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Annual General Meeting 2014

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Annual General Meeting and Election of Trustees Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 

Please join The Factory Board of Trustees at our Annual General Meeting for 2014. Volunteers will be on hand to accept membership dues. Those renewing their membership at the AGM will be able to vote immediately: "All current new and renewing Full and Organizational Members are allowed to vote at any General meeting of the Membership. All Members privileges are available immediately to all Members upon registration. (2009)" (Factory By-law)

 

Come and find about some of the activities, funding announcements, workshops, exhibitions and events that The Factory volunteers have been working on. It has been a very active year for our organization! Snacks and refreshments will be available upon adjournment of the meeting. If you are available to assist in any way at the AGM (setting up drinks, taking membership fees etc.) please let us know. See you on November 26th!

 

BOARD NOMINATION FORM 2014

PROXY FORM 2014

THE L.E.A.P ENGINE

Published in Art Crawl

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.

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. .

 

 

 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.

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.

THE L.E.A.P ENGINE

Published in Art Crawl

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

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

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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
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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. .

 

 

 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.

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

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