Thursday, April 8, 2010

CAmm Film/Vid News MAR 2010

All Creative Alliance events take place at the Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave, 21224
Info and tix/registration: 410-276-1651
Fri Apr 9, 7pm.
$8, $6 mbrs, stus.
Trophies! Cash Prizes! Cake! Check out the best of B-more’s booming student film scene. Jury selects docs, narratives, animation, and avant garde! These up-and-coming filmmakers bring us incompetent sci-fi super heros, crazy landlords with crazier tenants, first dates with cannabals, bad days, music videos, and lots more! Cast your votes for audience choice awards!!

Sat Apr 10
Shoot Like a Pro
Network cameraman Tim Keating shares tips for the better, faster, cheaper, one-man-band business environment: lighting, interviews, formats, composition, best practices. Make your next shoot run smoothly. Beginners to intermediate. 10am-4pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg $105, $90 mbrs. Walk-in $140, $125 mbrs.

Sat Apr 17
Intro to Photoshop & Digital Images
Get Photoshop and digital images working for you! How to get photos into your computer, edit, and save in the correct file format and size for print and web. Tips for creating digital portfolios for cds or web, emailing images, and basic Photoshop tools. Instr. Violet Glaze. 10am-4pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg $125, $100 mbrs. Walk-in $170, $145.

Thu Apr 29
CAmm Indie Premiere: Healing Neen
Co-presented by Maryland Disability Law Center
w/ live performance by Caleb Stine
Healing Neen follows the amazing recovery of Tonier “Neen” Cain from a lifetime of abuse and drug addiction to a career as a nationally-known speaker and educator. Her story points to the consequences of untreated trauma to individuals and society at-large, including mental health problems, addiction, homelessness and incarceration. Caleb Stine (who scored the film) opens with a live set. Q&A w/ producers Laura Cain, Thom Stromer and Tonier Cain follows. Dir. Laura Cain, 2010, 54 min. Music 7pm. Film 7:30pm $8, $6 mbrs.

3 Tuesdays May 4, 11, 18
Directing Actors For The Camera
An Introductory Workshop For Actors & Directors
An introductory workshop designed to help actors and directors begin the transition from individual artists to committed collaborators. Actors will learn how to help directors tell the story, and directors will learn how to help actors do their best work. Instr. George Andre Tittle. 7-10pm. Adv reg $150, $125 mbrs. Walk-in $180, $155 mbrs.

Funding Ops
**The Women In Animation Phyllis Craig Scholarship Fund** - $1,000 scholarship for a student who is studying animation at an accredited institution, demonstrates artistic talent, and desires to make animation her career. The winner will also receive a one-year membership to Women In Animation. Applicants must be enrolled full or part-time in an accredited animation program, must be U.S. citizens, and must be in financial need. Submissions must include a portfolio or reel, a 500-word essay outlining education and career goals and explaining financial need, a written recommendation from a teacher or mentor, and a copy of student ID, in addition to an application form (available on website). All materials must be submitted together and labeled with name and contact information. Women In Animation, Phyllis Craig Scholarship, P.O. Box 17706, Encino, CA 91416, (818) 759-9596, Deadline: April 29, 2010
**Women in Film Finishing Fund** – Provides cash awards ranging from $1,000-$15,000, as well as in-kind services, for the completion of films by, for or about women. Open to short and long formats in all genres, including narrative, documentary, educational, animated and experimental. Principle photography and rough cut must be completed by time of application. Applications accepted from filmmakers around the world (men may apply, as long as their work is about or for women). Student projects ineligible. See website for complete guidelines and application. Women In Film Foundation, Los Angeles Office, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 710, Los Angeles, CA 90048, T: (323) 935-2211,, Deadline: April 30, 2010

Local Film Events & Classes
For more information on our FILM CAMP at Key School Click here
Young filmmakers will be challenged to learn the basics of filmmaking through guided “hands-on” instruction and experience. In small groups, they will learn how to create and develop a story idea, write, produce, shoot, direct and edit a movie (video). Students will work in teams to complete a short 5-8 minute film while learning, creating and having fun led by experienced industry professionals using digital video cameras and editing equipment. Note: Friday will be a full day.
A materials fee of $50 is due at the first class.

WIDE ANGLE MEDIA BENEFIT Mon. April 12th 6-8pm @ Center Stage
Baltimore Leaders and Youth Honored at “Growing a Local Legacy”

Wide Angle Youth Media celebrates the opening of our 5th Annual Who Are You? Youth Media Festival with a reception and benefit celebrating our local assets. “Growing a Local Legacy: Opening Reception and Benefit” is hosted by Ira Weinstein, corporate sponsorship chair, Reznick Group, PC. Keynote speaker: Ron Shapiro, Chairman- Shapiro Negotiations Institute and counsel to the firm Shapiro, She Guinot & Sandler. This event will feature a gallery exhibit, happy hour with light fare including local artisan cheese from Maryland farms, courtesy Bon Appetite, a silent auction featuring a Charm City Cake from local Food Network stars “Ace of Cakes”, and Charm City Roller Girls circulating the crowd, acting as servers.

Wide Angle Youth Media provides Baltimore youth with real-world learning in the media arts to help them become self-aware social citizens. From afterschool video-making to a youth-run television show and festival, Wide Angle uses media to make a difference. For more information, visit
Where: CENTERSTAGE, 700 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD., about 10 minutes away from Wide Angle.
CONTACT: Gin Ferrara
(410) 338-0947

Calls for Entry
Sat Jun 12
Creative Alliance BIG SHOW
The dropoff date for The Big Show—our annual all hung members’ exhibition–is an event in itself. Every member is invited to submit one work of art, ready to be installed, and no more than 36” wide. Video works 5min or less will be displayed on a monitor in looped programs. All genres, including trailers welcome. Submit Quicktime .mov. Info: or call 410-276-1651. Noon-5pm. FREE f/ mbrs–JOIN TODAY!
Creative Alliance at The Patterson 3134 Eastern Ave

The 48 Hour Film Project is back in Charm City June 11-13!
Registration opens April 8.

It's hard to believe it will be the sixth year, but unless my ability to count on my fingers has deteriorated significantly, it is our sixth birthday!

You can sign up at

Space will be limited, so sign up early. Sign up early, and you will also receive a discount for early bird registration.

I'm pleased to announce that all films will screen at the lovely Charles Theatre again this year, and the big Baltimore winner will go head to head with other city winners in a no-holds barred, cage match to determine the best 48 Hour Film of 2010.

For more info about the 48 Hour Film Project, or to join a team (as talent or crew) check out the website
To sign up for the one and only Baltimore 48HFP, go to
AND if you have questions, contact Rob Hatch at

The DC Shorts Film Festival LATE DEADLINE is May 16th! The Screenplay Competitions LATE DEADLINE is May 31st!

The DC Shorts Film Festival (September 9-16, 2010) turns the spotlight on truly independent short films, created by new and established filmmakers in an era when the art of filmmaking is opening to all. We select films of every genre and niche for our competition screenings - with a special focus on films created by metropolitan Washington, DC-based directors and writers. After each screening, filmmakers have the opportunity to speak to the audience as part of a moderated panel. Cash prizes and all entries receive judges' feedback!

Crew Calls
i am looking for production assistants, assistant directors, and some other crew members - for a short film i am producing & directing
: april 12/13/14 at this mansion in potomac, md

Regards, Jai Mata Di - Manan Singh Katohora
(27 imdb credits)


Deadline: April 16, 2010
The Baltimore Museum of Art is seeking creative and energetic teaching artists to design and lead art activities as part of its new summer camp program. Teaching artists will collaborate with BMA educators to develop age-appropriate gallery and studio lessons that encourage children to develop skills for thinking about, understanding, and making art. Successful applicants will be responsible for selecting and preparing art materials, demonstrating techniques and processes, motivating students, and maintaining a safe and creative environment.
Teaching artists will be selected for Creativity Camp (June 21-25) and Craft Camp (July 19-30). Creativity Camp is designed for 8-12 year olds and seeks to foster and expand campers’ imaginative responses to the BMA Collection while developing important creative thinking skills. Craft Camp engages 12-14 year olds in an interactive exploration of materials and techniques in the Collection, using them as inspiration for innovative craft activities.
Applicants must have experience working with children ages 8 - 12 and/or 12 – 14 in a studio setting and have a good understanding of child development. Successful candidates will possess a solid understanding of traditional and unconventional artistic methods and materials and be able to inspire creativity in young people. Good organizational, time management and interpersonal skills are a must. Experience teaching from works of art is desirable. This position is ideal for innovative and imaginative individuals who have a passion for introducing children and teens to the world of art.
These are two paid contract positions. Creativity Camp offers a $750 honoraria; Craft Camp offers a $1500 honoraria. Project development and preparation hours to be determined in concert with the BMA’s Education staff. Hours are from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday during camp offerings (June 21-25; July 19-30). Please submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references, and 2 – 3 related samples (in digital format only - Include a web address, as needed). In your submission e-mail as the subject line, please list your first and last name and your camp preference if availability limits your consideration to only one camp. Professional references should be listed as follows:

First and Last name, Title
Years known
Phone # and email address
Mailing address
Deadline: April 16, 2010
No phone calls please.

Send email submissions to:
Lauren Haney, Manager of Family Learning at

The Community College of Baltimore County seeks a creative and experienced technical director to oversee a 450-seat modified thrust facility and design for student performing arts program. Additional teaching duties possible. MA or MFA and design experience required. Full-time, 12-month position with benefits. For position description and to apply, please visit
click “search postings.”

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