The JUMP Society has been active in Juneau since 2002 but we’re relatively new to being a non-profit organization. Our by-laws say we’re supposed to hold an annual membership meeting but we’re picturing it more as an open house, party, screening, hands-on filmmaking night.
We want to get local filmmakers together to talk about work, dream about future projects and just hang out. And we want to share that with the community in a meaningful way.
Wednesday, October 24th, 5:30 – 7:30
At the Gold Town Nickelodeon & JUMP Society Lab in the Emporium.
Of course we couldn’t resist the chance to dust off some old classics. We’re going to throw a bunch of old films in rotation and have them running all night. Any requests? Any offerings?
Hands-on Filmmaking Activities!
We’ll have a stop motion animation station setup and possibly a green screen or VFX station as well so people can roll up their sleeves and mess around with filmmaking. If you’re a filmmaker and want to take the lead on some activity, let us know!
Maybe we can turn the hallway into a pop-up museum for JUMP Society props. I’ve still got a “Valley Go Home” sign from a certain JUMP Society classic and Anton has offered to bring in some of his handmade props from Space Trucker Bruce. Anyone else have props to contribute? Maybe we can talk Arlo into bringing his pimped out couch or find Frankie’s garbage can lid?
JUMP Society Lab!
Did you know the JUMP Society now exists in a physical location? We’ve got a multimedia space we’re in the process of outfitting just down the hall from the Gold Town and it will soon be accessible to JUMP Society members who want a place to edit films, shoot interviews, experiment with lighting, record podcasts or try out a green screen.
We’re still setting up the space and accepting donations of decent computers, microphones, mixers, lights and other resources that might benefit local filmmakers. We’ve started a small library stocked with screenplays, books on screenwriting, magazines and films from all over Alaska. Anyone want to check out “Raven’s Blood” on VHS?
If you have ideas for what you’d like this event to be, please get in touch and let us know!