Sunday, 29 May 2011

Small Sunday Bulletin

1. CASTING AND CREWING:
1x Male Actor, 25-35, Short Film
1x Female Actor, 25-35, Short Film

2. LOCATIONS:

3. PROPS:

4. WORKSHOPS:

5. FESTIVALS, COMPETITIONS AND SCREENINGS:

6. FILM CHALLENGES:

7. WEBSITE UPDATES:

8. GENERAL INFO & NEW PEOPLE:
- Crowd funding 'Sunrise'
- Studio space for hire



Keep an eye out on the website for extra news and information:

We now also have a Facebook Fanpage for you to 'like':

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1. CASTING/CREWING:
1x Male Actor, 25-35, Short Film and 
1x Female Actor, 25-35, Short Film

Expenses. Shooting in June. Brighton area.

E-Mail: tomster81[at]googlemail.com

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2. LOCATIONS:
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3. PROPS:
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4. WORKSHOPS:


If you would like to propose holding a workshop for the BFC please contact the workshops coordinator Elena Saorin.
Email: Elena.Saorin[at]filmcoalition.co.uk


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5. FESTIVALS, COMPETITIONS AND SCREENINGS:

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6. FILM CHALLENGES:

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7. WEBSITE UPDATES:
- Don't forget we have Fan Page on facebook with more news and updates than you get with the standard group so please click 'like' on the page

- Blogs, Articles, Tutorials !! If anyone would like to write blogs or small articles on relevant filmmaking topics then please get in touch. We would love to start getting members more involved with generating online content when the new website is up and running. The kind of thing we are looking for is perhaps a small article on some of the best websites for scriptwriting information and advice or an article on how to use crowd funding sites. New articles and blogs will be linked here. If your interested please contact.
Email: Adrian.Worsfold[at]filmcoalition.co.uk


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8. GENERAL INFO & NEW PEOPLE:
- Partho Sen-Gupta has raised $21,000 out of $35,000
Please show his link and help make his film.

- Studio space, ideal for a photographer/filmmaker is available from 1st July in Lansdowne Mews
£65 per month.
E-Mail: emmabaileyphoto[at]gmail.com


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If you can't attend our meetings every Sunday, please email us any info before Tuesday morning in order to be included in that weeks' Bulletin to: bfc[at]filmcoalition.co.uk

You can also add new information directly onto our website or Fanpage walls.

If I have missed any news or details or I made a mistake, please email me so I can correct it!


Emma.Bailey[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Co-Head
Adrian.Worsfold[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Co-Head
Elena.Saorin[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Workshop Coordinator
Tim.Pieraccini[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Resources Coordinator

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Weekly Bulletin 18/5/11

Volunteer Roles within the BFC to be filled:
http://filmmakerscoalition.blogspot.com/2011/05/volunteer-roles-in-filmmakers-coaltion.html


Keeping everyone in the loop, Chris Regan, from Movie bar and member Jason Davison have come forward to possibly co-head the BFC when Emma and Adrian step down, May 31st.


1. CASTING AND CREWING:
- Post Prod Sound
- 2 x Males, 18-24
- 2 x Females, 18-24


2. LOCATIONS:


3. PROPS:


4. WORKSHOPS:
- Advanced Scriptwriting with Gary Mepsted
- Crowd Funding with Partho Sen Gupta
- Grading in Adobe After Effects, by Emma O'Sullivan






5. FESTIVALS, COMPETITIONS AND SCREENINGS:
- BritDoc


6. FILM CHALLENGES:
- tbc


7. WEBSITE UPDATES:
- Completion is end of May


8. GENERAL INFO & NEW PEOPLE:
- Producer
- Post Prod Sound, Composer




Keep an eye out on the website for extra news and information:
www.filmcoalition.co.uk


We now also have a Facebook Fanpage for you to 'like':
www.facebook.com/BrightonFilmmakersCoalition


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1. CASTING/CREWING:
- Sound person needed for the post production of 30 min film.
ADR is done, some clean up needed.
Contact/Director: Chris Regan (From MovieBar Fame)
E-Mail: cg_regan[at]hotmail.com 


- 2  Male Actors needed for a Drum n'Bass Music Promo, established artist.
Shooting local to Brighton,
Expenses Only
Contact: Andrew Chambers www.andychambers.co.uk
Phone: 07796982270
Email: info[at]andychambers.co.uk


- 2  Female Actors needed for a Drum n'Bass Music Promo, established artist.


Shooting local to Brighton. This Weekend


Expenses Only


Contact: Andrew Chambers www.andychambers.co.uk
Phone: 07796982270
Email: info[at]andychambers.co.uk



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2. LOCATIONS:

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3. PROPS:
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4. WORKSHOPS:


- Advanced Scriptwriting with Gary Mepsted.
AIM: During this 10-week workshop participants will receive practical guidance on writing an original 60 minute screenplay. Participants need to be able to commit sufficient time to develop their ideas beyond the weekly 2 hour session.


REQUIREMENTS: Participants should have some previous experience with scriptwriting. A good foundation is the basic scriptwriting workshop which we offered twice in the past.


WHEN: The next session of this workshop will take place on Tuesday 24th May. The time is always 7:30-9:30pm.


WHERE: Conference Room
Old College House, 8-10 Richmond Terrace


COST: Payable on a donations-basis


CONTACT: garywm@ntlworld.com, for booking a place and further info
www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=161180273946747




- Crowd Funding with Partho Sen Gupta
  Will be arriving soon, we'll tell ya'll when it's ready to take bookings.


- Colour Grading and Masking in Adobe After Effects by Emma O'Sullivan.
Following the 2 workshops that Emma has just run for us, she will soon be leading a grading one.
Contact below for more info, dates tbc.


If you would like to propose holding a workshop for the BFC please contact the workshops coordinator Elena Saorin.
Email: Elena.Saorin[at]filmcoalition.co.uk




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5. FESTIVALS, COMPETITIONS AND SCREENINGS:


- Calls for entry for the Good Pitch Europe 2011 are still open.
For more details www.britdoc.org



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6. FILM CHALLENGES:
On hold til new admins take over...But watch this space


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7. WEBSITE UPDATES:
- Don't forget we have Fan Page on facebook with more news and updates than you get with the standard group so please click 'like' on the page
www.facebook.com/BrightonFilmmakersCoalition


- Blogs, Articles, Tutorials !! If anyone would like to write blogs or small articles on relevant filmmaking topics then please get in touch. We would love to start getting members more involved with generating online content when the new website is up and running. The kind of thing we are looking for is perhaps a small article on some of the best websites for scriptwriting information and advice or an article on how to use crowd funding sites. New articles and blogs will be linked here. If your interested please contact.
Email: Adrian.Worsfold[at]filmcoalition.co.uk




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8. GENERAL INFO & NEW PEOPLE:


- Nilden Ozkan
Background is in business, now interested in producing and would like to know more about each area of filmmaking, for anyone with new projects and would like an assistant.
Email:  nilden.ozken  [at] gmail.com


- Ben Brockett
Is a composer, sound designer and a lovely guy, click below if you want to see his work and hire him :)
www.benbrockett.com






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If you can't attend our meetings every Sunday, please email us any info before Tuesday morning in order to be included in that weeks' Bulletin to: bfc[at]filmcoalition.co.uk


You can also add new information directly onto our Fanpage walls.
www.facebook.com/home.php#!/BrightonFilmmakersCoalition


If I have missed any news or details or I made a mistake, please email me so I can correct it!


www.filmcoalition.co.uk (new site coming soon)


Emma.Bailey[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Co-Head til...31st May
Adrian.Worsfold[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Co-Head...31st May
Elena.Saorin[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Workshop Coordinator
Jill.Ahrens[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Communications Coordinator...31st May
Tim.Pieraccini[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Resources Coordinator

Volunteer Roles in The Filmmakers Coaltion

BFC - DEPT, ROLE DESCRIPTIONS AND REMIT

Contact: Emma Bailey to volunteer
Phone: 07739803621
E-Mail: emma.bailey[at]filmcoalition.co.uk


Roles to be rotated: i.e. on 3 month, 6 month basis etc


Heads
Coordinate and guide every aspect of the coalition and oversee the running of the The Filmmakers Coalition. Take a lead on developing initiatives which then are discussed and decided upon with the group in the weekly meetings and online platforms. Need to encourage members, but also discipline if necessary, in order to maintain a mutually supportive and safe group environment. Help educate and inspire the members to make films by using inclusive leadership practices relating to age, gender, race, ethnicity and sexuality. Regular team meetings and online communication with members, the BFC admin team including all regional teams and external groups. This voluntary role offers the opportunity to further develop leadership skills which reflect the ethos and aims of the group and its members.

Communications Coordinator
Organises and maintains the communication to the wider community via email and press releases which promote the work, film challenges and screenings of the group. Manages the online social networks and website to share relevant information with members. Helps build links with other groups, organisations and businesses identified by our members in a recent online survey. This voluntary role offers an excellent introduction to social media marketing and , and the opportunity to further develop presentation and effective communication skills.


Film Challenge Coordinator
Helps to arrange the scheduling of four challenges throughout the year and promote the spirit of the challenges as an opportunity to share skills and meet other filmmakers through collaboration on a film project. Provides advice and assistance to the member who is setting a specific challenge by providing existing challenge templates and guidelines. Ensures that all members who take part in the challenges are aware of and adhere to the code of conduct as outlined in the group's manifesto. This voluntary role offers an excellent introduction to group events coordination and the opportunity to further develop organisational and communication skills.

Events Coordinator
Liaises and books venues according to the group's needs per event. Considers for the needs of the audience at an event i.e. transport, access, drink deals, equipment. Acts as a link between the venue, group, events hosts and potential performers. Helps to advertise events with the Communications Coordinator and the Heads. Works together with the BFC Technical Coordinator and other technical staff of the venue. Is responsible for all technical rehearsals before the event, as well as the running order and communication on the day of the event. This voluntary role offers an excellent introduction to film events coordination and the opportunity to further develop organisational and production skills.

Treasurer
Responsible for the finances of the group. Need to keep an open record of accounting when money exchanges hands.


Already appointed roles:

Workshop Coordinator - Elena Saorin
Builds a schedule of varied workshops throughout the year which help members learn and grow as practitioners in every aspect of filmmaking and related arts. Responsible for advising members how they can develop a workshop idea in terms of focus, target audience and timeframe. Is the main point of contact for workshop information, bookings and promotion. This voluntary role offers an excellent introduction to filmmaking education via different types of workshops, and the opportunity to further develop presentation and effective communication skills.


Regional Managers - Charley Mason
Helps to back up the Heads and fill gaps when needed and offer advice to other managers and coordinators. They also steward the regional branches of the .


Resources Coordinator - Tim Pieraccini
Archives challenge films and uploads or links challenge films to the youtube channel. Knows who has access to equipment within the group. Facilitates information about local or national organisations that provide affordable equipment for hire.

Website Coordinator - Steven Haw

Maintains and builds new content and information for our websites.

Technical Coordinator - Matt Watering
For events and screenings the Technical Coordinator liaises with the Events Coordinator and technical staff at venues to manage the technical audio/visual side and offer options of how to screen films to their full potential. Needs to be present and provide expert advice during technical rehearsals and on the day of event.
This voluntary role offers an excellent introduction to film events coordination and the opportunity to further develop organisational and technical skills.

Online Editor - Noel Bateman
Proof-reads online texts, press releases and information packs which the respective administrator produces. Provides critical feedback to ensure clear and concise communication to members and wider community.
This voluntary role offers an excellent introduction to copyediting, and the opportunity to further develop presentation and effective communication skills.


No one person is alone they can ask for assistance from other members when and where necessary depending on the needs of what is happening
These roles will at times overlap depending on the nature of what is happening.
Sometimes decisions have to be made by the person in a given role or by the heads to keep things moving that cant always be discussed.



Contact: Emma Bailey to volunteer
Phone: 07739803621
E-Mail: emma.bailey[at]filmcoalition.co.uk

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Weekly Bulletin 10/05/11

 MAIN NEWS, PLEASE READ BELOW... Adrian, Emma and Jill are saying bye byes


1. CASTING AND CREWING:
-Editor, Actress


2. LOCATIONS:


3. PROPS:
- A Projector


4. WORKSHOPS:
- Advanced Scriptwriting
- Crowd Funding
- Adobe After Effects
- Brighton Festival Workshop


5. FESTIVALS, COMPETITIONS AND SCREENINGS:
- One Way Theatre
Wirlygig Cinema
- Riki Fliks - Movies at Riki Tik's


6. FILM CHALLENGES:


7. WEBSITE UPDATES:


8. GENERAL INFO & NEW PEOPLE:






Keep an eye out on the website for extra news and information:
www.filmcoalition.co.uk


We now also have a Facebook Fanpage for you to 'like':
www.facebook.com/BrightonFilmmakersCoalition


As we announced at the last weekly meeting Emma, Adrian and Jill will be stepping down from their posts within The Filmmakers Coalition on 31 May. In the remaining time they will help facilitate new people taking over these roles. Elena Saorin is staying on in her role as Workshop Coordinator, Tim Pieraccini continues to be the Resources Coordinator and Noel Bateman will stay in place as the Online Editor. By the 31 May, we will have finished working on the new website with Steven Haw who is very kindly making this happen.


Apart from the fact that rotating roles is common practice in groups like ours, we also have some personal reasons for choosing to do this now. Emma Bailey has been running the Coalition for 2 and a half years, first with Daniel Fawcett and then with Adrian Worsfold. Emma is passing the torch over to others, so she can concentrate on her photography career. Adrian has been involved with the Coalition for two years and leading it for one and half. He is stepping down as Co-Head to take some time to reflect and begin planning his own filmmaking projects. Jill was a member of the group for a year before becoming our Communications Coordinator one and a half years ago. She will be heading off to Germany for research work this summer.


In our weekly bulletin we have also been advertising for the roles of Film Challenge Coordinator and Event Coordinator and as yet these positions still need to be filled. We suggest to only start running film challenges and events once someone has taken on these two roles, this is to ensure a fair distribution of the workload.


To sum up, we are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds with an interest in filmmaking and community work for these specific voluntary roles:
Head/Heads
Communications Coordinator
Event Coordinator
Film Challenge Coordinator


There are 3 more weekly meetings left with Adrian, Emma and Jill. Part of each of weekly meeting will be spent openly discussing with everyone how and who to pass these roles to. If you cannot attend the meetings, please email any questions or ideas you have to us at bfc[at]filmcoalition.co.uk.


It has been a fantastic experience working with you and we look forward to seeing this group continue being a space for filmmakers to share their ideas, knowledge and skills in order to help realise each others film projects.


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1. CASTING/CREWING:
- MovieBar's olde daddy, Luther needs an editor
I'm looking for an editor with their own equipment and a love of the fantastique to help bring an objective eye to my 15 minute fantasy/thriller "Goodnight, Halloween."


After a protracted post production period involving a lot of animation and design work I now have all the completed footage, but want to find an enthusiastic editor to help bring this complex project to a conclusion ready for the final visual FX work to be completed and the sound design etc.


As I've had many issue involving Final Cut Pro and PC users, I'm looking for someone who edits on a Mac only as it'll save me plenty of headaches in the long run!


As I want to work closely with the editor, I'm really looking for someone around the Sussex region ONLY. Any interested applicants please get in touch with links to completed work which is online, or if you have a dvd of work that you can post to me.


Goodnight, Halloween is set in an alternative Detroit in 1986... halloween creatures, now being exterminated by militia groups, are in hiding... and one particular group may have the evidence to discredit KRONA, the fascist organisation that pulls the strings of the stooge government... if only they can stay alive long enough to load their evidence up to the network...


I'm a film maker based in Worthing - I've got another 2 shorts almost completed (a 20 minute drama and a 5 minute horror) which are about to be submitted to various festivals and in pre-production on a 5 minute comedy drama.
You can see my latest completed film "The Crunch" at http://www.vimeo.com/21343985?ab
Please drop me a line at fasterproductions@yahoo.co.uk
Ta, Luther


- Luther is also needs an actress...
I'm looking at shooting a 5 minute short in Worthing hopefully around mid June and I need an actress for it. I'm looking for someone in their mid 20s - early 30s who can play with an East European afflected english accent.


Ideally the actress would already be based around Brighton / Worthing to help me keep transport costs down.
It's an expenses only gig, but the actress would get a copy of the film on dvd and of course kept informed of any screenings the film receives.


As I don't have a great deal of time to do the casting (family commitments) I'm really looking for people who either have work available to view online or have dvd showreels that they can send me, so I'll be looking at any one like that as a priority.
Anyone who is interested lease ask them to drop me a line at fasterproductions@yahoo.co.uk
I'm not looking for any other roles to be filled at this stage, so please no asking me to keep CVs for consideration for other films!
Ta loads, Luth




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3. PROPS:
- A decent projector is needed to show a sexy image onto a lovely model, for a photography shoot.
This Thursday
emmabaileyphoto[at]gmail.com/07739803621
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4. WORKSHOPS:


-'Advanced Scriptwriting' by Gary Mepsted
Following the success of his first workshop with us, Gary will be starting his next 10-week workshop tomorrow.
Wednesday, 11th May (the following sessions will run on Tuesdays)
Conference Room, Old College House, 8-10 Richmond Terrace
7:30-9:30pm
Donations to be given to Gary at the end of each session please.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161180273946747


Contact: garywm@ntlworld.com


- Crowd Funding by Partho Sen Gupta
Partho will be delivering his workshop in the next month, stay tuned.


-Adobe After Effects is full,
Thank you to everyone for applying, Emma O'Sullivan may offer another workshop in the future.


- Non BFC Workshop: Filmmaking/Art Mentors needed for Brighton Festival workshops 'In Our Hands'. E-mail emilyballantine@live.co.uk



If you would like to propose holding a workshop for the BFC please contact the workshops coordinator Elena Saorin.
Email: Elena.Saorin[at]filmcoalition.co.uk




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5. FESTIVALS, COMPETITIONS AND SCREENINGS:
- One Way Theatre
are showing films on the level http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106842242736397
An evening of entertaining solar-powered short films.
Submit yours to info[at]onewaytheatre.com


- Whirlygig Cinema are looking for shorts suitable for kids films to showcase at art and music festivals i.e Glastonbury this summer
Email: katie[at]wirlygigcinema.com


- Riki Fliks Movies at Riki Tiks in Brighton wants short films to screen before features. This is a new weekly event on Sundays.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shine-A-Light-presents-Riki-Fliks-Movies-at-Riki-Tiks/170751832978723
Email: kingtobes@hotmail.com


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6. FILM CHALLENGES:
- The next challenge is due in June, but is put on hold until someone takes on the role of Film Challenge Coordinator. We have already put together plenty of information material for this role.
If you are interested in this role or even assisting in it to create a fun filled film challenge then please email or even better come to the next meeting, 6pm Sunday, Marwood Coffee Shop, Ship St.


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7. WEBSITE UPDATES:
- When Adrian, Emma and Jill leave, the website we have been creating with the wonderful Steven Haw will be finished for the members. Yay for us x


- We have Fanpage on Facebook with more news and updates than you get with the standard group so please click 'like' on the page
www.facebook.com/BrightonFilmmakersCoalition


- Blogs, Articles, Tutorials!! If anyone would like to write blogs or small articles on relevant filmmaking topics then please get in touch. We would love to start getting members more involved with generating online content when the new website is up and running. The kind of thing we are looking for is perhaps a small article on some of the best websites for scriptwriting information and advice or an article on how to use crowd funding sites. New articles and blogs will be linked here. If your interested please contact.
Email: Adrian.Worsfold[at]filmcoalition.co.uk




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8. GENERAL INFO & NEW PEOPLE:






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If you can't attend our meetings every Sunday, please email us any info before Tuesday morning in order to be included in that weeks' Bulletin to: bfc[at]filmcoalition.co.uk


You can also add new information directly onto our Fanpage wall.
www.filmcoalition.co.uk


If I have missed any news or details or I made a mistake, please email me so I can correct it!


www.filmcoalition.co.uk


Emma.Bailey[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Co-Head
Adrian.Worsfold[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Co-Head
Elena.Saorin[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Workshop Coordinator
Jill.Ahrens[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Communications Coordinator
Tim.Pieraccini[at]filmcoalition.co.uk - Resources Coordinator