Community Film Making Project CAPTURE Will Be Sept. 27-29

Friday, September 13, 2013

CAPTURE, a community filmmaking project, is a weekend long event in which participants collectively create documentaries about Chattanooga over a 48-hour period.  

The project begins Friday, Sept. 27, at Walker Pavilion as registered participants gather for directions and have the next 24 hours to capture footage. On Saturday, the footage will be turned over to three professional editing teams at AVA who will then edit the submitted imagery to make three mini-documentaries scored by area musicians. The project concludes on Sunday, Sept. 29, with a celebratory community screening featuring awards and live music at Track 29.

AVA welcomes Jonathan Taplin as juror for the three films. Mr. Taplin is currently director of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation Lab whose mission embraces media, culture and society as the basis for innovation. He is also a professor at the Annenberg School of Communication with areas of specialization in international communication management and the field of digital media entertainment. As a member of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mr. Taplin produced 26 hours of television documentaries and 12 feature films between 1974 and 1996. His films were nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe awards and chosen for The Cannes Film Festival seven times.  

Bobby Stone, CAPTURE’s technical director says, “We're excited to have Jonathan Taplin as our guest juror. As a tour manager for Bob Dylan, a producer of Scorsese’s first film and as a digital pioneer-I can think of no one better to judge these films, which are the artistic merging of music, film and technology.” 

Mr. Taplin will be streamed in live via EPB's gig network during the screening to present the UBS Best in Show award, as well as the Best Footage award. A People’s Choice award will be given the week after the screening. CAPTURE is sponsored by UBS and the Lyndhurst Foundation. AVA is a funded partner of the Tennessee Arts Commission and ArtsBuild.

For more information, please visit www.capturechatt.org.


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