Friday, August 8, 2008

**Creative Alliance MovieMakers E-News Digest**

August 2008 Edition

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All Creative Alliance events take place at the Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave, 21224

Info and tix/registration: 410-276-1651


Sat Aug 9

exittheapple presents

Red Bone Guerillas
(Bennu, 2003)

A documentary filmmaker chronicles the rise of a street theater group called the Red Bone Guerillas, who confront the mainstream media machine with in-your-face tactics designed to shock a complacent public. Shot by then-NYC-now-Baltimore-based African-American husband-and-wife team Jamyla and Pierre Bennu, this faux documentary uses found TV footage and improvisational dialog to explore civil disobedience, group dynamics, and performance art. 8pm. $8, $6 mbrs.

Fri Aug 15
videos and books by Stephanie Barber
Tonight, we view new videos by Stephanie Barber and celebrate her new book (packaged with a DVD of the six films and videos) These Here Separated to See How They Standing Alone Or the Soundtrack to Six Films by Stephanie Barber. The book includes the text of spoken narration from Barber's award-winning experimental work, including her groundbreaking and widely shown titles, "dogs," "metronome," and "catalog," together with three brand new videos. 8pm $5 screening, $20 screening + book. In the CAmm Media Lab.

Sat Aug 16

Mood & Lighting: The Basics

This beginner’s class will teach you all about lighting. Absolute Independent Pictures’ Michelle Farrell, walks through the lighting process: basic lighting, interesting locations for lighting, blocking for lights, color, color correction & mood. Get your hands on a wide range of lights. Michelle was DP on 9 features and TV including NBC, BET, MTV, A&E, and Fox. 10am-5pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg (by Thu Aug 14) $115, $100 mbrs. Late reg $130, $115 mbrs.

1st Wed & 3rd Mon

Sep 3, 15, Oct 1, 20, Nov 5, 17, Dec 3, 15

CAmm Cage Orientation

A required FREE workshop for anyone renting equipment from the CAmm Cage. Meet Cage staff, preview our gear, and get the low down on how to rent. Email 7-8pm. FREE!

Tue Sep 9
Kelley Baker Short Films
Screening and Visiting Artist Talk
Kelley Baker (aka The Angry Filmmaker) returns to The Patterson with a collection of acclaimed witty and intimate shorts about cars, girls, family, and more cars including "Tales from I-5," a west coast road trip story featuring a special commentary by Car Talk's Tappet Brothers; "Love The One You're With," a look at the disasters of 1970's high school dating; and "That Really Obscure Object Of Desire," a five-minute documentary about a man's obsession with his 1928 Model A Ford. Q &A follows. 7:30pm. $7, $5 mbrs

Wed Sep 10

Guerilla Marketing w/ Kelley Baker

Forget Sundance, Miramax, and PBS. From wooden nickels to websites, press kits and reviews, Kelley Baker explains how to get audiences out for your screenings, and assess the real market for your film. 7-9:30pm Adv reg $20, $15 mbrs. Walk-in $35, $30 mbrs.

3rd Tuesdays

Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16

Dorkbot Baltimore

People doing strange things with electricity, hon. A monthly meet-up of diverse individuals working in electronic art. A place for people (artists, engineers, designers, scientists, etc.) to discuss their work in a friendly environment. Free to all! 7-9pm.

Sat Sep 20

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 $105, $90 mbrs. Walk-in $140, $125 mbrs.

3 Mondays

Sep 22, 29, Oct 6

Final Cut Pro 101

Learn system set-up, video and audio capture techniques, editing strategies, basic titling & transitions and output. Instr Elizabeth McGraw-Austin creates media for TV, web, and indie distribution. 7-9pm Adv reg $125, $100 mbrs. Walk-in $170, $145 mbrs.

4th Tuesdays

Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25

Baltimore Screenwriter’s Coffee Club

An informal meeting for professional and aspiring screenwriters! Coffee, networking, moral support, feedback on works in progress, peer advice and inspiration included! Good times, that make you want to WRITE. Note: no Dec mtg. 7-9pm. Free.






Improve your acting skills

Expand your acting network

Learn about acting products & services

Get more acting work…

The Actors’ Center presents the 3rd Annual Actors’ Expo

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University.

The premiere conference for actors in the Washington-Baltimore area.

The Actors’ Expo is a day-long event that assembles over 60 leading stage, film & tv directors, actors, theater educators, and casting directors to present thirty different panels & workshops. Learn from the professionals who can tell what you it takes to succeed as an actor. Plus there will be a vendor room where you can see the latest acting products & services and network with your peers. It’s all under one roof at The Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University, which is located in the heart of Washington, DC. The venue has plenty of parking.

For more details or to register for the 2008 Actors’ Expo visit

The Actors’ Center is a volunteer membership organization and a nonprofit corporation created by and for actors in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.


Crew & Casting Calls


Xterminating Angel Films will hold a casting call for their upcoming production 'The Waterboard' on Saturday, August 9th, from 2 to 5:30pm at the Creative Alliance Patterson Theater on Baltimore, MD (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD 21224). We're looking to cast two talented hopefuls in an intense, dramatic short film. **We're offering considerable pay for both roles**. Both actors should be available to shoot on the first weekend of October, from Saturday the 4th thru Monday the 6th. The roles are as follows:

The Lead: Caucasian male, age late 20s to late 30s, Government agent/CIA type, 5'9" or taller, in decent to great shape, good looks a plus, predatory presence, well-dressed. A sociopath with no conscience.

The Secondary: Caucasian, latin or bi-racial male, age late 20s to late 30s, also government agent/CIA type, 5'8" or taller (shorter than lead), in good shape, must be able to lay down in a prone position for good lengths of time. Must not have a problem with getting wet. Must emote well.

For more inquiries, you may contact us at, or call producers Armando Valle at 443-762-3854 or Angie Ennis at 443-253-4742.**Please do not call the Creative Alliance for details. Thanks.**


‘Nother Brother Entertainment is now looking for additional crew for its independent short film The Part.

The Part is a short film shooting on Saturday, August 30, 2008. The shoot is non-union, and non-pay, but everyone will be fed and be working with a great team. It is ONLY A ONE-DAY SHOOT and maybe one extra day for any re-shoots.

All participants will get credit and a copy of the final product.

We’re shooting the film at a home in Randallstown, Maryland. All of the action takes place in one interior and a large exterior. The exterior is a cook out so there will be plenty of food.

• Boom operator
• Grip
• Production Assistants

If interested please contact us or to get more information

Voicemail: 410-248-6468
Visit us on the Internet at:


Calls for Entry



Tue OCT 7

Call for Entries: Jan-Apr ’09 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 & click “Booking and Submissions” or call 410-276-1651.


Deadline(postmark): August 15, 2008
Current Gallery, located at 30 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, Md 21202, invites video artists and enthusiasts to submit videos of all genres (experimental, animation, music video, documentary, short, home video, outtakes, unfinished films, scientific studies, etc). Works selected from this call will be featured in baltimore vs. the world DVD publication due out this winter. baltimore vs. the world is a DVD publication released through Current Gallery. It will incorporate two separate DVD compilations. One DVD will feature selected works from around the world and the other DVD will focus on selected works from Baltimore, Maryland. Accompanying the DVDs will be a booklet with interviews and support materials. For more information go to:





Cable Station and Video Services Supervisor – FT, Hiring Range:
$35,505 - $39,055/ann. Closes: August 18, 2008. Please see our
application website <> for a
full listing of required hours, qualifications, criteria, and to apply
online, or call 301-322-0613 (voice) to request an application. TTY
users call thru MD Relay (7-1-1). Prince George's Community College,
Largo, MD is an AA/EOE institution.


TV Field Services Technician

Official title: TV Technician II
Pay: $50,960-72,363 + full benefits (medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, vacation, sick leave, retirement)

Maintains, aligns and repairs video equipment and systems for Montgomery County Public Schools.

Must have a strong working knowledge of video equipment, including nonlinear editing systems, cameras, switchers and related multimedia systems. Must understand the operation, alignment and repair of audio mixers. Ability to analyze, maintain and repair closed-circuit cable TV distribution systems within a public school environment.

Must have strong working knowledge and ability to use test equipment to diagnose problems. Must able to analyze and repair equipment on location. Individual is expected to maintain a contemporary knowledge of current technologies through staff training. Mail current resume to:

Regina Arrington
Metro Park
7361 Calhoun Place

Dept of HR
Rockville MD. 20855




Offline Editor


JWM Productions


Takoma Park [view map]


TBD, starts 9/15/2008

Independent production company seeks editors with documentary and
reality experience for a high profile cable television series. Projects begin on September 15. Please submit CV and cover letter to


Apply to: Heather Forbes Tinker


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