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Second Day of Auditions 13 December

Wrapping up the first day of auditions, and looking forward to tomorrow. The Rex Team saw many talented professionals, and lots of fresh, and energetic hopefuls.

Didn’t think we would be rolling as much tape, but there was so much worth while to capture. Thank you all for your enthusiasm for the project, and what youbrought to the audition process.

Most showed on time, and Rex was able to get people in on time and, amazingly, out on time. Hopefully, no one felt rushed. Thank you to new Rexers Tess Whittaker, and Recel Bregaudit for keeping Norvell, Sarah, Emile, and myself on perfect time.

The interviews for crew have been amazing. Generation Rex couldn’t be happier with the turnout and the quality of candidates.

NEWS Release
8 December 2008

Contact For Further Information: Sarah
Phone: 757-644-6708
e-mail: tan@rexmotionmedia.tv

Rex Motion Media Announces Auditions for Reality Series
Show to be Shot in Hampton Roads Now in Pre-Production

For Immediate Release. Virginia Beach, VA:

Lights! Camera! Tan! Hampton Roads-based REX Motion Media (RMM) announces auditions to be held this Friday for a half-hour reality series to be shot in and around Hampton Roads. The show is now in pre-production.

“We’re seeking fresh, energetic, young talent to cast in this new reality series,” says REX Motion Media President Norvell Rose. “It’s a fun and funny, PG look at the Hampton Roads tanning lifestyle.” Friday auditions take place at the REX Virginia Beach offices, and the company is considering men and women aged 18 – 30.

The crew is being assembled from top local technicians, and principal photography is set to begin January 2 throughout Hampton Roads.

Scheduled auditions will be at 1642 Pleasure House Road, suite 102, in Virginia Beach.

To schedule an audition or for further audition information, call Sarah at REX Motion Media: 757-644-6708.

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REX Motion Media Video Profiles

Well, here we go again. For the second time REX MotionMedia has topped WellcomeMat.com’s Top 5 Videos of the Week.

Here’s the story in TransWorldNews.com.

Stumble It!

REX On The Move

RexNet.tv is on the move!

Generation Rexers Norvell Rose, Ethan Marten (hey, that’s me!), Sarah Pope, Emile Husson and the whole A-Team of tech and production crew are now reassembled in their larger space, and beginning the third phase of hiring. Rex is in the process of augmenting with additional shooters and editors (hey, that’s you!).

REX has already created these unique situations:

Graduating more than forty Vpros ™ or Video Professionals ™ thus making them VideoActive ™; and setting up a Chesapeake brokerage with scores of quality video content, and its own internet television channel for real estate. Having launched in March of 2009, we believe it is the first in the United States. Armada Hoffler, Drucker & Falk and NFL Star Bruce Smith used Rex to move into the video age. Even the third largest builder in the United States — Centex — came to Rex.

From a global economic standpoint, we are reversing a trend. Rather than outsourcing, we are creating jobs and the template for Internet Television right here in Hampton Roads, Virginia. This is not a call center or a service outlet. These are real, creative, professional jobs.

e-mail if you are interested in becoming part of the Rex Motion Media team.

Play Real Estate Videos at Rex Net TV
Published by sellsius December 10th, 2007 in Real Estate Marketing and Video.

New Advancements in Internet Video From RexNet –
Smith’s Landing at Virginia Tech

December 6th, 2007 | Real Estate Video

New Advancements in Internet Video From RexNet – Smith’s Landing at Virginia Tech

Read Tom Royce’s Blog

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Diane Keeley and Team join RexNet.tv

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Talk about your VideoActive! Another full day of shooting today.  Tuesday and Wednesday are chock full of Agent Profile Videos as well.  Thursday will be devoted to edits, and Friday down to North Carolina for another Video Property Tour. 

Rexnet.tv is becoming the all-night diner of real estate!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket 

Becoming VideoActive!

Here’s some VideoActive News:

Non-stop shooting, editing and uploading as of late. Won’t be long before Tom Royce and The Real Estate Bloggers pick up on RexNet.tv’s VideoActive news….

Next Monday,Tuesday, and Wednesday will be all day affairs for The Real Estate – X Change. This is one real estate agency to reckon with…I reckon. To say they are attacking I.t.v. and Real Estate Video in a very aggressive fashion is an understatement. Between this day and mid November RexNet.tv and The R. E. -X Change (Hmnn, purely coincidence, I assure you) will execute between 70 and 80 videos for Internet Television!

Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee, Marketing Coordinator
Centex Homes, Hampton Roads Division

Centex Marketing Coordinator Andrew Lee (here in South Eastern Virginia) finished a spot that will be going National. This just days after taking the reigns of Richmond! Lee is tapping RexNet.tv to shoot all the Hampton Roads Communities. Can Richmond be far behind?

This little gem appeared in CLICKTOWNE from Susie Ray – Hampton Roads REALTOR® Association Coordinator:


“WOW! Is what I hear time & again from viewers of the promotional videos that REX NET has produced for the Hampton Roads REALTOR® Association! The Circle of Excellence sm Advisory Group is working hand in hand with REX NET as part of our added value to our sponsors. Exciting “video invitations” which are new to HRRA, are Top Notch! REX NET makes the filming process an easy & relaxed experience. The final product is always very impressive!”

Seems like those coming into contact with RexNet.tv are becoming VideoActive — and loving it!

See you on T.V. — RexNet.tv

Cecil B. Direx
Cecil B. Direx — The Rexnet.tv Mascot

Been working with RexNet.tv. It’s Internet Television for Real Estate. Very cutting edge. Great production values. I believe this site and others that come after will provide a plentitude of production work for Indies.

Right now 87% of the American population seeking a new home go to the Internet first. 89.5% of people with high speed are demanding video content. Less than 1% of Realtors and Agents are incorporating video content into their marketing strategy. That last stat will alter dramatically over the next twelve months.

So how many of you out there need to pay the bills while gathering the financing for your motion picture. Questions?

E. Out.

Marketing Your Indie Movie

This was a letter to FilmDailies.com a filmmaker’s Blog. There had been a flap concerning the length of Samaritan, and that we were taking advantage of the technical first we had achieved to market our baby. I thought some indie folks were missing the point. If your Indie project screens in the forest, and you’re the only one clapping with one hand…does it make a sound? Anyway, I hope this helps some of you get the word out.

ethan-camera-atlantis-down

Hello Kraz. I am enjoying your site. I have seen a great deal of debate over the length of “Samaritan.” We are just movie makers wanting to create and needing to get the word out like everyone else. I’m puzzled by the controversy regarding the movie’s length. The first reference to Samaritan in the digitalfilmmaker.com story that started it all clearly refers to it as a “micro-feature.”

(From digitalfilmmaker.com)
Samaritan

Digital Filmmaker: “Star Circle Pictures based in Virginia Beach, Virginia has just wrapped production on a micro feature called Samaritan, the third venture for Star Circle, which represents the next chapter in the firm’s evolution. The project was shot for the express purpose of demonstrating the company’s belief in cost efficiency, faster production flow and good quality.
(End quote)

Has Star Circle Pictures pioneered a new phrase as well? I don’t think so,[actually, it appears we did!] but it is clear, Star Circle never referred to Samaritan as a full length feature. Hopefully, that will help mitigate if not stop the misapprehension.

You made an astute observation:

“Heres an indie producer whos learned his lesson well. This techie interview will probably get him more exposure (at least in indie circles) than all the PR about the movie itself.”

Though Digital Filmmaker is doing a follow up story on the movie — the hard news for their audience was the completion of the first movie to use the Panasonic AG-HVX200.

We believe movies need an audience. Something movie makers need to understand is that in order to obtain that audience, they need to be aware your movie exists. On many levels it is very difficult for an artist to “market” his/her work. Some find the marketing aspect distasteful. You believe everyone should understand that you’re a serious artist who has put blood, sweat and tears into making it, and that should be enough. To a certain degree, this is understandable, but its not a healthy attitude for the life of your motion picture. Some just know how to make the movie, and hope sheer love and passion for the project might rub off on others. I am so proud of my team and its efforts, and am willing to find the angles that will bring my movies to light and thereby light up screens. It is more important to us the independent movie making community when we have launched and even completed a picture. Not as much so for your own local media, much less a national media. To them, we’re one of maybe 1,500 indies a year. [I believe Sundance had 1,700 submissions this past year.] To top it off, unless you come from a major market or at least out of state the fact that you’re a local is usually a hindrance to getting serious coverage. Don’t fight this. Understand it, and work with it. If you’re talking to the Digital Filmmaker and other national media forums understand what that editor knows his core audience is first and foremost interested in. If you’re talking to your local media understand what makes your story news to them, too. Knowing the seven criteria for news will help each movie maker get the word out on his or her film as much as the movie itself. I’m not a proponent of this reality — just a realist.

Here they are, courtesy of Jack Driscoll: Timeliness, Importance, High General Interest to Public, Relevance, Involves Public’s Right to Know, Involves Public’s Need to Know, Whether Story Informs, Educates, Guides or Entertains Reader.

Best of Luck [broken legs] to all our Movie Making Family. May your efforts be rewarding and rewarded.

Ethan

Love to have your feedback. We shot all eighty-one Samaritan set ups in two nights. Great crew. Great performances. Great Chiropractor (the one — the only Dr. Dan Cohen of Olde Towne Family Chiropractic, 757-399-4700)! I think we had the only cast and crew that finished such an intense shoot in better shape than when they began.

View SAMARITAN TRAILER

Samaritan, shot in January, is the first HD movie completed with Panasonic’s AG HVX200 High Definition camera. Maverick-made, two nights, 81 setups (we’re crazy). We used Previz storyboards to help achieve this insane schedule. Star Circle Pictures is obviously excited (and biased). So who doesn’t think their baby is supremely beautiful?! We actually shot this without any film or tape. That’s right bubbalas — no film. No tape. Everything went straight onto P2 cards, hot swapped, and downloaded onto our hard drive. Star Circle was editing on set…. We’re definitely grassroots, guerrilla, and very independent spirits.

Anyway, read more in Fast Company magazine’s September issue (on stands August 18). Adam Penenberg, (Broken Glass) wrote the story on our micro motion picture and is breaking the story on our upcoming full-length feature (a psychological thriller) within the Fast Company pages.

Samaritan has been selected by the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, and will be exhibited sometime between November 9 – 16. We’re submitted all over the world, and are awaiting answers like everyone else out there! (Break Legs Everyone Else out there.)

By the way, if you’re a festival maven or a news mensch interested in a DVD screener — you obviously know how to get in touch!

All the Best, (and we invite your feedback — no, I mean it — really!) Ethan

View SAMARITAN TRAILER

Hey All:

There’s lots happening on the Indie Front! Finished the third movie in January, and the edits are coming along swiftly. You can view a clip of “Samaritan” at the Star Circle Pictures site (No, really, go ahead — you’re an invited guest). I’m interested in your movie making experiences, and hearing from old and new friends.

All the Best,
Ethan Marten

Check out Star Circle Pictures

Read the Digital Filmmaker story on Samaritan