Factory Media Centre

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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. .

 

 

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.

Drinks at the 228

Published in Factory Events

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.

 

The Psychedelics of Everyday Life

Published in Art Crawl

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

Published in Art Crawl

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.

 

SuperPosition: Light & Sound

Published in Art Crawl

Factory Media Gallery Series presents
SuperPosition: Light & Sound

Artists: Laura De Decker and David McKevy

 


Friday, June 13 - June 27, 2014 | 7-11PM 
Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton
905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.caThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Psychedelics of Everyday Life

Published in Art Crawl

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

Published in Art Crawl

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.

 

SuperPosition: Light & Sound

Published in Art Crawl

Factory Media Gallery Series presents
SuperPosition: Light & Sound

Artists: Laura De Decker and David McKevy

 


Friday, June 13 - June 27, 2014 | 7-11PM 
Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton
905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.caThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FMC 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Published in Art Crawl

Factory Media Centre proudly celebrates it's 10th year as a non-for-profit artist run centre devoted to the media arts community of Hamilton. Come out and celebrate this special occasion! Tickets are on sale now, $10 at FMC, The Brain, and Dr.Disc. Performance by Young Rival and Installations by Dima Matar and Reg Moore. 

Drinks at the 228

Published in Factory Events

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.

 

TAKE 1: Beginner

Published in Workshops

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. .

 

 

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.

© 2012 Factory Media Centre / 228 James Street North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3 / 905 577 9191 / info@factorymedia.ca

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