Seattle Office of Film + Music


HAPPY HOUR RETURNS THIS WEDNESDAY WITH A NEW LOOK AND STRUCTURE

Happy Hour
Miss us? We know you did. Happy Hour returns this week with a new look and format. Now the Film, Music and Interactive Happy Hour, we will continue to host our event at Spitfire in Belltown on the last Wednesday of the month from 5-7 pm. At 6:30 pm, a special guest speaker will give a presentation in the private black box theater in the back of the venue. This Wednesday, we welcome UW Associate Professor Margaret O’Mara, who wrote the tech-focused book Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley. For those who want to continue mingling at the bar, we’ll broadcast the presentation on the monitors located throughout Spitfire. Join us on Wednesday, September 28 for the exciting re-launch of Happy Hour! Presenting partners of this event are Washington Filmworks, The Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy, Geekwire, Art of Institute of Seattle, and Spitfire.

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EMP HOSTS ALL-AGES AFTER HOURS HIP-HOP SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT
June 24, 2011, 10:06 am
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EMP
Curated by EMP’s Youth Advisory Board, After Hours brings together premiere musical talents from around the Seattle area to perform in front of an all-ages crowd; it’s a program designed by teens for teens. This year marks the first hip-hop lineup for the quarterly event. Attendees can expect energetic sets by notable local hip-hop artists like Sol and Grynch, plus newcomers Kung Foo Grip and DJ Nphared. EMP’s main gallery space will also be open during the performances, allowing people to browse the recently-opened exhibit Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses. Adding to the evening’s event will be youth-made music videos by the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), dance showcases from the UW Hip-Hop Student Association B-Boys, and much more.

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UW PROFESSIONAL & CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS HOST FIRST ANNUAL PORTFOLIO SHOW FOR ARTS, WRITING AND FILM

UW Professional & Continuing Education
Students in the arts like nothing better than to show off their creations to the world. More than 45 students of the UW Professional & Continuing Education’s arts programs will display collected artwork and year-end projects at the first annual Student Portfolio Show. UW Professional & Continuing Education is a resource for professionals seeking career change, advancement, or simply a means for developing personal interests. Among the participating programs in the show are Independent Filmmaking, Audio Production and Screenwriting. The event gives students the chance to display the caliber of their work, connect the public with artists and instructors, and to demonstrate how a UW certificate program could help your career.

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NEW BECU COMMERCIAL FEATURES UW ALUMS AND SEATTLE CELEBERTIES
February 16, 2011, 3:11 pm
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BECU
Seattle public relations and marketing firm Colehour+Cohen has wrapped production on an online video celebrating the launch of BECU’s new University of Washington themed debit MasterCard. The video features 13 of the UW’s most famous alumni performing the UW fight song, “Bow Down to Washington!”, including Kenny G, Richard Karn, Bill Gates, Sr., Danielle Lawrie, Rick Steves, Detlef Schrempf, and Nancy Guppy. “We wanted to do something fun to celebrate the launch of the card and keep things local”, said Todd Pietzsch with BECU. “UW has so many well-known alums, a recognizable fight song and such iconic landmarks; a video seemed like the perfect way to reach out to students, alumni and Husky fans.” The video was shot in January and early February in Seattle in several locations on the UW campus and greater Seattle area, hiring local crew members and featuring audio and music production by Seattle’s Audio Logic, Inc. Feel the purple and gold spirit with the video below.
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NEW BECU COMMERCIAL FEATURES UW ALUMS AND SEATT…, posted with vodpod



UW STUDENT BAND BEAT CONNECTION SIGNED TO MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS
January 27, 2011, 3:01 pm
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Moshi Moshi Records
Riding on the crest of well deserved attention and success, Beat Connection a local electronica group comprised of UW students Jordan Koplowitz and Reed Juenger has been catching local ears and headlines since their emergence last summer. They have finally been signed on London’s Moshi Moshi records with impending record releases and tasty new singles and remixes galore. Try and catch one of their upcoming shows going down this Saturday at the Healthy Times Fun Club, Feb 7th at Havana (free show!) or at SXSW for you lucky dogs going down to Austin. Enjoy the video below of a new single from the boys entitled “Silver Screen” (avoid the underage drinking footage and skip ahead to 1:30 for the good stuff) and don’t be afraid to jiggle and jive to the beat wherever you’re at.
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CROCODILE ENGINEER JIM ANDERSON CONTRIBUTES MASSIVE AUDIO COLLECTION TO UW LIBRARY
August 12, 2009, 12:44 pm
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Seattle Timesjim_crocodile
Audio engineer Jim Anderson — a designation often shortened to “sound guy” or “sound man” — has a reputation for being one of the best in Seattle. Simply, he seems to care how bands sound in the Crocodile. Not just how bands sound to him, but how a band sounds to its own members, and also to audience attendants with opinions. Evinced with Anderson’s sincerity, this inclusive type of caring is exceedingly rare. He also has a reputation for his gigantic vault of live recordings, which are now all at the UW.



Improvised Music Project Fest aims to get the talent at the UW heard
May 29, 2009, 10:13 am
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Seattle Times
The music students currently at the University of Washington are too young to remember that Jazz Alley, the glamorous, downtown jazz club, first opened on University Way in the University District in 1979 as a small club and bistro that catered mostly to the local music scene. Jazz Alley left the U-District in 1985, leaving a void that has been slow to refill despite the neighborhood’s proximity to the university and the city’s reputation as a hotbed of jazz education. A small nightclub, Lucid, is the only venue on “The Ave” devoted chiefly to the genre, balancing the needs of a lounge and a stage for serious jazz.