Seattle Office of Film + Music


JOIN US AT TONIGHT’S FILM + MUSIC + INTERACTIVE HAPPY HOUR FEATURING GUEST SPEAKER TONY FULGHAM
November 30, 2011, 10:04 am
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FMI Happy Hour
Happy Hour returns tonight! Join us at Spitfire in Belltown from 5:00-7:00 pm and mingle with leaders in the film, music and interactive industries. From 6:30-7:00pm, guest speaker Tony Fulgham will present “How to Build a Successful (and Creative) World Famous Company.” Fulgham, one of a team of masterminds behind World Famous, will offer insight into the world of film production, animation, editing and more. He will also spill his recently discovered recipe to happiness in the workplace.
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TOMORROW’S FILM + MUSIC + INTERACTIVE HAPPY HOUR GUEST SPEAKER INTERVIEWED BY HUFFINGTON POST
November 29, 2011, 10:43 am
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The Huffington Post
Yesterday, The Huffington Post visited the headquarters of local media production company World Famous. Coincidentally, Tony Fulgham, one of a team of masterminds behind the successful and creative company, will be speaking at tomorrow’s FMI Happy Hour from 6:30-7:00pm at Spitfire. In the article, Tony and co-founder Alan Nay discuss what sets them apart from other creative companies. The two touch on their concept of monthly artistic “assignments” that emphasize creating  “art for the sake of art” because they believe it  “makes us all better at what we do.”

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NORTHWEST FILM FORUM PRESENTS FREE CONVERSATION WITH FILMAKER LYNN SHELTON TONIGHT
November 28, 2011, 9:46 am
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NWFF
Local writer/director Lynn Shelton (You’re Sister’s Sister, Humpday, $5 Cover Seattle), will be at Northwest Film Forum tonight (November 28), presenting clips from her previous works and discussing her creative process. During this free conversation, Shelton will discuss her most recent film, Your Sister’s Sister, which recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled for theatrical debut next year.

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FLEET FOXES RELEASE “THE SHRINE/AN ARGUMENT” VIDEO
November 21, 2011, 11:19 am
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Clash Music
Fleet Foxes released their newest music video this morning (which has already garnered over 30 thousand views) for their song “The Shrine/An Argument,” Directed by frontman Robin Pecknold’s brother, Sean Pecknold. The eight-minute piece was included on the band’s album Helplessness Blues, released earlier this year. Watch the video, co-animated by Sean Pecknold and Britta Johnson, below.

(HD, headphones and full screen are recommended for the best viewing experience!)

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SCARECROW ON SEATTLE: EDGE OF HONOR (1991)
November 18, 2011, 3:53 pm
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SCARECROW ON SEATTLE
SCARECROW 

In appreciation and recognition of Seattle’s long and illustrious film history, we are proud to partner with Scarecrow Video to bring you weekly reviews of historical Seattle films. Each week we will  showcase a new movie, with special emphasis on how these films show Seattle’s most filmable locations.

Edge of Honor (1991)

The one and only Corey Feldman stars in this mostly forgotten amalgamation of First Blood, Southern Comfort and Red Dawn that chronicles a battle between gunrunners and pseudo-Boy Scouts on the Olympic Peninsula. Edge of Honor was made entirely in Washington State so you have to give the filmmakers props for not sneaking over the Canadian border for some of the action. Continue reading



TOP 10 NW MUSIC FOR WEEK OF 11/7-11/13
November 18, 2011, 3:15 pm
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OFFICE OF FILM + MUSIC NEWSLETTER

Compiled from figures at Sonic Boom (Ballard) and Easy Street (West Seattle and Queen Anne).

1  Pickwick -“Myths”

2  Various Artists – “Live at KEXP, Volume 7”

3  Head & The Heart – “s/t”
4  Eddie Vedder – “Ukulele Songs”

5  Brite Futures – “Dark Past”

6  Screaming Trees – “Last Words: The Final Recordings”

7  Pearl Jam – “Pearl Jam Twenty”

8  Nirvana – “Nevermind”

9  Caspar Babypants – “Sing Along!”

10 Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues”



CAREER FAIR THIS WEEKEND OFFERS STUDENTS INSIGHT INTO VARIOUS PROFESSIONS

Alliance4Ed
See It. Be It: Explore Your Future Career is a unique opportunity for curious students in Seattle Public Schools to connect with a variety of professionals from a range of industries. The event is aimed at middle and high school students interested in exploring different career opportunities. Speakers range from members of the music and interactive industry, to sustainable construction managers. The big day is Saturday, November 19th, at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms from 10am to 2pm, and will feature 50 speakers, lunch and prizes. For more information, including available transportation, contact Marilena at intern@alliance4ed.org.

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SEATTLE-BASED WEB SERIES KNOWS CROWDFUNDING
November 15, 2011, 1:43 pm
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Trollitc
If you’re looking for tips or tricks to get your Kickstarter project off the ground, local project JourneyQuest could write the book on successful crowdfunding. When the “fantasy comedy web series” released their debut season, it became an instant hit and gained a solid following. Fans can watch the season in its entirety online, free of charge, and the show’s producers plan on keeping it that way. They decided to use crowdfunding techniques to pull together the $30 thousand to cover the first season’s expenses, as well as an additional 3k to film the second season. Upon the campaign’s launch in late September, fans jumped to action and amassed nearly $25k of their $60k goal in 48 hours. Within 11 days, the goal had been reached. As the makers of JourneyQuest watched their pledge total steadily surpass the original goal, they set their sights on a new one. Updates on the Kickstarter campaign page inform that at the $100k mark, they’ll be able to make a full length feature film out of the second season. The project is 10 days from ending, and they have a little over 8 grand to raise in that time. This project is a solid reminder that independent filmmakers can make it big with the powerful aide of a strong fan base.



DISCOVER SEATTLE MUSIC HISTORY THROUGH NEW ESSAY
November 15, 2011, 12:22 pm
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Seattle City of Music
Seattle has long been a city rife with musical overtones. Instrumental dings and vocal chirps are always within an ears reach of inhabitants, and the melodies and harmonies that echo speak for the culture of place of the ever-evolving zeitgeist. Whether it is the Native Americans of the area performing local dance and song, or Nirvana-inspired punk-rock resonating from Showbox speakers, the common colloquial second language of the Pacific Northwest is undeniably music.  To read more about how music permeates the very core of what it means to be part of a city like Seattle, take a look at the recently posted Seattle: City of Music essay on the SCOM site.

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BIG-NAME MUSICIANS MAKE CAMEO APPEARANCES ON PORTLANDIA
November 10, 2011, 11:41 am
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Cinema Blend
Luminaries of the musical world take on the set of Portlandia for its second season, kicking off at the start of next year. The comedy-hit nails the vibe of the Northwest and its residents, from the locavore mentality and raising the bar on living “green,” to independent bookshops and the impulse to “put a bird” on everything. The show has rallied Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to have a stab at satirical acting.  Other celebrity musicians include Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) Johnny Marr (The Smiths), singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom, and Annie Clark (St. Vincent).

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