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MEDIAction! 2006

Source: Burson-Marsteller (S.E.A) Pte Ltd

Media Development Authority
 MEDIAction! 2006
MEDIAction! is an initiative by the Media Development Authority (MDA) which creates opportunities to engage and inspire Singaporeans aged 15-49 to discover the possibilities that the media can offer for work, learning and play.
It is characterised by a series of engaging and inspiring activities held all year round to create the media buzz and equip selected target groups with the necessary knowledge and skills to unleash their creativity and harness the media for work, learning and play.
It also hopes to showcase the dynamism of the media industry whereby individuals will consider media as a career choice.
Singaporeans can look forward to the following list of exciting MEDIAction! events in June 2006:

REEL REVOLUTION
The Substation Guinness Theatre, 45 Armenian Street
Introductory Seminar on June 17: 10am to noon, Free, Tel: 6337 7535
Be a youth ¡°revolutionary¡± and challenge yourself to produce video essays on social issues in Singapore and Asia.
If you are aged between 15 and 35, then you can form teams of not more than 4 members to produce these four-minute video essays which will then be used to lead a discussion for other youths at the "Reel Revolution Powow".
This six-week film programme includes a series of activities for knowledge building and skill development in the area of visual and moving images. Register for the free introductory seminar at http://revolution.youth.sg/ by 15 June.
Animation & Visual Effects Seminar
Singapore Expo, Foyer 1, Level 2
June 21: 9am to 5pm, Registration fees apply, Email enquiries to: jl@sesallworld.com
Covering the creative, technical and business development aspects of producing groundbreaking animation content, the seminar presents an opportunity to learn from prominent speakers from around the world.
The latest projects from global leading production companies and education providers will be showcased at this seminar, which will be held on June 21 at the Singapore Expo. Visit broadcast-asia.com/dme/dme_Animation&VisualEffects.html  for more information.
ImageReel ¡¯06 E2MAX@CINE-L9
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road
June 24 and 25: Various Times, Free, http://www.ntu-siggraph.com/imagereel06
Be treated to the best of local and international digital animations at this free exhibition on June 24 and 25.
Apart from the visually exciting display of animations, there will also be talks and workshops by professionals in the field of digital animation.
Organised by ACM SIGGRAPH NTU Student Chapter, and co-organised by SIGGRAPH Singapore and People¡¯s Association Youth Movement, this event is supported by MDA under MEDIAction!. The animations will be screened at E2MAX at Level 9, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.
Canon Digital Video Fest 2006
Various libraries
June 25 to July 22: 11am to 3pm, 4pm to 8pm, Free, http://www.canon.com.sg/dvfest
Be part of this annual event which seeks to uncover new local talent in filmmaking. The festival includes public screenings and workshops dedicated to imparting digital video technology knowledge and ideas to integrate filmmaking into our every day life. The first of these workshops will be held at library@orchard on June 25.
Competitions
AnimateNOW!
Who said animation is only for the experts? Learn the tricks of the trade, create your own animations and even take part in the monthly online competition organised by Animagine.
From now to November, upload your works for voting and you stand the chance to win exciting prizes. Finalists from each month will also qualify for a ¡°Live¡± Finale Competition during the Asia Animation Festival in December. Sign up at http://nss-3.sgix.net/Animagine/html/ and unleash your imagination!

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