May 30, 2013 § Leave a comment
The Sound + Vision project will consist of 6 live multi-media performances involving collaborations between Vancouver-based experimental filmmakers and musicians that explore relationships and interplays of audible and visual language.
Over the past 2 months, 6 teams of filmmakers and musicians have each produced a 20 minute Sound + Vision performance, premiering on June 7, 2013.
Performances have drawn on “expanded cinema” practices to create original works ranging from narrative to the abstract. Recorded on film and hand processed at the Annex darkroom studios, filmmakers and musicians have been encouraged to experiment with qualities specific to analog film and sound technology, as well as their overlapping interactions and translations within digital media.
Sound + Vision: An Experimental Collaboration
June 7, 2013, 7-10pm, 235 Alexander St, Cineworks Annex,
Free to attend (please buzz the CW doorbell at the bottom of the gate)
Teams are as follows: Including: John Woods, Mark Cernigoj, Sydney Southam, Zoe KG, Lux Petrova, Lisa G, Rene Cherrie, Ariel KG, PrOphecy Sun, Raffi Maseredjian & Clea Anais.
For media contact, Zoe or Ariel KG at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
CRAZY8s GALA SCREENING AND AFTERPARTY
Saturday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (777 Homer Street), followed by our legendary Afterparty at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Join us at 7:00 pm at The Centre for the world premiere of six new short films made in only eight days by some of Vancouver’s most talented up-and-coming filmmakers: Nimisha Mukerji (“In the Deep”), Mackenzie Gray (“Under the Bridge of Fear”), Matt Leaf (“Braindamage”), Jane Hancock (“When I Saw You”), Ryan Haneman (“Manstruation”) and Sean Tyson (“STEWING”).
Afterwards, the party continues at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), where we’ll mix and mingle over three floors of this historic building. On the first floor, in the “quiet(er) zone,” we’ll be featuring roving performers Mind of a Snail and cabaret-style mischief with the Myrtle Family Band, as well as ample eats and drinks (yes, the chocolate fountain is back again this year!) On the third floor, guests will have the opportunity to take in the new exhibit, “Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps,” the first retrospective of the acclaimed comic artist, Art Spiegelman (of “Maus” fame). And upstairs, on the 4th floor rooftop patio, we’ll be shaking it until the wee hours to electro-swing sensation Spry Bry and the crowd-pleasing, non-stop party mix of DJ K-Tel.
Tickets are $30.00 advance on our website at www.crazy8s.cc <http://www.crazy8s.cc> or at ticket outlets at Videomatica Sales (1972 West 4th Ave), Beat Street Records (439 West Hastings St) and the Rio Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway St). Tickets will also be available at the door for $35.00.
February 8, 2013 § Leave a comment
We have some exciting news for the Annex in 2013! We are delighted to have sisters and filmmakers Ariel and Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty come on board as our new Annex Coordinators! These are volunteer positions, so please show them some love the next time you’re down at the Annex. They love film, and we love them! Please find their statement below along with a schedule for February. Full details will be on www.cineworks.ca as well as on our Facebook Annex Page. All photos courtesy of the KG Sisters.
The Annex is an amazing space that we see as an experimental film and photography laboratory.
It’s a bit like being in a museum, except that you get to play with the artifacts, and there aren’t a lot of explanations about what these relics are good for… We see that as a great opportunity for experimenting, discovering, and re-purposing. Do-it-yourself meets state of the art equipment from a not so distant past…Discovering or re-discovering an earlier way of making images, can be a magical experience because its such a physical act of creation in comparison. Analogue processing is also an organic process, which allows for the charm of the accidental and the circumstantial.
The Annex has a functioning darkroom for processing moving pictures as well as still images. Both black and white and colour can be done by hand. There is also a Steenbeck machine, which is used for editing the old school way, and can also be used for making duplicate negative or positives. An animation stand and multiple projectors are also on hand.
We want to inspire and support others to get involved with this exciting space and the opportunities it offers. In the spring of 2013 we are aiming to build a community of interested film-makers and artists to use the space on a regular basis.
We will be having an open night once a week, and a Community Night / Orientation once a month. The Community night is free to attend for both members and non-members alike. The open night will be $5 for members and $8 for non members – or you can purchase a 5 time pass for a reduction in cost.
We hope to see you at the next Community Night February 20th!
– KG Sisters
Upcoming Annex Schedule
March 2013 – All events run 7 – 10 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Mon & Tuesday March 18 & 19 – Alex MacKenzie Expanding Cinema workshops
Tuesday March 26 – Open darkroom night
Wednesday March 27 – Community night/ orientation
Wednesday Feb 13 – Film & Media Showcase
Tuesday Feb 19 – Open darkroom night
Wednesday Feb 20 – Annex Community Night / Orientation
Tuesday Feb 26 – Open darkroom night
Wednesday Feb 27 – Off The Reels
December 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
This afternoon I had to opportunity to ask John a few questions about himself and his upcoming workshops:
John Woods has been a Cineworks member since 2003. Currently working with alternative film processes with Super 8 and 16mm film, John’s work has been screened across North America and Europe. He knows no one famous.
There are 2 upcoming workshops with John:
Learn how to setup & maintain the printer, basic principals of digitizing film and how to use the resulting computer files in their digital post-production workflow.
Tuesday, January 22, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Limited Spaces available.
$40 Members, $60 Non-Members.
Introduction to 16mm Optical Printing with a JK Printer
Saturday, January 26, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Limited spaces available.
$80 Members, $120 Non-Members
Special rate of $100 if you register for both the digital and analogue workshop for all Cineworks members!
Check cineworks.ca for more information.
Thanks to John Woods for his time!
December 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
Our Monthly Film and Media Showcase allows for feedback and thoughtful dialogue between film artists and audiences. Presenters range from documentary filmmakers, photographers, to visual artists working through the moving image.
The format is simple: 3 artists, ten minutes each, dialogue in between.
Bring a friend and have a drink; network and share your vision, ideas and projects.
When: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Annex, 235 Alexander street
Please note seating is limited. First come seating only.
November 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
As the only art form that really blends business and creativity, making a film takes a lot more than just picking up a camera and plugging in a microphone. Often the most baffling questions a filmmaker faces have more to do with how to raise funds and how to handle the ensuing tax situations than anything you’ll encounter on set. This two-hour workshop with accountant Debbi Jo Mattias aims to answer as many of the questions you already have and the ones you haven’t come up with yet. Topics covered will include:
1. Accounting for businesses
2. Common business deductions
3. GST/HST issues
4. Review of income tax for self-employed individuals
5. Incorporation issues
6. Review of income tax for corporations
7. Review of financial statements for corporations
8. Companies for film producers
9. Production companies
10. Tax credit programs
11. Eligibility tests
12. Process for getting your tax credits
15. Estimating tax credits
16. Issues that impact tax credits
a. Multi-owned companies
b. Assistance (crowdfunding, producer loans)
c. BC residency
d. Producer fee and corporate overhead thresholds
e. Foreign producers
Abput the instructor:
Debbi-Jo Matias is a proactive Chartered Accountant. She works closely with clients in the film and television industry, from producers to actors, to address their personal and corporate tax accounting needs. She provides audit and review engagements, tax returns, tax credit advisory services and claims, and acts as a liaison with CRA auditors, BC Film, CAVCO and other regulatory organizations. She has presented on tax credits and film accounting matters on behalf of the Canadian Production Media Association – BC Producers’ Branch, and to entertainment lawyers and film students. Debbi-Jo is a member of Women in Film and TV Vancouver. Before starting her own practice, Debbi-Jo developed her expertise through a career which began in Vancouver and carried her to New York, Toronto and back to Vancouver working for international and regional accounting firms with clients in music, film and television and owner-managed businesses.
November 21 7-9pm
Cineworks members $25 non-members $40 Please call 604 685 3841 to book, space is limited