MEDIANET NEWS AUG 25, 2010

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca
MediaNet is moving! Our new address is #110, 2750 Quadra St. It is located in the same building, down the hall from our present location.
We will take residency in our new office on August 31.
We will be closed on Monday, August 30.
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Eco Doc 2010
Workshops Sept 12 to 19; Production Sept 20-Oct 4
Screening Oct 5, Victoria Event center
Still some spaces available!
EcoDoc is a 3 week program for filmmakers and environmentalists to  realize and communicate their vision to the Victoria public, to BC and to the world. MediaNet, in partnership with The Community Arts Council of Greater  Victoria is presenting a week of seminars and workshops for the EcoDoc participants and to the community.
We are proud to have MediaNet members and Media Partners join with us to bring a mentored filmmaking program to the Victoria community.
During the 3 week period of EcoDoc all participants will have access to MediaNet’s production and editing facilites and the technical support of MediaNet with Mentors Kirk Schwartz, Scott Amos and Anna Malkin. Participants will be guided in working with Final Cut and Final Cut Express as well as support for audio and video aquisition.
Production ends 3 Oct
The registration fee for the program is $175 (or $150 for MediaNet members) and guarantees participants a  space in all the workshops as well as access to MediaNet equipment and editing facilities (rental costs included in the registration fee). As well, participants will receive ongoing technical and production mentoring. There are a limited number of spaces available in this program.
To sign up for the program call MediaNet at 250-381-4428 or send us an email
Watch the videos from EcoDoc 08 at  http://media-net.bc.ca/videopages/ecodocvideos2009.html
Watch the videos from EcoDoc 09  at   http://media-net.bc.ca/videopages/ecodocvideos2009.html
EcoDoc workshop schedule
(free for participants, general public suggested min $5 donation)
(please note that the schedule may change and check back for updates)
Sat Sept 11
2 – 4 pm – MediaNet and EcoDoc orientation
Meet your fellow documentarians, become familiar with the schedule, how the program works and what MediaNet’s equipment policies are.
7 PM -Will Horter of The Dogwood Initiative- keynote address –
Sunday Sept 12
2 PM Cyrus Block – Documentary Production Techniques(EcoDoc participants only) Cinematographer Cyrus Bloc will share his insights and knowledge gathered during a lifetime of working on documentaries, feature films and broadcast series info at IMDB
7 pm Nichole Sorochan (time and date to be confirmed)- Activist Video Workshop (EcoDoc participants only) EcoActivist, filmmaker and Social Media mentor Nichole Sorochan shares her experiences using video not just for creating documentaries but as well as a tool for social change
Tuesday 14 Sept
Intro to Final Cut Pro – Kirk Schwartz 7 PM (EcoDoc participants only)
Wed 15 Sept
Intro to Final Cut Pro – Kirk Schwartz 7 PM (EcoDoc participants only)
Thursday 16 Sept
7 PM – Blue Gold – the Fight for Fish Lake. Karen Hurley will talk after the screening about the film’s effect on the environmental panel and video and the impact of video on politial and social processes
Friday 17 Sept – Tom Shandel – creating the documentary: a producers view (open to the public) 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. http://shandel.ca/
Sat 18 Sept
Nichole Sorochan/Kirk Schwartz- Story editing session 10 am to 5 pm (EcoDoc participants only) MediaNet’s Technical Director Kirk Schwartz and environmentalist, filmmaker and environmental activist Nichole Sorochan team up to help you refine and develop your story
Karen Hurley (time/date tba)
Images of the future in films. All the dead earth images are robbing us of hope for the future. This translates into reduced action in the present to protect natural and agricultural spaces. Discussion with the filmmakers on whether, or not, filmmakers have a responsibility to contribute to sustainable and just futures.
Screening Tues 2 Oct at 7 PM – Victoria Events Centre (Everybody welcome – admission by donation). Come see the work done by local Victorians about local issues in the friendly atmosphere of the Victoria Event Center, 1415 Broad St
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.media-net.bc.ca
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OPEN CINEMA launches its Eighth Season with a celebration of local, seasonal food!
Presented in collaboration with Food Roots
‘FRESH: new thinking about what we’re eating’ (2009)
7pm, Wednesday September 22, 2010
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street (elevator access)
Admission: $10 suggested donation
Cash bar, local organic food concession, popcorn, coffee by Level Ground, door prizes, more!
Doors open at 5.30pm
OPEN CINEMA Season Eight launches with the Victoria Premiere of “FRESH: new thinking about what we’re eating” a film by Ana Sofia Joanes
This inspiring community event will be the first in a series of seasonal celebrations of film, food and farming in collaboration with http://www.FoodRoots.ca
Featuring a panel discussion with Trevor Walker (Plenty Epicurean Pantry), Sol Kinnis (City Harvest), Heather Stretch (Saanich Organics), and moderated by Linda Geggie, Founder of LifeCycles and Coordinator of Capitol Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR).
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.
For more information and trailer visit:
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The MediaNet tech blog:  www.medianettech.wordpress.com
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AROUND TOWN
Screenings and Events
Movie Monday
6:30 pm Monday 30 August 2010
The Cove, 2009, 92 min
Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, filmmakers and freedivers led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry (Flipper), on a covert mission to infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
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Monday, September 6 – Labour Day, no screening
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
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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:  This Movie is Broken, Splice, Black Field, The Trotsky and more.
The DVD club is discussing Grown Up Movie Star
For more information on upcoming Canadian feature films, and joining the DVD club, go to
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Workshops
Gulf Island Film School (GIFTS)
Gifts is offering MediaNet members a 50% tuition bursary for the following programs:
W1037 Adult Media Intensive Program  September 12-18/2010
The one-week MEDIA INTENSIVE PROGRAM (MIP) offers students an action-packed week of hands-on training in an innovative live/work media centre on Galiano Island. Drama, Documentary, Animation and Visual Effects are among the many production focuses you can choose from. Since 1995, thousands of youth and adults have been immersed in the world of desktop video/animation/multimedia/film production at G.I.F.T.S.
W1038 Adult Producers Intensive Program September 20-Oct 1/2010
Producers’ Intensive Program 2010  GIFTS is now offering a Producers’ Intensive Program (PIP) that blends the best of the month-long Independent Media Producer’s Program and week-long courses.
Students work in production teams of three to five on their original video for
the whole two weeks. As with most GIFTS programs, the entire production process is explored, from concept to credits. This course features more shooting and editing than during the one week MIP, and emphasizes the nuts-and-bolts of production.
You will leave with the week’s videos, a resource package, and a clear understanding of the processes and technologies involved in indie filmmaking.
Contact gifts@giftsfilms.com or give us a call @ 1-800-813-9993
WWW.GIFTSFILMS.COM
Betsy Fairbrother
GIFTS Registrar
gifts@giftsfilms.com
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West Coast Screenwriting
In August, West Coast Screenwriting principals, Keith Digby (Young Alexander, Time Exposures) and Brian Paisley (Lies Like Truth, Mahashivatri) will hold another in their highly appreciated ‘Weekend Blitz’ workshops for aspiring screenwriters. (Only nine participants, maximum, each.)
Location: Victoria Film Commission offices, #201 468 Bellville St. Victoria
Dates: August 27th, 28th, 29th, 2010.
Cost $275 ($250 for participants who cite this MediaNet posting and register before August 1st).
Sponsored by The Greater Victoria Film Commission.
For new and emerging screenwriters, bring your idea/concept, outline or unfinished screenplay. Novel and short story writers, who might be thinking of adapting one of their works for the screen, bring a one-page outline and watch its progress towards the screen.
See the curriculum and registration details on our website:
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MEDIANET NEWS AUG 25, 2010OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Sat 9 am – noon(250) 381-4428   info@media-net.bc.ca www.media-net.bc.ca
MediaNet is moving! Our new address is #110, 2750 Quadra St. It is located in the same building, down the hall from our present location.We will take residency in our new office on August 31.
We will be closed on Monday, August 30.
************************************************************Eco Doc 2010Workshops Sept 12 to 19; Production Sept 20-Oct 4Screening Oct 5, Victoria Event centerStill some spaces available!
EcoDoc is a 3 week program for filmmakers and environmentalists to  realize and communicate their vision to the Victoria public, to BC and to the world. MediaNet, in partnership with The Community Arts Council of Greater  Victoria is presenting a week of seminars and workshops for the EcoDoc participants and to the community.
We are proud to have MediaNet members and Media Partners join with us to bring a mentored filmmaking program to the Victoria community.
During the 3 week period of EcoDoc all participants will have access to MediaNet’s production and editing facilites and the technical support of MediaNet with Mentors Kirk Schwartz, Scott Amos and Anna Malkin. Participants will be guided in working with Final Cut and Final Cut Express as well as support for audio and video aquisition.
Production ends 3 Oct
The registration fee for the program is $175 (or $150 for MediaNet members) and guarantees participants a  space in all the workshops as well as access to MediaNet equipment and editing facilities (rental costs included in the registration fee). As well, participants will receive ongoing technical and production mentoring. There are a limited number of spaces available in this program.
To sign up for the program call MediaNet at 250-381-4428 or send us an email
Watch the videos from EcoDoc 08 at  http://media-net.bc.ca/videopages/ecodocvideos2009.htmlWatch the videos from EcoDoc 09  at   http://media-net.bc.ca/videopages/ecodocvideos2009.html

EcoDoc workshop schedule(free for participants, general public suggested min $5 donation)
(please note that the schedule may change and check back for updates)

Sat Sept 112 – 4 pm – MediaNet and EcoDoc orientationMeet your fellow documentarians, become familiar with the schedule, how the program works and what MediaNet’s equipment policies are.
7 PM -Will Horter of The Dogwood Initiative- keynote address –
Sunday Sept 122 PM Cyrus Block – Documentary Production Techniques(EcoDoc participants only) Cinematographer Cyrus Bloc will share his insights and knowledge gathered during a lifetime of working on documentaries, feature films and broadcast series info at IMDB
7 pm Nichole Sorochan (time and date to be confirmed)- Activist Video Workshop (EcoDoc participants only) EcoActivist, filmmaker and Social Media mentor Nichole Sorochan shares her experiences using video not just for creating documentaries but as well as a tool for social change
Tuesday 14 SeptIntro to Final Cut Pro – Kirk Schwartz 7 PM (EcoDoc participants only)
Wed 15 Sept Intro to Final Cut Pro – Kirk Schwartz 7 PM (EcoDoc participants only)
Thursday 16 Sept7 PM – Blue Gold – the Fight for Fish Lake. Karen Hurley will talk after the screening about the film’s effect on the environmental panel and video and the impact of video on politial and social processes
Friday 17 Sept – Tom Shandel – creating the documentary: a producers view (open to the public) 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. http://shandel.ca/
Sat 18 SeptNichole Sorochan/Kirk Schwartz- Story editing session 10 am to 5 pm (EcoDoc participants only) MediaNet’s Technical Director Kirk Schwartz and environmentalist, filmmaker and environmental activist Nichole Sorochan team up to help you refine and develop your story
Karen Hurley (time/date tba)Images of the future in films. All the dead earth images are robbing us of hope for the future. This translates into reduced action in the present to protect natural and agricultural spaces. Discussion with the filmmakers on whether, or not, filmmakers have a responsibility to contribute to sustainable and just futures.
Screening Tues 2 Oct at 7 PM – Victoria Events Centre (Everybody welcome – admission by donation). Come see the work done by local Victorians about local issues in the friendly atmosphere of the Victoria Event Center, 1415 Broad St
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.media-net.bc.ca
***********************************************************OPEN CINEMA launches its Eighth Season with a celebration of local, seasonal food!Presented in collaboration with Food Roots
‘FRESH: new thinking about what we’re eating’ (2009)
7pm, Wednesday September 22, 2010 Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street (elevator access) Admission: $10 suggested donationCash bar, local organic food concession, popcorn, coffee by Level Ground, door prizes, more! Doors open at 5.30pm
OPEN CINEMA Season Eight launches with the Victoria Premiere of “FRESH: new thinking about what we’re eating” a film by Ana Sofia JoanesThis inspiring community event will be the first in a series of seasonal celebrations of film, food and farming in collaboration with http://www.FoodRoots.ca
Featuring a panel discussion with Trevor Walker (Plenty Epicurean Pantry), Sol Kinnis (City Harvest), Heather Stretch (Saanich Organics), and moderated by Linda Geggie, Founder of LifeCycles and Coordinator of Capitol Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR).
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.
For more information and trailer visit: http://www.freshTheMovie.com

***************************************************************The MediaNet tech blog:  www.medianettech.wordpress.com
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AROUND TOWN
Screenings and Events
Movie Monday
6:30 pm Monday 30 August 2010The Cove, 2009, 92 min
Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, filmmakers and freedivers led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry (Flipper), on a covert mission to infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

********************************Monday, September 6 – Labour Day, no screening
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 See: http://islandnet.com/mm/
***********************************************************************************************************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:  This Movie is Broken, Splice, Black Field, The Trotsky and more.The DVD club is discussing Grown Up Movie Star
For more information on upcoming Canadian feature films, and joining the DVD club, go to
http://www.firstweekendclub.ca/
***********************************************************************************************************
Workshops

Gulf Island Film School (GIFTS)
Gifts is offering MediaNet members a 50% tuition bursary for the following programs:
W1037 Adult Media Intensive Program  September 12-18/2010
The one-week MEDIA INTENSIVE PROGRAM (MIP) offers students an action-packed week of hands-on training in an innovative live/work media centre on Galiano Island. Drama, Documentary, Animation and Visual Effects are among the many production focuses you can choose from. Since 1995, thousands of youth and adults have been immersed in the world of desktop video/animation/multimedia/film production at G.I.F.T.S.

W1038 Adult Producers Intensive Program September 20-Oct 1/2010

Producers’ Intensive Program 2010  GIFTS is now offering a Producers’ Intensive Program (PIP) that blends the best of the month-long Independent Media Producer’s Program and week-long courses.
Students work in production teams of three to five on their original video for the whole two weeks. As with most GIFTS programs, the entire production process is explored, from concept to credits. This course features more shooting and editing than during the one week MIP, and emphasizes the nuts-and-bolts of production. You will leave with the week’s videos, a resource package, and a clear understanding of the processes and technologies involved in indie filmmaking.
Contact gifts@giftsfilms.com or give us a call @ 1-800-813-9993WWW.GIFTSFILMS.COMBetsy FairbrotherGIFTS Registrargifts@giftsfilms.com***************************************************************************West Coast Screenwriting
In August, West Coast Screenwriting principals, Keith Digby (Young Alexander, Time Exposures) and Brian Paisley (Lies Like Truth, Mahashivatri) will hold another in their highly appreciated ‘Weekend Blitz’ workshops for aspiring screenwriters. (Only nine participants, maximum, each.) Location: Victoria Film Commission offices, #201 468 Bellville St. VictoriaDates: August 27th, 28th, 29th, 2010.Cost $275 ($250 for participants who cite this MediaNet posting and register before August 1st).Sponsored by The Greater Victoria Film Commission.
For new and emerging screenwriters, bring your idea/concept, outline or unfinished screenplay. Novel and short story writers, who might be thinking of adapting one of their works for the screen, bring a one-page outline and watch its progress towards the screen.

See the curriculum and registration details on our website:www.westcoastscreenwriting.com
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Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies are posted on the on-line version of the newsletter only.
Please go to: http://www.medianetnews.wordpress.com
MEDIANET NEWS COMES OUT EVERY TWO WEEKS. THE NEXT ISSUE IS  ON THURS. AUGUST 26PLEASE SEND YOUR POSTS TO: info@media-net.bc.ca

PLEASE EXCUSE ANY CROSS POSTING.  IF YOU RECEIVE THE NEWSLETTER TWICE CONTACT US TO CORRECT OUR MAILING LIST.
TO BE REMOVED FROM THE MAILING LIST,  REPLY WITH “REMOVE” IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

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