Monday, July 26, 2010

48 Hour Film: Extraordinary Colleagues

Here's our entry into this Summer's Phoenix Film Foundation 48 Hour Film Challenge. It won 3 awards - Best Director, Best Overall Technical Elements, and 2nd Place Film!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Short “Extraordinary Colleagues” Premieres Friday at Phoenix Art Museum

On Friday July 23rd at the Phoenix Art Museum, IFP/Phoenix will be hosting two screenings of films entered into this summer’s “Beat the Clock” 48 Hour Film Challenge - including an entry produced by the UAT Digital Video Program titled “Extraordinary Colleagues.” Written by Paul DeNigris and Steve Briscoe, the 3-minute film took the required prop - a paintbrush - as a jumping off point to tell the romantic comedy story of a comic book writer and her editor, while also telling a parallel action tale within the Sin City-esque world of the comic book they produce together.

The film will screen twice, once during the 6pm show and again during the 8pm show. The “Beat the Clock” Awards will follow at 10pm. More details can be found on IFP/Phoenix’s website. Tickets for the screenings are $15 each.

“Extraordinary Colleagues” was a co-production between the UATDV crew and Locked Horns Productions. Students Nick Wassenberg, Justin Gagen, and Mitch Faherty handled visual effects with some assistance from alumni Kalki Khaira and Ryan Whitten. Alum Ryan Luibrand handled editing duties. Students Kenny Rayl, Shawn Geary, Erica Faccone, and Kari McBride handled physical production, lead by DP Justin Gagen and directed by Professor DeNigris.

"Extraordinary Colleagues" mark's UATDV's first production using our brand new Canon 5D Mark II DSLR. Visual effects were executed in Adobe After Effects, with the comic book panels processed in Photoshop. Editing was completed in Avid Media Composer, with sound mixing and sweetening done in ProTools.

Friday, July 16, 2010

DV Internship: VFX Artist for "Mantecoza"

Job ID: 2015
Job Title: Video FX Artist
Job Type: Internship - Unpaid
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Openings: 1
Skills Required: AfterEffects, 3D Studio Max, Maya, PhotoShop,
Description: Visual Effects Specialist

Open work schedule. Required to be on set for FX shot composition on weekends of August, September, and October.

Duties Include
  • Compositing backgrounds, small particle effects, & titles.
  • Design a few steam punk airships and bring them to life in 3D.
  • Participate on set during effects days to learn about the shots and help in compositing ideas.

Skills Required
  • After Effects
  • Photoshop
  • 3D Studio Max & Maya
  • Illustrator is a plus

Desired Education
  • Some College

How To Apply
Send a resume, cover letter, and portfolio to Chantal Legendre

Employer Website: Mantecoza

Posted: 07/15/10 Expire:08/15/10

Thursday, July 15, 2010

DV Internship: Gold Medal Swim School

Job ID: 2012

Job Title: Digital Video

Job Type: Internship - Unpaid

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Openings: 1

Skills Required: Digital Media, Digital Video, FileMaker Pro, Final Cut Pro,

Description: Digital Video Intern

Gold Medal Swim School Video Intern. We are interested in an intern with excellent videography skills as well as people and communication skills. The project is unique in the environment and scope. We would like to create a DVD version of our Instructor Manual at the swim school. The project would take 3-6 months depending on the interest a candidate would have in several other small projects.

Duties Include
  • Create 8 disc training DVDs.
  • Film training classes.
  • Edit footage.
  • Create special features and introduction to the DVD.
  • Create an in-house slide show with staff biographies and customer information.
Skills Required
  • Digital video fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of DV editing programs.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce quality work.
Desired Education
  • Some College
How To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to Elaine Anawalt

Check out their site: Gold Medal Swim School

Posted on: 7/8/10 Deadline: 8/8/10

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New DV Jobs from Around the Web

Motion Graphics Artist
Phenomenon Post - Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh based Post Production/Motion Design house seeks experienced After Effects/Motion Graphics Artist for immediate temporary F/T position thru November 2010. Willing to discuss temporary local accommodation costs. Broadcast commercial experience and strong design skills a must. Editing skills a plus. We are running with the most recent versions of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) Avid Media Composer (V5) and Avid DS Nitris (V10) platforms. Must be a hard working creative and proactive ... 

Visual Effects Artist/Editor
web-based production company - Manhattan, NY
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We are looking for a hard-working, self-starter to join our web-based post production team. This individual must be a detail-oriented visual effects artist who can think quickly in a fast-paced environment. In addition to being the VFX guru on the team, we are also looking for someone who has solid editing experience. You will be working very closely with the other members of the post production team, as well as with directors and producers, so you must be a team player with an easy-going ... 

Video Production Specialist
American College of Cardiology - Washington, DC
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Work as coordinator for busy in-house video production department. Assist in the day-to-day trafficking of video projects from concept to completion...MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES...Assist in all aspects of video production as a crew member for in-studio and on location captures;...Assist in post-production as a team member, assistant editor, or editor on assigned projects;...Organize and maintain digital assets via video production storage system;...Be responsible for ...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ridley Scott Wants Your YouTube Videos

Filmmakers Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner) and Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) are launching an experiment in "user-generated filmmaking" - a joint venture with YouTube called "Life in a Day."

To participate in “Life in a Day,” people must film a snippet of their daily routine - 10 minutes max - on July 24. Video uploaded onto a special YouTube channel ( will be scrutinized by a team of editors. Macdonald, serving as director, and Scott, in a producer role, will bring selected clips together into a feature-length documentary of a single day on planet Earth.

Individuals whose video makes it into the finished film will be credited as co-directors. The top 20 contributors will be flown to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where the film will premiere out of competition.

More on this story can  be found in the New York Times' "Media Decoder" section.