Thursday, March 26, 2015

‘Peoples Pixel Project’ Short Videos Screening Sunday

Peoples-Pixel-Project-LogoFor the 6th year, organizers of short video festival Peoples Pixel Project (P3), have provided an local competition for professional and aspiring videographers. After more than 50 submissions, the judges have selected 18 entries that will be shown during the hour and a half long presentation on Sunday.

According to Lake George Courthouse Gallery Director Laura VonRosk, the People’s Pixel Project continues to attract experienced and novice directors. Each year filmmakers within a 100-mile radius of Lake George may submit their original video short in a variety of genres including music video, documentary, narrative, and animation.

“This year there are 18 winners that will be screened during the award presentation,” says VonRosk. “The event is organized by a committee with judges narrowing down the entries. Some videos are three to four minutes while the shortest is about 60 seconds.”

The 6th Annual Peoples Pixel Project winning entries are:

A College Try by James Azzaretti, A Noteworthy Production by Calvin O’Connor, Art Off the Walls: Kate Austin-Avon by Caitlin Stedman, Daughter of My Dreams by Mark Spitzer, “Firewater” Contact Kiss by Christopher Brown, Forget Me Not by Alta Fox, Grand Bazaar by Metin Ozisik, Guitarscape by Dom Fretto, Jazz at the Lake by Kenneth A. Gruskin, Just Shoe It by Metin Ozisik/Calvin O’Connor, Kreyolah’s Gift by David Coveney, Life In Fort Eden by Caitlin Stedman, Lost Dog by Owen Goldstoff, “Skate” by Bourbon Scum by Christopher Brown, Stickman by Louise Wieck/ Mark Spitzer, Take a Hint by  Jacob Wick, “Vicious Lie” by Sun Burdens by Ben Gabelman, and White Noise by Mark Spitzer.

VonRosk says, “Jeannette Brandt and Michael Parwana had a vision for an event that would focus on local videographers. It is a medium that is accessible now more than ever with camera phones. We’ve even seen some youth entries in the U14 category for artists under 14 years old.”

This year the Peoples Pixel Project video screening is free and open to the public. The awards and screening will be held on Sunday, March 29 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the Crandall Library Community Room in Glens Falls.

Illustration provided.

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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