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Inaugural Everest University Film & Video Meetup Tonight

Everest University Film & Video Alums! Join Chandra at Everest for your first ever Film and Video Meetup from 5pm – 7pm tonight at the North Orlando campus: 5421 Diplomat Circle (Lee Rd, behind Home Depot, off of I-4).

Great networking opportunity to catch up with fellow grads and current students! Food will be provided.

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Google Glass Comes to ICS Season 4

GREAT NEWS! Google Glass WILL be coming to Indie Cinema Showcase!

A big, HUGE thank you to all you filmmakers, fans AND personal friends who got involved! I can’t tell you how much it means to have your support, in any respect. I am humbled by all the messages of support (of me personally and of the #GlassExplorers project), the ReTweets on Twitter, the shares on Facebook… THANK YOU EVERYONE (see video). Extra special ginormous shout outs to all the supporters and sponsors on my Event Pages on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/467654093321974/) and Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c455rqqv455iq3op23r3ts8csb0)!

Next week at this time I will be in San Francisco meeting my Google Glass Guide, who will fit me for Glass and provide an overview of the HUD (Heads Up Device). Stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for live updates! If any of you are are Google+ look for a G+ Hangout in the near future…

So… what do we have in store for YOU next season, dear viewer, regarding Google Glass? Tune into Indie Cinema Showcase Season Four – coming this Winter – on Orange/VISION TV!

www.google.com/glass

(For an up-to-date countrywide map of Glass invitees, click HERE.)

 

Related:

Project Glass: Live Demo

Glass How-to: Getting Started

My Dreams For Google Glass – filmcircuit.com

Google Glass from a designer’s perspective – theverge.com


Local Actor AJ Nickell Needs Your Help

How many 16 year old actors do you know that have been accepted into the prestigious Stella Adler Studio of Acting? If you’ve ever worked on a film set in Orlando, you’re guaranteed to know at least one – AJ Nickell! He needs your help to make it to class this summer in New York City. Please consider donating to one or both of his current fundraising campaigns on Piggybackr and GoFundMe.

https://www.piggybackr.com/ajn2nyc/tuition-stella-adler-studio-of-acting-get-me-to-class-this-summer-2013-fundraiser

http://www.gofundme.com/ajn2nyc


Orlando’s Abyssmal Entertainment Unleashes Fiend Fatale

ICS past guest, Steven Shea (Abyssmal Entertainment), just released his latest short film called “Fiend Fatale,” a proof of concept brand conceived here in Central Florida. FIEND FATALE is a horror-adventure film, about five sisters, a vampire, zombie, werewolf, demon and mermaid, cloned from the DNA of extinct monsters, thrust into the modern world and facing off against the government, terrorists and themselves. You may notice some familiar faces in this piece including local actress and presenter, Tracy Wiu, actor and past Popcorn Gallery panelist, Chris Greene and even a small cameo by our former host and current Enzian FilmSlam programmer and host, Tim Anderson! (If you look real close, you’ll notice Cronin… as in Terry Cronin from Students of the Unusual and our MegaCon special!)

Their Vimeo page states, “This project is currently seeking financing, and being shopped around to different studios, executives and financiers. We have created a brand that contains a Proof-Of-Concept Short Film, Comic Book, Video Game App, as well as possibilities for a Television Series and Sequel potentials.” Perhaps Orlando, nay the world, will be seeing a lot more of these ladies in the near future…

If you’re an Android user, check out the app! It’s called “Fiend Fatale: Stairwell to Heaven.”

Now available for download in the Google Play Store!

Now available for download in the Google Play Store!

 

Related: 

Troma Entertainment, Inc. releases Florida lensed Doomsday County

Fiend Fatale on Facebook


Save $45 on Art of Visual Storytelling Tour in Tampa on Friday 6/28

Thinking of attending Alex Buono‘s Art of Visual Storytelling Workshop Presented by Monte Zucker in Tampa tomorrow but aren’t sure? Use our ICS exclusive discount code AVSICSFL, and save $45 on all three ticketing options! Very cool incentive: Your ticket purchase includes a FREE pass to NAB SHOW 2014 (April)!

Filmmakers have the option of attending both workshops (all day), the daytime cinematography workshop (9a – 4p) or  the evening visual structure seminar (6p – 9p).

http://www.visualstorytellingtour.com

Click image for ticketing options!

Not sure of which workshop to attend? Here’s a preview of what the day will look like to help you decide:

 

The Workshop Schedule 9:00am-9:00pm
Daytime Cinematography Workshop 9:00am-4:00pm
9:00am – 9:15am Introductions: Overview and “Case Study” clips of my work that we’ll recreate
9:15am – 9:45am Script Breakdown: Table Reading and discussion of ideas for shooting the script
9:45am – 10:00am Location Scouting: How to properly tech scout a location
10:00am – 10:15am Shotlists & Diagrams: How I design master shots and coverage
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00pm CREW CALL: Introduce the camera, grip, electric and audio departments
11:00pm – 12:00pm Shooting Demo #1: Shooting coverage/Dramatic lighting
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Shooting Demo #2: Camera Movement
2:00pm – 2:30pm Shooting Demo #3: Interview Setup
2:30pm – 3:00pm Shooting Demo #4: Mōvi Demo
3:00pm – 3:30pm Shooting Demo #5: Shooting 4k/Green Screen
3:30pm – 3:45pm Workflow
3:45pm – 4:00pm Q&A
 
HANDS-ON HOUR With Cutting Edge Gear (All Ticket Holders May Attend)
 
Evening Visual Structure Seminar 6:00pm-9:00pm
6:00pm – 6:40pm DSLR Cinema: getting the most cinematic look out of your DSLR
6:40pm – 7:00pm CINE-STYLE: the next wave of camera technology
7:00pm – 8:30pm VISUAL DESIGN: understanding the seven visual components
8:30pm – 9:00pm VISUAL STORYTELLING: how to apply visual structure to your projects

 

Related:

Rode Mics on Art of Visual Storytelling

Beyond the Still: Alex Buono

Monte Zucker Educational Tools for Photogs and Filmmakers 


Google Extends Deadline to Help Bring Google Glass to ICS

Sadly I did not make my Google Glass fundraising goal on June 20th but… here’s the GREAT news!! Google was gracious enough to grant me an extension to raise the additional funds I need to secure Glass and bring it home to Central Florida!! As of this writing, through some very generous people (including many of you filmmakers!), I have fundraised $1,129! Google Glass themselves cost $1500 and I’m only $371 from my goal!! Very thankfully, a local engineer stepped up and very, very generously offered to sponsor my travel arrangements to pick up Glass. As of right now, the plans are to pick up in San Francisco but those could change as the scheduling for Glass changes almost daily! Wish me luck, ICS filmmakers, fans and friends. We’re almost there!

In case you didn’t see my original post, please read below for more details:

As some of you may know, in March I was part of a select few invited by Google to join their Google Glass #GlassExplorers program! Testing of the revolutionary Glass headset is hugely limited to only 8,000 users in the United States (for now) until Glass is available to the public for purchase sometime in 2014. (For an up-to-date countrywide map of Glass invitees, click HERE.)

I am currently seeking sponsors to help support this project, and YOU could be one of them! My goal with incorporating this ICS is to produce the first ever field segment shot completely on Glass – among other projects including film, education and helping not-for-profit charities I personally support, most notably; Relay For Life (of Hunter’s Creek) and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (of Metro Orlando). Have a collaboration project in mind? Pitch it to me! Have $2K burning a hole in your pocket and feel like just giving it away? Feel free to send your entire wallet to me via PayPal using this email address: relayjennnn@gmail.com. Have a friend in mind who LOVES this stuff and may want to help out too? Share this blog or the event pages (below) with them! The deadline for sponsorships is NEXT THURSDAY, July 4th!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/467654093321974/

Google+ Event Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c455rqqv455iq3op23r3ts8csb0

www.google.com/glass

You’re probably asking yourself, “What the heck is Google Glass and, as a filmmaker, why should I care? More importantly, will you just give me the $1,500 for my short film?” True, Glass is pricey. You could buy a few GoPro cameras or a light kit from Digital Juice with $1,500. All this said, watch co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin’s TEDTalk from May to see a few of the things Google Glass can do and listen to more of the philosophy behind it…

In his class blog last year, past ICS guest and UCF Film professor Randy Finch asks, ‘What are the creative possibilities for storytellers willing to experiment with Google Glass? Will early-adopters start telling stories that superimpose data or other audio and video information over real scenes? Or will multiple users contribute their content – providing numerous views of one big event (e.g., many cameras covering one experience like a political convention or a protest march in real time – as in the parachute demonstration above)?” Tribeca Film Festival says of Google Glass, “In its self contained way, Google Glass joins the 21st-century notion that everyone is a filmmaker with the more conventionally accepted truth that everyone is an audience.

On a side note, I want to publicly thank the [private] sponsors who are making this exploration and trip possible for me. I am extremely honored to be included in this beta test and incredibly thankful for the kindness – and trust – of all of you. I can’t wait to show you what Glass could do for our filmmaking community!

Related:

Project Glass: Live Demo

Glass How-to: Getting Started

My Dreams For Google Glass – filmcircuit.com

Google Glass from a designer’s perspective – theverge.com


SNL’s Alex Buono to Host Workshops in Florida

Saturday Night Live fans may not know Alex Buono’s name as well as Kristen Wiig or Bill Hader’s but we’re sure they know his work! SNL Film Unit DP, Alex Buono, will be hosting a one day visual storytelling workshop twice this week. The first in Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow, June 27th, and the second in Tampa on June 28th.

Attendees have the choice of attending a 7 hour daytime workshop and/or a 3 hour evening seminar and is geared toward both the DSLR and Cine-style filmmaker. Here’s Alex himself to tell you a little about the tour…

Personally, I’m a BIG fan of Alex’s work. He comes with quite a pedigree; Oscar nominated, has worked on nearly every format and has studied under the BEST DPs – most notably the legendary Conrad Hall. It certainly shows in the quality of his work. Below is one of my favorite SNL Digital Shorts, Broadview Security. (Also: Man, I’m going to miss Bill Hader!)


Related:

Rode Mics on Art of Visual Storytelling

Beyond the Still: Alex Buono


Open Call: Chicken & Egg Pictures

If you are a female nonfiction filmmaker, New York and San Francisco based Chicken and Egg Pictures is looking for YOU this summer! Their 9th Annual Open Call for female filmmakers is underway! If you have a cause close to your heart, whether it be; the environment, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education, Music, Healthcare, Community, Human Rights, the Chicken & Egg folks are interested to hear your story! You can even submit an issue not on their list of 20+ themes! The first deadline for LOIs (Letter of Intent) is July 1, 2013. Interested Florida Femmes de Film? Read more below…

Chicken & Egg Pictures is dedicated to supporting women nonfiction filmmakers whose diverse voices and dynamic storytelling have the power to catalyze change at home and around the globe. Since its founding in 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has provided more than $2.8 million in financial support for women filmmakers and over 4,500 hours of dynamic mentorship focused on story, craft, and community engagement.

Chicken & Egg Pictures does not have an endowment. We actively raise all funds to provide grants and deliver mentorship directly to filmmakers. This year (for the first time ever) there will be a processing fee required to apply for a grant. Every application is reviewed by a panel of at least 10 expert screeners who insure that every project is looked at thoroughly, fairly, and with multiple perspectives. We believe that it is critically important to have a rigorous review process. 

To help offset hard costs given the high number of applications, a processing fee is necessary in order to maintain this caliber of expertise.

2013 Application Fees:

  • First deadline on July 1st: $20
  • Last deadline on July 15th: $35

Before filling out this application — please make sure you refer to our GuidelinesFAQs & Application Checklist, and Steps Before Applying. 


Help Bring Google Glass to ICS

As some of you may know, in March I was part of a select few invited by Google to join their Google Glass #GlassExplorers program! Testing of the revolutionary Glass headset is hugely limited to only 8,000 users in the United States (for now) until Glass is available to the public for purchase sometime in 2014. (For an up-to-date countrywide map of Glass invitees, click HERE.)

I am currently seeking sponsors to help support this project, and YOU could be one of them! My goal with incorporating this ICS is to produce the first ever field segment shot completely on Glass – among other projects including film, education and helping not-for-profit charities I personally support, most notably; Relay For Life (of Hunter’s Creek) and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (of Metro Orlando). Have a collaboration project in mind? Pitch it to me! Have $2K burning a hole in your pocket and feel like just giving it away? Feel free to send your entire wallet to me via PayPal using this email address: relayjennnn@gmail.com. Have a friend in mind who LOVES this stuff and may want to help out too? Share this blog or the event pages (below) with them! The deadline for sponsorships is THIS SUNDAY, June 16th!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/467654093321974/

Google+ Event Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c455rqqv455iq3op23r3ts8csb0

www.google.com/glass

You’re probably asking yourself, “What the heck is Google Glass and, as a filmmaker, why should I care? More importantly, will you just give me the $1,500 for my short film?” True, Glass is pricey. You could buy a few GoPro cameras or a light kit from Digital Juice with $1,500. All this said, watch co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin’s TEDTalk from May to see a few of the things Google Glass can do and listen to more of the philosophy behind it…

In his class blog last year, past ICS guest and UCF Film professor Randy Finch asks, ‘What are the creative possibilities for storytellers willing to experiment with Google Glass? Will early-adopters start telling stories that superimpose data or other audio and video information over real scenes? Or will multiple users contribute their content – providing numerous views of one big event (e.g., many cameras covering one experience like a political convention or a protest march in real time – as in the parachute demonstration above)?” Tribeca Film Festival says of Google Glass, “In its self contained way, Google Glass joins the 21st-century notion that everyone is a filmmaker with the more conventionally accepted truth that everyone is an audience.

On a side note, I want to publicly thank the [private] sponsors who are making this exploration and trip possible for me. I am extremely honored to be included in this beta test and incredibly thankful for the kindness – and trust – of all of you. I can’t wait to show you what Glass could do for our filmmaking community!

Related:

Project Glass: Live Demo

Glass How-to: Getting Started

My Dreams For Google Glass – filmcircuit.com

Google Glass from a designer’s perspective – theverge.com


Florida Film Festival 2013 Teaser

We admit it.

We had to take a little break to re-charge our collective batteries, tech and homosapien, after this year’s Florida Film Festival. Our short bloghiatus (not a Lady Gaga album) has concluded and… We’re BACK!

From Enzian Theater, Eden Bar, FFF Staff (especially Jen Guhl and the Marketing Teamcoming to The CW this Fall!), Volunteers, Sponsors, UCF Street Teams, to our own ICS Staff and Guest Correspondent David Kuskie — THANK YOU for helping make our experience covering the 2013 Florida Film Festival the best yet!

Stay tuned! Our special full episode featuring all the fun at this year’s Fest is set to premiere in May on VISION/Orange TV, then promptly afterward on the web via our YouTube // Vimeo Channels and on iTunes. Until then…

(YES! That’s David with legendary Hitchcock leading lady, Tippi Hedren!!)
Related FFF Coolness: 

Queer Film Critic FFF Preview

Cinema Crespodiso FFF Wrap Up

CinemaFunk’s 2013 Florida Film Festival Coverage


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