Thursday, January 28, 2010

CAmm Film/Video News Digest (Jan '10)

All Creative Alliance events take place at the Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave, 21224
Info and tix/registration: 410-276-1651
Mon Feb 1
CAmm Cine Lounge
CAmm Cine Lounge is the hottest indie film 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. Bring business cards, headshots, and press packets for 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.

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 $170, $145 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.

2nd & 4th Mondays
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!

3rd Mondays
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!

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.

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. Adv reg $20, $15 mbrs. Walk-in $30, $25 mbrs.

Local Film Events

Baltimore Filmmaker Matt Porterfield’s new film Putty Hill is premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival! (This is HUGE!) Catch a sneak peek at scenes from Putty Hill tonight at MICA’s Brown Center at 8pm, or at the Charles Theatre, Monday February 1st, 9:00pm.

Jimmy George & Chris LaMartina’s President’s Day
World Premiere!
Hail to the chief.. he’ll hack you to pieces!
Midnight Crew Studios presents
In Association with Nice Guy Productions
The World Premiere of PRESIDENT'S DAY.

Monday February 15th, 2010
@ The Charles Theatre
1711 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-5800
(410) 727-3456

Show starts at 7:30pm
Tickets are $10

Tickets can be purchased online through Paypal at:

Tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at the theatre on the night of the premiere.

NOTE: This screening will occur regardless of weather. The Charles Theatre will remain open snow or shine. These tickets are non-refundable.

For directions to the theatre check out:

Crew & Casting Calls
Seeking a talented, attractive young African-American female for a music video to be produced in February 2010. Xterminating Angel Films will be holding a casting call on Saturday, January 30th at the Creative Alliance, Patterson Theater(3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224), 10am to 2pm, for its upcoming music video production of ‘Crave’ by Baltimore R&B artist Jaleel. We’re seeking an attractive model aged 15 to 23 years of age (must look high-school age) to start opposite Jaleel in the video production. Experience preferred but not neccesary. Headshot recommended. Also seeking young extras, male and female, of high school age to be featured in the video. There’s no pay, but you will receive feature credit and copy of your work in a video that will receive national exposure. For more info, please contact
TITLE: Flat tire

SYNOPSIS: A high society woman trapped with a flat tire in the middle of nowhere. Four young black men driving by stop. Good Samaritans or villains?

Film has NO DIALOG.

I am seeking help in casting, shooting, production and editing. Credits will be given to all who can help me pull this off. It's my FIRST film.

Kind regards

Machua Koinange

443 794 8196

Calls for Entry

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 11
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!

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TWITTER @goinggreenfest

The Going Green Film Festival (GGFF), a unique, first-of-its-kind film festival promoting environmental awareness and best practices for green production films, films about the environment, or films featuring alternative transportation. (See site for complete details)

July will be here before you know it. It’s time to apply for Artscape! Exhibiting at Artscape continues to be a great marketing opportunity for your group or organization, with the potential of reaching several thousand people during the weekend.

Additional benefits include:
Listing/link on (212,280+ hits in 2009; 995,881 page views). Listing in the festival program distributed on-site. Inclusion in the festival press kit, sent to appx. 250 regional media outlets. Consultation with your area’s coordinator before and during the festival to maximize your group’s experience. Inclusion in our internal list of potential media interviews and story ideas. Networking with other non-profits. Ability to recruit volunteers, patrons and members. Sales opportunities

Your organization may apply to be an Arts Organization Exhibitor if it is a non-profit, performing or visual arts-related organization. Arts Organization Exhibitors are located together on the festival concourse, and may distribute information and/or sell items from their tent space. The application fee is $30; the booth fee is $450 per 10x10’ space.

Please note that these are not intended as performance spaces; if your group would like to perform at Artscape, call 410-752-8632 to speak with the festival organizers.

If you have exhibited at Artscape before, note that several things have changed for Artscape 2010: The Performing / Visual Arts Exhibitor application has been replaced by Arts Organization Exhibitor application, with updated criteria for inclusion at Artscape. Arts Organization Exhibitors and Target Family Art Park Exhibitors have separate applications. The festival is only accepting online applications this year, and most communication will be done via email. Please include a valid email address with your application.
Visit to apply to Artscape 2010.
If you have any questions, please contact Krista D. Green.
Arts Organization Exhibitor Coordinator at 410-752-8632

Washington, DC: Freelance Chryon Duet and Deko Operator Needed on Monday, February 1st

The Maslow Media Group, in Washington, DC seeks an experienced, BROADCAST level, Chyron Duet/Chyron Deko operator for Monday, February 1st for a live broadcast, in downtown Washington, DC.

Must have experience pre-loading some script and the ability to do lower thirds, if necessary, during the live transmission. Minimum three years experience required.

Must be a U.S. citizen.

Monday’s assignment can be reached by Metro, although a garage is nearby for those who do drive.

Call time on Monday is 8am for the full day.

Please email your information, including day rate ONLY if you have experience with these programs.

If you are not called, but have experience, we will save your information for upcoming broadcasts for our clients.

Email your resume to:

In the subject line please use this title: Washington, DC/Freelance Chyron Op

February 1st broadcast needs to be filled as soon as possible.
Baltimore Shakespeare Festival is looking for an experienced non-equity stage manager for their upcoming Teen Performance Program production of Measure for Measure, directed by Tony Tsendeas. Rehearsal begin this Friday, January 8th. Rehearsal schedule: Fridays 5-9pm, Sat/Sun 11am-3pm. Tech week: February 7-11with opening night Friday, February 12th. Performances continue February 13-14 and 18-21; Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8:00; Sun at 5pm. This is a paid position. Please contact BSF’s Artistic Director, Michael Carlton at 410-366-8594 or via email at to apply or for more information.
OnTheRoad Theater Company needs Stage Manager. No pay; but much work ! Not one dull-moment with our Resident Actors. (Will train if necessary) Passion for theater-arts required. (Production opens: May 2010)
Call: (443) 802-8264, Email:,
Greenbelt Arts Center's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses is looking for someone to run sound during these performances. The show opens this Friday and runs until January 30th. Even if you can only do this for part of the run, your help is greatly appreciated. We are particularly looking for someone to cover opening weekend (Fri & Sat at 8pm) as well as tech week (every night this week starting at 7pm) Please contact the producer Sheilah Crossley-Cox at 301-345-3337 if you are available.
The Strand Theater Company is seeking a Production Stage Manager with professional or college level experience for The Mai by Marina Carr. Rehearsals will be held on weeknights, beginning the week of February 8th, with weekend rehearsals if necessary. The production runs April 16th-May 9th, 2010. Stage Managers are given a $100 stipend. To set up an interview, please contact Jayme Kilburn, Artistic Director at or visit to learn more about the theatre.
Silver Spring Stage and needs a production stage manager and a lightboard op. "The show is Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman." The first tech rehearsal is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 10, with rehearsals that week leading up to opening night. It is, unfortunately, pay free - Silver Spring Stage is all volunteer. However, I will happily ply anyone willing to help us out with drinks. We are also looking for a light board op, so if anyone is interested and would be more interested by virtue of having a friend along, that can happen. Contact by e-mail at, or by calling 202-213-2433.
Casting to be done week of the 18
Gold Marketing Group, an event company in Minneapolis is looking to hire some actors for an event that are presenting in Baltimore on February 12 and 13. We are looking for 8 actors, four men and four women. We are looking for people aged 25-45, no race restrictions. We would need them both Friday and Saturday for 8 hours per day.

A little about the event: The costumed actors will be hanging out in heavily trafficked areas of Baltimore, hip locales, coffee shops, the harbor, etc. acting as typical couples. Due to the nature of the costumes (a bird and a bee) the public will ask “what’s going on here?” The actors will then provide a few key messages and information regarding our client’s project, (which has to do with fertility options). Actors won’t have to do a lot of speaking as we have informational cards that they will hand out with more specific information.

Ann Tool
Gold Marketing Group
322 1st Ave N Suite 402
Minneapolis, MN 55401
W: 612-313-8146
M: 651-332-1467

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