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FILM TWO SHORT NIGHTS: TWO S~HORT NIGHTS

Thu 29 No - Fri 30 Nov 2012

Two Short Nights 2012 TRAILER from Exeter Phoenix Digital on Vimeo.

See the full festival line up here

WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO...

DOING IT
‘Doing it’ was a film project lead by Peter Snelling, My Pockets, and supported by Exeter Phoenix Digital, which enabled teenagers make short funny films about sex and relationships.

From bad snogging and embarrassing sex education classes to what girls really think about boys and what boys really think about girls. The films used puppets made by the teenagers to star in the films and all the films will be written shot and edited by the young people from Tiverton and Exmouth, in Devon, with support from award winning filmmakers.

The project was funded by ‘First Light’.

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Watch more Films from the 'Doing it' project.

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Exeter Phoenix Digital
Short Film Commissions 2011

Exeter Phoenix Digital is very excited to see Two Short Nights Festival reaching its 10th anniversary in 2011. The festival is once again expected to showcase some of the most exciting and diverse short films from the UK and around the world, culminating with the premiere of the annual Exeter Phoenix Digital Short Film Commissions.

This year, Exeter Phoenix Digital are offering a budget of up to £500, to be used for production costs and crew expenses, to filmmakers with exciting, original ideas, for a film of 5 to 12 minutes in length, based on an original script or treatment. Successful applicants will be provided with skills training, script development, directing and production advice, as well as up to 5 days use of camera, lighting, sound equipment and studio space, and up to a further 5 days use of an edit suite for post-production. Commissioned films will be premiered at Two Short Nights Film Festival 2011.

In order to qualify for the commission, you must reside in Devon and be prepared to produce the finished film by the completion deadline of Monday 1st August 2011.

Application Deadline: Monday 31st January 2011
Download an application form and information here .


Moving Image Production

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Aug, week intensive course, 10.30-5.30pm, £300 (£250)

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Shoot, Edit, Produce a film in one week!

This course is geared towards those who wish to develop skills in video production. You will visit a variety of subjects and cover the foundations of successful filmmaking.

Subjects will include;
Camera set up and operation,
Lighting format and workflows,
Sound recording,
Single camera location,
Down converting HD video,
Editing in Final Cut Pro studio.

Price includes a ticket to Kitsons Big Screen in the Park

book now

Or contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop. Call 01392 667080.

Exeter Phoenix has teamed up with the University of Exeter’s Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) to offer artists the opportunity to explore the possibilities of making work in the emerging technologies of 3D printing.

WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?
Also known as rapid prototyping, desktop fabrication or additive manufacturing, this is a manufactoring process whereby a real object is created from a 3D computer-modelled design. The digital model is sent to a 3D printer that can print the design, layer by layer, in a variety of materials to form a real object.

We are looking for:
Artists currently working in any medium who are interested in investigating ways that this technology could be used to develop or bring new possibilities and ways of making into their practice. No previous experience is required but basic computer skills will be beneficial.

This opportunity will include the following stages:
• A day long workshop which will introduce artists to the technology, software and potential uses of additive layer manufacturing.
• A further workshop will develop skills in the relevant design software to create a 3D design.
• All participating artists will then get the chance to develop and produce a new piece of three dimensional work at CALM
• All works will go on display and artists may submit a further commission proposal
• One artist will be selected to develop a further commission and exhibition opportunity

TO APPLY: Please read the attached Guidelines before applying. Applicants are asked to send a CV & short artist’s statement about your current practice to Digital@exeterphoenix.org.uk

DEADLINE: Friday 18 May 2012

PDFDOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES

You can find out more about additive layer manufacturing at CALM here:
http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/engineering/research/calm/ http://makerblog.anat.org.au/3d-printed-artworks/

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Introduction to Apple Mac

Thu 17 May, 1/2 day course, 10.30-1.30pm, £25

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A useful add-on if you are booking any of our digital media courses or are making the transition from PC to Mac. Learn how to use the OSX operating system and work efficiently with menus, icons and Mac apps.

Contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop call 01392 667080.

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Contact Exeter Pohenix Box office to book on to this course

music/film Sound Galery Presents...

Film Trailer Masterclass with Timo Baker at the Analogue to Digital Music Expo

Sat 21 April - Exeter Phoenix - Doors: 10:30am

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As part of this year’s A2D 2012, this 90 minute seminar will provide an in-depth look at the art of music for film trailers, featuring composer Timo Baker.

Timo will give a detailed account of his creative process, composing techniques and how he approaches this type of work, illustrated with examples from the trailer for The Adjustment Bureau, a new thriller from writer-director George Nolfi, based on a short story by Philip K. Dick.

Film trailer music is a rapidly-growing – and often overlooked – area of work for composers and requires a different approach to other media commissions. Timo will also talk about the pitching and commissioning process, all illustrated by full audio and visual media, from initial commission through to the finished soundtrack. Get all the lowdown from this highly creative and versatile composer who has composed music for Universal, CBS, BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, MTV, Sony Playstation, among others, during a career that has spanned twelve years.

More info: www.analogue-to-digital.com

Tickets: £8.50/£6.50 (concessions) from www.sound-gallery.net/shop
Contact: 01392-495301 - marketing@sound-gallery.net

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Moving Image Production

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Aug, week intensive course, 10.30-5.30pm, £300 (£250)

Shoot, Edit, Produce a film in one week. This course is geared towards those who wish to develop skills in video production. You will visit a variety of subjects and cover the foundations of successful filmmaking. Subjects will include; Camera set up and operation, lighting format and workflows, sound recording, single camera location, down converting HD video, and editing in Final Cut Pro studio. Price includes a ticket to Big Screen in the Park. The Digital Film Co

Contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop. Call 01392 667080.

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IPhoneography

Wed 9 May, 1 day course, 10.30-5.30pm, £70 (£55)

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Learn how to make the most of your iPhone camera using a wide range of apps to suit all styles of photography, then take a photographic street safari with your tutor, local iPhoneographer James Ephraums. Finally, work on the photos on your iPhone afterwards to create and share something stunning!

MORE DETAILS Local iPhoneographer James Ephraums will lead a workshop showing you how to get the most from your Apple iPhone. He'll talk about his adventures in photography starting with the basic iPhone 3G camera, illustrated with images which he has taken in the Exeter area, some of which have been shortlisted in international competitions.

You'll be shown how to get the most from the iPhone camera, and how to create HDR and panorama images. Apps to clean up or adjust your images will be covered, then more advanced techniques for adding filters, textures, grunge, frames and other effects will be explored. Whether you want to create natural and realistic photographs or highly "apped" and creative artwork is up to you, but both ends of the spectrum will be catered for. No prior technical knowledge of photography is required, just enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment!

After a quick tour of photographs from iPhoneographers around the world, the workshop will end with a "street safari" where we will take photos around Exeter. Back in the studio, you'll use your newly learnt techniques to create your best images of the day to share and discuss with the other students.

After the workshop you'll be inspired to use your iPhone camera in more situations, and have a lot of fun creating eye-catching images in your own style.

Contact Exeter Phoenix Digital for more information. Call 01392 667066

People Photography

Wed 7 and Thu 8 March, 2 day course, 10.30-5.30pm, £140 (£120)

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Image: Rob Darch, Greenman festival 2011

An exploration into the many different ways of photographing people. You will learn about the history of portraiture photography and be taught how to take different types of portrait photographs.

Including;

Unobserved & observed portraits,

Street photography,

Group portraits.

This 50% theory and 50% practical course suit those fairly confident with their SLR camera who want to improve.

About the Tutor, Rob Darch>>>

book now

Or contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop. Call 01392 667080.

Introduction to Video Editing in Final Cut Pro

Wed 14 March or Wed 13 Jun, 10.30am–5.30pm, £70 (£55)

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An intensive course that will introduce you to the scope of HDV (Desktop Video) editing.

This course covers the fundamentals of digital editing, media managment and you will be shown the rudiments of the programme as well as how to import and export your video. Some computer literacy is desirable.

Contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop. Call 01392 667080.

NEW THIS SEASON!

Introduction to Wordpress

Tue 20 & Wed 21 Mar, 10.30-5.30pm, £140 (£120)

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Learn how to download and customise this powerful web software. Whether you want to start up a blog or build your own website, this two day workshop will show you the process to and help you create your own space on the web.

Ideal for freelance artists, individuals and those wanting to join the millions already in the Wordpress family.

New to apple Mac? See our intro to Basic Mac Skills on 6 Feb

Contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop. Call 01392 667080.

FILM Aminated Exeter:

Directing Actors

4 day course, starting Mon 16 April, 10.30-5.30pm, £295 (£265)

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Ideal for beginner filmmakers and those wanting to improve.

Taught by award winning filmmaker and director, Rob Brown, the workshop will introduce the best ways of working with actors before and during a shoot. The 4 day workshop will work with real actors as it focuses on Preparation, Rehearsals, The Shoot and The Edit.

There will be time for you to write, rehearse, direct and edit your own scenes.

www.robbrown-director.co.uk

Contact Exeter Phoenix Digital for more information. Call 01392 667066

Camera & Sound Recording skills

Wed 4 April, 1 day course, 10.30-5.03pm, £70 (£55)

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Coming in Spring 2011
Using Sony HDR and Canon SLR cameras you will spend an intensive day with an experienced, professional filmmaker covering the functions of the cameras, time code, colour balance, focus, exposure and basic sound recording.

Ideal for beginners and those who wish to broaden their film making knowledge.

book now

Or contact Exeter Phoenix Box Office to book. Call 01392 667080

New Exeter Phoenix Digital in Partnership with the Media Innovation Network

EXETER PHOENIX DIGITAL IN PLYMOUTH


Two intensive one-day courses delivered by Exeter Phoenix Digital to help you get the most out of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

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ADOBE IN DESIGN REFRESHER

Wed 18 April, 10.30-5.30pm, one day course, Plymouth College of Art.
£90/day* (£80 per day for Media Innovation Network premium Users)

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For new and existing users of InDesign so that you get the most out of the software.
This intensive workshop will familiarize you with the tools and most important menu commands and act as a refresher for the basics of good desgin. This one-day intensive course will refresh your knowledge of InDesign so that you understand the tools, menu commands and features of the software.  This is an ideal course for Designers and people working in Marketing, Media or PR who want to develop their skills.  Please bring a flash drive to store your course work.

book now

TO BOOK CONTACT EXETER PHOENX BOX OFFICE ON 01392 667080



ADOBE PHOTOSHOP REFRESHER

Thu 19 April, 10.30-5.30pm, one day course, Plymouth College of Art.
£90/day* (£80 per day for Media Innovation Network premium Users)

PHOTOSHOP

For new and existing users of Photoshop so that you get the most out of the software.  This intensive workshop will familiarize you with the tools and most important menu commands. Learn how to use all Photoshops’ tools, effects and panels to make your photographs look stunning - from optimizing light balance to manipulating text and layers.  This is an ideal course for Designers and people working in Marketing, Media or PR who want to develop their skills.  Please bring a flash drive to store your course work.  

book now

TO BOOK CONTACT EXETER PHOENX BOX OFFICE ON 01392 667080



*BOOK ON BOTH ADOBE INDESIGN AND ADOBE PHOTOSHOP FOR £180 (£160 FOR MEDIA INNOVATION NETWORK PREMIUM USERS)   The workshops will take place at Plymouth College of Art and there are only a few places available so book early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like more information on our courses in Plymouth, please contact Exeter Phoenix Digital directly, 01392 667066 or digital@exeterphoenix.org.uk

These courses will take place at Plymouth College of Art and will be taught by Jake Furgerson.
The courses will be limited to 6 people per workshop.

FILM SPECIAL EVENT

The Gruffalo came to Exeter Phoenix

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On Monday 30th January, to kick off National Storytelling Week and to celebrate the release of The Gruffalo’s Child on DVD on February 13th, FILMCLUB came to Exeter Phoenix to host an afternoon of all things Gruffalo!

Over 100 filmclubbers from local schools dressed as characters from their favourite story and joined members of the Exeter Phoenix KinderKino to take part in activities and a screening of both The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. They were then lucky enough to have an exclusive chance to quiz one of the filmmakers. Daryl Shute.


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Calli Walkerdine (Broadclyst Primary School) said of the event: “What a fabulously fun, engaging and informative event for the children based on one of their best known and loved stories. The event was extremely well organised and it was a privilege to have met and spoken with the producer for adults and children alike”.

Claire Horrocks (Exeter Phoeix Digital) said: "It is a great way to get children engaging with cinema and learning about different filmmaking processes."

And from our filmclubbers…
Gracie (aged 6): “ I like meeting the producer and learning about how the films were made”.
Isla (aged 6): “ I learned that to make it look like snow in The Gruffalo’s child they used salt”.

Watch this space for more FILMCLUB events. To see more pictures form the event click here or on the Image above

NEWS>>>

TWO NEW COMMISSIONS

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Exeter Phoenix Digital's Short Film Commissions 2012 NOW CLOSED

The 2012 Commission opportunities are now closed. Sucessful applicants will be announced soon..

What are we looking for?
We are looking for proposals to shoot a short, digital format film of 5-12 minutes duration. Films must be based on an original script or treatment but can be of any genre.

Eligibility
Proposals are invited from individuals and groups who reside in Devon and we actively encourage applications from students and first time filmmakers, as well as those with previous experience.

What are we offering?
Successful proposals will be awarded a bursary of £500, which can be used towards the film making process. Films must be completed by 1 September 2012 and will be screened at Two Short Nights 2012.

How to apply
Submissions are invited from Friday 6 January.
All applications must be submitted using our online application process.

Click here to be directed to the online submission form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th Feb 2012.

Exeter Phoenix Digital's TWO TIMERS Short Film Commission NOW OPEN for Submissions

CALLING ALL TWO TIMERS!
For the first time Exeter Phoenix is offering a new Short Film Commission opportunity.

Until now, filmmakers could only be offered two commissions from Exeter Phoenix Digital. However, as part of a promise to continue our support for film making and the development of talent Exeter Phoenix Digital has decided to offer £500 to an individual or group who have already been awarded TWO Short Film Bursaries/Commissions from us in the last ten years.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for proposals to shoot a short, digital format film of 5-12 minutes duration. Films must be based on an original script or treatment but can be of any genre.

Eligibility
Proposals are invited from individuals and groups who have already been awarded TWO short film commissions from Exeter Phoenix Digital. Those applying do not have to live in Devon but must be UK based and be willing to travel to Exeter.

What are we offering?
Successful proposals will be awarded a bursary of £500, which can be used towards the film making process. Films must be completed by 1 September 2012 and will be screened at Two Short Nights 2012.

How to apply
Submissions are invited from Friday 6 January.
All applications must be submitted using our online application process.

Click here to be directed to the online submission form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th Feb 2012.

Adventure Film Festival

Thu 27 Oct, Thu 3 Nov & Tue 8 Nov 2011, 7.30pm, £5

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The Adventure Film Festival, sponsored by Canada’s West, showcases the best in extreme sports and adventure films.

Experience an evening of adrenaline-pumping action through a selection of films that celebrate pushing mind and body to the limits. From snowy peaks to urban streets, underwater or underground, our three different exciting adventure nights include something for everyone.

More information>>>

For the festival trailer, a full list of films and tickets visit www.adventurefest.co.uk

Tickets on sale 1 Oct from www.adventurefilmfest.co.uk




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Future Shorts

Tue 20, Sept, 6pm, £3.50 (£2.50)

Your chance to see some of the best international short films. Future Shorts promises to challenge, inspire and above all entertain. www.futureshorts.com

Some films may contain some strong language or other material not suitable for a younger audience.

Sept 20
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Nov 15
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Current commission
First 3D film to be produced at Exeter Phoenix Digital.

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Exeter Phoenix Digital has teamed up with Peter Snelling and James Price to create their first 3D film with support from First Light Movies.

The project will be working with young children from the Littleham Estate in Exmouth. They will be using the new 3D HERO system from GoPro to produce the first 3D film of it kind.

Jonas Hawkins, Exeter Phoenix Digital Manager states, ‘This is the first time any one has created a 3D film with children in this way. We are really looking forward to seeing what they produce using the new kit’.

The 3D hero system combines two single Go Pro HD cameras in a single casing and films simultaneously in 2D. The children will learn to use special 3D software so footage can be transformed to 3D and viewed on a computer or on a 3D telly. ‘Once the children have seen what they can achieve with the camera they will be amazed. It should allow for a lot of creative thinking and imagination’ adds Jonas.

Exeter Phoenix Digital and Peter Snellling’s last collaboration, Digital Documenters, lead to great success after winning ‘Best Documentary’ at the First light awards this year and last autumn’s project, Hopes and Fears, gave a voice to many children who had stories to tell.

‘After the success of our last projects we’re confident this 3D film project will follow in their footsteps’ Say Jonas. They will be shooting this summer and hope to screen the film in the autumn so get your 3D glasses ready!

For more information on this project or previous work visit; www.mypockets.co.uk

International Open Screening

Thu 2 Nov 2011, 7.30pm, £3.50 (£2.50)

Some films contain strong language or other material not suitable for a younger audience.

This year's International Open Screening showcases some of the best films from around the globe, covering a broad range of genres and styles . The selected films range from beautifully choreographed dance to high energy SFX Sci-Fi, humorously reworked archive film montage to politically relevant commentary and bizarre surrealism.
This is a screening not to be missed.

New Light Through an Old Hole with Justin Quinnell

Tue 21 Jun, 7pm, Black Box. £2

500 million years of pinhole imaging. A lively entertaining illustrated talk covering the science, history, and contemporary approaches to this fascinating subject. Covering exposures from 6 months duration to 1/50000th of a second, using a selection of cameras varying in size from one small enough to fit inside a mouth, up to one using a wheelie bin! After completing his Photography degree in 1984 Justin Quinnell went on to work as head of Photography at South Bristol College and is currently a lecturer at the University College Falmouth. He is one of the world’s foremost exponents of pinhole photography.

Contact the Box Office, 01392 667080 to book tickets.

SPecial film event Living the dream, At Any Cost

THE TRADGEDY OF MACBETH

Thu 30 Jun, 7.30pm, £5.50 (£4.50)

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  • Dir:Daniel Coll / 95 mins/ 2010/UK/Austria/Germany

The Tradgedy of Macbeth is a chilling tale of glamorous celebrity and consuming passion, or shared courage and reckless ambition.
It is a tale of two young lovers, seduced by thier own wild desires, intoxicated by fame, fortune and the irresistible of false promises.

Filmed entirely on location in the Austrian Alps, and Starring Marek Oravec and Hannah Taylor-Gordon, this bold new feature version of shakespeare's most notorious play is a gripping psychological thriller: the rise and fall of two beautiful young people who will stop at nothing to live the dream - at any Cost

Screening folled by a special Q&A session with Producer Mike Berenger, star Marek Oravec and other members of the crew.

View the trailor www.shakespearefilms.co.uk/

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Indroduction to Basic Mac Skills

Mon 6 Jun, 1/2 Day course, 10:30am-1.30pm, £20

This course is aimed at those new to Apple computers and acts a useful add-on for people booking training who first need to become familiar with how to get about on an Apple Mac. You will be taught how to accomplish basic tasks using the OSX operating system and how to work efficiently with menus, icons and filing, helping you to get the most out of your future training.

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Mon 6 Jun
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To contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop call 01392 667080.


Introduction to Web Design: Website Creation for Beginners

Tue 24 - Thu 26 May, 3 day course, 10.30am-5.30pm, £200 (£180)

Using Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop, this three day course will cover the basic construction and upload of a website. Students will learn the foundations of web design and will gain the confidence to create their own site. Students should bring content (text and images) that they wish to transform onto the web. Ideal for students, small businesses and self-employed. Some computer literacy is desirable and homework is recommended.

New to Apple Mac? See our intro to Basic Mac Skills on Monday 23 May.

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To contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop call 01392 667080.



Photoshop: Digital Image Manipulation for Beginners

Wed 15 Jun - Thu 16 Jun, 2 day course, 10.30am-5.30pm, £135 (£120)

An intensive beginners course teaching Photoshop skills and concepts, giving you the confidence in using this powerful image manipulation software. The course will show you how to work with layers, and resize images for printing and website use. There will be time allocated for questions and individuals needs will be catered for where possible.

New to Apple Mac? See our intro to Basic Mac Skills on Monday 23 May.

Buy Tickets

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To contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop call 01392 667080.


Improve your Photography skills

Thu 9 Jun, 1 day course, 10.30am-5.30pm, £65 (£55)

For those with a digital SLR (or compact camera) who would like to improve their photography skills. The course will be run by Vanessa Miles, wedding, portrait and press photographer who has spent many years as a picture editor and is Greenpeace photographer for Glastonbury 2010.

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To contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop call 01392 667080.

Introduction to Desktop Publishing

A 6 week course starting on Tue 17 Jan, 6-8pm, £250 (£200)

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Covering the basics of InDesign and Photoshop together with design and marketing skills, you will learn how to bring these two powerful programmes together to produce any kind of publicity material.

Ideal for those who already have an understanding of marketing and wish to learn InDesign and Photoshop, or visa versa. Not suitable for complete beginners.


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Photoshop: Digital Image Manipulation for Beginners

Wed 18 & Thu 19 Jan, 2 day course, 10.30-5.30pm, £140 (£120)

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An intensive beginners course teaching Photoshop skills and concepts, giving you the confidence in using this powerful image manipulation software.

The course will show you how to work with layers, and resize images for printing and website use. There will be time allocated for questions and individuals needs will be catered for where possible.

New to apple Mac? See our intro to Basic Mac Skills on 17 Jan

NEW THIS SEASON!

Making a film for the Web

Wed 25 & Thu 26 Jan, 2 day course, 10.30-5.30pm, £140 (£120)

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Learn how to shoot and edit a powerful film for the web to be used as a marketing tool, to engage your audience and enhance your website.

Discover the basics of good filmmaking, editing and sound work as well as how to upload your film and where. Ideal for businesses, artists and self employed people.

Taught by Amanda Whittington, find out more>>>

New to apple Mac? See our intro to Basic Mac Skills on 17 Jan

Desire (TBC)

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Wed 13 Apr / 7.30pm / Black Box / £3.50 (£2.50)

See Cinema listings for full details.

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Life on a Line (NC)

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Wed 26 May / 7pm / Black Box / £7 (£5)

See Cinema listings for full details.

George Lazenbleep: Life After a Bursary

Tue 19 Apr, 7.30pm, Black Box. FREE

George Lazenbleep is a sound artist and technician who repurposes redundant technology for art and music. He received a Digital Media bursary from Phoenix digital in 2007, and produced a number of pieces and workshops based around circuit bending and hardware hacking. He is currently working with obsolete 20th century digital technology. Ben will be talking about his career after his Digital Media bursary, his current projects and will be demonstrating a few elements along the way. http://www.haha-fresh.blogspot.com

Networking Event

Digpen 2: The Digital Peninsula's Second Web Unconference held at Exeter Phoenix


Image: Dan Barber.

100 'geeks' gathered together at Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 14 May to share a vision on how we can come together to collaborate, nurture a strong community, and build the UK's own version of Silicon Valley.

South West web developers, designers and investers were invited to lead talks and workshops throughout the event and those who attended were able to share ideas and swap thoughts about the digital world.

See more pictures from the event http://bit.ly/kE74Ko

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Thu 7 Apr, 1 Day course, 10:30am-5.30pm, £65 (£55)

Using Sony HDV Z1 and Canon SLR kits you will spend an intensive day with an experienced freelance broadcast operator covering the functions of the cameras, time code, colour balance, focus, exposure and basic sound recording. Ideal for beginners and those who wish to broaden their knowledge.

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To contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop call 01392 667080.

Moving Image Production

Mon 11 Apr - Fri 15 Apr, 1 week intensive. 10.30-5.30pm - £300 per person (£250 conc per person)

This course is geared towards those who wish to develop skills in video production. Subjects include; camera set up and operation, lighting format and workflows, sound recording, single camera location, down converting HD video, and editing in Final Cut Pro studio

Buy Tickets

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To contact the Box Office to book a place on this workshop call 01392 667080.



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Screen England Statement on Film Funding

Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, has announced the Government's plans on the future of film funding following the abolition of the UK Film Council.
They included the creation of Creative England to replace the regional screen agency network.

Read the DCMS press release here
Read the report by Emma Chappel of South West Screen here
Includes the response by John Newbigin, Chair of the regional screen agency network Screen England and newly named Chair of Creative England, and by Caroline Norbury, Chief Executive of South West Screen.

Exeter Phoenix Digital Art Commission 2010

Owen Lloyd: Building Materials
Exeter Phoenix Galleries / 19 Nov - 21 Dec



Bristol based composer and artist Owen Lloyd presents a new, site specific work selected for the Exeter Phoenix Digital Arts Commission 2010.

'Building Materials' is an installed composition generated in real time by the sounds and events within Exeter Phoenix. Harvested from a variety of sensors throughout the building, audio and event data will come together to create a constantly evolving musical composition. Reflecting the sounds to be found around Exeter Phoenix, its rhythms of use and the actions of its visitors. Crucially, rather than simply represent noises from the life of the building, he will be using bespoke computer interfaces and softwareto transform them. The completed work will stand as a composition in and of itself, in constant flux, its relationship to site and audience at once highly bound and aesthetically independent.

The exhibition will also include experimental film works in which Lloyd has worked both solo and in collaboration with director Toby Cornish in which, using various strategies, the relationships between image, sound and artistic collaboration are stretched.


Supported by: Devon County Council

Short Film Commissions 2010

Deadline for submissions has now passed

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Exeter Phoenix Digital are pleased to announce the following five short film commissions.

All films will be screened at Two Short Nights Film Festival 2010. More information will be available here as the projects develop.

Outside the Box - David Williams
Ringmaster, cycling and the war - George Barron
Mort-gage - Ben Borley
If I wish really hard - Izzie Arandia-Richards
Slug... (working title) - Paul Morel

Supported by Devon County Council

News Exeter Phoenix commissioned film makers shortlisted for prestigious short film award Andrew Oxley and David Williams have been shortlisted to win the grand prize of £30,000 funding in Virgin Media Shorts, an annual short film competition which celebrates the best up-and-coming British film talent. Andrew and David’s two minute short film 'Sundays' was commissioned as part of the Exeter Phoenix short film scheme last year, and is now is one of 12 shortlisted films which will now be judged by a distinguished panel of experts from across the film industry, including Hollywood actress Thandie Newton, British film directors Mike Newell and Duncan Jones, and film critic James King. Over 1600 film makers uploaded their films for the chance to win a Grand Prize of up to £30,000 film funding, and the opportunity to work with Virgin Media to make their next short film. The winning film will be announced at a glitzy awards ceremony in central London on 5th October. See the results of the competition and all the shortlisted films including the winning film 'Sign Language' here.
Film Festival Day

1st Disability Film Festival Day

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Fri 3 Dec, 2pm, Black Box, FREE

"The UK's leading disability arts and media organisation DASH, supported by ScreenWM, are proud to present the first UK Disability Film Festival on the International Day of Disabled People: December 3rd 2010."

The selection of short films we have chosen include the first national screening of the UKFC funded Disability short film project Magic Hour, plus a selection of other shorts from around the world. All films are subtitled.

This event is free but places are limited.
Tickets are available in advance from the box office on 01392 667080.

opportunity

Film trainees - urgent call

MicroLights is a fantastic new scheme for the South West’s future film talent to get hands-on with microfeature film production. A lucky bunch of committed trainees will be given a paid work placement in Bristol, professional training, and mentoring from experienced filmmakers.
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‘MicroLights has been funded by Skillset Film Skills Fund, South West Screen & iFeatures.’

Job opportunity BRISTOL

iShed Coordinator

Position: iShed Coordinator

Rate of pay: £15,000 p.a.

Responsible to: iShed Producer

Purpose of Job:

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and highly organised graduate to join a leading cross artform organisation as a project and events coordinator. This one-year, entry level post offers the opportunity to learn and hone project facilitation skills and develop excellent relationships across creative, digital and academic organisations. This role will provide a brilliant grounding in the skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful producer working in the arts.

For more information about this job or to find out how to apply visit:

www.watershed.co.uk/jobs/ished_coordinator

Closing date: Wed 8th September 2010

Casting Call for Bristol based short

A low-budget psychological horror is planning to shoot in Bristol during Autumn 2010 and is looking for cast. The producers of the film will be casting during September.

Marie is frightened. In her community on the edge of the city bad things are happening. It might be her fault or it might be something much worse. On the ancient hill above her house a terrifying truth she can’t face refuses to stay buried. Something very nasty is out to get her and soon nowhere will be safe.

Casting:

Marie: Female lead – lives in Hartcliffe and runs every day on Dundry Hill. A vulnerable teenager struggling with the transition to adulthood. Playing age 15.

Michelle: Lives in Hartcliffe. Marie’s best friend. More confident and grown up than Marie, but fast losing patience with her friend’s strange behaviour. Playing age 15.

Mark: Michelle’s boyfriend. Something of a bad influence, quite cocky and insensitive to Marie’s problems. Playing age 20.

If you are interested in auditioning for one of these parts you MUST be over 16 years of age and have availability during October and November for rehearsals and shooting.

Initial workshop auditions: Tuesday 21st September 6PM
Wednesday 22nd September 6PM
Wednesday 29th September 8PM
Venue: Travelling Light Theatre, Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, Bristol BS5 0AX

There will be a recall audition with the producers and director of the film on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd October (times and venue to be confirmed.)
To secure a slot at the initial audition or for any further questions you need to e-mail us on info@swscreen.co.uk with your name, age, a contact telephone number and your preferred audition time. Please make sure you clearly state Bristol Casting in the subject line.

Cast will be paid according to the PACT equity low budget agreement.

TWO SHORT NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2010

SUBMIT YOUR FILMS NOW!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your short films seen. A panel of judges will select the successful films to be screened as part of Two Short Nights Film Festival 2010. Films can be any genre but must be suitable for a general audience and have a running time of no longer than 10 minutes. All screened films will have the opportunity to win the Two Short Nights Audience Award. Send films as HDV 1080i or DV PAL on Mini DV or as a QuickTime file.
Films can only be returned when submitted with S.A.E.

Send your films to: Two Short Nights, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS.
Deadline: Thursday 16 September

calls for cast and crew

Caucasian men and women who live in Devon for period drama

To apply you must match this brief:

Be Caucasian and aged between 16 and 80
Women must have natural long hair (no highlights or obvious dye)
Men can’t have obvious tattoos or piercings.
No deep tans.
Live in South Devon (or near by) and be available to work in August and September
Legally allowed to work in the UK.

Good rates of pay.

More information at http://www.castingcollective.co.uk/new-artistes/urgent-castings/?casting_id=36

TWO MALE ACTORS REQUIRED FOR SHORT FILM SHOOTING IN DARTMOOR AREA IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

SYNOPSIS:A short western set on the plains of Dartmoor. Death is creeping up on the old man. He can feel it, he sees it in his dreams. And though his son Webb denies it, he can feel it too. 'Rider' deals with both mens struggles to accept what's coming.

The two roles:

WEBB: Caucasian, Acting age 35-45 (I can bend this a bit for the right actor, but must look at least 30) Webb is a Dartmoor Shepherd who lives a simple life alone with his father in an isolated cottage. He's a strong and silent type, but does his best to care for his aging father.

As the lead actor you will be required on anything up to seven different shooting days. These will however be spread out over the next couple of months and organised around you (and the weather). Previous film experience not essential, but the ability to give a more subtle, low-key performance than is usually expected on stage is, particularly as the film has very little dialogue.

OLD MAN: Caucasian, Acting age 70+

Wheelchair bound and blinded by cataracts, but still sharp as a button. The old man can feel death creeping up on him, but this stubborn old git won't go down without a fight.

You will be required on 3 different shoots. One evening, one full day, and one half day. Dates to be confirmed and organised to suit you. Previous film experience not essential, but the ability to give a more subtle, low-key performance than is usually expected on stage is.

As this is a self-funded low budget film i'm afraid both roles are unpaid. I will however try to contribute to any travel costs required and provide food on set for long shooting days. I can also guarantee that the film will be shot to a very high standard, so with the help of some strong acting you could be part of something special.

CONTACT: Please contact me in the first instance by emailing jedhart@hotmail.co.uk. I can then send you the story, script, clips of my previous work and other materials and we can discuss an audition from there.

Courses

Media Skills Training

In addition to offering the following programmed courses, Exeter Phoenix Digital can provide bespoke media training to both organisations and individuals.
If the scheduled courses and workshops below are not what you’re looking for, please call us to discuss your training needs.

For more information on courses please contact Exeter Phoenix Digital on 01392 667066 or email us at digital@exeterphoenix.org.uk.

All courses are run using Apple computers. We regret that we are unable to refund any money once a course has started. Please call the Exeter Phoenix Box Office on 01392 667080 to book a place.

NEW: Victory Works

Wednesdays starting 28 Jul–11 Aug 6–9pm, FREE
Aimed at adults but under 18s are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult

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A series of free drop-in workshops, exploring DIY electronics for music.
Come along and work on your own projects, or buy and build a hahafresh kit. From circuit bending to Synth DIY. Suitable for beginners, tinkerers and total geeks.
With George Lazenbleep. haha-fresh.blogspot.com

1 Day course

Improve Your Photography Skills

Thu 16 Sep,1 day course 10.30am– 5.30pm, £65 (£55)

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For those with a digital SLR (or compact camera) who would like to improve their photography skills. The course will be run by Vanessa Miles, wedding, portrait and press photographer who has spent many years as a picture editor and is Greenpeace photographer for Glastonbury 2010.

Some technical advice will be on offer but the main emphasis will be use of light and composition in images of people. Photos taken during the day will be displayed at the end of the session. Participants are encouraged to bring in a small selection of their own images.

1 week course

Moving Image Production

Mon 9–Fri 13 Aug, 1 week course 10.30am–5.30pm, £300 per person (£250 conc per person)

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This course is geared toward those who wish to develop skills in video production. Subjects include; camera set up and operation, lighting format and workflows, sound recording, single camera location, down converting HD video, and editing in Final Cut Pro Studio.

Course Tutor : Chris Jones, DOP
http://www.chrisjonesdop.co.uk

1 day course

Introduction to Digital Photography for Beginners

Tue 7 Sep, 10.30am–5.30pm, £65 (£55)

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Whether you have a digital camera or not, come and discover for yourself the possibilities offered by this exciting medium. We will show you how to take digital photographs, download them to the computer and use Adobe Photoshop to enhance, manipulate and print out superb results.

3 day course

Introduction to Web Design: Website Creation for Beginners

Tue 31 Aug-Thu 2 Sep, 10.30am–5.30pm, £200 (£180)

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Using Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop, this 3 day course will cover the basic construction and upload of a website. Students will have the opportunity to create their own website. Bring content (text and images) that you wish to transform onto the web. Ideal for students, self-employed and small businesses. Some computer literacy is desirable.

2 day course

Photoshop: Digital Image Manipulation for Beginners

Wed 8 & Thu 9 Sep, 10.30am–5.30pm, £135 (£120)

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An intensive two day beginner’s course teaching Photoshop skills and concepts, giving you confidence in using this powerful image manipulation software. The course will show you how to work with layers, and resize images for printing and website use. There will be time allocated for questions and individual needs will be catered for where possible.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

EDUCATION MANAGER
(Visual Art & Digital)
(Part-time, fixed term contact)


To develop, plan and implement the education & outreach programme for Visual Art & Digital.
£16,000 - £17,000 pa pro-rata (Based on 2 days per week).

Fixed Term contract September 2010 – March 2011

For an application pack please email marketing@exeterphoenix.org.uk
Closing date for applications Monday 9 August (application form only, no CVs). Interviews will take place on Thursday 19 August.

Exeter Phoenix Digital and Animated Exeter Animation Bursary 2010

Exeter Phoenix Digital and Animated Exeter announce a new bursary for Devon's animators. If you have a burning idea for a film and need help to realise it, then we want to see your script.
Funds and technical help are available for the winning entry.

Deadline for entries to be confirmed

Subsidised Digital Creative Workspace Available

Exeter Phoenix Digital is offering a subsidised creative workspace to a filmmaker, digital artist or freelancer.

For more information contact digital@exeterphoenix.org.uk

FEATURE:
In The Spotlight

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Download: This season's feature on the digital department at Exeter Phoenix. "In The Spotlight".

1 day course

Introduction to Video Editing in Final Cut Pro

Thu 27 May, 10.30am–5.30pm, £65 (£55)

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An intensive course that will introduce you to the scope of HDV (Desktop Video) editing. You will be shown the rudiments of the programme as well as how to import and export your video. Some computer literacy is desirable.

1 day course

NEW: Introduction to Social Networking

Wed 28 April, 10.30am–5.30pm, £100 (£75)

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Facebook, Myspace, Blogger, Twitter, Flickr, Audioboo, Ning, Linkedin, YouTube...

Do you want to know how to use these and other channels to generate more business? Would you like an easy way to network with people who want to know more about you, your products and services?

Aimed at artists, freelance professionals and small businesses, this one-day intensive course offers a step-by-step introduction to the world of online social networking. During the day you will be shown how to begin building your social network and exactly what you need to design, build and implement a social networking strategy with the minimum amount of fuss.

4 week course, 1 evening per week

NEW: Introduction to Photojournalism

4 week course, 1 evening per week
starting Tues 13 April, 7pm–9pm, £75 (£65)

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Aimed at amateur photographers wanting to move into photojournalism, this course focuses on composition and how to convey meaning in an image. Over four sessions you will look at the work of different photojournalists, develop your own picture story and receive help with editing your images.

Job Opportunity

Exeter Phoenix seeks a Digital Media Administrator (part-time)

£13,500 PA pro-rata
7.5 hours per week (1 day, flexible hours)

To work closely with the Media Manager and Digital Media Co-ordinator.

With responsibilities for areas such as; maintaining Exeter Phoenix Digital administration systems; scheduling and evaluating courses and workshops; assisting in maintenance and upkeep of equipment and studios; assisting in updating Exeter Phoenix Digital website and e-bulletins; assisting in event organisation, including Two Short Nights film festival.

Deadline for applications (application form only, no CVs): Mon 19 Apr 2010.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACK HERE here

1 week intensive course

Moving Image Production

Start date 25 Jan, £300 per person (Conc £250 per person)

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This course is geared toward those who wish to develop skills in video production. Subjects include; camera set up and operation, lighting format and workflows, sound recording, single camera location, down converting HD video, and editing in Final Cut Pro Studio.

2 day course

Introduction to Web Design: Website Creation for Beginners

Wed 10 & Thu 11 Mar, 10.30am–5.30pm, £135 (£120)

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Using Dreamweaver and Photoshop. The course will cover the basic construction and upload of a website. Students will have the opportunity to create their own websites. Some computer literacy is desirable and it is essential for students to have content (text and image ideas) that they wish to transform onto the web. Bring ideas, enthusiasm, and patience. Homework is recommended.

1 day course

Introduction to Digital Photography for Beginners

Tue 16 Mar, 10.30am–5.30pm, £65 (£55)

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Whether you have a digital camera or not, come and discover for yourself the possibilities offered by this exciting medium. We will show you how to take digital photographs, download them to the computer and use Adobe Photoshop to enhance, manipulate and print out superb results.

2 day course

Photoshop: Digital Image Manipulation for Beginners

Wed 17 & Thu 18 Mar, 10.30am–5.30pm, £135 (£120)

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An intensive two day beginner’s course teaching Photoshop skills and concepts, giving you confidence in using this powerful image manipulation software. The course will show you how to work with layers, and resize images for printing and website use. There will be time allocated for questions and individual needs.

1 day course

Camera Skills

Sat 17 Apr, 10.30am–5.30pm, £65 (£55)

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Using Sony HDV Z1 camera kits you will spend an intensive day with an experienced freelance broadcast operator covering the functions of the camera, time code, colour balance, focus, exposure and basic sound recording. Ideal for beginners and those who wish to broaden their knowledge.

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