Beth – if you can't find someone locally, I may be able to fly there from Scotland for around 280 pounds return... :-)
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Wanted to announce a big event at the Museum of the Moving image next week:
TABLOID with Errol Morris in person
Preview screening and discussion.
Tuesday, July 12 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Morris digs deeply into a sensational and salacious news story about Joyce McKinney, a former beauty queen turned tabloid queen whose alleged kidnapping and rape of a Mormon in England in 1977 made her a pop culture sensation. Morris examines McKinney’s own account of her life and her fame, uncovering the workings of obsession and scandal.
Tickets: $15 public / $10 Museum members / Free for Silver Screen members and above. Call 718 777 6800 or order online.
For more info on the Errol Morris's America series: http://www.movingimage.us/films/2011/07/12/detail/errol-morriss-america/
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue
Potential interns, take note and apply if you fit the bill. And shoot me an email if you know anyone great for this!
Rescued Media, the Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based production company behind the documentary Brooklyn Castle (view the trailer here http://brooklyncastle.com) is looking for a smart, diligent, detail oriented intern to help with administrative duties. These include (but aren’t limited to) data entry, database management, merging large contact lists, getting releases from film subjects completed, light writing and other duties, as they arise. Candidates should be able to work 2-3 days a week as needed for two to three months. A stipend of $250 per month will be provided. College students may also receive course credits, provided your school allows for them (and you sort out the paperwork yourself). To apply for the position, please send a resume and brief cover letter to brooklyncastleintern (at) gmail (dot) com.
Attractive, useful furniture & equipment for sale at
reasonable prices in our Union Square office.
July 11th-13th 10am – 6pm
- 2 beautiful iMacs
- 1 Epson Stylus CX6600 Printer
- Canon PC920 Copier
- SONY Trinitron 27” TV
- JVC DVD & SONY VHS Players
- File cabinet, office chairs, supplies, coffee maker, clocks
- Effectively cool Sharp & Haier air conditioners
- Beautiful, atmospheric artwork
- And much, much more!
I'm shooting an interview near Fort Lee, New Jersey on July 14th… and I'm concerned I might not have enough time to light. I don't need someone with a lot of experience… I just need help with the setup.
Please write, kerrigan at mac.com and give me an idea of your experience, full day and 1/2 day rate.
Looking to sell my panasonic hpx170 (almost mint condition) with a 32 gig and 16 gig card and two large batteries. Finished shooting my new film on it, and don't need the camera any more. Will take best offer. Please email me at joshuazweinstein \at/ gmail.
I would like to license high quality(HD if available) B roll of the rich and famous. Specifically, I am looking for huge yachts, mansions, shots of corporate jets, etc. If you do have any such footage or know where I can obtain such, I would be delighted to hear from you at your earliest.
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I'm posting this for a good friend, Jackie, whose daughter is moving to London:
Two recent university grads from the States are looking for a flat in London. Both have jobs at starting salaries, (one at a law firm in Hammersmith and the other at Reuters in Canary Wharf) and are looking for a (furnished) flat on a convenient tube line for both. Would appreciate any leads and/or a suggestion of a real-estate agent who could be helpful. Arriving in London July 18th and can begin looking at flats then. Thanks!
Please email: Jackieleop(at)aol(dot)com.
In reply to Bill Kerrigan's post on Thu 7 Jul 2011 :
Re assistant job:
I have someone... Thank you.
Hello – I'm in need of a local Hawaiian DP to shoot at Pearl Harbor the week of July 25th. Shooting on the EX-1 using the Letus35 Extreme 35mm Lens Nikon Adapter. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
Please email: email@example.com or call: 646.400.9417
In reply to Barbara Rick's post on Wed 6 Jul 2011 :
Do you have specs on the iMacs? How much are you askin?
In reply to Daniel Zana's post on Mon 11 Jul 2011 :
It's a beauty-– 2009 Mac OS X 10.6
2.4GHz Intel Core 2Duo with 2GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
DocuClub in July!
Our July DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).
This month, we will screen a rough cut of Quel Souvenir by Danya Abt. In 2003, construction was completed on a pipeline that stretches a thousand kilometers from the oil fields of Chad to the beaches of Cameroon. Funded by oil giants Exxon, Chevron and Petronas, and politically insured by the World Bank, the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline was a beacon of hope to the Chadian and Cameroonian people. It promised to spread prosperity and opportunity through some of the poorest communities in the world. *Quel Souvenir* follows the path of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline to witness its lasting effects, featuring the compelling individuals who live along its path. From the fishing ports of Kribi to oil installations of Doba, the stunning diversity of the landscape through which the pipeline passes reflects the many different Africans who live with it daily. Despite their differences, the communities along the pipeline speak with one voice to ask “If the land is so rich, why are we so poor?” As the world looks increasingly to Sub-Saharan African to satisfy its thirst for oil, this timely film asks what is the human cost of this extraction, and how oil effects the struggle for survival, the fight for democracy and the dream of peace. To see a trailer, please go to: http://danyaabt.com/?p=95.
Director/Producer Danya Abt’s desire to use film to create a more just and peaceful world has driven her from her native Detroit to the bayous of Louisiana and as far as the deserts of Central Africa. Her films have been featured at the MoMa in New York, the Detroit Institute of the Arts and a variety of community gathering places to generate dialogue and inspire social change. Most recently, Abt served as Senior Video Producer for GRITtv with Laura Flanders. Her work will be included as part of PBS syndication in the fall.
Our moderator will be Chi-hui Yang, a film programmer, lecturer and writer based in New York. As a guest curator, Yang has presented film and video series at film festivals and events internationally, including the 2011 MOMA Documentary Fortnight, 2008 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (“The Age of Migration”), Seattle International Film Festival, Washington D.C. International Film Festival and Barcelona Asian Film Festival. From 2000-2010, he was the Director and Programmer of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, the largest showcase of its kind in the U.S. Yang is also the programmer of “Cinema Asian America,” a new On-Demand service offered by Comcast and currently a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture and History.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
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NAVIGATING HD POST
New dates for the next seminars.
August 1 and August 8, 7 to 10 pm
Do you really understand HD? What CODEC should you be working in? What's the difference between HDV and HDCam?
Whether you are an editor, assistant editor, post production supervisor, producer or director,
improving your ability to navigate your offline and online edit using HD technology is important. We can help.
Go into the edit suite with an upgraded and refined understanding of the process and the technology.
Avoid expensive mistakes at the online. Finish your project on time.
Jon Fordham and Evan Anthony have designed a three-hour seminar that will answer your questions, address your concerns and enhance your entire post experience, whether you are working with AVID, Final Cut or whatever will take Final Cut's place.
The seminar will examine the following topics:
Sequence settings, frame rates, frame size, CODECs, file-based footage and AMA (P2, XDCam, RED), the difference between 1080i, 1080p and 720p, HD versus SD and more.
With over 40 years combined experience as online editors and colorists Jon and Evan's documentary work includes an Academy Award, 4 other Oscar nominations, is regularly represented in major film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Toronto, Hot Docs, South by Southwest, Silver Docs and others. Their documentary work is also regularly seen on HBO, PBS, ABC, CBS, NAT GEO and virtually every other cable outlet for documentaries.
Jon and Evan can also tailor the course to meet your specific needs.
A better grasp of the technology will empower you.
For more information or to schedule your seminar contact:
Jon: Jonf at framerunner.com
Evan: Evan at framerunner.com
Fee: $240 (Negociable)
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I am interested in transcribing audio interviews for anybody. I worked for Filmmaker Magazine, and have a lot of experience in transcribing interviews that ran anywhere from 10 minutes to nearly two hours. I am very astute, and would transcribe it all, then listen to it again to catch anything that slipped by me. My fee would be $2 a minute, so if the interview is 30 minutes, it would be $60. However, I am open to negotiations.
Please let me know if there is anything you need to be transcribed and would like my services.
Hello. Fixing The Future, broadcast last November on PBS, is now expanding the story to a theatric length. We are documenting a story this week in Baltimore, MD and need a local Production Assistant to assist at $150/ day plus expenses. Nothing too complicated; some driving, navigation and meal time advice. Driver's license is a necessity. Please write, email@example.com, or telephone, 917-856-2027.
Great Doc Camera, Panasonic HPX 170 (Mint) Complete kit w/original box – $2693
Looking to sell my panasonic hpx170 (mint condition) in original box with all manuals, a 32 gig and 16 gig p2 card, two large batteries, and a Tiffen UV filter . Finished shooting my new documentary on it, and don't need the camera any more Would also be willing to offer the camera as part of a trade for wireless sound gear and/or manual still photo lens.
See Full Craigslist add:
On very short notice, I need an intern or production/technical assistant in the Boston area – this Wednesday and Friday, from noon till 4 pm each day, at the MIT Media Lab. Main duty will be to watch over a locked-off camera position – and reframe occasionally if the staging warrants it. So a modicum of tech experience is a plus. 240.446.5317
I'm producing a shoot on July 30th in NYC. We already have two Sony Z7Us that we'll be shooting with, and we're looking to hire a person with a Z7U to be the third camera, or just rent the camera. Anyone have a Z7U still or know someone who does?
Good People of the D-
I'm in the process of finishing my first feature doc, about a memorial run across America (http://www.filmforthefallen.com) – but I am posting today because I'm looking for assistant editing work, in an effort to build for the future and pay the bills. I've been Apple-certified in FCP7, but more importantly I'm a hard worker and eager to learn. I worked at Miramax for several years, and before that assisted D-Word co-host, Doug Block, while he was making "51 Birch Street".
I'd love to talk to anyone and everyone about any openings or leads of which you may be aware, in the NYC area. The humble beginnings of my reel can be found here: http://vimeo.com/user7458495/videos. My email is ajmck08 [at] gmail [dot] com; phone is 646.662.0565.
Thanks very much,
Docs In Progress has two programs in Washington DC tonight and tomorrow...
Thursday: Documentary Appreciation Salon
at Modern Times Coffeehouse (Politics & Prose Bookstore)
"Documentary Film Legacy on Reality TV"
This salon series brings together filmmakers and documentary film aficionados to discuss and debate great issues in documentary cinema. Each salon will focus around a particular sub-genre of documentary and use clips from documentary films and questions from the moderator to spur reflection and discussion. This salon's topic will focus on how documentary has influenced and is influenced by "reality" television. Now an almost default setting for mainstream entertainment, Reality TV emerged in the early 1970s as a highly experimental and controversial mode of documentary expression. This salon focuses on Reality TV’s intersections with different trends in documentary filmmaking, how the mode has shifted over the past four decades, and its current place in the broadcast industry. Groundbreaking programs such as PBS’s An American Family (1973) will be central to the discussion. We are pleased to welcome guest facilitator, Josh Glick. He is a PhD candidate at Yale University in the departments of Film Studies and American Studies. His research and teaching interests are focused on the history and theory of American documentary film, Hollywood, and race and representation in popular media.
WHEN? Thursday, July 21 from 7:30-9:30 pm
WHERE? Modern Times Coffeehouse at Politics & Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC 20008)
FEE? This is a free program. We encourage you to purchase delicious food or drink from our sponsor, Modern Times Coffeehouse.
Seating is limited so we recommend you RSVP through this link.
Friday: Documentary Work-in-Progress Screening
at The Documentary Center at the George Washington University
Screening of Beth Murphy's THE LIST
Now in its seventh year, the Docs In Progress work-in-progress screenings provide an opportunity for local and visiting documentary filmmakers to screen their rough cuts to a general audience and get valuable feedback. Facilitators from Docs In Progress moderate a feedback session with the audience after the screening. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film. The next film to be screened is Beth Murphy's The List. The film follows Kirk Johnson who, after leading reconstruction teams for the U.S. government in Iraq, returns home only to discover that his Iraqi friends and colleagues are being killed, kidnapped or forced into exile by radical militias... all because they worked for the United States trying to help rebuild their country. Stunned by fear-mongering and stagnating bureaucracy that prevents these Iraqis from being rescued, Kirk begins compiling a list of these allies and, one by one, helps them find refuge and a new life in America.
This program is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
WHEN? Friday, July 22 from 7:00-9:30 pm
WHERE? George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st Street, NW – Room 309 Washington DC 20052)
FEE? $10 suggested donation. Cash only at the door. No advance tickets or RSVPs.
More info on both programs at http://www.docsinprogress.org
We have an offline suite available for the foreseeable future. System is running software-based Avid Media Composer 5. Your rental includes access to our assistant editorial staff to handle technical issues, room rental, access to phones and internet, cleaning, utilities and common amenities. We are flexible on length of rental and start/end dates. If you'd like more information or to request a quote, I can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK, same project (Fixing The Future) is now looking for field sound recordists in the Philadelphia/ Chester, Pennsylvania area. Any recommendations?