Hello. I'm shooting a feature in Eastern Washington state some time this summer. I'm curious if anyone can point me towards the best grip and electric rental house in Seattle. If there is even more than one. I'm looking for a good deal on a 5 ton package and a 500 amp genny. I'm also looking for local talent in the grip and electric departments. I know this isn't strictly along documentary lines, but I thought I'd give this forum a try, as I'm striking out in other places.
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Hi Holden, I recommend Anne Seidlitz, I have worked with her several times on similar projects. I have forwarded your listing to her. Good luck!
Is anyone in need of audio post production services for their documentaries? I work independently as well as with a world class post production studio called Clatter&Din studios. I was recently lead sound designer for the feature films "Safety Not Guaranteed" and "Eden" which did extremely well at Sundance and SXSW respectively. I have also worked on a number of documentary projects including a 50 minute doc called "Uncertain Ice" which you can find a clip from on my website.
I hope to hear from some of you soon.
Award-winning director is seeking an editor for a major high-def PBS documentary with an airdate. Post production to begin shortly.
Willing to consider editors with all levels of experience, but you must be able to work in a team environment, on our site, and you must be fast on FCP 7.0.3
Please respond with current bio or CV to email@example.com (rfilmprod [at] gmail [dot] com
My podcast "The Real Stuff" is a series of one-on-one interviews with the makers of unscripted tv & film.
There is a new one posting today and it was a lovely conversation, I hope you will find it interesting too!
Please check it out on my website: www.darrencoyle.com
My guest this episode is Ray Foley.
Ray is a documentary director and producer working in New York.
In reply to Elizabeth Westrate's post on Wed 28 Mar 2012 :
Thank you so much Elizabeth. I started to work with Joanna Rabiger and will let the group know how it goes. So far she has been more then quick with her communication and full of wonderful ideas! Thanks for the recommendation of Anne.
Seeking fiscal sponsorship for a documentary film made in or about the
American South? Look no further... The Southern Documentary Fund is
accepting proposals for new projects thru April 15th:
(If you miss our April 15th deadline, don't worry. We review proposals
quarterly – Jan 15, April 15, July 15, Oct 15.)
The Southern Documentary Fund is based in Durham, North Carolina, and
serves independent media makers from around the Southeast and beyond.
We connect documentary artists with resources and audiences through:
networking events, screenings, seminars, project consults, and fiscal
sponsorship. Follow us and our great sponsored projects via our
website, Facebook and Twitter (links below).
Join our community of Southern docmakers!
Executive Director, SDF
10 years of nurturing Southern storytelling!
on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SouthernDocumentaryFund
on Twitter – @SouthernDocFund
If anyone is looking for a nice Sony EX-3 package, we are selling ours right now and it includes the camera, two lenses (the 14x stock lens and the wide angle lens) plus some other goodies (full list of items in the hidden section).
Everything is in great condition and well taken care of. If you would like any more information you can contact me through eBay or send an email to elgin [at] backtrackfilms [dot] com
For those of you who teach college/film school students, I'm looking for a summer intern to help us out this coming summer. I'm working with a graduate school that relies heavily on doc-style video in its curriculum. I've attached the job description. Feel free to share with your students or distribute to your campus film department list.
I am currently seeking a MARKETING/OUTREACH INTERN to assist with outreach for our documentary film, WORDS OF WITNESS.
WORDS OF WITNESS follows a young female journalist navigating historical times in Egypt. It premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012. We are currently gearing up for our US premiere.
A minimum commitment of 3 months is required for all internships 10 hours a week. Candidate should have his/her own laptop. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. After 3 month internship is completed, this position has the potential to lead to a long term paying job.
Depending on your interest, responsibilities may include:
+ Work directly with the Director and the Distribution and Outreach Coordinator
+Assist with administrative tasks around screenings
+ Extensive knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, and other Social Media
+ Coordinate events and screenings
+ Research and contact educators, community organizations, social justice institutions, activists, and filmmakers on outreach, content, networking, and various opportunities
+ Candidate should have good oral and written communication skills
+ Comfortable working on Mac environments and with applications like Word, Excel, internet, Mail, etc.
+ Ability to think outside of the box and multi task while paying close attention to detail
+ The ideal candidates will be highly motivated self-starters, able to work independently and collaboratively
+ Knowledge of Arabic is a plus though not a requirement
DocuClub Screenings: Next DocuClub Wednesday April 18th at DCTV!
This month, we will screen a rough cut of MEXICAN DREAM. Our moderator will be Vanessa Erazo of New York International Latino Film Festival.
MEXICAN DREAM is about one group of indigenous migrants who change a pastoral but poverty-stricken life in Mexico for a new home in a small meatpacking town in Minnesota. It introduces several families from an impoverished agrarian community in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. It also presents a Midwestern meatpacking town that was at the center of a crushing national defeat of the meatpacker’s union during the Reagan administration, where the Mexican migrants have formed their own community that exists uncomfortably alongside the mostly white population.
A mix of observational documentary and montage with reportage via interviews and several inter-titles shows how the strong sense of community amongst these immigrants perseveres in the U.S. while the anxieties of working class life set in. The social effects on the families of migrants back home are profound. MEXICAN DREAM brings these pressing issues to light and humanizes the denigrated, undocumented “illegals.” It also discusses how these same anxieties haunt the long time white community. Shot on both sides of the border, it shows the contradictions in many Americans’ ideas about immigration
and how Mexican society has accepted it as a convenient outlet for decades.
About the filmmaker:
Jon Wetterau (Videography/Co-Producer) has worked on documentary productions in various roles in India, Central America and Cameroon. He initiated and photographed ONE COUNTRY, CAMEROON; TWO QUARTIERS. He has directed two other projects in his native Queens, New York City and has a work-in-progress about Americans gentrifying San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
About the moderator:
After having spent several years working for various film festivals—such as the International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area, the International Contemporary Film Festival of Mexico City(FICCO) and the Havana Film Festival New York—in a variety of roles, Vanessa Erazo now acts as the Documentary Programmer at the New York International Latino Film Festival. She has curated films on a wide range of topics such as human rights, autism, sports, adoption and homelessness. Until recently, she served as the Programming Co-chair for the New York chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. She is also a regular film contributor for Remezcla—an online Latino culture guide. Vanessa holds a Master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in Political Science from San Francisco State University.
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:
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Stay abreast of DocuClub’s latest: twitter.com/docuclub.
Looking for a shooter in NASHVILLE April 20th. Interview and b-roll, prefer Canon 5D, 7D, or T2i. Drop me a line if you are interested or have a recommendation. margaretlongley(at)gmail(dot)com
Buy your tickets now to the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival!!
Los Angeles D-Worders:
Two great Doc U event coming up next week. I've managed to arrange D-Word discounts for both:
DOC U: TRAILER MECHANICS WITH FERNANDA ROSSI
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 FROM 9:30AM TO 6PM
THE ANNEX, SANTA MONICA
Your trailer should be the ultimate pitch, the one thing that sells potential funders on the potential of your project. A fundraising trailer can make or break your film. We want you to stop guessing what works and what doesn't.
IDA has asked internationally renowned author, speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi to host a full-day workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors to help make your trailer all that it can be. In this workshop, held on the 3rd floor of The Annex in Santa Monica, you will learn the foundational story structures for fundraising trailers, and hear some of the most common mistakes filmmakers make when crafting their proposals, budgets, and trailers. This workshop will also give you a chance to see Fernanda's work applied to actual trailers, with before and after examples and a few of the successful fundraising trailers.
IDA is offering a limited number of discounted tickets to D-Worders using code "DWORDTRAILER". Buy tickets here
Seriously people, if you're working on fundraising trailers, you need to take Fernanda's class
DOC U: YES, BUT IS IT ART?
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 AT CINEFAMILY
With the growing popularity of documentary film, many have admirably seized on the power of non-fiction storytelling to affect change around social and political issues. But in all the discussion about content and impact, have we forgotten to explore documentary as cinema, as art? In a lively conversation about how they mobilize aesthetic choices to generate meaning, filmmakers discuss stylistic strategies, creative inspirations, story structure, and the tension between form and content.
On Wednesday, April 18 join Caroline Libresco, Senior Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival, as she moderates a discussion with filmmakers whose documentary work not only delivers a powerful message, but also storytelling impact through visual imagery.
IDA is offering D-Worders the IDA Member discount rate, which you can get by using code "DWORDDOCU" when buying tickets here
I'm holding a big open house equipment sale Saturday April 21 in Manhattan (w 38th st.)
I'm helping a domestic violence nonprofit (Makers of Memories) unload a bunch of film equipment that they bought but do not want or need. There is a long list so I have attached a PDF of the items.
Some of these items are currently being used and are marked as not for sale but if you're interested in anything in particular let me know and I can see if we can part with them. Otherwise they should become available within a month.
We are looking for about 75% of the purchase price for these items but are open to negotiation.
Tell your friends!
In reply to Charles Farrell's post on Sun 15 Apr 2012 :
Can you give me more information about the time and location of the sale? Is it possible for you to set aside equipment? I'm very interested in a few items and can stop by on Saturday to pick them up at the sale. Thanks – email@example.com
Looking for NYC indie producers who would like to gather regularly to screen, share resources, and support each other. Please contact me if you;re interested and if you're already meeting, can I join?
We have $5000 credit with Panavision for sale for less than its value. Open to offers. Contact me directly if you're interested. Thanks!
In reply to Rachael Morrison's post on Mon 16 Apr 2012 :
Hey everyone, we are going to have to reschedule the big equipment sale to Saturday the 28th. I hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone too much. Same items are avaliable, come check them out.
More details (exact address, start time) to follow.
See you on the 28th!
My name is Jenny, I'm a second year doc MFA student at Hofstra with a BFA in film from UCF. I looking for an internship this summer. I'm not above slavery, but as a poor, starving graduate student paid is preferred. I've interned with Supermarche (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3) and have done (and am doing) several independent projects.
I speek geek, comfortable and confident editing, shooting, researching or writing... I can get a mean cup of coffee. I've had festival experience, marketing, social media, etc. Basically, I want to be around other artists, learn what I can, meet who I can and eventually become one of you.
Here's a documentary I did finding my biological mother , and here's a spec trailer of my current film about the death of my father. Willing and excited to learn anything. Those are both reflexive, but I've done and will do other types.
Please let me know if you're looking for someone, or if you know of someone needed extra help.
TV_Talk06 at mac dot com
Any recommendations for a post house that will capture about 100 HDV tapes at a reasonable rate?
I hate to do this but we are postponing the equipment sale this Saturday again. More details to come
A friend needs a DP willing to work a short time for nominal pay to contribute to a really great cause. Read below:
Writopia Lab, a non-profit that offers creative writing workshops for kids ages 8 to 18, is producing 85 plays in a two-week Off-Broadway run, May 8th to 20th. We are looking for someone to shoot all 12 performances. Each night consists of six to eight 10-minute plays. Actors will not be mic'ed, so we'll have to hang some mics or run some digital recorders to get sound.
We can pay you a stipend for this work. You will be contributing to a life-changing experience for these kids. For more information about the project, please see writopialab.org/plays.
Hey there, everybody! I am a third-year cinema student and am looking for a summer job/internship. Really, I am looking for an experience that will help me move further down the path to becoming a documentary filmmaker. I have no money, so I can't buy gear and make my own stuff yet, but I have a lot of experience with professional, prosumer, and consumer HD cameras as well as Super 8mm and 16mm. I am proficient at FCP 7 and have experience in Premier Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, and FCP X (though I hate FCP X) and am learning Avid. I have an experimental background but am in a very mainstream commercial position at my university right now, so I have experience on both sides of the spectrum. I work very well with others but also by my self. Does anyone need an extra hand or brain this summer? even if you're traveling and need someone to take care/keep track of your equipment I would be down for that (I just need the experience of being involved with a professional production so I feel more sure of the whole process when I start my own next year)
Anyway, I hope everybody is having a great day. If any of you are interested, contact me at K[dot]R[dot]Hallagan [at]Gmail[dot]com
[Kevin, as this is one of our few public forums, I've removed your full email address to keep it away from spambots]