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Signal Culture Cookbook is now Available

story © Michael Betancourt | published October 27, 2014 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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The Signal Culture Cookbook is now available!

Initial information about the Cookbook can be found here and the e-book can be ordered here in exchange for a $25 contribution (of which $20 is tax deductible). Youll notice on the same page links for purchase of the Experimental Television Center Early Media Instruments 8 DVD set. People may also click a tab to make a donation without receiving anything in return.

I have a short article in this book, so I encourage everyone to buy many copies!






 

Artists' Television Access Fund Raising Campaign

story © Michael Betancourt | published August 27, 2014 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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In September Artists' Television Access in San Francisco celebrates its 30th birthday!

They are currently having a fund-raising campaign: ATA needs a new projector and some improvements. They have launched an Indiegogo campaign to reach their goal of $15,000. This will help them with long term sustainability in terms of facilities and technology. They have a challenge grant from the San Franciscos Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund (VACF) but it requires they raise matching funds to get it.

You can donate here.





 

Incite #4 Fundraising to Print the next issue

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 22, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Incite has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the printing of Issue #4, their largest, most ambitious to date, which runs until early July.

About the Issue:




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A Message from Hank Rudolph at Signal Culture

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 27, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Signal Culture, a new not-for-profit media arts organization, is rapidly approaching the final week of fundraising.

If you havent already donated, please take a look:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/signal-culture




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Millennium Film Workshop In Trouble: Meeting 18 Sept. 2011

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 17, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Public Meeting to Save the Millennium
Sunday, September 18, 7:30pm
Millennium Film Workshop
66 E 4th btw 2nd and Bowery

Tell everyone you know and have them tell everybody they know. This is the time to come together to save this important institution.




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Adobe killed the FLM (film strip) file format?

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 3, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I was looking at the newest Adobe Photoshop software the other day and noticed that it does not seem to support the Adobe file format known as "FLM" or film strip. I guess Adobe only wants people to make video as video, (the ability to make video changes in the same way you can with a film strip isn't video enough I guess), and all the weirdness that the .flm format offered were just too non-commercial. Too bad. I'm glad I still have my obsolete software.

Once again this shows how the obsolete just has more options and abilities than then most recent, top-of-the-line pro software: afterall, the pro software is set-up so you can do things weird.






 

Animate will likely close in March 2011

story © Michael Betancourt | published January 28, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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More casualties of the economic crisis: Animate has lost Arts Council England funding for thier 2011 program. This means they will likely shut down at the end of March.

Full details on their blog.






 

Experimental Television Center Ltd. will end several programs

story © Michael Betancourt | published January 16, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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The Experimental TV Center has announced they will close some of their programs later this year. I enjoyed being a resident there and got a lot out of my time in the studio. They will be missed. Full announcement:

The Studio will close as of July 1, 2011.

This will end the residency program and workshop offerings.

Presentation Funds applications will not be accepted after July 1, 2011.

Finishing Funds
March 15, 2011 is the final applications deadline.

Technical Assistance
July 1, 2011 is the final applications deadline.

Sponsorship
We will not sponsor or act as a conduit for grant applications for anyone.


The explanation




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MIRfestival call for entries

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 18, 2010 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Call for entries

Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 26, 2010

www.mirfestival.gr


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iNCITE! New Journal on-line

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 25, 2008 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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iNCITE! is a new experimental film journal that's both in print and on-line. Looks to be worth taking a look at. The first issue is in the process of being posted now....