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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
12:22 pm
[dancing_nerd]
Sushi-lover moved away from sea in error...
Does anyone know where I could buy sashimi-grade fish in Lincoln, Nebraska?

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005
11:56 pm
[racehorserock]
Best of Winter is calling it quits after three years together.
...but not without a few last shows! BOW will be playing old material, giving away merchandise, and playing with their old members. Don't miss these shows!

Oct 12. @ Culver Stockton College [Canton, MO]
FREE show! starts at 7:00
opener tba

Dec 17. @ Turner Hall [Quincy, IL]
$5 starts at 6:30
w/ The Forecast [Victory Records] and Harrison [ex-JACK]
Friday, July 8th, 2005
5:59 pm
[ambersaigh]
|!| Jasper and Babe Need Your Help |!|

Hello,

     I'm posting here because there is a pair of boxers that really needs your help this weekend.  Jasper and Babe were dropped off at a vet clinic in Topeka, KS for boarding for two weeks in February; however, their owners never came back to get them.  Instead of euthanizing them or turning them in to the local kill shelter, the vet decided to continue to board them at his own expense in hopes that he could find a place for them to go.  A local rescue had been in negotiations, but then suddenly backed out; left high and dry, the vet sought the help of a few clients that worked in rescue, and through much cross posting and many phone calls another rescue was found in Prague, OK.  I'm not asking for donations, and I'm not asking for someone to adopt them (although that is certainly an option once they've been evaluated in rescue); they have a place to go, they just need to get there.  Can you help them?  Now traveling the states of Kansas and Oklahoma.

If they do not make it to rescue this Sunday (July 10), they will be put to sleep or dropped off at the local shelter where they are as good as dead (87% euthanasia rate).  This is their last chance.

More details here:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/driveforlife/466978.html
(Please feel free to comment here or there with any questions you may have)
(Please cross post)

Thank you
- Saigh

Friday, June 24th, 2005
12:02 pm
[addie_ofi]
Registration now open for the Oklahoma Film Institute
The Oklahoma Film Institute at Oklahoma City Community College is an exciting, intensive three-week program comprised of one-week sessions of workshops each focusing on various techniques, methods and tricks of the three basic filmmaking processes: Pre-production, Production and Post-production.

Here’s a chance for anyone, from interested movie-goer to serious film student, to learn directly from some of the best in Hollywood. The intensive three-week summer program is approachable enough for those with little or no filmmaking background, yet informative enough to attract those already studying or working in the industry.

Each OFI participant will be able to try their hand at a variety of real film jobs including direction, camera, sound, production, lighting, grip operations and of course, editing on one of the professional AVID non-linear editing systems in the largest AVID editing facility in the mid-continent.

Among those scheduled to instruct at the institute this summer are Kini Kay (post-production sound for “Boogie Nights,” “Don Juan DeMarco”) Gray Frederickson (produced Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now," "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part 2,") and Craig Stearns (production designer for several Stephen King projects.)

Registration for the 2005 Oklahoma Film Institute has already begun.

Workshop Dates:
Week One: Pre-production: July 11-15
Week Two: Production: July 18 - 22
Week Three: Post-production: July 25 - 29

Want to know more? See our Flyer.

Please visit the Oklahoma Film Institute website.
Tuesday, June 21st, 2005
1:38 am
[racehorserock]
Best of Winter is playing tomorrow in Fairdale, Kentucky at the Bull Dog. 


The Bulldog [10619 West Manslick Rd.]
Doors @ 6:00, $5
w/ The Weaks Notice

The rest of BOW's tour, read behind the cut.  BOW is from Illinois and trying to make their way through the US.  They'll be on tour all summer including a stint through the midwest with Maryland's As Seasons Fall.
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For more info, please visit www.racehorserock.comb>
Thursday, May 19th, 2005
7:07 pm
[asfonthestreets]
Hi, As Seasons Fall is trying to book a tour through part of the US and would like to play shows in Indiana and Ohio on July 31 and August 1. They need help from local bands and people who book so they can play :)
ASF is a rock band from the east coast (but I'm going along too, and I love Indiana and local music). You can check them out at...

www.asfrock.com
http://www.purevolume.com/asseasonsfall
myspace.com/asseasonsfall
If you like the music feel free to join the street team ;)

If you can help in ANY WAY AT ALL please e-mail or Instant Message Neal at drawkwa22@aol.com If he's "away" he'll get back right away, I promise!

Thanks!
Katherine
(friend, streetteam leader)

p/s this has sadly been xposted. i apologize in advance for any inconvenience
Wednesday, May 11th, 2005
10:42 pm
[fuzzyoctober]
Can anyone give a recommendation for good places to camp in southeast MO or IL?
Thursday, March 10th, 2005
10:46 am
[cj_ofi]
Screenplay Competition
The Oklahoma Film Institute at Oklahoma City Community College announces the Call for Entries for its annual screenplay competition. The deadline is March 30, 2005. The winning author receives a $250 prize.

The purpose of the competition is to find a script to use during the 3-week summer filmmaking workshop. Scenes from the winning screenplay will be selected to form the shooting script for the Institute participants.

“We’re looking for original, feature-length, contemporary, character-driven scripts. Basically, we’re looking for something we can produce during the three weeks next summer,” said Rick Allen Lippert, OFI Director.

Entries need to be written in accepted screenplay format. Other requirements for submission include a completed entry form, a $20 fee, a one-page synopsis of the story, and a one-page description of characters

Please visit the Oklahoma Film Institute website for more details.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
4:50 pm
[elyzabethe]

Auditions for "Hollywoodland," part of 2005 Columbus Fringe Festival, THIS SUNDAY, 2/27, anytime b/w 3-7 p.m. at the Milo Arts Building, 671 E. Third Avenue. 5 males & 4 females needed! Tech people also needed.

Visit http://www.miscreantproductions.com or email info@miscreantproductions.com for more info.

Hope to see you there!

(x-posted)

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005
12:42 pm
[elyzabethe]

A Community for Ohio-Area theater and film artists

This community is to be used as a resource for theater & film artists in the Ohio area.

We welcome theater & film artists of all kinds: actors, writers, directors, designers, etc.

We also welcome artists from other mediums (visual artists, dancers, etc.) and people with services to offer Ohio-area theater artists (headshots, classes, etc.).

This site should be used to express need for help with projects you are working on (you need a stage manager, you're holding audtions, etc). It can also be used to post information about auditions/calls for submissions/opportunities in the Ohio area, or to inform others about upcoming theater/film/art events.

Many people would say it's silly or stupid to try and create theater and film in a place like Ohio.  But maybe you're too young to leave this place, or maybe you're too old to leave this place.  Maybe you're going to school here.  Maybe you have a regular, full-time job but still want to pursue theater as a part-time passion.  Maybe you just graduated from theater school and you're sticking around your home area for a few years to save money/build your resume before moving to a big city.  Or maybe you've just decided that you don't want to be one of the 2 billion masses washing up on NY or LA's shores saying "Look at me, I'm an actor/writer/director!" and you've decided that the place doesn't matter and you're going to create awesome theater and film right where you are, dammit.....

Either way.  Join ohiotheater .  Get word out about your stuff.  Get word from others.  Let's help each other out!

Sunday, November 14th, 2004
9:12 pm
[hungariangabbie]
Wednesday, August 11th, 2004
1:16 pm
[cj_ofi]
Oklahoma Film Institute Week 2 Journal
Here's a participant's journal about his experiences in Week 2 of the 2004 Oklahoma Film Institute.

Journal of a Production-Week participantCollapse )

The Oklahoma Film Institute is over for 2004, but it'll be back for the summer of 2005!
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004
10:40 am
[cj_ofi]
Oscar-Winning Producer to Chat with Aspiring Filmmakers
PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2004

CONTACT:
Rick Allen Lippert
405.682.7847
ofi@okccc.edu


Oscar-Winning Producer to Chat with Aspiring Filmmakers


Producer Gray Frederickson, who won an Academy Award for his work on “The Godfather: Part II,” will take part in a live online chat this weekend, at StudentFilms.com, as part of a promotion for the Oklahoma Film Institute.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for anyone interested in filmmaking to ask questions and learn,” says Rick Allen Lippert, director of OFI. “The public rarely gets a chance to interact with a Hollywood legend of this caliber, and we at the Oklahoma Film Institute understand how profoundly an expert’s guidance can inspire a beginning filmmaker. That’s the precise reason we founded our program of hands-on filmmaking workshops, all of them taught by working industry professionals.”

Frederickson will be among the expert instructors for this summer’s OFI workshops, which run July 12 through July 30. Participants will plan and shoot selected scenes from an award-winning screenplay, then edit the footage to create their own movie trailers. Enrollment is still open, says Lippert.

The StudentFilms.com chat with Gray Frederickson is scheduled for Sunday, June 27, at 7:30pm CST. The event is free and open to the public, but participants must register at the site.

For more information about the Oklahoma Film Institute, visit www.okccc.edu/ofi or call 405-682-7847. For more information about the online chat event, please visit www.StudentFilms.com.
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004
1:47 pm
[cj_ofi]
Award-Winning Cinematographer to Instruct at Institute
PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2004

CONTACT:
Rick Allen Lippert
405.682.7847
ofi@okccc.edu


Award-Winning Cinematographer to Instruct at Institute


When Jaws was coming, you could tell by the music. When the cinematographer of “Jaws” is coming, you have to hear it from Rick Allen Lippert, director of the Oklahoma Film Institute.

“Cue the Jaws theme music,” says Lippert. “Cinematographer Bill Butler will arrive in Oklahoma City July 19, to teach in OFI's hands-on filmmaking production program.”

In addition to “Jaws,” Bill Butler has been the cinematographer on “Grease,” “Biloxi Blues,” and the “Rocky” sequels. He was nominated for an academy-award for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” has won two Emmys, and is the recipient of the American Society of Cinematographers’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.

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The first week of the OFI program begins July 12, with a week of pre-production. The production week begins July 19, and the week of editing begins July 26. Participants may enroll in any one, any two or all three weeks. Enrollment is still open, Kiersch says.

For more information about the 2004 Oklahoma Film Institute, call 405-682-7847 or visit www.okccc.edu/ofi. For more information about the online chat, visit www.StudentFilms.com.
Tuesday, June 15th, 2004
5:51 pm
[cj_ofi]
Film Institute Announces New Scholarship Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2004

CONTACT:
Rick Allen Lippert
405.682.7847
ofi@okccc.edu

Film Institute Announces New Scholarship Program


The Oklahoma Film Institute, in conjunction with StudentFilms.com, announces a nationwide short script competition to introduce the Institute to a national audience. The winner will receive an Institute scholarship valued at $1500.

"We at the Institute are constantly amazed and inspired by what student filmmakers come up with," said OFI director Rick Allen Lippert. "If we can give one aspiring filmmaker a head-start toward a successful movie career, our investment in the scholarship prize will be well-spent."

Scripts should be no more than 20 pages in length and must be submitted through StudentFilms.com. The deadline is Wednesday, June 30. Further details are posted on the StudentFilms.com website. The winner of the OFI scholarship will be announced July 5.

Institute instructors, all of them working professionals in the film industry, will judge the submitted scripts. One winner will receive a scholarship to all three weeks of the workshop program. Each workshop week is devoted to a different phase of moviemaking: Pre-Production, Production, or Post-Production. The Institute runs on weekdays, July 12 through July 30.

"The entire program is extremely valuable to anyone entering the business of cinema," said Professor Fritz Kiersch, director of the Film & Video Production program at Oklahoma City Community College and executive director of OFI. "Participants learn hands-on from Academy Award-nominated and -winning professionals how to plan, shoot and edit a movie. Being guided by these important artists from start to finish gives participants an understanding of exactly how all the different tasks and decisions affect the final product."

Kiersch, who directed Children of the Corn, will be among the instructors at the Institute. He plans to take part in a special live online chat this Sunday, June 20, on the StudentFilms.com website.

"I'm thrilled at this chance to hear from student filmmakers," Kiersch said. "And I'm hoping to read some fantastic scripts."

For more information about the 2004 Oklahoma Film Institute, call 405-682-7847 or visit www.okccc.edu/ofi. For more information about the short script competition, visit www.StudentFilms.com.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2004
6:32 pm
[2ndhandsneeze]
for anyone interested in doing a month long shakespeare acting course this summer there is a really awesome one that I have participated in in the past in upstate NY. the culmination of this course is a production of 12th night. it is for ages 15-21 and for those people that come from beyond driving distance there would be places for you to stay. I really recommend this course. when I took this course I made really great frendships with people from all over the world, and learned from some of the most insightful teachers I could have ever asked for.
leave me a comment if you are interested in more info
Friday, May 14th, 2004
3:33 pm
[cj_ofi]
Registration now open for the Oklahoma Film Institute
The Oklahoma Film Institute at Oklahoma City Community College is an exciting, intensive three-week program comprised of one-week sessions of workshops each focusing on various techniques, methods and tricks of the three basic filmmaking processes: Pre-production, Production and Post-production.

Here’s a chance for anyone, from interested movie-goer to serious film student, to learn directly from some of the best in Hollywood. The intensive three-week summer program is approachable enough for those with little or no filmmaking background, yet informative enough to attract those already studying or working in the industry.

Each OFI participant will be able to try their hand at a variety of real film jobs including direction, camera, sound, production, lighting, grip operations and of course, editing on one of the professional AVID non-linear editing systems in the largest AVID editing facility in the mid-continent.

Among those scheduled to instruct at the institute this summer are Bill Butler, ASC ("Jaws," "Rocky II, III, and IV," "Grease," "Hendrix,") Gray Frederickson (produced Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now," "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part 2,") and Craig Stearns (production designer for several Stephen King projects.)

Registration for the 2004 Oklahoma Film Institute has already begun.

Workshop Dates:
Week One: Pre-production: July 12 - 16
Week Two: Production: July 19 - 23
Week Three: Post-production: July 26 - 30

Want to know more? See our Flyer.

Please visit the Oklahoma Film Institute website.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2004
2:42 am
[theangellilith]
One day, you look at a person and see more than you did the day before, like a switch was flickered somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is suddenly the only person you can imagine yourself with.

Current Mood: pensive
Sunday, February 1st, 2004
9:36 pm
[nezbabe]
Hey everyone, I'm a freshman college student up here in boring ass Minnesota.
Can I visit Chicago without putting my life in great danger? My parents are convinced that murder, robbing, and rapes run rampant on all visitors to the city.

I've been wanting to visit Chicago for years now. Not that I'm convinced that it's a fun town, I just want to see if Frank Sinatra is a liar. Let me know if it's worth the trip.
Thursday, January 22nd, 2004
1:10 am
[dorkygal001]
So everyone...
Radio DePaul is throwing a show!
At DePaul University In the Cortelyou Commons 2324 N. Fremont Chicago, IL (look it up on mapquest... do it!)

Friday January 23!!!

$5 @the door.

Matt Marka (Matt Marka)
Ben Arthur (Ben Arthur)
Jennifer Marks (Jennifer Marks)
Los Shut Up (Los Shut Up)
Libido Grande (Libido Grande)

Doors:6:30pm
Show: 7pm

more info: Radio DePaul
or wrdpspecevents@yahoo.com
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