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Mardi Gras 360 Workshop 2009: Who Will be King?

We are going to be doing another workshop here in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. As many of you know last years event was created from an idea here on Lightstalkers. It was a good time, and I think a lot of the shooters really raised their game.

We are going to ease up on the competitive aspect this year and try to encourage a little looser environment. Second time around should be even more fun!

More importantly, we are going to have an official king or queen who is going to shape the program this year, quite a challenge.

So let me know who you are interested in working with and I will throw the names into the mix.

I should have final details by Thanksgiving and this years website up and working. With a nod to the economy, we are setting the tuition at $395, across the board.

As usual there will be mentors around for you, and some surprises. Hope to see you here….Mardi Gras is on FEBRUARY 24th this year, so the dates will be from the 20th to the 25th, which we have you here in New Orleans for 6 nights.

Thanks for your support.

by [a former member] at 2008-11-10 19:02:35 UTC (ed. Nov 11 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Hey Andy, I think you mean Feb. 24 not March 24.

by Pablo Delano | 11 Nov 2008 02:11 | Hartford, Connecticut, United States | | Report spam→
Andy, I look forward to it…perhaps we can chat in person over a few cold ones and an Austin Slideluck.

Are you planning on throwing something in the mix…we would love to have you (deadline is nov. 14th)!


by [former member] | 11 Nov 2008 06:11 (ed. Nov 11 2008) | Austin, Texas, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks for catching that, Pablo. Mardi Gras Day is indeed February 24th.

Matt, I am putting together a submission from last years workshop and I should be done today…..so we are on for the beer.

by [former member] | 11 Nov 2008 15:11 | | Report spam→
andy, i want to be king! will you crown me?

by [former member] | 12 Nov 2008 06:11 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
You would make a good king! You or Stanley, or maybe Donna Ferrato……

by [former member] | 12 Nov 2008 16:11 | | Report spam→

I’ll put a vote in for Alan myself. But I’m in for the workshop again this year. I’ll be back in the US on the 2nd, let me know if you want some help along the same lines as last year or whatnot. Cheers


by Christopher Guess | 12 Nov 2008 19:11 | Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania | | Report spam→
OK, a vote for Alan. I do have a crown that would fit…..

by [former member] | 12 Nov 2008 19:11 | | Report spam→
Andy, last year was great in many ways, Thanks again. I’ll be in NOLA for 5 or 6 weeks and will be glad to help you out when I can if you need an extra hand at times.

by Charles Silver | 12 Nov 2008 20:11 | New York, New York, United States | | Report spam→
Put me down for King Chin!

by [former member] | 12 Nov 2008 21:11 | Austin, Texas, United States | | Report spam→
I’m really interested in coming this year. My professor, Kael Alford, taught last year and said it was amazing. Looking forward to it!

by Sandy Hooper | 12 Nov 2008 23:11 | Atlanta, Georgia, United States | | Report spam→
Alan Chin as King? Noooooo waaaaay! I vote for Stanley!


by [former member] | 13 Nov 2008 13:11 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Sandy, if you want to check out the website, go to http://www.100eyes.org. You can register there and check out some of the great work done last year….also, Sara Hopkins is going to coordinate housing for people.

by [former member] | 13 Nov 2008 14:11 (ed. Nov 13 2008) | | Report spam→
By the way, my vote goes to Teru……

by [former member] | 13 Nov 2008 14:11 | | Report spam→
Andy – I think you mean http://www.100eyes.org

by Brian C Frank | 13 Nov 2008 17:11 | Des Moines, Iowa, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks Brian, I should have checked that link.

The other news is, that this will probably be the last Mardi Gras 360 Degrees in New Orleans for awhile. Next year we are going to do Mardi Gras in either Brazil, Trinidad, Italy or Haiti….and those workshops are going to be limited. I am going to give first choice to those people who have supported me in the past.

So make plans for this one, and be sure to think about 2010 also, when we take the project on the road. I think that you can see that this will be a very cool long-term project, and hopefully some of you can use this to develop long term stories related to the Mardi Gras.

As far as other business goes, I think this year Alan Chin is going to be our king….and Alan has promised to be on his best most genial behaviour, and that he will cook for us all one night, if only soup for your film.


by [former member] | 13 Nov 2008 18:11 (ed. Nov 13 2008) | | Report spam→
A workshop in NOLA during Mardi Gras? That is very tempting, but that would mean being in the same city as my psychotic ex-sister in law, which lets the air out of the very tempting in a NYNY minute. And in the best tradition of NOLA and NYNY, I want everyone attending to know that my absentee ballot for king can be bought for a reasonable price.

by Akaky | 13 Nov 2008 18:11 (ed. Nov 13 2008) | New York , United States | | Report spam→

Is Karen Mallarkey involved again this year? If so, this is a notice to all those considering coming: the 10-15 minutes a day you spend with her is worth price of admission.

Tell her I said hi.

by Brian C Frank | 13 Nov 2008 18:11 | Des Moines, Iowa, United States | | Report spam→
Akay, you can’t sell your vote because the election is rigged. But please try and make it, you can wear a mask.

by [former member] | 13 Nov 2008 19:11 | | Report spam→
I heard from NYC contacts that Alan can produce tres bien gumbo, so maybe he does have enough redeeming value to be King.

After all, food is more important than most anything except compelling images and prose.

In any event, sadly I can’t make it to MG360D this year as (unless it collapses) I have a gig for a US NGO in Vietnam for the last part of February.

by [former member] | 14 Nov 2008 01:11 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
i was, uh, joking….(!)…and then Andy told me that i no longer have a choice, because the job of the Mardi Gras King is to be generous (very generous) to his subjects…which means, buying drinks, cooking up big pots of gumbo, and handing out petty cash and favors to supplicants. being that i am actually not a member of the local elite, nor the beneficiary of a large corporate fortune, it’s going to be a rather socialist constitutional monarchy instead of royal largesse (!) that being said, we will eat and drink merrily, and have a great time!

by [former member] | 14 Nov 2008 06:11 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Neal, really hope you can make it, it wouldn’t be the same without you…..

by [former member] | 16 Nov 2008 15:11 | | Report spam→

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