Tuesday, May 27, 2008

CAmm Film-Vid E-News Digest! May 2008

**Creative Alliance MovieMakers E-News Digest**

CAmm Cage & Media Lab @ The Patterson!
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CAmm Cage Blog!
Filmmaker interviews, local films, loads of helpful info! www.cammcage.blogspot.com

Do It Yourself Media Field Guide! A self-distribution guide for indie filmmakers! http://www.creativealliance.org/camm/distro_guide.pdf

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CAmm Cage Memorial Day weekend super duper rental deal!!!!
Cage Gear -2 days free- Memorial Day weekend!
& MD Film Fest videos!

The CAmm Cage and Media Lab is closed Memorial Day so you get two free days of rental! Pick up your gear on Fri May 23rd and return it on Wed May 28th, and only pay the weekend rental rate! Give us a call or email cage@creativealliance.org to make a reservation. Check out the CAmm Cage Blog for more info, plus MD Film Fest 08 interviews and videos! Maryland Film Fest 08! www.cammcage.blogspot.com
All Creative Alliance events take place at the Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave, 21224
Info and tix/registration: 410-276-1651 www.creativealliance.org
Tues May 20- Jun 24
Intro to Screenwriting
Build convincing characters, craft punchy dialogue, and write action sequences. Outside-of-class writing expected. Instructor Aaron Gentzler is co-founder of Black Ink Films and has taught writing and film at Johns Hopkins. 7-9:30pm. Adv reg (by Fri May 16) $120, $90 mbrs. Late reg $150, $120 mbrs.

Fri May 23
The Intelligence Community presents
Free Translators video plus live performance w/ short play by Theresa Columbus

Through videos and performance, The Free Translators dole out alternate readings of contemporary culture. With influences from feminist studies to the Marquis de Sade, The Free Translators unite the poetic with the political. Filmmaker Mary Billyou and media artist Sabine Gruffat stop by on their Spring East Coast Tour. Baltimore performance art phenom Theresa Columbus opens with a new ten-minute play! 8pm. $10, $8 mbrs, $6 stus.

Sat May 31
Shoot Like a Pro
Network cameraman Tim Keating shares survival secrets for the better, faster, cheaper, one-man-band business environment: lighting, interviews, formats, composition, best practices. 10am-4pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg (by Thu May 29) $105, $90 mbrs. Late reg $120, $105 mbrs. 1st Mondays Jun 2, Aug 4 CAmm SALON
Critique, networking for and by filmmakers. Feedback on rough cuts (max 15 min)! Plus every month a film industry guest. Hosted by filmmaker Mark Colegrove, Dire Wit Films. 7pm guest speaker. 7:30pm critique. Network following crit. $5, $3 mbrs, or non-mbrs w/ work to show! Bar’s open!

Fri Jun 6
aminibigcircus presents
Cari Amici, our Magic Show mooveeshort and Sorry for the Coldfusion, a live multimedia performance

Cari Amici features lush cinematography, scenery and costumes in the story of the Big Blue Break-up, a sad superhero, a pouting politician, and how it all affected Megalopolis. Sorry for the Coldfusion; tales from Half-Earth: follows a couple clinging to a broken planet while searching for sustenance and answers at an impossible moment for mankind. Words, gestures, pictures and sounds whirl together for you and you and you. Folksinger Jeremiah Clark opens with good songs about bad people in the gallery. 8pm. $10, $8 mbrs.

Sat Jun 7
HD Cinematography
Check out CAmm’s HVX200 and hone your cinematography. Instr. Cucillo Consad is
a pro DP whose credits Random 1 and HD Engineer on Euphoria. Get ½ off your first HVX200 rental! 10am-2pm. Adv reg (by Thu Jun 5) $65, $55 mbrs. Late reg $75, $65 mbrs.

Weds Jun 11, 18, 26
Animation in After Effects
Design and illustrate characters in Photoshop and animate them in After Effects. Instr. Craig Herron’s award winning shorts (A Fall From The Clouds and Freedom Dance) screened at Maryland and other fests. 7-9pm. Adv reg (by Sat Jun 7) $125, $100 mbrs. Late reg $150, $125 mbrs.

Wed Jun 11
The Screen Painters
20 years ago, The Patterson hosted the premiere of The Screen Painters, the amazing doc on East Baltimore’s own folk art tradition. Since then it has won major awards, been seen around the world, sold thousands of copies and helped to revitalize our city’s unique but endangered urban art form. Take a look back at filmmaking and traditional rowhouse decor in the summer of 1988 when an energetic documentary crew met Baltimore’s vibrant screen painting community. Meet filmmakers and screen painters—your neighbors and friends for an evening of film and spirited reminiscence and conversation. Panel: Filmmakers Elaine Eff, Richard Chisolm, and Penny Trams w/ screenpainters Tom Lipka, Dee Herget, and Oktavec family mbrs. 7:30pm. $5 (same price as 1988!)

Sat Jun 14
ArtisTECH: Making Tech Part of Your Palette!
Stu Needel walks you through the basics: computers, the Internet, multimedia and communications, with fun, without pain(!) through demos and interaction. 1-5pm Adv reg (by Jun 12) $65, $55 mbrs. Late reg $75, $65 mbrs.

Sat Jun 21
Anything But Weddings: The Video Entrepreneur
It’s called the “ABW” approach –making a living shooting “Anything But Weddings!” Create your own market with TV spots and promotional shorts for local businesses: making client contacts, going from script to screen and tapping available local resources. In 15 years, Instr. Richard Wright (Video Mesmeric TV Productions) has produced 100’s of videos! 10am-4pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg (by Jun 19) $105, $90 mbrs. Late reg $120, $105 mbrs.

LOTS MORE COMING THIS SUMMER! www.creativalliance.org

Calls for Entry
Tue Jun 10 Call for Entries: May-Aug ’08 Exhibits, Screenings, Workshops Got an idea for a CAmm workshop, or one for artists? A new short, feature, or concept for a performance program? An exhibit for the Amalie Rothschild Gallery? Entries considered for our Sep-Dec ‘08 season. Visit creativealliance.org & click “Booking and Submissions” or call 410-276-1651.

FLIK 2008
Deadline: June 15
Art Outlet is proud to announce its partnership with Art Whino for FLIK 2008. Screenings: Washington, DC. Grand Prize: $1,000. Screenings & Exhibit: July 25, 8:00 pm, July 26, 6:00 pm, July 27, 6:00 pm. Location: Art Whino @ National Harbor, 173 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745. What We Are Looking For: We are considering short animated and experimental movie submissions of 15 minutes or less. We are seeking narrative, artistic, humorous, dramatic, documentary, experimental, ambient, motion painting (loops) -- works of all genres, formats and styles. We have a special interest this year in works that combine or contrast both modern and traditional technology and technique. Interpret that as you will. Please read our Submission FAQ and Terms of Submission, then submit your information and pay your fee online. Fee to submit: US $10. Register online at: http://artoutlet.org/component/option,com_philaform/Itemid,97/form_id,13
Deadline: June 1
Peterson Management LC, BrainboxTV and Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center is currently accepting submissions for DOWNTOWNMEDIA: 29:59, an ongoing program of media art displayed on the pedestrian level video screens in the Downtown Silver Spring Center. Beginning July 1st, 2008, one minute video works will be broadcast 24/7 every half hour on the 29th and 59th minutes. Peterson Management LC, BrainboxTV and Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center will be accepting submissions from both emerging and established media artists or artist collectives. Artists or artist collectives may submit up to four works. Preference will be given to works that respond to the site and its position in a high traffic (pedestrians) public location. Two artists will be featured each month. Artists whose works are selected will receive an award of $100 redeemable at any Downtown Silver Spring Center Merchant. Judging & Awards: Professional from the Washington area media arts community will serve as part of the review committee. Reproduction Agreement. Unless otherwise requested, submissions selected for screening grant the Peterson Management LC and Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center the rights to use moving image excerpts, production stills, and information from the work for promotional purposes in the Downtown Silver Spring Center. Participation in the Call for Submissions implies acceptance of the Reproduction Agreement. Submissions must be on a DVD and the running time for each work cannot exceed 60 seconds. The DVD should be labeled with your name, title of the piece, date, and running time. Please include a printed description detailing what we will see on the video. The video must be cued, and the jury will view it for five minutes from that point. Each submission must also include a publishable artist's statement of no more than 400 words and a CD-ROM with a high-resolution (300 dpi TIFF) still image from the video, for publication in promotional materials. Submissions will not be returned unless otherwise requested. In order to have your work returned, please include a stamped, self addressed envelope. Selections will be announced by July 1st, 2008. Send your submission along with your Name, Address, Email and Phone Number to Attn: Jose Dominguez, DOWNTOWN MEDIA 29:59, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, 8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Questions can be sent via email to: jdominguez@pyramid-atlantic.org


Deadline: May 30
Film Festival Manager Wanted: The American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) in Shepherdstown WV seeks a part-time (25 hours/week) festival manager to work closely with the volunteer Board of Directors to develop and promote the festival. Tasks include coordinating efforts in all aspects of festival management, including proactively soliciting and handling film submissions, marketing events and the festival, promoting and staffing the Traveling Festival, assisting with fundraising, maintaining the website, and overseeing activities of administrative assistant. This is a professional position with substantial opportunity for growth as the manager successfully develops the festival, increases revenue, and expands ACFF’s reach. Qualifications: Successful candidates should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in arts management, conservation, or related field and at least 3 years professional experience. Strong verbal and oral communication skills a must, including proven experience in outreach and promotion. Familiarity with and experience in the film industry a strong plus, including ability to handle the technical aspects of processing film submissions. This position requires strong coordination and interpersonal skills to work closely with the President to coordinate the activities of Board committees and the administrative assistant. Salary: ACFF is offering a salary at the rate of $25,000/year for part-time (25 hours/week) effort. Over time, this position is expected to become full-time. To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and relevant samples of outreach materials (e.g. media, fundraising, community outreach, website etc.) to Kara Abella, American Conservation Film Festival, PO Box 889, Shepherdstown WV 25443 and electronically to (Be certain to indicate in the subject line: Festival Manager submission. No phone inquiries please) info@conservationfilm.org


Start Date: June 23
The Howard County Center for the Arts (HCCA), a 27,000 square foot multidisciplinary arts center in Ellicott City, Maryland, operated by the Howard County Arts Council and maintained by Howard County, announces a call for proposals for visual, literary and performing arts summer camps. Proposals are sought for Summer Camps offered for ages 4-14, in three hour camps (9:00AM-12:00PM and 12:30-3:30PM Monday to Friday) during the following sessions: June Mini Session, June 23-27, Session I July 7-18, Session II July 21-August 1, Session III August 4-15. To submit a summer camp proposal for consideration, teachers should send a detailed proposal including description of proposed class, participants’ age range, camp session or sessions, scope of projects and materials needed, current resume, three references from prior teaching experiences. Deadline for proposals is January 18, 2008. Teachers are employed on a contract basis. Teaching positions are limited and selection will be made by the HCCA staff. Proposals may be faxed, mailed, or emailed to Howard County Arts Council, Attn: Trish Budd, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. MD 21043. For more information about the proposal process or to obtain a proposal form, call 410.313.2787 or email trish@hocoarts.org

MAKE UP TO $375/DAY TO START! We are a video production company looking to hire freelance videographers from ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES to shoot business merchants in your local areas. We have several shoots coming up in Maryland and we need someone to cover the area!
You must have 1) YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT- which includes an industrial or professional camera in such formats as Mini-DV, DVC Pro, HD, Digi Beta. As well you will require a Tripod and the necessary accessories. Further, you must have a wire or wireless microphone for interview recording purposes, and lastly, basic lighting equipment.
2) Your own transportation
3) Good public relations skills
4) A creative and professional style of shooting.
If you live anywhere in the United States (because we are looking for videographers throughout the entire country) and you meet these requirements, please email us your resume with references. Also, if you have one, please provide us with a link to a website that contains samples of your work. A demo reel would be ideal in helping us select appropriate candidates. We will be commencing interviews shortly.
Please contact Priya or Stanley: careers@bizclip.com
or call 1-877-BIZCLIP (905-540-3804)
Web: http://www.bizclip.com

Apply to: Priya or Stanley, Fax: 905-540-9518

Award nominated playwright Isaac Shapiro is seeking a talented video editor that is fully proficient with every facet of final cut pro on Mac G4's is needed to help edit a new web based video series entitled: Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Although not required, any experience editing audio via soundtrack pro is preferred.
Need assistant as soon as possible. Contact Isaac Shapiro at: 973-986-5673 or send resumes and cover sheets via email at Isaac.Shapiro@gmail.com (email is the preferred form of contact)

Apply to: Isaac Shapiro, Isaac.Shapiro@gmail.com
The Director of Development for RLTV will handle development assignments in all genres and work with Programming on the purchase of potential acquisitions. This position requires communication and coordination with independent producers, external production companies as well as internal departments, including Production, Programming, Production Management, Legal and Business Affairs, Finance, Online, Marketing, Advertising and Promotion.
1. Develop and maintain relationships with LA, NY and Washington, DC production community and independent producers; solicit submissions from prospective producers. Build new relationships with potential international and domestic partners.
2. Supervise editorial management over multiple outside production companies on numerous series/specials simultaneously and in coordination with internal departments to ensure timely and on-budget development, production and delivery of commissions, co-productions, acquisitions and development projects.
3. Create and conceptualize series, specials, franchises, properties, and other programming initiatives. Research and develop programming ideas including writing requests for proposals and developing internally generated ideas.
4. Coordinate with Business Affairs to option properties, represent network investment ranges, rights, approvals and expectations for project.
5. Attend Markets and Festivals as requested with a special emphasis on seeking out new producers, projects and partners.
6. Coordinate with talent relations to secure hosts, new talent, experts and exclusivity deals.
7. Clearly communicate editorial requirements and standards of quality to outside production companies during earliest stages of development and pre-production.
*Broad knowledge of studio, multi-camera remote and single camera field production and postproduction is essential.
*Experience in a wide variety of program genres (e.g. entertainment, documentary, reality, drama, informational, etc.).
* Superb written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
* Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in varying stages.
* Employ skills pertaining to the development/refining of editorial content and scripting.
* Strong knowledge of production community with established agent relationships
At least 7 - 10 years experience in the broadcast or cable industry as a producer, executive in charge of production, or head of development.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
Please visit our website for full description.
Web: http://www.rl.tv

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