Lonely? Astro Pictures can satisy your deepest desires. We will have DVDs available for sale at the next NIFP meeting, Wednesday June 13th. They are only $10, and guaranteed to provide eternal pleasure. Sounds like a deal to me. So look for 2 sailors and we will hook you up.
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SHADOW BOXING: Kansas-based Horror Series Debuts Online
By Jane Stolar - SCREENMAG.TV WEB EXCLUSIVE
It is widely believed that our failures are more important than successes, for we learn from the lessons failures teach us. Taking this idea to heart, Kendal Sinn has used his self-proclaimed ?travesty? of an Alfred Hitchcock remake and the two failed comedies he wrote and directed as a collective springboard to create ?Shadow Falls,? an ambitious new internet horror series. The series? 32 episodes will each take place on a date sometime within the last few centuries, and each plot will revolve around a small Midwestern town with a population now reduced to a prophetically-selected group.
ACTING UP: Midwest Talent Schools
By Dixon Galvez-Searle
Think about your average film shoot. It?s filled with talented crew members, each of whom has spent considerable time learning the craft. Gaffers, grips and camera operators may have started out in film school and volunteered their time on countless projects before landing a paid gig, but what about the talent in front of the camera? SCREEN spoke to a number of talent schools and training centers throughout the Midwest to find out how actors learn their craft.
One of the region?s best known resources is its abundance of improv theaters. The Second City, a nationally recognized sketch comedy and improv theater based in Chicago, offers a wide range of classes. Their beginning improv class is open to the public and split into five graduated eight-week courses. All five courses are taught simultaneously, but students start by taking the first course, then work their way up the ladder.
MAKING MOVIES | Sequel to novel-writing month
MAKING MOVIES: Thousands of writers spending June writing 20,000-word screenplays. It?s not too late to join!
Thousands of writers are writing 20,000-word screenplays this month. It?s not too late to join!
By EDWARD M. EVELD
The Kansas City Star
Chris Baty, who grew up in Prairie Village, directs Script Frenzy from Oakland, Calif. Participants are challenged to write an original script for a movie or play by the end of June. No doubt you?ve been to the movies and, after two hours, said something like, ?I could have done better.?
Could we follow similar guidelines and help Nebraska Filmmakers?
Steps to Put K.C. in the National Movie Spotlight
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So, what would it take to make the greater Kansas City/Lawrence area a mecca for feature filmmakers? As part of my research for another KC film story, I asked IFC past president Joe Heyen, Take Two owner and independent film supporter Teri Rogers, Avila film professor and filmmaker (American Stag, Bazaar Bizarre) Benjamin Meade, filmmaker (The Same, But Different) Lisa Marie Evans, and filmmaker (godhead) Rosanna Jeran to share their ideas.
Went to the newly reopened State Theater. Perhaps
"Grindhouse" positively influenced my experience, but I loved it! The pizza was just right, similar to YiaYias but softer crust. The beer selection was for beer snobs like myself, no domestic. And they had no problem announcing a free round of drinks when a fuse blew around 30 seconds into the first "real" trailer. Impressed they could get it running again in only 35-40 minutes on Sunday at 9PM!
Then it got better. I had not seen Grindhouse yet. All the
fake trailers, garbled Bmovie audio, and references to 'missing reels', and the zombie bloodfest/ 70's car chases made for great first memories at the new State Theater. And I don't even like Tarantino that much!
For filmmakers, distribution options abound
BY JEFF KORBELIK / Lincoln Journal Star
Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:23:18 am CDT
The movie is about zombie friendship.
Devon and Joe play video games and fantasize about the girlfriends they wish they had.
After becoming hooked on the zombie-hero game ?Manna for the Damned,? they?re ready to get the girls and live the lives they want.
They do so by becoming real zombies.
Their quest for human brains and hot chicks, however, has consequences.
It tests the bonds of their friendship and changes their lives ? forever.
?Manna for the Damned? isn?t the latest big-budget Hollywood zombie flick coming to a theater near you.
Hey team. Info on the idea of PayPal payments on our site for
A. Membership Dues and Donations
B. Equipment Rental fees and/or Deposits
C. Fiscal Sponsorship easy tracking contributions?
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5th Wild West Film Fest to Feature Celebrity Judges, Cash Prize
Like movies? Want to have one of yours seen by celebrity judges with connections? You'll have your chance when the wildly successful Wild West Film Fest returns to Lawrence, Kansas' Liberty Hall on June 17th in its fifth showing since its June, 2005 premier.
This summer's festival features celebrity judges Simran Sethi, host of Robert Redford?s The Green on the Sundance Channel, former MTV Asia correspondent and guest on The Martha Stewart Show and Oprah; Tom Kane, one of the top voice actors in the United States, who's credits include the upcoming Shrek The Third and who is currently "the voice of the Oscars"; and Michael McMillan, who has been seen on HBO's Big Love and is the star of Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes 2. A $500 prize, courtesy of Time Warner Cable, will be awarded to the first place winner. Additional prizes from Kansas City and Lawrence businesses will be awarded to the top three filmmakers.
FROM RHETT: Slightly off topic, but there WILL be Video Mixing going on and that is a 'video art'. Come down to Omaha if you are free this Friday. Thanks!
ENTITY13 gallery event June 1st reunites Lincoln and Wahoo
Four distinct perspectives.
Entity13 collective presents distinct paintings, photographs and video art premiering at a Friday, June 1st event at Hot Shops Art Gallery in Omaha.
The show, which runs the entire month, features the works of Dusty Noha, Rhett McClure, Henry Kloepper, and Nathan Chandler. The event is free and runs from 7PM to 11PM at 1301 Nicholas Street in Omaha. ENTITY13 continues each weekend in June with a recording of the premiere planned for projection..
FROM RHETT: This sounds VERY interesting. I may have to check it out! Hey, it's FREE!---
The Ross will be screening Jon Jost's DV made HOMECOMING. See the Ross website, www.theross.org for information on the film.
Set in Newport, Oregon, a small coastal town whose fishing fleet
has vanished, and survives on second-homes and tourism, HOMECOMING is rooted directly in the present realities of America. We are introduced to a normal family: Jeff (Keith Scales) and his wife Mattie (Kate Sannella), and son Chris (Ryan Harper Gray). Jeff runs a small real estate office and his
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This looks like yet ANOTHER site to sell your footage or shows. Viewers can WATCH for free, but PAY to own in higher quality. Brilliant!
Public Access from 1982- Does he really have the rights to this?
Kids on Apple II's from early 1980's
LOGIN NOW to see all the content you can create! ANYONE can create content. Spammers, you can get creative too! I tend to try and create forum topics or embed youtube videos in a page for others to check out. Things to share that others in the group would find truly useful. We'd love to make the NIFP.org site more "myspace/google/craigslist/creative cow"-ish, but we need your help. Film geeks, web addicts, confused moms with unhelpful children, POST STUFF HERE!
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Showing this Thursday in the Digital Cinema series (7 pm, Ross Cinema)
be a program of short films by LEIGHTON PIERCE.
Leighton lives and teaches in Iowa City at the Univ of Iowa. His films
extraordinarily beautiful, and with a sense of sound that reflects his
original training in music composing. In my view his is really one of
very best artists working in digital media. You will be amazed at what
is able to do.
I encourage you to attend. I'll be there to discuss them with those
For more information on Leighton see:
Check out my coworker Jim Mehsling's animated entry! It's a finalist in the Star Wars Fan Film competition on Atomfilms! Kind of a big deal as Lucas picks the winner and these will be shown on SpikeTV later this month!
I'm not a Trekkie (ha) but it's pretty funny.
Mentioned on Coldhardflash.com today.
Hello to NIFP members,
Our June meeting is fast approaching and it promises to be a fun-filled event. Weds, June 13 at 6 p.m. is the date and time. But this month, we will be meeting in the small theatre of the Ross instead of the film library. We started the NIFP year off with some open meetings so that people could talk, bring in work to show, and network. We had some great new members come in(some from Columbus, Crete, etc.) and we want to continue that. So bring a friend and help us welcome Greg Kubitschek.
Greg Kubitschek is a graduate of UNL and one of the founding members of White Box Films(www.whiteboxfilms.com). Greg will be bringing behind the scenes footage of his most recent short film, ?Carts.? The film was shot in Seward, NE at a local grocery store(http://www.sewardindependent.com/Archivec18602.html). ?Carts? was written by Seward resident, Monte Bainter and directed by Jason Nabb. Greg was Director of Photography. He will give us his insight into the auditioning process and casting of actors and actresses for a short film, as well as putting the production together as a whole.
Hey everybody, this month has gone by fast, too fast! And our meeting is upon us. We are going to pick up where we left off at the last meeting. We ran out of time and didn't get to go over our camera, lighting, and sound packages. So, if your a new member, be sure to come and see them tonight. I want to also discuss what other options we might have for possible new camera packages if we can get some of the grants that one of our members found. Let's also finish up the brainstorming for Mad Movie Night. When and Where should we have it?
Last months meeting was awesome and we packed the house. Be sure to come back, and bring a friend! And if anyone has shot anything new, or has something old that they would like to replay, then by all means, let's see it. See you tonight at the Ross!!!