MEDIANET NEWS October 21, 2010

 

OFFICE 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 located at #110, 2750 Quadra St.

Victoria BC

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Please note: The MediaNet office will only be open between 9am-10am this coming Saturday, October 23.

If you are picking up or dropping off equipment, please make sure to come before 10am.

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OPEN CINEMA presents

The Clean Bin Project

In partnership with the CRD

 

November 17, 7pm

Doors open at 5:30pm

Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St (accessible)

Suggested donation $10

 

The Clean Bin project is a documentary about a regular couple’s quest

to answer the question: “is it possible to live completely waste free?”

Partners Jen and Grant go head-to-head to see who can swear off consumerism and produce

the least garbage in an entire year.

Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the sobering problem of waste in North American society.

Featuring interviews with photographer Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert Captain Charles Moore, this documentary

presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humour and inspiration for individual action.

 

The Filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

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Workshops at MediaNet

Tuesday November 2nd – New Members Orientation – 7 PM

New members orientation is a requirement for full membership and must be taken within the first three months of your membership- no cost – please register in advance if possible as there must be at least 3 participants for the orientation to proceed

 

Thursday November 11- 10:30-4:30 Intro to Final Cut Pro

Intro to Final Cut Pro is a 6 hour hands on seminar. Limited to 5 people each person is situated at a MediaNet computer as we collectively learn how to import and capture, basic editing, using photos and finally exporting your project. Cost is $50 for MediaNet members and $80 for non members.

 

Tues November 16th – 6:30 PM – Basic Colour Correction in FCP

A three hour hands on introduction to colour correction in FCP including hue matching, white balance, introduction to reading colour scopes and problem solving.

Hands on seminar – max 5 persons  $25 member, $40 non member

 

Tues November 30th  6:30 to 9:30 PM – Compressor – take control of your work – create  the best versions for DVD, HD and the web.  Hands on seminar – max 5 persons  $25 member, $40 non member

 

Tues Dec 7th – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Introduction to DVD Studio Pro

Customize your DVD’s, make them look and act like you want!  Hands on seminar – max 5 persons  $25 member, $40 non member

 

To register for a workshop, please contact Kirk or Catlin at communications@media-net.bc.ca

 

The MediaNet tech blog: www.medianettech.wordpress.com

 

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AROUND TOWN

 

Workshops

 

Get Going with Social Media workshops

Fairfield Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Road

 

Are you curious about social media?

Wondering how to start or develop your online presence?

Mandy Leith’s fun workshop series offers an upbeat step-by-step introduction to using social media tools to connect with others,

share creative ideas and take your project or business to the next level.

 

For more information and to register go to http://getgoingwithsocialmedia.eventbrite.com/

or contact Mandy at 250-882-7441 or mleith@islandnet.com

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Screenings and Events

 

CHALK – Physical Theatre Behind Bars

A performance by SNAFU Dance Theatre and William Head on Stage

 

Performances: 7:30pm (gates open at 6:30pm)

Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30 & Nov. 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

at William Head prison, William Head Rd. Metchosin

 

Please note: you must be over 19 to attend.

 

Tickets: $18

Available at: My-Chosen Cafe, Moka House Cook St. Village, The Soap Exchange

 

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Coming up at Open Space

510 Fort St.

 

Oct 26, 7:30pm – Open Words: Readings and Ideas – Jeramy Dodds

October 29, 8:30 – Wunder Worry opening

November 2, 7:30pm – Open Words: Readings and Ideas – Elizabeth Bachinsky

November 4 – 6 – The Seattle Phonographers Union workshops and concert

 

For more information, see the Open Space website:

http://www.openspace.ca/

 

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Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria

G6-1001 Douglas St.

 

October 14-27: Horizons as Metaphor: Watermark Printmakers

 

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Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 25 October 2010

The Grey Fox, 1982, 110 min

BC’s first and classic “western” by first time, local director Phillip Borsos, about real life Bill Miner (1847-1913), a stagecoach and train robbing specialist who caused a ruckus in the BC interior. He came to Kamloops after a bit of trouble in Washington state, befriended a BC Police officer and a feminist photographer but they couldn’t disuade him of one last job. Richard Farnsworth played the part of this gentleman outlaw with brilliant reserve.

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7:00 pm, Wednesday, 27 October 2010NFB Animation Night, 99 min

Discover the latest works by NFB’s award-winning filmmakers, including Higglety Pigglety Pop!, an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s book from filmmakers Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Oscar nominees and Genie Award winners for Madame Tutli-Putli), featuring the voices of Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker.

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6:30 pm Monday 1 November 2010

Downtown Dawgs, 2007, 87 min

Downtown Dawgs follows the true story of Esau and Mike, two counselors working hard to give Calgary’s downtrodden a second chance at life through the magic of the world’s sport, soccer. As it turns out, the two counsellors are putting together a team for the first time ever from western Canada to enter the Homeless World Cup in South Africa. It explores the difference an opportunity like this makes in the lives of people who are homeless.

 

Also: White Noise a documentary about a homeless person in Victoria.

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/

 

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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 coming to theatres:  Force of Nature: the David Suzuki Movie, Trigger and more

The DVD club is discussing Reel Injun

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

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

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Submissions to other Media Arts Centers, festivals, projects and residencies

Call for Submission:

The Edmonton Women’s Film Society is currently looking for feminist film for its 7th Annual Reel Femme Spring festival. We are looking for film that has been written, directed or produced by a woman. Subject matter is open. Our cut-off date is November 15, 2010. Please send a preview copy of your film to: PO Box 4026., Edmonton, AB (T6E 4S8). Please visit our website www.ewfs.ca for more information.

EXHIBITIONS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ARTCITE | ONTARIO)

Artcite is one of three MEDIA ARTS recommenders for the Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibitions Assistance program. The OAC Exhibition Assistance program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist Ontario artists at all stages of their careers with presentation costs related to confirmed, upcoming public exhibitions of their work.

Deadlines for 2010: July 10, 2010; September 10, 2010; November 10, 2010

Info: http://www.artcite.ca

info@artcite.ca

 

6TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL (VANCOUVER)

6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival (March 4-8, 2011) Seeks Film Submissions

Early bird deadline: September 1, 2010

Final submission deadline: November 1, 2010

Info: http://www.womeninfilm.ca/WIFF_2011_Film_Submissions.html

 

 

SALON : DATA (EASTERN BLOC|MONTRÉAL)

First deadline: August 30, 2010

Info: info@easternbloc.ca

http://www.easternbloc.ca

 

THE 5TH ANNUAL YELLOWKNIFE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (WAMP)

is currently open for submissions.

Regular Deadline: October 31, 2010

Late Deadline: November 15, 2010

WAB Deadline November 30, 2010

Info: http://www.wamp.ca

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES (40TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM)

Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 26 to February 6, 2011

The 40th International Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2011 edition.

Deadline (feature films, fiction and documentary), if submitted via Telefilm Canada : October 8, 2010

Deadline if submitted directly to the festival : November 1, 2010

Deadline short films (must be submitted directly to the festival) : October 1, 2010

Information and registration process

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – THE VAULT/LA VOÛTE (GIV|MONTRÉAL)

The Vault # 5: The Musical (working title)

Now that musicals are au courant after years of being derided, it is time to

reconsider the video ‘musical’. We will take into account works from 1970-2010

that parody musicals, quote them, critique them and offer mini versions of them.

Deadline: October 22, 2010 5 PM

Info:info@givideo.org

http://www.givideo.org

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (CSIF|CALGARY)

$100 Film Festival is seeking Super 8 and 16mm short films for the next $100 Film Festival.  Must have a film print for screening and be under 22 min in length.

Deadline: December 1, 2010

Info: http://www.100dollafilmfestival.org

 

…one-eight-challenge… – join the CSIF with a fun production challenge.  Create a short film in-camera, on Super 8mm film and have it screen at the Christmas Party!  Artist fees and prizes available for finished films.  Your film will also be eligible for the $100 Film Festival!

Entry fees: $40 for film & processing or $20 for just processing.

Info: http://www.csif.org

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (AVAILABLE LIGHT & YUKON FILM SOCIETY)

Available Light Film Festival – February 8 to 13, 2011

The Available Light Film Festival, hosted by Yukon Film Society, is accepting submissions of feature drama and documentary film and media art works produced after Jan 1, 2008, and over 60 minutes in length.

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Info: http://www.alff.ca

alff@yukonfilmsociety.com

http://www.yukonfilmsociety.com/firehall/firehall.html

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (IMAGES FESTIVAL 2011|TORONTO)

Images is now accepting film and video submissions for consideration for the 2011 Festival, which takes place from March 31 to April 9, 2011.The Images Festival is North America’s premiere annual showcase for the innovative edge of international contemporary media art.

EARLY deadline: October 29, 2010

FINAL deadline: November 12, 2010

Info: http://www.imagesfestival.com

 

CALL FOR GUEST CURATORS (IMAGES FESTIVAL 2011|TORONTO)

The Images Festival has an ongoing open policy of reviewing curatorial proposals from the public and this year we invite curators to submit exhibition proposals for our 24th edition, 31 March to 9 April, 2011.

Deadline: November 12, 2010

Info: http://www.imagesfestival.com

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