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16mm Film Workshop – Vivid

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Date: 30 Jun -1 Jul and 7-8 Jul 2007, 10am to 4.30pm
Website: http://www.macarts.co.uk/?page=news&id=159
Location: england

Outline:

To coincide with an exhibition of work by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy at VIVID (20 June to 28 July), VIVID and mac present a rare opportunity to take part in a film workshop led by no.w.here.

The workshop will explore 16mm film and is aimed at participants from the ages of 16 upwards with basic knowledge of analogue or digital photography or film.

It is a comprehensive workshop, running over 2 weekends, and will give participants an opportunity to explore 16mm film-making and production through building a miniature film set and producing a short film to be screened to the group on the final Sunday, 8 July.

Participants will receive a `factsheet` prior to the course which will outline the schedule in more detail and suggest what to bring for the set build. Further information about no.w.here can be found at http://www.nowhere-lab.org
Tutors: Karen Mirza and James Holcombe

Fee:£50 (£40), Lunch included

The workshop takes place at the mac, and will run over two consecutive weekends as follows:

* Saturday 30th of June. 10am-4pm
* Sunday 1st of July. 10am-4pm
* Saturday 7th of July. 10am-4pm
* Sunday 8th of July. 10am-4pm

To book call 0121 440 3838 or go to the website. Please note there are very few places left for this workshop. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Area: not in wales

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Social Systems – Project Base

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 7 July – 2 Sept 2007
Website: http://www.projectbase.org.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

Social Systems presents new work by international artists and artists’ collectives that explore a wide variety of media and whose work reflects on ´everyday life”. ProjectBase is working with artists who use a series of processes to develop products, systems, and tools, thus creating situations in which visitors are invited to participate or perform. The new work refers specifically to Cornwall, the place in which it is commissioned and presented. The manifestation of the exhibition will respond to the potential of everyday life practices ´ a social sculpture in process.

Artists include:
Christine Borland (Scotland)
Eloisa Cartonera (Argentina)
Joseph Grigely (USA)
Hassan Hajjaj (Morocco)
Surasi Kusolwong (Thailand)
Regina Maria M”ller (Germany)
Superflex (Denmark)

For more information visit the website

Area: not in wales

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MEDIA ARTS PROJECT MANAGER – Lighthouse

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 6 July 2007
Website: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/about/mapm.htm
Location: england

Outline:

Salary: £26,000
Hours: 40 hours a week
Based: Brighton
Holidays: 25 per annum (rising to 30 days after five years) plus bank holidays

Lighthouse are looking for an experienced and highly motivated person to run their programme of creative and professional development initiatives for artists working with the moving image, animation and digital technology.

Lighthouse run a programme of work for artists incorporating commissions, masterclasses, training courses and networking events. The Media Arts Project Manager will develop and expand this work to provide a comprehensive programme of activity for artists at various stages in their careers.

Having recently moved into brand new premises in the Argus Building in central Brighton, with improved facilities and exhibition space, this vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to play a key role in the next phase of development.

For more information and to apply: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/about/mapm.htm
or contact Emma on 01273 647197 info@lighthouse.org.uk

Deadline for applications: 6th July 2007

Area: not in wales

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Writing for Games Workshop

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 9-10th July, 2007 (9.00 – 17.30)
Website: http://www.digitalmediaconsortia.com/site/events/events.php
Location: wales

Outline:

This is a 2 day comprehensive workshop for writers looking to move into the computer games industry.

The course, led by active industry writers, will furnish the delegates with a complete overview of the game-making process, from pitch to product, before exploring the vocational possibilities for writers within this process.

Our aim is to create writers who can approach software producers and developers with all the skills necessary to successfully integrate themselves into the industry.

This event is in association with TAPS Cymru.

Area: northern bloc

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Pitching for TV and Film

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 10th July, 2007 (starts – 10.00)
Website: http://www.digitalmediaconsortia.com/site/events/events.php
Location: wales

Outline:

So you’re an expert film-maker, a resourceful web developer or a design genius.

You have all the skills you need, you’re bursting with creative vision and you have the drive to push any project through to the end.

So what next?

Pitching is an essential skill in any project-led business. Being able to get a project green-lit can make all the difference between a business that thrives and one that fails.

This one-day workshop begins with the basic rules of pitching, relevant to all media businesses, and then takes an in-depth look at pitching to commissioners in the television industry.

The morning session will include two industry speakers who will talk about a number of topics including:-

• Pitching basics

• What makes a good television programme

• The pitfalls of pitching for television

• Methods of pitching for television

• Industry examples

The afternoon session will be more hands on, and will involve participants working in teams. The aim will be to come up with ideas, develop a pitch, and present the proposal to a mock-panel under a strict time-limit. This session will show what pitching to commissioners is really like, but in a fun and friendly way.

Neil Davies – Dai4films

Neil has worked in the television industry for many years and regularly supplies programmes to the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky. Major projects have included ´Double or Nothing” for Sky and Bafta nominated documentaries such as ´The Hunt” and ´Funny Business” for BBC Wales and BBC3.

Phil Moran ´ FFAB:UK

Phil began making films in 1996 and he set up FFAB:UK in 2003. The company co-produced ´The Virgin Trade” a documentary film being distributed internationally by Electric Sky. More recently he produced ´Carl and Mark”, a short comedy currently being screened at film festivals across the world. ´Carl and Mark” was accepted at Cannes and has recently been offered international distribution.

Area: all wales

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ITWales: Civic Hacking – A Practical Guide

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 3 July 2007, 6-8pm
Website: http://www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

Outline:

This talk will present some case-study Civic Hacking web sites which make it much easier for people to participate in local and central Government activities. From helping you to write to your elected representatives, through finding people to pitch in and clean up your local park, to keeping tabs on what journalists are writing about, innovative examples of civic hacking are springing up all over the internet. Some of the tools and technology used to implement these case study sites will be touched on, along with aspects of the organisation and management. In particular, how small bands of motivated people can often be spectacularly innovative and productive.

Ben Campbell is a programmer whose background is in the games industry. Originally from New Zealand, he now lives in North Wales and works from home as a freelance programmer. He’s currently involved in a variety of projects from mobile phone programming through to a website to automatically track journalists in the UK. Ben is a big fan of Free and Open Source Software and a frequent victim of the Real Institute press-gang.

The event forms part of the ITWales Software Developers Special Interest Group programme, which is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government.

The event is FREE to attend, however advance booking is required.

To book your place e-mail ITWales@Informatics.bangor.ac.uk or go online to www.itwales.com/events

Alternatively you can contact Rob or Judith at ITWales Bangor on 01248 388245

Area: northern bloc

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BCS IT Industry Awards

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 26 July 2007
Website: http://www.bcs.org/
Location: england

Outline:

Bringing together the British Computer Society IT Professional Awards and the BCS Information Management Awards, the re-launched BCS IT Industry Awards are an important event in the IT calendar. They mark the key contribution made by the IT profession to economic prosperity, to business efficiency and to our public services.

2007 marks the 50th Anniversary of BCS and is a turning point in the Awards. For the first time the three largest industry bodies, BCS, NCC and Intellect come together to recognise achievement and innovation.

There is a range of awards for projects, individuals and organisations including Women in IT Award, SME Organisation of the Year, Social Contribution Project Award and Best Use of Green Technology. Entries cost £55 plus VAT.

For further information about the awards, visit the website or contact the Entries Team on 020 7234 8750
or bcs@key20media.com

Area: not in wales

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SHARE PRIZE 2008 – Digital Art Prize

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Website: www.toshare.it
Location: international

Outline:

Piemonte Share Festival announces the second edition of the Share Prize 2008 for digital art. The competition jury will award a prize of €2,500.00 to the work which best represents experimentation between the arts and new technologies.

Candidates for the prize are required to show their work at the 4th edition of the Share Festival, taking place in March 2008 at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin.

The festival is offering to cover costs incurred in the production of the 6 selected works as well as travel and accommodation expenses for the artists.

The contest is open to any Italian and foreign artist using digital technology as a language of creative expression, in all its shapes and forms and in combination with analogical technologies and/or any other material (i.e. computer animation / visual effects, digital music, interactive art, net art, software art, live cinema/vj, audiovisual performance, etc.). Each artist or group can enter up to 3 works.

For more information and to register, visit the website: www.toshare.it

Registration must take place by 30 September 2007.

Area: not in wales

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The Digital Summer Sound concert

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 7:30pm, Thursday 28th June
Website: http://www.folly.co.uk
Location: england

Outline:

The Digital Summer Sound concert

Thursday 28th June 2007

Performance by sound artists goto10

The Dukes, Moorgate, Lancaster, UK

Venue information: http://www.dukes-lancaster.org/

7:30pm

Thursday 28th June

FREE – all welcome

An evening of live cutting-edge digital sound art with internationally-acclaimed sound artist collective goto10.

goto10 artists Chun Lee and Aymeric Mansoux (performing as 0xa) will perform live digital sound along with fellow goto10 artists Claude Heiland-Allen and Marloes de Valk.

The free concert is a public part of folly`s three-day Summer School of Sound – http://www.folly.co.uk/?q=summerschool, where people with an interest in multimedia technologies will be exploring free open source software available for home studio purposes such as audio and midi sequencers, sound editors and virtual effect racks.

Area: not in wales

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Expo Plymouth – Sonic Arts Network

12:00 am in Festivals by bloc

Date: 22 – 25 June 2007
Website: http://www.sonicartsnetwork.org/expo/
Location: england

Outline:

Now in its 10th year, Expo is the hub and playground of the experimental music and sound art scene in the UK and beyond. Free and open, the event mobilises a national network of artists and engages with communities from all backgrounds ´ placing sonic art and the people who make it in direct contact with the public. Expo steps out from traditional venues and into spaces that lie at the heart of the community – inspiring practitioners and the public to reconsider their environments.

The weekend-long event includes installations, sonic ferry tours, performances, exhibitions, filmscreenings, happenings, a large-scale sonic picnic, workshops and gigs.

Artists include Evan Parker and the Behaviour Ensemble, Louise K Wilson, Jane Edden, Adam Bohman, Patrizia Paolini and Semiconductor.

Area: not in wales