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Our friends at Beyond Pix are having a swap meet this weekend! Read on for more information directly from them:
The Swap Meet is this Saturday, September 15th, and we hope anyone and everyone will come and support the event. It’s our way of promoting and supporting our local film, video and online media community.
If you have something to sell, it’s a great way to find a buyer and for your gear to get a new life or upcycled by someone else. If you’re just starting out or looking to expand your repertoire, it’ll be an awesome place to find a good deal. Above all, a Swap Meet is one of the original social networking ideas where you can meet new people, see old friends and have a good time. It’ll be a Saturday morning well worth the effort.
We’re hosting this as an industry oriented flea market, but you happen to have other stuff that you want to get rid of, just bring other items along too. You know someone will buy that tennis racket, a bike or tools you’ve outgrown. Bring them all.
We hope this serves as catalyst for the community to get together in person more often and perhaps, it’ll develop as an event we repeat every six months. Nothing beats the power of word of mouth and you passing along the information so please forward this to anyone you can think of. A hot dog cart will be there for your convenience should you need a snack.
What: The San Francisco/Bay Area Swap Meet
When: Saturday, September 15, 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Beyond Pix Studios @Bayshore, 2178 Palou (between Industrial St. & Dorman Ave)
Who: All film, video & online media professionals & students welcome
Phone: Battery St. Office – 415.434.1027 Palou Studio – 415.282.5300
If you’re a seller, please contact email@example.com to make arrangements for a table. Thanks everyone and we’ll see you there and the weather forecast is for a beautiful Saturday morning, just like we ordered!
Thanks in advance for your support and the proceeds for the sellers fees will go to the Blind Babies Foundation.
The San Francisco AIDS Walk is a fundraiser benefiting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. For 25 years people from all over the Bay Area meet at Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park and walk 10 Kilometers in hopes of someday finding a cure for AIDS. On Sunday, July 15th The Big Picture’s very own Renée and her Mom, Judy participated in the 6 mile walk, raising over $900 between the two of them! As a sponsor to the cause, we applaud Renée and Judy’s efforts and hard work.
San Francisco is a leader in being “green” in every way. From Green technology companies to seeking out organic foods to recycling and waste management, you
can count on San Franciscans to always be looking forward. It’s still impressive, however, that in San Francisco over 80% of waste is recycled, reused, restored, and does not make it to the landfill. That is an impressive feat that involves public policy, public participation and successful planning and logistics in waste management.
We are proud to present to you this program we created, which aired on CBS and ABC on Sunday, showing exactly what goes in to all the recycling in San Francisco, the Greenest city in America.
Did you know that 80% of solid waste in San Francisco is being diverted from landfills? 80% of San Francisco’s waste is being recycled, repurposed, and composted. It’s no wonder that San francisco has built a reputation as the Greenest City in America.
The Big Picture is proud to have put together this program on Recycling in San Francisco that will be publicly broadcast at the following times… on Earth Day, no less! Tune in:
Sunday 9:30am – 10:00am CBS KPIX channel 5
Sunday 3:00pm – 3:30pm ABC 7
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A few weeks ago The Big Picture had the opportunity to shoot some video of the opening night of Hugh Jackman’s one man show at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, put on by SHN – San Francisco’s premier theatrical entertainment event company. He is backed on stage by a full 18 piece orchestra, some smoking hot backup singers, and guest appearances such as Richard Marx!
You may not know this, but behind those devilish good looks there is a Tony award winning theatre actor who has comedic timing, powerful vocal chords, and some slick dance moves. We love how hard he works. He was at the theatre from dawn until almost midnight. He eats on the set. He works so well with the crew and other principles in the show. Always a gentleman and he even nicknamed George “Jordan” and used him in the first show.
It’s a great show, and funny. George has seen this show 4 times in the making and it is so rock solid. The production team here has a winner, you really must see this show! Get a front frow seat, he’ll come sit next to you.
The Big Picture Film & Video Arts is honored to have created two $3,000 video production scholarships through the San Francisco chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to be awarded to one outstanding undergraduate student and one outstanding graduate student.
These scholarships have been created in the names of Jerry Jensen and Steve Davies. Two colleagues of George Lang, with whom he worked at KGO-TV with for many years.
George says, “Jerry was a mentor to me from the time I was 20 years old and helped me with my career throughout his life. Steve Davis and I worked closely together through the tumultuous 80s and all the major news stories that Steve was assigned to. There was no better journalist and one of few who fought for principles.”
Last night The Big Picture had the opportunity to shoot some video of the opening night of Hugh Jackman’s one band show at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, put on by SHN – San Francisco’s premier theatrical entertainment event company . You may not know this, but behind those devilish good looks there is a Tony award winning theatre actor who has comedic timing, powerful vocal chords, and some slick dance moves.
Tonight he takes the stage at The Curran theatre backed by an 18 piece orchestra where he will perform his favorite Broadway and Musical numbers.
Tune in now to participate in a live Q&A with Hugh on facebook! To attend, visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117382308343932
Sometimes it’s not easy to get people to work on video production on Sundays but when one of your clients is married to Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger and you need a favor for a celebrity cameo all of us were first in line to volunteer.
Many thanks to Captain Sully, who you may know as the hero that safely landed US Airways flight 1549 into the Hudson River in 2009. We found him to be a very kind and generous man who volunteered part of his Sunday to do a favor for The Big Picture.