WFO – WCM to host filmmaker tour around SE Wyoming

Territorial Prison

The Wyoming Film Office and Wyoming Community Media are hosting a tour for out of Wyoming filmmakers of Southeast Wyoming prior to the Cheyenne International Film Festival May 17 - 20. Space is limited!

Wyoming Film Office and Wyoming Community Media are hosting a tour for out-of-Wyoming filmmakers of movie locations around southeast Wyoming in conjunction with the Cheyenne International Film Festival (CIFF).

The CIFF begins May 17 in Downtown Cheyenne with the local filmmaker and festival reception at the Depot Museum before the festival opens Friday evening May 18 and extends through Sunday May 20.

Thursday, May 17

  • 9:30      Depart Cheyenne (Cheyenne to Fort Laramie: 1 hour 44 minutes)
  • 11:30     Fort Laramie (Fort Laramie to Sunrise: 20 minutes)\
  • 12:10     Depart
  • 12:30     Hartville Lunch
  • 1:30       Depart Hartville
  • 1:40       Sunrise, Wyoming
  • 2:15       Depart Sunrise
  • 2:15       Molton Pass towards Laramie (Hartville to Laramie 2 hrs)
  • 4:30       Arrive at Territorial Park in Laramie
  • 5:30       Depart
  • 5:45       Check into Hotel
  • 6:30       Dinner and overnight in Laramie

Friday, May 18

  • 8:00       Breakfast
  • 9:00       Tour Laramie locations (see below for ideas)
  • 11:00      Depart for Vedauwoo
  • 12:30      Lunch at The Plains
  • 1:30        Trolley Tour (various historic locations, see below)
  • 4:00        Super Computer (or Terry Bison Ranch)
  • 6:00        CIFF Opening Night Reception – Atlas Theatre

For more information – contact Colin Stricklin at the Wyoming Film Office 307-777-3400; email Alan O’Hashi or call 307-509-0182

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Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce member videos

Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce

Click on the Chamber logo to view member videos produced by Wyoming Community Media.

Wyoming Community Media (WCM) has teamed up with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce to produce videos for Chamber members. New Chamber members get a short video as a part of their “Chamber Welcome” For more information about how you can get more people to see your goods and services and learn about you and your business, contact WCM 307-509-0182.

Live Coverage on KGWN.TV – LightsOn! NYE Ball Drop

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 26, 2011

CHEYENNE, WYO – LightsOn! Downtown Group brings in 2012 with Cheyenne’s version of the New Year’s Eve ball drop. Wyoming Community Media (WCM) is providing live video coverage on the KGWN Channel 5 website starting at 11:30pm on the Downtown Cheyenne Depot Plaza.

Host for the special edition of “Wyoming Greats” is Kati Hime of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine TV. “Wyoming Greats” is a web TV show about the news and events around Wyoming.

The live stream will also be carried on the Wyoming Community Media facebook page.

For more information call 307-509-0182

LightsOn! NYE ball drop on the Depot Plaza

Watch the Ball Drop 11:59:59

Click on the image of the 8' ball a top the 7-story crane and join the facebook event page!

Are you wondering how to spend New Years Eve? Stick in Cheyenne! What?

Yes, Cheyenne will be the place to celebrate 2012. Watch the ball drop in New York City’s Time Square, then come on down to Downtown Cheyenne.

LightsOn! Downtown Group is sponsoring an 8′ lighted ball dropping seven stories onto the Depot Plaza, 16th St. and Capitol Ave. According to KGWN News Channel 5, the 500 pound ball constructed by Puma Steel will be lowered by a crane donated by Yarber Construction. The idea is the brain child of LightsOn! Downtown Group board member Glen Garrett.

Revel with your friends and family at your favorite Downtown Cheyenne eatery or watering hole then wander over to the Depot Plaza to watch the festivities beginning at 11:59:59 MST.

If you still are a homebody, watch the ball drop live on the WCM and KGWN websites. The exact links will be made available later in the week.

Join the facebook page to keep up with the latest.

Cheyenne International Film Festival now accepting entries for 2012

Click on the Withoutabox logo to enter your short or feature film in the Cheyenne International Film Festival

The Cheyenne International Film Festival (CIFF) is now accepting entries. This year CIFF has partnered with Withoutabox for outreach and processing of film festival entries. We’re big on good stories, in fact, good stories trump production value. The CIFF happens May 17 – 20 in downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming at the Historic Atlas Theatre.

As usual, CIFF prefers to receive online screeners to cut down on the number of tapes, DVDs cut, plastic boxes, sleeves, envelopes that are wasted as a result of film festival entries. You can upload for free through Withoutabox.

A great benefit of entering CIFF via Withoutabox is, your film gets an imDb page, which is the gold standard with regards to film cred! CIFF fees are pretty low compared to many festivals. We generally don’t give out fee waivers. There are lots of things you can do to raise the $30 pittance – sell something, have a rummage sale, ask your friends and families for $30, cut back on the number of beers or coffees you drink this month.

I know there are a bunch of broke filmmakers out there, but as you’ll note, we are soft on first time filmmakers. CIFF also has the Wyoming Showcase category. If you have a movie about Wyoming, set in Wyoming, or if you’re a filmmaker, director, writer, photographer involved with a movie with or without a Wyoming connection, that increases your chances for CIFF selection.

CIFF also has a Call2ACTion category. We seek films having to do with women’s issues – domestic / dating violence; Native American issues; service veteran issues; films about life and death; and uplifting stories about people moving themselves out of poverty

The movies are screened by a group of judges consisting of movie fans, producers, writers. Like all film festivals we make no apologies for the films that get selected for screening.

WCM seeks content about Occupy movement in Wyoming for documentary

WCM is curious about Occupy Wyoming and wants to document it. WCM seeks digital video, images, music, audio. Click on the flag to go check out the Occupy Wyoming resource nexus.

Imagine when the Occupy Wall Street movement gets untracked? It’s just a matter of time when the tipping point happens. Occupy Wall Street in Wyoming is evidence that the tipping point is near. This site won’t be updated much, but will serve as a resource about Wyoming-based OWS efforts to the outside world. Dynamic info will be a result of locally-maintained facebook pages, groups and local websites.

Why is Wyoming important? The movement in Wyoming is unique and demonstrates the ubiquity of its appeal when considering the Equality State is the least populated – 565,000 people. It has only two cities over 50,000 – Casper and Cheyenne and dominated by the Republican Party – State legislature 76 GOP; 14 DEM.

Wyoming Community Media (WCM) is putting this information together with an eye on documenting the Occupy Wall Street movement in Wyoming. Wyoming should be an Occupy movement bell weather state. If the movement gains traction in a conservative stronghold, it will be clear the message is cross cutting.

This is one of many unofficial online resources for the growing occupation movement happening around Wyoming and the world. Here’s what the official unofficial Occupy Wall Street website has to say:

“Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. OWS is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations . . .The occupations around the world are being organized using a non-binding consensus based collective decision making tool known as a “people’s assembly”.

If you have links to video, photo albums, music, etc. contact WCM by email.

Lights Camera Action video production workshops set

Lights Camera Action workshop participants frame up a shot during a recent session in Downtown Cheyenne


Lights, Camera, Action! Wyoming Community Media presents its video production seminar. You’ll produce a short film during the class. Classes are held at the Hynds Building – 1608 Capitol Avenue.

August 31 – 10am – 4pm
September 10 – 9am – 3pm
September 13 – 10am – 4pm

Learn the basics about how to operate a video camera, setting up lights and sound and the fundamentals of screenwriting while working on an actual film production project.

Here’s the video produced by the a similar production class: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Tsch-q86w&NR=1

Thank you to the Wyoming Arts Council, Laramie County Community College and Wyoming Film Office for their support.