“Life in New Mexico” media project

“Life in New Mexico” 2014 collaborative media project

See the videos on our YouTube Channel HERE

Thank You
to all who participated in our project by submitting your videos. We got some really awesome material to work with.
Submissions are now closed.

Why are we sponsoring this project?

“Life in New Mexico” will bring attention to the post production segment of the New Mexico film industry.  Post production is the phase of movie-making that begins once the filming is completed.  Typically, it involves editing the material, correcting color imbalances, improving sound, adding a musical score, special effects, animation and more.  When a film comes from out of state to shoot in New Mexico, the post production work is often done where the film originated (outside our state).  This is because it’s easier for an outside movie to come shoot here, and then complete post production where they live back home.  However, as the NM film industry grows, so will our post production industry.  This will further help our own filmmakers to use local post production companies in their own state.

Phase 1
Submissions Completed

Thank you to all those who participated. There were 54 individuals who submitted 120 videos resulting in 138 clips that were given to the editors.

Phase 2
Editing Completed

We began with 13 editors who could participate in this project. They were each given 138 clips to edit together to make a video up to 10 minutes in length. Of those 13 editors, 8 were able to finish and turn in their videos. The good news is that the other five who were unable to finish were busy with paying gigs. 

"Life in New Mexico" editors

Chris Paul
Dawn to DuskChris Paul has been making media magic for over 30 years. A graduate of The Evergreen State University, he has shot and edited commercials, corporate video, music videos and documentaries for Motorola, Sandia National Labs, Peabody Energy, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and many more. He edited 3 seasons of the show “Cavalcade of Enchantment”. He resides in Albuquerque with his family and volunteers with Amnesty International.

Ashley Castaneda
New Mexico At Its BestAshley Castañeda is a freelance editor who has worked with local productions in both New Mexico and Texas. Ashley works hard to create structure and tell a story with style and full intent. She was the online editor in chief for her high school magazine. She wrote many editorials and reviews for the magazine. Ashley covered (shot) school event’s produced podcasts for the magazine online website. Ashley is currently studying Film at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Allison Wortman
BlissAllison Wortman is a young independent filmmaker. Her passions include screen writing, editing, and baseball. She is currently attending Santa Fe University of Art and Design and hopes to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Film with a specialization in Production.

Casey Curtis
Eternal New MexicoCasey Curtiss is a graduate from the University of New Mexico. He is currently working as an editor at New Mexico PBS, also known as KNME. Casey has been involved in film production and post-production for 5 years, and has been an animator and compositor for 8 years.

Carter DuBois
Side Roads of New MexicoCarter DuBois has been active in the film industry for many years, primarily 16 and 35mm film processing, editing, and outside services. After a number of years pursuing other business ventures, Carter returned to the film industry in the digital arena in 2011. He has worked as sound mixer as well as stills photographer for numerous films. Carter studied digital film editing at Santa Fe Community College, as well as film production, film crew, make-up artistry, and documentary film production. Carter DuBois Productions has offices in Santa Fe, NM, and Lake Sumner, NM, with access to the industry nationwide.

Shelene Bridge
Driving FreeThroughout the past 17 years, Ms. Bridge has pursued a film editing career. She has edited short and feature films encompassing narratives and documentaries, as well as corporate and promotional videos and commercials. Ms. Bridge's most recent projects include: Camera Operator and Editor for the short documentary, A HORSEBACK RIDE TO THE SOUL; Editor for the feature documentary, THE YOUNG ANCESTORS, which is available for educational use through Cinema Guild and has aired on KNME-PBS; and Finishing Editor for the award-winning feature documentary, WILD HORSES AND RENEGADES, which currently screens on the Documentary Channel.

Giuseppe Quinn
TulaGiuseppe Quinn was born into a family of circus performers, his Mother a trapeze artist and his Father a clown and top-mount of the famous Bellows’ teeterboard act. Giuseppe joined the act by age three. He turned professional at age five. Giuseppe clowned on various circuses, touring all over North America for many years. Then, while attending performing arts school in California, he mixed his love for live performance, film and photography with the newly emerging access to video. Now, Giuseppe and his wife Danielle L. Reddick create movies and live stage performances incorporating everything, including video, puppets, animation, music, dance and even hypnosis. Giuseppe also performs improvisational video projection as Agramzu. Visit www.redquyn.com for upcoming performances, events and news.

Elizabeth Dwyer
Life is All AroundElizabeth Graduated from University of New Mexico in 1997,with Bachelors in University Studies(Media Arts & 3D Animation) and has Masters in Business.She has worked 12 years in commercial and community access in San Francisco Bay Area and as Station Manager for Rio Vision in Rio Rancho,NM. Her television experience behind the scenes include Master Control, Videographer, Producer, Editor,Graphics,Technical Director,and Director of television shows;She also taught media & technology to children ages 3 to adult.

Phase 3
Screening: September 20-21 2014: See Schedule below. You can download  PROGRAM HERE

Aviator 10
3651 Mesa Village Drive
(575) 437-9301
Sept 20
Reception 4-5
Screening 5-6
Cinema 3
2322 West Pierce
(575) 887-8066
Sept 20
Screening 7:30pm
North Plains 7
2809 North Prince
(575) 218-7106
Sept 20
Screening 7:30pm
Allen 8
1819 20th Street
(505) 326-0000
Sept 20
Screening 7:30pm
Aztec 5
911 West Aztec
(505) 863-4651
Sept 20
Screening 7:30pm
Eagle 9
1609 Joe Harvey Blvd
(575) 392-3988
Sept 20
Screening 7:30pm
Cineport 10
700 S. Telshor
Las Cruces
(575) 521-9360
Sept 20
Screening 7:30pm
Galaxy 8
4501 North Main
(575) 623-1010
Sept 20
Screening 7:30pm
Sierra Cinema
721 D Mechem
(575) 257-9444
Sept 20
Screening 7:30pm
Center for Contemporary Arts1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe(505) 982-1338
Sept 20
Screening 11:30 am

Taos Center for the Arts
133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos(575) 758-2052
Sept 21
Screening 7pm
South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway Blvd SE
(505) 848-1320
Sept 21
Screening 7pm


The New Mexico Edit Poster final

Many thanks to the people who make up the team for the 
“Life in New Mexico” media project!

"Life in New Mexico" Team

Anne Stirling
Executive Producer-"Life in New Mexico"

Anne Stirling has produced shorts, feature documentaries and “non-fiction” television programming (including www.quirkyview.com) both in Canada and the USA. Her first feature documentary “Why Get Married?” screened internationally, broadcast on New Zealand documentary channel, and was nominated for Best New Mexico Film 2010. In 2004 she founded New Mexico’s Friends of Film, Video and Arts non-profit organization, as a way to encourage collaborations amongst member filmmakers (over 140 productions to date).

Brad Stoddard
Editorial Producer

Award-winning filmmaker, artist and photographer. Brad’s credits cover a broad range of educational media, television, feature and documentary film. . Brad is an Apple Certified Trainer for Final Cut Pro X at the University of New Mexico, Continuing Education Division. His experience as a producer, director, editor, postproduction supervisor and workflow designer has brought him many film and television credits.

Rudy Miera
Community Outreach

Rudy J. Miera works as an actor and musician and as a Moving Image Designer for the Vortex Theater. His hand-painted retablos ( 'Santos' ) have been in local art shows ( the Tortuga Gallery, at BookWorks (in Albuquerque) and will be available at next month's Harvest Festival in Corrales where he enjoys walks along the ditch with his lovely wife, MariAnne.

John Maio
Screener Supervisor

John Maio, co-owner of John Maio Photography and John Maio Post Production services is a well known head shot and movie still photographer in the Albuquerque area and is an Avid and FCPX production editor specializing in short films, actor reels, and documentaries. Member New Mexico Post Alliance. Recent work includes "Seven Minute Mysteries - Top Cop", "Punchlines", the Brown Mackie College graduation ceremony and several actor's reels. "Seven Minute Mysteries - "The Gambler" is currently in post.

Trish Lopez

Trish Lopez is a film industry professional, most recently serving as Production Manager on a documentary with Smithsonian Network. She is the former Program Director at the New Mexico Film Office, former President of Women in Film and has represented NM on various panels across the country while supporting the industry’s continued growth in the state.

Russell Maynor
Graphic Design

Russell Maynor is a Photographer, graphic designer, and film director. After 18 years of creative work in New York City, Maynor discovered the enchantment of New Mexico and moved here in 2002. . He got his start in Albuquerque's thriving film scene through Friends of Film Video and Arts and the 48-hour Film Project, working on small films and large features. In 2010, he produced and directed his first feature film, "Malice in Wonderland," and has since been a producer on numerous national commercial projects with Key Vision Media.

Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll is the president of Carroll Strategies, one of New Mexico’s top ranked PR firms, with over 50 awards from the Public Relations Society of America in the past five years. . He specializes in media training and crisis management, as well as general PR services for the top clients in the state, including Fortune 500 clients doing business in New Mexico.

Andy Gabrys
Original Music Composer

Andy Gabrys resides in Santa Fe, NM where he composes and produces music for film and TV projects. These have included scores for feature length documentary films produced in New Mexico such as Justice Denied (2013), award winner The Speed of Orange (2013), and spOILed (2011). Andy works with a network of exclusive music publishers in the US, Canada, and Australia / South East Asia, and has aired custom music on more than 35 network and cable TV shows and a handful of nationally running TV commercials. In 2013 he was awarded “Best Adult Contemporary Production” by the New Mexico Music Association for Denise Marsa’s song “Steady”.

Talia Kosh
Legal Consultant

Talia is an Associate with The Bennett Law Group and Founder and President of New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts. She works with artists, musicians and filmmakers and nonprofits. She also lectures and teaches on various subjects within art and entertainment law.

This project is made possible by partnerships between the New Mexico Film Foundation, New Mexico Post Alliance, Friends of Film, Video and Arts and the New Mexico Tourism Department. With Sponsorships from Allen Theatres, Adobe Creative Cloud, Santa Fe Macintosh Users Group and DigiEffects.

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