I agree, long live the Basement Media Festival.

-Charles

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On Feb 22, 2012, at 11:43 AM, Christine Lucy Latimer 
<christinelucylati...@gmail.com> wrote:

> As someone who screened in the most recent Basement Media Festival, I fully 
> endorse it and encourage everyone to continue submitting. I screened work in 
> 28 film festivals all over world in 2011, from tiny grassroots events to 
> well-established, well-funded festivals. Having run the gamut of good and bad 
> festival experiences, I mush say that the Basement Media Festival is 
> definitely among the good!  LJ and Nick were always communicative, 
> accommodating and kind to their filmmakers (they even extended the offer of a 
> couch to crash on when I told them I was likely too broke to travel to the 
> festival!)
>  
> Not only that, but they wound up securing us more than one screening 
> opportunity!  The Basement Media Festival was supposed to just be in Boston, 
> but due to their go-getter attitude, they also got the program screened in 
> Brooklyn, NY. Their comportment as festival programmers rivaled many of the 
> other larger-scale festivals I participated in. They're good, hard-working 
> guys. 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: lj frezza <ljfre...@gmail.com>
> To: Experimental Film Discussion List <frameworks@jonasmekasfilms.com>
> Cc: 
> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:08:38 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Frameworks] BASEMENT MEDIA FEST #3 (2012) CALL FOR ENTRIES
> I don't really understand what the big regret is, Mike - the festival
> was free to submit to. Was that the only copy of your film or
> something? If so, I can see about sending it back to you if you could
> send me some money to cover postage.
> -LJ
> 
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:56 AM, mike rice <bacnhe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I submitted because my friend, who went to Emerson and apparently knows you
> > guys suggested that I do. Trust me, I regret it.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM, lj frezza <ljfre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> and here's a link to the screening info from last year's festival:
> >> http://spectacletheater.com/730-basement-media-festival-a-night-of-lo-fi
> >> -lj
> >>
> >> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM, lj frezza <ljfre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Well, I suppose I have a two-part answer for you:
> >> > First-off, I apologize. The festival is basically completely organized
> >> > by just two people with full-time jobs and we haven't in the past been
> >> > able to respond to everyone who submitted. We're working on changing
> >> > that this year, and will be sending out an email to everyone who's
> >> > submission we receive, regardless of whether they get in to the
> >> > festival.
> >> > As for the tape, we aren't able to return submission materials to
> >> > filmmakers who send them in. We have absolutely no budget for the
> >> > festival, as the festival is free to submit to, and any fees for
> >> > screenings have gone entirely to cover the cost of the screening
> >> > venue. Due to this, we simply cannot afford the postage (not to
> >> > mention the time involved) to send submission materials back to
> >> > filmmakers. I'll make a note of this on our entry form going forward.
> >> > Additionally, we're only accepting submissionms on NTSC DVDs this
> >> > year.
> >> > This festival was started three years ago by a couple of guys who had
> >> > no experience running a festival. This whole thing is a big learning
> >> > experience for us, and I hope you'll bear with us.
> >> > Again, thanks for submitting and I'm sorry if you feel slighted in any
> >> > way
> >> > -LJ
> >> >
> >> > On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM, mike rice <bacnhe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >> I submitted to the base media fest last year and heard no response, and
> >> >> never got my DV tape back? Why should I expect anything different this
> >> >> time?
> >> >> Did the festival even happen?
> >> >>
> >> >> Mike
> >> >>
> >> >> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM, lj frezza <ljfre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Hey there, folks. The BASEMENT media festival is officially issuing to
> >> >>> you, the fine people of FrameWorks, this call for submissions.
> >> >>> The BASEMENT media fest is a low-fidelity film and video festival,
> >> >>> that focuses on shorts of a non-narrative nature. We accept
> >> >>> submissions of all formats, from hi-8 to 16mm to DV, as long as the
> >> >>> work focuses on the mediated aspect of motion picture recording.
> >> >>> In a world filled with 2K Cameras and IMAX, we celebrate the low-res
> >> >>> and the low-tech.
> >> >>> For more information on BASEMENT, including our past programs, visit
> >> >>> our website: http://basementmediafest.com.
> >> >>> And here's a link to our submission form, just in case you're
> >> >>> interested in that sort of thing:
> >> >>> http://basementmediafest.com/2012entryform.pdf
> >> >>> It's free to submit, and the DEADLINE is JULY 29th. Screening will
> >> >>> occur in late 2012 - more info to come.
> >> >>> Thanks folks,
> >> >>> -LJ
> >> >>>
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jonathan Capone <jdcap...@gmail.com>
> To: Experimental Film Discussion List <frameworks@jonasmekasfilms.com>
> Cc: 
> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:19:39 -0500
> Subject: [Frameworks] Shipping Hard Drive Internationally
> Hi Frameworkers,
>   
>    I recently shot a couple hours of HD footage that I need to send to a 
> colleague in the UK.  I tried to Print to Video, but the transcoding is 
> taking weeks on my current system.  Since the project is long over due, I 
> think my only option is to ship a hard drive with the project files on it.  
> Anyone have experience shipping a Hard Drive with information on it from the 
> US to UK, or somewhere similar?  Does anyone know of the best way to ship 
> this safely?
> 
> Best,
> Jonathan Capone 
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Flick Harrison <fl...@flickharrison.com>
> To: Experimental Film Discussion List <frameworks@jonasmekasfilms.com>
> Cc: 
> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:37:28 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Shipping Hard Drive Internationally
> Copy the hard drive to another hard drive.
> 
> Verify that the copy works.  (Toast has a utility that compares folders).
> 
> Then send it off and don't worry about it.  When it arrives intact, and they 
> verify everything's there, you can delete your copy.
> 
> Customs is a different matter - anything sensitive on there?
> 
> --
> * WHERE'S MY ARTICLE, WORLD?
> http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Flick_Harrison
> 
> * FLICK's WEBSITE & BLOG: http://www.flickharrison.com 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jonathan Capone <jdcap...@gmail.com>
> To: Experimental Film Discussion List <frameworks@jonasmekasfilms.com>
> Cc: 
> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:53:00 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Shipping Hard Drive Internationally
> Hi Flick,
> 
>    There are no sensitive files, just project files.  Any ideas about the 
> best shipping method, USPS, UPS?
> 
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> 
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Flick Harrison <fl...@flickharrison.com> 
> wrote:
> Copy the hard drive to another hard drive.
> 
> Verify that the copy works.  (Toast has a utility that compares folders).
> 
> Then send it off and don't worry about it.  When it arrives intact, and they 
> verify everything's there, you can delete your copy.
> 
> Customs is a different matter - anything sensitive on there?
> 
> --
> * WHERE'S MY ARTICLE, WORLD?
> http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Flick_Harrison
> 
> * FLICK's WEBSITE & BLOG: http://www.flickharrison.com 
> 
> 
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