Hello everyone in NIFP land! Well we are back up and online after a few rocky months with some evil hackers trying to break our stride. Ain't nobody gonna hold us down! Oh no! Thanks to Shawn Davis, we are back with a new site (okay the 2nd new site this year) using a more secure open source format.
Fred Finn has left Nebraska for bigger and brighter projects on the Left coast. We wish him well and hope his momentum from working on BERT THE MOVIE takes him far. However, Fred was our Vice President and we now need someone to fill those shoes. Basically the requirements are to come to meetings and sub in the rare event Rhett is out of town. Contact Rhett if you are interested in becoming our next Vice President.
I'm looking for someone who has AvidXpress on their computer system to help me transfer/export as quicktime movies Avid files on an external hard drive to a Mac initialized external hard disk, or to mini-dv tapes.
This is footage from Boston that I've been given by Emerson College for my new documentary...but I use Final Cut Pro, not Avid. If anyone can help me out, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're like me, I'm sure you've thought about this whole HDV thing that's going on. "WOW!" I thought to myself. "HiDef that I could possibly afford! Cool!" And why wouldn't I think that. It's all the rage. There's got to be something to it, right? So I researched, and, well, maybe there's not as much a benefit as the buzz seems to suggest. . .
Without going into too much techno-speak, HDV cameras a basically little hardware/software mpeg2 encoders. So, right off the bat we're recording a compressed video file.
To NIFP Members and Users:
The last couple of months have been a rocky time for the nifp.org web site. A series of hacks against PHP Nuke -- the portal software running nifp.org -- resulted in some serious server issues and lots of down time for the site.
I am currently a professional programmer operating a large number of applications and about 1500 web sites with a small staff. However, nifp.org is an unpaid gig for me and has always been my 'bit' for the indy film industry in Nebraska.
Currently accepting applications for the 2010 Middle of Nowhere executive director!
Email us your interest and resume at MediaArts33 at yahoo dot com!
Attention US Filmmakers! The time is here again for the 3rd Annual National Film Challenge! The National Film Challenge (www.filmchallenge.org) is the latest cool filmmaking competition from the creators of the 48 Hour Film Project (www.48hourfilm.com). Here are the details: WHAT IS THE NATIONAL FILM CHALLENGE? It's your chance to stop talking and start filming! The premise? Filmmaking teams have just one weekend to make a short film. All creativity - writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack - must occur beginning Friday evening at 7 p.m. on October 21, 2005 and ending Monday October 24, 2005. On Friday, to make things interesting, each team is emailed a genre for its film, and a character, prop and line of dialogue that must appear in each team?s movie. Then the film must be sent to National Film Challenge Headquarters with a postmark no later than Monday, October 25. In the following weeks the top films (determined by a panel of judges) will be available for viewing (and voting!) on our website (www.filmchallenge.org). There will be two big winners this year ? The Grand Prize Winner (determined by judges) and The Audience Award Winner (determined by the online voting.) Both films will screen with the 48 Hour Film Project City Winners at this year?s Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. (www.cinequest.org) In addition the Grand Prize Winner wins a free trip to Cinequest to see their film on the big screen! HOW DO I SIGN UP MY TEAM?
AWARD-WINNING FILM BY UNL FILM FACULTY TO SHOW AT THE MARY RIEPMA ROSS MEDIA ARTS CENTER (Lincoln, Nebraska) - UNL's The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film announces the Lincoln premiere of ALMOST NORMAL, a film produced and edited by UNL Assistant Professor Sharon Teo, at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, 313 North 13th, Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. Contact MRRMAC for show times at 472-5353 or www.theross.org. ALMOST NORMAL takes a very unconventional story and delivers it in a very conventional manner. Brad Jenkins (J. Andrew Keitch) is gay, just turned 40 and is still single. He’s depressed. Reminiscing, Brad confides to his best friend since high school, Julie (Joan Lauckner) that he wishes he could just be normal. Maybe then he could have scored with the hottest jock at his school, Roland Davis (Tim Hammer). Suddenly taken back in time, Brad wakes up and finds himself back in high school in a world that is now gay. To be straight is considered deviant behavior. Meeting Roland Davis this time, the two become the hottest couple at school. But then something else happens to Brad. He runs into Julie. When suddenly normal becomes Well, Almost Normal.