Thursday, March 26, 2009

April Film +

Be Gentle, It's My First Time
Where: NW Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
When: April 21st, 6:30 Doors, 7 - 8:30 discussion
Free for IFP/Seattle and NWFF members, $5 general public

The Seattle film community produces many independent films helmed by first-time feature directors, both local and out-of-towners. And despite the huge variety in production size, budget and quality, certain problems arise again and again. We'll hear from a panel consisting of a producer, 1st AD (Megan Griffiths), cinematographer (Ben Kasulke), gaffer (Jeremy Mackie) and editor that have worked with first-time feature directors in the NW. Through their painful stories (names changed to protect the innocent!), we'll discuss the key elements we commonly see missing in multiple Seattle productions and what we can all do to improve our workflows. Whether you're a director (first time or not), producer or crew member, this discussion will be beneficial and one you won't want to miss.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Seattle Music Videos Win 1-2 at SXSW

Seattle's That Go--aka Noel Paul and Stefan Moore--won the Jury Award for Music Video at SXSW for Thunderheist's "Jerk It." Shot by Mike Ragan and starring (The Stranger's 2009 Sexiest Actress) Anna Huckabay.

Also from Seattle, Sean Pecknold won a Special Jury Award for the Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal.”

Check out the Thunderheist video here.

And the Fleet Foxes video here