July 18th, 2014
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Reblogged from AUSTIN KLEON
July 18th, 2014
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The Kollecker Film Project Presentation at the Saranac Lake Library; Monday, July 28, at 7pm.

From a release:

Within the Adirondack Research Room of the SLFL there is a collection of films known as the Kollecker collection. Mr. Kollecker operated a Kodak shop in Saranac Lake during the early and middle 1900s. After his death Mr. Kollecker’s possessions became the property of the county; as the contents of his apartment were being removed to be taken to the dump, a number of his film canisters were rescued and deposited in the ARR of the SLFL. The films date from roughly 1924 to the 1960s. 

The SLFL is committed to the digitalization and public accessibility of these films. Currently there is roughly 25,000 feet of film in the ARR. Those who have viewed a short (42 minute) presentation compiled from the current partially digitized contents of the collection have described the film clips as “Saranac Lake’s home movies.” The films provide a unique opportunity to view everyday life, along with special events, infrastructure changes and historic places from Saranac Lake’s rich past.

The event will be in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Library, beginning at 7pm on July 28.

July 15th, 2014
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Dave’s colleague and Man-of-all-Trades Craig Milewski is hosting a writer’s workshop at Paul Smith’s VIC this Friday. 

July 8th, 2014
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From Film Forum to Filmmaking:

The story of how a student from Marist became a Fulbright Scholarship recipient and an international filmmaker.

It all began for filmmaker Nick Homler at the 2012 Lake Placid Film Forum. As a Marist College student participating in the Sleepless in Lake Placid 24-hr Student Filmmaking Competition, Nick attended a panel discussion the morning after his film showcased at a screening along with several other participating school teams. The panel discussion “Do Movie Theaters Have A Future?” sparked the idea of a senior thesis capping video on the digital conversion of movie theatre projection. The next year, “Coffee and Conversation,” a keynote presentation from producer and educator Ira Deutchman, convinced Nick to move forward with a documentary he called “The Shared Experience.” Now Nick is taking the project to New Zealand on a Fulbright Scholarship. Here’s Nick writing a guest post for us, telling the story in his own words.

Congratulations to Nick and thank you for the kind words. Have a blast in New Zealand.  

June 30th, 2014
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Hey, co-founder T.J. Brearton’s second novel, the sequel to Habit  comes out this Tuesday:

It’s been two years of bad dreams. The phone rings. One of Brendan Healy’soldest and best friends is dead. To find out why, Healy must return home to Hawthorne, NY to face down the ghosts of his past and enter a world of staggering darkness and power.

SURVIVORS releases July 1st 2014 in the US and the UK.

Published by Joffe Books. 

June 5th, 2014
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A neat writing workshop at the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs: responding to visual art through poetry. That’s pretty neat. 

June 3rd, 2014
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Adirondack Literary Award Winners!

From Nathalie Thill’s press release: 

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE –Writers, editors, publishers, and book lovers gathered at the stunning Blue Mountain Center in Blue Mountain Lake on Sunday, June 1, 2014 to hear the announcements of the Adirondack Center for Writing’s (ACW’s) annual Adirondack Literary Award winners.

The Adirondack Literary Awards celebrate and acknowledge the books that were written by Adirondack authors or published in the region in the previous year.

All of the books submitted for consideration this year were on display, giving a visual sense of the scope of ourAdirondack literary achievements, and many of the authors had signed copies of their books for sale.

This year a record 51 books were submitted, also, for the first time featured articles were accepted as a category.

And the winners are…..

for Best Children’s Book:  Lost by LeeAnne Baker.  

This year there were two fiction prizes, one for best for short story collections and one for best novel. The award for Best Short Story Collection went to The Hypothetical Girl by Elizabeth Cohen, and the prize for Best Novel went to Jaime Sheffield for Here Be Monsters.   

Best Memoir went to Wet Socks by Carol Gregson.

The Best Book of Edited Collections in Nonfiction went to North Country Reflections/Adirondack Reflectionsedited by Neal Burdick and Maurice Kenny.

The Best Book of General Nonfiction went to Out of the Blue; Blueline Essays 1979-1989 by Alice Wolf Gilborn.

 The Best Book of Poetry went to Paul Pines for New Orleans Variations & Paris Ouroboros.

The Best Featured Article went to “A Phone Call and a Thank You Just in Time” by Chris Knight, published by Adirondack Daily Enterprise

For the first time the People’s Choice Award was tied, winners were Never a Dull Moment; A Tapestry of Scenes & Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice by Daniel Way, M.D.  and Race to Incarcerate by Sabrina Jones and Marc Mauer.

ACW is very proud of the judges for the Adirondack Literary Award; they are careful and dedicated readers. The judges are:

Fiction:  Bibi Wein and Jerry McGovern

Nonfiction and memoir: Ellen Rocco and Joseph Bruchac

Poetry: Roger Mitchell and Stuart Bartow

Children’s Literature: Ellen Wilcox and Nancy Beattie

Featured Articles: Rick Brooks (from the Wall St Journal) and Michael Corkery (from the New York Times)

The Adirondack Center for Writing is a non-profit organization that supports the literary arts throughout the Park. They present workshops, writing and publishing conferences, and also organize public readings where they present both regional and nationally acclaimed authors. They’re supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. Members provide a great deal of the operating budget through membership dues and contributions. Come visit us at our office in downtown Saranac Lake.

Congrats to Jamie Sheffield and Chris Knight, and every other winner!

May 30th, 2014
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The Lake Placid Film Forum 2014-2015: 

One film. Each Month. Multiple Showings. The Lake Placid Film Forum… Series
The Adirondack Film Society is pleased to announce The Lake Placid Film Forum Series. Beginning in September, 2014, the Film Forum will screen a series of films at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The program will feature one film, one weekend each month, with multiple showings.

“We’ve been working on growing our program,” says John Huttlinger, Chairman of the Adirondack Film Society. “Showing films at the LPCA venue is one way the Adirondack Film Society is evolving to bring our audiences the quality programming they’ve come to expect, and to embrace the changing medium of film exhibition.”

The Lake Placid Film Forum 2014-2015

One film. Each Month. Multiple Showings. The Lake Placid Film Forum… Series

The Adirondack Film Society is pleased to announce The Lake Placid Film Forum Series. Beginning in September, 2014, the Film Forum will screen a series of films at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The program will feature one film, one weekend each month, with multiple showings.

“We’ve been working on growing our program,” says John Huttlinger, Chairman of the Adirondack Film Society. “Showing films at the LPCA venue is one way the Adirondack Film Society is evolving to bring our audiences the quality programming they’ve come to expect, and to embrace the changing medium of film exhibition.”

May 29th, 2014
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This Sunday in Blue Mountain Lake: The Adirondack Center for Writing’s Literary Awards. Here are the nominees: 

Nonfiction

Yvona Fast

Garden Gourmet

Bloated Toe Publishing

Alice Wolf Gilborn

Out of the Blue; Blueline Essays 1979-1989

Potsdam College Press

Lawrence Gooley

Killing in the Kuyahoora Valley

Bloated Toe Publishing

Editors: Neal Burdick and Maurice Kenny

North Country Reflections/Adirondack Reflections

The History Press

Sabrina Jones and Marc Mauer

Race to Incarcerate

The New Press

Walt McLaughlin

The Allure of the Deep Woods; Backbacking the Northville-Placid Trail

North Country Books

Editor: Nora Nellis

SAW Project

East Side Center

Patricia O’Gorman, PhD

The Resilient Woman

HCI Books

Glenn Pearsall

When Men and Mountains Meet

Pyramid Press

John Radigan

The Adirondack Heart

Hearth Moon Rising

Invoking Animal Magic; A Guide for the Pagan Priestess

Moon Books

Daniel Way, M.D.

Never a Dull Moment; A Tapestry of Scenes & Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice

Indian Lake Press

                                                             Memoir

Carol Gregson

Wet Socks

Bloated Toe Publishing

Marilyn Mayes Kaltenborn

An Unconventional Childhood;

Growing up in the Catskills During the 1950s and 1960s

Eric Mondschein

Life at 12 College Road

Something Or Other Publishing

 Anne Phinney

Finding My Way to Moose River Farm;

Living with Animals in the Adirondacks

Luis L. Tijerina

The Famous Nada; A Meditation on History and Celebrity

RA Press

Fiction

Kay Benedict Sgarlata

Adirondack August

Elizabeth Cohen

The Hypothetical Girl

Other Press

Kathleen Curry

The Adirondack Cannon Mystery

Dave Donohue

The Golden Eagles

RA Press

Dave Donohue

Temple of the Sphinx

RA Press

Patrick Egan

In All The Wrong Places

Lynn Esmay

Lady of Yaddo: The Gilded Age Memoir of Katrina Trask

French Mountain Press

Sara J. Henry

A Cold and Lonely Place

Crown Publishers

Tony Holtzman

Forever Wild

Cloud Splitter Press

Gail Huntley

Conquering the Wild

Bookstand Publishing

Jeffrey Kelly

Being A Boy

Creative Bloc Press

Dale Langlois

The Second Intelligent Species

Jeanne Selander Miller

A Million Miles from Home

Pebble Path Printing

Joseph Rector

The Ruby Seat

Koehler Books

Jamie Sheffield

Here Be Monsters

Smart Pig Publishing

Michael Virtanen

The River’s Tale

Lost Pond Press

Children’s Literature

LeeAnne Baker

Lost

George Bryjak

Gabrielle and the Dream Potato

Myopic Moose Press

JoAnn Flammer

Pukeweed Soup

Lone Loon Press

Jim Goff

The Little Book in the Field

Trafford Publishing

Thomas Jones

The Misty Peaks of Dentarus

Peakaboo Pepper Books

Irene Uttendorfsky

Adirondack Mouse and the Great Storyteller

Thornapple Creek Books

Justin and Gary VanRiper

Adirondack Kids #13: The Carousel Case, The Bicycle Race & The Blackfly Guy

Adirondack Kids Press

Stephen Woodruff

Among Friends; A Quaker Boy at the Battle of Plattsburgh

North Country Books

Poetry

Jean Arleen Breed

Adirondack Paper Girl: An Anthology of Poetry

Alva Press

Jean Arleen Breed

The New Kid

Bloated Toe Publishing

Christopher Buerkett

69 Seconds: Poetry in Time’s Need

Hungry Bear Publishing

Elizabeth Cohen

What the Trees Said

Split Oak Press

Shira Dentz

Door of Thin Skins

CavanKerry Press

Justin Grimbol

The Creek

RA Press

Paul Pines

New Orleans Variations & Paris Ouroboros

Dos Madres

Shane Rooney

Your Earth Killing Me

RA Press

Sean Tierney

Doubly Sweet For the Strange

RA Press

Sean Tierney

Fenced with Iron

RA Press

Featured Articles

Fred Balzac

“Interview with Elizabeth Kolbert”

Lake Champlain Weekly

Joseph Connelly

“Death on the River”

Adirondack Life Magazine

David Fiske

“Twelve Years A Slave: North Country Native Solomon Northup”

The New York History Blog

Meg Hagerty

“The Long Goodbye”

The Post Star

Sandra Hildreth

“Adirondack Art: OK Slip Falls Inspiration”

Adirondack Almanack

Chris Knight

“A Phone Call and a Thank You Just in Time”

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

We’re pulling for Jamie Sheffield to win an award! 

(Source: adirondackcenterforwriting.org)

April 17th, 2014
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Hi everybody, 
I teach Art of Film at Paul Smith’s College,  and one of the projects students in my class engaged in was a short film. Student-directors David Haenel, Zach Heinbockel, Carrie Oderman, and Dominic Rickicki put together four great five-minute short films. 
Director Haenel did an adaptation of the Slender-Man video game, Heinbockel did a (literal) axe-murderer story, Carrie did a Ghost Hunters-style film on the LMS ghost, (which you can see above, photographed by ssmacdawg), and Dominic directed a winter sports documentary in the fashion of Warren Miller. 
We’ll be showing all four of them in between the 7pm and 9pm showings of the LEGO movie this Monday in the Pine Room at Paul Smith’s Student Center
At approximately 8:40pm, we’ll show the films and then ask audience members to vote on their favorite one. The winner will be shown at SAMfest at the VIC on April 26 at 2pm. So please come out and support student filmmaking and I promise you will enjoy these great films.

Thanks,

Dave.

Welcome to the resource blog of the Lake Placid-based production company ADK MOGUL. Our mission is to help foster the growth of film and writing in the Adirondack regional community, as well as to serve as a beacon for Upstate, New York, inviting filmmakers and writers to work here by connecting them with people who can bring their vision to life. Creative life, like a ski mogul, is a bumpy one, so we're here to help you along.