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Véronique and the eye of the storm: Article on the bike-in screening

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The bike-in screening featuring Véronique à vélo in Calgary’s Stanley Park [more details in previous post: A fitting screening of Véronique à vélo] made the news with an article in Fast Forward Weekly!
From what I hear, the films presented by Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, including Véronique à vélo, were projected before the rain came.

See below for a cached version of the article by Drew Anderson.

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A fitting screening of Véronique à vélo

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Film by Berny Hi and Chrystene Ells

Véronique is leading the charge to a bike-in screening! Bicycle with your buddies to Stanley Park in Calgary on July 14th for a unique experience of watching Canadian film in the great outdoors!

Berny on camera hanging out vehicle window

For more information on the film, check out the official Véronique à vélo website

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Everyone is invited to attend this free outdoor screening.

BikeBike will be organizing a cycle group meeting at Tompkins Park, join the group or meet for the screening at Stanley Park!

9:00PM – Biking group will depart, meeting @ gazebo in Tompkins Park Park (17 Ave SW)
10:00PM – Screening will take place @ Stanley Park (entrance off of Riverdale Ave SW)

Facebook event for the screening

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Hand processing Super 8mm for multidisciplinary play KaleidoCycle

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I went with Co-Producer Chrystene Ells to Wascana Park and shot a couple rolls of Super 8mm black and white film to be used as projection art in KaleidoCycle, a play set to open at the end of May, 2012 at the Globe Theatre [KaleidoCycle page on the Globe Theatre website]. Over the weekend the film was hand processed as a negative image in buckets in the basement lab of Daniel Suchoboki [who donated his facilities]. The results were fantastic!
These images will be projected on some of the performers live during the play.

Wrapped master exterior shots on a puppet film

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This weekend we wrapped the master exterior shots for Chrystene Ells‘ puppet film. We shot in the PuppetWorks at the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative.

The shoot went really well and everyone was in good spirits. Sarah Huber was also on set, helping out in the camera department. We had a jib on a dolly set up and were shooting on the Panasonic HVX200.
We got the giggles late into the day. This is a common “been on set too long” phenomenon. Puppets can seem pretty funny after a while, especially when you start talking to them more than the puppeteer under the table. They are so tiny and they look around with the same mannerisms as you and me.

Filming “!”

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  • In preparation for a weekend filmmaking frenzy at the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, I went out one sunny day and shot some footage to test out my skillz at hand-processing in a bucket [see fig. 3.9]. Note that it is difficult to shoot a butterfly who is struggling, just as you are, to stay upright in the wicked wind.
  • Not much updating done to the site, just cleaned up my code comments. O did, however, send off about fifteen hundred feet of film [Super 8mm & regular 16mm], so I should have that back at the end of the month, transferred to HD. some of it is for Cabin Fever [actually, I will finally have a proper transfer of the genesis footage of Cabin Fever], and some of it is some pleasant vacation footage.