Mary Beth Barber
Worker. Writer. Mom.
Aspiring filmmakers -- professionals and weekenders – should come out to the next "Third Tuesday" workshop from the Capital Film Arts Alliance. It's on April 16 at The Art Institute at 7p.m. and will feature director Chris King and sound engineer Jimmy Bell. These guys know what they're doing with camera and sound, they've won awards and accolades galore, and are more than willing to share their "best tips" with others. This particular workshop is part of The Poe Project, a creative filmmaking, writing and literature project from the Capital Film Arts Alliance, the Sacramento Public Library, and a host of other arts groups and businesses. "The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe" has been
Access Sacramento Community Media has joined the Capital Film Arts Alliance and the Sacramento Public Library as a major sponsor of The Poe Project, a local creative filmmaking and screenwriting community project involving discussion and exploration of the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Access Sacramento provides its members certificates of liability insurance, free use of high definition production equipment, and guaranteed cable and online distribution of the Access Sacramento member's completed project. Staff from Access Sacramento will provide more details at the CFAA workshop on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Art Institute of Sacramento starting at 7:00 p.m. Ron Cooper, Executive Direc
Pension board meetings are usually dull events. But not on January 9, the day the teacher’s pension system told gun manufacturers to take a hike. The California State Teachers Retirement System – CalSTRS (“cal-stirs”) as it’s know by policy and financial geeks – took official action concerning guns by publically announcing its intention to dump gun manufacturers from its portfolio. This action came less than a month after the staff realized CalSTRS had invested in the company that made the gun used at Sandy Hook Elementary. CalSTRS, investments and a three-headed dog Pension funds invest in thousands of companies. They have to as part of their investment strategy –invest across the boar
Filmmakers and literature experts will explore and discuss the various works of Edgar Allan Poe, the acclaimed nineteenth century American writer best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, in anticipation of a creative film competition based on Poe's work, to prepare to partake in a local creative filmmaking endeavor The Poe Project. The workshop will take place at the Art Institute of Sacramento starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Jeff Knorr, Poet Laureate of Sacramento, will give insights into Poe’s poetry and literary work. The event is hosted by the Capital Film Arts Alliance, a local nonprofit dedicated to advancing film and video production, and the lead or
Decades ago the biggest artist goal would have been to write the “great American novel.” But in today’s technology age, it might instead be to create the “great American web series.” Local actor, teacher and producer Rick Gott – the producer of the award-winning web series “Dark Pool” – is living that creative goal. He and others from the “Dark Pool” cast and crew will speak to the local film community others at the Art Institute on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at the monthly speaker series from the Capital Film Arts Alliance. “Dark Pool” is making headlines, gaining fans, and getting awards. A recent Sacramento Bee article describes Rick’s experience winning a handful of awards at the L.