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O:4W Moving Image Seminar Final Tickets

9:44 am in Seminars, What's Exciting by bloc

Exploring artists’ moving image, from concepts to curation and commissioning.

http://www.4wfilm.org/

Four guest speakers will share their exceptional knowledge and experience of moving image practice against a backdrop of work from the O:4W festival.

Four guest speakers will share their exceptional knowledge and experience of moving image practice against a backdrop of work from the O:4W festival.

Gary Thomas / Associate Director of Animate Projects and Film Adviser to the British Council.
Dr Lucy Reynolds / Writer, artist and curator of artists’ moving image.
Gerald Conn / Managing Director of Gritty Realism Productions.
Jayne Parker / An artist and filmmaker, living and working in London whose work has been widely shown, both nationally and internationally.

To coincide with the seminar we also have screenings of newly commissioned work by Anthony Shapland (Border Crossing), Thomas Goddard (Punch and Judy Man) and Stefhan Caddick (The Pickle Line) in the gallery space at g39 plus an offsite screening by Richard Bevan (Chess Club) at Chapter cinema on Sunday 24th March from 2.30 – 4.30pm (places are free but tickets need to be booked from Chapter Box Office).

The first seminar of it’s kind in Wales, aimed at artists, filmmakers, animators, students, curators and academics. O:4W will create a space for individuals with an active involvement in moving image media to share research, ideas and experience, discuss practice and connect with each other in a sense of collaboration.

Includes lunch and invite to g39 social event, with film screenings and bar from 6-8pm. Tickets are strictly limited. If you have any questions please email rebecca@4wfilm.org

*Students will be expected to present a valid NUS card on arrival.

The O:4W Seminar is funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013: More Prizes Announced!

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 is now open for entries.

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 allows filmmakers to connect with new, worldwide audiences and interact with some of the biggest industry personalities. Over 200 short films will be screened at this unique event, in 15 iconic locations across York from 7-10 November 2013.

This year’s prizes include:

£750 Festival Winner
£250 People’s Choice Award
Festival screenings at ASFF 2013
Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine
Opportunity to be included on the festival sampler DVD
12 month membership to Shooting People

It’s a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers in Wales to showcase their work in an impressive setting to an international audience. High profile ASFF attendees in 2012 included representatives from Warp, BAFTA, Channel 4 and Raindance. We’ve already had a great response from a range of organisations and filmmakers, both nationally and internationally and ASFF 2013 is set to be our best yet!

Spread the word to filmmakers in your area and share this message with your followers on Facebook or Twitter

Enter @asffest today! Screen your #shortfilm in #York. All genres accepted, deadline 31 May. www.asff.co.uk

Entry is £15 and the deadline for submissions is 31 May 2013. For more information, www.asff.co.uk.

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Create and Innovate 1 – an arts and digital media event

11:42 am in Opportunities, Seminars, What's Exciting by bloc

Are you absolutely certain that you are aware of the potential that digital media can offer the arts?
Galeri, Caernarfon
Friday, 24th of May 2013
9.30am – 8.30pm

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Don’t miss this unique event which will provide information and raise awareness of the potential the digital media offers the arts by being -

A creative tool to enhance a production/exhibition/performance/product
A tool that can assist in thoroughly engaging an audience/visitor/client as part of the ‘Artform’
A tool that can help target a wider ‘audience’
A tool that can help increase the business prospect of a company/individual by effective promotion

The men dancing troy boyz gew_nOylW_case_study_l.jpgday will be full to the brim with international speakers, information, presentations, ideas and practical workshops, and most importantly, it will be an ideal opportunity to network and develop/enhance your business.

The programme will be announced soon! (you’ll receive notification of the announcement via the Cyfle E-newsletter, Twitter and Facebook)

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Who should attend?

Staff from arts venues / theatres / galleries/
Music Companies
Dance Groups
Freelance Artists
Filmakers
Animators
Gaming Companies
Dylunwyr
Designers
Interactive Media Companies
Developers
Computer Scientists
Writers
Musicians

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Cost – £100+VAT (includes refreshments, lunch and networking drinks)

To book your place at this unique event please click on the ‘BUY’ or ‘PAY BY INVOICE’ buttons below.

For further information please contact us for a chat on 01286 668003 or 029 20465533 or email shan@cyfle.co.uk.

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Create and Innovate – A Series of 3 Events

This event is the first in a series of 3 events which are part of a project which aims to introduce examples of innovative and imaginative use of digital media within the arts in Wales, UK and Internationally.

‘Pushing the Boundaries’

The events are relevant to those who wish to start engaging in digital arts and digital media for the arts; for those who are already involved at a certain level and wish to share ideas and progress; and those who wish to develop their own individual ideas and ‘push the boundaries’.

Create and Innovate 2 – A Digital Arts Barcamp – Aberystwyth. June 2013 (date to be confirmed)
Create and Innovate 3 – Paper Prototype of a Digital Project – Cardiff. July 2013 (date to be confirmed)

Click here to find out more.

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The STEAM Journal

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The STEAM Journal, a transdisciplinary, international, theory-practice, peer-reviewed, academic, open access, online journal with a focus on the intersection of the sciences and the arts. The STEAM Journal integrates perspectives from a variety of contexts and fields.

STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

The publication features the bridges between Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics (STEM) and the Arts. In this context, the journal acts as a forum for open dialogue of STEAM as well as expanding the body of transdisciplinary knowledge. The STEAM Journal is a hub for scholars and practitioners of many disciplines who wish to provide commentary, exchange ideas and inform policy and practice of STEAM.

The STEAM Journal has just published its inaugural issue – Luminare – Volume 1, Issue 1 published on 3/13/13 “Light exists in many forms and exists in many places, likewise we hope the 33 items in this first issue of The STEAM Journal will shed light on STEAM. ”

Find out more here http://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/

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Training for the creative media industries in Wales

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http://skillsetacademiplus.org/en/courses/

PREPRODUCTION FOR 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION

March 25, 26, 27, 28 – 2013
09:30
A confirmed place on this course requires a contribution of £50 towards training cost*
Swansea Metropolitan University

*this contribution is non-refundable and non-transferable

**Please note that each course will only run when the minimum of 5 participant sign ups has been reached. Notification will be sent as soon as this is achieved and a link to Eventbrite will then be open where the £50 contribution towards training can be made. In the event of the minimum figure of participants not being reached the course will be cancelled and notification will be sent out**

This course explores the preproduction process for 3D computer animation, leading up to the previsualisation phase. It is aimed at artists and animators who have some 3D experience and wish to expand their knowledge. The course explores the rapidly evolving preproduction design process – from 2D to real-time and offline CG development pipeline, traditional pencil and paper concept work to previsualisation and asset pipeline design.

PHOTOSHOP AND ADVANCED IMAGING

March 25, 26 April 2, 3 – 2013
09:30
A confirmed place on this requires a contribution of £50 towards training cost*
Swansea Metropolitan University

*this contribution is non-refundable and non-transferable

**Please note that each course will only run when the minimum of 5 participant sign ups has been reached. Notification will be sent as soon as this is achieved and a link to Eventbrite will then be open where the £50 contribution towards training can be made. In the event of the minimum figure of participants not being reached the course will be cancelled and notification will be sent out**

This course gives the participant an advanced understanding of Photoshop with specific reference to participants’ professional needs. It examines media imaging techniques in order to improve workflows. Participants develop a project relevant to their field of expertise.

Please note: Fundamental knowledge of Photoshop and recent practical experience is required to undertake this course.

SOUND PRODUCTION FOR VISUAL MEDIA

March 26, 27 April 2, 3 – 2013
09:30
A confirmed place on this course requires a contribution of £50 towards training cost*
Swansea Metropolitan University

*this contribution is non-refundable and non-transferable

**Please note that each course will only run when the minimum of 5 participant sign ups has been reached. Notification will be sent as soon as this is achieved and a link to Eventbrite will then be open where the £50 contribution towards training can be made. In the event of the minimum figure of participants not being reached the course will be cancelled and notification will be sent out**

This module gives participants an in depth understanding of the interaction between sound and vision in different media contexts, and the opportunity to produce soundtracks – dialogue, music and SFX – for a variety of visual media.

Please note: A working knowledge of Pro Tools is required for this course. If you are unfamiliar with this package, please consider taking our “Introduction to Pro Tools” Course.
Advanced Postproduction Techniques for 3D Computer Animation

April 2, 3, 4, 5 – 2013
09:30
A confirmed place on this course requires a contribution of £50 towards training cost*
Swansea Metropolitan University

*this contribution is non-refundable and non-transferable

**Please note that each course will only run when the minimum of 5 participant sign ups has been reached. Notification will be sent as soon as this is achieved and a link to Eventbrite will then be open where the £50 contribution towards training can be made. In the event of the minimum figure of participants not being reached the course will be cancelled and notification will be sent out**

This course is aimed at working vfx/animation professional and explores the technologies and workflow that form the basis of emerging workflow strategies between 3D and 2D in contemporary vfx/animation pipelines. The course examines a range of advanced animation and post-processing techniques to build elaborate and layered computer generated imagery, as well as effective use of contemporary software tools and techniques to implement complex single shot compilation.

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Software Alliance Wales Workshop Programme

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SAW Workshops

http://www.softwarealliancewales.com/?page=Events&lg=eng

20th March 2013
A Practical Introduction to Computer Security for SMEs
The Conference Centre, Parc Nantgarw, Nantgarw CF15 7QQ

20th & 27th March 2012
2 Day WordPress – Advanced – FULLY BOOKED
The Village Hotel, Swansea

21st March 2013
Introduction to Mailchimp
Glyndwr Technium in St Asaph Business Park

22nd March 2013 – Multiple Dates Available
Bangor Software Developers Group Lightning Lunch – Click for Multiple Dates
Tŷ Gwydr / Greenhouse 1 Trevelyan Terrace Bangor LL57 1AX

22nd March 2013
Introduction to video marketing for small businesses
Carmarthenshire

9th April 2013
Big Data for SMEs – MORE PLACES ADDED
Innovation Centre for Enterprise, Caerphilly

16th April 2013
Digital Marketing Planning
Conference Centre, Nantgarw

17th April 2013
Distinguished Lecture – C++11: The future is here
Faraday Lecture Theatre, Swansea University

30th April 2013
Computer Science in Action: Project Demonstration Fair
Margam Meeting Rooms, Margam Building, Swansea University

SAW Supported Events

Monday 25th March
Ffres Food Tourism Conference
Sketty Hall

Other Events in Wales

7th March 2013
Google Apps Introduction
Telematic Centre in Newcastle Emlyn.

13th March 2013
DIGIDO Launch – National Library of Wales
Cardiff Bay

20th March 2013
CEMAS Apps Launch March 2013
Marriott Hotel, Cardiff

21-22 March 2013
Parallel Programming using MPI
Johnstown Building, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL

23rd March 2013
WordPress Users Wales – Mostly Women Doing Digital
INDYCUBE SWANSEA CENTRAL

25-26 March 2013
Parallel Programming using OpenMP
Julian Hodge Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

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Ars Virtua Artist-in-Residence

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Call for Proposals
Orwell Residence, Minecraft
Deadline: Mar 21 midnight PST

http://rhizome.org/announce/jobs/opportunities/59362/

Artist, coders, poets, and engineers are invited to apply for a six week artist residency in the virtual environment / game space of Minecraft. Minecraft is a sandbox where creativity and ludology intersect in a highly social space rich with possibilities due to relative openness of the code and hosting options.

Ars Virtua is soliciting proposals for its Artist-in-Residence program (AVAIR). Established and emerging artists are invited to participate. The residency will culminate in an exhibition and opening in Minecraft and documentation in Minecraft and on the web. Depending on the nature of the exhibition a downloadable “world” may also be made available. Residents will also receive a $400 stipend, training and mentorship as necessary.

AVAIR is an extended performance that examines what it means to reside in a place that has no physical location. The purpose of the residency is to reflect on the nature of the game environment and terrestrial world in the context of contemporary art. NO Previous experience in virtual environments or Minecraft is necessary.

Ars Virtua is keenly aware of the power of virtual worlds. The arts continue to shape our understanding of technologies, this residency targets both game-spaces and virtual environments as a place for emergent art, performance art, coded art and social experimentation. It is the purpose of this residency to give direct attention to the interrogation of the space, place, and metaphor. Residents will be encouraged to explore, experiment with and challenge traditional conventions of art making and distribution, value and the art market, artist and audience, space and place, data and reality.

The residency will take place in Orwell on our semi-private server and in our building space. Potential residents are encouraged to visit beforehand.

Application Process:

Artists are encouraged to become familiar with Minecraft before applying. Be aware that there is a limited free trial, and that finalists will be contacted for an in world interview, if you do not have an account at that time one will be provided. Applications will be judged based on ideas presented and work previously executed. We are looking for an artist who is willing to work within what may be a new environment for them and be prepared to evolve in response to the malleable world that is Minecraft..

To apply send the following information to avair @ arsvirtua.com:
1) Name, address, phone number, email address.
2) A brief statement about what interests you about Minecraft or what you might like to explore.
3) Link to an online portfolio (expect a 5 minute visit). If you do not have an online portfolio please briefly discuss your work.
4) one page proposal. Note that the proposal is NOT a commitment, but expresses your interest.

Applications are due on or before March 21, please send any inquiries or additional questions to avair-at-arsvirtua.com.

Ars Virtua is sponsored by the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, and by New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. and its Turbulence.org website and in collaboration with the Streaming Museum.

“AVAIR” was originally commissioned in 2006 by New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site.LINK:http://arsvirtua.com/residence.php

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IN A NEW LIGHT – Massive Water & Digital Art Installation Comes To Brecon

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Waterfall to Shoot off Theatr Brycheiniog Brecon!

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Theatr Brycheiniog presents a breathtaking outdoor animation spectacular at The Canal Basin in Brecon this Easter.

Giant animated 3D images will be projected onto a 10m high waterfall outside Theatr Brycheiniog on Thursday 28 March.

The event is free, suitable for all ages and starts at 6.30pm.

Created by the best emerging digital artists in the United Kingdom, the water projection installation has been a feature at recent Latitude Festivals where the stunning array of moving imagery left audiences stunned, thrilled and delighted.

Produced by Theatr Brycheiniog, the showcase is the first of four special digital arts opportunities in Brecon and Caernarfon in 2013, part of a project called IN A NEW LIGHT.

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In the summer, sixteen half day animation and music technology workshops for young people have been arranged in various partner venues across Wales. Two further performances will then take place – at Galeri in Caernarfon on Thursday 24 October and The Canal Basin, Brecon on Saturday 7 December – and these will include animation and music created in the workshops.

Funded by Arts Council Wales, the project will increase awareness of, and audiences for, digital arts in Wales. The workshops will engage young people in the creative process and offer opportunities to learn new skills.

‘Theatr Brycheiniog is examining further ways of promoting digital arts in the region, particularly via training in animation and music technology,’ said Paula Redway, Theatr Brycheiniog’s director. ‘There are a number of plans in the pipeline so – watch this space!’

The In A New Light Showcase is at The Canal Basin outside Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon on Thursday 28 March at 6.30pm. Entry is free and further information is on the website at www.theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk

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The ‘Made in Wales’ Shop

9:43 am in Opportunities, What's Exciting by bloc

This proposed new artist run store will feature the work of Welsh makers in it’s biggest shopping center, St David’s, right at the heart of the countries capital.

Made in Wales will showcase handmade gifts, crafts and original artwork. Their aim is to attract a diverse customer base including the many tourists visiting the capital.Their aim to open our shop in May for a 9 week trail period. (8th May until 7th July)They then hope to return for a second installment later in the year.They are inviting all Welsh artists to apply to take part in this unique concept.You can apply to take part as one of the shop team, working in the shop throughout the trial, or as a guest maker.

The Made in Wales shop will be managed by Bryony Morgan, of Made in Bristol, who founded the successful artist run shop, Paper Scissors Stone, in Bristol.Made in Bristol provides Bristol’s creative community with professional, affordable retail and business development opportunities.

Artists taking part in Paper Scissors Stone throughout 2012 found the experience very rewarding, not just financially but also with developing work, building confidence and the chance to work with other artists resulted in new collaborations, friendship and networks being formed.

Please email madeinwalesshop@gmail.com to request an application form.

The deadline to apply is 25th March

All applicants will be contacted before 5pm on 5th April.

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Welsh National Opera seeks Design Manager

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WNO is seeking a highly motivated and creative Design Manager to manage print, e-flyer and programme production for WNO audiences. The role is responsible for ensuring Welsh National Opera’s brand and visual messaging are implemented appropriately and effectively. The Design Manager has significant responsibility for the design, content and outcome of Welsh National Opera print, programmes and e-marketing.

The successful candidate will be highly computer and web literate and possess excellent communication skills. Experience of working in an arts organization, editorial or design work is essential and the ability to speak Welsh would be an advantage.

Closing Date for Applications 20 March (9.00am)
Interviews 26 March

WNO is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Charity.

http://www.wno.org.uk/design-manager