How does the "DEMAND" side of this website work??
posted: September 30, 2009
Are you visiting this site for the first time looking to check out some awesome local talent? Maybe you even have a job position you are trying to fill? Then you will want to apply to be one of the businesses in our directory! First of all you'll need to click on that link up there on the top right hand of the page that says "Apply for an Account". Then you want to select "apply yourself" on the "DEMAND" account side of the page (that's the right hand side). Just fill out the information and wait to hear back from us. I swear I'll get back to you in less than 24 hours.
Then you'll get an email from the MAP with instructions on how to proceed. When you get to your account you'll want to do 3 things:
- Write a bio (that's a description of your business), and publish it
- Choose the categories that relate to your business. You may find that you'll need to make a few suggestions so we can accuratley define what you do
- Go to your account settings and publish your profile
Once you get all that out of the way, you can post jobs, or take advantage of the very cool project manager function of the site.
A MAP business profile is a great way to help our regional economy while you promote your business. And the best part is... it's free.
Off the MAP: MOVEMENT
posted: September 24, 2009
|Image from Jonah Bokaer, NYC choreographer and media artist who uses motion capture.
As part of the monthly "Off the MAP" series. Jason Scott Furr and Megan McKisack team up to explore methods of digital capture. The evening will include a screening of films and videos on the history and technology of motion capture followed by a live demonstration and inreactive displays.
When: Wednesday September 30th, 8 pm
Where: BoBo Gallery, 22 S. Lexington Ave, Asheville
Cost: FREE, but you can always make a donation!
Image from Jonah Bokaer, NYC choreographer and media artist who uses motion capture. He performed and lectured last Fall at UNC- Asheville.
HAPPENING: Kicking off Saturday Nights at Black Mountain College
posted: September 16, 2009
A dance party explosion and fundraiser for the MAP and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
WHEN: Saturday September 26 8pm- Midnight
WHERE: The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts Street, Asheville
HOW MUCH: $7 for MAP members, $10 for the rest of ya!
WHAT: Wine! Beer! Dancing!!
The MAP and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will sponsor HAPPENING, a fundraiser dance party in the heart of the River Arts District of Asheville.
Wedge Microbrewery will provide the beer. DJ Trevor Baker will be spinning records. Come early to enjoy the yummy food and to view the art installation downstairs in the Flood Gallery space. There will also be a salon in the upstairs library, hosted by Jolene Mechanic, where you can learn more about the college, our organizations, and our exciting upcoming events series.
This dance party extravaganza is the official kick-off celebration to announce an exciting new series of Saturday Night Events at the original dining hall of the Black Mountain College. Back in the day students and staff at Black Mountain College got together on Saturday nights to entertain each other with music, dance, poetry, theater or whatever they were moved to share.
“Saturday night parties were…a tradition at Black Mountain…for that one night in the week everybody put on shoes and dressed up: the women in dresses and stockings, the men in ties and jackets. Booze for the party was supplied by the student home-brew master on campus…” Michael Rumaker, Black Mountain Days
Starting this fall, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and The MAP are hosting a series of Saturday Night dinner and entertainment-filled evenings in this vein but with a fresh new twist. So be at HAPPENING, Saturday, September 26 at the Phil Mechanic Building to help us revive the Black Mountain College Saturday night tradition. More information can be found at www.blackmountaincollege.org or by calling 828.350.8484
Asheville Film Project Invited To Premier Trailer At Independent Film Week
posted: September 4, 2009
Mitch Rumfelt, MAP member and co-founder of Eyesore Video, is going to be premiering the trailer for his current project, Wanderlost at the Independent Film Week in NYC on September 20, 2009. "Wanderlost" was one of ten films chosen for the IFP Emerging Narritive Lab. The Lab is the only national program that connects mentors and low-budget film projects before they submit them to festivals.
The Eyesore Video Press release describes "Wanderlost" as a "dark fantasy from Asheville based writer , producer and director , David Kabler . The film was shot and funded in Asheville, NC. The story of the film centers around a Drifter, who is alone in the world. He returns home to visit his father’s grave in hopes of changing his destiny. Here he sees salvation in a beautiful girl who could be his key to freedom. But salvation isn’t found so easily. Wanderlost will be finished in November 2009, premiering in Asheville and festivals in 2010.
In the feature film "Wanderlost" Mitch plays a lead character role while having the duties of a producer and assistant to the director, David Kabler. Mitch co-directed and produced the award winning documentary film "Mountain Punks Fight Dirty".
Eyesore has partnered with Asheville based screenwriter and cinematographer Daniel Judson, also a MAP member. Judson, who has multiple MTV and BET music video credits, brings with him outstanding technical and cinematic vision.
Let's get some WNC digital artists at SXSW this year
posted: September 2, 2009
Now is the time to get your work submitted to SXSW. This year they are accepting submissions for FILM, WEB DESIGN, GAME DESIGN, and TECH BUSINESSES. And of course, if you are a band you need to apply if you want to be choosen to perform at SXSW. Last year there were no Asheville bands, films or other presenters at SXSW. We can do better, don't you think?
Here are some of the deadlines for you to consider:
Apply to Showcase Music Early Deadline: September 25, 2009. Fee: $30
Submit your Film Early Deadline November 5, 2009. Fee: $25-$40
Enter Game Design Competition Deadline: December, 4 2009
Enter your website in the SXSW Interactive Web Awards Early Deadline: October, 15 2009. Fee: $10
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