Sunday, January 23, 2011

AbelCineTech Field of View Comparator

Here's a great resource posted by the gang at AbelCineTech - the Field of View Comparator. It's perfect for matching the field of view between different sensor sizes, like if your primary camera is the Canon 5D Mark II and then you need to shoot slow motion at 60p on a 7D or 60D, for example.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

48 Hour Film Challenge Screening this Friday Night!

Come out and support Team UAT as they screen their film "Somewhere (dot, dot, dot" at then 48 Hour Film Challenge screening!

BTC Winter Film Challenge Screening
When: FRI 01.21
Time: Party 5:30 PM, Awards 10:00 PM
2 Screenings, 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Where: Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phoenix Art Museum

Join us for the Beat the Clock 48 Hour Film Challenge Screening presented by the Phoenix Film Festival and IFP-Phoenix. This year, the event will be an entire evening of celebrating film. The event will be held at the Phoenix Art Museum with two screenings, pre- and post- parties and an awards presentation.

This is the schedule of events for Friday, January 21.

5:30 PM Doors open at the Phoenix Art Museum with food, drink and music.

6:00 PM The first screening begins in the Whiteman Hall while food, drink and music continue in the Great Hall.

8:00 PM The second screening begins and the party continues.

10:00 PM The awards are presented to the winning films in the Great Hall.

10:30 PM The evening comes to a close until the finals at the Phoenix Film Festival in April.

*Tickets: $15 and include the screening of your choice, the parties and the award presentation. If you wish to attend the screening twice, you will need to purchase two separate tickets. Purchase tickets at the links below:

48 Hour Challenge 6pm Screening - 6:00 PM Screening Tickets

48 Hour Challenge 8pm Screening - 8:00 PM Screening Tickets

Sunday, January 9, 2011

DV Internship: Immix Creative

UAT Digital Video alum Todd Perry has posted the following internship for the January 2011 semester:

Job ID:    2226
Job Title:    Digital Video
Job Type:    Internship - Unpaid
Full/Part Time:    Part Time
Openings:    2
Skills Required:    Digital Media, Digital Video,
Description:    Digital Video Intern, Immix Creative

Duties Include

  • assist w/ shoots
  • teleprompter operation
  • copy & organize footage to server
  • prepping cameras and lights for shoots
  • Updating production and post production calendars
  • edit and chroma key work
  • basic audio clean-up
  • compression of finished product
  • help with maintaining hard CYC (painting, repairs, etc.)
  • Prop management
Skills Required
  • video editing (Final Cut experience a plus)
  • video compression experience
  • file organization/management
Internship Start date: Jan 2011
Hours per week: 20-40 (possibly split between 2 interns)

How To Apply
Send a resume to Todd Perry -

Employer Website:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

IFP/Phoenix "Beat the Clock"Winter 48-Hour Film Challenge




BTC 48-Hour Winter Film Challenge January 14-16

When: Friday, January 14

Time: 5:30 PM Kickoff

Where: UAT Theatre

Can you make a great 3-minute film in just 48-Hours? The first 33 teams to register will test their skill.


$2,500 In Prizes Awarded Throughout the 2010-2011 BTC Season

Certificates for Specialty Awards, Best Acting, Directing, Writing, Technical, Line and Prop and fun awards. Top 15 teams announced; top 5 move into the Spring Finals. Audience-voted favorite (from 6-33th place) moves into finals. Cash prizes: $250 for first place, $75 for second and $50 for third.

SIGN-UP TODAY! Pre-registration required

$50 for IFP/PHX members; $65 for non-members

Not a member, Join Here!

To register, download the registration form and fax or mail it in.

FAX to 602.955.0966 or e-mail to

Learn more about the challenge at:

2010-2011 BTC 48-Hour Challenges

Registration Form Here!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tips for a Better Demo Reel

The gang over at "NoFilmSchool" have done a great job of compiling a primer on how to make the most of your demo reel. Make sure you check it out and bookmark it for future reference!

"While it makes sense to finish off a story with a bang, in a demo reel it makes more sense to put your best stuff first. Most potential employers won’t even watch the whole thing so try to knock their socks off in the first minute or less."

Read the full post here!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Animation Job: Arktos Entertainment

Arktos Entertainment is looking for a Contract Animator to work on a unique Online Combat Game around Bay Area of Los Angeles.


* Work closely with the development team to create quality animations for a realistic combat game
* Deliver Animation assets on schedule and with in Technical Specifications


* Experienced animator in 3DS Max and Motion Builder
* Experience in creating animations for a game play environment
* Thorough understanding of character modeling, rigging, skinning
* Ability to work cooperatively with others in a creative environment

Please send your resume and any online animation reference to:

Location, Salary, potential permanent position will be discussed at the completion of a successful interview.