Shoot Quick!--This Thursday, June 1, is the deadline for submitting your script to the Duke City Shootout. Here’s an opportunity to see your film ideas come to life. Send in your 12-page script; if yours is among the lucky few chosen, you’ll be given a cast, high-definition camera, lighting equipment, crew, post-production facilities and a professional mentor to help you through the process of shooting your short film. The Shootout itself will take place July 21-29 in and around Albuquerque. Filmmakers from all over will have just one week in which to shoot, edit and premiere their works. For a shot at movie stardom, race to the post office and mail your script to: Duke City Shootout, P.O. Box 37080, Albuquerque, N.M. 87176. For more info about the Duke City Shootout, log on to www.dukecityshootout.com.
Capturing Route 66—UNM Media Arts is offering a six-week summertime film class titled “Highway 66 Revisited: Documenting Contemporary Route 66.” The class, taught by Robert Russell, will take place June 5-July 14, Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. Those who sign on for the class will be part of a video production team that will go out into the community looking for stories about old Route 66 as it passed through Albuquerque. If you’re interesting in being part of this unique documentary class, you can contact the instructor via e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (247-0491).
Vid 4 Teens--The Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe is offering a digital video workshop for teens this summer. The workshop is for ages 13 to 17 and will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50. Using digital cameras, participants will gather material for a short movie and then use computer-editing software to make their video. All equipment will be provided and a DVD of the finished product will be given to each participant. For more info, contact the instructor, Diane Armitage, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 982-1338 ext. 17. Class size is limited, so act quickly.
Time Warped--On Thursday, June 1, the Warehouse 21 space in Santa Fe will present a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show under the stars in the W21 parking lot. The evening will kick off with a “Time Warped Show,” a talent showcase featuring art works by local Santa Fe young artists and performers. The movie itself will begin at 9:21:69 p.m. (I fail to see the significance, but whatever). Bring your own lounge chair. Admission for both events is $5 for teens, $7 for adults. Warehouse 21 is located at 16145 Paseo de Peralta. Log on to www.warehouse21.org for more info.