Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter 2010 CAmm Screenings, Workshops, Networking Events, & Calls for Entries

Creative Alliance at The Patterson 3134 Eastern Ave, 21224
Info and tix/registration: 410-276-1651

Screenings & Talks

Fri Jan 8 CAmm Indie Premiere: Welcome Home "The Jay Randall Story"
New feature by DIY filmmaker Jimmy Traynor
Jay Randall is looking for fame and fortune but finds deception and failure. He hits rock bottom and decides to come out swinging, this time is with deadly objects! Film Threat Magazine calls Jimmy Traynor “The Greatest Filmmaker You've Never Heard Of.” One of Baltimore’s most prolific underground filmmakers, Jimmy’s made over 100 shorts and even made a feature in 32 hours! Doing a whole lot with very little, he is the epitome of Baltimore diy style. Tonight we premiere his newest feature, coming in at 80 minutes, made for less than a grand! Q & A follows. 7:30pm. $7, $5 mbrs, stus, cast, crew.

Thu Jan 14
Rahne Alexander
Screening and Artist Talk
In conjunction w/ CAmm AV Cart (parked outside the CAmm Media Lab) on view Jan 9-Feb 25
Rahne Alexander summons Hollywood's subconscious obsessions to the surface using found footage: cinema’s most-used line, a catalog of yawns, a history film protagonists’ reactions to gender-variant bodies, human despair in the face of natural disaster. Alexander's film collages have been screened in galleries and festivals across the country, including Freewaves (LA), MIX (NYC), Threat Level (Chicago), Homoscope (Austin) and Trannyfest (SF). She co-founded the garage rock band The Degenerettes and is also an organizer with Baltimore's Transmodern art festival, the Charm City Kitty Club and the Maryland Film Festival. Tonight she screens and discusses selected works. $5. 8pm. @ CAmm Media Lab

Sat Jan 23
Silent Sounds: Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
w/ live score:
Darsombra (Brian Daniloski) vs. Ala Muerte (Bianca Bibiloni)
Darsombra vs. Ala Muerte is one part a sinister accompaniment and two parts sonic death duel! Mixing hypnotic, mutilated guitar loops with layers of vocals, ranging from ethereal to guttural, Daniloski and Bibiloni channel every depraved nuance and tension of Robert Wiene’s influential German expressionist film. 7pm. $10, $8 mbrs, stus.

Fri Feb 5
CAmm Indie Premiere
60 Writers/60 Places
w/ I Will Smash You

Documentaries by Michael Kimball & Luca Dipierro

Baltimore novelist and postcard biographer Michael Kimball goes cinematic with Luca Dipierro to create two innovative documentaries. In I Will Smash You, twenty people tell a personal story about an object and then destroy It. The result is often funny and sometimes uncomfortable. 60 Writers/60 Places (premiering tonight) meets 60 writers reading their work in 60 places—Blake Butler on a subway, Deb Olin Unferth in a laundromat, Jamie Gaughran-Perez in a salon, Tita Chico in a dressing room, Will Eno in a park, Tao Lin next to a hot dog cart, Rick Moody on a baseball field, and Rupert Wondolowski at a diner. 7pm. $8, $6 mbrs, stus. Adv tix sug.

Fri Feb 19
¡VIVA BRASIL! Favela Rhythms & City of Rhyme

Directors: Mari Gardner, Kurt Shaw

Favela Rhythms is a documentary where favela (slum) youth examine their walled cities of violence, drugs, dreams. Three years later, the very same youth make City of Rhyme, trying to realize their dreams of recording a hip hop album. Discussion follows w/ Gardner, Shaw, and Brazilian youth via webcam. Favela Rhythms, 2005, 30 min. City of Rhyme, 2008, 30 min. 6pm Mama Geni’s Brazilian dinner sold sep, 7pm screening. $8, $6 mbrs, stus, capoeiristas.

Film-Video-Digital Workshops

2nd & 4th Mondays Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22
CAmm Cage Orientation

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

Sat Jan 23
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. Make your next shoot run smoothly. Designed to make you a better camera person from beginners to intermediate! 10am-4pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg $105, $90 mbrs. Walk-in $140, $125 mbrs.

5 Wed & 1 Sat Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 27, Mar 3
Film Directing 101

Jump into the director’s chair, no experience req’d! If you’ve always wanted to take a crack at film direction, here’s your chance. Award-winning director Alden Brigham takes you from script selection to getting the best crew to directing actors to the editing process with lecture, handouts, and “on-set” hands on projects. All students will finish class with a completed scene “in the can.” 6:30-9:30pm (Sat Feb 27 10am-4pm). Adv reg $200, $175 mbrs. Walk-in $225, $200 mbrs.

3 Tuesdays Feb 2, 9, 16
Final Cut Pro 101

Get started with Final Cut Pro! Learn the interface, setting up your system, capturing video from tape and P2 cards, importing images and audio into your project, and all the amazing editing tools at your disposal. Instr. Nick Prevas. 7-9pm. Adv reg $125, $100 mbrs. Walk-in $150, $125 mbrs.

Sat Feb 6
Special Effects Makeup for TV & Film

Learn how to do cuts, bruises, burns, blisters and blood efx from pros! Steve Bauer and Marianne Wittelsberger, aka the Jokesters®, produced an award-winning cable show in Hollywood for 12 years while working for Paramount, Fox, MGM, Universal and Disney. Cheap, effective and realistic techniques for your next horror film or disaster simulation. 10am-noon. Adv reg $45, $40 mbrs. Walk-in $55, $50 mbrs. Includes materials fee. Note: snow date Sat Feb 13.

Wed Feb 24
Social Media 101

Whether you want to promote your own work, brainstorm with fellow artists, find potential clients or maintain an online portfolio that’s easy for others to find, share and discuss, the Internet has an answer. Unfortunately, figuring out what to do, when, why and how can be daunting. But fear not! Justin Kownacki has been explaining the basics of social media to artists and CEOs alike since 2006, and his 10 Step Social Media Crash Course will get you up to speed (and get your work in front of a new audience) in 2 quick, painless, sarcasm-filled hours. 7-9pm. Adv reg $20, $15 mbrs. Walk-in $30, $25 mbrs.

Networking Events

1st Mondays
Jan 4, Feb 1
CAmm Cine Lounge
CAmm Cine Lounge is the hottest indie event in town! Bring your new film or work in progress (max length 15min) and have a critical conversation with peers. Film industry guests share tips of the trade. Drop your business cards, headshots, and press packets on our info exchange tables! Bar is open with specials! Note: Feb 1 Special Meet & Greet with local orgs, production co’s, more. Email for info & table reg. 7pm. $8, $6 mbrs.

3rd Mondays Jan 18, Feb 15 CAmm Cage Happy Hour Talks
Meet CAmm Cage & Media Lab staff. Get tips on different topics each month. Network. Free Natty Boh, pizza, discount coupon for next rental! 6-7pm. FREE!

4th Tuesdays Jan 26, Feb 23
Baltimore Screenwriter’s Meet Up

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. 7-9pm. $5.

Calls For Entries/Important Deadlines

Tue Feb 9 Deadline for Submissions: CAmm Workshops & Screenings
Have a short video or feature you’d like to screen at The Patterson? An idea for a film/video/digital workshop, or one for artists? Proposals considered for our May-Aug season due today. Info:, click “booking and submissions” or call 410-276-1651.

Fri Feb 12 Deadline for Submissions: CAmm College Video Bake-Off
Students! Submit your latest short (max 10 minutes) on DVD or Quicktime (.mov). Accepted films screen at The Patterson Fri Apr 9. All genres, all schools, all departments, all students encouraged! Audience and jury prizes! FREE to submit! Info: FREE!

CAmm Cage Holiday Hours
CAmm Cage will be closed Wed Dec 23- Mon Dec 28 & Fri Jan 1.
We will be open Wed Dec 30!

Holiday Special!
Document your family traditions! Cast the whole family and make a movie!
Rent gear Mon Dec 21- Wed Dec 30, or Wed Dec 30- Mon Jan 4 for the price of one weekend!

Starting Mon Jan 4 the CAmm Cage & Media Lab will be open Mondays & Fridays 3pm-7pm weekly. Rental periods are Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon. New Year special – through Jan 25, 2010 – rent gear Mon-Friday for the old Mon-Wed price – double the time, same low price!

Give the Gift o' Fun!

Patterson Night Out For Two!
Give your fave couple a cuddly date! Tixs f/ two to any regularly scheduled CA show (their choice!), two drinks & two popcorns! $40 ( Potentially a $60 value!) Arrives in holiday card w/ snazzy gift certificate.

Membership + CA Tee!
Let you arts curious be part of it all! Discounts on admission & classes, spiffy print calendar mailings, Members Happy Hours & more! $35 Individual. $65 Duo. Add $5 for a CA T-Shirt!
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