Monthly Archives: January 2011

What\\\’s The Economy For, Anyway? – 01/25/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
What's The Economy For, Anyway?
When
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
In this film produced by John de Graaf of Affluenza fame, ecological economist Dave Batker presents a humorous, edgy, factual, timely and highly-visual monologue about the American economy today, challenging the ways we measure economic success--especially the Gross Domestic Product--and offering an answer to the question: What's the Economy for, Anyway?
Using Gifford Pinchot's idea that the economy's purpose is "the greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run," Batker compares the performance of the U.S. economy with that of other industrial countries in terms of providing a high quality of life, fairness and ecological sustainability, concluding that when you do the numbers, the United States comes out near the bottom in nearly every category.
The 40-minute film has a somewhat unique format in that it is has nine segments, each dealing with a different aspect of the economy. A question ends each segment, inviting viewers to discuss the question and just-seen contents. We will give participants a short time to raise ideas and questions after each segment.
Representatives from the collaborative project Support Our Local Economy (SOLE) will give a brief update on the project. SOLE is a Central Ohio initiative to build a stronger, more resilient economy with an emphasis on sustainability.
This event is sponsored by the Central Ohio Sierra Club, Simply Living, the Columbus International Film + Video Festival and the Free Press. The movie is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.

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WordPress Workshop for Advanced Users – 01/22/11 – Film Council Office – Columbus, OH

Event
WordPress Workshop for Advanced Users
When
Saturday, January 22, 2011
2:00pm - All Ages
Where
Film Council Office (map)
1021 E Broad St, Carriage House in rear
Columbus, OH, USA 43205

Parking is free in the Red Cross parking lot.

Other Info
WordPress Workshop for Advanced Users.
This advanced workshop will teach you how to customize CSS and HTML for your WordPress site, how to install and customize plugins, adjust templates, widgets and other features. Users should have basic knowledge of CSS and HTML.

Instructor Bio:
Nathan Rosson has been a multimedia designer at Formation Studio for over 2 years. He is experienced in WordPress, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. When Nathan isn't working on websites, enjoys creating motion graphics and rooting for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The WordPress Workshop for Beginners is suggested but not required for this workshop.

This class in the second in a 2 part series. These classes my be taken separately or as a 2 part series. Each workshop is $25 per person. The first 10 people to sign up may use the Film Council Lab Imac desktops. After these machines are taken participants should bring their own laptops. Free WiFi is available on site. Please let us know in the notes on your Paypal submission whether you will need our computers or that you will bring your own laptop. The workshop will be approximately 1.5 hours.
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The Edge of Joy

Tuesday, February 1 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Studio 35
3055 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Free

Free Stella Artois and cupcakes will be served.

The Edge of Joy is a documentary that follows an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, midwives and families to the frontlines of maternal care. Inside a maternity ward, the film chronicles distressed labors, deaths, and miraculous survival. Outside, lack of blood supply transportation and family planning are examined as causes of the cycle that kills more than 36,000 Nigerian women each year.
The central characters in The Edge of Joy are the people deep within the Nigerian culture who know its misconceptions, its limitations, but also its capabilities. Narrated by award winning journalist, Eliza Griswold, and featuring animation by Yoni Goodman, this portrait of pregnancy and childbirth shows the consequences of poor maternal health as it explores the nuances and complexities of bringing emerging health technologies to the developing world.

Dawn Sinclair Shapiro directed, produced and wrote the feature length documentary “Inside the Handy Writers’ Colony,” which aired nationally on PBS in 2008. She began her journalism career working for the award-winning news magazine program CBS News Sunday Morning. Dawn has worked as a Producer, Writer, and Online Editor for Tribune Broadcasting, CNBC, MSNBC, Dateline NBC, and Chicago Public Radio. Her new film, “The Edge of Joy,” about maternal mortality in Nigeria was called “eye-opening” by Global Health magazine: “‘The Edge of Joy’ is a timely rallying cry against women accepting the perilous status quo.”

Director Dawn Sinclair Shapiro will do a q+a after the screening.

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WordPress Workshop for Beginners – 01/15/11 – Film Council Office – Columbus, OH

Event
WordPress Workshop for Beginners
When
Saturday, January 15, 2011
2:00pm - All Ages
Where
Film Council Office (map)
1021 E Broad St, Carriage House in rear
Columbus, OH, USA 43205

Parking is free in the Red Cross parking lot.

Other Info
This class is full. Sorry no walk ins accepted.

WordPress Workshop for Beginners

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Participants should bring their own laptops, as that all of the FC Lab machines have already been spoken for.

This introduction to WordPress will teach you WordPress basics: how to install wordpress, understanding the WordPress Admin Panels, how to write and manage posts, and how to update the appearance of your site.

Instructor Bio:
Nathan Rosson has been a multimedia designer at Formation Studio for over 2 years. He is experienced in WordPress, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. When Nathan isn't working on websites, enjoys creating motion graphics and rooting for the Columbus Blue Jackets.


Free parking is available in the Red Cross parking lot.

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