MEDIANET NEWS July 10, 2014

Coming Up:MediaNet and Limbic Media Present the RGB Led Lighting Control Workshop July 19 – only two spots left!; MediaNet Call for submissions to Integrate Art Fest screening; MediaNet’s Youth Video Summer CampsStill spots left for July 14-25 camp; Around Town: Swedish artist and filmmaker makes 72 minute trailer for month long experimental film


1. MediaNet and Limbic Media Present the RGB Led Lighting Control Workshop

Saturday, July 19 at Limbic Media, #2 – 740 Discovery St.

$125 – includes $75 RGB LED lighting control kit.

Only 2 Spots left!!

This workshop is a hands on introduction to RGB LED lighting control. In the workshop participants will learn the fundamental electronics and programming concepts required for controlling RGB LED strips using the popular Arduino microcontroller board.

Students will be encouraged to use the workshop to create a LED-embedded installation or wearable project that will showcased at Limbic Media as part of the Integrate Arts Festival ( on August 15, 16.

Workshop: Saturday, July 19th 10:30 – 12:30, 2:00 – 5:00 (5 hours)

Help Session: Saturday, August 9 2:00 – 5:00 (3 hours)

Exhibition: Friday, August 15, 8-11pm; Saturday, August 16, 10am-3pm

No previous experience with electronics or programming required 🙂

Payment can be made via Paypal to, or by cash or cheque at the MediaNet office, #110 2750 Quadra St. ph. 250-381-4428.


2. MediaNet Call for submissions to our screening at the Integrate Arts Festival

Submission deadline: Friday July 18

Integrate Arts screening: August 15 and 16

at the Ministry of Casual Living, 819 Fort St.

Integrate is a yearly arts festival where people visit selected galleries throughout the city for special events and programming. Details:

The Ministry of Casual Living gallery is in MediaNet’s former office space, and the screening will include works from throughout MediaNet’s history, as a kind of “homecoming.”

We are looking for submissions from our members of both new and old works. Please submit your works to our office by Friday July 18. Works will be chosen by a jury, and the selected videomakers will receive 50 Volbucks each.



3. MediaNet’s Youth Video Summer Camps

There are still spots left for the July 14-25 camp!

MediaNet will be running two youth filmmaking camps this summer. Registration is through Saanich Parks and Rec:  Enter online code 600868.  Space is limited so book early!

Creative Media Expression 

No experience necessary

A two week program for youth 15 to 18.

July 14 to 18 and 21 to 25

The goals of this two week program are to give youth the ability to effectively tell their stories using a variety of video techniques and to enhance their critical understanding and appreciation of how media influences our lives and beliefs. Visiting artists will demonstrate and work with the youth to provide a variety of viewpoints, styles and techniques in documentary and personal storytelling.




72 minute trailer for month long experimental film

Anders Weberg, a Swedish artist and filmmaker, has made a 72 minute trailer of his work Ambience, an experimental film which will eventually be 720 hours long.

Only available until July 20th, this 72-minute preview highlights what is described as “space and time intertwined into a surreal dream-like journey beyond places.” Said to be “an abstract nonlinear narrative summary of the artist’s time spent with the moving image,” Weberg indicates it will be his last film and after a single, global screening in all continents of the world in 2020, it will be destroyed.

For now, one can see the trailer, and check back in 2016 when a 7-hour and 20-minute trailer will be released, followed by a 72-hour trailer in 2018, leading up to the month-long screening.

Watch the trailer:



Yukon Film Society is looking for a new Technical/Communications coordinator

For more information contact Zoë Toupin, General Manager



SAW Video Media Art Centre (Ottawa) seeks a full-time Technical Coordinator (Production) for our busy not-for-profit media arts centre. He/she will work with the Technical Coordinator (Post-production) to provide production and post-production support to SAW Video members. This is a permanent full-time position (37.5 hours per week).

For full job description and application details, click here.


ProArt Alliance seeking Administrator

The ProArt Alliance of Greater Victoria seeks a motivated and passionate individual with knowledge of arts practices in BC, for a Part time Administrator position.  ProArt’s mission is to advance the important role the arts play in the life of our community.  The Administrator is responsible for delivering the mission of  the society and will work in partnership with arts organizations and government agencies, advocating for public sector support for the arts.

How to Apply: Please submit, via email, a single PDF file containing a cover  letter, curriculum vitae and references to:

See for details.


Struts and Faucet Media Arts Centre seeking a Media Arts Manager

Sackville New Brunswick

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre is seeking a Media Arts Manager to work at our not-for-profit artist run centre and media arts organization. The Media Arts Manager will coordinate, facilitate and maintain all aspects of Struts & Faucet’s production and technical operations (digital video, film, audio, and new media) and share the overall responsibility of the centre’s operations with the Program Manager.

Please submit a CV and cover letter by 5pm July 11th, 2014

Please apply to:

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre – Media Arts Manager

7 Lorne Street Sackville, NB E4L 3Z6

Or email to:




Festival for Dance and Animation films / Competition / Networking / Workshops

September 11-14, 2014 at DOCK 11 Berlin


Applications for POOL 14 at


Telefilm Canada

Micro-Budget Production Program: Funding of micro-budget feature films from emerging filmmakers – Main component and Aboriginal Component

This program targets emerging Canadian talent, supporting them in the production and promotion of their first feature-length film, with an emphasis on the use of digital platforms for marketing, distribution and audience engagement.

For more information:



David Simmon’s Screen Actors Studio

845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.

Ph: 250-595-1339. / e:


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 14 Jul 2014

Andre Gregory: Before And After Dinner, 108 min, 2012

This portrait of groundbreaking director, actor, and artist André Gregory by Cindy Kleine (who is also his wife) is a delightful, ruminative appreciation of one man’s life and work. A brilliant and often hilariously funny raconteur, Gregory discusses the making of My Dinner With André (1981 – an early MM choice). He speaks warmly of his lifelong friendship with Wallace Shawn, his co-writer/star in that film and life-long collaborator. And there’s his problematic relationship with his European parents, described as “Jews who forgot to tell their children they were Jews” and, “like the insane rulers of a little Balkan country.” André Gregory is a master storyteller, whose own life encompasses compelling passions, fears, and mysteries worthy of his theatrical mentors. Pg more


6:30 pm Monday 21 Jul 2014

Finding Vivian Maier, 83 min, 2013

This film is my choice of Best Doc of 2013, right up there with 2012’s Searching For Sugar Man, as an exciting discovery of a hidden life and stunning late-discovered talent. A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. A sparky young man, co-director, John Maloof, uncovers the mystery and reveals it in a most entertaining way. PG13 review or watch a trailer


The Canadian First Weekend Club  

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Coming to Theatres: Gerontophilia, the Grand Seduction, Laurence and Holloman and more!


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