Speed Connections Networking Event Join Host Chambers Stevens at AFCI's NEW networking event where you will have an opportunity to network with production professionals. When you pick up your registration materials, you will be given a number indicating the table where your journey will start. Once in groups, you’ll have 30 seconds to “pitch” your commission to the industry professionals at each table. After several minutes, the groups will rotate stations and begin again. This event will be immediately followed by a networking reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails where you can dialogue with your new connections as well as network with your colleagues.
Bring ONLY business cards (no sales collateral of any kind, please)
Practice your 30 second “pitch” at home in front of the mirror
Smile and have fun!
Best Practices Workshop - YOUR EARLY PARTICIPATION NEEDED Many of you will be attending the Best Practices session during Cineposium to learn about important topics like how to: work with regional film offices, market without incentives, run a better FAM tour, or fundraise to supplement your office’s financing.
AFCI is asking that you take 60 SECONDS to complete the following survey and provide information that will help AFCI to facilitate a lively, interactive session.
No-host Early Registration Pick Up: Monday Evening If you have received a confirmation of your registration and payment, you will be able to pick up your registration materials on Monday evening from 5 - 8 pm at the Doubletree Hotel. We will be gathering at the hotel bar for a no-host Symposium kick off. Join us and get a head start on your networking, the hotel is located at Quebec Street & Martin Luther King Drive.
Symposium Opens at 8 am Tuesday We have a dynamic program slated for this 3-Day conference. It will all begin with an Opening Plenary Session in the Phipps IMAX Theater at 9 am - Michael Rosenfeld, President of National Geographic and Nina Simon of Web 2.0 will welcome delegates and provide guidance on how we can best absorb the next 3 days of jam packed discussions, screenings and demonstrations.
The Museum is located in City Park, approximately three miles east of downtown Denver, at the intersection of Montview and Colorado Boulevards. Delegates may report to the Exhibit Atrium to pick up their Registration materials Tuesday morning at 8 am. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science will provide a light breakfast from 8 - 9:30 am to get us all started off on the right foot. The Symposium office is located above the exhibitors on the third floor of the Atrium in the Museum. Beginning Saturday, October 23, we can be reached on-site at 303-370-8329. The office will be open from 8:30 am - 4:45 pm, daily.
Pre-conference Delegate List Distributed Thursday A full list of all delegates will be included on the Sony jump drives distributed at Registration on Tuesday, October 26th. You will have until Friday at 5 pm Mountain Time to register and be included on the Delegate list that is distributed at Registration. To register now, click here. Passwords to access an updated pre-event contact list will be emailed again to all registered delegates by the end-of-business day today, Thursday. If you are having trouble opening the pre-event contact pdf, email Carrie@jhfestival.org for help.
Last Call for Pitches You don't have to be presenting to get your ideas out to Symposium 2010 delegates. One-page proposals will be included on the Sony jump drives every delegate will receive at registration along with miscellaneous white papers and the delegate list (click here to see the guidelines at our website and protect your intellectual property.) Send your one page proposals to Carrie@jhfestival.org by Friday at 5 pm, MNT.
Do you have a question for any of the panels that you would like to submit in advance? Send it to Lisa@jhfestival.org and it will be given to the moderator prior to the session. Panels and speakers can be found here.
Afternoon Roundtables Feel like leading a topic-driven conversation? Let us know your topic and we'll post the time and location for any interested delegates to join you! A variety of roundtable sessions will be slated over breakfast and from 1-4 each afternoon. Send your proposed round table topic to Carrie@jhfestival.org and make sure you mention whether you would like to host this topic on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon.
The Doubletree Hotel The preferred hotel for this year's Symposium, the Denver Hilton Doubletree is full.
The Red Lion Hotel The Red Lion is the sister hotel of the Doubletree and is located just a few blocks away. There have arranged for rooms starting at $79/night for Symposium delegates. The free Doubletree shuttle from the airport will also go to the Red Lion and the shuttle reserved for Symposium delegates to go to and from the Museum will make stops at the Red Lion as well. To make your arrangements at the Red Lion, call 1-800-RED-LION and reference the "JH Festival Overflow Block." To book Red Lion rooms online, click here, and use the code JHFE1024. The Renaissance Hotel The Renaissance Hotel is available for $149/ night. There is a Renaissance Hotel shuttle from the Denver airport. To make online reservations, click here and remember to use the code jhwjhwa. You can also call the Renaissance directly at 1-800-468-3571 and the reference code is "JHW" or "Symposium."
Airs Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 PM on Wyoming PBS Absaroka, produced by filmmaker Patrick Mignano, was selected as the 2010 winner of the third annual Wyoming Short Film Contest sponsored by the Wyoming Film Commission. The film is gritty and thought-provoking ? and explores the themes of frontier justice and vengeance. Working mostly with amateur actors and crew, writer/director Mignano shot the entire program in Park County ? around the TE Ranch and at Old Trail Town.
The short film is a period Western set in the Wyoming Territory in 1881. The story is a classic morality play that Mignano sums up in the tag line from the film, "The Right Thing is The Only Thing To Do".
Congratulations to Best of the West Film Club at the University of Wyoming. Their winning film garnered a cool $1,000. See their take on Wyoming politics below, and watch all the top-10 films at the Shoot Out's Vimeo.
We just signed up. You can check here to see the WFO page. And here's the press release:
NEW SMARTPHONE APP PROMISES TO REVOLUTIONIZE ENTERTAINMENT AND PRODUCTION INDUSTRY doddle a new iPHONE APP for Production Industry will help get locals hired
JUPITER, FL (May 02, 2010) – Mobile Imagination, LLC which manufactures business productivity applications for smartphones, is launching an application that will revolutionize the entertainment and production industry. The new smartphone application, doddle, cuts out wasting countless hours frantically searching through antiquated and cumbersome production guides or squandering precious time schlepping to an office to fax call sheets and call disconnected equipment rental shops. In short, doddle makes it possible to work the way you do, “on the go.” This app will help professionals spend less time chained to a desk and more time in the field where the magic is created by giving them the unique ability to plan, communicate with, and manage their workforce from their smartphone throughout the creative process.
More importantly, this app will help professionals coming to your locations, get bettor acquainted with your local resources. This app was built to save producers money and get locals hired. doddle was built by production people for production people.
“doddle is for anyone that touches the production industry. doddle is especially great when you go and shoot on location and you don’t know anyone because it allows you to find all the resources that area has to offer...easily.,” said Jim Robertson. Jim has worked for 20 years in the production industry and dreamed up doddle during a particularly frustrating shoot. “There are online production directories, but doddle goes light years beyond those to give production professionals the tools and refreshable data access to make their jobs swifter and saner, giving them more brain cells to devote to creating better art.”
doddle will allow industry professionals to search for vendors and freelancers instantly with their growing comprehensive interactive production guide, initially throughout the U.S., and eventually, throughout the world. And planned for this summer 2010, once a user has located the listing(s) of their choice, they will be able to communicate and collaborate with that entity using all the technology the mobile device has to offer. Producers will be able to plan and manage their own creative workforce through the creation and instant distribution of interactive “call sheets,” which includes all the necessary information for the cast and crew, including shoot locations, applicable weather/lighting conditions, contact information for set personnel, local resources, hospitals, and other vital information. Unlike static call sheets, doddle’s “interactive call sheets” will link and map to key addresses, locations, and everybody touching the set.
“For optimum performance, we want to populate the site with up-to-date resources and contacts said Mobile Imagination Principle and Founder and start-up guru Richard Kwiat. “For this reason, we are offering production industry professionals at all levels to post a listing for free; vendors, crew, talent, locations, as well as production service providers such as caterers, lawyers, retail shops, consultants, transportation providers, equipment rental companies, hospitality and many more. It takes just five minutes and it’s free. It’s one of the few instances in life where you really get something great for nothing.”
Basic listings on doddle are free, and premium listing opportunities are available for a nominal advertising fee. Those wishing to post a listing just need to visit www.doddleme.com and fill out a quick and easy form. doddle executives encourage production industry professionals, vendors, talent, film commissions and anyone that works in the industry to post their listings as soon as possible to really have a mobile presence in the doddle nation.
doddle will be available in basic and professional versions. doddle is available free to use at www.doddleme.com as well as free to Download doddle From iTunes. Once doddle pro launches this summer and it will include killer productivity tools such as digital interactive call sheets, internal note sharing, and other bells and whistles to present a truly transformational application to the world of production – available for a one time fee of only $9.99 at the iTunes mobile app store or at www.doddleme.com for just $24.99 per year for the desktop version.
For more information visit www.doddleme.com or call 1-877-doddle-me (1-877-363-3536).
Hard to believe we are just days away from the second Shoot Out Cheyenne. We scouted out some awesome locations in and around downtown Cheyenne that will become part of the required items for the filmmakers.
Early Bird Gets the Worm: Save Money!
If you register and pay online via PayPal between now and midnight on Thursday, October 14, you will save yourself some money as fees go up the day of the event.
While in-camera editing may seem backwards, there is a rich history behind it as I have been told by some of my film studies friends. Some of America's greatest filmmakers are known to use the technique, from Alfred Hitchcock to John Ford. For a variety of reasons, both of these directors were so sure of their vision was correct, they wouldn't leave any room for someone to re-edit their scenes. While they shot "out of continuity", they won't provide any "extra coverage" that could be used for changing the context of the scene. Hitchcock was known to fall asleep on the set while his very detailed storyboard instructions were followed out. For him, the camera work was merely a formality.
Film crew, photographs and volunteers are still needed!
We are still in need of our doc film crew that puts together the film that gets screened at the Lincoln Theater on Sunday. This is the only film that is guaranteed to be screened at The Shoot Out!
The Shoot Out Cheyenne is primarily a community-based arts event. We rely on volunteers at every turn of the event. Our volunteers set up pavilions; register teams; provide help and direction; direct communications; assist with the dubbing facilities; check-in final tapes; run the tapes; judge the films; host filmmakers; liaison with industry professionals and help put together the gala event.