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Friday, August 28, 2009

PodCasting and VodCasting Wednesday 9/2

Webuquerque and AniMotion NM are teaming up for their next event, this coming Wednesday at UNM's ARTS Lab:

Local audio/video producer Vincent Ascoli, will examine the full cycle of podcasting and vodcasting:

1. Conception
2. Production
3. Encoding
4. Distribution

Vincent will also demonstrate several examples of pod- and vodcasts, what people are doing with them and how they can be made to work for you and your clients.

Presentation begins at 7pm and runs for about an hour. Socializing will follow for those folks interested.

Hope to see you all there!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fwd: Reelz Channel airing of Film Festival interviews...TOMORROW

From Jesse Herron at the City of Albuquerque Film Office: 

Reelz Channel will begin airing its Albuquerque Film Festival stories Tomorrow (Wednesday) on RCMN, starting at 1:00 ET (um, 11:00 MST).  I believe that will also show up here:

Monday, August 10, 2009

DomeFest Returns to New Mexico (9/25-27)

DomeFest Returns to New Mexico this Fall

ALBUQUERQUE -- DomeFest 2009, the global festival for fulldome, runs September 25-27 with its 2009 program of artistic and technological innovations for large-format, immersive digital dome theaters -- “fulldome.”

After sold-out shows during DomeFest 2008 when it premiered in Chicago during the International Planetarium Society’s biannual conference, in its sixth year, DomeFest returns to New Mexico with a program that celebrates the medium’s past, exciting new works and bright future.

“With all the major Hollywood studios now producing 3D content, continued improvements in processing power and projection capabilities the fulldome medium is reaching critical mass,” says DomeFest founder David Beining. “This year’s DomeFest will really define where we are now and the promise of the future.”

The 2009 festival includes Friday’s “Real-Time Rodeo” and the US Premiere of “DomeFest Retro5pective,” including some of the “best of” and audience favorites from previous DomeFest juried shows, Saturday’s global premiere of the DomeFest 2009 juried show and coveted “Domie” awards, and a special Sunday night performance of J-Walt’s new 3D “Omnicentric Universe” for DomeFest Plus attendees. Each day includes several other premieres and much unique content. Main shows and making of talks will be held at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS), Technical talks, discussions and Small Dome presentations will be held at UNM’s ARTS Lab.

The tentative schedule for DomeFest 2009 includes the following:

Friday, September 25:

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Making Of Talks; Shorts & Real-Time (NMMNHS)

1:30 - 4:30 PM

Small Domes, Talks and Technology Demonstrations (ARTS Lab)

6:00 - 10:00 PM

DomeFest Retro5pective; Real-Time Rodeo (NMMNHS)

Saturday, September 26:

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Making Of Talks; Shorts & Real-Time (NMMNHS)

1:30 - 4:30 PM

Small Domes, Talks and Technology Demonstrations (ARTS Lab)

6:00 - 10:00 PM

Juried Show & Domie Award Presentations (NMMNHS)

Sunday, September 27:

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Making Of Talks; Shorts & Real-Time (NMMNHS)

1:30 - 4:30 PM

Small Domes, Talks and Technology Demonstrations (ARTS Lab)

6:00 - 10:00 PM

“The Omnicentric Universe” J. Walt 3D Performance* (NMMNHS)

The festival is produced by the University of New Mexico’s ARTS Lab with support from Sky-Skan, Inc., the City of Albuquerque, IMERSA, Elumenati, Global Immersion, and others.

For those submitting work, submission details are at the domefest site. Deadline is August 21st. Another great world-class jury will be selecting pieces for the show on September 9th.

More information on the festival, including program details, registration, submission applications, sponsorship opportunities and more is available at

WHEN: September 25-27, 2009

WHERE: NM Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS)


COST: $175 DomeFest (Standard)

$195 DomeFest Plus (includes special J-Walt Show Sunday Night)


More information on public showings and performances will be posted soon.

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Comics, Games, Movies and Post: Saturday at the Abq Film Festival

Something I should probably be highlighting more is the Albuquerque Film Festival and two sessions I'm involved with tomorrow (the acting workshop with Giancarlo Esposito seems pretty cool too).  More info on all that at:

However, there are two sessions at Production Central I can describe a bit better:

11:00 am – MOVIES, GAMES, AND COMICS PANEL with the Marvel Comics Director of Games
Production Central ABQ, 519 Central Ave NW

In this panel, Todd Jefferson (Director of Games for Marvel), Graphic Novelists Arnold and Jacob Pander ("the Pander Brothers") and award-winning VFX artist Ziad Serafi (Golden Compass, Sin City, Pirates of the Caribbean) will discuss taking comics and graphic novels and transforming them for games and the screen.  It's a pretty amazing panel.

Production Central ABQ, 519 Central Ave NW

As posted on the discussion list, this session looks at what NM needs to perform more post-production work and discusses ways the professional post business community can work together to build this important piece of the filmmaking puzzle.  Speakers include Rick Clemente (Production Central), Elaine Montoya (Zocoloco Studios, Motion 09), Tor Kingdon (Hear Kitty) and Lance Maurer (Cinnafilm).

Hope to see you there!


The Albuquerque Film Festival is HERE! (8/6-9)

Eric Renz-Whitmore, Program Coordinator
GC:     505-993-6884
office:  505-277-2253
cell:     505-227-1086

re:MAKE IT! this weekend at the Santa Fe Complex

From the Good folks at the Santa Fe Complex... And btw, I just stopped by their space -- the work already up is looking pretty awesome!

Albuquerque Journal North, Pasatiempo, Santa Fe Radio Cafe, & Santa Fe Reporter Feature This Weekend's Event
The Santa Fe New Mexican joined the interest in re:MAKE IT! in Pasatiempo, its weekly magazine of arts, entertainment & culture. Calling Santa Fe Complex a "volunteer-based nonprofit where creativity and innovation don't so much collide as conspire" and "the epicenter of Santa Fe's aboveground tech-geek DIY movement", the magazine featured re:MAKE: IT! in its August 7-13 issue. As the page 12 article says, "Curators David Enoch and Dena Aquilina have assembled a broad spectrum of scientists and artists working in audio and visual mediums to create a highly interactive showcase of installations and smaller works."
Mary Charlotte Visits the Complex for reMAKE: IT! Preview
Santa Fe Radio Cafe host Mary Charlotte stopped by the Complex to preview reMAKE: IT! in an interview that aired on Wednesday, August 5. You can hear her interview with event co-organizer Dena Aquilina and Complex volunteer Don Begley at the Radio Cafe's website. Click here for the full interview.
SF Reporter Calls reMAKE: IT! a Weekend Pick
Highlighting "displays from such twisted luminaries as Christian Ristow, Sudhu Tewari and Meow Wolf", Santa Fe Reporter writer Marissa Jeffery says reMAKE: IT! "shines a light on a flourishing DIY subculture, bringing together the avant-gardists, electrical engineers and computer hackers among us." Click here for the Jeffery's review.
Albuquerque Journal North Profiles re:MAKE IT!
The Albuquerque Journal North profiled this weekend's DIY festival at the Complex in an August 3 story by Kathaleen Roberts. Quoting organizer David Enoch, the article says re:MAKE IT! is "like a 21st-century fair with a lot of cutting-edge art [with] people using technology in interesting and new ways." Click here for Roberts' story.

The Albuquerque Film Festival is Coming (8/6-9)

Eric Renz-Whitmore, Program Coordinator
GC:     505-993-6884
office:  505-277-2253
cell:     505-227-1086

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

NMTC Tech Thursdays: Inside Google Analytics next Thursday

Well... lots of interesting things going on this week.

Webuquerque has "Battle of Network Frameworks & Libraries" tonight at the Uptown Bar & Grill @ 6:30PM
...and 48 Hour Film Project teams up with the Albuquerque Film Festival (AFF) to present the "Best of the 48HFP" at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at 7PM. AFF runs through Sunday in and around Albuquerque.

But coming up next week for tech/web/SEO aficionados, the NM Technology Council has one of our local Rock stars, Chris Kenworthy with our next Tech Thursday event:

NMTC Tech Thursdays: Inside Google Analytics Export to Your Calendar


When: Thursday, August 13th
From 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Where: O'Neills Pub Meeting Room
4210 Central SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  81706
United States

Inside Google Analytics with Chris Kenworthy

The ability to track users' navigation of your websites is a powerful tool that can help increase revenue and improve your users' experience.  Certified AdWords Pro Chris Kenworthy unlocks the power of Google Analytics and other tools at our August Tech Thursday event.

Chris Kenworthy is the owner of MediaGroup1 LLC and founder of, a leading online community for programmers and web developers.

Chris has been involved in the development and marketing of web sites and online communities for over eight years. He holds a degree in Web Technology and is a certified Google AdWords professional. He is currently the Marketing Manager for Escalate Media which owns several large online communities in the Tech and Women's niches.

Chris is experienced in the areas of search engine marketing, search engine optimization, social media, community management, email marketing, monetization, and affiliate marketing. He is available as a consultant on a limited basis.

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

Register at: