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OPEN CALL for VIDEOS for LA BUSES due Jan 21

December 3rd, 2012 Posted by News, Open Calls No Comment yet

OPEN CALL for VIDEOS for LA BUSES
due Jan 21

by freewaves on December 3rd, 2012

OUT THE WINDOW

Freewaves is seeking 2-minute artists-activists-storytellers’ videos about health, environment, rights, or anything else on your mind to show to I million riders per day on all 2,000 Metro buses in L.A. County in 2013. On Transit TV we will show animations, documentaries, narratives and experimental videos. Riders include more women, more people of color, and more low income Angelenos. Demographics are linked at transitv.
In a mobile environment with competing sounds, visuals are more important. Accepted videos will be included in a one-hour program of news, ads, and quizzes. Videos will be shown for approximately 2 days as part of the Summer or Fall screening periods. Freewaves will post accepted videos on our web site (if you agree) for at least two years with a GPS location tag on our L.A. map.
Freewaves will pay $100 – $400 per video. ($100 for pre-existing, $200 for custom editing, $400 for newly commissioned works). Freewaves will ask bus riders to text us in response to messages appearing on Transit TV about places in L.A. *For more information, and to submit your video, Visit the Open Call.

Two paid Getty internships this summer – please apply!

April 6th, 2012 Posted by News, Open Calls No Comment yet

FREEWAVES is offering two paid internships for undergraduates this summer through generous support from The Getty Grant Program.

FREEWAVES Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internships 2012 are for 2 positions, Web Intern and Marketing Intern, both for 10-weeks, full-time, $3,500 gross salary in Hollywood.

In accordance with The Getty Grant Program, candidates must be:

  • Members of underrepresented groups, particularly individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent.
  • Currently enrolled as undergraduates, who will have completed at least one semester of college by June 2012, and will not graduate before September 2012.
  • Residents of or attending college in Los Angeles County. Students who have previously served as interns for this program more than twice are not eligible for this internship.

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Overview:  From early June through August 2012, The Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Interns will undertake a variety of tasks, all entailing a high degree of computer literacy and communications competency.  All of the tasks will be part of Freewaves long time initiative to disseminate the new media arts.

Location: Both internships are located at Freewaves’ office at LACE (6522 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood CA)

Marketing Intern

Marketing Intern Responsibilities: Provides promotional support for bus video project, Out the Window; book and DVD sales; DIY Video Fest initiative; and website.

  • Out the Window – assist with marketing implementation
  • Book/DVD – assist with sales activities
  • DIY Video Fest initiative – outreach to student demographic
  • Online marketing and optimization of Freewaves’ new web site, including blog (in conjunction with web intern).

Requirements for Marketing Intern:

  • Good writing skills
  • Detail oriented, accurate, and thorough.
  • Knowledge of media arts preferable.
  • Good computer skills (will need to use/learn Word, FileMaker, Photoshop and the internet, including social media).
  • Ability to work in a small, busy office with concentration.
  • Ability to work independently.

Web Intern

Web Intern Responsibilities:  Projects related to both to the Freewaves organizational website and Out the Window project-specific website.  This includes enhancements planned for the future:

  • Assist adding new content (videos to the back-end database), including compressing artist videos and preparing screen shots
  • Work with Freewaves staff, technical advisors, programmer and designer to develop enhanced site pages and perform technical troubleshooting.
  • Assist with site optimization.
  • Produce written and visual materials for web site and related marketing efforts.
  • General database maintenance.

Requirements for Web Intern:

  • Knowledge of html/css, Dreamweaver and WordPress preferred.
  • Ability to code highly desirable though not required.  (Javascript, MySQL and/or PHP).
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work diplomatically in a team environment (in meetings, via email and on the phone).
  • Detail oriented, accurate, and thorough including ability to troubleshoot own work for errors and functionality.
  • Knowledge of media arts preferable.
  • Knowledge of both Mac and PC environments required.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Freewaves strives to offer summer interns practical work experience and a range of assignments. Interns will be trained by and work under the supervision of Freewaves Director Anne Bray.

In past years, Freewaves interns have developed skills in numerous software programs including:

  • Filemaker
  • Dreamweaver/HTML
  • Excel and Word (advanced features)
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Video compression programs

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How to Apply for this Internship:

First familiarize yourself with Freewaves’ programs through its web site (www.freewaves.org and www.out-the-window.org). If the sites and Freewaves interest you, forward a resumé and a cover letter explaining reasons for interest and addressing how you meet the eligibility guidelines for the internship set by the Getty. If you are applying for the web internship, please send us URLs of your work (sites you’ve designed or worked on). We will be interviewing in late April/early May, and will contact you for an appointment if we are interested.

Email your application materials to:

Jason Lipshin, Program Assistant, at jason@freewaves.org

By Thursday, April 26, 2012.

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Freewaves

6522 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90028

323.871.1950

www.freewaves.org

Freewaves is dedicated to the creative exhibition of innovative and culturally relevant independent new media from around the world.  Freewaves facilitates cross-cultural dialogues by inventing dynamic new media exhibition forms at experimental and established venues.

Open Call :: Dream + Act

February 17th, 2011 Posted by News, Open Calls No Comment yet

Open Call by Freewaves, Self Help Graphics & Art, The East LA Society of Film and Arts (TELA SOFA) and La Causa

DREAM + ACT

Film, videos, activism and information on immigration

On April 30 and May 1, Freewaves, Self Help Graphics & Art, TELA SOFA and La Causa are collaborating to present Dream + Act, a selection of visual art and activism focused on immigration as it relates to communities in Los Angeles and beyond. Through film, video and video installations, Dream + Act is an opportunity to express your vision and viewpoint on the realities of immigration and how it affects you. We aim to build a community of dialogue and bridge the cultural communities in Los Angeles and countries around the globe.

Submission Deadline:  April 1, 2011

In addition to providing encouragement for film and video makers and activists, this event seeks to promote deeper understanding of our diverse city by presenting a wide array of perspectives on the complex issue of immigration. The community will be able to interact with the filmmakers to further explore the issues addressed.

DREAM :: We believe art has the power to inspire, create new possibilities and broaden our perspectives so we can see our community through a different lens.

ACT :: Not content to dream only, together we aim to provoke thought and inspire solutions to the challenge of immigration in this country—a challenge shared by people throughout the world.

Share with us your experiences, perspectives and opinions through the media arts by submitting your videos and films.

Work by all ages and genres considered.

Send a URL to info@telasofa.org

OR a DVD to:

TELA SOFA
PO Box 226738
East Los Angeles, CA 90022

OR submit your film at the following link:

https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=7471

(Using withoutabox qualifies you for IMDB.com)

Application materials will not be returned.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Due date:  4/1/11

Notice of Acceptance:  4/15/11

Screening dates: Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2011 (May Day!)

For Dream + Act, TELA SOFA is collaborating with Freewaves, Self Help Graphics & Art and LA CAUSA.

TELA SOFA’s mission is to offer a venue for all interested filmmakers, first-time through professional, to explore issues affecting our world today while connecting them with the Hollywood film industry.

Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is a nationally recognized center for Latino arts that develops and nurtures artists in printmaking. SHG advances Latino art broadly through programming, exhibitions and outreach to diverse audiences in East Los Angeles and beyond and engages young and emerging artists from the community in all aspects of its activities.

LA CAUSA (Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice, and Action) engages historically disenfranchised young people and their families from East Los Angeles to take action against the injustices that impact low-income communities of color.

Freewaves is dedicated to the creative exhibition of the most innovative and culturally relevant independent new media from around the world. Freewaves facilitates cross-cultural dialogues by inventing dynamic new media exhibition forms at experimental and established venues throughout Los Angeles.

Open Call :: Out the Window

January 27th, 2011 Posted by News, Open Calls No Comment yet

SHOW YOUR VIDEO SHORTS

TO 1 MILLION L.A. BUS RIDERS

Submission deadline for ROUND 3 is January 14, 2011

Freewaves is seeking two-minute artists-activists-storytellers’ videos about health, environment, rights or anything else on your mind to show to I million riders per day on all 2000 Metro buses in L.A. County in 2013. On Transit TV we will show animations, documentaries, narratives and experimental videos.

  • In a mobile environment with competing sounds, visuals are more important.
  • Accepted videos will be included in a one-hour program of news, ads, and quizzes.
  • Videos will be shown for approximately 2 days.
  • Freewaves will post accepted videos on our web site (if you agree) for at least two years with a GPS location tag on our L.A. map.
  • Freewaves will pay $100 – $400 per video. ($100 for pre-existing, $200 for custom editing, $400 for newly commissioned works).
  • Freewaves will ask bus riders to text us in response to questions about the videos appearing on Transit TV.

*For more information, and to submit your video, Visit the Open Call.

Press Release – OUT THE WINDOW

January 12th, 2011 Posted by News, Open Calls, Public Art / Social Practice No Comment yet

Out the Window

Freewaves, Public Matters, Echo Park Film Center and UCLA REMAP broadcast videos about Los Angeles on 2,200 buses

Los Angeles, Calif. – Through short-form videos, presented across the entire Los Angeles County Metro bus system, Out the Window shares diverse perspectives on Los Angeles, as seen through the creative eyes of its young people.  The project links physical and virtual worlds through digital media portraits of places, offering views from the level of individual households and neighborhoods up to the city and region at large. Out the Window aims to create a mosaic of the many social, cultural, economic and creative layers of a complex American city.

Since Fall 2010, youth in Echo Park, Historic Filipinotown and East Los Angeles have been participating in a collaborative learning community, specifically designed to build digital media communication skills, including storytelling, technical media skills, social networking and critical thinking. Specifically, they are writing and producing two-minute videos exploring aspects of community and place, which will be seen on over 2,200 buses traversing Los Angeles County.

The videos will be broadcast on Metro buses in April 2011 and will be archived on the project website, www.out-the-window.org. Additionally, the website will provide resources, like a map of area media art centers where anyone can learn how to create digital media and ways to comment and submit videos for future screenings on the buses. Bus riders can text responses to site-specific questions posed by community curators, artists and youths.

“Place is the new conundrum.  The youth in Out the Window will examine this subject anew and we will set it in the local bus network, which services 1.2 million daily riders. We hope the videos become conversation pieces among fellow riders, the people they see but don’t necessarily talk to every day on their commutes to work or school,” says Anne Bray, Executive Director of Freewaves, LA’s public media arts organization.

Out the Window participants will benefit from the leadership of four seasoned organizations in LA:

FREEWAVES manages Out the Window overall, including communications, marketing and the website, www.out-the-window.org. Freewaves facilitates dialogues by inventing new media exhibition forms at experimental and established venues throughout Los Angeles, often in public spaces, such as on electronic billboards, storefronts, public TV, online, even at museums.

Since 2002, Echo Park Film Center has facilitated dozens of free film and video workshops for more than 1000 youths between the ages of 12 and 19. Neighborhood and community are often themes in their work.  Echo Park Film Center provide learning labs and digital media workshops at their Echo Park storefront and throughout the city via the EPFC Filmmobile, an eco-friendly film school and cinema on wheels.

PUBLIC MATTERS is an interdisciplinary California-based social enterprise comprised of artists, media professionals and educators. Public Matters designs and implements integrated new media, education and civic engagement projects that yield long-term community benefits. Public Matters’ work spans a broad range of constituents and concerns: community building, neighborhood identity, youth leadership, and public health.

UCLA REMAP is developing the project’s cultural civic computing systems in collaboration with Tezo Systems, operator of Transit TV, which provides GPS and WiFi-enabled content distribution to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro). Through research, production, and civic engagement, UCLA REMAP explores the culture and empowering social situations enabled by interweaving of engineering, the arts and community development.

The bus context

Greater Los Angeles has a wonderfully diverse population widely dispersed across its basin.  The Transit buses crisscross its neighborhoods and social boundaries, passing unique, local cultural resources.  Out the Window targets where even the web doesn’t always reach.  Sixty-nine percent of Metro riders live in households making $26,000 or less a year.  We believe they represent a population less reached by the Internet and new media but who should be no less served by the innovations that have emerged in the last decade.  The videos produced for Out the Window are created with this complex audience in mind.

The videos

The videos produced by youth working with Echo Park Film Center are called The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony. Participating teacher Angelo J. Pompano says, “City Symphonies are motion pictures that capture the spirit and uniqueness of a city by assembling images of everyday life in that city. These movies bombard our sight with (often quite surrealistic) images of a city in order to capture its heartbeat and expose its soul.”  Over twelve weeks, teens and their artist-teachers explore the origins of the City Symphony and its contemporary relevance as students create their own 24-hour cinematic celebration of the dynamic metropolis that is Los Angeles.

Public Matters is working with two groups of high school aged students. Students from the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy are creating videos around healthy food access issues in their community including a series Have You Noticed? /Té Has Fijado? Students from Pdub Productions, a project in conjunction with Pilipino Workers Center, are creating pieces that explore Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown including a series entitled Hidden Hi Fi about the unknown, unexplored and unexpected facets of life in Historic Filipinotown. An additional series will explore the students’ own personal stories of immigration and migration.

 

A Youtube video shows the program in advance of its existence when it was called Metrovoice.

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Video screenings on the bus will take place in April. 2-minute videos will appear one per hour, every hour. For information about how to watch the videos, or to watch them online, visit www.out-the-window.org.

Out the Window is supported by a grant from the HASTAC Digital Media and Learning Competition.   www.dmlcompetition.net

 

 

More information

Freewaves: Anne Bray
anne@freewaves.org 323.871.1950 www.freewaves.org

Echo Park Film Center: Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo
info@echoparkfilmcenter.org 213.484.8846 www.echoparkfilmcenter.org

Public Matters:  Mike Blockstein and Reanne Estrada
info@publicmattersgroup.com 323.953.0691 www.publicmattersgroup.com

UCLA REMAP:  Fabian Wagmister and Jeff Burke
fabian@ucla.edu 310.825.8698 http://remap.ucla.edu