MEDIANET NEWS June 26, 2014

Coming Up:Tonight! MediaNet’s Cinema Salon Presents Revolution June 26; MediaNet and Limbic Media Present the RGB Led Lighting Control Workshop July 19; MediaNet’s Youth Video Summer Camps – Still spots left! July 7-10 and 14-25; Around Town: Ministry of Casual Living art show and fundraiser, July 27


1. MediaNet’s Cinema Salon Presents Revolution

Featuring a discussion with the Pacific People’s Partnership

6:30pm June 26 at the Main Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library

Free to attend!

On June 26, our last event before the fall, we will screen the film Revolution, in partnership with the Pacific People’s Partnership (PPP). The film will be followed by a discussion with April Ingham, Director of PPP and Troy Hunter, who worked as PPP’s Indigenous Science and Sustainable Development Project Coordinator.

Watch the trailer of Revolution:

Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed Sharkwater documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he’ll discover that it’s not only sharks that are in grave danger – it’s humanity itself.

To register for these event, please go to the Library’s Programs and Events Calendar

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2. 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.

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 9th 2:00 – 5:00 (3 hours)

Exhibition: Friday, August 15th 8-11pm; Saturday, August 16th 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.


3. MediaNet’s Youth Video Summer Camps

There are still spots left!

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!

The workshops run from July 7-10 and July 14-18/21-25. The classes are from 10am to 4pm

1) Introduction to Video Expression

No experience necessary

A one week introductory video creation program for youth 11 to 14.

July 7 to 10

This week long introductory is a hands on video-making program. Youth will learn to express themselves using documentary, narrative and stop motion techniques and by creating their own video they will come to understand how media works to influence our lives and actions.

2) 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.


4. Member’s News

Xerox Phaser 6500 colour printer to give away

At the MediaNet office. May need ink. First come first serve



Ministry of Casual Living Satellite Gallery $20 Art Show Fundraiser

1060 North Park Street  ( North Park @ Cook St)

We have a pop-up shop for the summer and we are excited to get it into orbit with a giant group show fundraiser and artist swap ( artists can exchange pieces with other artists at the event! ) 

Art Drop Off Dates for art donations: (Everyones invited to show!!) 

Wednesday June 25th 3pm-6pm

Thursday June 26th 3pm-6pm

Friday June 27th 3pm-6pm

Show On Friday June 27th 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Facebook Event:


IMAA Announces winner of the National Media Arts Prize

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is proud to announce that filmmaker Matthew Rankin, representing the Prairies Northwest Territories region, is the 2014 National Media Arts Prize winner. The short list for the prize included Jackson 2bears, representing the Pacific Region.

Matthew Rankin is multifaceted Québéco-Winnipégois filmmaker currently based in Montreal. His work has been shown in a variety of forums nationally and internationally. Using analog technologies, animation, re-appropriations of historical narratives and artifacts, he creates absurd and surreal worlds apart, which manage to balance between earnestness and irony, satire and seriousness. It is striking and funny and really needs to be seen to be believed.

For more information about Matthew Rankin and his work: 

Starting this year, the National Media Arts Prize is honouring a mid-career Canadian media artist who is making an exceptional contribution to the sector with a prize of $5000. In creating this award, the Independent Media Arts Alliance wants to focus on supporting artists who are shaping the future of media arts in Canada and nationally and internationally encourage innovation.


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:



The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) has a fabulous website containing calls for video and film submissions, classes and residencies:


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 30 Jun 2014

Going: Remembering Winnipeg Movie Theatres, 83 min, 2012

For nearly a century, from the invention of movies to the rise of home video and the Internet, going to the theatre was the major form of entertainment in cities like Winnipeg. In their heyday, there were almost fifty theatres operating in the city at one time, from the big showpiece venues downtown to the many more modest neighbourhood houses. And over the entire century, well over one hundred theatres came and went.

In my documentary Going: Remembering Winnipeg Movie Theatres, two dozen Winnipeggers reminisce about an experience which largely disappeared as traditional theatres closed, to be replaced by multiplexes and other forms of entertainment – people whose families owned theatres, people who worked in theatres, and most of all people who just loved to sit in the dark entranced by the images up there on the big screen. more ~ read a review or a story ~ view thetrailer.


6:30 pm Monday 7 Jul 2014

Before Midnight, 109 min, 2013

Following our double feature screening of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset here is the third in the trilogy. Nine years on we catch up with our couple. Things are settled in, (worn in?), and shaded with some touches of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf. Will their relationship survive? Like its predecessors, the film was directed by Richard Linklater. Co-written by Linklater, Hawke and Delpy. Like the others widely acclaimed and nominated for Academy Award for screenplay. R trailer for all three


The Canadian First Weekend Club  

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!

Coming to Theatres: Foxfire, the Grand Seduction, Cruel and Unusual and more!