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Been a while.  Film co-op still active but need to coordinate



to work the B'ham-Mont-Selma triangle for b-roll and intvs relating to a 'civil rights music' doc. Looking especially for someone familiar with the area. Jon Goodman/212 222 3895; redmoonfilms@mac.com.


August Meeting plans

Christoph Silber, leading German screenwriter at August meeting of 2008-08-03 Sunday


From Don's e-mail


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Hello Film Co-op Monthly Workshop participants and friends of the North Alabama Filmmakers Co-op.


I am sending this e-mail to the entire Film Co-op mailing list plus a few friends who may be interested.


Our monthly workshop meets the First Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 pm in my space at the Flying Monkey Arts Center (except for holidays or when I have to be out of town - then we delay till the second Sunday of the month). The workshop content varies from month to month - sometimes we have hands-on hardware demonstrations, sometimes we discuss film making techniques, sometimes we review and discuss works in progress and sometimes we are fortunate to have a guest come to talk to us.


We have some business to take care of at this months meeting - our annual "Rocket City Short Film Festival" is coming up in October and other upcoming activities.


But we also have a special guest coming to talk about his career in film. Christoph Silber -

Considered one of the leading German screenwriters, Chris has written and co-written several feature films, including GOOD BYE LENIN and ARRANGED. His work for television spans sitcom headwriting, BBC docudrama and critically acclaimed episodes for Germany’s leading feature-length crime series TATORT. He has held workshops on writing and visual storytelling and is a member of the German Film Academy. His directing debut, the short ICEWIND, was selected for several US festivals. His next premiere is NORTH FACE, a European period drama opening at Locarno this summer.


Here's a summary of his career at imdb:




Come early and bring something cold to drink (I already requested that the air condintioning be turned on for the meeting - but you know how hot it can get at this time of year!) We'll meet in Film Co-op President Anna Sue's space (Squeaking Tribe Puppets - directly accross from my space, 2nd floor near the theater) for this meeting so we can accommodate a larger crowd.


Regular workshop attendees: If you have samples of on-going projects you'd like to review, we can continue after the discussion with Chris.


Please join us for this unique opportunity - brought to you by your local Alabama Filmmaker's Co-op, now in our 31st year as an all volunteer community service organization fostering the love of cinema and independent film production and presentation in North Alabama.


Don Tingle

Film Co-op Workshop Director"


17 June 2008 We had a great turnout for our Basics of Short Film Production" workshop. 14 people showed up. I hope they didn't get scared off - the workshop is a "fire hose" of information, all of which can help make better short films. I saw that some on-line sources are calling these kinds of short films "MicroCinema". I'm not much for cutsie names, but this one seems to make sense.


Don't forget, the next monthly workshop is July 13th from 2 to 4 pm. Please join us. As always, it's free and open to the public.


13 June Tomorrow, June 14, is our "Basics of Short Film Production" workshop. Free and open to the public from 1 to 3 pm at the Flying Monkey. Join us if you can.


The focus of the workshop is to encourage people to make short films to enter into the Rocket City Short Film Festival coming up in October. Check the Film Co-op web site for submittal form, due date, etc.



18 May 2008

View the movie “ALABAMA. THE COUNTRY TO FILM IN.” The Alabama Film Office has an excellent video promoting Alabama as the state to produce movies. The voice-over says Alabama is the most bio-diverse state second only to California. Take a few minutes to watch this promotional – it makes one want to go out and film movies IN ALABAMA! The site is at: http://www.alabamafilm.org/index2.htm



21 April 2008


Movie "Wonder Water" awarded first place.


Sam Tumminello's short movie "Wonder Water" was awarded first place in the Senior Division by Videomaker magazine (May 2008). Tumminello, a member of the Alabama Filmmakers Co-op, produced and directed the movie.


The movie, told in a minimalist style, depicts a classic Alabama story of youthful events leading to the character’s eventual memorialization. It was first shown at the Film Co-op’s Rocket City Short Film Festival last October 2007.


Quoting Videomaker Magazine: "A wonderfully executed video with a surprise climax. The colors and textures Sam uses are beautiful and tie in with the theme of the overall video".



21 February 2008

Movie actor Danny Vinson, is expected to be interviewed about filmmaking in Alabama, after the Oscars on Channel 31 News, Sunday 2/24/2008 at 10 o’clock PM.


He played the judge in the popular and award winning John Sayles movie “Honeydripper” and was recently seen in an Eva Bank commercial Channel 19.


Mr. Vinson gave a very comprehensive and entertaining insight of his experiences in the film industry at the last Alabama Filmmakers Co-op workshop. Mr. Vinson is listed on “Internet Movie Database at: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0899087/




Exciting Announcement from The Film Co-op!






The legendary independent filmmaker, John Sayles, will be in Huntsville on Friday, Febr. 8.




One of America's preeminent and best-respected independent filmmakers, John Sayles, has established a reputation for refusing to abandon his values in favor of becoming a studio filmmaker. As a result, his films tend to be rich, nuanced explorations of personal and political relationships.






Friday, Febr. 8 @ 1:00 PM -- Master Filmmaking Class


The Film Co-op is hosting a Master Filmmaking Class led by independent movie director John Sayles at 1 p.m. on Friday, Febr. 8. This class is free and open to the public. We anticipate over 100 students from area schools, so seating will be limited and on a first come/first serve (or standing) basis. We expect the class to last 60 to 90 minutes. It will be held at the Flying Monkey Arts Center in historic Lowe Mill, 2211 Seminole Drive.





Friday, Febr. 8 @ 7:00 PM -- "Honeydripper" premiere and party

The Alabama premiere of John Sayles latest movie "Honeydripper" will be at the Regal Hollywood 18 Theater, 3312 Memorial Pkwy SW. Special tickets are required as the theater has been bought out for the 7 p.m. show. The ticket price includes an invitation to a great party immediately following the movie. The party will be at the Flying Monkey Arts Center, 2211 Seminole Drive from 9:30 p.m. to 12 midnight. The ticket for the Premiere and Party combo is $20 per person. Tickets may be purchased by going on-line to www.honeydripperhuntsville.com Click on the on-line ticket source.






"Honeydripper” is about the origins of rock and roll in the deep South. It was shot mostly in Greenville and Georgiana, Alabama. The cast includes Danny Glover, Charles Dutton, Stacey Keach, LisaGay Hamilton, Mary Steenbergen, Vondie Curtis Hall, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kel Mitchell, Ya Ya da Costa, R&B legend Mabel John, singer-songwriter Keb Mo, and Austin guitar sensation Gary Clark Jr.




The Premiere Party includes a musical performance by Microwave Dave and the Nukes, and feature Henderson Hudson (who is Danny Glover's piano playing hands in the movie) and Legendary Blues musician Eddie Shaw. John Sayles, Maggie Renzi and others associated with the movie will be at the Premiere and the Party.




For more information about the class or premiere, please contact Gena Ellis at ggellis@knology.net




A little help, please ... we would appreciate you forwarding this note to other Huntsville film fans! Thank you!!






See you there,


The Film Co-op



FYI.....A film shot in Northwest Alabama is now on sale at www.birthofalegend.com.....a feature comedy in the style of Mel Brooks showcasing Southern Humor....all orginal soundtrack...help support thev film industry in Alabama by purchasing this film today ...visit www.birthofalegend.com or www.whippoorwillhollowfilms.com (cut and paste either address into your browser for a world of fun).....thanks for your support...Sheri and Steve Wiggins of Whippoorwill Hollow Films


The 2nd Rocket City Short Film Festival Friday! October 19th! 8pm!


The 2nd Rocket City Short Film Festival (2007) is Friday, October 19 at 8:00 PM at the Flying Monkey Arts Center, 2211 Seminole Drive Admission: $5 / $3 Film Co-op members


More information at this link:




9 October 2007

A web providing a wealth of information about Florida's Film Industry is at www.filminflorida.com Information about movie opportunities, film festivals, current projects and events is available. - Sam



Coming up!


3) Sunday, July 8, from 2 PM to 4 PM -- Monthly filmmakers workshop

Our group normally meets on the first Sunday of each month, but due to schedule conflicts, will be held on the July 8th. Please join us for this monthly workshop open to both film co-op members and anyone who is interested in movie making techniques. This months topics will include:

1) Planning for the upcoming Rocket City Short Film Festival.

2) Status of the July workshop "MovieMakers: A Filmmaking Workshop for Kids" which begins on July 7.

3) Flying Monkey Arts TV - the Flying Monkey will coordinate this program with support from the Film Co-op. We'll be looking for content - your short films - to show on the City's Gov't Access TV channel as part of this special Flying Monkey activity.

4) Movie Genres and Plot - what's the difference. This will be a follow-op to last months discussion of Story Structure. How is structure different than Plot?

5) Bring short clips of any works in progress and we'll review and discuss those.

6) If you have any new equipment, software or learned any new techniques that you'd like to share with the group, please bring them along.

The meeting will be held in Don Tingle's space in the 2nd floor artists market area. Call if you have any questions: 837-4359.

Flying Monkey Arts Center @ Lowe Mill

2211 Seminole Dr., Huntsville.



4) Saturday, July 7 @ 4:30 PM -- Film Co-op board meeting. Everyone welcome.

Flying Monkey Arts Center @ Lowe Mill

2211 Seminole Dr., Huntsville.



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What: A monthly free-form workshop on all aspects of film making, with an emphasis on techniques and equipment for low budget independent movie making.



Activities include:


Demonstrations of Equipment or Techniques:


If you have a new camera or new equipment and would like to demonstrate it or try it out, bring it with you.




Members may give a presentation on any topic related to film making. From writing the Screen Play to Editing to creating a Soundtrack.


Film/Movie Presentation:


Members bring short form videos to show to members for comment and encouragement. Finished or Work in Process, bring a 5 minute sample on DVD or VHS.

Other Activities: We have a large "Green Screen" we often set up and shoot video for members to experiment with at home. We are also planning some workshops to make our own short film.




Meet other local filmmakers; Learn new skills; Find people to help with your project, and volunteer to help with theirs; Share your ideas; Show off new equipment; Help develop a thriving movie making community in the North Alabama area.




First Sunday each month from 2 to 4pm. Check the Film Co-op Schedule since we sometimes have to change dates due to scheduling conflicts or holidays.




At the Historic Lowe Mill in the Flying Monkey Arts Center (Map)


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