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Tessa Moran
Thu 2 Oct 2014Link

I'm looking to get a quick quote on professional trailer editing for an extensive budget on an upcoming grant deadline. Does anyone have some recommendations of production houses that do this type of work for docs?

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 2 Oct 2014Link

Washington DC....

Docs In Progress and Our City Film Festival are joining forces on the Decade of Docs In Our City Festival, a showcase of documentaries about the Washington DC beyond the monuments. All of the films being showcased have been (or will be) workshopped through Docs In Progress programs over the organization's first 10 decade of existence.

We kick off the festival on Tuesday, October 14 with a FREE panel on 10 Years of Documentary Filmmaking in Washington DC with filmmakers Jeff Krulik, Kiley Kraskouskas, and Bill Gentile and Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg. The panel is being moderated by Sam Meddis and takes place from 8:15-9:45 pm at the American University's McKinley Building Room 101. It is co-sponsored by American University's School of Communication and the WIFV Documentary Roundtable.

The weekend of October 18-19 is chock full of film screenings which will be taking place at the U.S. Naval Heritage Center in Penn Quarter. Among the films being screened: Ballou (Casey Callister and Michael Patrei), The Bayou: DC's Killer Joint (Dave Lilling, Bill Scanlan, Dave Nuttycombe, and Vinnie Perrone), Black Broadway on U: Echoes of an Era (Shellée Haynesworth), Chinatown (Yi Chen), Fate of a Salesman (Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran), The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan (Joseph Pattisal and Roger Gastman), Life as a Collage (Meridian Hill Pictures and Sitar Arts Center), Redemption Stone: the Life and Times of Tom Lewis (Tom Dziedzic), Transcending Surgeon (Sam Hampton), and Un-Natural State (Kirk Mangels and Brad Mendelsohn). In addition, we will be featuring a work-in-progress of two new films: InsideOut (Karen Ruckman) and High Hopes (Jarrett Adams, Jaime Cantor, Paige Hymson, and Briah Stokes).

There will also be a Schmooze and Brews party at Gordon Biersch on Saturday night after the Cool Disco Dan screening. This no-host event is open to all.

Tickets to each film block are $15. Tickets to the work-in-progress program are $10. Save $5 on each ticket by purchasing your tickets by October 8 or invest in an all-access pass for $75 (includes one ticket to every screening plus a free drink at the Schmooze & Brews party)

Find out more and get tickets at

Want to volunteer for the festival?
Want to save on ticket costs AND help us out? We are looking for volunteers to help with set up, at check-in, running mics during Q&As, and ushering guests. Volunteers who commit to at least 4 hours of service will receive a pass to the festival (note that you are unlikely to be able to watch a film during your volunteer shift so we recommend checking the schedule of films before offering your services). If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this brief Volunteer Application:

The Decade of Docs In Our City Festival is made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities Council of Washington DC, WHUT-TV, Azer Creative, Women in Film and Video-DC, American University's School of Communication, Hal Gill, Hilary Lippert Linder, and people like you. Thank you!

Jason Johnson-Spinos
Thu 2 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Tessa Moran's post on Thu 2 Oct 2014 :

I have a friend who is a producer at Zealot in NYC. They did trailers for Blackfish, 20 Feet from Stardom, and Man on Wire.

Here's their website, which has a contact page:

Tessa Moran
Thu 2 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Jason Johnson-Spinos's post on Thu 2 Oct 2014 :

Thanks so much Jason!

Cindy L. Hill
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

The Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University is accepting applications for its Fall 2015 class. Check us out and pass the word along to anyone you know who might be interested in learning the A-Zs of visual storytelling and earning an MFA degree.

Joshua Z Weinstein
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

Selling my Sony FS100 for $1,799
-Canon and Nikon Adapters
-3 extra big batteries
-with original box and all accessories.

email me at joshuazweinstein (a.t) gmail if you are interested.

Linda Moroney
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a great Sound Person and a super PA in Vancouver for a two day documentary shoot (10/21 & 10/22). Hope this is the right place to post this question!

You can email me at

Many, many thanks!

Mattie Akers
Mon 6 Oct 2014Link

Has anyone ever had to transfer 1/2" video (from a Sony Portapak)? If so, please send recommendations for transfer houses. Thank you!

Carlos Gomez
Tue 7 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Mattie Akers's post on Mon 6 Oct 2014 :

Try contacting DCTV , they might be able to do it.

Elizabeth Westrate
Tue 7 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Mattie Akers's post on Mon 6 Oct 2014 :

Support DCTV, if you can! But if they can't help, the guys at GRS in midtown can transfer just about anything (but they are on the pricey side). Ask for Ranko or Jose (212) 286-0299

Mattie Akers
Wed 8 Oct 2014Link

In reply to Elizabeth Westrate's post on Tue 7 Oct 2014 :

Thanks, Elizabeth and Carlos!

Christopher Holland
Thu 9 Oct 2014Link

Free webinar Tuesday October 14, 2014 • 9:30 – 10:30 pm Eastern (New York) Time

"Network, Schmetwork" Webinar – How to Schmooze at Film Festivals Without Feeling Sleazy
with yours truly, Chris Holland (Author, Film Festival Secrets and staffer, Atlanta Film Festival)

Making industry contacts at a festival in a strange town can be a daunting task. Find out how to go in with a game plan and make it look natural. Whether your goal is to play more festivals, build your career, or sell your film, you'll learn the right and wrong ways to introduce yourself and make new friends.

You'll learn:

  • Why "networking" feels so darn awkward – and what to do about it.
  • Questions to ask when the ice desperately needs breaking
  • How to remember your new friend's name ... and what to do if you forget it
  • The secret art of film festival eavesdropping

After the webinar, participants will receive a copy of my Film Festival Networking Cheat Sheet, a checklist of things to do that will help maximize your networking efforts at film festivals.

Tuesday October 14, 2014 • 9:30 – 10:30 pm Eastern (New York) Time • registration for the live event is free

Gregg Schwenk
Thu 9 Oct 2014Link

The NBFF Early Bird Deadline is fast approaching! Enter your film now to be part of the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival! Start off your summer early in one of California’s top destinations, the beautiful coastline city of Newport Beach. Located within driving distance of Hollywood, the Festival hosts a large contingent of film industry professionals and creates an environment where filmmakers have the opportunity to interact personally with the best of the business.

EARLY BIRD Deadline is OCTOBER 24th.



The Festival will run from April 23rd to April 30th, 2015.

Visit to submit!

Jon Fordham
Fri 10 Oct 2014Link

Another session of my Navigating HD seminar will be held on Monday October 20th in New York. Take a look at our FB page, Navigating HD for some background on the seminar. Contact me here or on Facebook or at hdedit(dot) help(at)

Andy Schocken
Fri 10 Oct 2014Link

Hi Jon. I didn't connect the dots and realize that you were a d-worder. What time is the seminar? I've heard great things about it.

Delaney Ruston
Tue 14 Oct 2014Link

Hi all,
I am an independent filmmaker (past films- UNLISTED and HIDDEN PICTURES) and i would love any help concerning finding a sound person for Oct 21 and 22 in NYC and also in finding kids/ teens to film. The film is on kids and tech.

Looking for kid age 11 to 16, ideally girl 11-13 and living in Bronx area who would want to be in the film--to talk about cell phone and such, or if boy, about video games that could film on Monday Oct 20th in the afternoon and ideally 1 or 2 parents would be in the film too. If we find anyone i could all and talk to them this week so they could have questions answered.

Also looking for any staff/ teacher who works in NY school who we could ask if they like the no cell phone in school policy.

Also looking for a school where we could film in

If someone can help with leads that would be wonderful and we could even hire someone as a field producer to help with shooting in school –- to be on the shoot if they find a schoolif the film/ kids part of this this i can compensate some funds for this!

Thank you!! D

Philip Shane
Tue 14 Oct 2014Link

I can highly recommend Kevin Hastings as a sound person: kevin.a.hastings (at)

Linda Moroney
Tue 14 Oct 2014Link

Hi All,

I'm looking for a Sound Person, Assistant Camera, and PA in Birmingham, AL 10/25 & 10/26 for work on THE DALAI LAMA FILM (directed by Mickey Lemle). Please email me at Linda(at)

Many, many, many thanks!


Jeremy Ambers
Wed 15 Oct 2014Link

Hey everyone in the NY/NJ area,

I am bringing my feature-length documentary debut, Impossible Light to the Tri-state area for three nights in the end of October. We have partnered with the crowd-sourcing distributor Tugg for two of the events and a third one will be at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. If you are around, and would like to see a film about a large scale, public, contemporary art sculpture that is currently installed on the 1.8 mile long side of San Francisco's Bay Bridge, I welcome you to join us! If you can make it, please be sure to introduce yourself to me so I can thank you in person.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27th at 7:30 pm
AMC Clifton Commons, 405 Route 3, Clifton, NJ
Tickets Available until October 20th:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28th at 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Academy of Music presents as part of their BAMcinématek series
321 Ashland Place, New York, NY
Tickets Available:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29th at 7:30 p.m.
AMC Loews Shore 8, 37 Wall Street, Huntington, NY
Tickets Available until October 22nd:

For questions or more information, contact me at jeremyambers (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks so much!
Jeremy Ambers
Filmmaker, Impossible Light

Veena Rao
Thu 16 Oct 2014Link Tag

Sony PMW-EX1 for sale – $2500

This camera has served me well as a go to run and gun camera for documentary and event work. It is ergonomically well designed, built like a tank, and does great in low light. It's in very good condition and has 617 hours of time on it. It was serviced and tested by Technical Operations in midtown Manhattan last year, and has not been used since then.

Accessories Include:
BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery
BP U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
BC-UI Battery Charger
16 GB SxS Pro Memory Card
8 GB SxS Pro Memory Card
Petrol rain cover
Lowepro backpack (its compact and the camera and accessories fit in it perfectly)
Original manual

Pick up in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

Email: veen[dot]rao[AT]gmail[dot]com

Edited Thu 16 Oct 2014 by Veena Rao

Amy Benson
Fri 17 Oct 2014Link


We are looking for a professional Nepali translator to do the final pass on the accuracy and nuance of the subtitles for our feature doc, Drawing the Tiger. It is a documentary feature filmed entirely in Nepal.

Preferably, they live in the Pacific Northwest: Seattle, Portland or Vancouver, BC.
But contact us even if they live elsewhere! We are open.


Amy Benson, Director

Bill Kerrigan
Mon 20 Oct 2014Link

A friend is selling his Canon C500 PL camera package for $17900 Canadian or approx. 15865 US.

Info is in the hidden section.

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Bill Kerrigan
Mon 20 Oct 2014Link

I'm selling my Sony NEX 7 for $800 Canadian or approx. $735 US, with buyer paying the shipping.

Edited Mon 20 Oct 2014 by Bill Kerrigan

Bill Kerrigan
Tue 21 Oct 2014Link

I'm selling my Sony NEX-FS700 (Body Only) for $4500 Canadian or approx. $3900 US, with the buyer paying for the shipping.

Edited Tue 21 Oct 2014 by Bill Kerrigan

Kristin Alexander
2 days agoLink

Looking for nyc apartment jan-april. Or just Jan, and i will keep looking. Kalex(@)cape (dot) com
1-2 bedroom, midtown west to upper west side ideal. So would soho, bit happy with anything near subway.
Will consider house exchange on Cape Cod in winter, warm sunny with office no disractions...

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