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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TEDx, Extra Casting, Sparling film, RIFC events

 

February 7, 2012

TEDx needs video Production 

 

TEDx is coming to Providence, and they're looking for video production help.

If you haven't heard of TED, it's a really interesting international think-tank and idea exploration phenomenon that focuses on a number of short, idea-focused presentations by leaders in their fields. There are hundreds of "TED talks" available on YouTube or through the TED website - we tracked down a few film-related favorites, so you can get the idea:

Facial Animation: http://www.ted.com/tbalks/paul_debevec_animates_a_photo_real_digital_face.html

Nollywood: http://www.ted.com/talks/franco_sacchi_on_nollywood.html

JJ's magic box: http://www.ted.com/talks/j_j_abrams_mystery_box.html

James Cameron: http://www.ted.com/talks/james_cameron_before_avatar_a_curious_boy.html

Movies that matter: http://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_skoll_makes_movies_that_make_change.html

Peter Gabriel changes the world with video:

http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_gabriel_fights_injustice_with_video.html

A global day of film:

http://www.ted.com/talks/jehane_noujaim_inspires_a_global_day_of_film.html

The storytelling process: http://www.ted.com/talks/shekhar_kapur_we_are_the_stories_we_tell_ourselves.html

 

TEDx is the distributed, local version of TED. Here's the information on its visit to Providence http://www.tedxprovidence.com . Presentations can be anywhere from 4 to 20 minutes, and it's a one-day event.

There are two opportunities for RIFC members here - TEDx is looking for:

  1. Presenters to talk on topics. This process may be competitive, but if you have an idea for a TED talk, contact phaas@aidg.orgwith your proposal. They're still selecting speakers, but you'll want to act soon.
  2. Someone to record and edit the talks. They're looking for something similar to, but simpler than, the samples above - basically, two-cameras locked down for each presentation, and then pretty minimal editing to get them upload-worthy. You'd also consult with them on setting up lighting and audio for the event, to help with filming. There's a small stipend, and it's great exposure (they'll promote their video partner, and you'll get to cobrand the video. Some of these go pretty viral). If you're down for this, or want more information, please contact Mike Ryan at mike@writeryan.com.
Extras needed
 
Obey the Giant

The principals for this films have now been cast.

We are seeking BACKGROUND actors for the following dates:

SAG and Non-SAG can work on this film as Background - but note: this is a non-paid job.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11
Bystanders
Art Students
Reporters
CARS - 1995 or earlier

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12
Art Students
Silkscreen Guys
Skateboard Kids
( college age)

MONDAY FEBRUARY 13
Bystanders
CARS - 1995 or earlier

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14
1 MALE for Billboard Cleaning Crew (you will be on scaffolding 8 feet above ground
Reporters
Bystanders
CARS - 1995 or earlier

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16
1 MALE - older, gray, "Alfred from Batman"

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18
20 Art Students

IF INTERESTED IN ANY OR ALL OF THESE DATES - PLEASE DROP A NOTE TO ldicasting@cox.net - SUBJECT: Background

 

RI Screenwriter Chris Sparling film
 

RI SCREENWRITER'S NEXT FILM TO BE RELEASED IN MARCH

 

The psychological thriller "ATM", written by North Providence, RI native Chris Sparling, will be released on VOD (Video on Demand) and digital download by IFC Films on March 2nd, followed by a theatrical release starting April 6th.

 

ATM stars Alice Eve (SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGE, "Entourage"), Brian Geraghty (THE HURT LOCKER), and Josh Peck (ICE AGE, "Drake & Josh") as three co-workers who, on a routine stop at an ATM late one evening, end up in a desperate fight for their lives after becoming trapped by an unknown assailant.  The film is produced by Gold Circle Films (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT), directed by David Brooks, and written by Chris Sparling, who also wrote the dramatic thriller BURIED, starring Ryan Reynolds, which earned him an award for Best Original Screenplay by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, as well as a Goya Award (Spain's Academy Award) in the same category.

 

ABOUT CHRIS SPARLING

Chris Sparling was born and raised in North Providence, RI.  ATM was his second screenplay to make the Hollywood Black List, which is compiled by surveying film executives who list their favorite scripts written that year, and is considered a high honor in Hollywood circles.  He will next be working with producer M. Night Shyamalan on the film REINCARNATE, the second in a three-film series known as "The Night Chronicles."  In addition, the film MERCY, for which Chris wrote the screenplay, will begin shooting later this year in Cape Town, South Africa.  Chris will make his feature directing debut this summer with FALLING SLOWLY, a supernatural drama, which he plans to shoot in Los Angeles and Rhode Island. 

Rhode Island Film Collaborative
 
401.484.RIFC
175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI
 
To submit information for distribution, go to www.rifcfilms.com/blast.aspx
In This Issue
Video Production
Extras needed
Chris Sparling fillm release date
Upcoming Events
All Ages Networking
Actors Lab
Networking meeting
Monthly networking meeting 

 

Networking Meeting

at Wild Colonial

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

7:00pm

The Wild Colonial

 250 South Water St., Providence

 

Join the RIFC at the Wild Colonial on 250 South Water St. for our monthly networking meeting.
Talk with other Rhode Island filmmakers, pitch your own projects or join others in theirs.
There is no charge for this event.
Upcoming Events
 
RIFC Weekly Film Discussion group

 

Every moday night the RIFC Film Discussion Group will show afilm
Please join us this Monday as our group gets together once more for a movie and a chat after.
As always it will be at the
Providence Social Club on
71 Richmond Street in Providence. Starts at 7:00pm.
There is no charge for this event.
RI Film Collaborative

All Ages Event

 

When:

 Saturday, February 25, 2012

Time: Noon - 3 pm

Where: RIFC offices

    Pawtucket Visitors Center

   175 Main Street, Pawtucket

 

The RI Film Collaborative announces an all ages networking event for

aspiring and independent filmmakers to be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 12-3pm at the RIFC offices at the Pawtucket Visitor Center. This event is open to

filmmakers of all ages and is aimed at bringing filmmakers together to network and screen some of their short films.

The event will start with networking, announcements and introductions, then a screening of preselected short films. Lastly there will be an open mic where participants can bring a short (under 5 minutes) film for review. There will be professional filmmakers present to offer advice and guidance.

We endeavor to foster a creative community that

provides support, camaraderie and resources to those working to see their visions become reality.

 

For more information and to register email: info@rifcfilms.com

 

Pizza and soda will be provided by the RIFC.

 Actors Lab meeting tonight!

 

Tuesday Feb 7th at the RIFC offices located at 175 Main Street, Pawtucket
7-9:30 pm
Tonight the actors lab will be working on 2 line dialogs.

 

The RIFC actors lab meets every 1st and 4th Tuesday of each month.
This is your opportunity to practice your acting skills - or bring a piece you've always wanted to see acted, read, etc. 
 
There is no charge for this event.
Become a member for only $20/year.
 
 Or, just join our mailing list for free.
 
www.rifcfilms.com/join.aspx
 
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