Very kind of you to offer, Amanda. Hopefully, some of us will take you up on it.
Hey everyone! Screenwriters are free to dream up plot twists for a three-act story, but we documentary filmmakers must design scenes based on what was actually filmed in real life. These two constraintsâ€“â€œwhat was filmedâ€ and â€œreal lifeâ€--present special challenges. Whether a documentary editor is using a three-act storyboard or some other narrative design, how does she stay true to actual happenings when she must persuade and contort them into climaxes and plot turns?
Iâ€™m teaching my popular weekend seminar, â€œStructuring the Character-Driven Documentary,â€ on October 10 and 11 at the San Francisco Film Society. This class will outline the principles of classic three-act narrative structure as taught by professional screenwriters, and weâ€™ll learn how documentary filmmakers can adapt these structural demands to the randomness of real life. For more information, click http://www.sffs.org/classes-and-workshops/schedule.aspx
Hi, I've never done a blog and I am doing my first documentary. I don't seem to be able to get this writing to appear. Alexandra
I'm wondering if anyone out there might be interested in coming out to
South India to help me with a doc that I'm developing/ shooting on the
international eco/ spiritual community of Auroville. I'll be here for
the next 1-2 years and would be interested in working closely with
someone who is good with ideas and people. I can't really offer much
in the way of payment..... I'll rent the house and keep it running.
I'll be in Montreal for late November in the event that anyone is
interested in meeting up to discuss and explore options.
I am putting together a strong production team for an ITVS-funded film for national broadcast on PBS. I need: an editor experienced in character development and story structure – a producer for film outreach, promotion, fundraising, and distribution – and an executive producer. The documentary in production is on the Iraqi refugees in the U.S. Please contact: Jehanharney@aol.com
Looking for UK based crew for doc shoot in London and possibly Edinburgh Oct. 26-29. Please send any recommendations to: email@example.com
Many thanks and kind regards,
The Going Green Film Festival is currently taking submissions for our April 2010 Film Festival in Beverly Hills, CA. This is the only festival of its kind to focus exclusively on green filmmaking, from production to content!
Shorts/Features are being considered for three main categories in the festival:
*GREEN PRODUCTION, where a filmâ€™s production worked to lessen the carbon footprint left on the planet (with sufficient documentation of this process);
*OUR PLANET, where the filmâ€™s topic covers third world issues, ecology, nature or the environment; and
*HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION, where the film features a hybrid vehicle, bicycle, electric scooter or public transportation.
You think your film is Green enough? Submit it for a chance to win a hybrid, tons of other filmmaker prizes and more.
In reply to Krystal Lord's post on Mon 5 Oct 2009 :
No need to double post at the D-Word, Krystal. This is the correct Topic, however.
[Some additional information from Krystal]
We're looking for:
Steady cam and/or B-cam operator
AC with P2 card experience (must know how to download footage for us)
PA (needs to be able to drive producer, director and interviewee to and from locations)
We may also be looking to shoot some aerial footage and I would love suggestions for that as well!
Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many, many thanks and kind regards,
Associate Producer, â€œCool Itâ€
I'm looking for a web developer to implement a creative web design that includes a CMS and multimedia (photos, video) elements. This website is for a non-profit in its first year, doing very exciting things in DC. Big on enthusiasm with a small-ish budget. Please email me at email@example.com if interested, or if you can recommend someone.
I am selling a CD from a teleseminar I hosted on How To Fund Your Dream Documentary. Please take a look at the website and let me know if you think folks would be interested in buying such an information product. Visit docsandtv.com. Thanks!
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There are a million stories to be told in the big cityâ€¦ and everyone one of them needs money to make them a reality. Do you have a documentary idea that you want to bring to life? Have you tried to get grants but got disheartened because of rejections or an overwhelming process? Do you work for a production house and need to improve your funding success rate? This recorded teleseminar will demystify the process of funding your dream documentary so that you can share your vision with audiences around the world.