Thanks for sharing your reaction, Elissa. Yes, fingers crossed that it both sparks discussion and helps others. As a filmmaker, your primary focus is always on telling a good story, but those were certainly the larger goals. Happily, that seems to be happening.
Public Classifieds and Announcements - Get The (D-)Word Out!
Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries.
Please include a LOCATION. Spam will be deleted.
As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)
It succeeded on both levels, Doug. A compelling story with the potential to help others.
Ambitious Intern Needed for Documentary Production Company (East Williamsburg)
US: Busy documentary production company working on a feature length documentary project. We work hard (although informally) and we like to keep a sense of humor when the stress hits.
*Media Management (experience with FCP is essential for this role)
*Work on PR--Social Media Updates
*In-office production support for location shoots
*Basic office stuff
YOU: Smart, driven, detailed oriented. You do interesting and banal tasks with the same good attitude. You initiate work, ideas, and are resourceful. You can write a grammatically correct sentence and speak confidently on the phone. You have a sense of humor and can be flexible with your time and energy based on what the production needs from you. You can handle very busy people and are comfortable both taking instructions and speaking up when you have something to contribute. Must have own laptop that you are comfortable using for work.
DETAILS: Part-time/Flex Time, can split time working from home and with the production team in East Williamsburg. Starts ASAP. Transportation and working meals to be covered. If you are a student, we are happy to work with your professors to help you gain college credits where appropriate.
SEND: Please send ONLY a cover letter: that highlights your most relevant jobs, educational work/coursework, specific skills (FCP, InDesign, PR, Graphics, Fundraising) your specific interest in the position and your availability.
claire (at) perpetual (dot) gmail (dot) com
Looking for 3-5 Production Assistants for a three day Long Island Shoot November 15-17. For both an Day and Night shift.
Transportation provided from the city to location. Small day rate but includes film credit.
Details provided off line. Please be write me at yance at yanceville dot com.
There will be another Navigating HD seminar on November 11th and there are spaces still available. Check us out on Facebook: NAVIAGATING HD.
Or contact us at hdedit(dot)help(at)gmail(dot)com
The NBFF Thanksgiving Special is almost over! The 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from over 40 different countries, including short and feature length narrative, documentary, animated and student films. In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, an industry seminar series, spotlights, and question and answer sessions with filmmakers.
Submit your film now for the chance to be part of the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival!
THANKSGIVING SPECIAL – NOVEMBER 22
*Submit on the web with Withoutabox.com and receive a discount!
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In reply to Marina Zenovich's post on Tue 5 Nov 2013 :
I think Zack Allen lives/works out that way. We're just online acquaintances, but some people whose opinion I trust say good things about him.
I know a bunch of people in the SF Bay Area, but I don't know how many of them will work as Sacramento locals (ie- there might be travel + housing costs associated with working with them).
HTH a little...
In reply to Marina Zenovich's post on Tue 5 Nov 2013 :
Marina, I tweaked your email address so that it's in longhand. Otherwise, as this is one of our public topics, you can be more readily spammed.
TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN FILM, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, VANCOUVER BC CANADA
see hidden section
There is space available in my next Navigating HD seminar on Monday Novewmber 18th. This is a very small, informal discussion of all things video post production. For more information check out the FB page "Navigating HD" or contact me at hdedit(dot)help(at)gmail(dot)com.
I am writer of nonfiction history (see markstrecker.com for more details on me and my work at markstrecker.com). I have a new book coming out I think would make a great history documentary, the sort that would show up on one of the many outlets airing that sort of thing these days. I don't want to make the documentary myself, but rather offer it up to a documentary maker looking for a good idea. I don't even need to be compensated per se, but I would like to show up in it as an expert on the topic. Does anyone have an interest in this?
Academy Award and Emmy nominated documentary film team seeks full-time office/production coordinator for new films. Position starts immediately. Production office in Los Feliz. This position would directly report to line producer in matters of physical production and financial reporting. This position would not travel, but on occasion, may be required to be on set for shoots in or around Los Angeles. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring documentary film producer. The ideal candidate is meticulously organized and hard-working, with knowledge of doc filmmaking process and familiarity with production documents. They have good phone manner, excellent writing skills and follow-through. Things often change last minute, so this person must be a problem-solver and cannot get flustered easily. Must have experience on at least one feature length documentary and excellent references. Interest in social justice projects a plus. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, subject line: PC Position. Please write a cover letter to accompany explaining why you want this job and what experience you bring to the table. This is a paid position.
It might be worth mentioning who the Academy Award & Emmy team actually are, Eva – just a thought.
Hi all, this is an exciting job that's opening up just down the street from True/False.
Documentary Filmmaker (Full Time Position)
The School of Journalism and the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri seek candidates for a full-time assistant professional practice professor faculty position in documentary filmmaking. Candidates will be expected to teach a 4/4 course load (or equivalent) on a nine-month, renewable appointment in areas connected to documentary/non-fiction film production, starting August 2014. Courses may include: documentary filmmaking techniques, cinematography, editing, preproduction, grantsmanship and the supervision of internships.
This new position is part of a unique collaboration between the College of Arts and Science and the Missouri School of Journalism. The new faculty member will be expected to teach students from both schools, film students and journalists, and foster connections among the University and professional filmmakers.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, Film Studies or closely-related field. Candidates will be evaluated on their record of documentary film productivity and their on-going and projected documentary film projects.
Compensation is competitive for professional practice positions. This position is eligible for University benefits.
The University of Missouri is located in the city of Columbia, Missouri. It is the flagship school of the state’s university system. Columbia is home to a thriving arts community and is the location of the True/False Film Fest, one of the country’s leading forums for new documentary films.
Application screening will begin January 13, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please
visit http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ to access the online application system. The job ID is 11956.
--A cover letter indicating relevant background and interest in the position
--Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
--Names and contact information for three references
--Links to candidate’s films
The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity, and it is expected that successful candidate will share this commitment. MU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
There is a seminar next week.
Let's catch you up.
This class was conceived as a response to countless questions and problems that have come up and continue to come up in the online room. Creating workflows and dispelling misconceptions about the technology is a huge part of what we do as online/finishing editors.
Non-linear editing has solved so many problems and made life so much easier for both the offline and online processes, but the proliferation of formats and standards has made editing life much more complicated than it ever was before. People are unsure about what kind of footage they have, or should have and how to best take that footage to a finished product.
Every project that comes to us has its own unique set of issues and therefore requires its own solutions. So we are continually helping people design workflows that will get their projects finished in the best way possible.
This class will help you make better decisions about how to get that done.
"I couldn't recommend it more highly."
"Run, don't walk to this seminar."
"It was fantastic. For the first time, I feel like I really understand a few concepts that over the last few years I've been trying to get a handle on."
"This class is everything you ever wanted to know about post but were too afraid – or lost – to ask!"
"Just want to mention that I took Jon Fordham's & Evan Anthony's Navigating HD workshop last night and it was hugely helpful. Very small and informal... it was like getting a personal tutorial."
Spaces are available for Monday December 9th.
Seeking a Nashville-based producer to be a stringer for an interview with a doctor at Vanderbilt. Anyone have any recommendations??
Hi Lizzie, I'm a producer with Nashville roots. I'll be there around holiday time. Do you have a time frame?
DMV and Baltimore Doculinkers:
It’s that time of year again. Celebrate the season with Docs In Progress at our Winter Holiday Party at our Documentary House in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. This is a chance to mix and mingle with our staff, board, teaching artists, other documentary filmmakers and film fans and get a sneak peek at what’s coming up at Docs In Progress in 2014 (it will be our 10th anniversary so we have lots of things in store).
This is also a time of giving when you can show your support for what Docs In Progress does all year long – from free public screening programs to providing professional development and educational programs for aspiring and emerging documentary filmmakers of all ages. While entry to the party is free, for every $25 you donate at the event, you can get a “Doc Dollar” which will make you eligible to win some great door prizes, including a Docs In Progress t-shirt, one-year Docs Insiders membership, free registration to some upcoming workshops, or a free spot at a VIP event later this year. Plus you'll be showing your support for a nonprofit organization which was honored at the recent Peer Awards for its service to the Washington DC-area film community.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Open House anytime between 7:00-10:00 pm
Docs In Progress
8700 1st Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
Walking distance to the Silver Spring Metro and across the street from the Cameron Street parking garage which is free from 7:00 pm on.
More detailed directions to Docs In Progress can be found here
My film, The Last Song Before the War is playing at the African Diaspora International Film Festival this Sunday and Tuesday in New York City. I will be there on Sunday at the Quad Cinema at 3:00. Would love to meet some D-word people there! The screening will be followed up with a Q&A by Afropop Senior Editor, Banning Eyre and musician, Leni Stern.
I am about to publish a book on the life in exile of author, Stefan Zweig, who still remains relatively unknown and unheralded in the United States. I am looking for a filmmaker or a filmmaking (and/or new media) team that would like to collaborate on a project exploring his life, his work, his impact on Hollywood, the global film industry, and the larger art of storytelling.
Stefan Zweig's fictions and biographies have proven exceptionally fertile ground for movie adaptations since the 1930s. Max Ophuls' "Letter from an Unknown Woman" is only one outstanding example in a roster of films inspired by his books that includes W. S. Van Dyke's "Marie Antoinette" starring Norma Shearer (one of the most lavish MGM productions of the Depression era), Maurice Elvey's "Beware of Pity," with costumes by Cecil Beaton and Roberto Rossellini's production of "Fear," starring Ingrid Bergman. This past fall Patrice Laconte and Jerome Tonnerre released "A Promise," an adaptation of Zweig's novella "Journey to the Past," starring Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman and Richard Madden, while Billie August is currently directing a new version of "Beware of Pity."
What is it that makes Zweig's particular distillation of endless yearning and repeatedly thwarted desire—in humble interiors and grand palatial backgrounds alike—so conducive to cinematic interpretation? Is there something we can learn from his work about the elements of storytelling that can be transposed vividly across different kinds of media platforms? Zweig was an avid friend and disciple of Freud's and was very explicit about the way he tried to import what he learned from Freud into his narrative technique. Even if Freud's methodology has been largely discredited as a therapeutic technique, might it yet be usefully applied to the artistic process?
I'm interested in working with a filmmaker, producer, and/or media artist to develop a suite of short films about Zweig that could explore some of these questions and provide a framework – through screenings, discussions, and a potentially dynamic web presence – that allow us to rediscover this powerful author who remains so unknown in the United States.
In reply to Kiley Kraskouskas's post on Fri 6 Dec 2013 :
Kiley, this looks great. Let us know if it plays in Los Angeles. It drew me in immediately, because the music and visuals reminded me of Behind the Blue Veil, which also played recently at the Quad.
Thanks Martha! Went with a friend of the director. but you're now in my database!
In reply to Martha J Moore's post on Wed 4 Dec 2013 :