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Flying Focus Video Collective

PMB 248     •     3439 NE Sandy Bv     •     Portland, OR 97232

(503) 239-7456     •     (503) 321-5051    •   

ffvc@flyingfocus.org

Flying Focus Celebrates 20 Years

This year Flying Focus Video Collective turned 20 years old!
• Our founding members got together during the "Gulf War" in January, 1991.
• In August of 1991, we formally incorporated as Flying Focus.
• November 18, 2011 marks exactly 20 years since our weekly half-hour showcase, the Flying Focus Video Bus premiered.

Help us celebrate our anniversary:

• First, we will be showing back-to-back reruns of our retrospective anniversary shows, (the "Busiversary") in the weeks leading up to November 18.

• Second, we will hold a public celebration in November at the Red and Black Cafe, Thursday, November 14 at 7 PM featuring members of FFVC and some of our video!
Download a flyer!
Watch the promotional video (1 minute)

Listen to FFVC members on KBOO's Sept. "Behind the Screen" with 6 minutes of bonus audio!
(Note that although it is stated that the public event is on Nov. 14, it is actually on Thursday, November 17.)

Retrospective anniversary shows

Portland Comcast subscribers will be able to see all 19 past "Busiversaries" over an 11 week period.

Busiversary Retrospective – 20 Years of Shows

#1-2 (1991-1993) on Thursday, September 1 at 12:30 AM (late night August 31), Channel 22;
           and Saturday, September 3 at midnight (late night Friday September 2), Ch. 23
#3-4 (1993-1995) on Thursday, September 8 at 12:30 AM (late night Sept. 7), Channel 22;
           and Saturday, September 10 at midnight (late night Friday September 9), Ch. 23
#5-6 (1995-1997) on Thursday, September 15 at 12:30 AM (late night Sept. 14), Channel 22;
           and Saturday, September 17 at midnight (late night Friday September 16), Ch. 23
#7-8 (1997-1999) on Thursday, September 22 at 12:30 AM (late night Sept. 21), Channel 22;
           and Saturday, September 24 at midnight (late night Friday September 23), Ch. 23
#9-10 (1997-1999) on Thursday, September 29 at 12:30 AM (late night Sept. 28), Channel 22;
           and Saturday, October 1 at midnight (late night Friday September 30), Ch. 23
#11-12 (2001-2003) on Thursday, October 6 at 12:30 AM (late night Oct. 5), Channel 22;
           and Saturday, October 8 at midnight (late night Friday October 7), Ch. 23
#13-14 (2003- 2005) on Thursday, October 13 at 12:30 AM (late night Oct. 12), Channel 22;
           and Saturday, October 15 at midnight (late night Friday October 14), Ch. 23
#15-16 (2005-2007) on Thursday, October 20 at 12:30 AM (late night Oct. 19), Channel 22;
           and Saturday, October 22 at midnight (late night Friday October 21), Ch. 23
#17-18 (2008-2009) on Thursday, October 27 at 12:30 AM (late night Oct. 26), Channel 22;
           and Saturday, October 29 at midnight (late night Friday October 28), Ch. 23
#19 (2009-2010) weeks of October 30 and November 7 on the Video Bus
#20 NEW! (2010-2011) weeks of November 14 and November 21 on the Video Bus

If you aren't a night owl, remember to set your DVR or other favorite recording device!

(A full schedule is listed in the table at the bottom of the page).

20th Anniversary Celebration Event!

Thursday, November 14, 2011
7:00 PM
Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th

Featuring Flying Focus producers providing live commentary about some of our video clips past and present.

The celebration event will be free and open to the public! Since it is a fund-raising event, we hope you can consider bringing as a party gift:

New DVCAM tapes, DVD-R/DVD-RAM blanks, or Monetary donations of any size, check/money order or bags of cash gratefully accepted. For our full wish list, click here. For more information, or particularly if you want to get involved by volunteering for or donating anything for the Twentieth Anniversary (videotapes, DVD-RAMs, or other items from the wish list) please get in touch with us at 503-239-7456 or ffvc@flyingfocus.org.


Playback Schedule for Flying Focus' 20th Anniversary:

First Busiversary (1991-92): September 1/3 (12:30 AM ch 22/12 AM ch 23)
Second Busiversary (1992-93) September 1/3 (approx 1 AM ch 22/12:30 AM ch 22)
Third Busiversary (1993-94) September 8/10 (12:30 AM ch 22/12 AM ch 23)
Fourth Busiversary (1994-95) September 8/10 (approx 1:30 AM ch 22/1:00 AM ch 22)
Fifth Busiversary (1995-96) September 15/17 (12:30 AM ch 22/12 AM ch 23)
Sixth Busiversary (1996-97) September 15/17 (approx 1:30 AM ch 22/1:00 AM ch 22)
Seventh Busiversary (1997-98) September 22/24 (12:30 AM ch 22/12 AM ch 23)
Eighth Busiversary (1998-99) September 22/24 (approx 1:30 AM ch 22/1:00 AM ch 22)
Ninth Busiversary (1999-2000) September 29/October 1 (12:30 AM ch 22/12 AM ch 23)
Tenth Busiversary (2000-01) September 29/October 1 (approx 1:30 AM ch 22/1:00 AM ch 22)

Eleventh Busiversary (2001-02) October 6/8 (12:30 AM ch 22/12 AM ch 23)

Twelfth Busiversary (2002-03) October 6/8 (approx 1:30 AM ch 22/1:00 AM ch 22)
Thirteenth Busiversary (2003-04) October 13/15 (12:30 AM ch 22/12 AM ch 23)
Fourteenth Busiversary (2004-05) October 13/15 (approx 1:30 AM ch 22/1:00 AM ch 22)
Fifteenth Busiversary (2005-06) October 20/22 (12:30 AM ch 22/12 AM ch 23)
Sixteenth Busiversary (2006-07) October 20/22 (approx 1:30 AM ch 22/1:00 AM ch 22)
Seventeenth Busiversary (2007-08) October 27/29 (12:30 AM ch 22/12 AM ch 23)
Eighteenth Busiversary (2008-09) October 27/29 (approx 1:30 AM ch 22/1:00 AM ch 22)

Nineteenth Busiversary (2009-10) Part 1--Week of October 30 on the Video Bus
Nineteenth Busiversary (2009-10) Part 2--Week of November 7 on the Video Bus
Twentieth Busiversary (2010-11) Part 1--Week of November 14 on the Video Bus - Premiere!
Twentieth Busiversary (2010-11) Part 2--Week of November 21 on the Video Bus - Premiere!


Page posted August 20, 2011, last updated November 12, 2011

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