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1939 ADDISON STREET . BERKELEY, CA 94704

510-843-3699 . MONDAY- FRIDAYS 10AM - 5:30PM . SAT.10AM - 2PM

IN BERKELEY'S DOWNTOWN ARTS DISTRICT - BART ACCESSIBLE - 1 BLOCK

email: maketv@aol.com

EBMC has been serving the East Bay and Bay Area communities for over 33 years by providing media services and training by its Emmy and Peabody Award winning producers.

EBMC is the home of one of northern California's largest independent video and film festivals, the BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL.

EBMC is dedicated to providing affordable access to technologies that enhance and empower independent producers and the community.

EBMC serves the Non Profit East Bay Community, UC Berkeley, Universities, Schools, Municipalities, Independent Producers, Students, Non Profit Organizations, Charities, Religious Organizations and other 501(c)3 Non Profits.

MAKE YOUR 2014 DONATION TODAY IN SUPPORT OF EBMC

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Dear Friend and Supporter of East Bay Media Center,  
                                      
Over the past 34 years, we have relied on your support through the services and events we provide. In 2013 EBMC successfully launched the concept of THE EAST BAY MEDIA CENTER PERFORMANCE SPACE. Your continued support by attending the upcoming events and your donations insure a most successful 2014-2015. Thank You for your Support.

Click on the above graphic for info on the Performance Space and upcoming calendar of events.

EBMC's Downtown Berkeley Arts District Performance Space in EBMC's facility at 1939 Addison Street, for the purpose of screening new works, selections from the Berkeley Video and Film Festivals, provide performance space to other groups, independent filmmakers, artists, musicians, comics, performance artists, producers and educators is now available for your project.

Contact us at: maketv@aol.com or (510) 843-3699 for rates and availability.

EBMC needs you to support this project in our Berkeley Downtown Arts District.

You can assist now by becoming a Student, Individual, Business, Sustaining and Lifetime Member of EBMC.

Sustaining Memberships are ongoing for a five year period and allow access to the facility,
free screenings at Berkeley Video and Film Festival, access to all events, screenings at EBMC,
substantially reduced rates for all EBMC services and project consultation. 

Lifetime Memberships allow access to the facility,
free screenings at Berkeley Video and Film Festival, access to all events, screenings at EBMC,
substantially reduced rates for all EBMC services, project consultation and Lifetime Donor Plaque at EBMC. 

Your donations are tax deductible, EBMC is a 501(c) 3 Non Profit Corporation in the State of California.
Student Member . $25. - Individual Member . $40. - Business Member . $125. - Sustaining Member . $500.
Lifetime Member . $1,000.

Please click the 'Donate' button link below to make your donation:

or send check donations to:
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Berkeley, CA 94704 or call: (510) 843-3699

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 30 - STUDENT FILM MARATHON

SELECTIONS FROM USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS – FIRST LOOK 2014
Student Filmmaker’s - Drama - 202 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7pm
Screening Twelve short Dramatic films from the FiRST Film, FiRST Look Festival 2014 bringing together the rich diversity, creativity, and talent from the USC student body across multiple disciplines and art forms in film, television, film production, animation, or interactive media. Screening of BA and MFA student works.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 31 - STUDENT FILM MARATHON

SELECTIONS FROM USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS – FIRST LOOK 2014
Student Filmmaker’s - Drama & Comedy - 148 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7pm
Screening 10 short Dramatic and Comedy films

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1 - STUDENT FILM MARATHON


Student Filmmaker’s - Documentary and Animation - 200 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 2:30pm
Screening short Documentary and Animation films

Intermission - 6pm

THE MAGIC SHOES - Sahand Nikoukar - Student Filmmaker’s, 19 minutes.
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7:00pm
After moving to Los Angeles in 1992, a nine-year-old Iranian boy wants to impress his new classmates with a pair of Air Jordan basketball shoes, thinking they will make him fly like Michael Jordan! The Magic Shoes is a USC Graduate Thesis film shot on Super 16mm film.

ARENA - Martin Rath - Short Feature, 23 minutes - Poland - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7:30pm A hitchhiker is taken in by a remote Polish mountain community. Tested by the hardened locals and the unforgiving harshness of his new environment he constitutes his presence in the mountains. But whom do we have to prove of what we’re made of?

Intermission - 8pm


RUNAWAY DAY - Dimitris Bavellas - Feature, 86 minutes - Greece - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 8:15pm
Independent film trying to depict the effect of crisis in modern-day Athens while paying at the same time homage to sci-fi B-movies

 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2

 

PRAYERS OF THE ANCIENT ONES – Barry Schieber, Guna Foundation - Documentary, 56 minutes
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - Screens at 2:30pm
The World Peace Ceremony, founded in 1989, an annual event that’s united the most ancient of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

THE INVISIBLE PEAK - Gary Yost - Documentary, 21 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space Screens at 4pm
The script, movingly narrated by Peter Coyote, provides both a historical and spiritual overview of place, and the long continuum of humans relating to and caring deeply for the peaks of Mt. Tamalpais.

BON IN DOLPO: Ancient Zhang Zhung Kingdom - Then And Now - Andrea Heckman - Documentary, 56 minutes Screens at EBMC Performance Space Screens at 4:30pm
Explores the story of ancient Zhang Zhung and Bön traditions that have persisted for centuries in Dolpo where ancient texts and practices have been preserved. Followers of Bön receive oral teachings and transmissions from teachers in a lineage unbroken from ancient times until the present day.

CULTURAL HERITAGE - A Village In The Clouds - Chan Wai - Radio Television Hong Kong - Documentary, 22 minutes
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 5:45pm
Jiuzhaigou Valley is located in Central China. Tibetan’s respect for nature is passed on generations by generations. They believe that there is a soul in every creation. It had used to be a place allowing the coexistence of human and nature.

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6

 

SMART CHIMP! – Marc Wilson - Animation, 6 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 6:30pm
Shows the struggles of Bobo, a research subject in a cognitive - enhancement experiment, to outwit the two human researchers keeping him caged.

MANUFACTURED MEMORIES - Neil Ira Needleman - Experimental, 5 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 6:40pm Our memories anchor us to essential parts of our identity. Without them, we are adrift. The narrator of this story is adrift in a place that is unfamiliar. Like me, he’s aware that he has memory issues. And, like me, he compensates by manufacturing “memories” to replace the ones he’s lost. Some of my manufactured memories appear in this video.

LOVE JANINE POMMY VEGA - Tom Knoff & Kurt Hemmer - Arts, 50 minutes
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7pm
A moving tribute to a female poet finding her voice among some of the most revered men of the counterculture.
BAWDY, The Movie – Larry Paros - Animation, 20 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 8:45pm
Sex… Easier done then said. See our sexual organs brought to life before our eyes. Watch them perform acts, which you’ve only dreamt about.

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7

 

FREEDOM – Neil Ira Needleman - Experimental, 5 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 6:35pm A subtle elegy to the excesses of capitalism. A delicate ode to overabundance. A sedate celebration of the moral imperative to buy. An understated tribute to those whose cups runneth over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.

COLUMBUS DAY – Scotty Cornfield - Comedy, 9 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 6:45pm
If you’re a con man, tourists are usually pretty easy targets Usually.

THE MAN TO CALL - Zachary T. Scott - Short Feature, 13 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7pm
When the cops bust the city’s biggest mob king Pin, they have to call an ex-cop (old school) who got kicked off the force for his brutal interrogation acts which consist of wet willys, Indian burns and many more. Will Donny be able to hold out? Watch to find out!

GLOBE TROT - Mitchell Rose - Experimental, 5 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7:15pm
An international crowd-sourced dance-film project, as filmmakers on all seven continents each shoot two seconds of dance by choreographer Bebe Miller.

BY CHANCE - Frieda De Lackner - Short Feature, 13 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7:30pm
Two People meet by chance in a museum and have an instant connection that could possibly change their lives.
THE AGE OF REASON - Philip Marlatt - Feature, 93 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 8:15pm
After his alcoholic father sabotages his chance at becoming a major league pitcher, Oz seeks a way out of the suburbs but he won’t leave his sister Kayli, and his best friend, Freddy, behind.

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8

 

INVINCIBLE CITY - David Finkelstein - Experimental, 21 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 3:30pm In a city of dead ideas, dry, brittle conversations, and trembling, crystallized buildings, two men seek the proper approach to take towards the end of the world. Should one sit back, writing notes in a crumbling notebook, or should one rush headlong into the flames.

MY HAPPY PLACE - Kit Young - Experimental, 9 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 3:55pm
This Video was a short in a video feedback environment I built. I also created the robotic devices used to manipulate the props and cameras. It Is part of my “Our Favorite Shows” video series which serves as an alternative to “normal” TV content.

DR. WEISSBERG AND THE MEANING OF LIFE - Mitchum Nathaniel Ray - Short Feature, 4 minutes
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 4:10pm
Window into the Professor’s subconscious darkens. The meaning of life is told.

YODELAY KILL YOU - Alfred Ham - Comedy, 8 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 4:15pm
The Frustration of living with a messy, careless, annoying roommate. How must they be handled?

HEAVENKID: TIME-SPACE DOOR – Meng-Ying Lin, Ping Tan - Animation, 12 minutes Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 4:25pm
ToTo and Ahya enter a Time-Space Door and forget who they are. HeavenKid rescues them from their fantasy world.
BALI BODY & SPIRIT - Henry Young - Documentary, 24 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 4:45pm

Intermission - 5:15pm

BUTTERFLY DREAMS - Venkat Kaishnan - Short Feature, 22 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 6pm A young child laborer in India sees a way to pursue her dream to learn to read and write when an educated man comes to her village.

Intermission - 6:30pm

LANGUAGE MATTERS with BOB HOLMAN - David Grubin - Documentary, 120 minutes
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7pm
Includes interviews with songmen, linguists, and poets, including songman Charlie Mangulda, the only living speaker of Amurdak, an Aboriginal language once common in Australia’s Northern Territory. The film also features original music and songs in Welsh, Hawaiian
and Aboriginal languages. When we lose a language, we lose a part of ourselves. Q&A follows with Bob Holman.

BERKELEY VIDEO and FILM FESTIVAL 2014 FESTIVAL WRAP EVENT at EBMC Performance Space - 9:30pm
Featuring The Peter Barshay Trio, Refreshments and more. Evening Tickets: $15.00 for Language Matters with Bob Holman film and event.

ADVANCE TIX ON SALE - CLICK ON 'DONATE'

TICKETS can be paid by clicking above PayPal link.

or at:

www.eastbaymediacenter.com

 

 

 

PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENED WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8 - 7PM
PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN JEKABSONT
PHOTOS FROM THE 1960'S
RECEPTION - LIVE MUSIC - REFRESHMENTS
EAST BAY MEDIA CENTER PERFORMANCE SPACE - 1939 ADDISON STREET
DOWNTOWN BERKELEY ARTS DISTRICT

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With the many requests EBMC has received to
Conduct Fall and Spring Teen Media Camps,
We’re launching our second Fall Teen Media Camp!

Every teen has numerous commitments during
the school year, sports, studies, and other outside
activities, to meet that need, EBMC will conduct an
Open Studio Media Lab on Saturdays, from 10 am
- 2 pm, and one ‘optional’ after school session,
per week, with online-email support.

EBMC can customize the schedule to accommodate
each teens schedule, we do recommend the interaction
with other students at the Open Studio Media Lab,
on Saturdays.

We will cover story boards, scripting, camera use,
editing, special effects, green screen, audio/soundtracks,
apps & online video, youtube, vimeo, vine and more

The Fee for the Fall Teen Media Camp is $399.

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Project currently seeking funding:

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DEMOLITION DERBY now in progress next door to EBMC.

Come see stoic old Berkeley crumble to smithereens.

75,000 pounds of Cat Bulldozer next door to East Bay Media Center July 2014

illustrates how not to be environmentally conscious - check out the link & video below:

http://www.berkeleycitizen.org/main.html

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SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2014 PICS

Summer Teen Media Campers group shot 2014 - pardon someones dust and noise?

Teen Media Campers gain HD Camera techniques from Camp Instructor Zack Scott

Julius Sanchez directs Media Campers Taylor and Angel in his mobile motion capture studio

Braelan Murray of The Greenlining Institute in Berkeley discusses

producing ecological Public Service Announcements at Summer Teen Media Camp 2014

Green screen productions in progress at Media Center's Summer Teen Media Camp 2014

DSLR & mobile devices incorporated in digital filmmaking at the Summer Teen Media Camp

Julius Sanchez, motion capture wizard discusses the 'art of motion' with Campers

Keep on Truckin' - Julius Sanchez's Mobile Motion Capture Studio

at the Summer Teen Media Camp 2014 - How cool is that?

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2014 UPCOMING EVENTS

CALL (510)843-3699

 

JULY 12 - 6:30pm EBMC Performance Space

Zachary T. Scott's latest short film is in the can and

the east bay premiere was SRO!

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Click BVFF banner to access BVFF website:

Click "CALL FOR ENTRIES" text graphic below for BVFF 2014 ENTRY FORM

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Dudes, The Camp was AWESOME!

19@ movies were produced over a 3 week period.

Great ideas!

SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2014

http://www.eastbaymediacenter.com/Summer Teen Media Camp 2014 Application.pdf

CLICK ON THE ABOVE SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2014 TEXT LINK & SIGN UP FOR SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP .

An exiting new addition to this summers camp is the inclusion of Motion Capture animation:


All Summer Teen Media Camp 2014 training is at East Bay Media Center in Berkeley's Downtown Arts District - 1939 Addison Street

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Projects Currently in production:

 

 

The Nanci Pecker Donation Video

 

Nanci Pecker

Use the PayPal Donate button to help fund Nanci's documentary

Please click on the link below for Nanci's Documentary description

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__________________________________________________________________ - APRIL Meet & Greet NIC SAUNDERS & CAST

SOLD OUT!! SRO!! THANK YOU BERKELEY!!

Actors Kasia Halpin, Philip Bulcock, Filmmaker Nic Saunders and EBMC's Mel Vapour

Adele and Jack Foley, the crowd

Mel Vapour and Michael McClure

Jack Foley ignites the audience with insights on Saunders' films

Nic Saunders, EBMC's Paul Kealoha & Mel Vapour

Interview with Jack Foley, Host of 'Cover to Cover'

and guest Mel Vapour of East Bay Media Center on KPFA-FM

April 16, 2014

 

 

Screening 3 short 'BEAT' Films inspired by: McCLURE-GINSBERG-BURROUGHS

'CURSES and SERMONS' . 'AT APPOLINAIRE'S GRAVE' . 'ONE NIGHT AT THE ARISTO'

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'CAMBODIAN SON' . SOLD OUT! SRO! THURSDAY NITE

Masa Sugano - filmmaker, thurs april 17 '14 at ebmc performance space

Masa provides in depth insights to the maing of his film...

 

View the trailer here:

http://cambodianson.com/

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ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

 

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Click on the above graphic for THE BOATHOUSE PROJECT description

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THANK YOU JOHNNY!

Click on the graphic above to link for tix purchases

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SPRING TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2014

FEBRUARY 22 - MAY 3, 2014

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SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2014

http://www.eastbaymediacenter.com/Summer Teen Media Camp 2014 Application.pdf

CLICK ON THE ABOVE SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2014 TEXT LINK & SIGN UP FOR SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP .

 

 

CLICK ON GRAPHIC ABOVE FOR THE BVFF 2013 SCREENING SCHEDULE

www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org

TICKETS PRICES

*UC BERKELEY CAL STUDENTS TAKE $1. OFF STUDENT PRICES

November 1st - General Admission: $10., Students, Elders: $6.

November 2nd - iBook Workshop: $10. all.

November 2nd - Afternoon Matinee Screenings: $6. all

November 2nd - Evening Screenings 5:25pm - General Admission: $10., Students, Elders: $6.

November 3rd - General Admission: $8., Students, Elders: $6.

USE PAYPAL FOR TIX: www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org

Click on Official Selections graphic to link to BVFF:

BVFF 2013 SCREENINGS

 

Friday Night November 1 at BVFF 2013. Zachary Scott receives the Reality Films Award

for Student Filmmaking, for his short film, 'We Need To Talk", an Epiphone electric guitar and DVD's.

 

Zachary Scott - 'We Need To Talk" , Mel Vapour and BVFF intern Olga ' Svetlana' Sanchez

'THE FIFTH HORSEMAN' Produced and Dircted by Kari Barber wins BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL 2013

BEST OF FESTIVAL . GRAND FESTIVAL AWARD for BEST STUDENT FILM - USC Cinematic Arts

Kari Barber - Producer and Director of 'The Fifth Horseman'

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Berkeley's News | The Daily Californian

Friday, November 8, 2013

USC student films featured in Berkeley Video and Film Festival

By | Staff

 

The Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2013 program’s weekend of 67 student films opened Friday in a night of excellent curatorial choices, pristine film innovation. The five-and-a-half hour program opened with three films submitted by students from unspecified schools and the remaining twelve films were created by students of the University of Southern California Film School. While a five-and-a-half hour marathon can be exhausting to sit through, the vast variation in cinematic quality, narrative innovation and subject matter within this program was enough to retain acute interest throughout the night.

The small East Bay Media Center welcomed the crowd of audience members to get comfortable with homemade enchiladas, cold lemonade and a warm, intimate theater before the program began. The first and third films, “Iris” and “Cuvee,” displayed strong cinematic qualities in writing, direction and lighting, but the high level of mastery over these points made the films’ weaker details increasingly prominent. For example, while “Iris,” a film about the risks of counterfeited identity in an enticing future world, had a captivating storyline and well-crafted lighting, the nonprofessional acting and editing were made exceedingly apparent.

However, the second film, Zachary Scott’s “We Need to Talk,” embraced the materials at its disposal to create a consistently successful product. A story of a man who unknowingly marries a professional assassin, “We Need to Talk” integrates intentionally campy effects — freeze-frames on individuals providing their descriptions as assassins — with strong acting talent, smooth editing and a succinct storyline that moved visually: The protagonist stumbles through his house, accidentally killing a number of assassins. The film was independently funded, and Scott used his low budget to his advantage. After the screening of his film, Scott received the Reality Films Award for his excellence in capturing a range of horror genres from zombie to teen scream to B-horror.

After the presentation of Scott’s award, the night’s curator, Mel Vapour, introduced the projects from the University of Southern California students with great admiration and excitement. With a wide variety of films, from documentaries about family myths and black culture in Los Angeles to narratives ranging from horror stories to historical epics to musicals to teen dramas, the USC selection was riveting. As Vapour explained, he selected USC films specifically because he considers their program to be the world’s center for professional film training; Friday’s films held up to this standard. The lighting, staging, framing and overall aesthetic  of each film were pristine, the storylines were fascinating and the the acting and editing in each film were executed at a professional Hollywood level.

While the success of these USC films attest to the dedication, skill and talent of each filmmaker as well as to the quality of the school and training they receive, it is important to note that the the substantial amount of funding allotted to these films provided access to resources — on-location shooting, professional editing and shooting equipment, etc.—  that contributed to their polished Hollywood quality.

While each USC film glowed with professionalism, one in particular that stood out was Gil Marsden’s “Bluebird Street,” about a community of women who are taught to live “perfect” ’50s housewife-style lives — but devoid of men. What was so impressive about this film was its modern use of the musical genre, which is generally absent from today’s screens except in recycled Broadway productions. Its songs complement the quaint tone of the film’s environment and introduce the story’s turn from peaceful to horrific as a man is abducted for trying to court one of the women. While each film at this festival was beautifully executed, this revitalization of a medium unseen on American screens today — the movie-musical — was especially compelling.

The student films screened through the Berkeley Video and Film Festival were professionally constructed and well selected.

It was a night of incredible filmmaking.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 - *SOLD OUT*

The Party in Taylor Mead’s Kitchen – Jeffrey Wengrofsky
Documentary, 10 minutes
Screens at 7:15pm

One Night at The Aristo – Nic Saunders – U.S. Premiere
Experimental, 24 minutes
Screens at 7:30pm

Intermission

Abstract Alchemist of Flesh – Colin Still – U.S. Premiere
Arts, 55 minutes
Screens at 8:10pm

Intermission

Moment of the Making – Jesse Block
Arts, 4 minutes
Screens at 9:20pm

Below:

Michael McClure accepts Grand Festival Awards for Colin Still's 'Abstract Alchemist of Flesh' and Nic Saunder's 'One Night at the Aristo', Friday, October 25th at the BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL 2013 at East Bay Media Center - Berkeley

Photo: Jacob G. Pics from Friday Night:

https://picasaweb.google.com/102823651275162242877/BVFF2013Friday1025#slideshow/5939841439265815426

Review of 'ABSTRACT ALCHEMIST OF FLESH' in Daily Cal by Cara Cerino

http://www.dailycal.org/2013/10/27/abstract-alchemist-flesh-offbeat-look-beat-writer/

Michael McClure at S.F. County Zoo circa 1964-ish. Frame from Abstract Alchemist of Flesh

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th


The Ghosts of Jeju – Regis Tremblay – Pax Tibi Productions
Documentary, 80 minutes
Screens at 4:00pm

Epistolary Fusillades – David Finkelstein
Experimental, 18 minutes
Screens at 5:30pm

The Storm– Charles Denson
Documentary, 20 minutes
Screens at 5:50pm

EVENING SCREENINGS

The Joke That Is My Life – Neil Ira Needleman
Comedy, 11 minutes
Screens at 7:15pm

Revolution – Produced and directed by Rob Stewart
Documentary, 85 minutes
Screens at 7:30pm

Intermission

The Terence McKenna Experience:

Where The Only Laws Are Laws of The Human Imagination – Ken Adams
Experimental, 68 minutes
Screens at 9:15pm

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27th


The Healthiest Man on Earth – Gary Turchin
Arts, 26 minutes
Screens at 3:00pm

Her Mother’s Love – Sage Drake
Short Feature, 9 minutes
Screens at 3:30pm

Summer Teen Media Camp 2013
Teen Videos, 45 minutes
Screens at 3:45pm

Fire Ruin Renewal– Margaretta K. Mitchell
Documentary, 23 minutes
Screens at 4:30pm

Budapest: An American Quest – Lynn Schneider
Ethnographic, 28 minutes
Screens at 5:00pm, Q&A to follow

15 min Intermission

A Charming & Quaint Tale of Brutal Revenge – Neil Ira Needleman
Short Feature, 8 minutes
Screens at 6:00pm

Border Woman/ Mujer Frontera – Adrian Arias
Experimental, 4 minutes
Screens at 6:10pm

Machete Maidens Unleashed! – Veronica Fury and Mark Hartley
Documentary, 84 minutes
Screens at 6:20pm
Wear a Halloween mask-costume and get half off your ticket.

15 min Intermission

The Substance – Albert Hofmann’s LSD – Martin Witz
Documentary, 90 minutes
Screens at 8:00pm

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st
Student Films Marathon

Iris – Justin S. Lee
Student Filmmaker, 6 minutes
Screens at 5:45pm

We Need To Talk – Zachary T. Scott
Student Filmmaker, 15 minutes
Screens at 6:00pm

Cuvée – Shareef Salaam
Student Filmmaker, 16 minutes
Screens at 6:20pm

The Fifth Horseman – Kari Barber
Narrative, USC Student Film, 30 minutes
Screens at 6:40pm

The Case of the Missing Garden Gnome – Alberto Belli
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 7:10pm

Mein Schloss – Amy Adler
Documentary, USC Student Film, 26 minutes
Screens at 7:30pm

15 min Intermission

Haven’s Point – Anna Elizabeth James
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 8:15pm

Bluebird Street – Gil Marsden
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 8:30pm

The Most Girl Part of You – Mark Cummins
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 8:45pm

Of Sand and Sea – Erik Howell
Narrative, USC Student Film, 19 minutes
Screens at 9:05pm

How to Change the World – Yili Li
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 9:25pm

15 min Intermission

Shaya – Amir Noorani
Narrative, USC Student Film, 19 minutes
Screens at 10:00pm

Beyond the Echo of the Drum – Lori Webster
Documentary, USC Student Film, 20 minutes
Screens at 10:20pm

Genderfreak – Rebecca Louisell
Narrative, USC Student Film, 19 minutes
Screens at 10:40pm

If Attacked – Ian Becker
Narrative, USC Student Film, 17 minutes
Screens at 11:00pm

Waking up – Yuta Okamura
Narrative, USC Student Film, 11 minutes
Screens at 11:20pm

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd
iBook Seminar and Student Films Marathon

iBook Workshop for the Independent Producer with Ken Adams
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Film and media artist Ken Adams will offer an introduction to Apple's iBook as a medium for artists. 

His presentation will draw on his current authoring projects, including: Blue Rumi, Billy the Kid,

and The Terence McKenna Experience.

Hands-on workshop with filmmaker and graphic designer Ken Adams of Austin, Texas.
Starts at 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Q&A with Ken Adams to follow.$10. or pay what you can...

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Intro Animation – Einar Baldvin
USC Student Film, 32 seconds
Screens at 3:30pm

Mr. Blue Sky – Einar Baldvin, Sullivan Brown, Robert Calcagno, Lisa Chung, Miguel Jiron, Amy Lee Ketchum
 USC Student Film, 4 minutes
Screens at 3:31pm

The Collector’s Gift – Ryan Kravetz
USC Student Film, 9 minutes
Screens at 3:35pm

Shadow Factory – Yizhou Li
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 3:44pm

<file not found> – Maria Sequeira
USC Student Film, 5 minutes
Screens at 3:46pm

Badbloom, FL – Ryan Gillis
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 3:51pm

The High Five Apprentice – Tom Kanter
USC Student Film, 8 minutes
Screens at 3:53pm

Register Rap! – Joshua Weisbrod
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 4:00pm

Gecko’s Gamble – Matthew Steidl
USC Student Film, 5 minutes
Screens at 4:02pm

Geometry – Simo Liu
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 4:07pm

Bob Hope – Careen Ingle
USC Student Film, 8 minutes
Screens at 4:09pm

Shape Dance – Lou Morton and Amy Lee Ketchum
USC Student Film, 3 minutes
Screens at 4:17pm

Tailypo – LaMar Ford
USC Student Film, 4 minutes
Screens at 4:20pm

Platter – Lou Morton
USC Student Film, 1 minute
Screens at 4:24pm

The Sixth Stage – Jordan Prieto
USC Student Film, 3 minutes
Screens at 4:25pm

Sad John – Junjie Zhang
USC Student Film, 3 minutes
Screens at 4:28pm

Spotlight – Simon Wilches-Castro
USC Student Film, 3 minutes
Screens at 4:31pm

Tomato Adventure – ShihChieh Chiu
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 4:34pm

Hu’s Game – Seong Young Kim
USC Student Film, 8 minutes
Screens at 4:36pm

Earth Brain Wrinkle – Dustin Reno
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 4:44pm

The Shopgirl – Diana Ling
USC Student Film, 4 minutes
Screens at 4:46pm

Baboon – Einar Baldvin
USC Student Film, 3 minutes
Screens at 4:50pm

Ladies Knight – Joseph Rothenberg
USC Student Film, 9 minutes
Screens at 4:53pm

A Few Words In Favor of God – Neil Ira Needleman
Short Feature, 4 minutes
Screens at 5:10pm

10 min Intermission

Mysteries of the Human Voice – Veronica Fury, Bettina Dalton and Stefan
Documentary, 50 minutes
Screens at 5:25pm, Q&A with Dr. Krzysztof Izdebski

15 min Intermission

Gyre – Lindsay Morrison
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 7:00pm

Eddie Puzynski – Jeremy Michael Cohen
Narrative, USC Student Film, 17 minutes
Screens at 7:20pm

Willowbrook – Ross Cohen
Narrative, USC Student Film, 16 minutes
Screens at 7:40pm

Paulie – Andrew Nackman
Narrative, USC Student Film, 11 minutes
Screens at 8:00pm

Canto de Familia – Lindsey Villarreal
Documentary, USC Student Film, 19 minutes
Screens at 8:15pm

In Brotherhood – Nabila Lester (Act I), Stephen Parsey (Act II), Devin Law (Act III)
TV Pilot, USC Student Film, 43 minutes
Screens at 8:35pm

15 min Intermission

Exedia Nation – Tyrell Lloyd
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 9:35pm

Tina for President – Carmen Emmi
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 9:55pm

An Early Summer – Lu Lu
Narrative, USC Student Film, 17 minutes
Screens at 10:10pm

Bingo Night – Conor Fetting-Smith
Documentary, USC Student Film, 22 minutes
Screens at 10:30pm

10 min Intermission

Elie’s Overcoat – Erik Howell
Narrative, USC Student Film, 15 minutes
Screens at 11:05pm

Traffic Cone – Victor Ridaura
Narrative, USC Student Film, 8 minutes
Screens at 11:20pm

Psychosis – Ian Christian Blanche
Narrative, USC Student Film, 15 minutes
Screens at 11:30pm

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd
Student Films Marathon

The Unknown Craftsman – Rachel Zurcher
Young Producer, 5 minutes
Screens at 4:15pm

America – Sophie Le Neveu
Young Producer, 4 minutes
Screens at 4:25pm

The People of People’s Park – Madeleine C. Shiber
Young Producer, 8 minutes
Screens at 4:35pm

15 min Intermission

Deja-Vous – Christabel Savalas
Short Feature, 7 minutes
Screens at 5:00pm

Between Brothers – Erik Douglas
Narrative, USC Student Film, 16 minutes
Screens at 5:15pm

Josephine and the Roach – Jonathan Langager
Narrative, USC Student Film, 15 minutes
Screens at 5:35pm

A Second Chance – David Aristizabal
Documentary, USC Student Film, 23 minutes
Screens at 5:50pm

All the Splendour of the Years – Charlene Wang
Narrative, USC Student Film, 20 minutes
Screens at 6:15pm

15 min Intermission

Jody’s Bra – Janine Sides
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 6:50pm

Found – Anthony Bushman
Narrative, USC Student Film, 19 minutes
Screens at 7:05pm

Lost Dog – Vanessa Pantley
Narrative, USC Student Film, 12 minutes
Screens at 7:25pm

The Chemist – Jeff Toye
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 7:40pm

The Grift – Kelly Nygaard
Narrative, USC Student Film, 9 minutes
Screens at 7:55pm

15 min Intermission

Stepping Out? – Yaminah McKessey
Documentary, USC Student Film, 22 minutes
Screens at 8:20pm

unSETTLED – Joselito Seldera
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 8:45pm

Penny Arcade – Karl Stieg
Narrative, USC Student Film, 12 minutes
Screens at 9:05pm

This Time Tomorrow – Lucy Marie Eagleson
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 9:20pm

Delikadesa – Lea W. Dizon
Narrative, USC Student Film, 16 minutes
Screens at 9:35pm

Midnight – Talia Lidia
Narrative, USC Student Film, 12 minutes
Screens at 9:55pm

OFFICIAL BVFF SPONSOR


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FALL TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2013

SEPTEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 30 , 2013

With the many requests EBMC has received to
Conduct Fall and Spring Teen Media Camps,
We’re launching our first Fall Teen Media Camp!

Every teen has numerous commitments during
the school year, sports, studies, and other outside
activities, to meet that need, EBMC will conduct an
Open Studio Media Lab on Saturdays, from 10 am
- 2 pm, and one ‘optional’ after school session,
per week, with online-email support.

EBMC can customize the schedule to accommodate
each teens schedule, we do recommend the interaction
with other students at the Open Studio Media Lab,
on Saturdays.

We will cover story boards, scripting, camera use,
editing, special effects, green screen, audio/soundtracks,
apps & online video, youtube, vimeo, vine and more

The Fee for the Fall Teen Media Camp is $399.

2013 Fall Media Camp Application Form

*open the above link>save the above .pdf file to your desktop,

click on 'tools' >add text> fill out form> save + email back to EBMC

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OCTOBER USED EQUIPMENT SALE - CALL 510-843-3699

CHRISTIE LARGE VENUE PROJECTOR FOR SALE

SONY DSR-300 - DVCAM CAMCORDER

SONY DXC-D30 -With BetaCamSP dockable deck

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SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2013 IS A WRAP!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmD6mkbQX70&feature=youtu.be

SUMMER TEEN CAMPERS INTERACTIVE YOUTUBE VID. WAY COOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZTLj4IBL54

 

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MAJOR REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENTS SURROUND

EAST BAY MEDIA CENTER

Six story development by Avi Nevo directly adjacent to EBMC (west),

1931-35 Addison, formerly Frank's Auto Glass, approved by ZAB and

City Planning Department in June!

 

7 story 'StoneFire' development by William F Schrader Jr directly adjacent to EBMC (north),

University & Milvia:

 

5 story Tioga Building . 2020 Milvia, (formerly Vista College) currently being renovated,

remodeled, seismic retrofited; directly adjacent to EBMC (east), Addison and Milvia:

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CLICK THE ABOVE LINK FOR ORDER INFO.

ANDREW YOUNG ( right ), former Ambassador to the United Nations,

former Mayor of Atlanta and civil rights pioneer, accepts the Grand Festival Award

for his documentary "CHANGE IN THE WIND", from BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL'S

WIL HUBERT ( left ) in Atlanta, Georgia, April 8, 2013

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DVD DUPLICATION - TAKE 10% OFF RATES IN AUGUST

click above for rates

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THIS WEEKENDS SCREENINGS AT EBMC SEE ABOVE

1939 Addison Street . Downtown Berkeley Arts District

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and

WELCOMES OUR NEW SPONSOR REALITY FILMS

One of the 2013 BVFF Awards from REALITY FILMS

will be an Epiphone Guitar - Rock On!!!!!

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Click on the above graphic to be redirected to Teen Media Camps 2013-14

Instructors, docents, contact EBMC.

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THANKS BERKELEY FOR ANOTHER SELLOUT SCREENING!

Thanks Johnny for a Great Sold out Show!

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Click graphic below to see Official Selections and Screening Schedule:

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SPRING TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2014

FEBRUARY 22 - MAY 3, 2014

SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2014

http://www.eastbaymediacenter.com/Summer Teen Media Camp 2014 Application.pdf

CLICK ON THE ABOVE SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2014 TEXT LINK & SIGN UP FOR SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP .

Watch 2012 summer teen vids on youtube

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Link to BVFF 2011 by clicking on above graphic

http://www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org/BVFF2011Selections.html

Click above graphic for link

email or call for scheduling a Final Cut Workshop

Click on Above Graphic for info and pricing

DVD / CD IN-HOUSE DISC PRINTING + DUPLICATION

Fast turnaround - same day service on some projects

 

High Definition Canon Professional Camcorders XH-A1

Need 2 for a matched Hi Def shoot? 2 cam packages available.

See Equipment Rentals

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PROJECTS CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION

 

'In and Behind the Chair'

A documentary by Nanci Pecker

When Nanci Pecker dreamed of becoming a hair stylist, she had a perfect, ordered image in her mind: the cool, impossibly chic professionals who worked in the Vidal Sassoon salon in Manhattan in the 1970s. She’d visited there as a child. She’d watched them in awe.
They were sculptors and artists, these women. And they were mute and fixed as surgeons as they worked their precision and magic on the heads of their clientele.
 But after her first real day on the job as a stylist, her bosses took her aside and told her one thing: you have to open your mouth, NanciYou can’t just cut their hair. 

You need to have conversations with these people. So the next day, Nanci opened her mouth. And she found that when she talked, her clients divulged all sorts of things. Private things. Odd and revelatory things. Painful things. And sometimes just plain hilarious things.
This sort of talk, this dialogue, really, was far from the ideal of silent artisanship that she’d imagined for herself as a young woman watching the Vidal Sassoon stylists.
Some people might just come for the haircut, but what happens in that chair, between stylist and client, is often more complex and layered than many people who walk into a salon are even aware. 
After doing this work for several years, Nanci decided she wanted to make a film that would capture this intense, and strange little world where people sit a chair and look straight into a mirror, and stories of their life spill out.  So she filmed eight clients over a period of a year and a half, every six weeks.
They came for her amazing haircuts. And they came for the talk. Norine and Jeremy. Rebecca and Jessica. Phyliss and Ashley and Lee and Eugene. Their stories come alive in hundreds of hours of digital tapes.

And along the way, we learn Nanci’s own story.

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Winner of the Grand Festival Award - Trailer - Current Projects.

20th Berkeley Video & Film Festival 2011 - October 1, 2011

 

“The Last Mambo” explores the  world of Salsa/Latin Jazz in the San Francisco Bay area from diverse perspectives of dancers, DJs and musicians.  The film discusses how  the  dance aesthetic, musical presentation and cultural context have changed in the wake of  Afrocuban music’s growing  popularity and commercialization.  “The Last Mambo”, punctuated with  interviews, photographs and concert footage captures the spirit of Salsa/Latin Jazz, celebrates its rich cultural heritage and  debates the nature of its future.

Rita Hargrave – Director - Producer. Paul Kealoha Blake - Videographer / Editor
Rita is dancer, dancer, teacher and dance historian and geriatric psychiatrist.  She is the founder of www.salsaroots.com,  Bay Area based website devoted to the Afro-Cuban, Afro-Puerto Rican and African American roots of salsa dancing.
This is her first documentary.

The KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN for "THE LAST MAMBO" was a total success and funded!! THANK YOU !

Dear Friends of  East Bay Media Center
 
We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Rita Hargrave in the making of "The Last Mambo," a soon to be released documentary about the past, present and future of the Salsa/Latin Jazz community in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
"The Last Mambo" is being produced by East Bay Media Center; also the Fiscal Agent for the project. All equipment, editing, lighting, production and post production is being executed by East Bay Media Center and its facilities under the direction of Paul Kealoha Blake.  Mr.Blake is providing all videographic and editing services.
 
 
Thanks for your Support!

LET'S SUPPORT THIS DOCUMENTARY TODAY...

www.thelastmambo.com

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SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP 2014

The perfect gift for your Teen!

SIGN UP FOR SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMP BY DECEMBER 1 - TAKE 5% OFF REGISTRATION FEE!

(click here for info):

JULY 8 - 26, 2013

FOLLOW THE SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMPS ON FACEBOOK:

FOLLOW THE SUMMER TEEN MEDIA CAMPS ON YOUTUBE:

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Bad Karma troubling your film project? You may need the Karma Repair Kit

available at East Bay Media Center - $9. order online with PayPal

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The Documentary Filmmakers Course

These weekend workshops are packed with everything a filmmaker needs to know in order to make a documentary film and get their message to the masses. Topics include creating a great story, how to get funding (with guest speakers from top Californian grant organizations), production and post-production workflows and how to sell and distribute your film.  Includes a workshop where you can pitch your project and get specialized advice. At the end of this session, we assure you that you will know exactly what to do next with your project.  

Our 2 DAY SEMINAR provides you with an interactive, relaxed environment that encourages you to reach your goals. Through practical tips, hands on experience with filmmaking gear and video examples, you will feel empowered and confident that you can go out the next day and get started on your project. And don't think that after the seminar is over that you are on your own. Instructor Andrew Zinnes is available for quick, one off email questions and hour long consult session long after the event is over to refresh your memory, give advice, and help guide you through your process. 

After all, what we want you to do is have an idea, grab a camera and make a doc. And if you aren't completely satisfied we will return your money. No strings attached. 

http://www.filmmakerjunction.com/events/documentary-workshop/ or at East Bay Media Center

Interview with Andrew Zinnes Screen Play Analyst

http://www.examiner.com/art-world-in-san-francisco/screenplay-analyst-andrew-zinner-comming-to-the-east-bay-media-center-review

by Jason-Louise Graham

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The Audience Favorite and Grand Festival Award in Ethnographic Documentary

Berkeley Video & Film Festival. The penultimate film on hoarding, by R.G.Shalhoub.

DVD's - $19.95 + shipping.

An EBMC Production, Directed by EBMC's Paul Kealoha Blake:

Click on Cover Art for Link to NCCD.

Now in a 5 Language DVD!

Produced for the Center on Culture, Immigration,

and Youth Violence Prevention

c/o National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

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ALLEN WILLIS . 1916 - 2011

HIS LAST INTERVIEW: ON BARACK OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY

LINK HERE

Own this important speech by the 20th centuries greatest American Statesman.

School, Church and University quantity Discounts available. DVD $50.00- Call ( 510 ) 843-3699

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THANK YOU BERKELEY & FRIENDS OF STUDENT FILMMAKER ZACK SCOTT!

THE 'INDIEGOGO' FILM FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN WAS A SUCCESS:

TOTAL GOAL AMOUNT OF $7,000. WAS SURPASSED! $7,390. WAS RAISED!!!!!

Short Summary

My name is Zachary T. Scott. I found my love for filmmaking before I entered high school at the East Bay Media Center in Berkeley, Califorina. Since that time, I have worked on and made several projects, one of which won a "Young Producer" award at the Berkeley Video Film Festival, titled "Jeff Higgins: Dead Blood." That short is avaliable to watch on youtube and it was shot on a Sony Handy Cam with just my allowance money! I am currently attending Sedona Film School in Sedona, AZ.

We Need To Talk is my school thesis film. At the core, this film it is about new love and what one man will go through to see his loved one again. The film will be full of stylized violence and action paying tribute to filmmakers such as Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. We Need To Talk will be my calling card after I graduate to get jobs in the film industry. 

All money raised for this project will go to props, special effects, equipment, locations, travel expenses and lodging/meals for cast and crew. Any contributions will help tremendously!

Other Ways You Can Help

No money, no problem! Being able to contribute meals or locations as well as experience with special effects is very important! Thank you for your time and consideration!

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INTERview with Edward Frenkel: as the Tragic and Possessed Lover

rby Jason-Louise Graham - Berkeley Art World Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/art-world-in-san-francisco/rites-of-love-and-math-shattuck-cinemas-december-1-review

The true language of love?

It’s math, says Berkeley professor Edward Frenkel, whose steamy new film touches a nerve:

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2010/11/30_rites.shtml

http://www.sfbg.com/sexsf/2010/12/01/rites-nude-math-professors-and-berkeley

http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2010/11/review-rites-of-love-and-math.php

http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=3318#comments


Overheard at the screening:

"If someone dropped a bomb on tonights screening, the top mathematicians in the U.S.
would be wiped out!"

"I had no idea it was still possible to stir up controversy in the Bay area with art involving

transgressive sex, and would never have thought that using research mathematics was the way to do it."

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