Docs In Progress returns to Washington DC with a new set of screenings on
Tuesday, June 10. The public is welcome to join us and the filmmakers
as we screen two documentary works in progress and ask for your
feedback on the films. While audience participation is encouraged, it
is not a requirement for attending.
We'll be screening:
A 63 minute rough cut of RACHEL IS (by Charlotte Glynn)
A personal film about the filmmaker, her family, and her sister
Rachel, who is developmentally disabled and is transitioning from
school to living in a group home.
preceded by a 10 minute trailer by a DC-area filmmaker:
THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE: THE ART OF ESTHER KRINITZ (by Nina Shapiro-Perl)
A seamstress recounts on fabric her survival of the Holocaust.
WHEN? Tuesday, June 10 from 7:00-9:30 pm
WHERE? The Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805
21st Street, NW Washington DC – corner of 21st and H Streets)
COST? $5 suggested donation. Cash only at the door or you can pay in
advance by credit card through PayPal.
These programs are organized by Docs In Progress, Inc. The location
is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington
University. More info at http://www.docsinprogress.org
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DocuClub at SILVERDOCS: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 4:30 p.m.
We are happy to announce that DocuClub will be holding a session at this yearâ€™s SILVERDOCS Film Festival, in Washington DC/Silver Springs, Maryland. The session will take place on Tuesday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m., at the Round House Theater. Itâ€™s free to SILVERDOCS pass holders. For more details, see:
The featured film is Stages by the Meerkat Media Arts Collective. The film follows a group of older Puerto Rican women and youth of color who unite in New York City's Lower East Side to create an original play based on their life stories.
The Meerkat Media Arts Collective is a New York-based interdisciplinary group of artists dedicated to making media with a non-hierarchical and inclusive creative process. Erica Ginsberg, managing director of Docs In Progress, Inc., a film organization based in Silver Spring, Maryland, will be moderating.
I forward your post to a great filmaker that I know who has already visited the Pyramids
and also participated in workshops.
I have traveled with him to Peru to work on the Machu Pichu ruins
and it was an excellent project.
He has much experience and I know he will be contacting you soon.
Want to make films that make a difference?
Join Women in Film and Meaningful Media this Monday for a Master Class and Panel Discussion on social issue filmmaking.
Social Issue Films: Powerful... Not Preachy! presents engaging ways to integrate facts and messaging into a film without boring or alienating the audience. This class draws from case studies to show how strategic use of tools such as humor, drama, and animation can be used to raise awareness of an issue and inspire viewers.
Panel discussion to follow:
Emily Meyers, Executive Director, Meaningful Media (Moderator)
Deborah Zipser, Head of Business Affairs, River Road Entertainment
Mitchell Block, Professor Specializing in Socially-Relevant Media, USC Film School
Eric D'Arbeloff, Co-President, Roadside Attractions
Lucia Noyce, Director, Artists for Amnesty
When: Monday, June 16th, 7 – 9 PM
The Stella Adler Theatre
6773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Parking is available in the Hollywood & Highland parking structure across the street from the venue. Parking is $2.00 with theatre validation.
Cost: Free for WIF Members; $15 for non-members
RSVP: Email Linda Weitzler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PA/Driver needed in San Jose CA this Saturday and Sunday – must be over age 25 for vehicle rental purposes. Mainly will be driving a 15 passenger van. Please know the streets of the city, and we will be grateful!
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Hello D-Word People!
My name is Neil Benezra and I am a Sound Designer/Mixer/Editor with many award winning films under my belt. I hope my work might be of interest to some of you in your current or future endeavors. I have a small audio post studio in downtown Brooklyn, with a Foley/VO/ADR booth as well as an FTP for long distance projects. Please feel free to call me no matter how big or small your project is.
Welcome aboard, Neil (no need to double post at the D-Word)
i'm looking to record some VO of one of my main characters – it would probably take about 1-2 hours. what is your standard (documentary) charge for such work? what kind of equipment do you use in the VO booth?
you can reply to me off-list if you like: cccwong AT gmail DOT com
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We are building out our network of freelance filmmakers and video journalists. ANP is run very much like a traditional magazine. Video reports are produced staff reporters and qualified freelancers. Our stories are distributed to hundreds of blogs and major media sites.
We are assembling a community of video journalists and documentary filmmakers who believe in quality, accuracy and in the transformative potential of good multimedia storytelling. Some of the most incisive reporting is produced by those who know the personalities and communities directly affected by issues and events.
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below, sound recordest needed in Germany. I noticed it in Craig's Berlin list this morning and by chance the person posting is someone I just worked with. Nice guy.
I don't think we have German sound recordists on The D-Word, so that's a bit pointless. But www.crew-united.com lists 259 of them. If your colleagues find someone locally, they could save the money for airfare and accommodation and instead actually pay the guy... However, for that, they would need to get the location right. "Neuhosen" doesn't exist in Germany.
In reply to Suzy Spivey's post on Wed 28 May 2008 :
I just sent you an email regarding your upcoming documentary about the "Authentic Voice" workshop.
Thought I'd write here as well in case you check this first!
Can we please ban posts saying "I sent you an email" for good?
Thanks for the link, Ben. And people know people – and some independents can also do good sound recording in that context. The airfare is Euro-local, not from NAmerica, of course. And I didn't write it, so if Neuhosen is a phonetic spelling for wherever he (a French mother-tongue cameraman) is – someplace near the south at amusic fest....
Why are you picking on posts I make, Ben? I think more laterally than some people, and try not to be frivolous, but we have been around the block on this. If you think I am not contributing here, then cool, I leave.
And by the way, it's a paid gig, not posh but paid nonetheless. On top of meals, accomodation and transport.
According to the original post the gig does clearly seem to be "expenses only", so Ben's point is reasonable. Maybe you should forward his suggestion?
Earth Films is looking for an experienced feature-length doc editor for our film on the Earth Liberation Front. This is a very exciting project about a timely, important topic that touches on key issues facing the U.S. and the world at large: ecological destruction, social change, terrorism and civil liberties. It is a character-driven story with a solid, well-defined narrative structure supported by extensive, intimate and exclusive (or near-exclusive) access to several of the main people in the story.
Principal photography on the project is complete and all tapes (approx. 40 hours) have been digitized in FCP. Transcription is nearly done and we have a music producer/composer in place. Shooting was done on a PD 170 in DVCam with a small light kit for indoor scenes. Sound was recorded on Sennheiser wired and wireless lav mics with occasional use of a Sennheiser shotgun mic.
Shooting style is a mixture of sit-down interview and interactive-cinema-verite, where the filmmakers' influence is clearly present in the story development and in the relationships with the characters. There is also a significant amount of archival footage to work with. We're very much aligned with the Documentary New Wave camp, being open to whatever storytelling methods best suit the material.
Ideally, whoever comes on board will have edited at least one feature-length doc and have name recognition and experience that will help us to sell the show and find funding for her/his salary. If you don't have that and you think you'd be a good fit for the project, please get in touch anyway! While our budget is minimal so far, weâ€™re now actively starting fundraising. We are not asking anyone to work of a deferred basis (though we wouldnâ€™t turn down the offer).
Weâ€™re putting a WIP together now for the Sundance Doc Fund submission deadline in early July. The right person could start immediately by helping finish that. This would be a good way to assess â€œfitâ€ for the larger project. We have sufficient budget for this phase.
We're located in Northern California, but can travel. We also have easy access to the S.F. Bay Area. If an editor is mobile, we have a nice studio space with a digital projector and PA system and basic accommodations in Garberville, California. We also have the same in Southern Arizona for winter-time work.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any references or suggestions appreciated!
Hey Hosts, I know, I know, double-posting and all...but this has been modified from the original version in Members Classifieds. If ya gotta delete one, X that old one, okay?
In reply to John Burgan's post on Sat 14 Jun 2008 :
I had spoken to the fellow coincidentally on another matter, the same day, after sharing the post. They were offering up to 100 euros a day for 5 days. Not exactly union rates but it's a music fest doc, not SOP...
Award-Wining Documentary Maker Wanted Alive and Motivated.
I want to make a major feature length "Inconvenient Truth" style documentary of my new book/lecture "We Really Lost This War!" subtitle, "Twenty-five Reasons to Legalize Drugs."
Please contact me only if you have won a major award. Thanks much! Steve Frye, M.D.
Brooklyn Documentary Arts Collective Seeks New Resident!
UnionDocs is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit documentary arts collaborative and presentation space. Currently, our primary program is The Documentary Bodega Series, featuring new and challenging documentary film and audio works every Sunday evening in our Brooklyn screening room. The series is produced by the Resident Curators of UDR, the UnionDocs Residency Program for Documentary & Media Studies. We also produce a podcast and blog, featuring short media pieces inspired by discussions at the Documentary Bodega and beyond.
UnionDocs is looking for a new resident starting this summer. The UnionDocs Residency (UDR) combines an excellent and cooperative living situation with an opportunity for immersion in independent cultural production. Six carefully selected people live together in a historic building at a great location and collaborate to produce a festival-quality documentary series in the first floor screening room.
322 Union is a great place to live. It has a lot of shared resources and a lot of opportunity for fun while also having adequate privacy and a comfort (not always found in NYC communal living). There are three floors, a basement, a grassy backyard with a grill and deck, a big second story porch, and skyline views from the roof. The location is close to excellent transportation making most cool spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn within a short subway ride.
The first floor is a commercial space run by the program director. It includes the screening room, 2 studios for working media artists, the UnionDocs directorâ€™s office, and access to the basement which has been sound-proofed for music rehearsal and audio recording. Resources on the first floor are readily available to UD Residents outside of the schedule for the Documentary Bodega Series.
On the floors above, there are two nicely-sized three bedroom apartments with a living room, kitchen and bath. Both have wood floors, get lots of light, and were recently renovated. Bedrooms can be locked, but common spaces are shared by the six residents. One is better for cooking large meals and socializing and the other more appropriate for reading, working, and watching films. The common spaces are furnished, so residents need only bring the contents of their bedroom. The building has high-speed internet, a VOIP phone, and washer and dryer.
About $975/month plus deposit. Anticipated grants will help subsidize this.
Please check out our website for more information about UnionDocs and UDR and fill out an application if you are interested:
In reply to Stephen H. Frye M.D.'s post on Mon 16 Jun 2008 :
I am not an award winning film-maker but a documentary film-maker who would be interested in reading this book/lecture. It sounds very interesting. How can I get a copy.
Bryce – you might contact Stephen directly as he may not be logging in here on a regular basis. His contact details & website are on his profile (click on his name above his post)
Thanks I'm doing it now.