News & Events
Thursday, October 12
Location: Seasons Fresh Grill
209 E Lakeside Ave, CDA
Please RSVP now to: RSVP@FilmAllianceNW.org
Meeting Cost: $5 (First time guests and current members are free.) All Are Welcome!
Speaker: Kimberlynn Budde
Kimberlynn Budde will be giving makeup and fake wound demo just in time for Halloween. She will be concentrating on fake wounds and will be answering questions that you may have about Special Effects makeup. Kimberlynn is the makeup artist for the last two episodes of Nancy Hanks’ Across Bank Street.
Other Film Alliance News
I hope by the time you read this material….
that smoke in our atmosphere will be completely gone. It wasn’t just a distraction, it’s a monumental distraction. Some of you probably stayed inside while the smoke lingered in our area. How could anyone shoot film or video when you can’t see the subject only five feet away? Besides that, the air isn’t that great to breathe. So, I think it’s OK to come out and attend our meeting this week.read more
Parts 14 in a History of Film Series by Larry Telles
William Nicholas Selig was born on March 14, 1864 and raised in Chicago in a Bohemian-Polish immigrant family. After starting as a furniture upholsterer, he worked as a vaudeville performer and produced a traveling minstrel show in San Francisco while still in his late teens. Selig saw Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope at an exhibition in Dallas, Texas and returned home to Chicago. He opened a small photography studio and began investigating how he might make his own moving pictures without paying a patent fee to Edison’s company. Together with his machinist, were able to build their own camera, the Selig Standard Camera.
In 1896, Selig founded the Selig Polyscope Company in Chicago, which was one of the first motion picture studios in America. He began making actuality shorts, traveloguesread more
Parts 13 in a History of Film Series by Larry Telles
It took over a year for the decline inside Essanay to cause its doors to close. It wasn’t any one thing that caused the problem, but a multitude. Marguerite Clayton, Broncho Billy Anderson’s leading lady left for the Chicago studio. Spoor continued to not allow Anderson to make feature films in Niles. Roy Clements who had directed the Snakeville Comedies left for Los Angeles. Victor Potel went with him. Roy was replaced by Wallace Beery.
With the departure of studio’s biggest moneymaker, Chaplin, Essanay signed French comedian Max Linder. His clever pantomime was often compared to Chaplin’s. Linder failed to match Chaplin’s popularity in America.read more
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