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E-MAIL TRAFFIC PATTERNS SIGNAL WHO'S IN CHARGE. A new technique developed at Hewlett-Packard's research labs in Palo Alto can quickly identify online communities and the key people in them. "If the CIA or another intelligence agency has a lot of intercepted e-mail from people suspected of being part of a criminal network, they could use the technique to figure out who the leaders of the network might be," says researcher Joshua Tyler. Tyler and his colleagues analyzed communications patterns using the lab's log of nearly 200,000 internal e-mails sent by 485 employees over a couple of months. They plotted lines between people who had exchanged at least 30 e-mails with each other, and found the grid included 1,110 links between 367 people. The researchers then used a computer algorithm that looks for critical links that form bridges between separate groups, which revealed 66 communities within the lab. To identify the leader in each community, they plotted the same network of e-mails using a standard algorithm that tries to arrange the connections in the least tangled way. This step identified the managers, who tended to cluster in the middle. "This approach puts in the middle the people who have the most diverse range of contacts in the organization -- and these tend to be the leaders," says Tyler, who adds that the technique could be used to identify the ringleaders in criminal or terrorist gangs. (New Scientist 27 Mar 2003) http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993550 Source:NewsScanDaily
INTERNET VS. RECORDING INDUSTRY. Media analyst Eric Garland of Big Champagne has told California lawmakers that the growth of music file-sharing on the Internet is "fundamentally unstoppable," because 61 million Americans and millions more worldwide are already downloading music and only 9% of them think they're doing something wrong. "We see only one trend. More people are downloading more copyrighted material." Garland's advice for the recording industry is to embrace digital distribution rather than institute lawsuits or education campaigns, but such advice is not well-received by industry executives, who are routinely urged by Internet enthusiasts to accommodate to technological realities. Phil Corwin, a lobbyist for Internet music service Kazaa, told the same group of state legislators: "The record business, in the digital revolution, has been a day late and a dollar short." [A dollar may not be the final figure.] The fight goes on. (AP/San Jose Mercury News 28 Mar 2003) http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/5502291.htm Source:NewsScanDaily
ADOBE TACKLES DVD-AUTHORING SOFTWARE MARKET Publishing software giant Adobe Systems is touting the upcoming release of its Encore DVD software, a collection of tools for organizing video and other content on a DVD, creating interactive menus and burning the final product to a disc. The company previously has offered basic DVD authoring tools in some of its video-editing products, but Encore is a full-featured product that enables users to easily move content back and forth between it and Adobe's popular Photoshop software. "We've basically taken the guts of Photoshop and put it in Encore," says Giles Baker, an Adobe product manager. Encore is slated to go on sale this summer at a price of $549, and will be targeted at professionals, such as wedding videographers and promotional DVD producers. (CNet News.com 30 Mar 2003) http://news.com.com/2-994546.html?tag=fd_top Source:NewsScanDaily
HDTV WIDENS ITS HORIZONS Of the nation's 106 million television households, there are only 4.9 million HDTV-capable sets and of these only 640,000 have been purchased with a built-in tuner or add-on-decoder required to receive a high-definition broadcast. Still, there are signs that the technology is now accepted far beyond the "early adopter" groups and is moving into mainstream use. Many industry analysts think that sports broadcasting will be the "killer application" that wins new customers, and that hypothesis will be tested fairly soon, because ESPN, the sports network, plans to carry a hundred professional baseball, basketball, hockey and football games live in HDTV format in the year ahead. Industry analyst Gerry Kaufhold of the market research firm In-Stat/MDR says: "To show off HDTV to its best advantage, sports must be part of the mix. High definition, with its wide screen and sharp image, puts you on the field. For ESPN to make a commitment to HDTV programming is a real breakthrough." (New York Times 31 Mar 2003) http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/31/technology/31HDTV.html Source:NewsScanDaily
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Vcatch Virus Catcher 126.96.36.199 Designed to check all the files sent or downloaded to any given computer, this latest edition of Vcatch will prove quite helpful to users concerned with the integrity of their operating system. Vcatch utilizes the Advanced Malicious Application Detection system, which scans every incoming file looking for suspicious characteristics, while utilizing a flexible rules system. Users are able to set the preferred security level and, as a result, are provided the option of whether they want to be notified or not regarding a potential security breach. Vcatch is compatible with all systems running Windows 95 and higher.
Alepin 2.43 Intended to serve as a subtle improvement over TextEdit, Alepin is a small application that serves as a notepad and scrapbook. Some of its many features include file import and export functionality, an auto-save command, various fonts, and easy navigation of multiple pages. Users also have the ability to examine screen shots of the application, and a FAQ section contains details about the product and its various uses. Alepin 2.43 is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X
News Desk. Easily customized for a variety of preferences, News Desk is a helpful way to stay in touch with hundreds of news sources. The application is a RSS headline reader, reading headlines from thousands of sources in 25 different languages. Users can search for headlines with keyword searches and age filters, along with the ability to send headlines using emails. The program's main Web site also feature five tutorials that assist users who want to utilize the full capabilities of the application. News Desk is compatible with all systems running Windows 95 and higher
Thread Tracker 0.8.7 Many people working with computers find themselves joining any number of online forums, and this helpful application will help them keep track of their posts and responses. Essentially, Thread Tracker notifies users when replies have been made to their posts and threads. After entering a user name, the application will list the user's most recent posts and count the replies that have been made so far. Users can also send queries to the software development team, along with any other comments or suggestions. Thread Tracker 0.8.7 is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X and higher.
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"One Person Can Make A Difference" video competition. College students are invited to interpret the Christopher belief that each of us has the ability and opportunity to shape our world! Whether acting alone or with others, one person can make a difference. Using any style or format, express this theme in up to five minutes. Entries must be submitted in NTSC format on standard, full-sized VHS tape. Entries that run over five minutes cannot be considered. The winning entries will be aired nationwide via the Christopher Closeup television series. In addition, winners will receive the following cash awards: First Prize$3,000 Second Prize$2,000 Third Prize$1,000 5 Honorable Mention Prizes of $100 each
Create a Music Video for Tori Amos. "Think you'd make a great music video director? Here's your chance. Tori Amos is inviting her fans to create a video for her latest single, "Taxi Ride." From the pool of entries, Amos will pick a shortlist of videos she likes best and post them on her website on May 23 for all to vote on. She'll announce the winning video on June 2 and feature it on her website--exclusively in QuickTime. Visit the site to get all the details, to watch a video of Tori Amos explaining the contest (if you have pop-up windows disabled, click the image of Tori in a car), and to download "Taxi Ride" in QuickTime 6 format. Then charge up those DV camera batteries, boot up your Mac, fire up iMovie or Final Cut Pro, and get going." http://www.toriamos.com/taxivision Source: Apple Newsletter
ArtsElectric is a worldwide calendar and information center for new music, electronic music and the media arts.You'll find hundreds of events listed, as well as articles, interviews, and other writings.
Vancouver Film School Visits Portland. April 29 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Westion Portland Hotel, 750 SW Alder Street. Book your seat 1-. Don't miss your chance to meet VFS' Creative Director, learn about one year diploma programs, watch award winning student work - even to to an admissions advisor. Portfolio reviews possible. Website www.vfscom.
AECT takes great pride in opening the Call for Entries for the 2003 International Student Media Festival. If your school (K-University) utilizes student produced media in its curriculum, you are invited to enter this exciting competition. Winning entries will premier in Anaheim, CA., in October. Official instructions, entry forms, and Festival details are available now. Entry deadline is May 31, 2003
SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival is an exciting new competitive Festival, created to celebrate, honor and showcase documentaries from around the world. Between June 18-22, 2003, SILVERDOCS will present 45 provocative documentary films at the newly restored, state-of-the art AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring, MD. The festival will bring together filmmakers, international documentary professionals and the communities of the Greater DC Metropolitan area to debate issues raised by these documentary films and celebrate their art. Location: AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA Start date: June 18, 2003 End date: June 22, 2003 URL: www.Silverdocs.com E-mail: Phone: (1) Fax: (1) Entry deadline: March 1, 2003 Source: Northwest Film Center
Full Moon Audio Art Camp. Full Moon changed not only the way I listen to the world around me, but opened my mind to creative possibilities I didn't know I had in me."- Joellen Easton, Full Moon '02 participant "Full Moon was among the most inspiring and motivational experiences I have had as an artist. The quality of instruction was tops in Canada and the incredible support for experimentation and creativity reminded me of my days at university when I was studying film production and sound. Full Moon fostered a spirit of sharing and cooperation - and an optimism that we could do anything...which we did."-Heather Ritchie, Full Moon '02 participant The fifth annual Full Moon Audio Art camp will take place August 10-16, 2003 at Au Grand Bois, 565 acres of rolling hills, woods, fields and ponds, located in the Pontiac region of Quebec. Full Moon provides a space where artists can live, work and create audio art 24 hours a day with energy focussed on the work itself, without the distractions of daily society. The week's activities include sound-walks, listening sessions, live concerts, workshops, production studio/editing facilities, good (vegetarian) food and great company. Full Moon welcomes participants in all stages of their careers : emerging, established, or curious. Our audio artists in residence this year are Chris Brookes and Rita McKeough, and both have a unique approach to sound, radio, performance and installation. Early-Bird Registration Fees. Payment received by May 31, 2003 CSIRP Members (in Canada) $300.00 Non-Members (in Canada) $325.00 American and International registrants $325.00 U.S. Full registration information and details about Full Moon are at www.fmok.org On-line Registration Form: http://www.community-media.com/Full_Moon_Registration_Form.html Participation is limited to 20 people. Spaces tend to fill up quickly, so please don't wait until July to register. Full Moon Audio Art Camp is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts; and sponsored by the Canadian Society for Independent Radio Production. Registration cost includes accommodation, either camping, or in lovely and rustic cabins, and most meals. Please forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested. Any questions can be directed to Janna Graham Full Moon Project-Coordinator
Animation Job Board: Animation World Network. This site provides continuiously updated listings of international jobs in the field of animation. Check it out.
Film and Television Job Board: Film, TV, & Commercial Employment Network provides important information and resources for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. It's for beginners as well as seasoned professionals. Information and resources are provided for many areas both behind and in front of the camera.
Graphic Designer. Design and execution of interiors and covers for educational books and related materials on a freelance basis. Must have thorough knowledge of traditional book design , including typesetting, production of layouts, color, and printing requirements. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills in a team environment necessary. Knowledge of Macintosh computers and design software, including QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop essential. Send cover letter, resume, portfolio, and fee scale to: Director of Publishing 1787 Agate St. Eugene, OR 97403 or No phone calls or drop-in visits please. For more info about us, visit our Web site at www.iste.org
Computer - IS Director ISTE, the leading organization for educational technology professionals, is seeking an IS Director for its Eugene, Oregon office. Responsibilities include management of IS team members, strategic planning, database administration and web application project management. Position requires 2+ years in DBA management in a SQL Server environment, SQL 7.0 and SQL 2000. Also requires proficiency in graphic report-writer interfaces, web program management, accounting software, with iMIS experience preferred. Conceptual familiarity with web authoring toolsets, basic web interface scripting, search engine protocols, report writing and java scripting also a plus. Experience with online interactive and database driven websites also preferred. Qualified candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, good attention to detail, time management and multi-tasking skills. Must have strong work ethic and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of relevant experience required. Visit www.iste.org for more information about the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements electronically to , including the words IS Director in the subject line. Closing date is April 18, 2003. No drop-ins or phone calls please. Location: OR Date: 4/6/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Computer Network- Professional, experienced, independent computer/network technicians with williness to travel needed. Needs including: network consulting and design, residential/home office support, network implementation, network security, low voltage wiring, phone support, and limited website support. Base hourly is $15 hr. Send Resume to: ATS Classified Position at Location: OR Date: 4/6/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Education: Teacher - 15 students, 3rd-5th Drinking Gourd school a non-profit alternative. Teaching experience, computer, Spanish & global perspective necessary. Salary $30,000+ insurance. Resume to: 2809 Shirley St., Eugene, 97404 Location: OR Date: 4/6/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Summer Production Assistants Needed 7/28-9/5 at Telluride Film Festival (8/29-9/1) Duties could include to building, operating, and tearing down eight theatres and helping put on a number of special events. Also punch tickets, soothe tempers, bus tables, and paint. Salary: $5.50/hr for 40/hrs a week. $100 food stipend. Transportation (which can be costly) not included. Contact: Telluride Film Festival Personnel Lawrence Van Hoey P.O. Box 3303 Telluride, CO 81435 e-mail: or visit: www.telluridefilmfestival.org Interviews will be conducted through 4/25/03
Film Positions. International Film & Video A Portland video production company is seeking energetic, well-organized, friendly, inquisitive and self-motivated people for positions as Videographer or Editor/Production Assistant. Each year they produce three 2-hour video programs, using Beta equipment, that document "Semester at Sea" world voyages. Positions are available for: Fall 2003. Resumes and VHS or Beta tapes should be sent to: International Film & Video 1801 NW Upshur Street, Ste. 590 Portland, OR 97209
Indie film. Want to work on an indie film? We are making a film! The story takes place along a river in Oregon (TBD) over the course of a single summer day when six teenagers endeavor to play a prank on their nemisis, leading to a tragic mistake that changes their lives forever. The writer/director is an AFI graduate and winner of the Nicholl fellowship in screenwriting. If you are a local: UPM, 1st AD, Sound Recordist, Production Designer, PA, Costume Designer, Makeup Artist (particularly one with experience building good wounds such as an awful blackeye), local river expert, Key Grip, Casting Director, Caterer or all around ambitious and intelligent person looking for some great experience on a film set... we may have a job for you this summer (from June to August, depending on your role). It's a low budget but there is pay and deferrals are available for some positions. Please forward resumes in MS Word subject heading MEAN CREEK with a brief cover letter to .
Graphic Designer. Entertainment Guide Publishing Inc seeks graphic designers with at least 2yrs experience to produce its monthly entertainment guide. You must be proficient w/Quark & Adobe. Apply in person with a sample of your work, 4836 SW Western Ave, Beaverton, Mon-Fri 12-5pm.
Web Designer/Programmer Boyd Coffee Company, a leader in the food and beverage industry, has an opportunity in our Information Services department for a Web Designer/Programmer. Qualified candidates should be proficient in both graphic design and programming for internal and external company websites. A minimum of 2+ years of web designing and programming experience in a business environment preferred. Boyd Coffee Company offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Boyd Coffee Company Attn: Web Designer/Programmer P.O. Box 20547 Portland, OR 97294 Fax Number: E-Mail: Equal Opportunity Employer Location: OR Date: 4/6/2003 Source: The Oregonian - online at www.oregonlive.com
General Help Wanted - Communications - Manager - Marketing, public relations, advertising, website design and maintenance, HTML, Photoshop, Acrobat Illustrator, Pagemaker, Microsoft Office skills. Good coordination, organizational, communications, and creative design skills. Copyrighting and basic graphic skills, hospitality experience, BA or equivalent or five year experience in related field preferred. Apply in person or send resume with cover letter to: HR, 70 Breaker Lane, Port Ludlow WA, 98365. Fax: or email: EOE
Graphic Designer for international gardening magazine. Must be proficient in Macintosh, Photoshop, InDesign and website design. Send resume to PO Box 1027, Corvallis, OR 97339 Location: FL Date: 4/3/2003 Source: Corvalllis Gazette-Times
Cinematographer. We are currently looking for DP's experienced with Sony HD-F900 cameras to shoot a variety of documentary and narrative projects. Please submit a resume or reel to: Katy Patterson, Classic Move Entertainment, 2525 14th Street #4, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Assistant Producer. Entry-level position for a college grad who possesses advanced writing skills, has a passion for producing newscasts and wants to learn from one of the best producer corps in the business. College degree required. Send your resume to: Andy Still, News Director, WYFF-TV, 505 Rutherford Street, Greenville, SC 29609. EOE.
Games Software Engineer. Mikohn Corp. Design & development of embedded software written in C/C++ for video gaming machine platforms. BS Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent is required. Must have 3 years professional experience developing C/C++ programs and a solid understanding of the process of making games, including art, code and design pipelines. Experience with graphics animation, real-time embedded systems, serial communications protocols, version control systems and team environments. The ability to relate game ideas to software solutions. Games development experience (any platform) preferred. Must be detail oriented and be able to work in a fast paced environment as part of a team. Experience in the Gaming Industry is a plus. Must have or be able to obtain a Nevada Gaming Card. To Apply, Please fax resume to or TO APPLY ONLINE, PLEASE SEND EMAIL:
Character animators for upcoming television project. PAID positions. Any software package ok. Please send reels to the address below. DO NOT walk a package to this address. This is NOT an office where you can talk to someone, just a place for us to receive packages. It would waste your time and bother the doormen at the building. Please mail. Thank for your time and efforts, we look forward to seeing your reels! Send your materials to: Scott Burns, Preview Productions, 405 East 56th Street, NYC 10022, ATTENTION: Animation.
3-D animator.Grey Sky Productions, LLC is looking for a freelance 3-D animator. You must have over 3 years experience in 3-D animation. Your portfolio should include work on pharmaceutical and medical videos as well as work in commercial spots and promotional videos. Please send a resume and reel to: Chris Vaglio, 1259 Route 46 East, Buliding #1, 2nd Floor, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
Assistant Art Director Interactive Media Meredith Corporation seeks an experienced Assistant Art Director for its interactive Media group. Position will be responsible for the visual design and user experience for multiple Wed sites and feature applications. Qualified candidate will have 3+ years experience with alt least 2 years' experience as a Wed designer. Must possess strong Internet design skills with strengths in visual design, interface design, information design and Wed production techniques. Location: Corporate Headquarters, Des Moines, Iowa Visit our Web site at www.meredith.com for more information on this excellent opportunity! Send cover letter, resume and samples to: N. Rogers, Meredith Corporation, Staffing Services/Dept 269, 1716 Locust St. Des Moines, IA 50; Fax: (515)-. EOE
Graphic Designer A fast-paced publishing company specializing in the development of lifestyle, fitness, and healthcare custom magazines is searching for an experienced designer with a creative spirit, a passion for design, and a drive to succeed in the custom publishing industry. Applicants must know Quark Xpress, Adobe PhotoShop, Macromedia Freehand or Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat; have the ability to meet deadlines; and work well in a team environment. Associate or bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Advertising, Fine Arts, or related field required. Two or more years of industry experience requested. Salary based on experience and portfolio. Contact: Graphic Designer True North Custom Publishing P.O. Box 4449 Chattanooga, TN 37405 No phone calls, please.
Web Administrator Private Christian University is looking for individual to be responsible for the coordination, design and maintenance of all web related projects and e-mail promotions. Design experience with applications such as GoLive, Photoshop and FrontPage a must. Graphic design background or experience with video editing a plus. Send resume to: Director of Marketing University of Mobile P.O. Box 13220 Mobile, AL 36663 Fax: . E-mail: .
Part time Graphic Designer. MAC enviroment. Knowledge of Adobe Pagemaker, Illustratorand Photoshop a must. Needs to have good proof reading skills. Send resume and cover letter toGraphic Designer, Production Manager, 527 D Street, Eureka, CA 95501. No phone calls please.
Graphic Designer Connect with your creative side. We need a Graphic Designer to help develop company literature, brochures, and marketing pieces. Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator and Powerpoint skills are needed. Help us identify design needs, including photography, to evolve brand identity and design art layouts for visual communication. 3 years exp required. This is a support position to our senior graphics team. Submit resume and artwork samples to or fax Visit us on the web at www.salem.cc EOE Venutra CA.
Senior Animator/graphic artist.Proficiency in Maya, Premiere, multimedia expereince, 3-D modeling/Photoshop skills, Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design or related field. Must be able to supple demo reel. Please fax resume to or email to St. Petersburg, FL
Instructor of Graphic Design. New Mexico State University at Alamogordo is seeking a College Instructor of Graphic Design/Art (9-month, non-tenure track), Requisition # 20044280. Bachelors in related field required (must be in hand on date of hire.); Masters degree preferred. Must be able to teach in multiple areas and applications such as digital imaging, computer illustration, desktop publishing, web page design, and digital video editing (Mac based programs) and at least one of the following additional areas: traditional art, foundation art, photography, ceramics. Prior teaching or commercial experience preferred. Position open until filled. Review of applications to begin April 14, 2003. Complete application consists of 1) signed letter of application; 2) detailed resume; 3) one set of post secondary transcripts from each degree-granting institution*; 4) a list of three appropriate references which includes all recent former employers familiar with candidates abilities who may be contacted by telephone interview; 5) statement of teaching philosophy; and 6) digital or slide portfolios (20-40 personal/20-40 student work). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Reply to: Dr. A. L. McDonald, Division Head; NMSU-Alamogordo; 2400 North Scenic Drive; Alamogordo, NM 88310. (505); fax . *Photocopy of transcripts is sufficient for applications; offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individuals eligibility for employment in the United States, and upon presentation of two official transcripts of all postsecondary education from an accredited institution. NMSU-A is an EEO/AA Employer.
Producer Director. Bright House Networks in Bakersfield, CA is currently seeking a Producer/Director. A BA degree in television film is preferred, with experience in graphic design and layout, commercial production, and multi-camera directing required. For more information please call Jane Ferguson at or fax your resume to . You may mail your resume and reel to: Bright House Networks 3701 N. Sillect Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93308 EOE M/F/H/V Contact Information :. Jane Ferguson Bright House Networks 3701 N. Sillect Avenue Bakersfield CA 93308 Ph: Fax:
Employment - General GRAPHIC DESIGN Chinook Winds Casino On the Beach in Lincoln City, Oregon Graphic Designer QUALIFICATIONS: 3 yrs exp in design, develop, prod, and coordination of advertising materials, using multiple printing processes, including offset, digital, and silk-screen 2 yrs education in Graphic Arts preferred Adv knowledge of Macintosh, Freehand, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Quark Express, and PageMaker Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously Closing Date 4/9/03 Competitive Salary & Benefits Package Please submit your application/Resume' to Chinook Winds, attn: H.R. Dept 1777 NW 44th St. Lincoln City, OR 97367. We can be reached at or toll free at 1-(888)- Ext. 5800, FAX . or visit our website @chinookwindscasino.com.
Art Director - Freelance Catalog Design & Photo Direction We need some expert help during our busy season. We are the creative team for Harry & David - America's first choice for gourmet fruit and food gifts. You'll work with the in-house advertising agency at Bear Creek Corporation, located in Medford, Oregon. You need a minimum of seven years experience designing page layouts and photo art directing - fruit, food and gifts a plus. You must be a wizard at Quark and Photoshop. And you'll be working with our in-house graphic designers and photo staff, so a good sense of teamwork is essential. Interested? Send or e-mail your letter of introduction, resume and five of your best samples to: Peggy Bender Bear Creek Corporation 2518 S. Pacific Highway Medford, Oregon 97501 Location: OR Date: 4/6/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)