Newsletter 2

It’s official, we’ve reserved the Silverbow Backroom for July 12th and the show will start right around 7:30. The room seats about 80 and I’m pretty certain we can pack it. I’m also thinking about a second showing possibly the next Thursday for those who miss out. Entries for the summer festival are due by Monday July 1st, 2002 and should be in one of the following formats: Mini-DV, Hi-8, VHS-C, or VHS. If you plan on working in another format get a hold of me and we’ll see what we can work out.

Our other big news is that we’ll be having a meeting for anyone interested in getting more information or discussing a concept they have. The meeting will be Wednesday, May 8th at 6:00 and will be held in the Rainy Day Room. That’s our top secret meeting room located down the hall from Heritage Coffee, suite 103 in the Emporium building to be exact.

Editing and Shooting Q&A

Q: What if I’ve never made a film?
A: Fantastic! If it turns out bad you can tell people it was your first
film and if it’s good then you’ll be hailed as some sort of prodigal
cinematic genius!

Q: Wasn’t the previous question addressed in the last newsletter?
A: Yup, I just wanted to reiterate that anyone can participate.

Equipment Department Update

There are no equipment fund updates since the last newsletter. For more information on the equipment fund please contact Aaron Suring, current equipment fund czar. His email address is aaron@lrcd.com

Equipment Fund: $40.51
JUMP Society Equipment Inventory: None

Other Upcoming Events

If you’re privy to any upcoming movie related events that an aspiring filmmaker might be interested in, please pass them on and I’ll include them in the next newsletter.

JAHC Film: “Promises” May 31, 2002, 7 pm at the JDHS Auditorium

JAHC Film Summer Film Fest:
Oscar Nominated Animated and Live-Action Shorts
June 14-16,2002 at Gold town Nickelodeon Theatre, Times TBA

Laters

Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in making a film. Hope those ideas are churning and turning and twisting around.

Newsletter 1

Welcome to the Juneau Underground Motion Picture Society, an informal club created to bring together local film making enthusiasts and promote community awareness of their art.

Currently we are in the process of preparing for our summer shorts film festival which we hope to show at either the JDHS auditorium or Silverbow Backroom in mid-July. This festival is open to all Juneau film makers and the only rule so far is that films must run 15 minutes or less. We hope for a wide variety of styles and genres and don’t plan to limit entries based on content.

Entries for the summer festival are due by Monday July 1st, 2002.

Editing and Shooting Q&A

Q: What format is preferred for submission?
A: We prefer Mini DV tape but we will also work with VHS tape, Hi-8 tape, or Uncompressed QuickTime or Windows Media files.

Q: I don’t have editing equipment is there any available?
A: Lucid Reverie will be allowing free use of their editing computer for participants and will also be hosting free tutorials by appointment. This is on a first come first serve basis and will be limited to times when supervision can be provided. The university has some great resources for students and there are probably other resources in the community but we are not aware of them at this time.

Q: How about cameras?
A: Film with whatever you can find. Try friends, families, or schools, there are lots of cameras out there that need to be dusted off.

Q: What if I’ve never made a film?
A: Fantastic! If it turns out bad you can tell people it was your first film and if it’s good then you’ll be hailed as some sort of prodigal cinematic genius!

Equipment Department Update

The equipment department and equipment fund is available to all artists working on films for the JUMP Society. Anything purchased with equipment fund money will remain the property of the JUMP Society and purchase preference will be given to items that are reusable or will benefit more than one film maker. Some suggested items that might be useful are lights, movie props, or tape. All expenditures are overseen by Aaron Suring, the current equipment fund czar.

Equipment Fund: $40.51
JUMP Society Equipment Inventory: None

Laters

For an idea of the direction I’m trying to head with this group, check out the uaf film club home page

Ok, that’s all for this episode but stay tuned for more. I’ll try to get information out in a semi-regular fashion as things progress.