Category Archives: Film Makers

Book a screening for ‘Aging Gratefully: The Power of Community” released

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Silver Sage Village residents attend a variety of events including a picnic at Heil Ranch. Join the facebook page for the movie.

A new documentary about aging together finds 25 senior citizens the subjects of “Aging Gratefully: The Power of Community”.  Keep up with the latest on the facebook page.

The film provides insights from six residents of the Silver Sage Village senior cohousing community about their experiences of growing old together.

Cohousing is a collaborative living arrangement. Residents own their own homes, live private lives but share in the ownership and upkeep of common spaces such the garden and common house.

It’s a challenging way to live, but living together more intentionally is a hedge against being alone and isolated through the twilight years of life.

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Filmmaker Alan O’Hashi and videographer Michael Conti pose at the Little Yoga Studio where the opening sequences were filmed.

Filmmaker and Silver Sage Village resident Alan O’Hashi was on his death bed in December 2013. While regaining his health he joined a yoga community to regain his strength. The opening scene was recorded at the Little Yoga Studio.

Through his reflections, he recounts his continuing recovery and weaves those experiences with the perspectives of neighbors with Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and those who find themselves in supportive neighborly care giving roles.

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Henry and Jean Kroll celebrate’s Henry’s birthday at Silver Sage Village. Jean was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and is now living in a long term nursing facility.

Cohousing pioneer Chuck Durrett and gerontologist Anne Glass phD offer their perspectives about senior cohousing living.

Silver Sage Village residents:
– Lindy Cook (nurse)
– John Huyler (facilitator)
– Dan Knifong (retired professor)
– Jim Leach (Silver Sage Village developer)
– Alan O’Hashi (filmmaker)
Margaret Porter (retired federal government)

Also Appearing:
– Anne Glass phD (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
– Chuck Durrett AIA (The Cohousing Company)
– Larissa Ortiz (teacher The Little Yoga Studio)

Real D 3D Salon at BIFF 2013

go_pro3d_600x600Boulder 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.

Download the BCM 3D contest registration form and email it back to bvet22@yahoo.com by February 9th or bring it to the 3D workshop on Saturday to the place which will be announced later.

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.

Sign up for the BCM – GoPro 3D filmmaking contest

 

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Be one of the 10 teams competing in the BCM - GoPro 3D filmmaking contest. Click on the image of the Hero to register

Boulder Community Media (BCM) and GoPro Cameras are presenting a 48-hour 3D filmmaking contest in conjunction with the Boulder International Film Festival Feb 16 – 19. Teams will be using the new 3D fixed-lens camera system and the Cinemark 3D editing software.

BCM seeks 10 teams who will be issued equipment and an editing software orientation prior to producing a 90-second movie. The best film will win a GoPro Hero camera and the top three will be looped on a 3D TV and viewable with RealD passive glasses at the Boulder Theater on Sunday February 19th.

If you’d like to participate, go to the BCM website and enter via:
http://www.bouldercomedia.org/

Editing is allowed, but think about projects with no dialogue – unless it is voice over of recorded separately. The on board microphones are covered up in a plastic housing.

The projects will be shot entirely in Downtown Boulder and teams will be issued a list of elements that must be included in the movie.

The camera system is very user friendly and has a fixed focus fish eye lens so there are lots of possibilities for interesting story telling.

BCM and GoProeEmployees, contractors and volunteers are eligible to take part in the contest, but ineligible to win the prize.

Crews with members younger than 18-years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Teams must have a valid drivers license and credit card to check out the equipment, which must be returned when the movie is returned on the provided flash drive.

To find out a little more about the set up, check out:
www.gopro.com/3DSystem

‘PRT Woman’ on stage at Hitching Post Theater March 13th

The Hitching Post Theater presents five short plays tonight, March 13th, at the Nomad Theater in North Boulder.

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.

BCM curtain to curtain coverage of the Boulder International Film Festival

BCM reporter Brooke Cummings visits with Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone on the red carpet. Videographer Brett Thurlow catches the action.

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.

BCM video content was shot, edited and made available to the public via the BIFF website, the BCM website and on the Anvil T-shirt Quick Response (QR) Code website.

Stop by the ‘Hitch’ for five new plays – auditions for future events Dec. 2

Here’s the best stage play gig in town – Hitching Post Theater. Looking for a great night of entertainment? Stop by the Nomad Theater in north Boulder on Sunday December 12.

Here’s how it works. Five writers meet at the Kelly Barn at 830am and given a topic, grab a prop out of a box and randomly choose two actor head shots then have until 1230pm to write a short play.

When the time limit is up, each writer hands the prop, head shots and script are handed over to a director who tracks down the two actors. They have until around 6pm to rehearse.

The doors open at 630pm and the plays are performed that evening at 7pm and 830pm at the Nomad Theater on North Broadway.

Who produces all this?

Jesse McDonald and Erin Kelly are the brains behind Rock Rose Entertainment. Sign up for the facebook page to keep up with the latest!

The Hitching Post Theater needs actors, directors and writers to push themselves to their limits once a month on the second Sunday.

Auditions for future shows happen this Thursday Dec 2nd at the Kelly’s barn from 2:00-3:00. Please email info@rockroseentertainment.com for further information and directions.

 

BCM wins Communications Excellence Award for ‘Impact on Education Award Recipient’ TV program

Boulder Community Media produced the Impact on Education Award Recipient program that aired on Boulder Valley Television Channel 22.

The program filmed and edited by Alan O’Hashi and Michael Conti won the Colorado School Public Relations Association Electronic Media Award of Excellence in the Television category.

Click on the CoSpra logo to watch the video trailer for the program that honors educators and staff in the Boulder Valley School District.

CineYouth Festival accepting films through March 25th

CineYouth FestivalThe CineYouth Film Festival set for May 6 – 8 at Columbia College in Chicago has a new deadline for film entries.

If you’re 20 years of age or younger, then this festival is for you. Officially selected films will be screened and filmmakers are invited to attend exciting workshops, meet film professionals and network with other youth filmmakers from across the country at the Festival in May..

For more information, please visit http://www.cinemachicago.org/cineyouth for submission guidelines and festival information. Columbia College is located at 1104 South Wabash in Chicago.

BCM Business After Hours huge success!

Boulder Community Media (BCM) was the site for the February Business After Hours networking event. Trattoria on Pearl provided great appetizers, pizza and pasta and music was provided by Caroline Cotter.

Well over 125 people attended the mixer. Click on the image of Caroline Cotter to view other photos from the event taken by BCM paparazza Ejiga Hartmane and paparazzo Ken Wajda.

BIFF opening night images


The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) opened with a great start on Thursday night at the Boulder Theater. Boulder Community Media (BCM) covered the event that featured the movie “The Lightkeepers” directed by Dan Adams and produced by Straw Weisman. Blythe Danner, one of the actors in the movie, was on hand to watch the screening. Click on the photo to see more images from opening night. (BCM Photo: Jenna Jordan).

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