Special guest speaker for this month’s General Meeting on Tuesday, May 28th is Virginia Film Office Director, Andy Edmunds! Andy will be discussing upcoming projects for the region so come with questions prepared! The meeting will be held at ArtWorks (320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224) in the Center Gallery; light refreshments and drinks 6:00-6:30, meeting 6:30-6:45 and Andy’s presentation and Q&A 6:45-8:00.
Free for VPA members, $5 for non-members.
CINEMATOGRAPHER wanted for Indie Feature Savor the Kill, set to begin filming in the Richmond area Summer, 2013. Paid. Must have experience and own digital camera. Lighting a plus. Send a reel if you have one. They would love to see your talent. For more information contact Monica Moehring at email@example.com
ANNE CHAPMAN CASTING and VCUarts CINEMA are seeking actors for the 2013 VCUarts Cinema Summer Intensive film THE WATER HEATER which will be shot on 35mm in and around Richmond, Virginia. SAG actors welcome. Please send head-shots and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include role(s) you are submitting for in subject line. Include shoot date availability and your travel distance to Richmond. The auditions will be held in Richmond, Virginia, May 23rd-May 26th. Thank you in advance for your submission. Submitting does not guarantee an audition, you will be contacted with the audition time and location if selected. Seeking the following principal roles:
THE WATER HEATER
Shoot Dates: The week of June 3rd
SAMUEL - African American Male, mid 20s: Nerdy and hapless. Longs to be loved. His mother is too busy with her own career to see his loneliness. Samuel is in the midst of a very rough day when he meets an unlikely ally. Being the center of anyones attention is a new experience for Samuel. $100 per shoot day
RUTH - Caucasian Female, 60+: A no nonsense Southern lady. Maternal, frail, a stickler for rules. She lives alone, but can no longer care for her house. Grief and dementia are taking hold daily. Mistakes Samuel for her son and lavishes him with attention, yet still expects him to do his chores. Her need for help and companionship are undeniable. $100 per shoot day
MARK – Caucasian Male, mid 40s: Easily angered married father of two. Protective of his mother, yet oblivious to her real needs. Too selfish to recognize his mother’s delicate state and living condition. $50 per shoot day.
LINDA - Caucasian Female, 40s: Mother of two, nice, but too busy to take on the needs of her mother-in-law. Her main concern is for her children and their safety. $50 per shoot day.
JOJO – Caucasian Male, 5-10yrs: Curious and inquisitive, wants to make sure his Grandma is OK. $50 per shoot day.
BRANDI - Any Ethnicity, mid 20s: Samuel’s very pretty work mate who spurns his awkward request for a date. Dismissive. $50 per shoot day.
JOHN - Any Ethnicity, Male, mid 40s: Samuel’s boss. Boring and demanding he expects Samuel to do work he does not want to do himself, especially on the weekends. He is not upper management material. Never passes up a doughnut. $50 per shoot day.
RANDY - Any Ethnicity, Male, mid 30s. A city bus driver. Pays more attention to the lady passengers than the male ones. $50 per shoot day.
SAVOR THE KILL
Aisthesis Productions is looking for strong, talented women (ages 21-50) for their new independent feature set to begin filming in July 2013 in the Richmond area.
Some pay will be available for some positions.
- SARAH: Outspoken and bursting with life.
- VIKKI and LILA: Snarky and obnoxious gold diggers. Always dressed like their going somewhere.
- CASSANDRA: Breath takingly beautiful with the class to back it up.
- JENNIFER: Cute, perky, and living the “suburban dream.”
Please contact Monica Moehring at email@example.com for more information.
Docs In Progress and Women in Film and Video-DC (WIFV) have joined forces to co present the WIFV/Docs In Progress Documentary Roundtable.
This program, usually held on the second Monday of every month builds on WIFV’s existing Documentary Roundtable speaker series and Docs In Progress’ filmmaker meet-up/support group (formerly known as Documingles). The support group meets at Docs In Progress in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The speaker series takes place at Interface Media and other locations in Washington DC in February, April, June, August, October, and December.
All Documentary Roundtable meetings are FREE and you do NOT need to be a WIFV member, Docs Insider, or alum of Docs In Progress to participate. This is a great way to get to know others in the DC-area documentary filmmaking community, build your network and know-how, and find out about other offerings of these two organizations.
For more information, please check out the following links:
The VPA is Virginia’s community of film, video, and kinetic imaging production professionals and students.
Check it out!
Learn what they’re all about at a monthly meeting.
Read more on their website: www.filmva.com
The VPA is fun and informative!
Become a member!
Brace yourself for the much-anticipated annual summer party…
The Public Media Content Fund is an open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for a program, limited series or short web-based digital video (of no longer than 20 minutes) on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans that is appropriate for public television and/or one of its platforms. LPB funding will average between $5,000 and $100,000 for programs of most genres, including documentary, narrative, performance, mixed genre or new media. LPB will consider funding projects at the production and post-production stage.
LPB is looking for projects that are relevant, have potential to engage a national audience and present a diverse range of subjects, issues and viewpoints that complement and challenge existing public media offerings. Projects should also aim to meet the current content priorities of PBS that include but are not limited to: Performing Arts and Drama, History, News and Public Affairs. LPB is especially interested in programs that address Latino arts and culture.
Projects should provide strong story-telling techniques that give voice to those not normally heard or seen and provide a lens to the history, arts and culture of the diverse Latino community. While proposals can take creative risks, selected projects must ultimately appeal to a wide variety of television and public media audiences. Projects that reflect personal or individual experience should have universal appeal.
Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5 PM
All applications must be submitted online at www.pmcf.submittable.com/submit/20508
For the Public Media Content Fund Guidelines, please visit: www.lpbp.org/fundingguidelines.php
For Public Media Content Fund Guidelines FAQ’s, please visit: http://lpbp.org/faq.php
Docs In Progress has a number of workshops coming up which are aimed at documentary filmmakers or those transitioning from other parts of the film industry into independent documentary filmmaking.
Classes being hosted:
For more information: http://www.docsinprogress.org
The class sessions will start late May and then another mid-June
There are only a few spaces left, so don’t delay in registering.
APP-350 Final Cut Pro X 3.0 CEUs
Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and experienced users to produce professional quality videos. This hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects. This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality. Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course. Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation. Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended.
12 sessions, $570* (includes a $150 lab fee)
64905 WTh 5/29-7/10 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-137
APP-351 Final Cut Pro X, Advanced Editing 3.0 CEUs
Final Cut Pro X advanced is a hands-on course that teaches hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques. Students will learn how to create fantastic effects using filters creatively, color correct like a pro, and create complex audio mixes. This class also covers advanced workflows for managing media, including using Compressor. This class is designed for anyone looking for advanced editing for professional quality videos. Prerequisites: APP 350-Final cut Pro X or permission of the IT Coordinator.
Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to:
1. Working with Compound Clips and auditions
2. Organizing projects with advanced Metadata techniques
3. Targeting specific areas to color correct with shape and color masks
4. Fine tuning clips in the timeline with the Precision Editor
5. Working with Compressor
6. Creating custom effects and transitions
7. Finishing and final output
12 sessions, $570.00 (includes a $150 lab fee)
70387 WTH 7/17/8/22 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-137
For more info go to www.pgcc.edu/go/apple to register or call (301) 322.0873!
APP-400 Apple End User Cert Exam
By passing this exam, the student earns Apple Certified Pro status, which distinguishes him/her as a skilled user of Apple Pro Apps software.
1 session, $158 (includes a $75 lab fee)
64910 F 6/28-6/28 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-137
64911 F 7/27-7/27 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-137
64912 F 8/16-8/16 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-137
Arvold Casting is currently casting KILLING KENNEDY, a National Geographic television movie based on the book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The period for this project is 1963. Arvold Casting has taken great care to include photos of the real characters on their website, so please take time to visit the site, read the information and and follow the instructions provided.
Shoot Date: June 10th for 4 weeks Shoot Location: Richmond, VA
Thank you for following the exact instructions! **Union and non-union actors will be considered for this project. **Agency and direct actor submissions are accepted.
Because of the large amount of submissions expected, Arvold Casting is only able to respond to those submissions selected for auditions, but your interest and participation are very much appreciated!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The 48 Hour Film Project, the largest filmmaking competition in the world, is coming to Richmond for it’s 7th year this July! In a wild, sleepless weekend, you and your team will make a short movie from scratch—that is: writing, shooting and editing in only 48 hours. On Friday, July 12, 2013, you’ll get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. By Sunday, July 14, 2013, the movie must be complete. Each completed film is guaranteed a screening at The Byrd Theatre the following weekend.
To be a part of the 48HFP, register online at:
Early Bird Registration is $140. Teams must register on or before Monday, June 17th to get this special rate. Regular registration is $160. If teams register after Tuesday, July 2nd they must pay a rate of $175.
Competition weekend will be July 12th-July 14th with premiere screenings the following weekend.
KILLING KENNEDY will film in the Richmond area this June, and they are calling for crew. This film, for the National Geographic Channel, is based on the popular historical narrative by Bill O’Reilly.
Please send your CREW resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: Type in the subject line RESUME – the department you’re applying for – the position in that department.
RESUME – Wardrobe – Set Costumer
RESUME – Art Department – Set Dresser
Please do not send casting info to the above e-mail.
For Casting Calls, please see separate listings on this Hotline.
RICHMOND CREW CALL – “Field of Lost Shoes” movie
Filming in and near Richmond, Virginia: Civil War movie “Field of Lost Shoes” is calling for crew. Please submit your CREW resume to FOLSfilm@gmail.com
Important: Type in the subject line
RESUME – the department you’re applying for - the position in that department.
RESUME - Wardrobe – Set Costumer
RESUME - Art Department - Set Dresser
Filming starts in early June.
** THIS IS A CREW CALL ONLY. A CASTING CALL MAY BE POSTED AT A LATER DATE.**
Love the Lincoln costumes? You can see them up close at Center Hill Mansion in Petersburg! Come on Saturday, April 27 and you can meet the designer!
Academy Award-nominated Wardrobe Designer Joanna Johnston will formally open an exhibit of costumes she designed for the blockbuster film LINCOLN on Saturday April 27 at 4:00 p.m. at Petersburg’s Center Hill Mansion. The weekend of Ms. Johnston’s visit is titled “History and Hollywood – Lincoln Weekend, and features numerous fun and educational activities including walking tours, a concert on the grounds of Appomattox Manor in Hopewell, a Civil War tour, dining opportunities, and a scavenger hunt.
If you can’t make it to the Lincoln weekend, the costume exhibit will continue through July 24!
For more info — go here: http://www.petersburgarea.org/