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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
Fri 6 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
Sun 22 Feb 2015Link

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


Jessica Wolfson
Fri 27 Feb 2015Link

Looking for recommendations for talented UK documentary filmmakers with connections to or in roads with the UK Muslim community. Please send names to me at wolfsonj@thirteen.org

Thanks!


Daniel McGuire
Sun 1 Mar 2015Link

I've got a canon xa10 that I am about to put on Ebay. Comes with a wide angle and telephoto lens, extra battery, hood, and handle with XLR imputs. Perfect kit for a student, great second camera - quite rugged, and it is always good to have a camera with infra-red night vision in case you need to run around in the dark and save Japanese dolphins. Take a look at what they sell for on ebay and make me an offer. (dandmcguire at gmail dot com)


Navaya James Ndaskoi
Wed 4 Mar 2015Link

We are making a documentary film about the plight of the Maasai and the dilemma of wildlife they live with in Tanzania and Kenya.

The film will star Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Chelsea Clinton, Pope John Paul II, Prince Harry, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush and others (we know where to get relevant footage and in some cases footage is in fact already at hand).

Research and script are more than half done.

We are looking a person or company interested in partnering with us to make this ambitious film.

Write us on navaya@rumbleinparadise.net

 


Marc Weiss
Wed 11 Mar 2015Link

Videographer(s) needed for opening session of

Our City, Our Climate:

A Forum on NYC Climate and Environmental Legislation


Monday, March 16th - 6 pm to 9 pm

at DC37, AFSCME - 125 Barclay St.

(entrance on Murray St. between Greenwich and West Streets)

www.tinyurl.com/ourclimateforum 

 


The opening session will be a dynamic panel that includes:

Eddie Bautista, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, NY State Nurses Association
Ray Figueroa, NYC Community Garden Coalition
Donavan Richards, Chair of the NY City Council Committee on Environmental Protection
Samara Swantson, Legislative Council to the NYC Council Comm. on Environmental Protection

Please email me if you're available and I'll put you in touch with the organizers.

Thanks!

Edited Wed 11 Mar 2015 by Marc Weiss

Garret Savage
Wed 11 Mar 2015Link

We at the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship are excited to announce today that Anna Gustavi ("Seymour: An Introduction") is our 2015 fellow! She will officially receive the fellowship on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the SXSW Film Festival Awards Ceremony.

Anna’s mentors for the year will be Bob Eisenhardt, A.C.E. (Meru, Valentino: The Last Emperor); Matthew Hamachek (Cartel Land, If a Tree Falls); and Toby Shimin (Buck, How to Dance in Ohio).

Having discovered film through a fine arts education instead of film school, Anna has followed a unique career trajectory, as did Karen, who studied anthropology and photography before editing for Errol Morris. While Anna has only completed one feature documentary, she has already demonstrated an innate sense of rhythm and emotion along with a natural instinct for stellar storytelling.

To find out more about Anna and the fellowship, please visit our website: http://www.karenschmeer.com.


Natasha Mottola
Thu 12 Mar 2015Link

Great news! Looking forward to seeing Anna's current and continued work. Great Mentors!


Doug Block
Thu 12 Mar 2015Link

In reply to Garret Savage's post on Wed 11 Mar 2015:

Garret, we're depending on you to get Anna to join The D-Word.


Hatley Moore
Thu 12 Mar 2015Link

Submit your documentary to Austin Film Festival!

Austin Film Festival is now in full swing and we want to see your documentary feature or short. We’re looking for docs that inhabit a solid narrative structure and relay a fully-formed and impactful story.

We’re excited to announce that for the first time our Documentary Short winner will be eligible for an Academy Award. In addition, POV, PBS’s award winning documentary series, has joined on as the official sponsor of AFF’s Documentary Feature Competition. POV will help select the competition’s winning film, as well as hold a meeting with each finalist during the festival.

The prize will be $2500 for the Documentary Feature and $1000 for the Documentary Short, in addition to reimbursement of one round-trip airfare and stay in Austin, Texas during the festival.  That’s not to mention the attention and press you’ll get for screening your film at AFF. Each year multiple documentaries go on to find distribution.

 Our early bird deadline is April 20th, and submission fee is $50. If you submit online through our website (not Withoutabox) you will receive $5 off: http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/submit/film/online/

We hope to see your film!

-AFF Film Team


Elizabeth Westrate
Fri 13 Mar 2015Link

Hi, all! The production I recently joined is seeking an experienced drone operator in (or relatively near) Minnesota for an upcoming shoot. The team has previously used a C500 with a six foot drone on the same project. They are hoping to find a similar option locally. Any leads? If so, please feel free to email me at beth (at) fivespotfilms (dot) com

Thanks!

Edited Fri 13 Mar 2015 by Elizabeth Westrate

Michael Collins
Sun 15 Mar 2015Link

Hi everyone. I'm working on a short about the Yazidis - an ethnic and religious minority facing genocide in Northern Iraq. I'm looking for a DP in the Bay Area to cover an event this tuesday from 10am - 12noon in Walnut Creek. Sorry it's so last minute. If anyone is interested to learn more, or knows anyone out there, please let me know. Thanks! Michael
contact me at michael(at)thoughtfulrobot.com


Jeff Malmberg
Thu 19 Mar 2015Link

Hi there! We are looking for a paid assistant to work one day a week on a feature documentary and other documentary-based projects. Tasks include research, basic website management, production and post-production assistance. Assistant will receive education and exposure to all aspects of documentary production. Interest and experience in documentary are both pluses. Job to begin immediately. Please send resume to jeffmalmberg@gmail.com. Thanks very much!


Michael Collins
2 days agoLink

Hi everyone. We've relocated our office for the rest of the year and had to leave our amazing Brooklyn studio - East Williamsburg. It at 55 Meadow Street (off L train) in a newly renovated warehouse turned into artists spaces/offices. It's an incredible space with high ceilings, great light, sink in the room, huge loft storage. I hated to give it up. $1065

It's available immediately so if anyone is interested to learn more please let me know. And please share this with others who may be interested. Michael[at]thoughtfulrobot.com

It's not furnished, butI included some pics with to show what it looks like...

Thanks!

Michael

 


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