Video Art Featurette plus Bonus Art Video, #1 Video Artist and DVD bonuses.... by Skip Blumberg & 63 collaborators
The Video Art Featurette Nam June Paik: Lessons from the Video Master (47:15), recorded at the famed artist's memorial service, contains 46 short visually-stylized often-humorous insightful interviews with friends, colleagues, collaborators and prot?g?s; including artists Yoko Ono, Merce Cunningham, Carolee Schneeman, Davidson Gigliotti (Videofreex), Beryl Korot, Liz Phillips, Bill Viola, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Blondell Cummings, Kit Fitzgerald, and, of course, Shigeko Kubota; curators John Hanhardt (Guggenheim Museum), Wulf Herzogenrath (Kunsthalle Bremen), Barbara London and Sally Berger (MoMA); as well as NJP?s nephew Ken Paik Hakuta. And many more.
The Omaha Film Festival is pleased to announce its new lineup of independent feature films, documentaries, short films, animated shorts and Nebraska shorts for our 2007 festival. After screening and judging hundreds of films from around the world, we are proud to highlight twelve full length feature films, six documentaries, and 41 short films, which include nine animated shorts and seven shorts from right here in Nebraska.
Local man recalls his part in 'Platoon'
By BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON / Lincoln Journal Star
Monday, Jan 29, 2007 - 09:41:26 am CST
Twenty years ago, Corkey Ford took his mother to see a movie.
It was a good movie, an Oscar-winning movie. Mom rather enjoyed it until, well..... maybe Corkey should tell it.
?She screamed and passed out. We had to carry her out of the theater.? Tough to blame Mom. She had just seen her son tied dead to a tree.
I have been out of the creative/dramatic storytelling telling arena for a long time. Tired of TV Ads and corporate TV work, I have teamed up with some friends to create White Box Films.
Our first short, CARTS is nothing fancy, but a good way to get back into the production goove of storytelling once again. As with everyone else, we do low budget or no budget fillmmaking because we love it!
Please check out our website at: www.whiteboxfilms.com
I'd like some tips, info, advice, anything you guys can offer. I'm going to be doing some interviews that I would like to film, and I'm a total novice.
There will be likely 1-on-1 interviews, that eventually I would like to put together as a documentary.
I don't have a camera, yet, good excuse to get one. But I need some advice on lighting, what kind of camera, etc.
I would really appreciate any literature you guys could recommend, or any general tips at all.
Must have been a blast/b*tch to edit. Does anyone have the DVD or book for loan or sale? If not I'd like to submit that we obtain a copy - you know for NIFP. ;)
If you don't know what I'm talking about you should check out http://www.jonhs.net/freemovies/rubber_johnny.htm
(I think I'm in love with the director. LOL. At last, a kindred!)
Saw a FULL PAGE ad for this today in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. I actually got kind of mad that Nebraska can't seem to pass any tax break motivation to support our media artists. Not to mention the Hotels, Restaurants, Contractors and Talent Agencies that benefit immensely from film production.
"The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival plays host to an unparalleled competition celebrating the finest examples of the art of natural history filmmaking. Filmmakers from all over the world enter to compete in 17 award categories, including the coveted Grand Teton Award (Best of Festival)."
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NOMINATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR ARTS AWARDS
Nominations are now being accepted for the 29th annual Mayor?s Arts Awards. The awards will be presented by the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) the evening of Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
The Mayor?s Arts Awards program formally recognizes artistic contributions and achievements in the Lincoln area. Those wishing to nominate a project, organization or person may request a nomination form by calling the LAC at 434-2787 or print a form from the LAC Web site: www.artscene.org. A list of previous winners is also available at that Web site. The nomination deadline is February 16, 2007.
Goehner's melodrama hero succumbs to cancer
BY ART HOVEY / Lincoln Journal Star
Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 - 12:15:16 am CST
The original plan was two melodrama performances to mark Goehner?s 1987 centennial celebration.
Instead, under the direction of Roger Harpham, a community event continued for the next 20 years. It grew to 34 summer performances, dozens of volunteers helping with prime rib dinners and other chores, lines of tour buses, and sold-out crowds of more than 5,000 per season at the Goehner Grange Hall.
Last call for submission
The Streaming Festival accepts features, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental films for its 2nd edition in March 2007
- Deadline for submission : 07 February 2007
- No entry fee
About the Streaming Festival
Films do not play in cinemas. They are streamed online full screen with high image quality.
Just like at a regular film festival, visitors can choose from several programs. However, unlike at a regular film festival, they are able to switch easily between viewing locations.
Feature film set in Lawrence won?t be shot here ... again
Kansas bypassed because state doesn?t offer tax incentives
By Jon Niccum (Contact)
Saturday, January 13, 2007
A fictional Kansas University doctoral student takes the lead in the soon-to-be-shooting movie ?The City of Your Final Destination,? which boasts a cast featuring Anthony Hopkins and Laura Linney.
At no point will that final destination include the city of Lawrence, however.
To NIFP members who attended this month's meeting: I have a feeling all the classic movie posters we saw on the table there had something to do with this. Fun.
The Jensen Cinema 16 Collection contains ?one sheets? (posters) from 805 different movies, ?three sheets? from 131 movies, and ?half sheets? from 169 movies. There are numerous duplicates of many of the posters. This portion of the collection has been valued at more than $100,000. The collection also contains press kits or press books from 592 movies, 434 lobby cards, and sets of stills from 558 movies.
NIFP member, Jon Spence, has had his photography book, 'Close To Home,' added to several bookstore shelves. You can find it at The Bookworm and Reading Grounds in Omaha and at Lee's Booksellers in Lincoln. You can also see a slideshow of his photographs and hear excerpts from the book at http://www.lightstruckpress.com/
Check it out and support NIFP members!!!
The Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, the KC Film Commission, and UMKC's Film Studies invite you to attend a FREE seminar on film and video editing. Award-winning editors Tina Hirsch and Tara Veneruso will discuss the technical and creative side of editing.
When: 6 to 7:30 pm Monday, January 15, 2007
Where: Take 2 Productions, 1906 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO
More info: No reservations required. If you have questions, please call the Jubilee at 913-649-0244.
Announcing the 2007 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival
The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival returns to the Collins Road Theatres April 13-14, 2007.
Several volunteers have come forward to lend a hand and ensure the continuation of the Festival. There continue to be openings for coordinators and volunteers in a number of areas, including: promotions, event planning, fundraising, audio/visual, online promotion, filmmaker relations, merchandising, and talent/special event bookings and relations.
NIFP JAN 10th: Nominations for President, VP, looking forward. 6PM @ Ross
Greetings! Well we had a RECORD turnout last month for Lew and the Lew Moon crew. It was great to have a full house and meet a bunch of new friends with similar passion. If you are new to the group, welcome! Feel free to ask any questions on our NIFP.org messageboard and by all means write us an email if you have ideas, concerns or just to say hello. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Filmmakers from around the world have submitted their short films for Contest 1 on Filmaka.com - a rolling online competition where the top filmmaker will receive a feature film deal. The top 15 filmmakers for Contest 1 will be announced soon, and will each win $500, plus $1000 to make another short film. Meanwhile, our second contest has been announced and films are being accepted until January 29th.