VIRGINIA_Weekend Workshop Gift Certificates_$185/300

Still looking for a creative holiday gift? Why not inspire creativity this holiday season with the gift of acting? 

There is an opportunity to purchase a discounted gift certificate for a full weekend workshop with celebrity acting coach Aaron Jackson.

The regular full weekend cost is $225, but if you purchase a gift certificate by December 20th you will receive the full weekend for only $185. You may also pre-purchase two workshop weekends for just $300. This offer is good for all Virginia Workshops.

To purchase and personalize your gift certificate, please contact: lisa@theaaronjackson.com, 213-453-6059, www.theaaronjackson.com.

 

        

NATIONWIDE_Casting for a Docu-Series_PAID

An international television production company is casting a new Docu-series for a major network.

Do you use social media to keep tabs on your friends or significant other?

Has social media become the primary way you check-up on people?

They are looking for an attractive group of young friends and “frenemies” (targeting ages 18-24) who have a lot of energy when they are together and interact constantly through social media.

If you meet these criteria and are interested in the casting, email Stephanie for more information at casting@brightroadprods.com.

 

 

 

        

WASHINGTON, D.C./VIRGINIA_ Open casting call for Independent Film_PAID

VPE Talent is currently working on a new comedy/talking head pilot for a major cable network, and is looking for humorous, outspoken, and opinionated gay men and their grandmothers to give their opinions on a number of light-hearted topics. They are shooting in the DC/VA area in mid-January.

They’re ideally looking for pairs of gay men (ages 25+) and their grandmothers (ages 75+) of different backgrounds. There should also be a backstory as to why these duos spend time driving around together — this project is tentatively called “Conversations In Cars”. Both the grandson and the grandmother should be funny, outgoing, and quick on their feet! A gay grandson + grandmother is their ideal choice, however they’re also interested in other intergenerational combinations. 

Interested parties can submit to Thomas Giglio by email at Thomas@VPEtalent.com or apply via their site:  http://vpe.tv/conversations-in-cars/

 

        

VIRGINIA BEACH_On Camera Talent Manager_Studio Center_PAID

The Nation’s largest full service Production Company, Studio Center, is looking for an On-Camera Talent Manager to join our team in Virginia Beach.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

If you’re a resourceful and positive person, with a passion for entertainment and acting management, we want to hear from YOU!

Our On-Camera Talent Managers handle a variety of projects, from casting commercials to recording auditions and coordinating bookings for feature films — and everything in between!

The right candidate must be able to be a multi-tasker, organized, professional phone etiquette, be comfortable with sales, and a  self-starter. Professionalism when working with clients and talent is a MUST.

Experience in casting, video production and/or acting is preferable.

Applicants may send their resumes and cover letters to ryan@studiocenter.com.

 

        

STAUNTON_No-Budget Filmmaking Seminar_FREE

Special guest John Johnson of Darkstone Entertainment will be presenting a seminar about no-budget filmmaking Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at the Staunton Library Board Room from 6-8 pm.

As a veteran independent filmmaker of more than 150 films, John is an expert on how to produce quality entertainment without a budget. Expect to hear stories about “Plan 9,” his remake of the classic film, “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” and the “Spooky Tales From the Dark” web series based on urban legends and folklore.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

Visit this link for more information.

        

MD, VA and DC_Bethesda Film Fest Call for Entries_No entry fee

Only one month remains until the Bethesda Film Fest submission deadline so don’t delay, submit your short documentary film today!

Information and forms to submit can be found at this website:
http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bethesda-film-fest-application

Filmmakers from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit short (5-30 minute) documentary films completed in the last two years. All topics are eligible. Selected filmmakers will be invited to attend the screenings March 20-21, 2015 at Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda and speak about their work. Filmmakers selected for the screenings will also receive a $500 honorarium.

Entries may be submitted through the link above or on DVD with a completed application form (see the website link above).

  • Make sure the film can be easily identified on the DVD menu.
  • Films must be between 5 and 30 minutes in length.
  • Films with non-English dialogue must be submitted with English subtitles.
  • DEADLINE: January 12, 2015

Submissions via mail should be sent to the address below:

Bethesda Film Fest
c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

        

RVA/MIDLOTHIAN – Free Advance Screening of THE WEDDING RINGER Dec. 15

Free movie enthusiasts:

There will be a FREE advance screening of The Wedding Ringer this coming Monday, Dec. 15, 7 PM at Regal Commonwealth Stadium 20 & IMAX in Midlothian, VA!

The comedy stars Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtoJ7fQBRF8

Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man.  With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need.  What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

This movie has no direct connection to Virginia, but a fun, free movie is a fun, free movie!

TO GET THE PASSES, follow the link below!

https://www.sonyscreenings.com/index.php/main/movie_landing/VirginiaFilmOffice

        

Richmond_CASTING LionHeart FilmWorks Western_PAID

CASTING for NEW Western Series – PAID

CASTING For Actors:
LionHeart FilmWorks (Richmond, Va) is Producing a new,
10-part Western-set anthology series for FOX…

shooting in January, in and around central VA.

Casting supporting and also seeking background players.NON UNION. All roles compensated.

Looking for thin build men and women who look authentic to the mid to late 19th century.  No ear plugs, no visible piercings on men.  Tattoos are ok, if they can be covered with long sleeves and long pants.

For white men ages 18- 50 yrs– looking for shorter hair (chin length and preferably shorter),  with or without facial hair, height range between 5’6” – 6’3”, Chest size 38- 44”, Pants size 30- 38”

For Native American men 18- 50 yrs- looking for long hair, no facial hair, height range between 5’6” – 6’3”, Chest size 38- 44”, Pants size 30- 38”

For white women ages 18- 50 yrs – looking for women with longer, natural colored hair, this is a must have.  Height range between 4’11”- 5’10”.  Chest size 30- 34”, waist 24- 30”

This notice is for actors we’ve not yet seen from previous calls.

Please set up an appointment time.  For your appointment, please bring a prepared, memorized monologue. Also, please be prepared to do a cold read. The casting call will be held all three days in Richmond, VA. Please bring a hard copy of a headshot and resume.

January  4th, 5th, and 6th              10am – 5 pm

CONTACT:  Amanda Powell for Appointment Date/Time              lhfwcasting@gmail.com

        

DC_Full time Video Editor/ 3D Animator Position

Video Editor/3D Animator
Highlands Consulting Group LLC (HCG), a consulting firm supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate, is seeking an experienced Video Editor and 3D Animator to join the DHS S&T Office of Corporate Communications team.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Video Editor/3D Animator will be required to:
• Edit polished video programs from raw b-roll, taped interviews, audio narration and other elements provided by S&T, adding graphics, visual and audio effects, music, etc. as required
• Design and produce digital 2D/3D animations depicting characters, objects and environments that accurately convey specific technical information and match the aesthetic context of the videos and other media in which they appear
This position is a full-time contract labor position contracted through Highlands Consulting Group and working under the direction of the Director of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) Office of Corporate Communications (OCC). Most work will be performed off-site rather than at the DHS S&T facility, so candidates must have their own workstation/equipment, software, and other necessary tools. The successful candidate will be required to attend planning and review meetings and similar activities’ at DHS S&T headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The anticipated start date for the position is January 12, 2015.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Edit polished videos that meet S&T content requirements and production standards
• Work with the OCC team to support videotaping, as necessary, to ensure that studio and location shoots obtain all footage necessary to ensure complete, consistent, high-quality video products
• Work with S&T program managers and producers, videographers, photographers and designers to develop graphics and animations that accurately and attractively convey technical concepts and information
• Produce storyboards that give project team members a clear vision of how proposed illustrations and animations will look
• Create original 2D and 3D animations and graphics, with appropriate texture, lighting and motion techniques
• Manage all technical issues related to video graphics and animation, including rendering, performance, streaming, memory management, and storage
• Work collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
• BS/BFA/MA in Animation/Motion Graphics or a related field
• 3-5+ years of experience
• Strong storyboarding skills
• Ability to produce kinetic typography animation, motion graphic animation, 2D and 3D animation
• Demonstrated mastery of video and audio editing
• Working expertise in 3D suite (Cinema 4D, 3D Studio Max, Maya, Autodesk Flame, Smoke, etc.), as well as compositing and photo manipulation
• Proficiency with Adobe® Creative Suite/ Creative Cloud (Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator).
• Proficiency in Maxon Cinema4D
• Photography expertise a plus
• An outstanding portfolio that demonstrates both creativity and mastery of video animation and editing
COMPENSATION
The hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Each applicant must submit a complete application package which includes: (a) a cover letter explaining how the applicant’s abilities and experience qualify him/her for the described position; (b) a current resume; (c) the names, titles, mailing and E-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Application packages should be emailed to:

Robert Epper, President
Highlands Consulting Group, LLC
rcepper@highlands-group.com

All applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm MST (7:00 pm EST) on Friday, December 19, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Finalists will be required to attend a personal interview and provide a collection of work samples that demonstrate proficiency and accomplishment in the areas required.

        

DC_Arts and Creative Economy Public Forum_Dec. 10

Arts and Creative Economy Public Forum

Wednesday, December 10, 4:00 PM

One Judiciary Square

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities wishes to inform you of an upcoming opportunity to attend and participate in a public engagement arts and creative economy forum hosted by Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser’s Transition Team on Wednesday, December 10th , 4:00pm, at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St NW in Zoning Commission Hearing Room – 220S.

Part of a larger series of public engagement symposiums, the forums are designed to take input from residents to ensure they have a voice on some of the biggest challenges facing the District.  For the full schedule of public engagement forums, please visit http://wearewashingtondc.com/mayor-elect-bowser-transition-team-releases-revised-public-forum-schedule/.

Commissioners: Edmund C. Fleet, Chair | Marvin Bowser | Susan Clampitt | Christopher Cowan | Antoinette Ford | Rhona Wolfe Friedman | Alma H. Gates | Darrin L. Glymph | Barbara J. Jones | James E. Laws, Jr. | Rogelio A. Maxwell | MaryAnn Miller | José Alberto Uclés | Gretchen B. Wharton

 

 

 

        

DC_4K/ ULTRA HD Workshop presented by SONY_Dec 10_FREE

Learn about 4K and UHD production from acquisition to delivery in this three-hour workshop presented by Sony’s renowned Digital Motion Picture Center.
This in-depth training will help you master the art and technology of 4K/UHD production by shooting 4K RAW and following the files through editorial and then color grading the
rich color palette of 16-bit RAW images with Black Magic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. Begin your voyage of 4K discovery with this free workshop by Sony Electronics.

Workshop topics include:
• Defining 4K and UHD
• Shooting 4K at 60P
• Media Management
• Benefits of a Dual-record Workflow
• Leveraging 4K for HD Deliverables
• Native 4K versus Upscaled Content
• Efficient Data Strategies
• Color Grading 16-bit RAW
• Delivering Ultra HD using XAVC™

The third stop on the 4K/UHD Workshop Tour is at AFI Theater in Washington, DC. Choose the morning or afternoon session. Space is very limited, reserve now.
AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD
Dec 10th 10am – 1pm OR 2pm – 5pm
RSVP here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4kultra-hd-workshop-washington-dc-tickets-13932395169

        

Alexandria_Full Time Associate Producer/ Editor Position

522 Seeks Associate Producer/Editor – Full Time

Who

You’re a Creative and you’re looking for something more. You have a strong background in video production and the ability to develop and execute a concept. You want to own your work, but know how to collaborate with a team and keep clients happy.

The thing is, you’re still learning. That’s why you’re looking for the opportunity to work with and learn from a collection of hard-working and talented filmmakers with a simple fundamental philosophy: focus on what matters.

What

522 is a collective of filmmakers who create unique videos for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, government and small businesses nationwide. We believe corporate videos shouldn’t be boring. That every company, and every project, presents a unique opportunity to tell a compelling story. It takes the most creative and talented people using the right process in order to bring those stories to life.

That’s where you come in. We’re looking for an Associate Producer/Editor to work with and learn from too. You’ll oversee creative development, direction, and editing of projects.

You’re background might come from the ad world. Or production. Maybe you just produce videos in your spare time. It doesn’t matter. You got the skills, we’re listening.

It’s a big job. You’ll be asked to do a lot. The hours are sometimes late. The work may be challenging. But you love it all the same. We all do. That’s why you’re a perfect fit at our whiteboard, with us on a shoot, or grabbing a pint of Hellbender beer at our pool table.

Why

We’ve grown a lot. Ten years in a row to be exact. We achieved this growth by combining creative people, a solid process, and a purpose behind telling each story. That’s where you come in.

When

Interviews run through the end of the year. You’ll be starting January ’15.

Where

Old Town, Alexandria, VA.

How

If you’re interested, please fill out the form on our Website.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Lead video production projects from start to finish
  • Write and present ideas both internally & externally
  • Draft documents (Treatments, Creative Briefs, etc.) to articulate vision for both client and crew
  • Develop Story/Mood boards for clients
  • Direct production crews during filming – you can shoot too if you got the knack.
  • Lead post-production efforts, working primarily in Premiere and After Effects (if skill set matches)

Requirements

  • 3-5 years experience in the creative field with a strong video production background
  • Demo Reel Submission
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite – specifically Premiere and After Effects. Experience with Cinema 4D would be awesome… but not a requirement.
  • Extensive background using DSLR cameras. Familiarity with Sony FS700 or RED cameras a plus.
  • Ability to come up with fresh ideas on a consistent basis.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to inspire creative from teammates.
  • Willingness to break the rules, but experience to know when not to.
  • Ability to adapt to a client’s expectations while pursuing the most creative option.
  • Willing to go above and beyond your expertise and job description. Must not be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.
  • Comfortable articulating and presenting ideas both internally & externally.

If you feel this position is for you, please submit your resume and reel online.

Regards,

Alisa Vossen
Senior Project Manager

522 Productions, LLC
711 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

C: 703.582.1684
O: 703.286.7696
www.522productions.com