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Lowell Ing
Sun 18 Feb 2007Link
VIDSTER THIS ONE

The first vidster video festival will take place in Hawaii on Labor
Day weekend
2007.
Vidster This is based on the pixelvision video festival that takes
place every NOVEMBER in Venice CA and tours to Santa Monica, San
Francisco and Echo Park every year.
In keeping with the spirit of PXL THIS,
www.indiespace.com/pxlthis
there are no entry fees for submission although donations are
appreciated.
Vidster is a camcorder sold by Mattel designed for children. In the
seventeen
years since the introduction of the pixelvision 2000 camera, the
pixelvision
camera has become a highly sought after camera by filmmakers who have
embraced
its technological shortcomings, low resolution black and white video
with an
image that doesn’t even fill the screen and whose audio track has the
background
sound resembling a vacuum cleaner. Most pixelvision cameras are sold
via auction
websites like eBay. The cameras sell anywhere from 75 dollars to 600
dollars and
they are no longer being manufactured.
The Vidster camera has the same limitations of low-resolution imaging
but this
time the picture is in color and the sound quality is much improved.
The camera
also has a rudimentary zoom feature. The vidster requires only four
AA
batteries to power up compared to the six needed for a pixelvision
camera. In
the spirit of the pixelvision camera, the Vidster camera has a
difficult to use
battery compartment. You need a Philips screwdriver to remove the
battery cover.
Vidster camera through seemingly in short supply as seen through the
bidding on
eBay is very much available in stores like Toys R Us and Circuit City.
The list
price has been raised 20 dollars from 59 dollars to 79 dollars but
this camera
is much more affordable than the Pixelvision camera is now. Buy two
cameras, one
to use and another as a spare.

The vidster camera has been designed to be very friendly for computer
editing
systems.
The video or still pictures are recorded to SD memory cards. You can
expand the
video storage capacity of the card by switching to a higher memory
sized card.
The camera comes with a 32 mb card, enough for six minutes of video.
Although the camera only comes with video editing software for Windows
Computers,
Mac users do not need to worry. All a Mac user needs to do is to
attach the
camera via the USB port; Power on, switch to playback and the camera
appears as
a drive called “No name”. Open the drive and drag the contents of the
folder
100Media to a folder in your computer. You can easily import these AVI
clips to
Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
The AVI QuickTime video files are 320 by 240, the perfect size for the
iPod or
UTube.

The submission requirements:

Videos should be doubled in size to 640 by 480 pixels.
Video should be outputted in the Quicktime DV codec and burned as a
file onto
either a CD or DVD ROM.
Please keep your videos under twenty minutes. The festival reserves
the right to
request an edit to a shorter length or to show an excerpt at the
festival.
Please do not send your only copy or Master tape.

All genres are open to Vidster video submissions: Documentary,
narrative,
personal, rants raves.
I also need help in spreading this call for entries far and wide so
please forward to all media makers.

Mail DVD’s or CD’s by August 1, 2007 to

Doug Ing
1522 Alewa Drive
Honolulu HI 96817

Contact Douging@aol.com

Cyber Breed
Thu 1 Mar 2007Link
{erased by cyberbreed Thu, 01 Mar 2007 22:51:11 GMT}

Ben Kempas
Thu 1 Mar 2007Link
Huh? I don't get it.

Please use your real name when posting here.

Davin Hutchins
Fri 2 Mar 2007Link
*Release Source: NomadsLand LLC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

www.NomadsLand.com – a new Internet platform for social issue
filmmakers – launches its Alpha site, prepares for growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feb. 17, 2007 - NomadsLand.com – an internet video
platform for social issue filmmakers – has launched its Alpha website
in its mission to offer alternative distribution for cinema with a
social message.
Like YouTube and Google Video, anyone – from professional filmmakers
to video enthusiasts – can upload their films to www.NomadsLand.com.
The company will host feature films, documentaries, music videos and
satire for free – as long as the film seeks to make a social
commentary, stimulate political conversation or encourage some social
action.
“NomadsLand is many things to many people,” says founder and CEO Davin
Hutchins. “Its an entertaining information site, an informative
entertainment site, a window to the world, but above all, a forum for
social ideas and ultimately a grass-roots campaign for change.”
Although much of the video can be viewed for free, www.NomadsLand.com
will offer secure downloads and rentals on premium films featured on
the site, sharing 50 percent of its revenues with each director.
Among the initial films being distributed on www.NomadsLand.com are
Dhruv Dhawan’s From Dust and Davin Hutchins’ The Art of Flight. From
Dust, a touching documentary which examines the socio-political
aftermath of the Asian tsunami, premiered at the Tribeca Film
Festival, HotDocs, OneWorld Human Rights Film Festival, Dubai
International Film Festival and the Kara Film Festival.
The Art of Flight is a guerrilla documentary tracing the trail of
Sudanese refugees from Darfur to Egypt and their tales of survival.
The film premiered at AFI Fest Hollywood, International Documentary
Festival Amsterdam and the Bangkok International Film Festival. Other
films explore topics such as homelessness in San Francisco, belly
dancing in Egypt and the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Human
Rights.
“Most independent films are grossly under-distributed,” says Hutchins.
“One of the main goals of NomadsLand is to assist filmmakers who were
short changed after their festival run. Through viral e-mail, search
engines and RSS, they can reach a vastly larger audience. Likewise,
film aficionados can see quality films they’d never see otherwise
without sifting through a cloud of amateur video. We think films can
make a lasting impact of they ‘permanently premiere’ for people who
care deeply about these issues.”
“Not everyone is a born storyteller. But everyone has a story. We want
to provide the resources and royalties to develop an ever-growing army
of raconteurs which can help return mass media back to the masses,” he
says.

# # #
MEDIA CONTACT:*NomadsLand Press Relations, press [at] nomadsland.com,
(202) 470-0875.

Doug Block
Sat 3 Mar 2007Link
hi davin, welcome, but please refrain from double posting. everyone
sees everything here.

Agnes Varnum
Tue 6 Mar 2007Link

Hi D-Worders! I'd like to welcome you to the theatrical premiere of BLOCKADE and AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER at Film Forum in NYC from March 14 - 27.

BLOCKADE (2005, 52 min.) by Sergei Loznitsa
During the siege of Leningrad, hundreds of thousands died in one of the longest battles of World War II. This compilation film uses newly discovered silent footage and a meticulously reconstructed soundtrack to place us in the middle of the streets as the citizens attempt normal life while starvation and cold descend upon them.

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER (2004, 26 min.) by Irina Gedrovich
Gerhard M. was an amateur photographer sent to the Eastern Front as a German soldier. He took along a camera to record his combat experiences as he and his unit marched into the Soviet Union. Based on his wartime diary and photo album, Gerhard M. was later tried and executed for war crimes by the Soviet Union.

Tickets for the program go on sale online on March 7. For showtimes, directions and to purchase tickets, visit the Film Forum website.



Erica Ginsberg
Thu 8 Mar 2007Link
Fulbright Scholar Program for US Faculty and Professionals
The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering 12 lecturing, research or
combined lecturing/research awards in film studies during the 2008-
2009 academic year. U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 150 countries and all
regions of the world enjoy an experience of a lifetime, one that
provides a broad cultural perspective on their academic disciplines
and connects them with colleagues at institutions around the globe.

Awards range from two months to an academic year. Faculty and
professionals in film studies may apply not only for awards
specifically in their field, but also for one of the many “All
Discipline” awards open to any field. Grants are awarded to faculty
of all academic ranks, including adjunct and emeritus. In most
countries lecturing is in English, though awards in Latin America,
Francophone Africa, and the Middle East may require proficiency in
another language.

The application deadline for Fulbright traditional lecturing and
research grants worldwide is August 1, 2007. U.S. citizenship is
required. For other eligibility requirements, detailed award
descriptions, and an application, visit <http://www.cies.org>, or
send a request for materials to apprequest@cies.iie.org.

Agnes Varnum
Thu 8 Mar 2007Link
In case anyone in the NYC area missed one of 2006's best, OUR DAILY BREAD is screening again close by...

REAL TO REEL DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES @ CINEMA ARTS CENTRE OUR DAILY BREAD

Members $9 • Public $12 (w/reception & book signing) Advance reservations recommended

Guest Speaker: Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU. Author of What to Eat and Food Politics

“Superb! Part of the film’s brilliance is how it lays out the images and their wells of meaning with such cool deliberation.”— Manohla Dargis, NY Times

A mesmerizing and illuminating look at our brave new world of technological food production, Our Daily Bread screens at Real to Reel: Cinema Arts Centre’s ongoing documentary film series on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30pm. Discussion, book signing and wine and cheese reception follows the film with Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU & Author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health ,who will sign this & her latest book, What to Eat . Members $9 • Public $12 Advance reservations recommended: 631-423-7611 or CAC box office 423 Park Ave, Huntington

Germany, 2005, 92 min., color Director/writer/cinematographer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Co writer: Wolfgang Widerhofer

New York Film Festival • Grand Prize: Paris Festival of Films on the Environment • Best Film: ECOCINEMA

Full details at Cinema Arts Center.


Agnes Varnum
Fri 16 Mar 2007Link
Whoops, didn't mean for that to look like I was shouting!

Doug Block
Fri 16 Mar 2007Link
WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY, AGNES?


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