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amperSAND event: Anders Langlands from Moving Picture Company

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Date: 18 Nov 2009, 7-9pm
Website: http://ww2.smu.ac.uk/ampersandswansea/Events.html
Location: wales

Outline:

The next amperSAND event in Swansea features Anders Langlands from The Moving Picture Company (http://www.moving-picture.com/).

The Moving Picture Company is a world leading post production facility creating high-end digital visual effects and computer animation for the feature film, advertising, music and television industries. A wholly owned subsidiary of Technicolor, MPC is based in Soho – London, Santa Monica and Yale town – Vancouver. The facilities are centrally located, networked and have a dedicated infrastructure designed and built for the future.

Anders Langlands joined the Moving Picture Company as a shader writer in 2003 after graduating from Bournemouth University and Camberwell College of Art, a lifelong passion for art and science drawing him to visual effects as a natural career choice. In the following years he worked directly on many films as well as designing and writing large parts of the lighting and rendering pipeline. In 2006 he took on the role of Look-Development Lead on MPC`s largest project to date, Prince Caspian, being responsible for the appearance of dozens of digital characters. Now as Head of Lighting, Anders is ultimately responsible for everything that is lit and rendered by MPC`s 30-strong lighting team.

Tickets: £4
To check availability and to book visit http://ww2.smu.ac.uk/ampersandswansea/Events.html

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Freedom of Information Scotland

12:00 am in Conferences by bloc

Date: 8 Dec 2009
Website: http://foi.holyrood.com/
Location: scotland

Outline:

It may be five years since Freedom of Information law came into effect in Scotland and the UK, but arguably FOI has never been as topical or relevant as it is today. Across the UK the MP expenses controversy, which resulted from a number of FOI requests, has rarely been out of the headlines this year. Closer to home, the future of FOI laws in Scotland has been actively under review throughout 2009, as Ministers consider expanding coverage of the FOI Act and changes to definitions of ‘historical documents’ to allow earlier release of some information. So what are the latest FOI developments? What knowledge can we exchange? How does our experience compare with that south of the border? And what is the way forward for FOI policy in Scotland? I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to support the 7th annual Holyrood FOI conference. By attending this conference you will have an opportunity to contribute to the debate on these critical issues.

Speakers include: Kevin Dunion, Scottish Information Commissioner; Bruce Crawford MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business, The Scottish Government; Eleanor Bradford, Health Correspondent, BBC Scotland; Lord Jim Wallace of Tankerness, former Deputy First Minister of Scotland; Francis Irving, Senior Developer and Campaigner, WhatDoTheyKnow.com; Fiona Killen, Partner (Parliamentary & Public Law), Anderson Strathern

Tickets start at £149 VAT

Area: not in wales

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Not From Concentrate

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Website: http://notfromconcentrate.co.uk/
Location: online

Outline:

Not From Concentrate is a new ideas and talent agency, developed by former Channel 4 executives. Not From Concentrate aim to help if you`ve ever had an idea for a TV sitcom, drama series, documentary, quiz show or any other programme you think will be a ratings winner.

The service aims to provide online resources combined with real-time mentoring. It`s `a truly multiplatform and personable resource that aims to reach individuals – members of the public – who have innovative and exciting ideas for media formats, yet face a number of barriers to entry when trying to refine or realise the full potential of their ideas.`

For more information or to browse resources, visit the website: http://notfromconcentrate.co.uk/

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Skillset Media Academy Wales

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Website: http://www.screenacademywales.org/
Location: wales

Outline:

A collaboration comprising of four universities, has become Wales’ first Media Academy to be accredited by Skillset, the sector skills council for the audio-visual industries in the UK. Co-ordinated by the University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries, the Media Academy Wales also involves Aberystwyth University, Cardiff University and the University of Wales, Newport , and supports undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in animation, documentary and fashion photography, television, radio and media production, broadcast and online journalism as well as digital media and games design.

The Skillset Media Academy Network is a UK-wide group of Centres of Excellence in creative media education and training. The institutions in the network have been identified by Skillset on behalf of the UK television and interactive industries. The unrivalled reputation of the Academy network provides the ideal environment for the development of leading edge creativity, innovation and talent.

The new Media Academy is the sister organisation of the Screen Academy Wales, which was set up in 2005 and is now an integral part of the film support structure in Wales. The Media and Screen Academies will be working closely to draw on best practice developed over the last 5 years to draw on the already excellent support garnered from within the film and animation industry. The first significant collaboration between the two Academies will be the Skillset Academy programme of training for the creative media industry in Wales, to be launched in November.

For more information visit http://www.screenacademywales.org/

Area: all wales

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Soundtrack: The International Film & Music Festival 2009

12:00 am in Festivals by bloc

Date: 18-22 Nov 2009
Website: http://www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com/
Location: wales

Outline:

In late November 2008, Wales` capital city played host to an ambitious creative film and music festival. Centred around the historic Bay area from 26- 29 November, Cardiff became ‘home` to internationally renowned film makers and musicians alike, as they came together to be a part of SOUNDTRACK: The International Film and Music Festival. Celebrating the festival`s distinctive theme of the relationship between music and film through a packed schedule of film screenings, master classes, keynote speeches and workshops, alongside exceptional live music performances from classical to contemporary rock and roll fringe gigs, SOUNDTRACK`s audience was as varied as its line-up.

Now in it`s second year, Soundtrack welcomes such guests as legendary musician, composer and artist John Cale; psych-rockers Super Furry Animals and director Julien Temple to the festival.

For more information and a full programme of events go to http://www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com/

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Milkwood Gallery Christmas Art Fair

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Date: 20 Nov 2009
Website: milkwoodgallery.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Call for artists, designers & makers to take part in our Christmas Art Fair. Milkwood is offering artists a unique opportunity to make and sell specific work for our Christmas art market and also to take part in our ArtSwap event to recycle all that work you have lurking in the studio and turn it into some one else’s Christmas shopping. The event will run in our main gallery space from December 4th until December 23rd and will reflect Milkwood`s commitment to eclecticism, quality and accessibility in all artforms.

Written proposals and images to info@milkwoodgallery.co.uk or the postal address above. There is a fee to cover admin/gallery costs of £15 per artist which will be refunded if your work is not selected this year.

Deadline for proposals: 20th Nov

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Co-Artist, Brockwell Lido

12:00 am in Commission by bloc

Date: 30 Nov 2009
Location: england

Outline:

Brockwell Lido is seeking a creative practitioner to collaborate with the Heritage Education Co-Ordinator at the lido. The collaboration will be part of the Heritage Education Programme, the aim of which is to engage the public with what is unique and compelling about Brockwell Lido and give expression to their feelings about it. Together, the Co-Artist and the Heritage Education Co-Ordinator will create a site-specific participatory artwork at Brockwell Lido, and produce a stand-alone publication that creatively develops the themes raised by the work. A materials and processes budget is available.

There will also be an opportunity for the Co-Artist to take responsibility for the creation of a composite photographic artwork, comprising both archive and modern images of the lido, for permanent display at the lido. A materials and processes budget is also available for this.

The Co-Artist will be paid for 126 hours at £25 per hour. Although the post is paid for only 126 hours a commitment to the project is required from December 2009 to September 2010. If the Co-Artist also takes responsibility for the composite photographic artwork they will be paid for a further 80 hours at £25 per hour.

For more information and to apply, contact Gethan Dick, Heritage Education Co-Ordinator – gethan.dick@fusion-lifestyle.com

Applications deadline November 30th

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Call for Applications: Masters of Science in Visual Studies at MIT

12:00 am in Training by bloc

Date: 15 Dec 2009
Website: http://visualarts.mit.edu
Location: international

Outline:

The MIT Visual Arts Program / Program in Art, Culture and Technology seeks committed, inquisitive and creative students for the 2010-2011 academic year. This selective two-year program grants successful participants a Master of Science in Visual Studies (SMVisS) degree. The program focuses on researched-based artistic practice, advanced visual studies and experimentation, and offers opportunities for transdisciplinary relationships with other programs and labs at MIT.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2009
Supporting materials due January 4, 2010.

For more information visit http://visualarts.mit.edu, phone 001 617-253-5229 or email vap@mit.edu

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Unlimited Commissions

12:00 am in Funding by bloc

Date: 4 Jan 2010
Website: http://www.london2012.com/unlimited
Location: wales

Outline:

Unlimited will celebrate disability, arts, culture and sport on an unprecedented scale, as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. As part of this, Unlimited Commissions is making £1.5million available to support the production of quality work by disabled and Deaf artists, and disabled and Deaf led arts organisations.

Unlimited is principally funded by the Olympic Lottery Distributor, and is delivered in partnership between London 2012, Arts Council England, the Scottish Arts Council, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council.

Unlimited Commissions welcome proposals from disabled and Deaf artists, and disabled and Deaf-led arts organisations, who wish to develop their work, strengthen their artistic practice, challenge perceptions and forge new partnerships with presenting venues and events. Applications must meet the standard assessment criteria for Grants for the arts applications.

In addition, Unlimited Commissions is looking for:
– high-quality work that could be performance ready from late 2010
– work that could forge new partnerships with presenting venues and events
– work that responds to the core values of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad

There are three deadlines for the commissions. They are:
– Round one. Deadline for applications: 4 January 2010
– Round two. Deadline for applications: 1 October 2010
– Round three. Deadline for applications: 18 April 2011

If you require further information, please contact unlimited@artscouncil.org.uk

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Exhibitions and Marketing Internship

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 11 Dec 2009
Website: http://www.picture-this.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Picture This develop artists’ film and video through commissions and exhibitions. Our resources are used by artists and arts organisations, and our events, exhibitions and publications contextualise projects within current developments in contemporary art. We are currently seeking a motivated intern to work with the small staff team on a three month placement on the exhibition programme. Based at Spike Island in Bristol, Picture This’ Atelier is a flexible space geared both towards experiments in production and public programmes.

The internship is appropriate for people who have volunteered at arts organisations and want to develop their professional practice in the arts further. Interns will be responsible for the day-to-day overseeing of exhibitions for the 6 weeks they are open to the public and in the period between exhibitions, will carry out admin duties and will have opportunities to work in specific areas such as marketing, website maintenance and cataloguing. Please note this is not a technical or production internship.

For further information and an application form, please go to www.picture-this.org.uk, e-mail jane.porter@picture-this.org.uk or telephone 0117 925 7010.

Application deadline: 5pm Friday 11 December 2009

TERMS:3 months part-time, £1200 stipend (7 January – 3 April 2010)

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