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Ron McCullagh
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

New member.

We have a commissioned project to produce a number of films in Africa. To this end we are looking for experienced African investigative journalists with good stories to tell.
Insight News Television in London.
http://www.insightnewstv.com


Sarie Horowitz
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

FLAHERTY NYC VALENTINE'S DAY SHORT FILMS SCREENING at Anthology Film Archives (New York City)

A Show for Valentine’s Day, A Collection Of Nine Love Inspired Shorts
Monday, February 14, 7:30pm
Anthology Film Archives
http://www.flahertyseminar.org/?sb=3&mb=1

For the February installment of the Flaherty NYC monthly screening series, The Flaherty will present A Show for Valentine’s Day, A Collection Of Nine Love Inspired Shorts. There will be a post-screening discussion with various filmmakers, moderated by Flaherty NYC programmer Penny Lane, an independent filmmaker, video artist, educator and writer.

Romantic longings and romantic realities collide in this heartwarming and heartbreaking program of films and videos by Jodie Mack, Jacqueline Goss, Peggy Ahwesh, Bradley Eros, Matt McCormick, Ben Coonley, Alison Kobayashi and more. Who said experimental nonfiction was all brain and no heart? Several filmmakers in attendance!

FILMS INCLUDE:

HONEYMOON HOTEL (Tony Ganz and Rhody Streeter, 1971, 4 min)
This humorous short film features interviews with newlyweds staying in an outrageously furnished hotel in America's honeymoon resort capital, The Poconos.

SINCERELY, JOE P. BEAR (Matt McCormick, 1999, 4 min)
A love letter from a heartbroken polar bear.

FROM ALEX TO ALEX (Alison Kobayashi, 2006, 6 mins)
In the fall of 2003 I found a letter on the Winston Churchill Blvd QEW overpass. It was labeled, “From: Alex To: Alex.” This is a film based on the contents of that letter.

EROS C'EST LAMOUR (Bradley Eros and Tim Geraghty, 2008, 8 min)
Dorothy's l'amour fou evoked in evanescent fragments unexpectedly encountered. The missing link between Rose Hobart and Maria Montez via Rrose Selavy's bride stripped bare by the song of the sarong.

SYNCHRONIZED FOUNTAIN #2, DUBAI (Peggy Ahwesh, 2010, 3 min)
This is footage of the famous fountain at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai that I shot in April, 2010 when I was there for the art fair. The song is Amvaj (Waves) by Bijan Mortazavi. I made it as a wedding gift for Penny Lane and Brian Frye.

VALENTINE FOR PERFECT STRANGERS (Ben Coonley, 2006, 4 min)
A romantic e-card from Otto, a feral cat seeking love from a stranger on the Internet. Otto edits himself into clips from the 1980’s sitcom Perfect Strangers and asks strangers on YouTube to return the favor.

TYING THE KNOT (Jacqueline Goss, 2010, 2 min)
More risqué than it seems at first, a short ode to marriage.

YARD WORK IS HARD WORK (Jodie Mack, 2008, 28 min)
An experimental animation and mini-musical that wants also to be a romantic comedy. Using various combinations of 2D cut-out and pixilation, the piece follows a pair of newlyweds as they learn the perils of homeownership and life in general.

PEOPLE IN ORDER OF #3: LOVE (Lenka Clayton and James Price, 2006, 3 min)
48 couples arranged by length of relationship. From a series of films about human lives shot while touring the UK in a camper van.

TICKET INFORMATION:
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General admission tickets to the Flaherty NYC series at the Anthology Film Archives are $9, and $6 for Anthology members. Tickets can be purchased at the Anthology box office the day of the show.

Anthology Film Archives is located in the old Second Avenue Courthouse building in the East Village at 32 Second Ave. at the corner of 2nd Street. For subway take F, V to Second Ave., B, D, F, V to Broadway-Lafayette, 6 to Bleecker.


Suzanne Hillinger
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH INTERNSHIP...

Flicker Flacker Films, a Brooklyn-based documentary film company, seeks an intern enthusiastic about the research and development side of documentary filmmaking.
 
Candidates must be extremely organized and not only comfortable, but detective-like in online and phone-based research. They must have a passion for documentary filmmaking and storytelling. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn more about how to do research both developing and promoting documentaries. This person must have excellent research and writing skills and be comfortable making cold-calls.

This is a no-pay, part time internship that can be done in-office and/or remotely. Possible future hire for the right person.
 
PLEASE EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO SUZANNE at: info@flickerflacker.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Thanks!


Bryony Byrne
Wed 9 Feb 2011Link

Call for Entries for the Aesthetica Short Film Competition!

We're really keen to see short documentaries entered into the competition and last year a documentary film was the winning entry.

The Aesthetica Short Film Competition is an international competition open to all filmmakers, regardless of experience. The winning filmmaker will receive:

- £500 (apx. $800)
- Screenings at a number of established UK film festivals
- Training with Raindance
- Membership to Shooting People
- DVD publication (distributed to Aesthetica's 60,000 readers)
- Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine

The runner-up will also receive £250 (apx. $400) and a shortlist of finalists will be published on the DVD and receive screenings at the discretion of the film festivals involved.

Entry is £15 (apx. $24) per film.

Films should be not longer than 25 minutes long.

Deadline for entries is 31st April 2011

Please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/shortfilm for more information.


Leslie Bornstein
Fri 11 Feb 2011Link

I'm looking for a Portuguese-speaking editor, preferably New York based, to assist on a documentary about heavy metal musicians in Mozambique (between Tanzania and South Africa). The website is heavymetalinmozambique.com (though I haven't updated it since my first trip).

Leslie Bornstein
212-239-0296
saintbornstein@aol.com


Joseph Valle
Fri 11 Feb 2011Link

Nostalgia For the Light
Friday 3/18/11-Thursday 3/31/11
IFC Center

Master director Patricio Guzmán travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest desert on earth for this remarkable documentary. Here, the sky is so translucent that it allows astronomers to see the boundaries of our universe. Yet the Atacama Desert climate also keeps human remains intact: pre-Columbian mummies; explorers and miners; and the
remains of disappeared political prisoners. Women sift the desert soil for the bones of their loved ones, while archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations and astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies. Melding celestial and earthly quests, NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.

There will be a Q&A with director Patricio Guzman on 3/18/11.

Tickets: Adults $13, Children 12 and under $9, Seniors $9 Members $8
For information about specific screening time call (212) 924-7771 or visit http://www.ifccenter.com/
For more information about the film, please visit: http://icarusfilms.com/new2011/nost.html

IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014-4403


Angela Snow
Fri 11 Feb 2011Link

In reply to Tanaz Eshaghian's post on Wed 12 Jan 2011 :

http://www.joshsgibson.com/
Great DP with a speciality in travel filming


Ria Murphy
Sat 12 Feb 2011Link

Internship: Intern for Promises Films and work directly with Academy nominated, Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker.

Location: Berkeley, CA at the Zaentz Media Center
Duration: Through 2011
Salary: Unpaid. (our FCP system is available to this intern).
Hours: 10 hours week, as many hours as you wish, can be done from your home.
Application deadline: February 25th, 2011
How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to ria@promisesfilms.com

Promises Films is an independent documentary production company located at the Saul Zaentz Media Center in Berkeley, CA. We are in the Outreach/Distribution/Publicity phase for our latest documentary film Our Summer in Tehran, which follows filmmaker (and former Globetrekker host) Justine Shapiro and her 6-year-old son to Tehran where they spend the summer with three very different Iranian families. The film will be broadcast on public television stations across the nation in April 2011. To learn more about the film and view clips, visit our website at www.oursummerintehran.com.

We are looking for a very organized individual who is has strong computer skills and is able to update our website using HTML and CSS. We want to find someone honest, who possesses common sense, integrity, and self-initiative. We yearn for that special person who is interested in being part of the final phase in making a film: distribution or who is fascinated by the themes this film explores: US-Iran relations, citizen diplomacy, interfaith relations, cross cultural communication, and alternative media. This is a wonderful job for a motivated college student or anyone interested in learning more about how an independent documentary film gets out into the world.

In this position, you will learn about how an independent documentary attracts publicity, outreach, domestic and international distribution and broadcast. You will be exposed to some fundraising and screening events. This internship offers you an opportunity to connect with other filmmakers at the Zaentz Media Center, build your resume, and learn the nuts and bolts of how to make an independent film. Past interns and employees have gone on to do their masters in journalism and filmmaking (USC and Stanford) and work at Pixar, Pilot Films and TV Production in London. This internship does not involve hands-on, field production.

Promises Films is a non-profit organization.

Required Skills
• Must have strong skills in editing HTML and CSS in order to make necessary updates to company websites
• Technical excellence with Apple computers, Microsoft Office, and Google docs
• A whiz with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter
• Ability to communicate well over the telephone, email, and in person
• Well-organized with strong follow-through and attention to detail
• Ability to take direction and work independently, without the need for constant supervision
• Familiarity with Final Cut Pro a plus! (on-going editing for new web-clips)

Responsibilities will include
• Updating company websites and social media sites
• Mailing/shipping and tracking shipments of DVD screeners
• Outreach to the Iranian-American community, museums, libraries, schools, and universities to host screening events of Our Summer in Tehran
• Maintaining the office contact database on FileMaker pro.
• Coordinating receipts, invoices, and donations with our office bookkeeper
• Post content about Our Summer in Tehran on organizational websites, list-serves, and social networking sites
• Editing clips for the film’s website and YouTube (optional-depending on your interest and skill with editing)

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to ria@promisesfilms.com.


Gabrielle Weiss
Sun 13 Feb 2011Link

Anyone filmed or done any work in Sudan, specifically Juba? I'm trying to budget for a fixer, driver and not too sure what the rate would be.
Also, any suggestions to Juba accomodations would be great!


John Burgan
Sun 13 Feb 2011Link

I've emailed a colleague who might be able to advise, Gabrielle.

BTW with your professional experience you should apply to become a Full Member and you can search the Pro forums yourself


John Burgan
Mon 14 Feb 2011Link

A word of warning if you are thinking of submitting your film to, or attending the Swansea International Film Festival (via Shooting People)


Bill Jackson
Mon 14 Feb 2011Link

Wow! I think I could hold a better film festival in my home theater. At least I like filmmakers...

Edited Mon 14 Feb 2011 by Bill Jackson

Mike Paterson
Mon 14 Feb 2011Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Mon 14 Feb 2011 :

What a parasite! He also does other festivals via Amritsa (classy website). You're probably best off steering clear of these ones too:

Swansea Bay Film Festival
Heart of England International Film Festival
International Youth Film Festival
International Film Festival of Mind, Body, Spirit & Ecology
International Film Festival of South Africa
International Film Festival Ireland
International Gay Film Festival UK
International Film Festival of Australia – Barossa Valley
International Film Festival Thailand
International Film Festival of West Wales


Laura Moire Paglin
Mon 14 Feb 2011Link

I love how they're all "international".


Monica Rosales
Mon 14 Feb 2011Link

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Documentary Films! 2011 DocMiami Film Festival

Submit Your Documentary Today! http://tinyurl.com/submit2011

http://docmiami.org

Feature Documentary
Feature Documentaries with a total running time from 61 – 180 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)

Documentary Short
Short Documentaries with a total running time between 4 and 30 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)

MiniMovies
Very short documentaries and fiction forms plus all experimental genres allowed with a total running time of under 4 minutes (this is up to 3 minutes and 59 seconds, not a second more!) – Go to the limit of documentary film making: free form – free content –(All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)

Documentary Medium-Length and Essay Forms
Medium length documentaries and documentarian film essays with a total running time between 31 and 60 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)

NEW: DISCOUNTS FOR FLORIDA FILMMAKERS

About Us

Our organization is dedicated to promoting the best that documentary film making has to offer worldwide. We seek to provide film makers a forum which promotes their unique contributions to the evolution of the cultural arts within South Florida and within the entertainment industry as a whole. In addition we:

- Provide a documentary film festival to promote the art form of up and coming documentary filmmakers at a local, national and international level.
- Host a film expo highlighting global film organizations and professionals.
- Provide educational outreach programs for young filmmakers grades 6-12.
- Host three benefit concerts to raise funds in order to build much needed schools in Tanzania!


Gabrielle Weiss
Wed 16 Feb 2011Link

Thanks John Burgan for your help and advice! Much appreciated.Hopefully your friend has some good ideas...


Jeffrey Henigson
Wed 16 Feb 2011Link

Can anyone recommend a good professional accountant in the New York City area with experience working with small film production companies? I'd be grateful for any referrals.


Caitlin Kelley
Thu 17 Feb 2011Link

Call For Entries:

Africa Volunteer Corps is searching for short films to participate in our Visualize Change Film Forum, a the inaugural event of our annual fundraising series. AVC is an organization dedicated to harnessing the potential of Africans, strengthening grassroots social change in Africa, and putting the development process in the hands of locals. We ask for films that portray empowerment, positive images of Africa, or the importance of local initiatives to the development process. We seek especially to showcase African filmmakers, but we welcome filmmakers of all nationalities.

On March 3rd, 2011, the selected films will be shown in Chicago to an audience of 100+ philanthropists. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with AVC founder Caitlin Kelley. A biography of each filmmaker (as well as contact information) will be included in our event program. The selected films may also be included in a sister event to be held in New York City in April.

Films must be 10-60 minutes in length. DVDs can be sent to Africa Volunteer Corps c/o Caitlin Kelley, 963 Kent Ave, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11205. If available, digital files can be submitted via Dropbox to caitlin.kelley@africavolunteercorps.org. Films must be received by February 18th to be considered for inclusion in our 2011 forum. Those sent after this deadline will be kept for consideration in future events.


Jennifer Howd
Thu 17 Feb 2011Link Tag

In reply to Jeffrey Henigson's post on Wed 16 Feb 2011 :

I've been happy with Arnold Civins over at Citrin Cooperman & Co, LLP 212.697.1000 x313. They're not the cheapest firm, but they have solid experience in the industry and are very professional. If you meet with Arnie, tell him I sent you. He's a nice guy. Good luck! :)


Andy Schocken
Sat 19 Feb 2011Link

Panasonic AF100 package available for rent in Brooklyn (with Panasonic Vario 14-140mm lens, 3 batteries, 64gb of media, and the Barry Green AF100 guidebook). $250/day, with multi-day discounts. Please contact me at aschocken at gmail.


Barbara Rick
Mon 21 Feb 2011Link

FREE event this Wednesday night in NYC for those interested in memoir, black history, women's and civil rights. Out of The Blue Films, Inc. has been asked to help organize a book signing, reading, conversation with TV pioneer Belva Davis – the first black female TV reporter in the western U.S.

Ms. Davis will be in conversation with author/philanthropist Deborah Santana at The Strand Bookstore at Broadway & 12th Street this Wednesday, 2/23, at 7pm.

Invite attached: http://outofthebluefilms.com/BelvaDavisEvent/index3.html


Gina Abatemarco
Thu 24 Feb 2011Link

For New York Folks:

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY SEEKS EDITOR

PROJECT: The Kivalina Project: The Story of America's Climate Change Refugees

ABOUT: Set in the modern Arctic, "The Kivalina Project" tells the story of a slow and insidious disappearance of an entire American town and the sea wall that is meant to save it.

EDITOR POSITION: "The Kivalina Project" is looking to hire a passionate and eloquent storyteller. An editor with experience in verite or character driven narratives, along with a feature documentary credit is a plus, but not a requirement. This is a good project for those who are interested in climate change and exploring it beyond a traditional journalistic narrative.

Looking to hire an editor for 8 weeks to begin cutting the backbone of the feature in preparation for final shoots in summer and fall 2011. Salary is a flat rate/lowbudget. ("The Kivalina Project" has been supported by Tribeca All Access, IFP's Spotlight on Documentary, Vague/Columbus Film Award, Berlinale's Berlin Today Award, and IDFA.)

CONTACT: Director/Producer Gina Abatemarco
gabatemarco@gmail.com


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 25 Feb 2011Link

For DC-area filmmakers...

March 7: Panel on Self-Distribution Success for Documentaries

Are you thinking of self-distributing your documentary, but are worried your documentary may have too narrow an audience? Don't be. This Docs In Progress panel will focus on how to harness the power of the niche audience to get your film out there in the marketplace. It will focus on real-world strategies filmmakers without a traditional distributor can take in reaching a target audience who can help drive online interest, press coverage, and ultimately DVD sales. You'll learn from filmmakers who have used the power of social media, bloggers, Amazon reviews, and non-festival public screenings to build a following and a market for their films.

WHEN?
Monday, March 7, 2011
6:30 pm Networking
7:00-9:00 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A

WHERE?
Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

REGISTRATION FEE/PROCESS

Registration fee is $25 if registered and paid in advance. $30 at the door. Advance registration is highly recommend since seating is limited to 20.
More info and link to Registration here:

More on the speakers in the hidden section.

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Felix Endara
Tue 1 Mar 2011Link

DocuClub in March!

Our March DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).

This month, we are thrilled to try something new, and will screen trailers for documentaries in the early stages of production. We are delighted to present the following projects and filmmakers:

1. Betting the Farm by Cecily Pingree:
The documentary follows three farm families as they launch a new milk company in a desperate attempt to save their farms. Will their gamble rescue them—and with them an entire way of life—or will it leave them worse off than when they started? For more info, go to:
www.pull-start.com/btf.

Cecily Pingree is a filmmaker based in Maine. Betting The Farm is her debut documentary feature. Cecily formed a production company, Pull-Start Pictures, with Jason Mann in 2008. Cecily also teaches video workshops within the Maine public school system for The Telling Room.

2. Florence, Arizona by Andrea Scott:
The town of Florence, Arizona may have its roots in the 1880s, but at present, it is a place built firmly upon the foundation of prisons. In just 8.2 square miles, Florence houses 32,000 residents, three schools, and nine correctional facilities. In 2011, Florence will break ground on its 10th prison, while over on the other side of town, unsustainable desert development continues to thrive in the form of Anthem, a very different kind of gated, suburban community. As the debate over illegal immigration roars on in Arizona, and new allegations over private prison corporations’ involvement in the writing of Arizona’s sweeping immigration law come to the fore, Florence, Arizona will explore the consequences of a prison economy and venture to answer the question: What happens to a place and its people when the force that drives its economy, and by extension, much of life, is the incarceration of other individuals?

Andy Scott is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker and writer. Her current work explores the vast world of Americana, from Jewish bikers to home movies to Mah Jongg. For three years, she worked as an associate producer and assistant editor for Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Cynthia Wade. Currently, she works as associate producer and assistant editor for the forthcoming feature-length documentary, Hungry In America, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. Scott is also currently at work on a project about the universality of the coffee shop throughout the world. Her recent forays into Super8 film and experimental sound work have been screened at New York’s premiere Super8 festival, FlickerNYC.

3. Kathleen and Eddie by Desireena Almoradie:
Feature-length documentary about three left-wing women activists from radically different ideologies, who are torn apart – and ultimately brought together – by a single act of terrorism.

Desireena Almoradie is a media activist whose works have been exhibited around the globe. She co-directed, produced, and edited the short narrative film Green Stalk, which screened at the British Film Institute among other venues. She produces for public television, and, in 2009, won a GLAAD Media Award for the story "Funding the Marriage War" that aired on the PBS show In the Life.

4. Battle for Jerusalem by Liz Nord:
Battle for Jerusalem follows five young, Jewish artists and activists living in Jerusalem who fight to keep their city vibrant, open and religiously tolerant in the face of a rapidly growing ultra-Orthodox community and its desire to control all aspects of life in the ancient holy city. To find out more about this project, go to: www.battleforjerusalem.com, twitter: @lizfilm.

Liz Nord is a documentary filmmaker who has produced and exhibited work in Europe, the Middle East and throughout North America. In 2006, Nord toured the world with another film made in Israel, her critically acclaimed documentary about rebellious young musicians, Jericho’s Echo: Punk Rock In The Holy Land. In 2008, she ran MTV’s Street Team ’08 – an Emmy Award-winning project wherein 51 state-based citizen journalists covered the 2008 presidential elections from a youth perspective, across all media platforms. In 2009, she shot a documentary on-location in Haiti for musician Wyclef Jean’s charitable organization. She is also a media educator, lecturer, and columnist.

5. TBD. We will pick one 5th trailer to workshop tonight! If you are a current DocuClub member (you must join by February 28, 2011, to qualify) and have a 3-8 minute trailer you wish to workshop with us tonight, please bring 2 DVDs. The lucky participant could be you!

Our moderator will be Fernanda Rossi. Internationally-renowned speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi doctored over 300 films, including Academy Award nominees® The Garden, by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, and Recycled Life by Leslie Iwerks. She has also consulted on hundreds of trailers, many of which received funding from ITVS, NYSCA and NFB. She is the author of Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making your Documentary Fundraising Demo. For more info on Rossi, please go to: www.documentarydoctor.com.

This DocuClub event is open to the public. If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net.

Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please note that in order to allocate adequate feedback for all projects, we will start promptly at 7 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate

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Michael Kantor
Tue 1 Mar 2011Link

Looking to rent an AVID system (version 5.0 or later preferred) for use in my NYC office. We will provide the hard drive storage for the media, but the editing system needs to be complete with three monitors (including a so-called "client monitor), speakers, keyboard, mouse, all necessary cabling as well as a mixing board. Mac CPU preferred if possible. Rental is for 19 week term, to be adjusted as necessary, preferably to start on March 15th, 2011. Equal opportunity vendor – email at MK@Ghostlightfilms.net


christopher koo
Wed 2 Mar 2011Link

Hello,
I'm no director or film writer, well...not professionally anyway, I'm just a fan of cinema.
Anyway, I came on to D-Word.com to ask other enthusiast and professionals 3 questions.
But before that let me explain myself.

As I said, I am but a lonely observer, a fan, an audience member and I humbly come before you all to ask your opinion about 3 things.

1st – What to you makes a documentary (Independent or big budget) good?
For me, its whether or not the documentary can catch my eye, draw in my attention and teach me something about a culture, person, ideal, cause, etc all while being entertained.

2nd – I came across a trailer for an up and coming documentary called "Dumbstruck." For those of you who havent heard anything about the film, it was filmed during 2007 at a convention called "Vent Haven." This convention is for ventriloquist and those who are interested in ventriloquism. The movie follows several "Vents" and appears to tell their individual tales of how they became practitioners of the art of ventriloquism. My question is, obviously with a topic like ventriloquism the movie is geared toward a specific audience. But how does the director or production company for that matter successfully go about plugging the movie to audiences that 1) know nothing about ventriloquism and more importantly 2)hop over the hurdle that is the "Creepiness" of dummies and ventriloquism?

MY 3rd and final question would be simply be...based on the trailer...would you watch this film? And if not...what would you change to target ALL audiences and not just practicing "vents"

Check out the trailer and see information on the select cities that will be showing the film on the movies facebook page.

http://on.fb.me/gX25Dg


Michael Kantor
Wed 2 Mar 2011Link

WANTED: An experienced editor with AVID editing system to create a one hour historical documentary intended for national broadcast on public television. Editor must have at least seven years of experience editing historical documentaries for national broadcast, and experience coordinating work with graphics companies, stock music houses, and music composers as well as supervising all aspects of post-production including online, color correction, and audio mix. AVID system requirements include the AVID supported most current CPU (Processor: Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon (12 cores); Memory: 6GB); Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB Hard Drive – 1TB; 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s; One 18x SuperDrive) with software (version 5.0 or later), three monitors (two computer monitors minimum 19” and a so-called NTSC "client monitor), speakers, keyboard, mouse, all necessary cabling as well as a mixing board (at least 8 channels). Ghost Light Films will provide storage media. Total term is expected to be 19 weeks, to be adjusted as necessary, preferably to start on March 15th, 2011. All compensation will be dispensed as weekly payroll.

Ghost Light Films is an equal opportunity employer, who gives preference, to the extent practical and economically feasible, for products and services that conserve natural resources, protect the environment, and are energy efficient.

Contact Mk@Ghostlightfilms.net


Jason Boyce
Thu 3 Mar 2011Link

Calling all screenwriters, it's time to climb out from your den! The 2011 Community of Writers at Squaw Valley is now accepting applications for our summer 2011 Screenwriting Program!

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Screenwriting Program focuses on individual attention and works-in-progress, mentored by award-winning writers and writer-directors. Crystallize the story you want to tell, and excise extraneous elements. Designed for both screenwriters and filmmakers, this unique program invites both narrative features and character-driven documentaries that are currently in development. Our goal is to assist writers who want to improve their craft and move them closer to production.

Deadline for application is May 10th. Check our website for further details: http://www.squawvalleywriters.org/swriter_ws.htm


Ethan Isenberg
Fri 4 Mar 2011Link

Looking for someone to shoot a post-screening discussion in Manhattan on Sunday, March 13, in the late afternoon – early evening.

You'll need to set up before 3 PM, when the screening begins. The actual discussion should start at around 4:45 and is slated to run until 6, but could go over.

Equipment needed:
SD Prosumer Mini-DV camera (such as the DVX-100) w/ tripod
wireless cardoid with stand (can be rented)
mounted shotgun mic (can be rented)

Please contact Ethan Isenberg if interested, at ethan@secondlookproductions.com


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 4 Mar 2011Link

TONIGHT IN DC:

Docs In Progress returns to the George Washington University on Friday, March 4 with new documentary rough cuts ready for your honest and constructive feedback. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. It is open to the public.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

It's Only (a) Natural (rough cut of a documentary short)
by Richard Lewis and Yoland Lee
Actress Yolanda Lee has decided to cut her trademark curly natural. What starts out as a hairstyle choice sparks a heated conversation about race, relationships and charging dogs.

The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan (rough cut of a documentary feature)
by Joseph Pattisall and Roger Gastman
Amidst the backdrop of Washington DC's former claim to fame as the murder capital of the United States and its unique urban culture centered around Go Go music, Cool "Disco" Dan emerged as an underground celebrity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He graffitied his moniker all over the city until it seemed as though no wall, rooftop, street sign, or Metro bus had been forgotten. Somehow he managed to survive while legions of his peers were killed, incarcerated, or became utterly adrift. This film looks back at Washington DC's own folk hero and what has become of him today.

WHEN?
Friday, March 4 from 7:00-10:00 pm.

WHERE?
George Washington University's Media and Public Affairs Building
Lower Level Auditorium (B-07)
805 21st Street, NW (corner of 21st and H Streets)
Washington DC 20052

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 tickets or RSVP required). Seating on a first come, first served basis.

More info: http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=109&jevtype=jevent&year=2011&month=03&day=04&Itemid=1

Edited Fri 4 Mar 2011 by Erica Ginsberg

Jon Dieringer
Fri 4 Mar 2011Link

FLAHERTY NYC: "PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES"

Monday, March 14, 7:30pm, Anthology Film Archives

For the March installment of the Flaherty NYC monthly screening series, The Flaherty will present PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES: work by Kathryn Ramey, Jason Livingston, & Joel Schlemowitz, a program of four 16mm films about places that are both real and imagined. There will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Colin Beckett, Critical Writing Fellow at UnionDocs.

Program Description

Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION (Kathryn Ramey, 2009, 33min)
An experimental documentary about William Walker, an American expansionist and military dictator. Through military force and coercion, Walker became president of Nicaragua in 1856. The film blends found footage, documentary photography, ethnographic inquiry and personal travelogue with hand-processing, optical printing and hand conducted time-lapse to detour and derail the various approaches to history-making that have been applied to this story. Yanqui WALKER not only tells us something about history and how it connects to current political, social and economic situations, but also how art and poetry can be a means to subvert and transcend even the most oppressive of narratives. Winner, “Best Short Doc” at Athens International Film and Video festival; Jury selection (1st prize) at the Black Maria Film Festival.

"The stylized strategy of Kathryn Ramey captures the mythology of her allusive subject in this unusual work." –Black Maria Film + Video Festival

Weimar (Joel Schlemowitz, 1996, 8 mins)
This little film took root while reading Henri Murger's Bohemian Life and Alex De Jong's Weimar Chronicles, while feeling admiration for the quiet heroism of Rudy Burckhardt's movies, while the next NYFA rejection arrived, and while a little free film was slipped my way, befitting a project about the value of art in people's lives, and ironically commenting on such through the thrift of its production. No plot. No story. Just a series of suggestive tableaus. The bohemians are played by: Stephen Callahan, Marchette DuBois, Lee Ellickson, Genese, Gary Goldberg, Rebecca Hampden, Alice MacIntyre, Bridget Meeds, Wanda Phipps, Jennifer Todd Reeves, Madeline Schwartzman, MM Serra, and Stuart Sherman.

Tombeau for Arnold Eagle (Joel Schlemowitz, 1994, 4 mins)
A memorial film for my mentor, who was once Robert Flaherty’s cinematographer.

“Joel Schlemowitz is a wizard of cinema. Each [film] is a unique gem – quirky, provocative, playful, often handmade, and always daring – celebrating Joel's astonishing mastery of the tools of filmmaking, and his poetic grasp on the art of cinema.” –Alan Berliner

Under Foot & Overstory (Jason Livingston, 2005, 35 mins)
Local environmentalists, the Friends of Hickory Hill Park, work to protect nearly 200 acres of unique urban parkland in Iowa City, Iowa. The organization's mission statement must be produced. The inaugural Hickory Hill Park calendar must be completed. Nature images run parallel, collide or drift beside the demands of group writing, open space and the park's changing boundary. There will be a 6 minute intermission. Winner of a Jury Prize at the New York Underground Film Festival.

“The best piece on Program 6 [from Onion City] is another unusual documentary, Jason Livingston's Under Foot and Overstory; the sound track recording of a friends of the park committee trying to draft its mission statement combines with fragmented images to remind us that parks are works in progress." -–Fred Camper


Karen Torres
Sun 6 Mar 2011Link

Wanted: Documentary film editor so absurdly wealthy he or she doesn’t need a paycheck. Perhaps you have so much money you need multiple wallets. Or perhaps you’re building a career and want a great new building block for a resume. Or perhaps you’d just be willing to pitch in for a fortnight of serious unpaid work on a cool and equally serious documentary. Set at the edge of the Brooklyn waterfront, its panorama is parkland and politics, it pits developers, environmentalists and park enthusiasts against each other, and it provides a collection of compellingly current interviews against a tapestry of background history. I am fun to work with and may even buy you a slice of pizza now and then. It won’t take forever; but I promise you a good, compact, and meaningful passage in your career. Write to Karen. Thanks.


Marina Lutz
Sun 6 Mar 2011Link

NYSCA helper needed for The Marina Experiment, Part II & III

I am a first time filmmaker applying for a NYSCA grant. I have a budget, but need help breaking down specific expenses for the NYSCA application. Part I of my film is made from found footage, so I need someone who who can look at my budget and break out specific expenses for Parts II & III of the film, especially Part III, which will be all new footage. Since I have never shot a film, I do not know what this entails as far as specific costs.

I can pay a stipend now and offer deferred pay when the grant comes through. I am applying for many other grants as well, so hopefully I will get money from someone that will enable me to pay you.

The NYSCA deadline is April 1, but I would like to submit as soon as possible. I have completed all the "writing" part of their application, so just need help with the financials.

The video here is kind of a trailer for Part II. You can see Part I on my website http://themarinaexperiment.com

Contact: marinalutz@gmail.com


Christa Majoras
Sun 6 Mar 2011Link

Looking for some shooters for upcoming events in LA and SF.

Richard Noble, an LGBT activist, is walking from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Statue of Liberty in support of full civil rights and the American Equality Bill.

There is a send-off tomorrow in West Hollywood:

March 7 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood

The walk begins March 12th in SF with a send-off beginning at 10 am at Crissy Fields.

Unfortunately, I cannot offer pay, but only camera credit. If anyone is interested in helping out, please contact me.


Tchavdar Georgiev
Mon 7 Mar 2011Link

Don't miss New York Magazine's Critic's Pick, Russian Art Documentary, The Desert of Forbidden Art at Cinema Village March 11-18 in NY! The filmmakers will be there for a Q&A on the weekend of March 11-13.

Also playing at Laemmle Music Hall 3 in LA starting March 18-25. Filmmakers in person.
www.desertofforbiddenart.com


Doug Block
Mon 7 Mar 2011Link

Nice to have you here on The D-Word, Tchavdar, and much congrats. In the future, though, posts like this belong in the Shameless Self-Promotion topic.


Tchavdar Georgiev
Thu 10 Mar 2011Link

Sorry about that Doug. I am still learning my way around here but LOVE the web portal you have created. :)


Matthew McFadden
Thu 10 Mar 2011Link

In reply to Mike Paterson's post on Mon 14 Feb 2011 :

My 5 year old can make a better website!


Jason Hutt
Thu 10 Mar 2011Link

Wanted to let people know about an interesting lecture series happening in Brooklyn:

What: The Holocaust in Film with A. O. Scott
When: Sundays March 20, 27, April 3, 10 @ 7 PM
Where: Park Slope Jewish Center, 1420 8th Avenue (@ 14th St) Brooklyn 11215 718-768-1453 /www.psjc.org / F to 7th Avenue or 15th St. / Prospect Park

Tickets: $20/session & $60/series (members: $15/session & $40/series). Contact the PSJC office to register: 718 768-1453 or office@psjc.org.

The Park Slope Jewish Center is proud to present The Holocaust in Film, a four-session lecture series taught by A. O. Scott, New York Times film critic, with illustrative clips.

More than a quarter-century after Claude Lanzmann's landmark documentary "Shoah" and nearly twenty years after Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List," the Holocaust remains a perennially popular subject in American and European cinema. This course will explore some of the ways that a uniquely horrific and painful historical experience has been commemorated, reconstructed and even turned into entertainment. We will survey the various genres of the Holocaust film--from documentaries and non-fiction-based dramas to fantasies and action-adventure stories--and address some of the ethical challenges they raise. Each of the four sessions will be organized around a particular theme, with clips from relevant films. These will include well-known recent Hollywood productions (like "Inglourious Basterds," "Defiance," and "The Reader") as well as European films ("Voyages," "Fateless," "A Secret") that may be less familiar to American audiences.

  • March 20: Introduction and overview: History of the Holocaust on film.

  • March 27: Reconstructing and remembering: Documentaries, eyewitness accounts and survivors' stories.

  • April 3: Reckoning: Movies about the psychology of the perpetrators and the moral dilemmas of the victims.

  • April 10: Revisionism, Resistance and Revenge: Movies as alternative history.

A rare opportunity to hear insights from one of the nation's leading film critics on this important topic.

Sundays at 7:00 p.m.

Cost is $15 a session for members or $40 for the whole series; $20/$60 for non-members.

Call the PSJC office to register: 718 768-1453.

For more information about the series, please contact Dale Rosenberg at dale.rosenberg@psjc.org


Ashish Srivastav
Sat 12 Mar 2011Link

Flames of the snow is film about the peoples armed struggle to overthrow the 250 year old monarchy in Nepal. this film gives an insight into the vigrous maoist struggle

Film "Flames of the Snow" is The first documentary in South east Asia to go for a Theatrical release in a country in 42 theatres.

Pls see the following links

The Writeup in Screen

http://epaper.screenindia.com/1619/Screen-/4-10-March2011?show=clip#page=31:w=870:h=1658:l=0:t=0

New Delhi Film Society
http://newdelhifilmsociety.blogspot.com/2011/02/flames-of-snow-on-silver-screen.html

Flames of the snow in Theatres (Images)
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=282605&id=666859403&l=400c09ece0

and see the theatrical trailer of Flames of the snow at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rcyjGAmRng

Indian Television.com
http://www.indiantelevision.com/aac/y2k11/aac172.php

Times of India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Maoists-are-not-terrorists/articleshow/6454199.cms?intenttarget=no

Hindustan Times
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Nepal-celebrates-Indian-docu-on-Maoist-insurgency/Article1-663614.aspx?sms_ss=email&at_xt=4d70fcceb3c6ac76%2C0

Real Bollywood.com
http://www.realbollywood.com/news/2011/02/indians-chronicle-nepal-maoist-war-screen.html.


John Burgan
Sat 12 Mar 2011Link

Congratulations, Ashish – hope this will be shown widely

The first URL again in shorter form: The Writeup in Screen


Jo-Anne Velin
Sat 12 Mar 2011Link

In reply to Ashish Srivastav's post on Sat 12 Mar 2011 :

What international documentary festivals will you be applying to with this film? In Europe?


Mildred Achoch
Sun 13 Mar 2011Link

Hi everyone. I have a question. In terms of copyright and legal issues, is it okay for me to publicly screen trailers of documentaries without asking for permission from the relevant persons?


Koen Suidgeest
Sun 13 Mar 2011Link

In reply to Mildred Achoch's post on Sun 13 Mar 2011 :

Mildred, are you talking about permission from the relevant directors/producers, or is this a trailer of a film you are making and you're talking about the characters?

Trailers are confined to the same copyright rules as any other audiovisual work. This generally means that you require people's permission to reproduce their work (in case of the author) or voice and likeness (in case of characters in a film you're making). There are exceptions though, like when your film is about a public figure, say a politician.

If you're talking about other people's work: many times filmmakers will fully copyright their documentary but assign a Creative Commons license (creativecommons.org) to the trailer, so it can be freely shared without permission (although often not altered). So this would differ from trailer to trailer.


Mildred Achoch
Sun 13 Mar 2011Link

Hi Koen. Thank you for your detailed reply :-)

I would like to screen a collection of rock documentary trailers since getting permission and/or the money to pay the producers so that I can screen their full documentaries is rather hectic (I'm speaking from experience). I was thinking that screening the trailers would be a kind of shortcut in that I would showcase the various documentaries without the related expenses.

Thanks for the info about the Creative Commons license. I will explore this.


Jon Dieringer
Mon 14 Mar 2011Link

FLAHERTY NYC: "PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES"

!! TONIGHT !!

Monday, March 14, 7:30pm, Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave, New York, NY | $9

For the March installment of the Flaherty NYC monthly screening series, The Flaherty will present PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES: work by Kathryn Ramey, Jason Livingston, & Joel Schlemowitz, a program of four 16mm films about places that are both real and imagined. There will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Colin Beckett, Critical Writing Fellow at UnionDocs.

Program Description

Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION (Kathryn Ramey, 2009, 33min)
An experimental documentary about William Walker, an American expansionist and military dictator. Through military force and coercion, Walker became president of Nicaragua in 1856. The film blends found footage, documentary photography, ethnographic inquiry and personal travelogue with hand-processing, optical printing and hand conducted time-lapse to detour and derail the various approaches to history-making that have been applied to this story. Yanqui WALKER not only tells us something about history and how it connects to current political, social and economic situations, but also how art and poetry can be a means to subvert and transcend even the most oppressive of narratives. Winner, “Best Short Doc” at Athens International Film and Video festival; Jury selection (1st prize) at the Black Maria Film Festival.

"The stylized strategy of Kathryn Ramey captures the mythology of her allusive subject in this unusual work." –Black Maria Film + Video Festival

Weimar (Joel Schlemowitz, 1996, 8 mins)
This little film took root while reading Henri Murger's Bohemian Life and Alex De Jong's Weimar Chronicles, while feeling admiration for the quiet heroism of Rudy Burckhardt's movies, while the next NYFA rejection arrived, and while a little free film was slipped my way, befitting a project about the value of art in people's lives, and ironically commenting on such through the thrift of its production. No plot. No story. Just a series of suggestive tableaus. The bohemians are played by: Stephen Callahan, Marchette DuBois, Lee Ellickson, Genese, Gary Goldberg, Rebecca Hampden, Alice MacIntyre, Bridget Meeds, Wanda Phipps, Jennifer Todd Reeves, Madeline Schwartzman, MM Serra, and Stuart Sherman.

Tombeau for Arnold Eagle (Joel Schlemowitz, 1994, 4 mins)
A memorial film for my mentor, who was once Robert Flaherty’s cinematographer.

“Joel Schlemowitz is a wizard of cinema. Each [film] is a unique gem – quirky, provocative, playful, often handmade, and always daring – celebrating Joel's astonishing mastery of the tools of filmmaking, and his poetic grasp on the art of cinema.” –Alan Berliner

Under Foot & Overstory (Jason Livingston, 2005, 35 mins)
Local environmentalists, the Friends of Hickory Hill Park, work to protect nearly 200 acres of unique urban parkland in Iowa City, Iowa. The organization's mission statement must be produced. The inaugural Hickory Hill Park calendar must be completed. Nature images run parallel, collide or drift beside the demands of group writing, open space and the park's changing boundary. There will be a 6 minute intermission. Winner of a Jury Prize at the New York Underground Film Festival.

“The best piece on Program 6 [from Onion City] is another unusual documentary, Jason Livingston's Under Foot and Overstory; the sound track recording of a friends of the park committee trying to draft its mission statement combines with fragmented images to remind us that parks are works in progress." -–Fred Camper


Kevin Hallagan
Wed 16 Mar 2011Link

Dear Everybody,
how do I start this and grab attention but not sound bland?
well, I want to be a documentary filmmaker in real life after college, but the film program here at Binghamton isn't really giving me the experience I need. Is anyone looking for a volunteer/intern this summer? I don't need to be paid or get credit or anything, I just need to learn. I am a very friendly, level headed person with problem solving skills and the ability to think both logically and creatively.
I have a passport and think I would actually prefer traveling anywhere.
I am a fast learner with technical experience already.
Please contact me if you are a filmmaker and would like help this summer, or if you know anyone who fits that description.
Thanks for reading.
Have a Great Day
-Kevin Hallagan


Pamela Aguilar
Wed 16 Mar 2011Link

Would like to invite everyone to join NALIP NY's 1st event of the year:
SPOTLIGHT ON DOCUMENTARIES MIXER

This is the first of a series of bi-monthly events organized by NALIP-NY. Each event will feature a discussion with industry insiders, showcase New York-based filmmakers’ work and will of course provide an opportunity to connect with seasoned industry professionals.

WHEN: MARCH 22nd
TIME: 7:30PM
WHERE: CultureFixNYC
PRICE: $5

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

• Greg Rhem, Documentary Acquisitions, Original Programming for HBO
• Francisco Bello & Tim Sternberg, Co-Directors of 'El Espíritu de la Salsa' and Academy Award nominees
• Nicolas Entel, Director of 'Sins of My Father' and NALIP 2010 Estela Award for Documentary Film

National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP): All are Welcome!


Marj Safinia
Wed 16 Mar 2011Link

Steve James in conversation at IDA's Doc-U Series

Doc legend, Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie, The New Americans) is coming to IDA's Doc U seminar series this Monday at the Cinefamily Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles.

You can see more and buy tickets here

I think it will be a fascinating night, complete with a mixer afterwards, and lots of great folks in attendance. I highly recommend you attend if you can.

Also, in May, IDA will be hosting none other than Doug Block himself, in conversation with yours truly. Stay tuned for info on that...


Jill Morley
Thu 17 Mar 2011Link

Marj, may I ask if there is a D-Word discount code? :-)


Andy Schocken
Thu 17 Mar 2011Link

Looking for a sound recordist in Boston tomorrow evening. Half day, $400 with gear. Best to contact me directly at aschocken at gmail.


Felix Endara
Fri 18 Mar 2011Link

DocuClub in April!

Our April DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).

This month, we will screen a rough cut of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY by Therese Shecter. Investigating father/daughter purity balls, million-dollar virginity auctions and the search for the mythic hymen, Shechter poses two compelling questions: Why does virginity still hold such importance in an otherwise hyper-sexualized American society? And does virginity actually exist, or is it just a social construct created to keep the girls in line? Shechter engages sex educators, porn producers, abstinence advocates, historians and teenagers, to dig beneath the no-win double-message of a culture that cynically encourages virginity but sells promiscuity. (Think tight t-shirts that say "Virginity is Hot," expressing the virgin/whore dichotomy in a cotton/ polyester blend.) Traveling through pop culture, religion and history, Shechter plays the audience’s navigator, deconstructing the elusive, mysterious and not-always-precious gift that is virginity.

Producer/Director Therese Shecter considers herself a full-fledged virginity geek now that she’s been a panelist at Harvard University’s Rethinking Virginity conference and presented Feels Like the First Time: A Virginity Primer for Nerd Nite at Galapagos Art Space in New York. She also writes about virginity, feminism and sexuality for her blog "The American Virgin." Her first feature documentary I Was a Teenage Feminist screened worldwide in festivals, universities and international women’s organizations. In 2009, Shechter was honored to personally screen the film at Serbia’s first-ever Women’s Film Festival. She is most proud, however, to have been called a “brazen advocate of slut culture” by a conservative blogger who shall remain nameless. You can read her intermittent tweets @trixiefilms.

Co-producer Lisa Esselstein Co-Producer) lives at the junction of independent film and television. An award-winning writer/producer and editor, she got her start at IFC Entertainment, producing behind-the-scenes documentaries for festival favorites like TRANSAMERICA and ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW. Currently, Lisa produces national promotional campaigns for Sundance Channel films and non-fiction series, including BRICK CITY, LOVE/LUST, and the critically acclaimed ICONOCLASTS.

Editor Dina Guttman has been a part of the documentary world since 1996, editing films shot all over the world. She edited several PBS films including INDEPENDENT SPIRITS (2001), National Geographic’s THE LAST ROYALS (2005), and A HEALING ART (2010); and many film festival successes such as COWGIRLS (2002 USA Film Festival finalist), and ILONA, UPSTAIRS (HBO Audience Award, 2005 Provincetown Film Festival). She and her producing partner, veteran editor Toby Shimin, run the production company Dovetail Films.

Our moderator will be Mitch Teplisky, a documentary producer and marketing/fundraising consultant. His film SOY ANDINA, about two New York dancers who journey to Peru to reconnect with roots, aired on Latino Public Broadcasting's Voces series in 2009-2010. It was crowd-funded by more than 150 donors and business sponsors. Before that, Teplitsky was the long-time marketing director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center – and a volunteer for Docuclub, back in the late 1990s. So moderating this event marks a return to his own Docuclub roots! He is currently producing a New Media project, "The New American Girls," about undocumented teens in America (fiscally sponsored by Docuclub's parent Arts Engine), and plotting new projects in Peru.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net.

Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate

Follow us on Twitter!
Stay abreast of DocuClub’s latest: twitter.com/docuclub.


John Burgan
Sat 19 Mar 2011Link

i-Docs in Bristol UK next Friday March 25th looks like it's going to be great – completely sold out, apparently. I'll be there for the whole event, including the social the evening before from 6pm onwards at the Watershed Cafe – any D-Worders should give me a shout (or buy me a drink!)

Edited Sat 19 Mar 2011 by John Burgan

Andrew Iden
Sun 20 Mar 2011Link

Hey all-Wanted to pass this along, i'm selling part of my gear. Figured i'd throw it up here if anyone is interested...here's the specs:

FOR SALE: Sony HVR-V1U HDV Camera w/ accessories. Just three years old, this camera is in very good condition. Used primarily on interview shoots and documentary style shoots, it’s been well taken care of. Comes with a number of accessories as well, all purchased the same time as the camera from B&H Photo. (See below) Will also be including Sony 62mm UV Filter for the lens.

Petrol PCCB-1-N Camcorder Bag
Elipz 10K 7 Hour Battery & Charger
Sony HVR V1U HDV Camera

Includes: Remote control, composite video cable, component video cable, HDMI cable, shotgun microphone, Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens, 20x, MemoryStick Duo Media slot, dual XLR channels, HDV1080/60i, 1080/24p recording modes, 1/4" 3CMOS ClearVid Sensor.
Asking $2800 OBO.
email me if interested: andrew.iden@gmail.com


Rajnesh kumar
Mon 21 Mar 2011Link

You could win $14,000 for making a 60-second commercial in Harbor Freight Tools' commercial pitch competition. They're looking for ideas to drive traffic to their stores and website. 10 pitches will win $500. Harbor Freight's goal is to produce up to three of the 10 pitches into commercial spots and air them on cable, network TV and online – a potential audience of millions. Those three winning pitches will each receive a $12,000 production budget, plus a $1,500 bonus for the writer-director. Including the $500 semi-finalist prize, that's a total of $14,000. Pitches are due Monday, April 4, 2011. Go to Filmaka.com/harborfreight to learn more

Regards
Rajnesh kumar
http://Filmaka.com/harborfreight


Ben Crosbie
Mon 21 Mar 2011Link

Selling our trusty Canon XHA1 HDV Camcorder with lots of accessories. The camera is 4 years old, but the tape heads were replaced new in 2008. The camera is in excellent condition. Looking to sell the whole package for $1800 but will take $1500 if you only want the camera.

XH-A1 camera with all original cables/chargers/manual, B+W protective filter on the lens
3 batteries – large capacity BP-970g, BP-950g, and an Impact equivalent of the BP-950g
Petrol camera bag
Azden SGM-1x shotgun microphone with mic muff
Varizoom S-2010 on-camera LED light with Canon battery plate
Hoodman LCD hood
25 Panasonic DVM63AMQ MiniDV tapes
3 Panasonic DVM63PQ MiniDV tapes

email ben.crosbie@eidolonfilms.com if interested.

Edited Mon 21 Mar 2011 by Ben Crosbie

Franco Consales
Tue 22 Mar 2011Link

I'm shooter and editor, I've 5 years of experience making documentaries and video. I've done 2 documentaries in Africa and some in Europe as shooter/director/editor. In Uganda I made a documentary about alcoholism and in Tanzania about the traditions of Maasai tribe and their impact on contemporary world. I'm interested in controversial issues and social documentaries.
Now I'm looking new experiences, I would to join in some new production or share some of my projects.
I can help in the phase of script, production or post-production. I'm convinced that the experiences of documentaries and videos are more interesting if they are the result of collaborations.
More informations about my works and skills are:
www.francoconsales.com
Write to me for any question or consideration,
Thanks,
Franco


Doug Block
Tue 22 Mar 2011Link

Franco, given your qualifications, feel free to upgrade your status here to Professional membership, which will give you access to many more discussion topics.


David Sampliner
Tue 22 Mar 2011Link

In reply to Kevin Hallagan's post on Wed 16 Mar 2011 :

Hi Kevin,

I'm interested in hearing more about you and telling you about my project. You can read about my film at www.myownmanthemovie.com. E-mail me at vidnick[AT]mac[dot]com so we can arrange to talk.

Thanks, David

Edited Wed 13 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Chris Bell
Wed 23 Mar 2011Link

The Director of Bigger Stronger Faster is looking for a great documentary line produceer, DP, Interns, PA's and anyone else that'd like to send me reels, resumes, etc. for my new documentary Trophy Kids.

This film is about the importance that we place on our kids to excel in athletics even though statistics say that only 3% of NCAA Division One Scholarship Athletes will ever turn pro. This film will feature famous athletes, coaches, and most importantly real and touching stories of kids and their parents striving for perfection.

I don't need someone to raise money or executive produce. I have that handled. I need a crew that can shoot this and make it look amazing and someone that can help me everyday in Los Angeles, most likely Venice or Santa Monica with Day to Day production.

Please send resume, reel if you're a DP, and whatever else you'd like to mention to BiggerStrongerFasterYounger@[AT]gmail[DOT]com ATTN: Chris Bell

www.biggerstrongerfastermovie.com

Edited Wed 13 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Stephanie Bleyer
Wed 23 Mar 2011Link

Six Foot Chipmunk produces robust outreach and engagement campaigns for social-issue documetary films. We work with filmmakers to develop, implement and find funding for multi-facted campaigns that empower audiences to take action in creative and compelling ways. Services include: Grantwriting, crowdfunding, website development, social media management, non-profit partner development, engagement campaign strategizing and production, collateral production, curriculum development and community screening coordination. Past clients include Oscar Nominees Gasland and Sun Come Up, Participant's Standard Operating Procedure, No Impact Man, Truck Farm, Bag It and One Lucky Elephant. Contact Stephanie at bleyer[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

Edited Wed 13 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Beth Levison
Thu 24 Mar 2011Link

I'm looking for a sound person in or near Munich, Germany who can do pick-up sound on an interview that is partially unusable due to technical issues! A director/producer who has sound gear, a radio producer, or a soundperson would be great. Please contact me at blevison[AT]etsy[DOT]com and I'm happy to tell you more. Any recommendations/references are MUCH appreciated! Thank you!

Edited Wed 13 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

tad fettig
Thu 24 Mar 2011Link

does anyone need Tapes at half price? :

panasonic DVCPRO AJ-P66MP (190 tapes-retail at $13each)

panasonic DVCPRO AJ-P126LP (7 tapes-retail at $22each)

Sony HDCAM BCT-32HD (7 tapes-retail at $24each)


tad fettig
Thu 24 Mar 2011Link

forgot to put my email. tad[AT]krfilms[DOT]com - thanks

Edited Wed 13 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 30 Mar 2011Link

For DC-area folks...

Docs In Progress is excited to announce our next work-in-progress screening, taking place in one week on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building. This program is being produced in partnership with the Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity, a program of the Montgomery County Government and is sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

After the screening, we'll be moderating a workshop-style audience critique session. This honest but constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmaker get to the next stage of completing and distributing her film.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

THE CREATORS (80 minute fine cut)
by Laura Gamse
Step into the lives of six artists sculpting South Africa's future from the fragments of a tumultuous past. Born in different areas of the formerly-segregated country, the artists separately recraft history – and the impacts of Apartheid – in their own artistic languages. How does creative expression traverse the divide?

WHEN?
Wednesday April 6, 2011
7:00-9:00 pm

WHERE?
The Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Place (corner of Fenton and Ellsworth)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Visit our website for further directions by Metro and Driving


FEE?
Free. No advanced RSVP or tickets required.

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


Caitlin Kelley
Wed 30 Mar 2011Link

UPDATED CALL FOR ENTRIES:

Africa Volunteer Corps is searching for short films to participate in our Visualize Change series of fundraisers. AVC is an organization dedicated to harnessing the potential of Africans, strengthening grassroots social change in Africa, and putting the development process in the hands of locals. We ask for films that portray empowerment, positive images of Africa, or the importance of local initiatives to the development process. We seek especially to showcase African filmmakers, but we welcome filmmakers of all nationalities.

The selected films will be shown to audiences of 50-100 activists and philanthropists in cities across the Unites States: ; Athens, GA, April 25th; New York, April 26th; Chicago, May 9th. The screenings will be followed by a question and answer session with AVC founder Caitlin Kelley. A biography of each filmmaker (as well as contact information) will be included in our event program. Selected films may also be screened at a sister event in New York city on April 19th. AVC issued a call for entries in Feburary, 2011 for the inaugural Visualize Change event held in Chicago on March 3rd, 2011. The success of the event led us to add more cities and seek out additional films.

Films must be 10 to 60 minutes in length and submitted by April 8th. Please submit digital files to caitlin[DOT]kelley[AT]africavolunteercorps[DOT]org via Dropbox. DVD’s should be sent to Africa Volunteer Corps, c/o Caitlin Kelley, 963 Kent Ave, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Films must be received by April 8th to be considered for inclusion in our 2011 forum. Films sent after this deadline will be kept for consideration in future events.

Edited Wed 13 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Ellen Brodsky
Thu 31 Mar 2011Link

Need intern this Saturday (April 2) in Cambridge, MA with their own EX 1 to be a second camera on a shoot of interviews with children about what they know about gays and lesbians. The day should be good experience working with talented cinematographer on an 8- 10 hour shoot. Small stipend available. Shoot is for a short teacher training film for non-profit. Please contact me off the list if interested at Ellen Brodsky (one word) at comcast dot net.

Edited Fri 1 Apr 2011 by Marj Safinia

Doug Block
Thu 31 Mar 2011Link

Folks, remember that this is PUBLIC classifieds and so is searchable by Google and other search engines. To avoid spam, you should write your email address as: name (at) company (dot) com.

Edited Thu 31 Mar 2011 by Doug Block

John Burgan
Thu 31 Mar 2011Link

However our Members-Only Classifieds are closed and not searchable, so no problem to use email addresses there.


Ellen Brodsky
Fri 1 Apr 2011Link

Thanks. Can I delete the post and/or email?


Marj Safinia
Fri 1 Apr 2011Link

done. :)


John Henion
Fri 1 Apr 2011Link

looking for Mandarin/cantonese speaking assistant editors for several weeks of work in San Francisco. Anyone that's interested in interning that speaks mandarin/cantonese for college credit also encouraged to apply. Please contact me directly: jhenion[AT]current[DOT]com

Edited Wed 13 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Donald Goldmacher
Sat 2 Apr 2011Link

Desperately seeking animator(s)for low budget documentary about how the US has been taken down by our multi-national corporations. Please check out our trailer at:Heist-themovie.com


Doug Block
Sat 2 Apr 2011Link

Can't think of a more important subject, Donald. Hope somebody comes forward ASAP!


Augusta Palmer
Sat 2 Apr 2011Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Fri 1 Apr 2011 :

Sounds like a great project.
I've really loved working with the animator Hongsun Yoon. You can see some of her work in the trailer embedded here, but she can really do a much wider range of styles. She's done everything from network tv graphics to very experimental films.

You can contact her at hongssun(at)hotmail(dot)com


Donald Goldmacher
Sun 3 Apr 2011Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Sat 2 Apr 2011 :

Thanks for your support, Doug. Much appreciated, as we are getting to the homestretch, and just lost our animators due to their being victims of our current economic crisis. How ironic.


Donald Goldmacher
Sun 3 Apr 2011Link

I am following up on your lead, Augusta. Many thanks.


Kristen Turick
Sun 3 Apr 2011Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Fri 1 Apr 2011 :

Donald, Cannot wait to see this doc...
I have an animator friend that may be able to help. If you still need someone, email me at kristen[at]artifactdocumentaries[dot]com and I can put you in touch with her.


Beth Levison
Wed 6 Apr 2011Link

Hi D-Worders – I'm currently supervising production at Etsy.com and we are looking for an eager and able video operations coordinator. It's a job very heavy on post, requiring web publishing experience. It's a staff job, based in Brooklyn. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please see the job description here: http://www.etsy.com/jobs/job_description.php?job_id=oy5GVfwY. Thank you so much!


Jon Dieringer
Fri 8 Apr 2011Link

Fresh off a career retrospective and judge's seat at the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival, prolific and iconoclastic Oregon filmmaker VANESSA RENWICK comes to Anthology Film Archives to present an adrenaline-pumping, awe-inspiring and sometimes brutal program of new works on video, including several NYC premieres. MIX ME A WALK is a both meditation and a holler, using stunning cinematography and rare archival fragments to offer up both the grandeur and the violence of nature. Wolves, coyotes, ravens, eagles, elk, bears, horses and bison may be the stars of this show, but these five films amply demonstrate why Renwick has been a star in the underground film scene for the past few decades. Discussion moderated by filmmaker Esther Robinson.

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 7:30 PM, ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10003
$9/GENERAL $7/STUDENTS & SENIORS $6/AFA MEMBERS
Join us for discounted drinks after at The Scratcher!

==PROGRAM==

The program begins with Red Stallion’s Revenge (16mm to video, 7 min., 2007), a remixed, re-scored 1943 western shot at the base of Mt. Shasta featuring the grudge match of the century between a horse and a bear.

We then leave the animals behind and enter the realm of humans and trees. Food is a Weapon (16mm & Super8 to video, 4 min., 1998) uses haunting logging footage from the 1940's, revealing old growth treasures looted for the war effort. A eulogy for trees.

Next up is the poignant Woodswoman (video, 10 min., 2010). One hypnotically watches the book Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille burning in a fireplace, and learns the place of the book in Renwick’s life, as well as the fate of Anne LaBastille.

Vanessa: "I hated the Trojan nuclear cooling tower 20 miles downstream from my Portland home, sitting on an earthquake fault line. I and many others tried to shut it down twice. It finally did get shut down, and then I read of its upcoming demise. PORTRAIT #2: TROJAN (16mm to video, 5min., 2006) was made because I knew I would miss it in the landscape. How could this be? It is true."

FULL ON LOG JAM (video, 16 min., 2010), a meditation on the forests of the Cascade Mountain Range in Northern Oregon, captures the grandeur of nature in a way that makes us all too aware of our human transience and vulnerabilities.

Hope and Prey (3-channel video, 23 min., 2010) features stunning wildlife cinematography of animals hunting and being hunted in a winter landscape. Wolves, coyotes, ravens, eagles, elk and bison are the stars. The dramatic, sometimes brutal nature cinematography is transformed through black and white, high-contrast recomposition and a hyper-dynamic score by Portland's infamous underground composer, Daniel Menche.

==ALSO==

And Sunday, April 10 UnionDocs and The Flaherty Co-Present
VANESSA RENWICK: THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF KICKASS
A retrospective of Renwick’s work 1983-2009.
Discussion moderated by Penny Lane.
At UnionDocs | 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 | 7:30 pm | $9
http://www.uniondocs.org/vanessa-renwick-the-oregon-department-of-kick-ass/

==BIO==

Vanessa Renwick’s iconoclastic artwork reflects an interest in place, relationships between bodies and landscapes, and all sorts of borders. She is a naturalist, born, not made: a true barefoot and cinematic rabblerouser. Working in experimental and poetic documentary forms since 1983, she has made over 45 films, videos and installations, shown widely and internationally at places like MoMA, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Kitchen, New York Underground Film Festival, Migrating Forms, PDX Festival, Kill Your Timid Notion, International Film Festival Rotterdam and The Viennale. She’s won many awards over the years, including the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film at the Ann Arbor Festival and First Place in the Peripheral Produce 2001 World Championship Invitationals. As the director of The Oregon Dept. of Kick Ass, Renwick booked, programmed and toured The Lucky Bum Film Tour to over 70 venues across the U.S. and Canada, with Bill Daniel. Renwick is represented by PDX Contemporary Art. (www.odoka.org)

"One of the cornerstones of Portland's remarkably fecund scene for moving-image art."
Ed Halter, Rhizome

"Filmmaker and curator Vanessa Renwick invites us to contemplate death, and to do so with a proper mix of wrenching horror and ecstatic wonder."
Holly Willis, L.A. Times

"Renwick is one of the city’s most venerated filmmakers, having portrayed in more than 20 films everything from nude bicyclists (The Yodeling Lesson) and gray wolves (Critter) to poetic portraits of now-gone local landmarks (Portrait #2: Trojan) and biographies of cantankerous fellow outsider artists (Richart)."
Brian Libby, The Oregonian

==MODERATOR==

Esther Robinson is an award winning filmmaker/producer. Her critically acclaimed directorial debut A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory took top prizes at The Berlin, Tribeca and Chicago film festivals and is available on The Sundance Channel, Netflix and iTunes. Other producing projects include The Canal Street Madam (Cameron Yates), Home Page (Doug Block) and the 1999 digital release of The Last Broadcast (Lance Weiler/Stefan Avalos). Esther is also a former program officer (The Creative Capital Foundation) and a non-profit entrepreneur (www.arthome.org)


Laura Marshallsay
Mon 11 Apr 2011Link

Public historian available for all types of film projects. I have the ability to research, conduct oral history interviews, and find those difficult-to-locate documents. Get those important facts right! Reasonable rates. Please contact me at: laura[dot]marshallsay[at]gmail[dot]com

Edited Tue 12 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Michael Collins
Tue 12 Apr 2011Link

Anyone looking for a work space?

We're sad to leave our great edit space in Park Slope (near F and G Train) but our production is ending and funding is gone. We've been very happy here for the past year. It's a big room in a building full of artist spaces, but most are doc filmmakers. It's $620 per month – a great price for the space. I don't know exact sq ft, (about 350 I think) but we have 3 workstations set up, a dining table in corner, a couch and coffee table – plus some filing cabinets.

Available May 1, give or take... contact me for pics or to come by and see it. It's 1713 8th ave. michael[at]thoughtfulrobot[dot]com

Edited Tue 12 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Amelia Hanibelsz
Wed 13 Apr 2011Link

Looking for a good cameraman in Dubai who can do sound for a french documentary company. Documentary will air on Arte . Has to be based in Dubai – with their own HD equipment . The shoot is scheduled for Monday the 18th of April and will consist of interviews and b-roll . Any suggestions?


Niam Itani
Mon 18 Apr 2011Link

A friend of mine, filmmaker, is looking for a space in NYC – walking distance from SoHo – for May & June. If you know of something plz email niametany AT gmail DOT com

thanks!


SUSANTA BISWAS
Mon 18 Apr 2011Link

Looking for a Hindi Voice Over artist either male or female at Kolkata. contact me at: susa1927[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Edited Mon 18 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Magdalena Hutter
Tue 19 Apr 2011Link

I am looking for a place to rent in New York City from May 8 – 18 – Lower East Side if possible, as close to E 3rd and Ave C as I can get. I need two beds in two separate rooms – an entire apartment would be perfect, but if anybody has two rooms to sublet, that could work as well.

I am also planning on renting a tripod (decent head, for EX1 or similar) for the same dates. I'll go with a rental house (and would love advice on where to go), but renting directly from another D-Worder would be great as well.

If you have any hints for me, please email me at mail (at) magdalenahutter (dot) com. Thank you!!!


Dean Hamer
Wed 20 Apr 2011Link

NEEDED: Spanish translator to make subtitles for a 1 hour documentary. Please contact DeanHamer[AT]aol[DOT]com

Edited Thu 21 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Barbara Rick
Fri 22 Apr 2011Link

Dean, do you know about dotsub ? Not sure if it would be useful in this case but might be worth checking out. One of the principals is on our advisory board for the ENVY project. I can give you his contact info if you think you'd like to get in touch with him.


Penelope Andrews
Fri 22 Apr 2011Link

Just in case anyone is looking for a nice 3 bed house in Seattle I have a friend who is renting her place out...in june she said its in a good area and cute its getting fixed up a little right now. She super cool and has moved to my area but wants to rent her house as she is here full time, I think its in $1600-1800 range and she says its a pretty classy place. Seems like a lot but I have no clue of the market in Seattle...if you want to know more I will put you in touch with her.


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 25 Apr 2011Link

THE FOLLOWING EVENT IS TAKING PLACE IN SILVER SPRING, MD -
JUST OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON DC:

The Docs In Progress Evening with an Expert series returns on Monday May 2. This program will focus on how brings filmmakers and other industry professionals to be engaged in an active distribution campaign for a social issue documentary, using the Emmy Award-winning Out in the Silence as a case study.

Filmmakers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer will return to Docs In Progress during a brief break from their outreach tour to discuss how they built a grassroots campaign around the film to help raise visibility and use the film as a tool for mobilizing action. Among the topics to be covered:

* Measuring tangible impacts through documentary screenings and discussions
* Building relationships with community partners
* Balancing "old-school" grassroots outreach such as radio interviews, local newspaper articles, fliers, and posters with "new school" methods such as social media, e-mail marketing, website and blog coverage, and online screenings.
* Strategies for fundraising, friendraising, and film sales for social issue films
* How making a difference and making a living through documentary do not have to be mutually exclusive concepts.

WHEN?
Monday, May 2, 2011
6:30 pm Networking and Refreshments
7:00 – 8:30 pm Program and Q&A

WHERE?
Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

REGISTRATION FEE?
$25 if register and pay online no later than 5 pm on May 2. ($20 for Docs Insiders*)
$30 if pay by cash or check at the door. (no discounts)

  • The Docs Insiders Program is an annual membership program. For an annual fee, Docs Insiders get preferred rates on Docs In Progress and partner progrms and access to apply for the Docs In Progress Fiscal Sponsorship Program.

TO REGISTER, VISIT THE DOCS IN PROGRESS WEBSITE.

ABOUT THE FILM
Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man, Dean Hamer, ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown. When the mother of a gay teen being tormented at a school in the town writes to Wilson, he is drawn back on a journey through love, hate, and understanding in rural America. Prior to its completion, Out in the Silence was workshopped through several Docs In Progress programs including Peer Pitch, Work in Progress Screenings, and One-on-One Consultations.

Out in the Silence has been playing the film festival circuit for more than 1 1/2 years, has been funded by the Sundance Documentary Fund, has screened on public television, and recently won a regional Emmy Award for Best Documentary. However, these kudos pale in comparison to the deeper impact the film is making in small towns across America as the filmmakers have taken it to community screenings one town at a time. The aim of this grassroots campaign is to expand public awareness about the difficulties that GLBT people face in rural and small town America and to promote dialogue and action that will help people on all sides of the issues find common ground.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Social activist and filmmaker Joe Wilson was frustrated by the limitations of traditional advocacy, and so he picked up a camera with hopes of reaching broader audiences with stories that inform and compel people to question and act. Wilson's work has been awarded winner of the Videomaker Magazine National Documentary Challenge, Audience Prize at the One-in-Ten Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among other recognitions.

Scientist turned filmmaker Dean Hamer joined the journalism field after being invited to discuss his research on AIDS, human sexuality, and behavior genetics on numerous television news shows. He set out to communicate complex scientific and social ideas through compelling documentaries. Hamer's debut film, The Preacher and the Poet (also an alum of the Docs In Progress Work-in-Progress Screening Program), was a winner at the PBS/Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival. His work also has been awarded the Audience Prize at the One-in-Ten Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among other recognitions. Hamer also has worked on productions for the BBC, Discovery Science, and network news channels. He has written three award-winning books, including The Science of Desire, which was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year" in 1994.

Wilson and Hamer are partners in filmmaking as well as life, having produced over a dozen pieces for their company, qWaves.

While this talk will not include a full screening of the film, Out in the Silence can be viewed online on Hulu or SnagFilms or can be purchased on DVD or digital download through their a variety of sources.


Molly Knight Raskin
Tue 26 Apr 2011Link

Hi D-Word folks.
Looking for a production assistant with solid LIGHTING experience for a day-long shoot in Cambridge/Boston on May 3rd. We're making a short video tribute to a victim of 9/11 – shooting mostly interviews, some b-roll – full day. Possible second day the following week (May 9th)
PA must know how to beautifully light an interview and be willing to jump in to help carry equipment, setup etc. Day rate approximately $300-400, depending on experience.
(* We'll be shooting with a Sony EX 1R, and using a Kinoflo Lighting Kit: (1) 4x4 (4 bank), (2) 2x2, 3 C stands, 3 arms, gobbles, small ballasts, DAYLIGHT AND TUNGSTEN BULBS, extension cords)
If interested, please e-mail me at: mollyraskin[AT]msn[DOT]com
Thanks!

Edited Tue 26 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Felix Endara
Wed 27 Apr 2011Link

BRANCHAGE FILM FESTIVAL is looking for Films!

The next Branchage International Film Festival will take place 22 – 25 September 2011. New work is what makes the festival really come alive.

Enter your film to be a part of it – the Branchage Programming Team want to see your creative talent!

We will take submissions of both feature films and short films, they can be fiction, documentary, art films, music vids or any indefinable cross over of the above.

Any length | Any genre | Any style

Learn more about the festival here:

http://www.branchagefestival.com/about-branchage/a-bit-about-branchage/

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: 1st February 2011

REGULAR DEADLINE: 25th April 2011

LATE DEADLINE: 25th May 2011


Rob Rooy
Wed 27 Apr 2011Link

Over the last several months, a local woman has transcribed something like 150 hours of footage for me. She's amazingly fast and accurate. She's interested in doing more, and I'm not going to have enough to keep her busy. So if anyone needs a reliable and reasonable transcriptionist, email me and I'll introduce you.


Yoni Brook
Thu 28 Apr 2011Link

Looking for a Portuguese-to-English transcriber/translator for interview & verite footage. Preferably located in NYC, but can be remote as well. Please contact yoni (at) ybpix.com


Hemal Trivedi
Thu 28 Apr 2011Link

I know it is a bit last minute but I need recommendations for a NY / NJ based PA tomorrow. We are going to be in Camden, NJ. It is a whole day shoot from we will leave at 10:30 a.m. and should return by 9:00 p.m. E-mail me on hemal_triv@yahoo.com Thanks Hemal


Jan Kriv
Thu 28 Apr 2011Link

In reply to Melanie La Rosa's post on Thu 1 Nov 2007 :

Hi, I'm not sure if you still looking, but here is the company I represent, we would be glad to have your business, and if you know that someone else is looking, please recommend us for their transcription services. http://www.transcriptioninstitute.com
We've done a lot of caption work, video work, etc... We will be glad to provide references


Roselly Torres
Fri 29 Apr 2011Link

FILM WORKSHOPS IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN: Third World Newsreel Spring Evening Workshops Start May 3rd, 2011!

Walk-in seminars on production topics you need – from production planning and distribution, to new media production, sound recording and more. All classes are $20 ($10 for low income) unless otherwise noted. The workshops take place at Third World Newsreel. Register now by emailing workshop@twn.org.

Tuesday, May 3rd, 6:30PM
Kick (Start) Me
Roddy Bogawa speaks on using crowdsourcing to fundraise, and all the effort (and "killer rewards") needed to make it work. Having raised raised more than $20G Kickstarter in forty-five days for his new film Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis he should know! Bogawa's work Some Divine Wind, Junk and I Was Born, But... have screened in dozens of film festivals, gallery and museum venues including Sundance, MoMA and the Whitney Biennial. He is also a professor in media arts at New Jersey City University. ($20/10 low income)


Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30 PM
Sound Recording: Tips for Better Results and New Gear
An intro to getting decent sound and a look at some of the more popular mixers, hard drive recorders and radio mikes. Whether working with the 5D, the 900 or your tiny FS200. Facilitated by JT Takagi, recordist/filmmaker with gear courtesy of Professional Sound Services. ($20/10 low income)


Stay tuned for more! – Production Planning, Marketing and Distribution and a Master Class with Sam Pollard!

All Classes held at:
Third World Newsreel
545 Eighth Avenue, 10th Flr
between 37th and 38th Streets
1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Times Square
212 947-9277 x 15
RSVP and info – email workshop@twn.org


Jeff Justice
Sun 1 May 2011Link

Producers/Collaborators Sought: Doc Film On People Living In Cars

Hi there,

My name is Jeff and I am a first-time filmmaker. I have been filming footage of people living in cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs since last fall. I also live in my SUV and film my experience too.

Not having gone to film school, I am seeking producers and collaborators with filmmaking experience to help transform this footage into an actual film.

Here’s why you should work with me:

-Having worked on a major political campaign, I know how to make and confirm definite commitments with excellent follow though
-I live in my SUV making me all the more able to earn trust among fellow vehicle dwellers
-If I am able to make this film, because I live in my SUV, it will be an amazing underdog story
-I am an emerging YouTube personality. My videos have received almost 13,000 views in just 3 months, with almost 700 YouTube friends and 125 subscribers (I have not lost a subscriber yet). The channel is: jeff4justice
-I have hours and hours of original/unique footage on this topic
-I have researched this topic extensively
-This is a timely topic because of the economic crisis

Here’s what I have filmed:

-6 Interviews of people living in vehicles
-2 Interviews of government workers & elected officials who have been engaged with this topic
-5 interviews with people working in nonprofits serving homeless people living in vehicles
-2 interviews with local residents in neighborhoods with people living in vehicles
-2 interviews with local representatives of neighborhood groups in neighborhoods with people living in vehicles
-1 interview with a police officer
-1 town hall meeting on this topic

All interview subjects signed media releases forms.

I have also filmed various footage of vehicles that appear to be lived in, traffic scenes, and various filler footage.

Here’s where I have filmed:
Walnut Creek, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Venice/L.A. – all in CA

Here’s what I need to film more of:

-2 interviews with women living in vehicles
-2 interviews with families living in vehicles
-More racial/cultural diversity of interview subjects
-More in-depth follow along of 2-3 people/couples/families living in vehicles

Also, I just learned of a lawsuit involving people living in vehicles VS. the city of L.A. regarding laws that outlaw living in vehicles. Footage of the court events would be great too!

Equipment used:
-Kodak Zi8 camera
-Audio Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Clipon Mics

A 15 minute clip preview is available.

Like documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth, Out In The Silence, The Cove, and Food Inc., this documentary has great potential be utilized as a platform for social movement to advocate for safe parking programs (similar to what exists in Santa Barbara and Ventura), the repeal/modification of laws illegalizing sleeping in vehicles, and a network of support for people in this situation.

Thank you for your consideration.

-Jeff Girard
530-329-3501
I am currently in the L.A. area

Background:

-Started first visible/viable LGBT group in anti-LGBT Yuba-Sutter area (north of Sacramento) in 2003, led it though end of 2007
-Volunteer recruiter/trainer with NO on 8 campaign in 2008
-Produced NO on Prop 14 Theatre viral vids in 2010
-Employed as security guard over 5 years – this means I have great FBI and CA Dept. of Justice background checks


Doug Block
Mon 2 May 2011Link

Nice presentation, Jeff. Good luck to you.


Koen Suidgeest
Mon 2 May 2011Link

What a great project! I hope you find someone Jeff.


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