Posts Tagged Marin County
As we prepare for this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Award programs we find that we can’t help but get into the entrepreneurial spirit. Yesterday, George and Kristen spent a few hours with Celebriduck creator Craig Wolfe marveling at his creations. Who would have thought collectable celebrity rubber ducks fashioned to look like icons of music, film, sports and history would have such a following? Well we are part of that following, we love the ducks and we love Craig’s story- he truly embodies what is means to be an entrepreneur. Click here to check out the Celebriducks website to learn more about Craig, the awesome collection of celebrity ducks and his latest venture- bringing the rubber duck business back to The United States.
The Big Picture took a walk down Fifth Street today to ham it up in front of a picture of…well, us! As we mentioned last July Circle Bank chose The Big Picture to represent one of their local small business clients in an advertisement. That advertisement is now being displayed on the front of Circle Bank’s Fifth Street branch. Swing by and take a look!
The Big Picture Film & Video Arts is a full service production company based in San Rafael. We are looking for an Editor/Production Assistant to join our 6 person team. This position offers a great opportunity for creative and professional growth. We would like the candidate to have the potential to develop into a Producer/Editor who can handle video projects independently, both in acquisition and editorial.
Final Cut Pro editing, and media management
Maintain equipment, and prepare equipment and production van for upcoming shoots
Assist on set as production assistant, with potential to take on camera/lighting/audio recording/producing
Capture, backup and organize incoming footage. Maintain archives and current projects.
Encode and upload videos for review and delivery
Create DVD projects and print DVDs
Dub video tapes
Input ideas in creative meetings
The following skills are necessary for this position:
Full working knowledge of Final Cut Pro is essential
Understanding of the principles of video compression, and knowledge of Compressor and/or other
Working knowledge of:
DVD studio pro, Photoshop
Knowledge of After Effects and Illustrator a bonus
Knowledge of camera operations and audio recording a bonus
Good communication skills
Willingness to work as a team and take direction
Desire to grow creatively and professionally
Please send resumé to: email@example.com
Today is World AIDS Day, a day where people have the opportunity to unite worldwide in the fight against HIV. One of the most remarkable aspects of today is the ability to uncover the real facts about AIDS as well as bust some of the myths that plague the disease and add a high degree of social stigma to those who have contracted it. Last week Chris and Kristen went to San Francisco
to film interviews with an extraordinary group of people who also happen to be HIV positive. Today these interviews, as well as others conducted in New York and Miami, will be airing every hour to introduce everyone to the faces of AIDS. I encourage everyone to check out the link before and hope you will be as moved and inspired as we were.
Circle Bank chose The Big Picture to represent an example of their local small business clients for a recent advertisement featured in Northbay Biz Magazine.
We are a company that prefers to work with local businesses. Circle Bank has provided us with great service for several years, and they also always have fresh baked cookies in their office. We are honored to represent them in Northbay Biz Magazine.
Zero Breast Cancer is a Marin-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to determine the causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. They are just down the street from us and we have been a proud supporter of them for many years. They hold an annual fundraising event, Honor Thy Healer, to honor healers in the community.
We’d like to share a part of the video that we created for the event, and if you have the time please check in with them at www.zerobreastcancer.org to learn more about this very important organization.
Staying in line with our previous post, concering support of community art programs, we went back to the archives to pull this video that was put together for Marin County non-profit, Youth in Arts.
Youth In Arts is a Marin based non-profit that provides after school programs and community events that promote education and arts for primarily low-income youth in the Area. They have a teen acapella ensemble, “‘Til Dawn”, and put on an annual Italian Street Painting Festival, of which The Big Picture Film & Video Arts is a Proud Sponsor.
View the video to learn more about them!
Click here to go to our flickr album of the street painting festival from this spring:
Last night we attended the Mille Grazie Party in salute of volunteers, artists, entertainers and sponsors from the Italian Street Painting Festival.
Located at A.G. Ferrari in Corte Madera and sponsored by Youth in Arts and A.G. Ferrari, this first-class event featured exquisite food, excellent wine and an eclectic crowd of people passionate about Youth in Arts.
Host Isabella was pouring fine wines that we couldn’t help but purchase a few bottles of… in support of Youth in Arts, of course.
The evening was a wonderful thank you gift for being part of a festival that is near and dear to The Big Picture’s heart.
Can’t wait ‘till next year’s festival!!!
Each year in June, local San Rafael non-profit youth organization “Youth in Arts“, transforms A street in downtown San Rafael into a canvas for the Italian Street Painting Festival. We involve ourselves with this each year in some way, and this year we sponsored a large 9′ 12′ foot piece by local artist Tricia George
This festival is a double win – it brings beauty and creativity to our community, drawing revellers from all of the Bay Area, and it raises funds for Marin Youth programs.