Thanks to a new partnership between Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and the Seattle Film Institute, SFCC will now offer an accelerated Bachelor of Arts degree in Film so students can obtain a degree in 3 years in any of the following areas: Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Motion Graphics & Visual FX, Sound Design, and Recording Arts. Through the partnership, Seattle Film Institute will also offer Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and Producing OR Master of Arts in Producing for Film at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center.
Information sessions for students interested in joining the SFCC film program this fall:
Thursday, May 4
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Santa Fe Higher Education Center
1950 Siringo Road
Friday, May 5
1 to 2 p.m.
Room 563 (TV studio)
6401 Richards Avenue
Saturday, May 6
10 a.m. until noon
Collaborative Learning Lab (lobby)
Santa Fe Higher Education Center
1950 Siringo Road
According to the SFCC announcement:
The film industry continues to have strong growth in New Mexico. Santa Fe County projects that more than $100 million will be spent in production in the region this year. SFCC has about 180 film majors.
“Having production MFA programs is important if New Mexico plans to have a competitive independent filmmaking base. Graduate students across the country are the ones who are the most successful in achieving their dreams of being working directors, writers or cinematographers.” Monique Anair, SFCC Film Department
Any questions about enrolling in film certificate, degree or transfer programs can be directed to Monique Anair, 505 428-1738 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than three decades, Santa Fe Community College has served as the gateway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult education programs. For further information, visit the website or call 505-428-1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Meet Dennis Branch, a Network Specialist from Las Vegas, New Mexico, working with A Sound Look in Santa Fe
Dennis Branch grew up in New Mexico, and now works as a Coder and Networking Specialist for "A Sound Look," a technology integration and and networking company based in Santa Fe. This short, informal video is part of a growing collection of student-oriented interviews with local professionals working in the Technology and Emerging Media fields.. Learn more about what is happening in our own community, and join our mailing list for updates. Plus, visit the online video bank regularly to view new additions to the New Mexico Career Profiles project.
Raised in the Dine' Nation (Navajo Nation), Krieg Benally shares his story of becoming a software developer and training and working with Cultivating Coders, a New-Mexico-born and based non-profit that is collaborating with TechHire Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico and the New Mexico TechWorks initiative to bring Coding Bootcamps to rural and under-servedcommunities in our region..
EMR_Bear is a healthcare software service provider in Santa Fe, New Mexico, formed by a team with expertise in community mental health, systems-based behavioral health services, healthcare management systems, healthcare billing, information technology, and business project management.
Jay Galvan Heneghan, one of the founders of EMR-Bear, met with us recently to share her story as part of the Community Learning Network's New Mexico Career Profiles project.
New Mexico TechWorks is supporting and promoting development of a strong Emerging Media and Technology pipeline as our Tech Ecosystem grows.
Now, thanks to Code.org and Paige Prescott, our very own New Mexico Code.org facilitator, educators are invited to attend a FREE workshop on "Computer Science Fundamentals!" In less than 6 hours, elementary and middle school teachers will learn the introductory computer science curriculum from Code.org, which is a great way to get started and engage students in problem solving and computational thinking. Participants will receive a curriculum book, swag bag and a box of supplies for the unplugged activities. Snacks will be provided, but you must bring a device such as a laptop, tablet or ipad.
To schedule a workshop in your school or district, contact Paige Prescott at email@example.com
Upcoming workshops available in northern New Mexico include Saturday November 5 in Espanola OR Saturday November 19, 9am to 3pm. To enroll click here.
The only film to win in New Mexico!
Celebrating Joe Carter, who is a Film student at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. He recently WON the College Student Production Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Best Editing for the short film “Disappearance" (2015).
Although still in college, he is already creating advertisements, documentaries, short films, music videos, visual effects, motion graphics, and animations.
He was accepted in the the National Film Festival for Talented youth, one of the biggest festivals in the world, as well as the Albuquerque Film Festival and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. He has made video content for Machinima.com, Tony Hawk's Skateline NBD news show, Christian Science Reading Room at SFO airport, and Food Shift, plus CrushPix and GeenLit Productions creating for Clorax, Puma Shoes, Gummy Vites, and more.
For students interested in a film career, the software skills Joe has studied and uses in his work include:
Editing: AVID, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Plural Eyes 3
VFX: After Effects
Audio Design: Pro Tools 12, Logic X, Audition
Imagery: Photoshop, Illustrator
Color Grading: Davinci Resolve
3D Modeling: Cinema 4D, 3Ds Max
To learn about Joe Carter and his work or even hire him for a media project, visit www.joecarter.tv.or contact him directly at 925-588-8327 contact@JoeCarterVideos.com
In the meantime, CONGRATULATIONS, JOE!
According to the Governor, film productions poured more than $387 million into New Mexico’s economy in the last fiscal year. According to state film office, 761 film productions have filmed in New Mexico since 1897, and 12 major productions having a budget over $1 million dollars each were filmed at least partly in Santa Fe last year. To browse a database of film and search by actor or genre, visit http://public.tableau.com/views/NMFilmographybyYear
To learn more, read this article in the Santa Fe New Mexican:
According to a press release from the City of Santa Fe, this summer, the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County launched a regional Santa Fe Film Office, a joint effort to grow and support film, television and digital media production and related activities. The office will manage the continued growth of film and television productions; expand, grow and unify existing support services; support local filmmakers; develop new markets in emerging media; explore educational, employment and local business engagement opportunities; and recruit related enterprises. Eric Witt has been hired to launch the office, which will be housed at Santa Fe County. “The film industry is creative, dynamic, innovative and inclusive – it’s a perfect fit for Santa Fe,” said Mayor Javier M. Gonzales. He added, “It’s also a fantastic chance to showcase our community to the world at large. Santa Fe and New Mexico in general have already built a strong reputation as a growing center for film, television and digital media. Working together through this new film office, with continued input from the Mayor’s Advisory Commission and others, is the key to maximizing the benefits we can see in economic growth and job creation.”
"Santa Fe County has specifically identified the film and digital media industries as places we want to grow in the coming years,” said Santa Fe County Commission Chair Miguel Chavez. “It fits our asset-base, our infrastructure development plans and other land use targets, and it provides an increasing source of revenue and employment in the region. Our goal is to continue to support and growth of these efforts, which offer tremendous opportunity and pride for our citizens.” Visit www.sffo.film
Fast Facts from the Santa Fe Film Office:
Over a five year period (fiscal years 2010 - 2015), the film industry created over 16,000 direct and indirect full-time equivalent jobs in New Mexico.*
MNP's New Mexico Film Production Tax Incentive Study Phase II Report 2015
Over a five year period (fiscal years 2010 - 2015), the film industry spent over $92M in the Santa Fe region.
Every $10M spent in the region generates over $150K in local taxes.**
Ernst & Young's Evaluating the Effectiveness of State Film Tax Credit Programs 2012
From mobile coffee carts to on-set massage therapists, the film industry has created opportunities for entrepreneurs, as well as new avenues for small businesses.
The film industry has an enormous potential to retain our film students and contribute significantly to our younger demographic and creative economy.
For a successful film that prominently features a region's tourism assets, a $10M film has the potential to generate an additional 100,000 visitors, an additional $34M in spending, over 300 direct and indirect jobs and $1.2M in additional state and local taxes.
Students enjoyed three days of hands-on activities and and engagement with professional community guests in Santa Fe this week as part of the 2016 Gear Up Career Academy highlighting the Film and Tech industries, thanks to to all of the collaborating organizations and individuals including the New Mexico HIgher Education Department, ENLACE of Northern New Mexico, Start-Up Santa Fe, the New Mexico Film Office, LittleGlobe, and the Community Learning Network. Among many highlights, students participated in activities to strengthen career and college readiness while building confidence.
They also enjoyed watching and reflecting on an amazing and inspirational real-life-story, the film Underwater Dreams! Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts AND defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process. To learn more about this inspiring tale of determination, visit http://www.underwaterdreamsfilm.com
Dr. Mark Galassi, a scientist at Los Alamos National Labs, is teaching Coding classes this summer at Warehouse 21! Although the classes are free, students must commit to taking the full course and need to be prepared to work hard! To learn more visit http://www.warehouse21.org
Sat May 28 (9am-noon and 1pm-4pm) continuing Sun May 29 (10am-noon and 1pm-3pm) - full 10-hour computer programming course.
Sat June 11 (9am-noon and 1pm-4pm) continuing Sun Jun 12 (10am-noon and 1pm-3pm) - full 10-hour computer programming course.
Fri-Sat June 16-17 (5pm-7pm) - 4-hour course on computing for science
Fri-Sat July 30-July 1 (5pm-7pm) - 4-hour course on computing for science
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
More info at: https://sites.google.com/site/santafecoding/
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