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Monday, July 27, 2009

Fwd: Albuquerque Film Festival call for volunteers

From Aynn Kirby at the Albuquerque Film Festival:

Whether you're part of the film community or just like watching movies we need your help. This is the inaugural year of the Albuquerque Film Festival and we want to make it the best one so far and to do that we need your help.  We are looking for volunteers. Help support the local film community and all the arts in Albuquerque, meet great people and have fun.

We will be having a volunteer orientation meeting this Saturday, August 1st at 10:00 at the AFF office located at 102 Gold SW.

Additionally, we are looking for a volunteer coordinator, preferably with some prior volunteer coordinator experience.  This position will require quite a lot of time , the ability to multi-task under pressure and effective organizational skills, . If anyone is interested in taking this on please call me or if you know of someone with this skill set who would like to volunteer please forward this e-mail to them.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday and all of us at the Albuquerque Film Festival really appreciate your volunteering.

One more thing, anyone interested in volunteering at the office this week, prior to the meeting feel free to call me.

Aynn Kirby, Communications Director
Albuquerque Film Festival

Saturday, July 18, 2009

SWGLFF 09: Call For Submissions Final Deadline Fast Approaching

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 The 2009 Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival's final deadline is soon
approaching. We encourage all filmmakers to submit their work for
consideration. Films and videos submitted can be of any length and should be
of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered communities.

Deadline is Friday, July 24, 2009 (Needs to be postmarked by this date)

Competition (Audience awards) for best feature, documentary and best boys
and girls shorts are awarded at closing night ceremony.

Please fill out the official entry form completely and sign it. A separate
entry form is required for each title. Please feel free to photocopy it or
download it in PDF form from our website.  Entry form and submission
guidelines can be downloaded at

Also, you can submit using the link located on our website.

Mail Your Entries To:

Closet Cinema
2009 Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
1209 7th St NW Suite A
Albuquerque, NM  87102

In addition to the preview DVD, you may send photos and other publicity

(505) 243-1870

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Re: The Root 66 LIVE! (Music and Live TV)

Today's the first performance and taping of "The Root 66", a live Music TV Program in partnership with IATSE Local 480, the New Mexico Film Apprenticeship Program  (FAPI), the CNM Film and Technical Training Program (FTTP) and film professionals from across the State of New Mexico to help with "On the Job Training" for film workforce.

It's in downtown Albuquerque at the Kimo TODAY -- doors opening at 11; show beginning at noon.

A message to all members of The Root 66

Ok folks, here it is. Today, Saturday 18 July 2009 The Root 66 will tape the first 4 episodes of their new Live Music Television Program, The Root 66 LIVE at the historic Kimo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque, NM.  Hosted by Albuquerque Local Vocalist/Radio Personality Leah Black and Albuquerque Local Musician/Graphic Designer Zach Freeman, The Root 66 stage will be graced by performances from Poema (Rio Rancho, NM), Marsh (Albuquerque, NM), David Smith (Santa Fe, NM) and Ghost In The Machine (Phoenix, AZ).  The doors will open at 11:00am with taping starting at 12:00pm.  Audience participation in the taping will be FREE to the public and a wonderful introduction to some amazing up and coming musicians.  We are partnering with the IATSE Local 480, the New Mexico Film Apprenticeship Program  (FAPI), the CNM Film and Technical Training Program (FTTP) and film professionals from across the State of New Mexico to help with "On the Job Training" for film workforce.  Additionally, there will be a fundraiser throughout the show with the opportunity to help support FAPI. (Registered Non-Profit)  We would also like to thank our sponsors, SONY, Peak Media, the Albuquerque Film Office and the City of Albuquerque, So come on out and support live music and the New Mexico Film Industry while having a GREAT time doing it!

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Short Session Student Showcase @ AniMotion NM (7/14)

Game Jam today and... S4 this coming Tuesday:

The inaugural ‘S4’ - the Short Session Student Showcase @ AniMotion NM

Date and Time:
July 14, 2009 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

131 Pine St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Cost: FREE

Join us for the inaugural ‘S4’ - the Short Session Student Showcase @ AniMotion NM.

Top students from the Art Center College of Design’s Animation Program will be giving some amazing bite-sized presentations.

It’s sure to be an amazing evening! It’s your opportunity to learn a thing or two, and pick up some cool tips and tricks.

These 20 minute sessions are fast paced and fun. We’ll make sure to save some time at the close of the evening for questions and answers – and to meet these up-and-coming superstars!

Check it out...


Previs & Animatics
presenter: Tim Zawadzkas
Join Tim as he explains how to do inexpensive and fast previsualization and animatics for films, TV or games – using free software that is downloadable from the Internet! Tim will walk us through the process of setting up a scene from “Good Will Hunting” using previs techniques that culminate in a finished animatic.

Dynamic Storyboarding
presenter: Richard Pennington
Everything you wanted to know about the art of storyboarding, but were afraid to ask. Richard will cover everything from thumbnails, roughs, keys and production boards to shot layout, composition, style and medium. Did we say this is going to be fast paced?

How to Create an Animated Music Video
presenters: Desi Garcia & Marc Quetone
Learn what’s involved in creating an animated music video. Join Desi and Marc as they walk us through their process in creating the animated music video “Voices” – for local hip-hop artist, Rick Artiaga. Explore the benefits of working as a team to draw inspiration from one another. Find out how they made decisions on composition, color, mood and character styles.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

NMTC Tech Thursday: 10 Lessons Learned at Apple

Tomorrow at NM Technology Council's Tech Thursday (7/9)

Ten Lessons Learned at Apple

Apple Corporation has... changed the world in many ways with products like its iPhone transforming industry and creating new markets. One common theme in Apple's success is its immediately recognizable design.

Consulting User Interface Architect (& NMTC board member) Bill Fernandez describes ten core principles that drove the development of Apple products during the (approx) twelve years he worked there. These core principles are still very relevant to Apple and, indeed, to any company that wants to produce great products.

Bill Fernandez is a consulting User Interface Architect who has been involved in the development of world class products for over three decades. Bill was the first employee of Apple Computer, and his passion is developing computer-based products that empower people to achieve their dreams. Bill is listed in Wikipedia, and his website is at

To Register, visit:

WHAT: Ten Lessons Learned at Apple

WHEN: Thursday, July 9th 3:30 - 5:00 PM

WHERE: O'Neills Pub Meeting Room, 4320 Central Ave SE

COST: NMTC Members: $15 each Non-Members: $25 each (remember, individual memberships are FREE!)

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Screenwriting Intensive w/ Matthew McDuffie

I'm glad to pass along info on my favorite local screenwriting teach, Matt McDuffie -- who's offering another set of Screenwriting Intensives. More info below:


Matthew McDuffie, an instructor in the Dramatic Writing Program at the University of New Mexico, and a professional screenwriter who has written for HBO, Showtime, Warner Brothers, and the producers of ER, Capote, and Six Feet Under, will lead a series of intimate one-day workshops for filmmakers and storytellers who are determined to create stronger stories, characters, and commercially viable screenplays.

Classes are scheduled for July 18th and July 25th, and will cover the foundations – the mechanics of plot, then quickly move on to the development of each participant’s storyline. Individuals are encouraged to bring in ideas, or existing work, the goal being to have a complete outline by the end of the day.

The workshops will be held at KNME Studios in Albuquerque from 9 AM to 4 PM. The cost is $125. Call (505) 385-1323 or write for more information and reservations. A $25 deposit is required, as lunch will be served on site.

"Matthew is a passionate storyteller. He lives for it. He understands that the problem solving and puzzle-making of good story is to serve emotion and character, and ultimately the audience. In this age of reality TV and internet immersion, Matthew has not forgotten that entertainment is an art form."

--- Bonnie Curtis – Producer of Saving Private Ryan and Minority Report