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pete sevrin
Thu 22 Jan 2015Link

 

::: HELP AND BE PART OF A NECESSARY HUMANITARIAN FILM "STATE OF EXCEPTION"::::::

** BASED ON THE ONGOING FORCED EVICTIONS IN RIO FOR BOTH THE WORLD CUP AND

THE UPCOMING 2016 OLYMPICS, DOC FILM MAKER JASON O'HARA IS CURRENTLY

RUNNING A CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR POST-PRODUCTION THAT ENDS

TOMORROW;  JANUARY 23RD AT MIDNINGHT.  THIS GUY IS THE REAL DEAL. SELF TAUGHT

FILM MAKER AND RECENT MASTERS GRAD AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY IN TORONTO,

O'HARA HAS BEEN FILMING THIS ONGOING ONSLAUGHT IN THE FAVELAS FOR MANY

YEARS NOW AND HAS DEVELOPPED PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH THESE PEOPLE AND

HAS EVEN RALLIED AMONGST THEM WHILE THE STATE FORCEFULLY EVICTED THEM FROM

THERE HOMES TO BUILD STADIUMS AND PARKING LOTS FOR THESE MONTH LONG

SPECTACLES.  I KNOW THE GUY  PERSONALLY AND CAN VOUCH THAT THE MONEY

GENERATED FOR THE POST-PRODUCTION OF THIS FILM WILL BE USED TO CREATE

A THOUGHT PROVOKING ACCOUNT OF THIS STORY AND FORCE PEOPLE TO THINK

CRITICALLY ABOUT THE LENGHTS SOME ARE WILLING TO GO TO PUT ON THESE

WORLDWIDE SPECTACLES AND HOW WRONG AND INHUMANE THERE METHODS ARE. 

 

FOLLOW THIS LINK AND CHECK OUT THE PROMO VIDEO AND DONATE EVEN THE

SMALLEST BIT IF THIS ISSUE HITS HOME WITH YOU. CURRENTLY AT ABOUT 70%...THEY

ARE NOT FAR OFF WHAT THEY NEED TO PRODUCE THIS EVER SO NECESSSARY FILM.

ANY DONATION HELPS!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/state-of-exception


John Burgan
Thu 22 Jan 2015Link

Pete - welcome to The D-Word.

This sounds like a worthwhile project, but posting in all caps sounds like you are shouting.

Edited Fri 23 Jan 2015 by John Burgan

Doug Block
Fri 23 Jan 2015Link

And in bold, as well... Yikes, my ears!!!


Egons Upitis
Fri 23 Jan 2015Link

EMERGING DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION COMPANY LOOKING FOR FILMMAKERS [PARTNERS NOT EMPLOYEES!]

 
If you are:

→ Eager to carve your way into the industry with your own films on your own terms

→ Up to building a film production company and a brand from scratch

→ Looking for a team who would get behind your project, and in turn supporting the projects of others

 

We are in the early stages of founding a production company which will provide us with the framework, as well as the raw manpower and pooled resources necessary, to realise our own film projects. Our aim is to establish a brand and a collective proud to identify with it, capable of securing reasonable budgets for our ventures, and containing a variety of talents, interests and approaches.


We will initially be focusing on documentaries with a view of also crossing into fiction once it becomes viable. For now, the priority is to expand our portfolio with films we want to make that require minimal funding, as well as building relationships with funders, commissioners, distributors, and, last but not least, audiences themselves. We have just secured all of the funding to complete our second and third documentary shorts. Besides our company's projects, we also help each other stay afloat by sharing information on freelance gigs and job opportunities.


Currently there are three of us with various experience in different fields, but generally jack-of-all-trades filmmakers orientated towards documentary. There's no limit to the form though as we are equally interested in an experimental and artistic approach, just as we are in Current Affairs style investigations or innovative and meaningful Reality TV. Our aim is to explore, illuminate and reflect on the corners of society and the human condition, through developing narratives that retain the immediacy of current events, and as seen through the personal, intimate lens and experience of the unique characters involved.


We are London based but much of our interest lies beyond the UK. Apart from the UK, we have already been shooting in Ukraine and the Netherlands, and our next shoot is planned in Morocco.


The people we are after should be serious, enthusiastic, ambitious, and willing to work hard towards a common goal. Geographical location is not important for the right person.


We are especially looking for (but not limited to) these three profiles, or some combination of these skills:

→ Finance person, preferably economics/business student or graduate, good with fiscal discipline and assessing sources of finance – while, of course, still interested in film or a filmmaker themselves

→ A Producer type, extroverted, outgoing, "wired into social fabric", as well as having good administrative and management skills

→ Post-production guru: creatively technical, interested in cutting-edge technologies, quick editor, maybe 3D or VFX artist, or good with colour science / grading etc

 

Your position in the company will be a full partner once we incorporate. You'll find your place within the team according to your skills and interests, but expect to be doing a little bit of everything - roles can be rotated depending on the project and individual inclinations. If the idea and our ethos resonate with you then please get in touch: conf-disf@ritmika.info
 

Here's our first documentary: The Forbidden Medicine

Film currently in post production: http://youtu.be/IAJByLwIZGk

Edited Fri 23 Jan 2015 by Egons Upitis

Robyn Symon
Wed 28 Jan 2015Link

Looking for a SOCIAL MEDIA whiz to help with a kickstarter campaign in Feb.  :-)


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 28 Jan 2015Link

In reply to Jamie Rogers's post on Tue 20 Jan 2015:

Jamie, in addition to The D-Word, also recommend you join the Doculink listserv. They have a LOT of members in L.A.  Check out doculink.org


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 28 Jan 2015Link

Docs In Progress is offering a series of webinars on documentary pre-production beginning Wednesday, February 4. See the hidden section for more details.

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Angela MacKenzie
Thu 29 Jan 2015Link

I'm looking for average rates for a fixer in Brazil. I just want to get an idea for a budget but wouldn't need to be in touch with anyone until the summer. Any ballpark ideas would be greatly appreciated! angelamarjory[at]gmail[dot]com  Thanks!


Sarah Lerner
Fri 30 Jan 2015Link

Sarah from UnionDocs here!

Not sure if this is the best category, but I'd love to announce our open call for applicants, and see if any of the doc world folks here would be willing to spread the word:

 

July 6, 2015 - August 7, 2015
Summer Documentary Intensive
No-fee Deadline: March 2

The UnionDocs Summer Intensive is a 5 week program for a select group of emerging filmmakers from the US and abroad. The program consists of screenings, seminar discussions, production instruction, professional development sessions, critique, mentorship, many guest artist master classes, and weekly visits to relevant sites around New York City. Twelve to fourteen applicants are selected for the program on the basis of their past experience and the strength of a current documentary proposal or concept. Previous work in documentary is not required, but a demonstrated commitment to independent creative work is necessary. Through the Intensive, participants work to develop their ideas, formulate practical plans, learn technical skills, and assemble a package of descriptive materials that will help them pursue further support for their project.

For more information, please visit: http://www.uniondocs.org/summer-documentary-intensive

Sample tweets:

Ready for summer? So is @UnionDocs Apps now open for their Summer Documentary Intensive! Fee-free deadline: 3/2. http://bit.ly/1lKPkTt

Spend 5 weeks with an international crew of emerging doc artists this summer @uniondocs. Fee-free deadline: 3/2 - http://bit.ly/1lKPkTt

Sample facebook post:

Are you ready for summer? So is UnionDocs. They just opened the call for their Summer Documentary Intensive! If you're an emerging filmmaker looking for a short-term but immersive program to develop your next project, look no further. Early no-fee deadline: March 2, 2015.

http://www.uniondocs.org/summer-documentary-intensive/


Yixi Villar
Wed 4 Feb 2015Link

Hello Everyone, so greatful for this forum. My name is Yixi and I am working on a cancer documenary called"Life In The Balance". I need to shoot an interview with a patient who is in Colorado but I can't get there and he is quarantined so the hospital wont give us permission. To get around it, I was thinking of recording the interview with him via Skype. Does anyone have any recommendations on what is the best Audio & Video recording App for Skype that will transfer to Final Cut without losing quality ? Also, I want to make sure the Audio is on point, should I use an external Mic for him? Any guidance would be much appreiced. Thank you.


Ted Weinbaum
Wed 4 Feb 2015Link

Hi Yixi, you can use quicktime (make a 'screen recording', look in the file menu I believe) and select the part of the screen that has the skype window -- the quality is never going to be better than what skype delivers in the first place, which is not very good and not needing more than a small window because the resolution probably won't probably improve with the size of the window, though you could experiment. It would be limited also by the bandwidth of his connection and yours. And to record the sound, you'll need to download a free app called Soundflower, and look online for a simple tutorial of how to use it with quicktime (otherwise there will be no audio with your screen recording). Finally, he'd ideally have a microphone near him, but it may be too complicated to deal with that.

Edited Wed 4 Feb 2015 by Ted Weinbaum

Gregg Schwenk
Wed 4 Feb 2015Link

LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT TO 2015 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL!

Back by demand!  The Newport Beach Film Festival’s extended Withoutabox deadline is coming up fast! Enter by FEBRUARY 6th  for a chance to be a part of the 2015 Festival!


For more information, visit our website at www.NewportBeachFilmFestival.com.


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


Alexander Meillier
Thu 5 Feb 2015Link

Hello All,

We have a desk space available in our Tribeca office on Broadway & White if anyone wants to share. Affordable: $600/month includes internet. Email me if you are interested ameillier*at*gmail Cheers - Alex Meillier - Ager Meillier Films


Cheryl Pollak
Thu 5 Feb 2015Link Tag

Hi everyone,

I am looking for recommendations for an HTML5 developer to develop a HTML5 presentation slide deck in the reveal.js framework incorporating styled text, images, video and audio. Must be highly fluent in HTML, CSS and Javascript.   cheryl [at] uprightpictures [dot] com

Thank you!


Elizabeth Westrate
Thu 5 Feb 2015Link

In reply to Alexander Meillier's post on Thu 5 Feb 2015:

Just a quick PSA: I highly recommend sharing with Alex/Ager Meillier Films. If I wasn't living in the hinterlanders of Westchester, I would grab this desk up, myself.


Cassandra Zamora
Fri 6 Feb 2015Link

Office Space – Edit Suites
Editorial Suites & Production Office Space Rental


Seftel Productions Inc. is a boutique Documentary Film/TV company located in the heart of DUMBO. We have three edit suites available for short or long-term rental. Features include:
• Newly Built Edit Suites
• Fully furnished suites with Avid, FCP7 and Adobe available upon request
• Cat 6 wiring for high speed internet access
• 24/7 keycard access to building
• Utilities and cleaning services included
• In-House Technical Support
• Assistant Editor Support available for a fee
• Access to DUMBOs Food Truck Lot (link to schedule)
• Kitchenette stocked with essentials and Refrigerator for storage
• Network printing
• Shared Conference Room Access
• Reception area to receive packages and greet clients

Please contact Cassandra@seftel.com for all inquiries and further detail.

Edited Fri 6 Feb 2015 by Cassandra Zamora

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 9 Feb 2015Link

DC folks, tonight you may be interested in this free program.

Navigating Public Television
The WIFV/Docs In Progress Documentary Roundtable February meeting will focus on how to navigate public television as an independent documentary producer. This panel will help you unlock the mysteries of all the acronyms (CPB, PBS, APT, NETA, ITVS, etc.) and understand differences between producing for national programs like POV and Independent Lens or working with a station relations manager as direct-to-affiliate program distribution.  Speakers will include Kathryn Washington (CPB), Robyn DeShields (DeShields Associates), and Ramona Diaz (independent filmmaker)

Taking place at Interface Media in Washington DC (1233 20th Street, NW Washington DC – closest Metro is Dupont Circle)
6:30 Networking
7:00 Speakers program

This event is free. You do not need to be a member of WIFV or a Docs Insider to attend. 

More about the speakers in the hidden section. Show hidden content


Katherine Foronjy
Tue 10 Feb 2015Link

Know anyone who collects soft items ?

 

Hi All - 

My name is Kathy Foronjy. I'm a documentary filmmaker and casting director in NYC. 

I do real people casting for a living, which means I find documentary subjects for advertising and sometimes other doc projects. I'm wondering if any of your have come across the following in your research. People 20s - 30s who have interesting collections or even home businesses where they make soft items. Maybe puppets, collections of costumes, stuffed animals or something as simple as a collection of 60,000 ties. The idea is this person doesn't have a ton of space for everything and has lots of stuff.

I appreciate you thinking about this & passing on any leads you may have.

 

-Kathy Foronjy
www.vitaminenrichedfilms.com
5 Penn Plz Ste #1957 NY, NY 10001
o: 347 454 9597
kforonjy@vitaminenrichedfilms.com

PS - here's a link to the project if you want more details.

 

http://vitaminenrichedfilms.blogspot.com/2015/02/casting-people-who-have-lots-of-stuff.html


Judy Lieff
Thu 12 Feb 2015Link

Hi Everyone,

This is very short notice - I am writing on behalf of one of the characters from my doc - Deaf Jam - She is traveling to Amman Jordan this Saturday for an arranged marriage.  I believe she will be there for one week. Festivities for the wedding begin this Sunday.  Looking for someone to film wedding preparations and the ceremony.  Prefer a female - if possible.

Referrals would be helpful.

Thanks!  For more information please email Tahani - tahanisalah2@gmail.com and copy me - deafjamdoc@gmail.com

 


Emma Ibbitson
Tue 17 Feb 2015Link

Hi all!

Please check out my newly released documentary "Traffic", highlighting the shocking truth of the UK child protection industry. This was released in January this year and we're always looking for feedback and support. 


Raquel Osuna
Wed 18 Feb 2015Link

Submissions for DocsBarcelona 2015 are open.

DocsBarcelona is a market of financing and promotion for documentary industry, a meeting point for professionals from all over the world. It is the perfect place to promote and finance your project to potential financiers and film distributors.

DocsBarcelona Speed Meetings will take place the 28th and 29th of May 2015. 40 projects will have one to one meetings of 15 minutes with financers. The meetings will be arranged previously depending on financers and projects preferences.

If you are interested in interactive documentary, the Interactive Pitch is the perfect place to present your project in front a selection of financers.

The projects from Latin American can participate in the Latin Pitch, a presentation of 4 projects in front a selection of financers. 

To participate find all the information, fees and forms here: http://kcy.me/1ng2q

The deadline to submit projects is March 11th 2015 at 1.00 p.m. The cost for submitting a project is 10€.

DocsBarcelona is a profitable investment for producers: 57% of projects submitted to our financing market are finished and 15% are now in production.

Visit www.docsbarcelona.com for more information.


Doug Block
Wed 18 Feb 2015Link

In reply to Emma Ibbitson's post on Tue 17 Feb 2015:

Emma, you might want to register for professional status here.  Be sure to fill in your member profile with more details, though.  Once you're accepted, head over to our Shameless Self-Promotion topic.

Edited Wed 18 Feb 2015 by Doug Block

Elizabeth Westrate
Wed 18 Feb 2015Link

In reply to Katherine Foronjy's post on Tue 10 Feb 2015:

Kathy, you should definitely check out my former neighbors (in Astoria) for your project: http://www.lylatov.com/meet-the-makers  


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 19 Feb 2015Link

WASHINGTON DC FOLKS...

Since May 2004, Docs In Progress has provided an opportunity for local and visiting documentary filmmakers to screen their unfinished films to an audience and get valuable feedback in a facilitated session. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film.Come join us to provide feedback to these filmmakers and be a part of the creative process. Both filmmakers and non-filmmakers are welcome.

WHEN?
Friday, February 27, 2015
7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE?
George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Room B-07
Washington DC 20052

The building is located at the corner of 21st and H Streets, NW in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. The closest Metro station is Foggy Bottom. Limited street parking is free after 6:30 pm (but has a two-hour limit in the streets immediately around the building). There is also a campus garage on I Street.

WHAT’S SCREENING?

LOCKED APART (8 minutes)
by Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac
This short film is part of a transmedia project which brings to light the damaging impact of mass incarceration on the families of those who are incarcerated. While maintaining strong family ties provides much-needed support for inmates and helps prevent recidivism, most prison system policies separate families rather than bring them together. This film explores one family’s story.

JUNGLE PARADISE (80 minutes)
by Dave Moktoi
“Is there an alternative to the Western media gloom and doom portrayal of Africa?” This is the question comedian Dave Moktoi sets out to answer in this film which combines elements of personal essay, ethnography, and mockumentary. On a journey to his homeland of Cameroon, aka “Mini-Africa,” Moktoi explores the competition between Western culture and African culture.

FEE?
Pay-What-You-Can
We suggest a donation of $10 to help cover venue costs. No advance tickets required. Cash only at the door.

This screening is organized by Docs In Progress and is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University, Thinking Forward Media, and Gura & Possessky, PLLC


Koen Suidgeest
4 days agoLink

Might be a long shot given the amount of D-worders in The Netherlands, but hey, I can always ship...

CineAlta PMW-EX3 Sony Camcorder. Very little use - ONLY 208 hours!

Hardly used Sony EX3 with interchangeable lens, extra batteries, extra memory adaptors and custom fit Portabrace shoulder bag. Three full-HD CMOS sensors. Comes with original accessories. Dependable technology, fast solid state memory, beautiful optics. Shoots PAL and NTSC.

Package contains:

  • PMW-EX3 camcorder with factory Fujinon lens (5.8-81.2mm f1.9) (Lens has always been protected by a clear Tiffen filter, so is scratch free)
  • 1x BP-U30 smart battery pack
  • 2x PB-U60 smart battery packs
  • 1x Sony SxS 16Gb memory stick (16Gb = approx. 50 mins in HD quality)
  • 3x RAW SxS SDHC adapters (For use with lower cost SD cards. When used with 32Gb each your total recording capacity comes to nearly 6 hours. Camera has 2 memory slots for these adapters.)
  • BC-U1 single battery charger
  • Heavy duty battery charger (charges 4 units simultaneously)
  • Portabrace heavy duty shoulder bag custom-designed for this model
  • Component video cable
  • USB cable
  • Infrared remote commander
  • Lens adaptor and lens caps
  • Instruction manual in English
  • Two original CD-Roms with software and additional operating manuals

Purchased new for nearly EURO 10,000 yet never made the film I had planned to make with it. Now asking EURO 4,900 ex. BTW.

Free delivery anywhere in The Netherlands. Request shipping quote everywhere else. Thank you!!

email: koen [at] suidgeest [dot] com


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