“It’s About Time”
NOVEMBER 3RD, 4TH, & 5TH, 2011
The mission of Chronos is to celebrate the art of altered time perception cinematography including time-lapse, slow motion, and stop motion photography. The Chronos Film Festival will create a forum for innovation, technology, digital media and education that will encourage youth involvement through film scholarship. We are proud to partnered with YDI Digital Arts Outreach as our main beneficiary, and will also contribute monies to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New Mexico.
The Chronos Film Festival will launch with a showing of Godfrey Reggio’s “Koyaanisqatsi” at 1200pm (noon) on Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 at the Historic KiMo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque, with a second showing at 4:00 pm. We are also proud to announce the 2pm showing of No Restrictions Entertainment film “Mother’s Red Dress” a social issue film written and directed by Edgar Michael Bravo and Produced by John Paul Rice. We will close the evening with a film with “Commentary” a film by John Kapelos, showing at 6:00 pm. The Albuquerque Film Office is a special sponsor and contributor to these events.
The Chronos Film Festival is honored and proud to present an impressive *lineup of altered time perception photography and film-making talent from all over the world!
Philip Bloom, Featured guest and keynote speaker – One of the new breed of cinematographers his recent work includes films for Lucasfilm, Discovery HD, BBC, Channel 4, ITV and many more. With a website that has over 23 MILLION hits, he is the undisputed leader and voice of the DSLR movement.
Today, he continues to create independent short films and openly shares his knowledge and passion for independent film-making by traveling to different cities across Europe and the US with his F-Stop Academy Workshops, a company he founded jointly this year to teach and inspire film makers of every level on how to create the “Film Look.” He has made two training DVDs on the Canon 5dmkII and the Canon 7D for the F-Stop Academy. He is also the director of a small production company called “Some Like it Shot Productions.”
With his short film “Sophia’s People” he has created his Bloomesque signature of urban street filming, where he shoots hand-held raw footage of urbanites and travelers hanging out along busy city streets and popular pubs. “I just take my 5DMKII and go out on the streets,” says Bloom, “and get random shots of the inhabitants and visitors.” Following the success of “Sofia’s People” and armed with a pre-production Canon 7D, Philip shot “Dublin’s People” in which he received world-wide attention for his urban film-making style, including recognition from the shooting crews at Saturday Night Live.
Philip Bloom writes a hugely popular film-making blog www.philipbloom.co.uk which takes up most of his non-shooting hours and where he shares information freely with a global audience of similarly obsessed people and reviews lots of new pieces of kit. Philip claims, “My friends no longer invite me to any social events in fear I will film them and then broadcast it over the internet. However, I am currently receiving counseling so I can walk out of my front door without a camera. So far it isn’t working!” Also, it has been reported he spends far too much time on Twitter @philipbloom.
John Kapelos, Master of Ceremonies – An accomplished actor, writer, producer, composer, and director, John came to prominence while performing at Chicago’s THE SECOND CITY. In his eight years at the legendary improvisational theater he spent three years in the NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY and then opened six Revues in the RESIDENT COMPANY. He was part of Second City’s triumphant off-Broadway return in ORWELL THAT END’S WELL at the legendary Village Gate in 1984.
Steve has more than 25 years of motion picture experience, and formerly served as an in house producer at Warner Bros Studios in Burbank, CA. He has been involved in more the 40 successful feature films. Steve’s projects have earned more than $2 billion in world-wide box office revenues; he has twice been honored by the Directors Guild of America for outstanding achievement for the films Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) and Ordinary People (Robert Redford), which both won Academy Awards for Best Picture.
Carlos Lascano, featured guest and will be presenting the stop-motion award. Carlos Lascano is a multi-faceted artist who has successfully made incursions into various forms of art creation. Writer, director, animator, illustrator, painter and photographer, his ability to tell stories and his unique visual universe led him to devote himself entirely to filmmaking, as it allowed him to merge all different forms of expression.
In 1997, after graduating from Law School but still captivated by his artistic vocation, he founded his own production company, at the head of which he developed commercials for big, international companies. At the same time he wrote, produced and directed several personal projects, for which he won international recognition.His original artwork, editing and animation directing of “The Legend of the Scarecrow” earned the short film over 20 awards worldwide, a selection to the 20th Goya Awards, and a pre-selection to the 2005 Oscars.
His unique aesthetic universe is characterized by the mixing of textures, a predominance of illustration and pictorial art, and the combination of those with the using of new technologies.
During the last years, his artistic activity has devoted successfully to animation: the massive spreading and transcendence of his latest works (both personal and commercial), have earned him worldwide repercussion and have turned him into a reference point in modern animation
Gary Lux, Producer/Engineer, President of Tubby Tunes Music, Inc., and a founding Board Member of Chronos Film Festival.
Gary is one of Hollywood’s premier music mixers, with literally thousands of projects to his credit. He is an accomplished 5.1 surround mixer and has worked on many soundtracks for film and television. Mr. Lux holds a sterling reputation within the industry for musical excellence and for accomplishing high volume projects, on time, and within budget, all while maintaining the integrity of musicianship and quality that the industry requires. With GaryLux, high output and time pressure does not lead to a sacrifice of standard. As a result, his services are continually in high demand.
Until forming his own successful independent recording company in 1988, Gary Lux was the head music mixer for Universal Studios. He has two Emmy Award nominations for his work with The Jacksons, and Frank Sinatra. Albums include: Rob Thomas “Something To Be”, Janet Jackson “From Janet To Damita Jo”, Usher “8701”, Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama “Live At The Apollo”, Sting “Brand New Day”, Norah Jones “Live In New Orleans”, Keith Urban “Still Alive”, and Rod Stewart “Live In Times Square”.
Steve Weiss, Partner of www.zacuto.com and web series director and host of “Critics”, “Film Fellas” (2010 Emmy nominee), “The Great Camera Shootout” (2010 Emmy winner) & director of “BTS” a webseries.
In 2000, Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn formed Zacuto, a high-end sales and rental company. Zacuto specializes in HD camera packages and original accessories for the new, independent filmmakers market. Zacuto consistently introduces new concepts to the market. Some have been subsequently adopted by other manufacturers and are now the ‘industry standard.’ Coming full circle, getting back to their roots of creating original content, film and video veterans Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn created their first Webisodic Series, FilmFellas, in December 2008. FilmFellas offers viewers a behind the scenes peek into the minds of influential and emerging filmmakers, “Where talking film is the family business.” Since 2008 FilmFellas has had 8 individual casts and 40 webisodes garnering a 2010 Emmy Nomination, being the only web based content in its category.
In August 2009, Steve and Jens launched their second webisodic series at Zacuto Films, [ critics ]. This new show, co-hosted by Steve Weiss and Philip Bloom (a well known London based Cinematographer,) candidly critiques web based video content. [ critics ] offers an eclectic mix of personalities, perspectives and laughter. In 2010, assembling a world-wide cast of influential filmmakers and screened at Lucas Film Skywalker Ranch, AFI and in Chicago, “The Great Camera Shootout 2010″ showed the world how a DSLR would fare against 35mm film in a battery of tests. The Great Camera Shootout has had over 2M views, was the only web series, along with FilmFellas to be nominated for an Emmy and then won an Emmy Award in 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in an Informational Program.
Jared Levy, Speaker and Director/Producer of the “Graffiti Fine Art” Documentary – After earning a degree in journalism & documentary studies from the Newhouse School, Jared left the U.S. to live, work and film the underground street culture of São Paulo, Brazil for 2 years.
During that time his work has also taken him to the Amazon and around the world including locations in the Middle East. His work has been featured on websites and publications worldwide with coverage in 150 countries. Currently based in NYC, his projects will continue to focus on art, society and geopolitics.
Amanda Ply, Tubby Tunes Recording Artist.
Amanda Ply was born and raised in Oak Park, California. A blonde haired blue-eyed beauty, Amanda’s parents took notice early on of her ability to play piano after she would hear songs at church, then come home and play them. With ten years of classical piano instruction, she graduated Oak Park High School and pursued a college education at the University of Southern California, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from the Annenberg School.
Throughout college, Ms. Ply dedicated all of her free time to working on songwriting and furthering her career in the music business. Her passion for the music played a pivotal roll in her decision to become a recording artist and forego a promising career with several music-publishing companies. While visiting The Barn, a recording studio in Old Agoura, Amanda met thirty-year music industry veteran, producer/engineer Gary Lux who encouraged her to follow her dreams and become that artist. Since then, the two have worked together producing her breakout songs, “I Will Love Who I Want To,” as well as “Runaway,” and “A Lovin’ That Heals.” Amanda Ply will perform at The Chronos Film Festival Friday, November 4th at 8pm.
Matthew Andrae, Musician, songwriter, performer currently playing in Santa Fe at the Loretto Inn. His music has been featured on C.B.S., P.B.S., YouTube and the Sci-Fi channel. Matthew will be performing Friday and Saturday night at The Hotel Andaluz.
*Film sequence and show times may be subject to change
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