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White Tree Studio (Steve Wyttree’s Studio)
2775 Howard Street, CDA
Please RSVP now to: RSVP@FilmAllianceNW.org
Meeting Cost: $5 (First time guests and current members are free.) All Are Welcome!
Speaker: Zak Adams
This month’s speaker will be Zak Adams from the Kroc Center. He will be discussing audio and video programs that the Kroc Center can offer our members. He will also discuss current events going on at the Kroc Center.
I have been working as a film maker and motion graphics artist for the last 8 years. I love helping businesses and non-profits share their stories with their patrons. In addition to short-form film making, I specialize in clean, custom motion graphic design and templating that fits your brand and communicates your values. I call Coeur d’Alene, Idaho home. I live here with my awesome wife and two daughters. I’m also involved in the leadership of a local church.
Other Film Alliance News
Well we are getting into the calendar more each day. It appears that Punxsutawney Phil was correct, six more weeks of wet weather. As film makers we can only pray that on the first day of spring we see sunlight. That is unless you require a rain scene in your film. Then you have all the time in the world to capture it. Our weather doesn’t matter.
Even if it’s rain, snow, or sun, we have an interesting person as a speaker at our March 8th meeting at Steve’s studioread 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
General meetings are open to the public, and held the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Time: 6:30 pm
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Cost: $5.00 (First-time guests and current members are free. Renew today!)
Location TBA, so please watch for the announcement each month!
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