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IMAF Panel – Music in Film/Media Artworks

May 9, 2012 3:00 pm
May 9, 2012 6:00 pm
IMAF 2012
The Guild
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111 Queen St., Charlottetown, PE, Canada, C1A 1H7

An IMAF Panel comprised of industry professionals Michael Perlmutter, Donna Davis, and Allan Scarth with moderators Mark Sandiford and Rob Oakie. Learn about the intricate and important element of adding music to image.

  • This Panel takes place on Wednesday May 9th from 3-6pm at The Guild in Charlottetown.
  • For more info call Dave Ward at (902)892-3131 or email davewardchtn@gmail.com

Donna Davies has written and directed a number of award winning films, including the short drama A Space for Sara. After winning a CTV Fellowship, she wrote and directed the documentaries Kitchen Goddess [about psychics] and A Sigh & A Wish [about folk music, featuring Pete Seeger] as well as the documentary Children Lost: The Story of Canada’s Home Children, winning the Certificate for Excellence at the US International Film and Video Festival and the Gold Special Jury Award at The World Fest in Houston. In 2009 as an independent Donna completed Zombiemania, a look at the proliferation of zombies in popular culture, as well as Pretty Bloody, a foray into the world of female generated horror films.

Allan Scarth has been a sound professional in the Film and Television Industry for over twenty-five years.  He graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) with BFA in 1981. During his time at NSCAD, he collaborated with New York artists Dara Birnbaum and Dan Graham helping with production of the soundtracks to some of their artist’s videos. In earlier years Allen also worked as a boom operator and location sound mixer on numerous independent productions. Getting into post-production in Halifax, he worked extensively on This Hour has 22 Minutes, CODCO, the LEXX series, Buried on Sunday and Paint Cans. Allan continues to be the local industry’s first choice for media music/sound editing and mixing. He worked on Donna Davies’ last project, Nightmare Factory and for this session we will be able to see what work comes into play with this ‘case study’ of an independent project in an era that seems to have past beyond the times of the dedicated music editor.

Michael Perlmutter spends his days and nights watching films and TV, listening to music, reading scripts, negotiating and moshing.  His previous work included stints in advertising (U2 “Pop Tour”), Music Publishing (EMI Music Publishing Canada), artist management and Director of Music Supervision at SL Feldman & Associates.  He now owns and operates instinct entertainment. Michael has been asked to speak/moderate on panels at various conferences including: MIDEM (Cannes) Winter Music Conference (Miami), Billboard Dance Music Summit (NYC), NXNE (Toronand CMW (Toronto).

Rob Oakie served for 3 years on the Board of Directors for PEI Music Awards Association (now known as Music PEI) before being hired as the music industry associations first Executive Director in 2008. Music PEI is a non-profit member services organization devoted to advancing careers of Island musicians and the music industry on PEI. Rob also serves on the National Advisory board to Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Recording (FACTOR) and is treasurer on both the Folk Alliance Canada board and the PEI Cultural Human Resources Sector Council. In terms of relevance to the young and emerging media artists,  Mr. Oakie can provide a unique perspective on active and productive networking between cultural sectors. He can touch on many real aspects of this subject, such as the professional connections & opportunities that are made possible through the music industry’s ongoing national & regional forums [accessible to media artists], as well as the beneficial contacts possible on an informal basis between musicians and media artists, and the inherent & natural collaborative potentials shared by the two.

Mark Sandiford is an award-winning producer with over 30 years of experience in film, television and interactive media. He spent the bulk of his career in a variety of senior positions at the CBC, including 11 years with CBC North in Iqaluit and Yellowknife. In 2000, Mark established his own production company on PEI, Beachwalker Filmdocumentaries. Mark’s film, Quallunaat! Why White People are FuAward for best reflection of Canada’s racial and cultural diversity.


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