The New Mexico Post Alliance has been sponsoring a string of once-a-month postproduction workshops. These educational workshops take place at UNM Continuing Education, South Building, Room 219. The workshops are designed for anyone interested in understanding digital acquisition, visual effects and compositing, postproduction, sound recording, sound editing, video editing and postproduction workflow. This Thursday, March 10, from 6 to 8pm, there will be a workshop on editorial workflows titled “Digital Camera to Digital Deliverables” conducted by Brad Stoddard of Stoddard Communications. Mr. Stoddard—an award-winning filmmaker, writer and cinematographer—will demonstrate the use of non-linear editing tools like Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve. Workshops require a $30 fee, which can be paid through eventbrite.com. For more details got to nmpost.org.
On Friday, March 11, The Kosmos arts and entertainment space is promising a “power to the people” Guerilla Film Festival. Organizers say it will be an all-inclusive event for the filmmakers and the film goers with “incredible international short films that are not typically ever presented in New Mexico.” The screening is scheduled to take place from 7 to 10pm. Tickets are $5 and are available in advance through holdmyticket.com. The Kosmos is located inside Factory on 5th (1715 5th Street NW).
Spice in the slice
The New Mexico Film Foundation is teaming up with the Albuquerque Film Office’s Indie Q program to screen the “Life in New Mexico” media project videos. According to NMFF executive director Dirk Norris, “The purpose of the Life in New Mexico project is to bring attention to the post-production process that is part of the New Mexico film industry and to highlight the New Mexico men and women who work in this area of filmmaking.” The project began last year when the general public was asked to submit video clips of their daily life here in New Mexico. These clips were handed over to local film and video editors recruited by the New Mexico Post Alliance. Five professional editors and four student editors participated this year, transforming the various clips into videos of up to 10 minutes in length. The New Mexico Tourism Department became a partner in this year’s project as part of its “New Mexico True” campaign. A total of 12 different videos were completed by the editors. The winning video will land its creator a package of prizes including professional software, cash and a special travel package. You can check out all 12 of this year’s submissions by going to the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) on Wednesday, March 16. Admission is free, and the screening starts at 7pm.
Vamp it up
In case you hadn’t heard, season 3 of El Rey Network’s horror-action series “From Dusk Till Dawn” (based on the Robert Rodriguez movie of the same name) is moving from Austin to Albuquerque. The vampire-based crime show will shoot here in the Land of Enchantment starting later this month. Producers are looking for men, women and children to work as paid background actors throughout the summer. Hispanic men and women are expecially encouraged to submit. To be considered you need to register for free at lathamcasting.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information (phone number and email address) along with height, weight and a current color photograph taken from the shoulder up.