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Its the ... MIC UPDATE 17.11.04

Its the ... MIC UPDATE 17.11.04

Kia Ora All,

Well is it summer yet? Might as well be, but you can't be swimming and sunbathing all the time (can you?) so here's a selection of excellent media-art activities to engage those beautiful minds...

And if you've got a project you'd like to publicise, or you're looking for help on a project, you can post a notice on this here MIC UPDATE. Email ben@mic.org.nz with your message (sorry folks, plain text only)

Finally, congrats are due to all the recipients of CNZ project funding, we look forward to seeing your work in the near future!

All the best

- MIC


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MIC Stuff:

1/ INTERSECT : VJ MICROFEST
2/ EQUIPMENT FOR FILMMAKERS / ARTISTS
3/ ADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO WORKSHOP

Out and About:

5/ FLEETFM DRIVE IN
6/ HENRY FILM SCREENING
7/ WOODENHEAD RELEASED ON DVD
8/ 3x VIDEOS

Funding / Calls for submissions:

9/ DRIFTING CLOUDS - EXTENDED DEADLINE
10/ PRODUCTION FINANCING GUIDELINES & INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS
11/ SMASH PALACE FUND TO SUPPORT ARTS-SCIENCE COLLABORATION
12/ HABITAT NEW MEDIA LAB
13/ FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS
14/ ROBOTICS, MECHATRONICS AND ANIMATRONICS : CALL FOR PAPERS
15/ PARTICLE/WAVE WORKSHOP HYBRID RADIO PRACTICES: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
16/ PIXELACHE 2005 : CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
17/ EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL : CALL FOR ENTRIES
18/ UN MAGAZINE#3 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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1/ MIC & Edirol present INTERSECT

A VJ Microfest
Disrupt Gallery, 145 K\'Rd, Auckland, NZ
Saturday 27th November 2004

Last years event was a great success with VJs from all over Aotearoa and the world and 2004 is looking to be even better. The event will be held over one day and will include performances from some of New Zealands most prolific VJs and will include ex-pats Metaluna.

Along with Workshops during the day there will be 2 full mixing rigs open to all to have a play on. All daytime events will be free of charge with the performances asking for a gold coin donation.

* Workshops:
History of Video performance and VJing
Visual Hardware
Featuring Edirol Mixers, Effects Units, MIDI, cameras and all the hardware you could think of. Hosted by lotech.
NLE Editing
Content Creation & Production hosted by Fibro
Current Visual Software
including demonstrations of Resolume2, VDMXX, Grid2, Modul8 and Electronika.
Artists talking include: Metaluna (UK), lotech & Jigsaw.

* Discussion
To finish it all off - anything that couldn't be covered earlier - how to actually survive as a VJ in this crazy world, finding gigs, content, how to dress like a real VJ.... open to all.

*Performances
From 9pm.
Visuals Artists to perfrom:
Metaluna, Helix & Hinge, lotech, Mr J, Jigsaw, Axis of Weevil Support from various Musicians & DJs.

Thanks to our sponsors - Edirol, Disrupt Gallery and 95bfm.


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2/ EQUIPMENT HIRE FOR ARTISTS & FILMMAKERS

MIC has a range of equipment available at non-commercial rates to MIC Members (joining is cheap at $30 or $50)
- Digital Video edit suite, Dual 2GHZ G5 Apple running Final Cut Pro HD $20/hr
- Video Projectors, various $100/24 hours, or low-quality $50/24hours.
- AGV-DX100E Panasonic 3CCD Camera Hire, with tripod, $120 /24 hours
- 16mm clockwork bolex $20 /24 hours


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3/ ADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO WORKSHOP

An advanced digital workshop is planned for the 11th and 12th of December, subject to interest.

$200 + GST and materials - please note that you must be a member to attend
Suitable for those who have completed the Intro to DV, or those who have had some editing experience and who wish to develop their skills. This course covers video effects, key-framing, compositing, workflows, web video and presenting video for DVD.
Venue: MIC, Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road, Newton
Time: 9am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday
Tutors: Ben Murtagh and Darcy Gladwin.
Software: Apple Final Cut Pro 4, DVD Studio Pro 2

Register soon to ensure your place!
email ben@mic.org.nz


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4/ FLEET FM DRIVE IN

Super selection of sound on video. This should be good, its on Sunday 21st November, out the back of the Surrey Crescent shops, also can be seen from the Radarz deck. There'll be a Gigantosaur-Screen! There are giveaways, free refreshments and disco-rollergirls (and boy)... park your car or bring a seat and a radio and tune in, screens at 9pm so get there a bit earlier to park your car.
Check www.fleetfm.co.nz for lineups and more info.

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5/ HENRY FILM SCREENING

Darcy Gladwin's 24minute film 'Henry' featuring Barnie Duncan
followed by Shane Hollands and the Beautiful Losers
18 november 9pm $5
more info at http://www.blueamp.net.nz/henry

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6/ WOODENHEAD RELEASED ON DVD
(recycled from Woodenhead HQ mailout)

Woodenhead's DVD Sideshow contains... Making of Featurette, Horoscopes with
Lutz, Short Film, Trip to Thailand with Woodenhead Vocal Performer Killer
Ray, extra Music and Sounds, Circus acts, Trailer, Hospice for Destitute
Lovers Music video, Stills and more artwork by Teresa.

An original Christmas present!!!

Woodenhead is still screening in overseas festivals. This week at the
Cardiff Film Festival in Wales. Early next year at the Fantosporto Film
Festival in Portugal.

DVDs will be in the stores Nov 15 onwards. No rentals, only sales...
+ website sales...

If you have a store/shop and would like to sell Woodenhead DVDs contact Marc Chesterman: sales@picturesforanna.com

Finally, KAIKOHE DEMOLITION will begin it's season at the Academy Cinema in
Auckland on Thursday Nov 25! Thanks everyone who attended the film festival
screenings in July!!! Wasn't the Ratana Brass Band incredible! + Uncle
Bimm's 'Once were Demolition Drivers' speech!!! The film will premiere in
Kaikohe before Christmas!

http://www.woodenhead.co.nz

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7/ 3x VIDEOS At Michael Lett Gallery
Shaun Gladwell
Cinton Watkins
Sean Kerr

Opening Wednesday 17 November 5-8
11 November - 11 December 2004
478 Karangahape Road

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8/ DRIFTING CLOUDS - EXTENDED DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 20, 2004

DRIFTING CLOUDS FILM FESTIVAL IS NOW OPEN TO ENTRIES

Over $25,000 dollars worth of film resources is upf or grabs to the winner of Best NZ Film and the `Golden Dragon' Award for Best International Film.

The panel for 2005 includes Patron of the festival world-renowned cinematographer Michael Seresin. Seresin is acclaimed for his dark and moody cinematography on movies `Midnight Express', `Angle-Heart',' Birdy, Angela's Ashes', and `Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban' and American film director Harold Becker whose films include `Mercury Rising', `City Hall', and `Domestic Disturbance.

Past jury members for the 2003/2004 festivals included film directors Alfonso Cuaron (arthouse hit Y tu mama tambien, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban), Sir Alan Parker (Midnight Express, Angel-Heart, Angelas Ashes) and New Zealander art director Dan Henneh (Lord of the Rings) and Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (Sleepy Hollow, Cat in the Hat, Like Water for Chocolate)

Local jury members include `Lord of The Rings' Oscar winner's sound editor Mike Hopkins and art director Dan Hennah.

Drifting Clouds offers the biggest film festival prize in New Zealand. The filmmakers have up until November 20th to enter -get your films in now. >entry forms at http://www.driftingcloudsfilmfest.com

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9/ PRODUCTION FINANCING GUIDELINES & INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS

The NZFC has recently made a number of changes to its feature film production financing guidelines. Changes are summarised at the bottom of this email, and the full guidelines are attached.

Industry briefings, followed by Q&A and drinks, will be held in main centres by the Business Affairs team in December.

The dates and locations are as follows:

Wellington, 7pm, Monday 6th December
New Zealand Film Commission
Level 2, 119 Jervois Quay

Christchurch, 7pm, Tuesday 7th December
Venue to be advised

Dunedin, 7pm, Wednesday 8th December
Venue to be advised

Auckland, 7pm, Tuesday 14th December
“The Garden Room”
Grey Lynn Community Centre
510 Richmond Road
Grey Lynn

If you are interested in attending these briefings please RSVP to Louise Rae (louise@nzfilm.co.nz) by Wednesday 17th November.

Note that Louise is out of the office the week of 8-12
th November and will respond to your RSVPs and any enquiries when she gets back.

Summary of Changes:

* The NZFC will now consider applications for documentary films with strong cinema potential;
* The NZFC has removed the cap on maximum investment in any feature film project; and
* A new section on the Large Budget Screen Production Grant.

Other changes to the guidelines reflect the new monitoring and contracting procedures announced in December 2003. The main changes and new requirements are as follows:

* Warranties that the script development loan was spent in accordance with the loan agreement;
* Special purpose companies for each feature film;
* Security interest in favour of the NZFC over the assets of the production company;
* Fully executed Lab Access Letters; and
* A three tiered approach to re-charging NZFC legal fees to productions.

Louise Rae
NZ Film Commission
Receptionist/Assistant to Business Affairs
(04) 382 7680
louise@nzfilm.co.nz

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10/ SMASH PALACE FUND TO SUPPORT ARTS-SCIENCE COLLABORATION

A $600,000 sequel to last year’s successful pilot of a Smash Palace Collaboration Fund will give more New Zealand artists and scientists the opportunity to work together on projects that bring their two disciplines together.

The Smash Palace Fund, the result of a partnership between the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST) and Creative New Zealand, was announced at Futurability, a workshop looking at the future of skills development for research, science and technology, hosted by MoRST on 1 November.

Building connections across different disciplines is seen by the Government as an important part of fostering New Zealand’s innovative and dynamic culture.

“Connections, collisions and other surprises can happen when science and art meet,” said Chief Executive of Creative New Zealand, Elizabeth Kerr.

Creative New Zealand will manage the fund on behalf of MoRST.

“Innovation thrives in a climate that supports risk-taking, encourages true experimentation and allows for the possibility of failure – or magnificent success! That’s what Smash Palace provides,” said Dr Helen Anderson, MoRST Chief Executive.

The Smash Palace collaboration between MoRST and Creative New Zealand was recently recognised as a leading initiative in the public sector, winning the State Sector Category at the 2004 BearingPoint Innovation Awards.

Last year’s pilot fund supported three projects, which involved a virtual reality children’s picture book, a web-based performance venue and a work portraying social and environmental interconnections in the Motueka River catchment.

Applications for this year’s fund close on 18 February 2005. For application details please contact John McDavitt, Creative New Zealand, email johnm@creativenz.govt.nz

The term “Smash Palace” refers to the panelbeater’s shop in the New Zealand film of the same name. MoRST and Creative New Zealand chose the title because they wanted to convey the fact that both artists and scientists are passionate people, who bring their own dreams and expectations to the collaborative process. This process can involve creative collisions that ignite ideas to achieve extraordinary and unexpected results.

Funding for the extension to the collaboration fund was provided through the Growth and Innovation Framework component of the Government’s Budget, announced in May this year.

John McDavitt
Smash Palace Co-ordinator
Creative New Zealand
PO Box 3806
Wellington NZ
DD (04) 498 0736

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11/ HABITAT NEW MEDIA LAB

http://www.cdnfilmcentre.com

The Canadian Film Centre's Habitat New Media Lab is currently accepting
applications for the Spring 2005 session of the Interactive Art &
Entertainment Programme (IAEP), a five-month, post-graduate residency
focused on creating inventive interactive narrative projects for the
Canadian and international marketplace.

A maximum of 12 spots are available.

Established by acclaimed filmmaker Norman Jewison, the Canadian Film
Centre created Habitat in 1997 as a collaborative, production-based
learning environment where diverse teams push the evolution of art and
entertainment.

Based on a cycle of training, production and research, Habitat is an
internationally acclaimed facility that has produced award-winning new
media prototypes ranging from simulation-based interactive
documentaries, to wireless storytelling networks, to interactive short
films and narrative-driven media installations.

Application Deadline: November 29, 2004

For more information or to request an application please contact:
habitat@cdnfilmcentre.com

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12/ FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Two Fellowships for International Artists: Call for Applications

APPLICATIONS DUE: 31st October
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
Germany
http://www.akademie-solitude.de/institutional/?l=e&id=1

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13/ AISB 2004 SYMPOSIUM: ROBOTICS, MECHATRONICS AND ANIMATRONICS : CALL FOR PAPERS

SUBMISSIONS DUE: 12th November
SYMPOSIUM DATE: 13th April 2005
AISB CONVENTION DATES: 12th-15th April 2005
University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield
England
http://users.aber.ac.uk/jnw/ImmCog04/CallForPapers.php

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14/ PARTICLE/WAVE WORKSHOP HYBRID RADIO PRACTICES: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

SUBMISSIONS DUE: 15th November
DATES: 10-14th April 2005
Helsinki

particle/wave hybrid radio workshop explores the interface between the creative traditions of terrestrial radio broadcasting and emerging practices of internet radiomaking. particle/wave rethinks community radio practices through distributed and participatory networks of sonic exchange, open content models and new radiomaking tools. particle/wave examines the dual nature of radio as wave and packet.. network and sound.. transmission and reception...

particle/wave is inviting expressions of interest from radiomakers of every persuasion for local and remote participation in a workshop on hybrid radio practices in april 2005... and collaboration on an experimental broadcast...

the format of the workshop will be built around practical broadcasting milieu of ääniradio which will enable workshop participants to experiment with a variety of hybrid transmission modes during the workshop...

For more information, visit:

ONLINE: http://aura.siba.fi/particlewave/call.htm

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15/ PIXELACHE 2005 : CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

SUBMISSIONS DUE: 15th November
DATES: 14-17th April 2005
Kiasma, Helsinki

PixelACHE explores again the fringe areas of electronic art. The festival program consists of concerts, clubs, project showcases, workshops and panel discussions. The program is divided into the following categories:
Experimental sound & interaction and electronics; VJ culture; Interactive and participatory cinema; Grassroot networks and politics of media / technology

This year’s theme Dot Org Boom‚ explores media and technology development in the non-profit cultural sector. This little brother‚ of the dot coms has been growing steady and fast during the past few years and shows no
signs of stopping. What kind of future scenarios can be imagined for this area?

We invite artists and designers, engineers and architects, researchers and activists, professionals and students - all kinds of people involved in experimenting with new and old technologies - to send us project descriptions and ideas! We are currently looking for program for both years 2005 and 2006.

For more information, visit:

ONLINE: http://www.pixelache.ac/2005

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16/ EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL : CALL FOR ENTRIES

Under the motto 'document', EMAF 2005 will shed light upon
artistic work as the document of a creative process. The more
digitised the images become, the more discussions concerning
their authenticity and perception are once again provoked.
The festival tracks down new approaches and innovative ideas,
thus documenting its status as one of the most important forums
for current media art.

// CINEMA
Experimental shorts and feature films, music videos, new forms of
narration and documentation, retrospectives and special programmes.

// EXHIBITION
Current video and computer installations, new nonlinear oeuvres and
innovative network projects from 20 April to 15 May 2005 at the
Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche.

// PERFORMANCE
Multimedia performances, veejaying, and current concepts of
expanded cinema.

// CONGRESS
Expert speakers, curators and artists present their stances towards
current media art in theoretical discourses, using practical examples.

// INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FORUM
New tendencies and developments from the labs of European
media-institutions of higher education, as well as training concepts
and projects.

ENTRY FORMS DOWNLOAD: www.emaf.de

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2004

EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL // 20. - 24. APRIL 2005
AUSSTELLUNG // EXHIBITION 20. APRIL - 15. MAI 2005
Lohstrasse 45a
D-49074 Osnabrück
F +49 (0) 5 41 - 2 16 58
X +49 (0) 5 41 - 2 83 27
info@emaf.de
www.emaf.de

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17/ UN MAGAZINE#3 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

un Magazine is a free quarterly journal available in print format from selected artist run initiatives and major contemporary art spaces around Australia. KINGS artist run initiative in Melbourne has kindly supported this project and will be the primary distribution point with the KINGS website providing the downloadable versions of un Magazine at www.projekt.com.au

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from prospective writers for un Mag#3. Please specify exactly which artist/s you wish to review and when & where their exhibition is to be held. We would also appreciate a brief, 200 word description of the approach you are planning to take in your article. Submit your proposal by 15 Nov 2004 via email to
Lily Hibberd
un Magazine
www.projekt.com.au
PO Box 2016
North Melbourne
3051 VICTORIA
0412 714 767
lilyhibberd@eudoramail.com


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