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March 25, 2017

Assistant Director, Video Production (Football) – University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 …
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March 25, 2017

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Sales & Marketing: Graphic Design/Creative Services<p><b>Director of Video Production & Multimedia – Charleston RiverDogs (Charleston, SC)</b><p>The Charleston …
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March 25, 2017

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Broadcast: Audio/Video Editing and Production<p><b>Game Presentation – Video Editor & Motion Graphics Animator – Seattle Seahawks (Renton, WA)</b><p>The Seattle …
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March 25, 2017

Senior Manager, Hotels & Hospitality – National Hockey League (New York, NY)

SUMMARYThis position is responsible for the planning and management of hotel and hospitality operations at NHL meetings and events. The Senior …
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March 24, 2017

Tribeca 2017: New Online Works Showcase Will Premiere Fresh Efforts from Shailene Woodley, Eli Roth and More

The Tribeca Film Festival announced programming today for its N.O.W. (New Online Works) section, an inspired array of established and emerging creators who are pushing the boundaries of online storytelling.

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Top-lining the section is the premiere of “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock,” a documentary from the Oscar-nominated team of Josh Fox and James Spione and Executive Producer Shailene Woodley. The project is a collaboration with indigenous filmmaker Myron Dewey about the Native-led resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Eli Roth’s Crypt TV will premiere “Monster Madness,” a series of several character shorts; and Op-Docs, The New York Times’ award-winning forum for short, opinionated documentaries, will screen three films at the Festival.

READ MORE: Tribeca 2017 Lineup: New Films From Alex Gibney, Azazel Jacobs and Laurie Simmons Lead the Eclectic Mix

The N.O.W. Showcase is a curated selection of 10 independent online creators’ latest work. In the past, N.O.W. provided an early industry platform for Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld’s “High Maintenance,” currently on HBO; as well as Brian Jordan Alvarez’s Gotham Award-nominated “The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo.”

The entire program is listed below:

N.O.W. SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock”
Directed by Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey, written by Floris White Bull, Josh Fox, Myron Dewey
Executive produced by Shailene Woodley
A documentary about the Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.

“Crypt TV’s Monster Madness”
Directed by Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton, Alexander Babaev, Jon Kovel, Nicholas Mihm, John William Ross, Gabriel Younes and more.
“The Birch” (directed by: Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton)
“My First Day” (directed by: Jon Kovel)
“Odd Jobs: Body Modification” (directed by: Nicholas Mihm)
“Stereoscope” (directed by: Alexander Babaev)
“Sunny Family Cult” (directed by: Gabriel Younes)
“The Thing in the Apartment” (directed by: John William Ross)

“New Deep South”

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Out of This World: Female Filmmakers in Genre
“YOYO”
Directed by Nicole Delaney
Caroline can’t stand that she is a virgin…And then the world ends. In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, after a dust storm has wiped out humanity, she meets Francis and is convinced that he’s the man to pop her cherry. YOYO is a heartfelt, dark comedy about finding meaning in life, even when life ceases to exist.​ Presented by DUST and Gunpowder & Sky.

“Two Sentence Horror Stories: MA”
Directed by Vera Miao
Like many traditional Chinese families, Mona still lives at home with her stern but loving Ma. When she meets cute Erica, their instant chemistry awakens something dormant inside. But Ma is not going to let her daughter go easily. Because nothing is allowed to come between a mother and daughter. A Stage 13 production.

“Pineapple” (Episodes 1 & 2)
Directed by Arkasha Stevenson
The local coal mine in the town of Black Rock becomes a crime scene when a miner’s daughter is assaulted in its tunnels. She utters only one word, which leaves the town baffled: “pineapple.” Tensions rise as the mine’s opportunistic owner uses the investigation as an excuse to shutter the dying operation indefinitely. An Adaptive Studios production.

THE NEW YORK TIMES’ Op-Docs
“Undue Burden”
Directed by Gina Pollack
When you live in a state with laws that restrict access to abortion, an unwanted pregnancy is only the start of your difficulties.

“Taller Than the Trees”
Directed by Megan Mylan
Japanese men haven’t traditionally been caregivers. But for Masami Hayata, it’s a crucial part of raising his family.

“Hotel U.S.A.”
Directed by Andrea Meller & Marisa Pearl
For refugee families, the very first night in the U.S. can be an exciting and bewildering experience.

Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi and Sam Stillman in “The Show About The Show”

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N.O.W. SHOWCASE

“The Holdouts”
Directed by Ramon Campos Iriarte (Colombia)
The Western hemisphere’s oldest civil war is still going strong in the jungles of Colombia. The National Liberation Army (ELN) —a Marxist military organization— has been fighting for revolution since 1964, and with the FARC having declared a ceasefire, the ELN is today the last active guerrilla army in the Americas. In Spanish, English with subtitles.

“Midnight Service”
Directed by Dean Colin Marcial and produced by Brett Potter
A true-crime series about urban legends, notorious criminals, occult pop culture, and first-hand accounts of the unknown.

“New Deep South”
Created by Lauren Cioffi and Rosie Haber
This series explores the vibrant and multifaceted queer culture emerging in the American South. Playing against old stereotypes of Mississippi as a state of social conservatism and stagnation, we follow the lives of queer youth to explore the tangled and complex nature of sexual identity in the New Deep South.

“New York is Dead”
Produced by Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas, and Randy Harrison and directed by Matthew Wilkas
A darkly hilarious webseries about two broke NYC artists who become hitmen to make ends meet.

“Woman of a Certain Age”
Created, written by, and starring Kate Dearing, co-directed by Amanda Cowper and Sami Kriegstein and co-produced by Dearing, Cowper and Kriegstein
Kate confronts the daily challenges of being an adult, she is spontaneously visited by versions of herself at different ages – each offering their “best” advice. Like “A Christmas Carol” but without the pesky morals, Woman of a Certain Age explores what happens when we actually listen to the voices in our head.

“HEROIN”
Directed by Jessica Beshir
For an artist, free will is just an illusion. Heroin explores the creative process, inspiration and alternative reality of an artist.

“I LIVED: Brooklyn”
Directed by Jonathan Nelson and produced by Danielle Andersen
An investigation of the intricacies of place and identity in the borough’s distinct neighborhoods.

“Phone Calls”
Co-directed by Bonnie Wright and Martin Cohn (USA)
An anthology series of conversations exploring the way people speak to each other when not face to face. Free of physical proximity, a space is born in which personal truths and, often times, ugliness is unleashed by those closest to you as well as those most foreign.

“Shiva”
Bankrukt Productions (Jeff Seal, Shaina Feinberg, Chris Roberti, Chris Manley)
Improvised vignettes from an Upper West Side Shiva, exploring the absurd, mundane, sad and spiritual. There will be lox.

“The Show About The Show”
Directed by Caveh Zahedi
Caveh Zahedi’s self-referential scripted meta-series about a Brooklyn filmmaker trying to make a TV show. Co-starring Alex Karpovsky, Eleonore Hendricks, Dustin Defa, and a who’s who of Brooklyn’s independent filmmaking community, it tells the story of everything that can and does go wrong in trying to get a television series funded, produced, and distributed.

Bankrukt’s Shaina Feinberg and Chris Roberti

Bankrukt Productions

N.O.W. CREATORS MARKET

Azie Mira Dungey
Arkasha Stevenson
Christian Larrave
Dom Fera
Hazel Hayes
Hye Yun Park
Jacquelyn Ryan, Kyle Brown, Katie Micay
Lisa Ebersole
Lyle Friedman
Patrick Starrr
Paul Gale
Smaranda Luna
Starsha Gill
Vera Miao
Zane Rubin

The Tribeca N.O.W. program will run during the Tribeca Film Festival, taking place April 19-30.

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March 24, 2017

Now You Can Experience The Life Of A Redwood

If you ever wanted to experience the life of a tree and explore its being, now you can. Treehugger: Wahoma, a combination of virtual reality, data visualization, and installation art, takes participants on a journey through the nervous system of a 3,500-year-old redwood.

Experience the Life of a Redwood

The exhibition, which was on display at London’s Southbank Centre back in December, was created by London-based interactive creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast. During its time at the Centre, participants would begin their adventure by entering a small, dark studio space that contained a fabric-covered column in the middle of the room. Once they put on their HTV Vive VR headsets, the column would come alive and became a sequoia redwood tree.

The virtual tree provided visitors with a colorful visualization of the complex networks of a sequoia’s imperceptible micro-ecosystem. When physically interacting with the tree, visitors would transform to become part of the lymphatic system and be carried up to the canopy. They would then shrink to the size of molecules and become the droplets of water that come from the redwood’s highest branches. “We’ve heard the experience isn’t that different from like, doing mushrooms,” says creative director at Marshmallow Laser Feast Ersinhan Ersin.

Marshmallow Laser Feast first began designing Treehugger after they completed In the Eyes of the Animal, a VR experience that allowed participants to explore habitats through the eyes of animals that live there. Both Treehugger and In the Eyes of the Animal provide people the ability to explore the natural world. But while In the Eyes of the Animal required users to operate their VR headsets in an actual forest, Treehugger was a way to provide the experience indoors.

In the future, Marshmallow Laser Feast wants to develop different Treehugger “chapters” that explore the life of different kinds of trees. According to Ersin, their objective is to connect people with the natural world using virtual reality. “When most people look at trees, they don’t necessarily see them as being alive, because they move and grow so much more slowly than we do,” says Ersin. “We’re trying to give people a new perception of trees as creatures just as vibrant and alive as we are.”

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March 24, 2017

Show Her The Money: Why Financing Really Matters for Women Directors

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If you’ve watched a movie or TV show, or just been out in the world at all in recent history, you probably know that women are underrepresented in media. The problem usually starts with financing—it’s tougher for women directors to get films financed, and with fewer women directors come fewer complex women characters, fewer women crew members, you get the picture.

LUNA Bar’s been championing women for years and has been tackling this problem for a while now. LUNAFEST, a film festival for, by, and about women,has been running since 2000, amplifying the voices of thousands of women in film. But this year LUNA has had even more impact—by directly addressing the financing issue. In January, LUNA delivered six $10,000 grants to women filmmakers at Sundance. Last week in Austin, LUNA and South by Southwest partnered with Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit devoted to supporting women nonfiction filmmakers, and Gamechanger Films, which exclusively finances women-directed narrative films, to award two $15,000 artist grants to women filmmakers—one for documentary, one for narrative film.

For Nanfu Wang, who won the documentary grant for her film I Am Another You, the grant will help her continue to make films. Wang grew up in a small, rural village in China. “We didn’t have a lot of resources, and girls were not really encouraged to go to school,” she says. Wang’s dad died when she was 12, which further reduced the family’s finances. “We could only afford for one kid to go to school, which of course was my younger brother.”

Undeterred, Wang educated herself, then applied for a scholarship to Ohio State University’s media studies program and got in. It was there she discovered documentaries. “I had never seen a documentary before coming to the United States,” she says. ” I realized this is what I want to do, it brings together all the things I love: storytelling, social change, visual language, and it can really make an impact.”

She began filming I Am Another You, following Dylan, a young American street kid, with the idea that America must be so much freer than China. “I had a very vague idea of American freedom, especially coming from China and I had been longing for a place that was freer, which is how people fantasize about America,” she says. Dylan provided a different window into both freedom and American society. “To me, now, freedom is more complicated,” she says. “There are many, many problems, in any society. In this film I saw issues with homelessness and mental health and how society deals with that. Also religion, judgment, family problems, there are so many layers. And then especially now, as I was completing the film, the political environment has changed so much. Freedom is not free and it’s not guaranteed, it’s something people have to fight for all the time and you can’t take it for granted. It’s very slippery.”

Ceylan Ozgun Ozcelik, the narrative film winner, also tapped into the current political moment with her film Inflame, a psychological thriller that looks at the impact of fake news and Orwellian control of the media and the populace. For Ozcelik, it’s not just about revealing the dangers of autocracy but also the importance of remembering and learning from history. “The initial idea for Inflame was the story of a woman who starts to remember in a society that is forced to forget the past,” she says.

Ozcelik says this grant not only supports her work financially but also brings validation and exposure. “As a Turkish filmmaker, I have always questioned myself in terms of comprehensibility during the creation process. This award means that Inflame is here and reached a global audience, against all odds,” she says. “For that, I am really grateful to SXSW, Gamechanger and LUNA—they made Inflame visible.”

Now in its 16th year, LUNAFEST continues LUNA’s commitment to empower women and amplify their voices. Follow LUNA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to see how they champion and support women in film and beyond.

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March 23, 2017

Madame Gandhi Creates Augmented Reality Merch App at 2017 SXSW Hackathon

The EntertainAR Team at SXSW Hackathon in 2017

Last week, nine strangers with a passion for innovation teamed up with Madame Gandhi at the SXSW Hackathon to create a brand new app that was then tested and validated at Madame Gandhi concerts by her fans.

The SXSW creative in residence Kiran Gandhi—known by her performance name Madame Gandhi—kicked off the Hackathon with an impassioned speech about the convergence of artistry and technology. Within an hour, the team was working on making her idea a reality.

Ben Campbell, Tope Alabi, Quierra Wells, Hannah Trimble, Jordan Bejar, Suncerie Daye, Gia Castello, and Yen Chuang, and Hackathon mentor Arpit Gupta worked for 24 hours to build an augmented reality application, EntertainAR, to enhance the experience of attending a live concert by virtually interacting with artist merchandise.

The app allowed Gandhi’s fans to scan her The Future is Female T-shirt using the newly created EntertainAR app. Once scanned, fans gained access to exclusive content such as 360-degree videos or songs from her album.

EntertainAR’s winning demo entered them into the SXSW Incubator, where the team attended Gandhi’s SXSW concert as her merch team, collected fan data, demoed the prototype, and sold merchandise.

“I loved how the team was able to come up with a minimum viable product over the course of only a couple of hours…they really came to know my brand very well and built-out a product that helped me map my merchandise that I sell at my live shows to my online presence,” said Gandhi.

Trimble, an EntertainAR team member who focused on design and UX said, “I was lucky to be on a talented and creative team that made the 24 hours truly enjoyable. The staff did an excellent job of bringing in industry professionals and artists for participants to collaborate with. Not only was it a productive 24 hours, it was also a ton of fun.”

Praising the team’s ingenuity, mentor Gupta said, “The team of nine channeled their creativity and inspiration to innovate an augmented reality experience for anyone, anywhere, using just their smartphone. We achieved our goal of creating a usable market solution to keep artists in the driver’s seat of their merchandise and fuel their brand through intelligent tech.”

2017 Hackathon Winners

The winning teams of the SXSW Hackathon in 2017

To learn more about the winning teams in Music (Ctrl^3), VR (Space Time Studio) and Film (Looper) as well as API winners at the 2017 SXSW Hackathon, visit sxswhackathon.devpost.com.

Photos by Randy and Jackie Smith


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March 23, 2017

A Look At The Big Impact Of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

If you’re unsure of what fossil fuel subsidies are, they’re basically measures that lower the cost of fossil fuel energy production, raise the price collected by energy contractors, or lower the price paid by the consumers. A study released by Science Direct, How Large Are Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies? looks at the economic and environmental benefits of reforming fossil fuel subsidies, concentrating on consumer prices, environmental costs, and overall taxes.

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Global Energy Subsides, 2011-15

Global Energy Subsidies, 2011-15

These are the key points from the study:

  • Fossil fuel subsidies amount to 6.5% of global GDP in 2015
  • Incorrect pricing is responsible for a sizeable amount of the subsidy
  • Coal subsidies account for about half of global subsidies, making it the largest segment
  • Subsidies are concentrated in a few substantial countries
  • There are considerable environmental, fiscal, and welfare benefits from subsidy reform
Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Global Energy Subsidies by Energy Product, 2011-15

Global Energy Subsidies by Energy Product, 2011-15

Subsidy reform has been an important international policy agenda, especially ever since the December 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change that called on countries to reduce emissions. The call for subsidy reform demonstrates the awareness of how harmful fossil fuel subsidies are environmentally, fiscally, and socially. These are some of the damages these subsidies create:

  • Environmental: increase air pollution, which leads to premature deaths, and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Fiscal: expenses that need to be financed by a blend of higher public debt, greater tax burdens, and reduced public spending can strain economic growth
  • Macroeconomics: investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy infrastructure is greatly diminished while an increase in the vulnerability of countries susceptible to unstable international energy prices
Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Global Post-Tax Subsidies by Product and Subsidy Component, 2013

Global Post-Tax Subsidies by Product and Subsidy Component, 2013

Although the economic argument for fossil fuel subsidies may seem apparent, reform has been challenging. There are a number of factors that must be considered when crafting an appropriate legislation, such as the size of energy subsidies, and because of this, it is difficult to move the policy agenda forward.

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Energy Subsidies by Region and Subsidy Component, 2013

Energy Subsidies by Region and Subsidy Component, 2013

A point of contention is the definition of what would be considered an energy subsidy. This affects the estimated size of energy subsidies on a global and country level. The study looks at post-tax subsidies, which result when consumer prices are lower than supply costs, to present a better estimate of global energy subsidies, provide comprehensive assessments on regional and country-level energy subsidies, and present a clear estimate of the global and regional environmental, fiscal, and social welfare benefits from disposing energy subsidies.

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Post-Tax Energy Subsidies by Region and Product, 2013

Post-Tax Energy Subsidies by Region and Product, 2013

Here are the primary findings from the report:

  • Global energy subsidies are substantial: post-tax energy subsidies are estimated at $4.9 trillion worldwide in 2013 and predicted to stretch to $5.3 trillion in 2015 or 6.5% of global GDP in both years. The post-tax subsidies in 2015 are 16 times as high as pre-tax subsidies, which comes in at $333 billion.
  • Mispricing from a domestic perspective is responsible for a large majority of the global subsidy: in 2013, local air pollution totaled 46% of the subsidy, under-taxation of broader vehicle externalities (e.g., congestion, accidents) accounted for 13%, 11% of the subsidy came from undercharging for inventory costs, and general consumer taxes amounted to 8%. For that same year, global warming only covered 22% of the subsidy. This means 78% of the subsidy was due to domestic pricing distortions which suggest that unilateral subsidy reform is in countries’ domestic interests.
  • Coal subsidies are notably sizeable: in 2013, 52% of the post-tax subsidy was due to coal, while petroleum accounted for 33% and natural gas 10%.
  • Post-tax subsidies are similarly prevalent in advanced and developing economies and oil-producing and non-oil-producing countries. However, they are particularly extensive relative to GDP in Emerging and Developing Asia, the Middle East and North Africa region, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  • Subsidies are condensed in a few major countries: in 2013, the subsidy in China was $1.8 trillion, $0.6 trillion in the United States, followed by Russia, The European Union and India at about $0.3 trillion each, and $0.2 trillion in Japan.
  • The advantage of subsidy reform are significant and varied: appropriate energy prices would reduce global carbon emissions in 2013 by 21% and fuel-related air pollution deaths by 55%, while simultaneously boosting extra revenue of 4% of global GDP and increasing social welfare by 2.2% of global GDP. It is important to note, however, that there is a substantial fluctuation in these improvements between regions and countries.
Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Fiscal Gain from Removing Energy Subsidies, 2013

Fiscal Gain from Removing Energy Subsidies, 2013

 

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Environmental Gain from Removing Energy Subsidies, 2013

Environmental Gain from Removing Energy Subsidies, 2013

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Welfare Gain from Removing Energy Subsidies, 2013

Welfare Gain from Removing Energy Subsidies, 2013

You can read the full report here or download the PDF version here.

[Via: Science Direct]

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March 23, 2017

How to Color Correct Video

Let’s be honest. Nobody really gets the color balance right on a shoot. There’s inevitably going to be some footage that will need fixing in post. …
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