TAG 2010: Call for Movies

The Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice of Archaeology (CASPAR)
in conjunction with the University of California at Berkeley invite
short, 3-minute long movies that push the boundaries of archaeological
filmmaking.  In the spirit of the Theoretical Archaeological Group
meetings, innovative submissions that utilize the strengths of digital
filmmaking will be given the highest consideration for the screen
festival. Some genres under consideration are machinima, animation,
experimental, parody, “fake” films, and other unexpected or unexplored
formats.  These movies will be screened live at TAG 2010 (December 14-17)  in Bristol, UK and simulcast on OKAPI island in Second Life and will be entered for a juried prize.  The deadline for submissions is December 1.

If you have any questions, please contact tringham@berkeley.edu or clmorgan@berkeley.edu.

Screen Festival

TAG 2010 Website

The following on-line and on-site workshops will be held to guide those who feel unskilled or unfamiliar in digital film-making to become more comfortable and creative. Nobody should feel excluded from this competition:

Workshop 1: Friday October 1, 10am-12noon PST
What Makes a Good 3-minute Story (Ruth Tringham)

Workshop 2: Friday October 22, 10am-12noon PST
Creating the assets (media) for your 3-minute movie (Michael Ashley, Scott Calhoun, Colleen Morgan, Ruth Tringham)

Workshop 3: Friday November 5, 10am-12noon PST
More on creating the media; compressing, uploading, and sharing your finished movie (Michael Ashley, Scott Calhoun)

Workshop 4: Saturday November 13, 9am-5pm PST (schedule TBA)
International drop-in workshop: getting your movie done (Michael Ashley, Scott Calhoun, Colleen Morgan)

Author: colleenmorgan

Dr. Colleen Morgan (ORCID 0000-0001-6907-5535) is the Lecturer in Digital Archaeology and Heritage in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. She conducts research on digital media and archaeology, with a special focus on embodiment, avatars, genetics and bioarchaeology. She is interested in building archaeological narratives with emerging technology, including photography, video, mobile and locative devices. Through archaeological making she explores past lifeways and our current understanding of heritage, especially regarding issues of authority, authenticity, and identity.

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