Wednesday, April 16, 2008

You Could Be in Pictures - or at least this one

Light Industry, according to their website, "is a new venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York." More specifically, it's on 33rd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Maybe we don't have to travel all the way to LIC and PS1 to see funky art by local artists. From what I've seen so far, they have shown mainly short, obscure (at least to me) films. Maybe the summer months will see different installments.

Anyway, Light Industry is the site for a "shoot and show" film project in which anyone can show up and be a Star. Yes, capital S. I have to wonder, however, if I took my decidedly uncool self down there, would I get the camera without the battery? Or is uncool the new cool?

A pair of local artists who call themselves MTAA are the organizers. I'm reprinting the basic run-down, but check out the website here. Definitely check them out. They seem very fun. And one of them is from Iowa. Can't be all bad.

From their website:

Here’s how it works:

Two directors/camera operators will set up at Light Industry deep in the heart of Brooklyn. The space will have some cheap/random props and costumes. If you want some acting direction, we’ll have scripts and improv notes ready. If acting isn’t your thing, just come in and be your fabulous self. The shooting will be continuous and casual with both films projected live for your viewing pleasure. Join us for the entire shoot or just walk in for your close-up.

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