February 24, 2011

"The Magus" premieres at FIFA 29

"The Magus" will have it's world premiere at the 29th Festival of Films on Art, which takes place March 17-27 in Montreal.

It will screen before the Documentary feature "Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process", by Danish filmmakers Jacob Jørgensen and Henrik Lundø.

The films will screen at the Musée d'art contemporain (185 rue Sainte-Catherine O.) on:
- Saturday, March 19th @ 9:00pm
- Sunday, March 27th @ 1:30pm

February 23, 2011

Editing 101 - May Workshop @ Winnipeg Film Group

The WFG is now taking registrations for my next Digital Editing 101 workshop, which will run May 14 - 16, 2011. Sign up now, these things fill up fast!

In this three day, lab style workshop, participants will learn the basics of editing including: setup and interface, logging and capturing video, editing tools, project workflow and aesthetics, and how to sync sound and image. Also, participants will be introduced the basics of media management, effects and transitions, and outputting final projects to tape, dvd, blu-ray and the web.
This lab will be delivered via video projector and participants will work at individual editing stations together as pairs. Participants are also encouraged to bring their laptops if they are running FCP version 6 or higher.

"Goths!" screens at Prairie Scene

"Goths! On The Bus" will screen as part of the One Take Super 8 Showcase at Prairie Scene in Ottawa. The free screening curated by Alex Rogalski will be held on April 27 at 8pm at the Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market Square).

"Spanning a decade in Saskatchewan and five years in Winnipeg, the 20 films in this showcase offer a wide range of filmmaking styles. Working within the confines of editing in camera and not altering the original footage, each film possesses its own charm and succinct message. A number of these films have screened internationally, representing the eclectic prairie perspectives seen through a small gauge camera. The results offer an increasingly rare opportunity to see the magic of cinema in a celluloid form"

Arlea Ashcroft & Andrea von Wichert – Snapper Doodle; Jaimz Asmundson – Goths! On the Bus!; Clint Enns – The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse (1940/2010); Mike Maryniuk – Fish Arms; Heidi Phillips – Spin; Sunny Sidhu – Singh; Danielle Sturk – a(éo)liens; Leslie Supnet – sun moon stars rain; Curtis Wiebe – Rocket John; Aaron Zeghers – Chaos Theory.

Brent Braaten – Typewriter Oceanus; Shawn Fulton – Low Life; Jennifer Gennutt – Z Day; Eric Hill – Wind Up! Kyle Ketchemonia – Confidential; Terry Mialkowsky & Shannon Jardine – Belt Buckle/Quonset Hut; Dianne Ouellette – Bootalicious; robert.daniel.pytlyk. – Still Life; Jennifer Sparrowhawk – The Last Time I Saw You; Daniel Suchoboki – Singularity on top of a Duration.

February 18, 2011

"The Magus" review on Cineflyer

"Asmundson's use of editing as alchemy creates a stylized, hyper-kinetic, cinematic manifestation of the occult experience. This being said, the strength of the film does not lie in its glittery production values – the strength of the film ultimately lies in the atmosphere it creates and in its many possible interpretations."

Read the full review here: http://cineflyer.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/invoking-magical-resurrections-two-mystical-films-by-jaimz-asmundson/