Friday, June 22, 2012

Western Arctic Moving Pictures #video #NWT #YZF #WAMP #AGM June 30th 2012

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From: Western Arctic Moving Pictures <>
Date: 22 June 2012 11:10
Subject: WAMP: AGM June 30th
Western Arctic Moving Pictures would like to extend an invitation to the public and its members for its Annual General Meeting which will be held on Saturday, June 30: 2pm @ The Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room.
Pablo Saravanja
President- Western Arctic Moving Pictures

Frozen Eyes Photographic Society of the #NWT Spring Newsletter

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Supper (view in lightbox)

Via Flickr:
No really... I am having bison smokies (spiced sausages) for supper... this is one of my quieter neighbours...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Inuvik #NWT #JOB: Summer TV Producer/Production Assistant

JUST FOUND Deadline for applications is Monday June 18, 2012.

Summer Producer/Production Assistant
The Inuvialuit Communications Society
Inuvik, Northwest Territories

The Inuvialuit Communications Society in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, is currently seeking applications for the position of Summer Producer/Production Assistant. This is primarily a supportive role, working closely with the Producer to facilitate production of a number of ongoing projects within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to work independently on one 30-minute documentary about Inuvik, NWT. Content will be aired on APTN across Canada.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain on-the-ground experience creating documentary films for television as well as experience the Western Arctic/Mackenzie Delta during the beautiful summer months.

Applicants must be independent, resourceful, outgoing, organized and comfortable taking initiative.

Deadline for applications is June 18, 2012.

Responsibilities include:
Logging footage
Transcribing interviews
Help organizing logistics for shoots outside Inuvik/within ISR
Assisting Producer/Director with script development
Assisting with editing
Help providing subtitles in Inuvialuktun/English (programs are bilingual – knowledge of Inuvialuktun is not required)
Providing general administrative and logistical support for production activities already in place; occasional production assistant work on location
As mentioned above, in addition to supportive duties, the right candidate will assume the lead role on at least one project and therefore must be comfortable behind the camera as well
Skills and qualifications:
Previous experience in film production
Strong research skills;
Technical experience with video editing – knowledge of Final Cut Pro is essential;
Experience logging footage;
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills;
Computer, internet and social networking competency;
Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail;
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
Creative and easy to work with, positive attitude
Valid driver's license
Access to own laptop is preferred (though not required)
This is a paid position. Salary will be determined based on experience. Transportation to and from Inuvik, and accommodation for the months of July and August will be provided. This is a full-time, short-term contract position, with the possibility of extension.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, two references (contact information only), and an example of past work to
For further information, please email or call 867-777-2320.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Harper government targeted Canadian artist Franke James for her green conscience, internal documents reveal

Here's a great article I just read about a Canadian artist who lost funding because her art criticized Harper. Not only did she lose funding, but the government actively campaigned her private sponsors until they also cancelled their donations (some up to $75 000).

Harper government targeted artist for her green conscience, internal documents reveal

"...Independent artist and environmental advocate Franke James has obtained over 1,500 pages of internal government documents revealing extensive discussion about her art and its effect on the Harper government's agenda.

Franke James, a Canadian artist and environmental advocate blacklisted by the Harper government, has obtained internal documents indicating Canadian officials worked behind the scenes to discredit her work.

An internal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) media monitoring report from July 2011 lists James as "an inconvenient artist" ("une artiste qui dérange"), the headline of an article in La Presse. The document was part of the 1,500 pages of internal documents James obtained through Access to Information requests since August 2011. 

"To be on the list of hot foreign issues, it was just shocking," James said in a telephone interview. "I'm right up there with Arctic sovereignty and Afghanistan." ..."

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

#YZF #NWT's Frozen Eyes Photographic Society Annual General Meeting

Frozen Eyes Photographic Society Annual General Meeting

June 19th 2012 at The Peace Building 4910 50th St 7:30pm


Interested volunteers, board members, mentors and NWT youth photography supporters are encouraged to attend. Please join us for a recap on the previous year's events, learn about our projected goals for this coming year and discuss how you can be involved in improving photographic opportunities for NWT youth. We look forward to meeting new members and electing a strong board of enthusiastic supporters!


For more information please contact: