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Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Just caught wind of this off of the Venture There blog. Some very impressive cinematography of Wyoming's best ski slopes.
"Throughout the epic 2011 Jackson Hole, Wyoming ski and snowboard season, filmmaker Tristan Greszko put together this stunning tilt shift timelapse video, titled "A Tiny Day in the Jackson Hole Backcountry," that turns the hugeness of Jackson's backcountry into a miniature wonderland. You'll likely see more of Tristan's work in the future, and in the meantime [you can watch the video below]."
Friday, April 22, 2011
1. Teaches various film production, screenwriting, pre-college and college level compostion courses and related labs, including instruction of techniques of production, directing, and screen writing and assisting students in developing their own creative voice
2. Advises and provides direction to the student film club
3. Provides an out-comes based and interdisciplinary focused curriculum
4. Uses innovative pedagogies and emerging technology to enhance student learning
5. Is student-focused
6. Promotes a collaborative learning environment than transends the walls of the classroom
7. Particpates in student recruitment and community outreach efforts
8. Comprehends current trends in the film industry and the history of the art form
9. Keeps current on degree requirements and advises students majoring in film production and other areas as assigned
10. Assists in department and program budget development and maintenance
11. Assists in annual and five year academic program review
12. Assesses and alters curriculum offerings and course syllabi as necessary
13. Shares student information with other faculty and counselors when deemed appropriate, including progress reports, attendance records, etc.
14. Posts and maintains office hours
15. Represents division on college committees as required
To see the full listing, or to apply, visit the Central Wyoming College website.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
(Hint: it's us.)
So if you're a card carrying Tribeca attendee, check us out at the "Wyoming Film Office Industry Cocktails" event from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday night, April 26. We'll be happy to meet up at the Filmmaker/Industry Lounge on 127 West 24th Street.
We're serious about that card carrying thing, too. Only Filmmaker/Industry Badge holders can get in the door.
Monday, April 18, 2011
"Success is relative in Hollywood. Some movies tank at the box office but cost so little to make that the studio still comes out ahead (especially when they use creative accounting), while others have to earn back their huge budgets just to break even. But the films here aren't just low-budget compared with what they earned; they're cheap, period. For instance, Juno gets cited as a low-budget movie because it grossed $230 million worldwide on a budget of $6.5 million, but the most expensive film on this list cost less than 5 percent of what it took to make Juno. That's real low-budget filmmaking. When all is said and done, it's still possible to make a good movie for a lot less than you might think. These films — with release dates and approximate budgets listed next to the titles — are testament to that."
Continue to the full article here.
Friday, April 15, 2011
BUT THERE'S STILL LOTS LEFT TO DO.
Voting runs from now through midnight on April 29th, and it is THE time to get out the vote. Head on over to www.wyomingshortfilmcontest.com. Sign into your Strutta account, and rate the films with the 5-Star Scale. And just to whet your appetite, here's the latest last-minute entries for your viewing pleasure:
Gaper Day 2K11
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The 530pm to 800pm event happens as part of the Art, Design and Dine walk around the galleries in Downtown Cheyenne and food catered by Suite 1901 and a tasting by the Table Mountain Vineyards of Huntley, Wyoming. Link Gallery is located 124 W. Lincolnway.
This year is the 100th Birthday of the Historic Plains Hotel. Watch for a special historic film tribute to the early days of Downtown Cheyenne in partnership with the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum and he Northern Arapaho Tribe.The CIFF dates are May 19 - 22 and screens at the Historic Atlas Theatre in Downtown Cheyenne.
There will be three films produced by Cheyenne, Wyoming filmmakers that will be holding their world premiere at the CIFF, including the Wyoming Film Office Short Film Contest winner of a $25,000 cash prize.
Last year, CIFF honored Cheyenne native and Oscar nominee Daniel Junge. His documentary, “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner” was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010 and airs on HBO.
A panel of jurists from Wyoming, the nation and world watched and rated films from a variety of genres. The final program will be announced at a reception hosted at the Link Gallery located at 124 W. Lincolnway on April 14th from 5 – 8pm
“We like to include the community as much as possible in CIFF,” CIFF Producer Alan O’Hashi said. “Our Call2ACTion program links up with local non-profits and we show films that allow each organization to ‘talk-back’ with the audience about their issues in the save space of art, in our case, film.”
The Call2Action partners this year include, Grant Family Farms, the Southeast Wyoming Intertribal Powwow Association, V.F.W. Post 1881, Safehouse and the Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance.
On Friday May 20th, CIFF is sponsoring an event called Exploring the Creative Economy Conference and Expo with seminars featuring TV and film screenwriter Rachel Powers (South Park) who will be discussing how to best tell the story of your business. Video production expert Michael Conti who will be teaching Adobe Elements for the small business.
“There will be a lot of filmmakers in town and I hope we can get the community to support independent film and media,” O’Hashi said. “An informative experience, great company and a good time are guaranteed for all!”
Monday, April 11, 2011
"Casper filmmaker Dennis Rollins is always on the lookout for a story to tell.
He’s been asked before if he’ll ever switch to producing dramas, but Rollins prefers the true stories of people, the way we live. He considers himself a lifelong student, learning and filming a story about Wyoming whiskey one week, interviewing an artist or musician or veteran the next.
He doesn’t have a big budget. A 15-minute segment for Rollins’ Wyoming Portraits program, which has aired on Wyoming PBS for three seasons, takes 40 hours of editing and costs an average of $2,500 to produce.
“I’m a small, independent producer who pays for everything out of pocket,” Rollins said.
But wherever the story is, he goes. When Rollins heard about Cheyenne blues band Another Kind of Magick, he drove down to Cheyenne, filmed a concert and interviewed the band. Rollins was done shooting for the year, but the blues musicians were headed to Memphis in February to compete at the International Blues Challenge, the largest gathering of blues musicians worldwide. When Rollins got back to Casper, he booked his tickets, too.
“It was one of those things,” Rollins said. “I had to go to Memphis.”
Rollins’ 11-minute film, “From Cheyenne to Memphis: A Magickal Journey,” and his documentary on veteran Dan White, “Afghanistan Perspective,” are two of more than 25 films submitted to this year’s Wyoming Short Film Contest, a competition sponsored by the Wyoming Film Office. Now in its fourth year, the contest recognizes Wyoming’s indie community and carries a $25,000 prize for the winning filmmaker to put toward his or her next film.
With a submission deadline of April 15, the rules are simple: Create a film with some sort of Wyoming tie, with a preferred length of 15 minutes or less. The public can vote on its favorites through April 29, and the top ten films go on to a professional panel of judges.
The films represent a wide range of subjects and formats: the story of a teenager and a bully, promotional videos, the true story of a rescue on Grand Teton, documentaries, stop-motion animation and dance on camera...."
For the full story, visit the Casper Star Tribune Online.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Butch Cassidy Was a Mouse
From Cheyenne to Memphis: a magickal journey
The Prototypes (short version)
Monday, April 4, 2011