Newsletter 16

That sound in the distance… WaaaaaaaaooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo

Echoing through the tram littered mountains… WaaaaaaaaooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo

It’s a mighty conch shell horn calling out to all JUMP supporters and filmmakers! Round up your grant writing pen, dust off those fingerless begging gloves, and get ready to cash in some favors… We’re putting on a weekend filmmaking course right here in Juneau!!

Short Film Weekend Workshop
We love what people have been creating for the JUMP Society shows and we want to see our Juneau filmmakers creating even better short films in the future so we’re currently working to bring you a weekend of short film education hosted by Warren Etheredge and Andrew Blubaugh.

Andrew is responsible for coordinating the Northwest Film Festival and is a self-taught video and film artist himself. Warren is the curator of the One Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot which is billed as the nation’s best-attended celebration of short film. Powers combined they form a giant pulsing brain of short film knowledge and watch approximately one gajillion short films a year. If you want more information on either of them there’s a good write up on Etheridge in the Puget Sound Business Journal and Googling Andrew Blubaugh turns up an article on the Kansas State Rodeo which I can only assume he won. Yeehaw Andrew!

I’ll also use this as a plug for The Warren Report, Etheredge’s website where he offers up events for filmmakers and Photoshops himself into pictures with famous people.

This is for you so let me know what specific aspects of filmmaking you’re interested in learning about over the weekend. How to get into film festivals, how to promote, how to storyboard, what camera to use… that sort of thing.

Like usual, we hope to make this event free to all and I think it’s something that can be useful to filmmakers as well as people who just want to learn more about films. Filmmakers interested in attending should be preparing 5-10 minutes of their best work so it can be shared and discussed. The event will likely take place on the first weekend in December and it will undoubtedly rock.

If you’re interested in participating in the workshop, helping organize, or if you just want to bake cookies for our guests please contact me and let me know what your special skill is. Everyone has a special skill. Mine is air hockey.