“Life in New Mexico” 2014 collaborative media project
See the videos on our YouTube Channel HERE
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.
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.
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
Screening: September 20-21 2014: See Schedule below. You can download PROGRAM HERE
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 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).|
|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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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.