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Kelly Amis
Wed 15 Sep 2010Link

I am looking for an experienced editor (preferably in the Bay Area, but not a deal-breaker) to help me finish a feature-length documentary called TEACHED. 



The film provides a candid look at how and why, fifty years after Brown vs. Board of Education desegregated American schools, black and Hispanic students are still performing far behind white students. The film takes the audience into urban schools where the problems are most severe, to talk to the students, parents, principals and, most importantly, the teachers working there to understand: why the race-based "achievement gap" persists; how it is connected to cycles of poverty, underemployment and incarceration; and what could be done to eliminate it. 



I have nearly 200 hours of footage shot mostly with a Sony EX-1 in 1080p24, an 80 min rough cut, and a website where you can watch the trailer and get more information: www.loudspeakerfilms.com.

I'd like to find an editor in the next 2-3 weeks, give you the footage to watch, and then work with you to wrap this puppy up before the end of 2010. I know what stories the footage is ready to tell, but I don't have enough experience to do it. I need an experienced editor who has sophisticated story-telling skills (some of the stories are quite sensitive), great technical ability (FCP), and a strong belief that all kids can learn and achieve at high levels if they are given the chance. I'd also like to find an editor who believes that a documentary film can be compelling and educational and inspiring...and ALSO a beautiful work of art.


Please send your resume and links to your work (or any questions) to me at kamis@loudspeakerfilms.com if you are interested in this position. I expect the work will take 8-12 weeks, and payment will be competitive.

 thanks-
Kelly


Bill Jackson
Thu 16 Sep 2010Link

In reply to Kelly Amis's post on Wed 15 Sep 2010 :

Very interesting film! Good luck. I'm sure you will find a talented editor through D-Word.


Wolfgang Achtner
Thu 16 Sep 2010Link

What an interesting story!

Kelly, if you also have the stories of a couple of individuals (teachers, parents and students), you'll have all the elements you need to make this a fantastic documentary!


Jessica Johnston
Fri 17 Sep 2010Link

CALLING ALL DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS!

Deadline Approaching for 2011 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – Films must be POSTMARKED by October 15, 2010!

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its eighth annual event. From February 11-20, 2011 the festival will screen 100+ films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and experimental works on Montana's largest screen at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana. In addition to ten days of screenings, the event will feature many public and VIP events including panel discussions, galas, receptions and networking round-tables.

The competitive event is open to non-fiction films and videos of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (15-50 minutes), Best Mini-Doc (under 15 minutes) and best documentary about the American West (the Big Sky Award).

DVD (NTSC/PAL), VHS (NTSC/PAL), DVCAM (NTSC/PAL), HDV (NTSC), and miniDV (NTSC/PAL) accepted for preview.

Enter via Withoutabox.com at – http://www.withoutabox.com/login/3969

or download entry form in pdf format at – http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/entries.html

If you would like an entry form emailed to you in pdf format, send a request to callforentries@bigskyfilmfest.org.

For more information visit http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org


Brandon Bray
Mon 20 Sep 2010Link

I'm looking for freelance editor..
I'm shooting a series of short docs in Washington DC at the GW Medical Faculty Associates. If you are (or know anyone who is) an AMAZING freelance editor or animator looking to make some money, I would be very grateful. Thanks.
Please send your resume and links to your work (or any questions) to me at wbbray@gmail.com


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 22 Sep 2010Link

DC Folks...

Docs In Progress returns this Friday, September 24 with Trailer Night. You will be able to provide feedback on documentary trailers and might even be able to get feedback on one of your own since we've got one open film slot. Read on for details.

This workshop-style screening program allows filmmakers who may be at an earlier stage of development with their films to benefit by the moderated feedback of audiences who have traditionally provided feedback on full rough cuts. The filmmakers are looking for audience feedback not only on the effectiveness of the trailer itself, but on the concepts of their films – tremendously helpful as they continue in production and post-production of their films. The evening is being moderated by Erica Ginsberg (Executive Director) and Adele Schmidt (Program Advisor) from Docs In Progress. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.

WHEN?
Friday, September 24, 2010
7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE?
The Documentary Center at The George Washington University
School of Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Auditorium B-07 (one floor down from street level)
Washington DC 20037

Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Limited street parking free after 6:30 pm. Garage parking nearby on H and I Streets.

TICKETS?
$10 suggested donation ($5 suggested for Docs Insiders). Cash only at the door. No advance ticketing.


WHAT'S SCREENING?

A Different Drummer
by Jonathan Gruber and Robert Jackson
In the mid-1960s, Father Stamand, a white priest working helped change the lives of African-American youths in Washington DC's Anacostia neighborhood by putting together the VIP Drum and Bugle Corps which was one of the first all black drum corps. Now more than 40 years later, five of the original members are seeking to carry on Father Stamand's legacy by encouraging a new generation of drummers and buglers.

Inside: Human Trafficking in the U.S.
by David Gedney
While sex trafficking is often viewed as a problem affecting other countries, it is a growing issue right here in the United States, including in Washington DC. This film is an investigation into the trafficking and exploitation of young girls.

Hidden Books
by Sam Hampton
This portrait piece of Kumi Korf explores the lifeforce which inspires an artist. The Japanese-American creates architectural designs, prints, paintings, and artist books which are held by the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the Tate Library, among others. We travel with Korf from her home in Ithaca, New York to her homeland of Japan as we explore what it means to be an artist today.

I Didn't Know
by Ron Minor
Kidney Disease is a health epidemic, especially in minority communities. African-Americans in particular are nearly 5 times as likely to develop kidney disease than Caucasians, often as a result of diet and prevalence of other diseases like hypertension and diabetes. We hear from experts and follow people living with various kidney ailments, some of whom are among the 126,000 on a waiting list to receive a kidney.

Married in Spandex
by Devin Gallagher and Allison Kole
As they begin a life's journey together, Amanda and Rachel are determined to make their wedding day a unique and memorable affair. They travel from Philadelphia to Iowa for their nuptials. But at a time when same-sex weddings are still seen as a political act, can the couple convince their friends and family to get on board and support the relationship...not to mention the gold lame wedding outfits?

Wild Card Slot
by You?
Yes, we have room for one more trailer. If you have a 2-7 minute documentary trailer you'd like feedback on from a Docs In Progress audience, bring it with you to tonight's screening. We will select one wild card submission at random. Note that we can only screen DVDs or VHS tapes. No Quicktime files, AVIs, or Windows Media files even if they are on a DVD.

More info: http://www.docsinprogress.org


Laura Bock
Wed 22 Sep 2010Link

Attention Documentary Filmmakers!

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Hope to hear from you soon and good luck in all your future projects!

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Karen Bernstein
Wed 22 Sep 2010Link

Spiro Films has an immediate need for a production assistant in Cleveland tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 23rd. Ideas???!! Please call: 917-856-2027


Cheree Dillon
Thu 23 Sep 2010Link

Does anyone know an expensive place to rent a projector & speakers near Roswell GA this Saturday? Its a small event so I'm shooting for a low-tech solution. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much!


Laure Parsons
Mon 27 Sep 2010Link

Looking for a shooter ideally someone with an HVX200 or similar, in Washington DC for a few hrs on the 15th and 16th of Oct. Verite experience would be good. Thanks! accelerationmovie@gmail.com


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