 18, 7pm
Tom Shandel
Creating the Documentary: A Producer’s View
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, G6 -1001 Douglas St.

From “The Corporation” (1999) to “America, Love it or Leave it” (1990), from the founding of Medicare (“Bitter Medicine” 1983) to “Kerouac” (1997),
Tom Shandel has been making documentaries that take the pulse of the times. Tom will share his insights and his knowledge about documentaries
and what makes them work.

Contact MediaNet for further information at 250-381-4428 or email at

See videos from our 2008 EcoDoc program. Go to

MediaNet has an intern! Grace Han from King George International College (ESL) will be here with us for the month of September to  help out generally and  with EcoDoc. Welcome Grace

Congratulations to Monique Cartesan for winning the Monday Magazine photo contest
in the category of “Heaven and Earth!”
MediaNet Submission Request:

MediaNet is looking for films and videos by our members for an exhibition in the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria.
The show will run from November 19 to 25. Works should be no longer than ten minutes – two shorter works may also be submitted.

Please bring your dvds or dv tapes to the MediaNet office, care of Kirk or Catlin.

MediaNet is on Facebook! See postings of our latest events. Become a fan of MediaNet!
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Vantage Point on-line magazine

Vantage Point is an on-line magazine of discourse on the media arts.
Go to

Submit to Vantage Point! Send your thoughts, ideas and musings to

For Sale:   Gildecam 4000 + Body Pod + Arm Brace  Excellent condition $495.00

Glidecam 4000 Pro: hand-held camcorder stabilizing system designed for cameras
weighing from 4 to 10 pounds.
Body Pod: A lightweight rigid support system which, when used with the Glidecam 4000 Pro, hand-held stabilizers, allows all the weight of the system to be supported by your body.
Arm Brace: An accessory designed to distribute the weight of a Glidecam 4000 Pro,
stabilizer over the entire forearm of the operator.

Contact Richard 250 885 6451


120G Hard Drive for Sale

Brand new NEVER USED 120G Hard Drive in case (powered thru USB cable) $135.
– excellent as backup drive for laptop or for video projects – REALLY compact  – 3″wide x 5″long x 3/4″ thick – fits easily in pocket or purse.

Contact Chris at 250-588-8138 or

The MediaNet tech blog:


Town Hall Meeting on the Arts
Thursday, September 24
Open Space Arts Centre, 510 Fort St. (second floor)

Join Carole James, Leader of the Opposition, Spencer Herbert, MLA & Opposition Critic for Tourism, Culture and The Arts, and friends for a conversation on the value
of the arts, culture and heritage.

Cinecenta presents Rocksteady

Rocksteady is a documentary on the fathers of reggae music,
playing this friday, September 18, at cinecenta, at 7pm and 9pm.
Co-produced by Moss Raxlen,who arranged the music performances.

Not unlike the Buena Vista Social Club, Rocksteady focuses on the reunion of a group of musicians, who in the 1960’s
pioneered a form of music called Rocksteady. The style of the music is slow and soulful, and the movement only lasted for about three or four years, between the cranked up rhythms of ska and the more rock-influenced reggae music of Bob Marley.

On Saturday, there will be a cd release party at Solstice Cafe from 7-11pm.

110,000 folks caught the free live show by these funky musicians at the jazz fest in Montreal
this july!!!!

An Evening with Target Theatre
Thursday, October 15, 2009
6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Langham Court Theatre, Victoria BC

Victoria Target Theatre Society (Target) welcomes you to a rare opportunity to see two of Target’s most popular plays in public performance.  The two pieces that you will see are “I’m Still Here”, a research-based piece on living with dementia, which weaves several real-life stories together to present a moving and ultimately hopeful look at dementia; and “I’m Herbert”, a hilarious look at the lighter side of memory loss. At intermission, you will be invited to support Target by attending the silent auction and reception. Target’s work is well-known and valued by a range of audiences from Physicians and other Health Care Professionals, to Family and Friends groups associated with older persons, and this will be your opportunity to see and support the good work of this dedicated group of mature actors.
Thank you for your support and thank you, in advance, for passing this message along to others.
6:15 – 7:00 PM Doors Open – Welcome Reception
7:00 – 7:20 PM Introduction & Performance “I’m Herbert”
7:20 – 8:00 PM Reception and Silent Auction (closes at 7:50 PM)
8:00 – 9:00 PM Performance Continues “I’m Still Here”
Please arrive no later than 6:40 PM for pre-reserved seats.
Admission by Donation
Contact Target if you wish to pre-reserve a seat.   Business Manager: 250-477-6054

Contact Improvisation classes in Victoria

Contact Improvisation is a mix between dance and martial arts.
Classes run Sundays, Sept 20 to Dec 13
at Cook and North Park.

$160 for 13 weeks, $16 drop-in.
for more info, contact Billy Adam Gottleib at 250-589-8655

CineVic wants your films for Sweet 16: a 16mm Celebration!
CineVic is calling for submissions of Canadian 16mm short films for a Nov 7, 2009 screening. The films must have been completed within the past 16 years, under 20 minutes, have been produced on 16mm, and be directed by a Canadian. CineVic will be paying artist fees according to the IMAA rate schedule. Preference will be given to films that can be screened from a 16mm print.

The screening will take place at St. Anne’s Academy. If you have a film that you would like to submit, please contact Krista at (250) 389-1590 or for further details and an application form.

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 21 September 2009
Saving Luna, 2007, 92 min
with filmmakers Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit

This is the touching story of a solitary young killer whale who showed up in Gold River in 2004. He was lonely and befriended people – and life became complicated for the whole community. For three years the filmmakers documented the story.

“Along with breathtaking cinematography, the filmmakers talk about the web of life, interconnectedness and the pitfalls of anthropomorphism. More than anything, they ask us to consider the wall between humans and the natural world” Katherine Monk.

Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit are writers and documentary filmmakers based near Sidney, British Columbia. They specialize in telling stories of the relationships between people and our natural world.

6:30 pm and 8:15 pm Monday 28 September 2009

Can’Tswer and Kilimanjaro slide presentation, 2008, 16 min

For this special event there will be 2 screenings tonight.

Ten years after his leukemia diagnosis, Ryan Hendren is a survivor who is reluctant to take risks and move forward with life. The opportunity to take a backpacking trip through the Andes Mountains changes his and his perception of his cancer experience – from one of Survivor to Thriver.

For more information  visit

Movie Monday screens every Monday in Victoria, B.C. Admission is by donation.
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

B Channel News Victoria – call out

B Channel News, a new online local video news collective, is looking for
videographers, on-camera reporters, video editors, journalists,
columnists, web designers/techs, and other volunteers to help us create a
new form of online interactive news media.

B Channel crews have been out filming events around town, and we have one
sample page up at to demonstrate what we hope to

Though we are hoping to attract dedicated volunteers who are willing to
work with us on a regular basis, we are also accepting submissions of
articles and videos. Consider becoming a freelance reporter with B

The B Channel News Collective meets every Sunday at 1pm.
Email for meeting location, or call 250-857-NEWS

“Tango!” looking for camera, sound and lighting people

The Producers of an upcoming television series called “Tango!” are looking for camera, sound and lighting people interested in working on their production.

contact: Lou Albert (Producer / Director)
250 882 4241


Led by award-winning actress, director, producer, Helen Shaver (Castle, The Bridge, Summer’s End), mid-career women directors advance their story-telling and leadership skills at the acclaimed Women In the Director’s Chair Workshop in Banff.  ACTRA actors, professional and volunteer crew are also invited to apply.

WIDC 2010 Director deadline: September 30, 2009
WIDC 2010 Actor / Crew deadline: October 31, 2009

CTV WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) – St John’s Session
Open to all mid-career women filmmakers.  Held in collaboration with and at the St John’s International Women’s Film Festival, October 20 to 24, 2009, four mid-career women filmmakers are selected for an intensive mentoring workshop with 6 months follow up towards their career goals. CAM sessions will also be held in Vancouver and Toronto (March 2010).

CAM St John’s Deadline: September 15, 2009

For more information about applications and scholarships contact:
Carol Whiteman, WIDC Producer
Toll Free T/F: 1.877.913.0747
WIDC 2010 Newsletter:

Gulf Island Film School

Attention BC Youth, 13-24 yrs old: We’re looking for great ideas – $2500 great!

Announcing Invent the Future 2009: GIFTS’ biggest contest yet!

Grand Prize: $2500 cash (4 available)

Most Online Votes: Flip Mino HD Camcorder (4 available)

or Win Just For Voting Online: 2010 Olympic Tickets (3 pairs available)

In partnership with BC Hydro, GIFTS is proud to present the 2009 Invent the Future Contest!

Do you have an original, innovative energy conservation solution that you would like to share with others? It’s time to start getting paid for your ideas! Just submit your idea online in the form of a 30-60sec video or short written essay submission before November 8th, 2009, to win!

For full contest details and info on our celebrity judges, plus links to the Invent the Future Facebook Group and Twitter Pages, please


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


(1) THE AUDITIONING DILEMMA & SOLUTIONS. Instructor: Joanne Wilson
September 21st – October 26th. (6 sessions) Mondays 7 – 10 p.m. Cost: $275.

(2) ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES. Instructor: Joe McCoy (Nearly sold-out!) September 22nd – November 10th. (8 sessions) Tuesdays 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Cost: $ 395.00

(3) THE WORKING ACTOR (Continuing Studies). Instructor: Joe McCoy
September 23rd – November 11th (8 sessions) Wednesdays 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Cost:  $395.00

(4) ADVANCED STUDIES (10 sessions) Thursdays 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Cost: $435

Visit website: for additional program information & bios

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.

The First Weekend Club is covering the Toronto International Film Fest

Canadian Films playing at TIFF:  Chloe Dr. by Atom Egoyan, Cooking with Stella Dr. by Dilip Mehta and more!

The DVD club is discussing “The Necessities of Life”

Canada’s official Foreign Film Academy Award Submission for  2009. The Necessities of Life,  “brilliantly personifies a difficult chapter in  Canadian history (circa 1952). Ungalaaq beautifully portrays Tivii, a  displaced Inuit suffering from tuberculosis. Far away from his loved ones,  unable to speak French, on the verge of death, and facing an completely alien world in a Quebec sanatorium, he is saved only by the love and caring of a  white Sister Nurse and a young orphan boy caught between the world of the  Inuit and that of the “White man”.

For more information on upcoming Canadian feature films, and joining the DVD club, go to



Information on Employment, 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:

John Hobday Awards in Arts Management
Application deadline: September 30, 2009



Dazibao is an artist-run centre dedicated to the dissemination of
contemporary photography. Through exhibitions and publications Dazibao
supports artistic practices and theoretical reflections that offer
innovative approaches to photography or that propose fresh links with
other disciplines. The centre serves as a launching pad for young
artists, and as an ideal place for more established artists to initiate
and disseminate new projects. Dazibao welcomes artists from Canada and

programming is established by combining the submissions received as
part of the call for proposals and/or from the initiatives of the
board. Please submit only once a year.


1. a maximum of 20 slides, well identified, accompanied by a slide list
(title, medium, size and date) or CD-ROMs (formatted in PowerPoint, MAC
compatible) or DVDs (video work) (we will not accept web links or any
variety of digital images sent by e-mail); please do not send original
2. a clear description of your project
3. an artist statement
4. a curriculum vitae
send a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage if you
want your application to be returned to you, otherwise it will be
disposed of.

If you are sending a submission from outside of Canada, please send
postage in the form of an international money order, international
reply coupons or international stamps.

Submissions must be postmarked no later than September 1st 2009 or January
1st 2010. If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline
moves to the next business day.

We do not accept proposals via e-mail. Incomplete submissions or
submissions sent after the competition closing date will not be

Results are communicated within six months.
Please send only one proposal per artist.
Send to :
Dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles
4001 rue Berri, espace 202
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4H2



In a joint collaboration, Dazibao
and PRIM are excited to offer a unique residency for an artist to
produce and exhibit a project. The chosen proposal will consider the
specific mandates of both organizations and consequently, will raise
issues pertinent to photography and challenge its relationship to
sound, video and digital media.

selected artist will have one year to complete his/her project. The
equivalent of up to $8 000 in equipment and facilities from PRIM will
be accessible to the artist, based on PRIM¹s current rates. (PRIM
reserves the right to limit the number of hours per domain). PRIM will
offer the artist $1 000 for training in audio and/or video (non
transferable, no cash value). For artists living outside of the
Montreal area, a financial assistance of $2 000 in lieu of living
expenses will be offered.

The project will then be presented during the 2010-2011 programming year at
and will benefit from the same promotional and technical support
applicable to the regular programming of the centre. The artist will
receive exhibition and reproduction rights in accordance with RAAV and
CARFAC rates.

1. a curriculum vitae
2. an artist statement
3. visual documentation of your previous work
4. a precise description of your project proposal, the technical equipment
and facilities required to produce the work and the technical equipment
and assistance necessary to disseminate the work
5. a budget of the project¹s technical production

The overall innovation of the project
The project¹s pertinence to contemporary art practices
The synthesis between the proposed content and the technology used

send a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage if you
want your application to be returned to you, otherwise it will be
disposed of.

If you are sending a submission from outside of Canada, please send
postage in the form of an international money order, international
reply coupons or international stamps.

Submissions must be postmarked no later than October 1st 2009. If this date
falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next
business day.

We do not accept proposals via e-mail. Incomplete submissions or
submissions sent after the competition closing date will not be

Results are communicated within six months.
Please send only one proposal per artist.
Send to :
Dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles
4001 rue Berri, espace 202
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4H2



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