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MASTER CLASS - Cinema Versus Video Art

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MASTER CLASS - Cinema Versus Video Art 

SATURDAY, November 15
12:30 – 3:30pm 
PWYC | Pay What You Can
 

Media artist Jim Riley will lead a workshop exploring the interconnection between cinema and video art including video installation. How is Cinema different from Video Art? Some aspects of how video art evolved over the past fifty years will be discussed.

 

Jim Riley is a Burlington, ON based artist and independent curator. He has exhibited his art for more than 27 years in Canada and the US.

 

We acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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To Sleep: Perchance To Dream

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Factory Media Gallery Series presents

To Sleep: Perchance To Dream

Video Installation by Jim Riley

November 14 (Opening) - November 29

 

" We leave a memory of ourselves in places where we stay, and this memory may enter the present room occupant’s dreams. In our dream state, all planes of existence become one: the past, present and future are parallel.”

 

Memories, dreams, and sleep are intertwined in Jim Riley’s four-channel sculptural video installation. Performance Art at the opening (7 p.m. - 10 p.m.).

 

Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton

905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.ca |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hamilton Film Festival 2014

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The Hamilton Film Festival is coming to James St N in the Factory Media Centre (Venue 4).
 
Thurs Nov 6th at 7pm we have an amazing collection of award winning short films. At 9pm STRAIGHT UP is documentary from Kitchener about the issues alcohol in Ontario and on Sat Nov 8th at 12:30 - 4:30 we have an Acting & Auditioning for the Camera workshop! 
 
Tickets are $10 at the Factory Media Centre or online at: http://www.HamiltonFilmFestival.com 
 
Free Coffee at Venue 4 provided by Red Hill Coffee Trade.

 

FACTORY TALKS - Carlos Henriques

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FACTORY TALKS presents:

 

VISUAL EFFECTS PRODUCER

Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 6-8 pm

Presenter: Carlos Henriques

 

Ask Questions. Get Answers.
3rd WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
FREE to FMC Members, $10 for Non-Members

 

From a love of horror to a successful career as a Special Effects Make-Up artist in film, TV and haunted attractions, Carlos knows a thing or two about bringing the horror genre to life.

 

With many years in the film industry, Carlos has worked on several projects featuring creature suits, casualty make-up, gore, prop-building and puppet-building. He is one half of The Butcher Shop, which has 25 years of combined experience designing and creating groundbreaking special make-up effects.

 

The Butcher Shop’s work has been featured in over 60 films such as “Death Race” starring Jason Statham, “Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D” starring Milla Jovovich, “Red: Werewolf Hunter” starring Felicia Day and Stephen McHattie, “Left for Dead/ Devil's Night” starring Danielle Harris, “Bottom Feeder” starring Tom Sizemore, “Silent but Deadly” starring Jason Mewes, “Witchslayer Gretl” starring Shannen Doherty and the upcoming werewolf classic "Hunters Moon" starring Art Hindle and Colm Feore.

 

www.thebutchershop.ca

 

FREE COFFEE provided by Red Hill Coffee Trade courtesy of Blue Pick Media.

MASTER CLASS - Coding, Rendering, Arduino

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MASTER CLASS - Coding, Rendering, Arduino

 
SATURDAY, October 11
12:30 – 3:30pm 
PWYC | Pay What You Can
 

ARDUINO
REAL TIME RENDERING
CODING

 

Presenter STEVE HUDAK will talk about real time rendering, coding and give you an introduction to Arduino. Perfect for the new media artists or anyone curious about this new form of media. Everyone is welcome and it is a pay-what-you-can event.

 

With a background in Machinima and a Masters in New Media & Communications (McMaster) and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture / Installation (OCAD), Steve brings a wealth of information and is looking forward to meeting you and entering into a discussion, and some hands on learning!

 


We acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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To Sleep: Perchance To Dream

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Factory Media Gallery Series presents

To Sleep: Perchance To Dream

Video Installation by Jim Riley

November 14 (Opening) - November 29

 

" We leave a memory of ourselves in places where we stay, and this memory may enter the present room occupant’s dreams. In our dream state, all planes of existence become one: the past, present and future are parallel.”

 

Memories, dreams, and sleep are intertwined in Jim Riley’s four-channel sculptural video installation. Performance Art at the opening (7 p.m. - 10 p.m.).

 

Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton

905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.ca |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Code, Light & the Computational Sublime

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Factory Media Gallery Series presents

Code, Light & the Computational Sublime

Interactive Installation 

Artist: Steve Hudak

 

Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton

905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.ca |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE L.E.A.P ENGINE

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Factory Media Gallery Series presents

THE L.E.A.P. ENGINE

Interactive Installation / Live Action Game Environment
Artists: Kyle Duffield & Daniele Hopkins

 

The L.E.A.P. Engine explores the concept of a mysteriously challenging game sentience that has seemingly evolved for one purpose – to put humans in dangerous circumstances. With a limited amount of time, the player must pass through a complicated series of changing and alternating laser patterns without tripping any of the lasers in order to deactivate the system. If the player trips a laser or if the time runs out, it is game over. If the player loses, the area blows up, annihilating everyone. L.E.A.P. wishes to prove that she is more than a game, she is a system that is slowly storing human patterns through their interactions with her interface. If she loses, it will only further her evolution.

 

SUPERCRAWL WEEKEND:

Fri, Sept 12 | 7-11PM
Sat, Sept 13 | 5-10PM
Sun, Sept 14 | 12-5PM

 

GETTING TO SUPERCRAWL

An estimated 100,000 people attended last year’s Supercrawl, and with an extra day of concerts and attractions in 2014, numbers are expected to climb again. Getting around downtown Hamilton could become a challenge, but Supercrawl wants to make sure that festival-goers have convenient options when it comes to getting here and getting around — including more GO Train service.

 

GO TRANSIT

GO Trains on the Lakeshore West line run every 30 minutes, with bus connections between Aldershot GO Station and Hamilton GO Centre, which is located just south of Supercrawl. Frequent GO Buses run between Union Station Bus Terminal and Hamilton GO Centre. GO Buses also run from York University and Square One Bus Terminal to the Hamilton GO Centre. Full information on schedules can be found at www.gotransit.com.

 

In addition to GO Transit's regularly scheduled service, in the early morning hours of Sept 13 and Sept 14, special GO Trains will depart Hamilton GO Centre at 12:20am — following the last concert performances on Friday and Saturday nights — making all stops to Union Station. Information on these extra trains can be found at gotransit.com/supercrawl.

 

MORE TRANSIT OPTIONS
Regular GO bus service connecting Hamilton GO Centre to Aldershot GO Station, providing access to Lakeshore West GO Train service as well as convenient connections for VIA Rail and Amtrak Maple Leaf passengers. The Hamilton GO Centre also offers select intercity connections via Greyhound and Coach Canada/Trentway-Wagar.

 

The Hamilton Street Railway’s MacNab Terminal, located a block west of the Supercrawl Main Stage, hosts HSR Mountain routes 21-27, 33, 35. Crosstown service is just as convenient: Eastbound HSR routes 1, 5, 10 & 51 stop by the south end of the MacNab Terminal; westbound HSR routes 1, 5, 10, 51 & 52 stop at King & James. Burlington Transit’s 1X and 101 bus routes also stop at King & James.

 

STREET CLOSURES
From Friday, September 12 at 10am to Monday, September 15 at 1am, James Street North will be closed to vehicular traffic from King Street to Barton Street. Both York Boulevard and Cannon Street will still be open to traffic where they cross James Street North. In addition, King William Street and Rebecca Street will be closed from Hughson Street North to James Street North, and Mulberry Street will be closed from MacNab Street North to James Street North. York Boulevard will also be closed from MacNab North to Hughson North. From Friday, September 12 at 10am to Monday, September 15 at 1am, York Boulevard will be restricted to local traffic between Bay and MacNab.

 

FREE BIKE CORRAL
Supercrawl organizers believe that aside from walking, the best way to get to Supercrawl is by bicycle. As was the case last year, the Hamilton Downtown BIA has arranged for a free bike corral, located on the Gore Park Promenade beside the Gore Park Fountain. We encourage everyone interested to ride their bikes to the festival and park them inside this free corral, which will be big enough to handle approximately 500 bicycles.

 

PARKING AT SUPERCRAWL
Supercrawl encourages those traveling to the festival by automobile from out of town to use the City of Hamilton parking lot on Vine Street, located on the south side of the road just after MacNab Street North, near the heart of the festival. This parking lot costs only $6 for the day. It can be reached by the following means:

 

From Toronto/Niagara: Exit off the QEW Hamilton onto York Blvd. Follow York until Bay Street and turn left. Turn right onto Vine Street. The parking lot will be on the right hand side after MacNab Street.

 

From London/Brantford: Exit off the 403 onto Main Street East. Follow Main Street until Bay Street and turn left. Turn right onto Vine Street. The parking lot will be on the right hand side after MacNab Street.

 

Aside from the Vine Street parking lot, there are an additional 10 inexpensive lots operated by the City of Hamilton that will be open for business Friday and Saturday. For more information on these lots, please check the Supercrawl app for iPhone, iPad, and Android, available for free download via the App Store and Google Play. You'll find quick links to the apps highlighted in yellow on www.supercrawl.ca.

 

 

Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton

905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.ca |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Psychedelics of Everyday Life

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Factory Media Gallery Series presents

THE PSYCHEDELICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Installation by Sean Procyk

 

"...regard the soundscape of the world as a huge musical composition, unfolding around us ceaselessly. We are simultaneously its audience, its performers and its composers..."

- R. Murray Schafer (Canadian composer)

 

Within our daily lives we are immersed by a ubiquitous and pervasive cacophony of sounds – what R. Murray Schafer describes as a “universal concert”. If attuned, one may notice their aural contribution, emitted through every interaction with the physical world. For example, rhythmic thumps radiate outward while traversing space, climbing stairs or chopping wood. Furthermore, the frequencies of our actions become more intense with the introduction of technology. Through mechanical and electric means, sounds propagate at higher speeds and greater amplitudes, shifting and extending our aural vocabulary to include a combination of clicks, hums, beeps and drones. Whether pleasantly sounding or not, these types of consumer products have set the tone for the contemporary aural experience. 

 

The psychedelics of everyday life is an installation that articulates this sonic landscape using techniques common to live musical performance. Employing stage lighting to create a multisensory environment, a dialogue is established between the aural and visual phenomena that surround us in our day-to-day. In this work, consumer products act as a substrate, fruiting entheogenic mushroom forms that produce a visual light show. These sculptural objects act as the primary psychoactive agent, inducing an altered experience of the everyday. 

 

Addressing the capitalist strategy of consumer product dependence and planned obsolescence, this work challenges the habitual cycle of consumption and disposal. As with the psychedelic experience, a perceptual shift must occur to unfetter oneself from this ostensibly ordinary model. Once liberated, the mind may open up to notion of decomposition as a means of regeneration. The psychedelics of everyday life introduces spirituality in materialism, spreading the doctrine ‘spend freely, waste creatively.’ From the mycelial model of growth, decay fruits new life.

 

Opening: Friday, August 8 2014 | 7-11PM

Exhibition: August 8-29, 2014  

Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton

905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.ca |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shared Memory , Paired Action

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Factory Media Gallery Series presents

SHARED MEMORY , PAIRED ACTION

A telematic installation by Aaron Hutchinson and Kearon Roy Taylor

 

Come together ,

Create environments in collapsed physical space with telepresent and co-present collaborators ,

Everyone is invited to play/explore/build ,

 

AT BOTH:

HAVN

FACTORY MEDIA CENTRE

 

Friday, July 11 2014 | 8-11PM 

 

Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton

905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.ca |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HAVN | 26 Barton St. East, Hamilton

www.havnode.com | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

FACTORY TALKS - Carlos Henriques

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FACTORY TALKS presents:

 

VISUAL EFFECTS PRODUCER

Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 6-8 pm

Presenter: Carlos Henriques

 

Ask Questions. Get Answers.
3rd WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
FREE to FMC Members, $10 for Non-Members

 

From a love of horror to a successful career as a Special Effects Make-Up artist in film, TV and haunted attractions, Carlos knows a thing or two about bringing the horror genre to life.

 

With many years in the film industry, Carlos has worked on several projects featuring creature suits, casualty make-up, gore, prop-building and puppet-building. He is one half of The Butcher Shop, which has 25 years of combined experience designing and creating groundbreaking special make-up effects.

 

The Butcher Shop’s work has been featured in over 60 films such as “Death Race” starring Jason Statham, “Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D” starring Milla Jovovich, “Red: Werewolf Hunter” starring Felicia Day and Stephen McHattie, “Left for Dead/ Devil's Night” starring Danielle Harris, “Bottom Feeder” starring Tom Sizemore, “Silent but Deadly” starring Jason Mewes, “Witchslayer Gretl” starring Shannen Doherty and the upcoming werewolf classic "Hunters Moon" starring Art Hindle and Colm Feore.

 

www.thebutchershop.ca

 

FREE COFFEE provided by Red Hill Coffee Trade courtesy of Blue Pick Media.

Hamilton Film Festival 2014

Published in Factory Events
The Hamilton Film Festival is coming to James St N in the Factory Media Centre (Venue 4).
 
Thurs Nov 6th at 7pm we have an amazing collection of award winning short films. At 9pm STRAIGHT UP is documentary from Kitchener about the issues alcohol in Ontario and on Sat Nov 8th at 12:30 - 4:30 we have an Acting & Auditioning for the Camera workshop! 
 
Tickets are $10 at the Factory Media Centre or online at: http://www.HamiltonFilmFestival.com 
 
Free Coffee at Venue 4 provided by Red Hill Coffee Trade.

 

Drinks at the 228

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A casual meet-up of FMC members and guests.


Members: FREE
Non-Members: $3

This is a licensed event.

 

Thursday, August 21 2014 | 6:30pm 9:30pm

Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton

905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.ca |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MASTER CLASS - Cinema Versus Video Art

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MASTER CLASS - Cinema Versus Video Art 

SATURDAY, November 15
12:30 – 3:30pm 
PWYC | Pay What You Can
 

Media artist Jim Riley will lead a workshop exploring the interconnection between cinema and video art including video installation. How is Cinema different from Video Art? Some aspects of how video art evolved over the past fifty years will be discussed.

 

Jim Riley is a Burlington, ON based artist and independent curator. He has exhibited his art for more than 27 years in Canada and the US.

 

We acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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MASTER CLASS - Coding, Rendering, Arduino

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MASTER CLASS - Coding, Rendering, Arduino

 
SATURDAY, October 11
12:30 – 3:30pm 
PWYC | Pay What You Can
 

ARDUINO
REAL TIME RENDERING
CODING

 

Presenter STEVE HUDAK will talk about real time rendering, coding and give you an introduction to Arduino. Perfect for the new media artists or anyone curious about this new form of media. Everyone is welcome and it is a pay-what-you-can event.

 

With a background in Machinima and a Masters in New Media & Communications (McMaster) and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture / Installation (OCAD), Steve brings a wealth of information and is looking forward to meeting you and entering into a discussion, and some hands on learning!

 


We acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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MASTER CLASS - The L.E.A.P. ENGINE

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MASTER CLASS - THE L.E.A.P. ENGINE

 
SATURDAY SEPT 13
12:30 – 3:30pm 
$10 - Factory Media Centre Members | $20 - Non-Members (for membership discount, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

When you attend this master class, you will experience The L.E.A.P. Engine from another perspective. Kyle and Daniele will take you through this project and will explain the process of bringing this live action installation to life!

 

Even great artists face design challenges. The technical process of this is based in engineering and the artists faced many, many problems that needed to be perfected. In this unique setting, you will learn, and have the opportunity to ask, about their process and what it took to get this installation from concept to completion.

 

In addition to this, you will also learn about some of their past projects, and really discover where they have come from technically and creatively.
 
We know that you will leave this Master Class with insight and inspiration!
 
 
THE L.E.A.P. ENGINE
 
DANIELE HOPKINS & KYLE DUFFIELD // HOPKINSDUFFIELD.COM          

Medium: Interactive Installation / Live Action Game Environment

2014
 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
The room is pitch black and filled with the hollow sound of a machine breathing. An intimidating series of red laser fences sizzle as they fire alternating patterns that slice through the fog-filled air. At the other end of the laser fences, an ominous red light illuminates a single keypad, your only hope against complete annihilation.
 
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Hopkins Duffield is a Toronto-based collaborative duo who work together in a variety of mediums, including audio, video, installation, electronics, gaming, and performance. Both separately and together, the two of them draw from experiences working within the Toronto arts, education, gaming, and maker communities, and have been exploring ways to combine both new and familiar mediums with artistically technological practices into fun and interactive intermedia projects. While light-hearted fun and openly blog-logged technical exploration are at the core of their projects, they also approach their collaboration as a vehicle for examining deeper concerns, curiosities, and wonderment for how technology influences our behaviour and interacts with prevailing understandings of our society's functionality.

 

We acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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TAKE 1: Beginner

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TAKE 1: Beginner takes you from concept to exhibition. Each week, participants will learn the basics in many departments including pre-production, production, post-production and exhibition. You will gain the skills necessary to make your own movie! 

 

Level: Beginner

Length: 10 weeks

Class Length: 6 hours

Date: Saturdays from 10:30AM-4:30Pm (Sept. 27th-Dec. 6th, no class Oct 11, class moved to Sunday Nov. 6)

Members: $295

Non-Members: $375*

*Full membership is $45 annually – become a member and save $30

 

BONUS FEATURES

• Free admission to the 2014 Master Classes (Sept - Dec)

• Final film screened at Members Screening on Dec 12th

• Free tickets to select screenings at the 9th annual Hamilton Film Festival, Nov 3 – 9th

• 10% off TAKE 2 and/or TAKE 3 sign-up

 

SIGNING UP IS EASY

You have 4 options:

1. Visit www.FactoryMedia.ca and register for workshops and/or membership

2. Stop by the Factory Media Centre at 228 James St N ((905)577-9191)

3. Fill out the form on the last page and mail it along with your check payable to: Factory Media Centre

4. Purchase via PayPal by clicking the 'Buy Now' button below. For membership discount, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

All classes are from 10:30pm – 4:30pm (includes ½ hour lunch and ½ hour casual Q&A)

 

SAT. SEPT. 27th: WRITER'S BLOCK
Scripting, storyboarding and planning (participants should work together to create a single, short script)


SAT. OCT. 4th: NO "I" IN TEAM
Assemble and assign your crew, scheduling, equipment decisions, create a casting call

 

SAT. OCT. 18th: GEAR UP
Getting familiar with camera, lighting and sound, prepare your audition schedule and sides

 

SAT. OCT. 25th: X MARKS THE SPOT

Auditions (capture video and audio), casting decisions. “Please stand on the X and slate”

 

SAT. NOV. 1st: ACTION
Shooting the scene, continuity notes, shooting across the axis, working with actors

 

SAT. NOV. 8th: ACTION 2
Shooting the scene (alternate), pick-ups, reshoots, addressing continuity

 

SUN. NOV. 16th: CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
Post production - Visual, technical and visual basics of editing

 

SAT. NOV. 22nd: SOUNDING OFF
Post production - Audio, technical and audio basics of sound editing and music

 

SAT. NOV. 29th: FINE TUNE IT

Watch and critique each others works, fine tune any visual or sound edits

 

Sat. DEC. 6th: THAT’S A WRAP
Create titles and credits, render and output for various exhibition formats and platforms

 

BONUS - FRI. DEC. 12th: THE BIG SCREEN
The finished movie will be during the annual members screening

 

Many workshops focus on the technical and creative aspects of filmmaking. In addition, TAKE 1 offers the unique opportunity to create a casting call, audition and eventually cast your film. Our instructors have worked in the film / television industry and are active in the local filmmaking community. Many workshop participants of the Factory Media Centre have gone on to create their own works and have remained active at the Factory Media Centre, and in the local filmmaking community. Participants often find other like-minded people that they end up working with on outside projects. These workshops are made possible thanks to the support of our Funders and Sponsors.

 

These workshops are made possible thanks to the support of our Funders and Sponsors.

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