by Scott Schaefer The first-ever monthly ‘Happy Hour’ for the new Burien Film Office premiered toÂ a packed house at the Tin Theater Tuesday night (Feb. 2), with over 50 film and arts enthusiasts in attendance. As we firstÂ reported, the city created a new Film Office last year, with aÂ mission of â€œsupporting and promoting Burienâ€™s local film industry by connecting filmmakers with information and raising the profile of film in Burienâ€ (read more here). Here’s some of what happened at this first event (emceed by yours truly):
- Intern Lori Shannon and Chris Craig represented the City at Tuesday’s event, speaking about what the City plans to do as well as receiving numerous ideas from attendees, such as creating a database of locals who want to work on films.
- Shelli Park and John White announced details about the 2nd annual Burien Film Festival, to be held in conjunction with the Burien UFO Festival on April 1 (more details atÂ http://www.burienfilmfestival.com).
- Filmmakers Lacey Leavitt and Mischa Jakupcak shared their experiences filming in Burien. Two of their recent projects were shot at White’s historic ‘Forest Ledge’ home near Eagle Landing Park, including a web series called ‘Automata,’ and another called MPOZ.
A father will go to sinister, even absurd lengths to secure a stable future for his daughter and granddaughter.The film featuredÂ Paul Eenhoorn, along with area residents Angela DiMarco and David S. Hogan, Rachelle Henry, Tom Dewey and Madeline Nutting.
Story by Dima Levanchuk, Gevin Booth, Tom Dewey and Krk Nordenstrom. Written and directed by Krk Nordenstrom. Producer/1st AD: Gevin Booth DP: Domenic Barbero Editor: Mike Denman Audio Post: Ben Kersten 2nd Camera: David Friedle Sound Recordist: Carli Plute Script Supervisor: Bry Troyer Gaffer: Regan MacStravic PA/Grip: Brandon King Assistant Editor: Jeremy WardHere’s a clip: PerfectPieces_sample from kirk nordenstrom on Vimeo. SAVE THE DATE: NEXT HAPPY HOUR WILL BE TUESDAY, MARCH 1 The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour will be from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the Tin Theater (923 SW 152nd Street). All are invited to come celebrate, discuss and brainstorm ideas for making film in Burien. SPEAKERS/GUESTS NEEDED! If YOU are a filmmaker, or have some clips of scenes shot in Burien and are willing to do a presentation at an upcoming Happy Hour, please contact Scott Schaefer at [email protected]. Here’s some info from the City’s Film Office website:
Filming in Burien – Need to Know Resources for the filmmaker Whether you have a steadfast plan or just an idea, we encourage you to reach out to the City.Â This office is committed to helping prospective filmmakers find the information they need to start filming at City locations. Permit information]]>
TheÂ Puget Sound Skills CenterÂ andÂ Highline CollegeÂ both offer engaging courses in and related to film.
- Permits in Burien are needed in 2 situations:
- If the filming is expected to block the public right-of-way, a Right-of-Way (ROW) use permit will be required.Â ROW use permits are administered by the Public Works Department and more information can be found atÂ www.burienwa.gov/documentcenter/home/view/160
- If the filming will exceed a total of 2 days per calendar year, it may require a Temporary Use Permit.Â Temporary Use Permits are administered by the Community Development Department and more information can be found atÂ http://www.burienwa.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/708
- If you have questions regarding these permits, please call us at (206) 241-4647.
More Questions? Ask Us! Contact our Economic Development Manager,Â Dan Trimble, with questions, 206.248.5528.
- Puget Sound Skills Center course offerings:
- Highline College course offerings: