MEDIANET NEWS January 18, 2012

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9am – 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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In this Newsletter:

 

1. OPEN CINEMA screening of Crazy Wisdom postponed until Wednesday, February 1

2. Courses in photoshop with Kirk Schwartz

3. Members’ news

4. Around Town

 

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COMING UP AT MEDIANET

1. OPEN CINEMA

Due to the weather, our screening of Crazy Wisdom has been postponed until Wednesday February 1

The event will take place at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad St.), and is presented in partnership with The Victoria

Shambhala Centre.

Featuring an after-screening discussion with Victoria Shambala Director Layth Matthews (also CEO of RateMiser Mortgage Advisors), Rebecca Hazell, Elizabeth Hazell and Louise Trussler Mangan. These spiritual luminaries are also very informed about our current economic realities, so the post-screening discussion will explore both Trungpa’s spiritual legacy and the role of spirituality in our changing economy. It promises to be a very interesting and unusual evening. Hope to see you there!

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2. Photoshop courses

MediaNet’s technical Director, Kirk Schwartz, is offering two courses

in Photoshop at Camosun College

 

Basic Photo Compositing with Photoshop

Designed specifically for photographers and artists who want to see what Photoshop is all about, these classes will teach you to use the power of Photoshop to combine multiple images in different artistic ways, from simple image overlays to humorous head swapping to adding text and colour. Comfort in a Mac or PC environment and basic file management skills are recommended.

 

More Photo Compositing with Photoshop

This class continues on from the Basic class and introduces more advanced layering techniques as well as masking and over painting to create seamlessly realistic composites or abstract mindscapes. Prerequisite: Basic Photo Compositing with Photoshop or previous experience using Photoshop.

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3. MEDIANET MEMBERS

Congratulations to MediaNet members Richard Boyce

and Rachel Moore whose films Rainforest: The Limit of Splendor, and POP 

will be shown at the Victoria Film Festival!

 

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Member looking for a tripod to buy

MediaNet member Dennis Kangasneimi is looking for a

good second hand tripod – light weight, and with a fluid head.

 

If you have such a tripod that you would like to sell, please contact Dennis at dkangas@telus.net

 

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Richard Raxlen – Introspective

Open Space artist-run centre, 510 Fort St.

 

Featuring films, art and ink works.

Continues until Feb. 25

 

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MediaNet has been given passes to attend the Advance Screening of

Coriolanus at the Odeon Theatre on Thursday, January 26 at 7pm. The film is presented by dfilms.

 

The movie Coriolanus is a Shakespearian drama which has been reset in modern times,

and stars Ralph Fiennes, Gerald Butler and Vanessa Redgrave.

 

Trailer: http://www.dfilmscorp.ca/movies/coriolanus.asp

 

Passes may be claimed at the MediaNet office

 

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See what’s coming up at MediaNet on The MediaNet Programs Blog

http://medianetprograms.wordpress.com/

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4. AROUND TOWN

 

The 2012 Victoria Film Fest

February 3 -12

 

The Festival features galas, talks and a wonderful array of local, national and international

short length and feature films.

 

Programs can be picked up at the MediaNet office

 

http://victoriafilmfestival.com/

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JOB POSTING Program Officer – Community Radio Fund of Canada

 

The CRFC is seeking a bilingual (English/French) program officer who

will be responsible for the planning, assessment, and distribution of

CRFC funding. This is a full-time 40-hour/week permanent position.

Estimated start date is Monday, February 20, 2012. Deadline: Tuesday,

January 31, 2012.

 

For more information: www.communityradiofund.org

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The YoungCuts Film Festival is looking for Great Short Films by the World’s Best Young Filmmakers (25 and under).

 

Established in 2001, the YoungCuts Film Festival is the Premiere Showcase for young, emerging talent. Every year, the festival selects its Top 100 short films from more than a thousand films that come from more than 30 countries.

 

To see how it will work, courtesy of Canadian Heritage, here are a selection of great films from the Festival that you can watch and vote on for free.

 

Filmmakers can submit their films online HERE!

 

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David Simmond’s

screenactors studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C. V8W 1R9. Ph: 250-595-1339.

www.screenactors.ca/ email: screenact@shaw.ca

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Screenings

 

Movie Monday

 

6:30 pm Monday 23 Jan 2012

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, 2009, 90 min

 

 

Here’s an incredibly creative, vibrant animated film. What if a young inventor on a tiny island out in the Atlantic invented a food machine that rains food from the sky? A cub reporter/weather girl and a not so enthusiastic, old school dad, and every food joke imaginable is exploited, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” is a feast for the eyes and a treat the entire family can savor. Pg more

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7:00 pm Saturday 28 Jan 2012

That’s Just Crazy Talk

Saturday Live!

 

Like Victoria Maxwell’s previous solo shows (Crazy for Life, Funny… You Don’t Look Crazy and Head Over Heels), That’s Just Crazy Talk looks at both the light and dark side of living with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis. It describes one woman’s journey of coming to terms with mental illness within herself and in her family. An intimate, yet universal story exploring the judgment we face not only from others, but from ourselves and the mysteries of family secrets. This funny and achingly truthful play both entertains and educates, exploding stigmas and portraying the love and resilience it takes to stay together as a family in the midst of illness and the beauty that can result when we face our demons. – Presented in collaboration with CREST BD.

 

Read an article from Focus Magazine.

 

A sample of Victoria Maxwell’s work – dating after hospital

 

Reserve a seat

 

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6:30 pm Monday 30 Jan 2012

Grief, Loss and Dementia, 2010, 103 min

Caregivers share their journeys

 

This new educational film is an honest, poignant conversation with the spouses and children of people with dementia. Their emotional journey is full of bumps and unpredictable turns, as well as surprising beauty, even humour. Their insights are an education for anyone who is involved with someone with dementia, whether as a family member or a health care professional.

 

Post-screening Q & A includes guests from the Alzheimer Society of BC, and researchers (UVic & VIHA) whose work is leading to more effective support for family caregivers.

 

Copies of this 40 min DVD (view the cover) and supporting grief workbooks available for sale – $20. The workbook, paper version, is $20.

 

Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Admission by donation! Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices

See: http://islandnet.com/mm/

 

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The Canadian First Weekend Club

Canadian films coming to theatres: Surviving Progress, Keyhole (Guy Madden), Cafe de flore and more!

www.firstweekendclub.ca/

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

THE YORKTON FILM FESTIVAL (YORKTON|SK)
The 2012 Yorkton Film Festival will take place May 24 to May 27, 2012.
The Yorkton Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2012 festival season.
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Info: http://www.goldensheafawards.com
info@goldensheafawards.com

11TH NIAGARA INDIE FILMFEST (NIFF|ST.CATHARINES, ONTARIO)
Niagara’s national short film and video festival is now accepting entries for the 11th Niagara Indie Filmfest, to be held April 13th-15th, 2012 in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Deadline: February 3, 2012
Info: http://www.niagaraindiefilmfest.org

ANIMAFEST (ZAGREB|CROATIA)
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Info : http://www.animafest.hr/en/news/read/submit_your_film_to_
animafest_2012_2


FIDMARSEILLE (FRANCE)
Deadline: March 18, 2012
Info : http://www.fidmarseille.org

OFF-COURTS TROUVILLE (TROUVILLE-SUR-MER|FRANCE)
Deadline: June 10, 2012
Info : http://www.off-courts.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR CANADIAN ARTISTS (SEND + RECEIVE|WINNIPEG)
For the 14th edition of send + receive we are seeking submissions for
audio works that explore ideas around Natural Sound.
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Info: http://www.sendandreceive.org

CALL FOR ENTRIES – POLAR FILM FESTIVAL (CANADIAN FILM INSTITUTE|OTTAWA)
Canadian Film Institute and International Polar Year Seek Films that Focus on Arctic and Antarctic Regions.
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Info: http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=5&Itemid=5

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF)
9th CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
Festival Dates: April 16-22, 2012
Deadline: February 6, 2012
Info: http://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org

 

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THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 2, 2012

 

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