It's been a whirlwind of a week, and we have just 20 days before the big day. Holy smokes. It's time to have some fun.
Kyle Ruddick, Founder & Director of One Day on Earth, was in town for last night's Cal Academy Nightlife event co-hosted by our ever so lovely partners, the San Francisco Film Society and San Francisco Film Commission. We recognized familiar faces including several Ambassadors, active members, people who've submitted footage in the past, and also met locals who were super excited to sign up and participate after watching Kyle's inspired presentation. It was a great turnout and a packed room as Kyle spoke about engaging communities, screened some moving clips, and got everyone loosened up as they jumped up and down during the first 10 seconds.
Here's a heads up about some things to pop onto your calendar this coming week -
Today, April 5th:
Taking a Stand SF (4-10pm) - A community and activist led event, inspired by the community's response to past and recent injustices witnessed and experienced locally. The day will include rights, news literacy, and social media workshops, art, spoken word and dance performances, and much more.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center & Hyphen Magazine's A Symphony of Verse (5-8pm) - A celebration of National Poetry Month and AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) poets. If you've never been to a Hyphen event, I'd recommend you check it out. Look for Hyphen ED, Terry Park, who could be a comedian if he ever wanted a new day job.
Thursday, April 10th:
One Day in SF Meetup - This is an opportunity for you to meet and network with other local filmmakers, participants, leaders, community members, and partner organizations to learn about what everyone might be filming on April 26th. Hint: You'll also get a chance to visualize which neighborhoods, communities, organizations, themes, and topics have not been aligned with a filmmaker or participant. To get a diverse representation of the San Francisco bay for the Your Day, Your City, Your Future series - we would love to get coverage in areas that are either misrepresented or underrepresented in traditional media. This is where you can best lend your talents and skills on the day of.
(To get a headcount of people who plan to attend and help determine the quantity of refreshments, snacks needed - RSVP by confirming on the Facebook event no later than Tuesday night. Although you won't be turned away at the door if you didn't confirm, you won't want to show up at 8 and have the beer/wine completely gone. We may have a special musical guest - but I won't give it away now.)
Many of you might not know what you'll be capturing with your phone, ipad, dslr, RED epic, Bolex on 4/26 so here's some inspiration should you want or need it:
A few sites that have been giving me great ideas for stories to film about on 4/26 are: Vanishing SF, Oakland Local, KQED, The Bold Italic, and honestly, just flipping through local papers like SF Weekly, SF Chronicle, SF Gate, The Examiner, East Bay Express, Bay Reporter, etc. You'd be surprised how many ideas and visuals spring to mind when you look for news the old school way.
Also, if you're thinking of renting gear - maybe a dslr or a shotgun mic to mount onto your camera - Studio B in Berkeley is offering a 15% discount to any customer whose signed up to participate in One Day in SF. Who knows, you could get Dan (the awesome rentals/crew mgr) to give you a solid demo before the 26th.
That's all for now. Hope to see all of you at the meetup next Thursday at the Secret Alley (7-10pm). Remember to bring cash since it's a cash bar.
Over and out,