The Boulder International Film Festival starts on Thursday March 3, but preproduction gets underway now.
There will be schedule changes all week, before you go to your assigned venue, check in at the Boulder Theatre first. (If you go to the St. Julien Hotel, they may not know who you are and if they do, they will send you to the Boulder Theatre.)
We Need Help on Thursday Morning for Load In – We could use some help on Thursday loading and unloading gear and getting the production office set up at the Boulder Theater.
We Need a Thursday Morning Production Crew – Do you want to have the first video out there? We need a small crew to shoot some of the set up and advance the festival before things get underway. One crew member is also helping with the event set up, but could use some production assistance.
We Need Editing Stations – We’ll provide two MacBook Pros with Final Cut Pro 7. Bring your laptop editing systems if you use others.
Updated NewsTeam Schedule – The crew calls will be posted here and updated as changes occur.
– BIFF BCM Sked Thurs Mar 3 – update 1
– BIFF BCM Sked Fri Mar 4 – update 1
– BIFF BCM Sked Sat Mar 5 – update 1
– BIFF BCM Sked Sun Mar 6 – update 1
Boulder Community Media (BCM) is providing production services again. BCM is putting together volunteer production crews to cover a variety of events in the various Downtown Boulder screening venues and at local businesses hosting special events during the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) March 2 – 5. Download the BCM volunteer agreement and email it back to BCM.
We’re also seeking a producer to coordinate cast and NewsTeam crews throughout the weekend. This requires a three and a half day commitment with some wiggle room.
Photographers must download and become familiar with the 2017 PHOTO GUIDELINES and WORKFLOW.
If you’d like to be a part of the BIFF that is largely unseen and very interesting, behind the scenes experience inquire within! For the most part, you do need to have particular expertise and experience with news, but we can always use more Production Assistants willing to learn by observation and diving into a project.
The schedule won’t be released until later in February, but we’re getting the word out so you can make plans around classes, work, and other commitments. Check out the BIFF News Team Production Call facebook page to keep up with the latest information.
BCM uses a “transmedia” approach where we produce news in a variety of forms:
- Editors – copy editors and video editors
- Writers – news gathers to go along to events
- Still Photographers – for all activities
- Video Photographers – for all activities
- Producers – if you want to produce, you should also have at least one other skill, have at a minimum a still camera and a strong back to schlepp gear.
- Social media – update facebook pages, tweet pix and experiences
- Website updates and maintenance
BCM generally runs at least two crews at any given moment, which means each crew has a producer, a video camera operator, a still camera operator a reporter on camera and a reporter off camera. In most cases, our news crews will be the only ones covering these events, many are newsworthy and your stories, images and video will be pushed out to the wire.
BCM will provide video cameras and tape for field work. BCM will have a MacBook Pro with Final Cut 7 available. We are inventorying assets and also let me know what kind of equipment you may be able to provide:
* video cameras etc. (they can be solid state and consumer grade, tripods, lights)
* still cameras (pocket cameras to DSLR cameras – do they have video capabilities)
* lap top computers (pc or mac and editing systems – Premiere, iMovie, FCP, movie maker)
Send an email to BCM if you’d like to be a part of the action. You can also join the BIFF News Team Production Call facebook page to keep up with the latest.
The BolderLife Festival announced that the stage play “The Last Waltz” will be produced for it’s October event in Denver.
The play by Alan O’Hashi was previously staged in Boulder at the Hitching Post Theater in 2011.
Download a copy of the play by clicking on the BolderLife logo.
Boulder Community Media (BCM) is hosting the RealD 3D Salon at the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) and seeking up to 6 teams of four or more cast and crew members. More teams may be added depending on demand. There is no entry fee, but teams must have a valid credit card and drivers’ license to secure the equipment that will checkout out to you for the week.
A 3D filmmaking workshop will be held on Saturday February 9 (Place TBD) from 10am to 2pm.
Participants will learn how to operate the GoPro 3D camera rigs and how to use the Cineform 3D editing software and how it interfaces with 2D editing programs.After the class, teams will have a week to finish their 7-minute 3D movies which will be screened at the BIFF on Saturday night 7pm February 16th through a RealD projection system onto the silver screen.
The filmmakers will participate in a panel along with representatives from RealD and each filmmaking team who will be on hand to discuss their technologies and projects.
The Shoot Out BoulderTh asks filmmakers to trust their courage, imagination and determination by making a 7-minute film in just 24 hours. The challenge and skill involved becomes evident with the list of required technical, material, and timing ‘rules.’
Each film can be no longer than 7 minutes in length (including credits) and must be edited in-camera and returned to the event organizers no later than 24 hours after the start of the event.
All films must include 5 of the eleven items announced at the start of the event in “The Brief.” All films are judged to come up with the Top 10 Films for the Gala Screening Event at the Nomad Theater in North Boulder on Sunday afternoon.
Click on the image to check out The Shoot Out webpage!
“SAWAGI! Raising a Ruckus for Japan,” a silent auction and original musical drama performance will generate funds to send clean drinking water from Boulder to Japan’s earthquake victims. ANYONE can participate from ANYWHERE, sending water and a message of inspirational hope, boosting the morale of the victims, as well as citizens throughout Japan.
SAWAGI! (rhymes with “a froggy!”) will be presented at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, April 26…, at Naropa University, Nalanda Events Center, Boulder, Colorado. Suggested donations for tickets are $35/$20 Students. You can attend in spirit by not drinking bottled water for a month and donating the money saved (or some ideal amount) to the cause! Auction items and more information can be found at www.naropa.edu/japanbenefit/.
Fundraising efforts for the event include ticket sales, a live silent auction and benefactor sponsorships and donations. With a fund-raising goal of $100,000, donations will are being solicited both locally and nationally. 100% of the net proceeds will go to purchase and deliver desperately needed clean water to Japan’s earthquake victims. The event will include volunteer performances by prominent Boulder artists, including the bands Shrefé (Greek/Balkan) and Ginga (Brazilian), Ty Burhoe (tablas), Yoko Hiraoka (Japanese strings and voice) and others in an original musical drama created along the lines of Japan’s classical Noh Theater by international shakuhachi master Kansuke II (David Wheeler) and co-directed by international actor/director Ami Dayan.
The event begins at 630pm with music and he plays begin at 7pm. Five writers are challenged with writing a story from 830am to 1230pm. The plays are handed off to five directors and two actors per play for five hours of rehearsal before the plays are presented at 7pm.
Alan O’Hashi was one of the March playwrights. Check out his work entitled “PRT Woman” which was inspired by Michael Conti by clicking on the Hitching Post Theater snapshots.
Boulder Community Media (BCM) provided curtain-to-curtain coverage of the 7th Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF).
Click on the image of BCM reporter Brooke Cummings with Oliver Stone to view the BIFF videos.
A crew of 26 covered 16 events at the Boulder Theater, Boulder Public Library and the United Methodist Church Feb. 17 – 20.
BCM collaborated with the film classes at Fairview High School and the University of Colorado – Boulder Broadcast Journalism classes.
Boulder Community Media (BCM) is co-sponsoring the prAna monthly Movie Night @ 7pm on January 21st, 2011. Check out the event on facebook.
January’s movie is “Reel Rock 2010” presented by Sender Films
Free popcorn and Avery Beer!!
Thank you Avery Brewery for Co-Sponsoring this event!
Thank you Sender Films for Co-Sponsoring this event!