TECH Turorial: Basic Location Sound Gear

June 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Basic Location Sound Gear- Wednesday, July 13, 6-8 p.m. with TECH Tutor Neil Clements. Utilizing Cineworks digital audio equipment, we will explore the pitfalls of recording sound on location, as well as practicing microphone techniques and good methods for competent acquisition. Neil Clements is a composer and sound-designer from the UK. He was trained as a sound recordist and mixer at Ravensbourne in London, of which he is an honors graduate. He now provides sound-design and music for the BBC, BSkyB, the CBA, the NFB and many independent production companies.

DATE AND TIME:  Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 6 – 8 pm

PLACE: Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe St., back lane entrance

COST:  $40 for Members/ $50 for Non-Members



Upcoming Workshop: Stunts For The Screen

June 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Do you need the skills to set up and perform realistic stunts in front of a camera? Designed for actors learning stunts, or filmmakers learning to film stunts, this hands-on, on-camera workshop will show students of all physical builds and abilities how to find the best angles and really  ‘sell’ stunts in front of the camera. Participants leave the class with a DVD copy of the workshop for review and practice.  Learn the basic concepts of stunt fighting for the screen!  Please wear comfortable attire.

Instructor: Vincent Palermo has been performing stunts in Hollywood for over 15 years.  He has been teaching self defense for over 30 years, and has lived and taught in Vancouver over the past five.  He has studied various forms of martial arts under Jesse Glover, Michael Lee, Bong Soo Hon, Chuck Norris, Ed Parker, and Hawkins Chung.


DATE AND TIME:  Saturday, June 25th 2011, Noon-4 pm

PLACE: Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe St., back lane entrance

COST:  $75 Members before June 8, $95 Members after June 8, $105 Non-Members

TECH Tutorial: DVD Authoring

June 23, 2011 § Leave a comment


NEW! Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society presents TECH Tutorials, a quick and easy way to learn about film gear and common procedures. TECH Tutorials are two-hour evening classes that give you the rundown on specific equipment by local experts.

Register by either email or phone; cost is $40 for Members/ $50 for Non-Members.

Tonights TECH Tutorials: DVD Authoring – Thursday, June 23, 6-8 p.m. with TECH Tutor Cooper. Publishing your video to DVD is still the most widely used means of distribution. Bring your hard-drive with your own media on it and learn how to create a DVD and share it with the world in this hands-on workshop. You’ll leave with a DVD copy of your work ready to watch on most DVD players.

Cooper is an Apple Certified Pro with Final Cut who has deep and intimate knowledge of the entire suite of programs. He is only with us for this series of workshops so be sure to take advantage of his skill and experience!


THIS HAS BEEN THIS WILL BE: Amy Lynn Kazymerchyk

June 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society is pleased to announce a presentation by Amy Lynn Kazymerchyk as part of its inaugural LAIR (Local Artist in Residence) program over 2010/11. During her residency, titled The Laboratory of Intrinsic Fragility and Inevitable Decay, Kazymerchyk completed the three-channel Super 8/16mm work THIS HAS BEEN THIS WILL BE.

“THIS HAS BEEN THIS WILL BE takes form from an archive of Super-8 portraits of commercial, industrial, residential and civic infrastructure that was expropriated, demolished and restructured in the four years leading up to Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics. THIS HAS BEEN chronicles Woodwards’ construction, Little Mountain House demolition, Trillium Park clearing, Broadway and Kingsway 2009 Christmas fire, Canada Line excavation and Olympic Village raising.  These portraits are material and political evidence of the limits of photography’s possession. In Camera Lucida, Barthes articulates this limit as the capacity to confirm only a small fraction of time -1/15th to1/500th of a second between having been and continuing to be. Dangling from the edges of the image is a past and a future. Collectively the portraits in THIS HAS BEEN present an attempt at ‘chasing the death of the moment’ (Barthes). The work is organized as a triptych of temporally and spatially non-linear documents of places that are tethered between having been and becoming, under the influence of expedited social, political and economic processes. They are less a sentimental reflection on a history that was, than critical research into a history that is being made.”

– Amy Lynn Kazymerchyk

Amy Lynn Kazymerchyk is the Events & Exhibitions Coordinator at VIVO Media Arts Centre, The Director of Programming of the Signal & Noise Media Art Festival and Programmer of DIM Cinema at the Pacific CinÈmathËque. She is currently making a film, To: Hope, From Here, that also considers belonging and meaning in a pre- and post-Olympic Vancouver.  THIS HAS BEEN THIS WILL BE screened on Wednesday June 15, 2011, 7pm at the Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander St.


The LAIR (Local Artist in Residence) Program is supported by Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society and the City of Vancouver Cultural Services. Cineworks gratefully acknowledges the support of our membership, volunteers, sponsors and the ongoing financial assistance of our funders­–the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council and the City of Vancouver.  For further information, please visit

New Member Profile – Quentin Lee

June 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Yesterday we had a surprise visit from Quentin Lee – an LA-based filmmaker who is in town shooting for VAFF (Vancouver Asian Film Festival) – and now our most recent member.  Quentin told us a bit about his filmmaking background – some very interesting projects in there – one of his most recent being The People I’ve Slept With.  In Vancouver he’s shooting for VAFF’s Love Letters to Vancouver:  check it out to register!

Quentin gave us a few details on his upcoming feature: WOW! He’s definitely one to watch! Follow the Blog on his Vancouver filmmaking adventures here

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