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Lowell Ing
Sun 18 Feb 2007Link
VIDSTER THIS ONE

The first vidster video festival will take place in Hawaii on Labor
Day weekend
2007.
Vidster This is based on the pixelvision video festival that takes
place every NOVEMBER in Venice CA and tours to Santa Monica, San
Francisco and Echo Park every year.
In keeping with the spirit of PXL THIS,
www.indiespace.com/pxlthis
there are no entry fees for submission although donations are
appreciated.
Vidster is a camcorder sold by Mattel designed for children. In the
seventeen
years since the introduction of the pixelvision 2000 camera, the
pixelvision
camera has become a highly sought after camera by filmmakers who have
embraced
its technological shortcomings, low resolution black and white video
with an
image that doesn’t even fill the screen and whose audio track has the
background
sound resembling a vacuum cleaner. Most pixelvision cameras are sold
via auction
websites like eBay. The cameras sell anywhere from 75 dollars to 600
dollars and
they are no longer being manufactured.
The Vidster camera has the same limitations of low-resolution imaging
but this
time the picture is in color and the sound quality is much improved.
The camera
also has a rudimentary zoom feature. The vidster requires only four
AA
batteries to power up compared to the six needed for a pixelvision
camera. In
the spirit of the pixelvision camera, the Vidster camera has a
difficult to use
battery compartment. You need a Philips screwdriver to remove the
battery cover.
Vidster camera through seemingly in short supply as seen through the
bidding on
eBay is very much available in stores like Toys R Us and Circuit City.
The list
price has been raised 20 dollars from 59 dollars to 79 dollars but
this camera
is much more affordable than the Pixelvision camera is now. Buy two
cameras, one
to use and another as a spare.

The vidster camera has been designed to be very friendly for computer
editing
systems.
The video or still pictures are recorded to SD memory cards. You can
expand the
video storage capacity of the card by switching to a higher memory
sized card.
The camera comes with a 32 mb card, enough for six minutes of video.
Although the camera only comes with video editing software for Windows
Computers,
Mac users do not need to worry. All a Mac user needs to do is to
attach the
camera via the USB port; Power on, switch to playback and the camera
appears as
a drive called “No name”. Open the drive and drag the contents of the
folder
100Media to a folder in your computer. You can easily import these AVI
clips to
Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
The AVI QuickTime video files are 320 by 240, the perfect size for the
iPod or
UTube.

The submission requirements:

Videos should be doubled in size to 640 by 480 pixels.
Video should be outputted in the Quicktime DV codec and burned as a
file onto
either a CD or DVD ROM.
Please keep your videos under twenty minutes. The festival reserves
the right to
request an edit to a shorter length or to show an excerpt at the
festival.
Please do not send your only copy or Master tape.

All genres are open to Vidster video submissions: Documentary,
narrative,
personal, rants raves.
I also need help in spreading this call for entries far and wide so
please forward to all media makers.

Mail DVD’s or CD’s by August 1, 2007 to

Doug Ing
1522 Alewa Drive
Honolulu HI 96817

Contact Douging@aol.com

Cyber Breed
Thu 1 Mar 2007Link
{erased by cyberbreed Thu, 01 Mar 2007 22:51:11 GMT}

Ben Kempas
Thu 1 Mar 2007Link
Huh? I don't get it.

Please use your real name when posting here.

Davin Hutchins
Fri 2 Mar 2007Link
*Release Source: NomadsLand LLC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

www.NomadsLand.com – a new Internet platform for social issue
filmmakers – launches its Alpha site, prepares for growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feb. 17, 2007 - NomadsLand.com – an internet video
platform for social issue filmmakers – has launched its Alpha website
in its mission to offer alternative distribution for cinema with a
social message.
Like YouTube and Google Video, anyone – from professional filmmakers
to video enthusiasts – can upload their films to www.NomadsLand.com.
The company will host feature films, documentaries, music videos and
satire for free – as long as the film seeks to make a social
commentary, stimulate political conversation or encourage some social
action.
“NomadsLand is many things to many people,” says founder and CEO Davin
Hutchins. “Its an entertaining information site, an informative
entertainment site, a window to the world, but above all, a forum for
social ideas and ultimately a grass-roots campaign for change.”
Although much of the video can be viewed for free, www.NomadsLand.com
will offer secure downloads and rentals on premium films featured on
the site, sharing 50 percent of its revenues with each director.
Among the initial films being distributed on www.NomadsLand.com are
Dhruv Dhawan’s From Dust and Davin Hutchins’ The Art of Flight. From
Dust, a touching documentary which examines the socio-political
aftermath of the Asian tsunami, premiered at the Tribeca Film
Festival, HotDocs, OneWorld Human Rights Film Festival, Dubai
International Film Festival and the Kara Film Festival.
The Art of Flight is a guerrilla documentary tracing the trail of
Sudanese refugees from Darfur to Egypt and their tales of survival.
The film premiered at AFI Fest Hollywood, International Documentary
Festival Amsterdam and the Bangkok International Film Festival. Other
films explore topics such as homelessness in San Francisco, belly
dancing in Egypt and the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Human
Rights.
“Most independent films are grossly under-distributed,” says Hutchins.
“One of the main goals of NomadsLand is to assist filmmakers who were
short changed after their festival run. Through viral e-mail, search
engines and RSS, they can reach a vastly larger audience. Likewise,
film aficionados can see quality films they’d never see otherwise
without sifting through a cloud of amateur video. We think films can
make a lasting impact of they ‘permanently premiere’ for people who
care deeply about these issues.”
“Not everyone is a born storyteller. But everyone has a story. We want
to provide the resources and royalties to develop an ever-growing army
of raconteurs which can help return mass media back to the masses,” he
says.

# # #
MEDIA CONTACT:*NomadsLand Press Relations, press [at] nomadsland.com,
(202) 470-0875.

Doug Block
Sat 3 Mar 2007Link
hi davin, welcome, but please refrain from double posting. everyone
sees everything here.

Agnes Varnum
Tue 6 Mar 2007Link

Hi D-Worders! I'd like to welcome you to the theatrical premiere of BLOCKADE and AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER at Film Forum in NYC from March 14 - 27.

BLOCKADE (2005, 52 min.) by Sergei Loznitsa
During the siege of Leningrad, hundreds of thousands died in one of the longest battles of World War II. This compilation film uses newly discovered silent footage and a meticulously reconstructed soundtrack to place us in the middle of the streets as the citizens attempt normal life while starvation and cold descend upon them.

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER (2004, 26 min.) by Irina Gedrovich
Gerhard M. was an amateur photographer sent to the Eastern Front as a German soldier. He took along a camera to record his combat experiences as he and his unit marched into the Soviet Union. Based on his wartime diary and photo album, Gerhard M. was later tried and executed for war crimes by the Soviet Union.

Tickets for the program go on sale online on March 7. For showtimes, directions and to purchase tickets, visit the Film Forum website.



Erica Ginsberg
Thu 8 Mar 2007Link
Fulbright Scholar Program for US Faculty and Professionals
The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering 12 lecturing, research or
combined lecturing/research awards in film studies during the 2008-
2009 academic year. U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 150 countries and all
regions of the world enjoy an experience of a lifetime, one that
provides a broad cultural perspective on their academic disciplines
and connects them with colleagues at institutions around the globe.

Awards range from two months to an academic year. Faculty and
professionals in film studies may apply not only for awards
specifically in their field, but also for one of the many “All
Discipline” awards open to any field. Grants are awarded to faculty
of all academic ranks, including adjunct and emeritus. In most
countries lecturing is in English, though awards in Latin America,
Francophone Africa, and the Middle East may require proficiency in
another language.

The application deadline for Fulbright traditional lecturing and
research grants worldwide is August 1, 2007. U.S. citizenship is
required. For other eligibility requirements, detailed award
descriptions, and an application, visit <http://www.cies.org>, or
send a request for materials to apprequest@cies.iie.org.

Agnes Varnum
Thu 8 Mar 2007Link
In case anyone in the NYC area missed one of 2006's best, OUR DAILY BREAD is screening again close by...

REAL TO REEL DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES @ CINEMA ARTS CENTRE OUR DAILY BREAD

Members $9 • Public $12 (w/reception & book signing) Advance reservations recommended

Guest Speaker: Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU. Author of What to Eat and Food Politics

“Superb! Part of the film’s brilliance is how it lays out the images and their wells of meaning with such cool deliberation.”— Manohla Dargis, NY Times

A mesmerizing and illuminating look at our brave new world of technological food production, Our Daily Bread screens at Real to Reel: Cinema Arts Centre’s ongoing documentary film series on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30pm. Discussion, book signing and wine and cheese reception follows the film with Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU & Author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health ,who will sign this & her latest book, What to Eat . Members $9 • Public $12 Advance reservations recommended: 631-423-7611 or CAC box office 423 Park Ave, Huntington

Germany, 2005, 92 min., color Director/writer/cinematographer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Co writer: Wolfgang Widerhofer

New York Film Festival • Grand Prize: Paris Festival of Films on the Environment • Best Film: ECOCINEMA

Full details at Cinema Arts Center.


Agnes Varnum
Fri 16 Mar 2007Link
Whoops, didn't mean for that to look like I was shouting!

Doug Block
Fri 16 Mar 2007Link
WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY, AGNES?


Dawn Scibilia
Tue 20 Mar 2007Link
D-Worders in Dublin Ireland
My doc, "Home" will screen on
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 2007 11:30 am
The Irish Film Institute
6 Eustace Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
This is a distributor screening for Irish and UK distribs. All U.S.
distribs have passed and I am assuming all the rest will too....
This is our final effort to find a distributor. I am now focusing on
self-distributing the dvd. We are in need of funding for it. "Home"
was completely self financed and I'm unable to continue financing
it. So if anyone is interested in seeing the film, or has any ideas
on who in Ireland we can approach for funding or invite to this
screening, please let us know. I don't have the funds to make it to
the screening, so I won't be there, but you can reserve a seat with
the co-producer, writer and narrator of "Home", Alan Cooke
call 086 179 1410 or email alanmcooke@gmail.com
For more info about the film check out
http://homethemovie.com
http://myspace.com/homethemovie
Many Thanks to all.

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 21 Mar 2007Link
DOCS IN PROGRESS – TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007

Docs in Progress is a bimonthly film series in Washington DC where
documentary filmmakers screen their works in progress for the public.
Screenings are followed up by a feedback session with the audience.
Tuesday night's screening will feature two films:

HIP HOP IS ALIVE by Michael Chu (10 minutes)
Hip Hop is more than just music for Dres tha Beatnik, an independent
Hip Hop artist and beatbox champion from Atlanta.

CONGO: HOPE ON THE BALLOT by George Lerner (57 minutes)
Elections finally come to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a nation
which lost an estimated four million people to a civil war largely
ignored by the world. But what does democracy mean to a society
still working to maintain a fragile peace?

WHEN? Tuesday, March 27, 2007, from 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805 21st
Street, NW Washington DC)
COST? $5 suggested donation (at the door)
MORE INFORMATION? See our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org or
contact us at (240) 505-8696 or contact@docsinprogress.org

These workshops are organized by Docs in Progress and sponsored by
The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. The
general public is welcome to attend.

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

Hanna Jakku
Thu 12 Apr 2007Link
Hopefully I post this under the right topic... However, I thought this
might be interesting to you all, since we have a new competition in
our programme:

MUSIXINE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FILM CONTEST IN FINLAND SEP 5-9, 2007

Oulu Music Video Festival introduces MusiXine International Music Film
Contest into its film programme, making MusiXine the burning point of
the upcoming festival. MusiXine adds a new dimension to the OMVF scene
that already includes music videos, special screenings and air guitar
battling. The contest will be arranged during the 14th edition of the
festival on 5-9 September, 2007.

MusiXine is a contest for films on music, music making and related
phenomena, and the MusiXine Main Award for the best film in tune
totals *10,000.

As an annual part of the Oulu Music Video Festival from now on,
MusiXine will showcase the latest trends in music film. The contest
will aim to encourage new film artists, their work and ideas, bring
out the music film as an art form and serve as a forum for screening
films on various music phenomena. In MusiXine, films will be evaluated
for their cinematic merit in the context of music film, and the most
important evaluation criteria for a successful work are the film's
insightful treatment of its topic and its artistic achievements.

More information on how to submit your film at www.musixine.com. Pump
up the beat and participate! You have time 'til 8 June, 2007.

For more information, contact
Festival Producer Hanna Jakku
Tel. +358 8 5700 500
hanna(at)omvf.net

Doug Block
Thu 12 Apr 2007Link
this is the right topic, indeed, hanna. thanks for posting this.

Amy King
Mon 16 Apr 2007Link
JOB OPPORTUNITY AT NPR - VIDEO PRODUCER
This looks like an amazing opportunity!
NPR.org is looking for a creative video producer and filmmaker with
passion and skills for working in multiple media to join the talented
team that is turning NPR.org into one of the premier news, music and
information sites on the Web. Help develop the stories and strategy that
translate NPR’s signature style of in-depth storytelling and journalism
to a new medium. This is a full-time union position in Washington, DC.
http://mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=54574&c=mbeajob

Michelle Coe
Thu 26 Apr 2007Link
Howdy Makers,

I wanted to let everyone know about our NYC Filmmaker Workshops (now
through the end of May). We actually have a great one on digital
downloads and internet outreach coming up next week. Details below.
D-Word members can register at the discounted rate.

Web 2.0: Downloads and Digital Distribution
When: Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: WMM’s office: 462 Broadway (between Broome and Grand in SoHo)

Web and online outreach experts Rick Bolton (filmfresh.com), Vanessa
Arteaga (jaman.com), and DEADLINE producer Katy Chevigny (Arts
Engine) will discuss new ways to utilize the internet to share your
film and reach a global online community. Moderated by WMM's Debra
Zimmerman.

For complete details and registration:
http://www.wmm.com/filmmakers/workshops_registration.shtml

Hope to see you!

cheers,

michelle coe

Agnes Varnum
Wed 2 May 2007Link
If you have some energy after Tribeca!
Screening announcement:

LOOKING FOR AN ICON Opens at Film Forum, May 9!
Tickets are available now for the upcoming limited engagement of
LOOKING FOR AN ICON screening with THE DAY YOU'LL LOVE ME (El Dia Que
Me Quieras). Both films examine the significance, from historical to
emotional, behind iconic photographs of the last century. CBC News
said of ICON, "Much more than the story of four photographs... It is
also an exploration of the meaning and importance of photojournalism
itself." The two-week run begins on May 9 at New York City's Film Forum.

Times, tickets and directions plus more on the films:
<http://www.filmforum.org/films/looking.html>

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 3 May 2007Link
Docs in Progress presents in Washington DC...

TRAILER MECHANICS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR FUNDRAISING TRAILER?
An All-Day Workshop with Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor
Saturday, May 12

More info in next hidden posting.

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 3 May 2007Link
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Landon Van Soest
Fri 18 May 2007Link
Introducing the BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE

Join us for the first meeting of the BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE at
Ad Hoc Art Space Tuesday May 29, at 7 p.m. Come enjoy beer and wine,
meet fellow filmmakers, and learn more about the collective’s upcoming
season.

BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE is a group dedicated to creating and
advancing an active filmmaking community in Brooklyn, New York. The
collective focuses on weekly peer workshops where members present
their works-in-progress and receive feedback, support, and ideas from
other group members. Films and videos created by BFC members are
promoted and marketed through special screenings at film festivals,
broadcast, galleries and theatrical outlets.

For more information, please visit our website:
www.brooklynfilmmakerscollective.com.

Directions: Ad Hoc is located at 49 Bogart Street, next to The Archive
coffee shop and Brooklyn’s Natural grocery. It is one short block from
the Bogart St. exit of the Morgan Ave. stop on the “L” train. The
front is painted red, you can’t miss it. For more info, visit their
website at: www.adhocart.org

Mohammed Naqvi
Fri 25 May 2007Link
I just wanted to promote the screening of my film "Shame" which
airs on Showtime May 31st at 9PM. Hope some of you get to see it.
Thanks!
Mo

SHAME-
This stunning documentary tells the true story of international
human rights icon Mukhtaran Mai, a Pakistani peasant who was gang-
raped and publicly shamed in her village, but used her trauma to
spark a legal revolution that exposed centuries of brutal tribal
conflict and government mismanagement.

Selected FIlm Festival's Official Selection:

Toronto International Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam
AFI Fest

Winner at Full Frame Festival and Chicago Doc Festival.

PREMIERS MAY 31st, 2007 on Showtime

Showtime May 31 9:00 PM
Showtime Too Jun 3 8:00 PM
Showtime Jun 6 6:15 PM
Showtime Jun 11 6:30 PM
Showtime Too Jun 12 5:55 PM

Here is the MySpace page for the film:
http://www.myspace.com/shamefilm

Here is the trailer on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Uh7a8nt8w

Here is the official film announcement on Showtime's website:
http://www.sho.com/site/movies/home.do?source=shocom_nav

Senain Kheshgi
Sat 26 May 2007Link
We are seeking an Outreach Director for our PBS/Sundance funded
documentary film, PROJECT KASHMIR.

From directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel comes PROJECT KASHMIR
– a feature documentary in which the directors, two American friends
from opposite sides of the divide, investigate the war in Kashmir and
find their friendship tested over deeply rooted religious biases they
never had to face in the US. PROJECT KASHMIR explores war between
countries and war within oneself by delving into the fraught lives of
young people caught in the social/political conflict of one of the
most beautiful, and most deadly, places on earth – Kashmir.

The goal of the PROJECT KASHMIR outreach strategy is to create
awareness and increase understanding of the conflict in Kashmir; to
generate interfaith dialogues in the United States and to encourage
communities to become active in organizations working to promote
conflict resolution, religious tolerance and peace building in regions
of conflict, especially Kashmir.

The Digital/Online Marketing & Outreach Director will work closely
with director/producers Senain Kheshgi and Geeta Patel to develop and
implement online PR, advocacy, and release strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Develop and implement online PR and content strategy for PROJECT
KASHMIR Campaign to amplify our reach online and to grow our e-
subscriber list ?

o Coordinate and e-produce house parties around the world.
o Research and implement web-based PR and marketing activities
including blogs, tagging, social networking, viral marketing, search
engine marketing, text messaging and other forms of electronic
communications.?

o Monitoring blogs and Web sites (South Asian, Conflict Resolution,
film, faith, human rights/social change etc.) to identify
opportunities for PROJECT KASHMIR campaign.?

o Update and maintain PROJECT KASHMIR presence on social networking
sites like MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, etc.?

o Develop new Web and organizational partnerships to publicize PROJECT
KASHMIR campaign - link exchanges with other sites, mailing lists,
website discussion areas, online newsletters, web press, etc.?

o Oversee Web site administration including attracting more user-
contributed content, updating sections of the Web site and overseeing
the upload of videos ?

o Create and send email newsletter ?

o Manage email database ?

o Set up affiliate marketing relationships and liaison with DVD
distributor and fulfillment house

o Evaluate and report on the popularity and effectiveness of the
campaign and Web site traffic?

o Additional duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will have:?

o Enthusiasm and passion for PROJECT KASHMIR, the issues at its core,
and spreading the message around the world.?

o Interest in online engagement, public interest advocacy or
campaigns, film, as well as experience in an Internet or web-based
role, including online organizing, Web site development, implementing
online campaigns, online PR, blogger outreach.
?
o Familiarity with Kashmiri, Indian, Pakistani, Hindu, Muslim
communities is a bonus.

o Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel),
web publishing tools, as well as Internet research skills?

o Ability to juggle multiple tasks under deadlines

o Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in
written format, with staff, media and external partners
START DATE: July?

TYPE OF POSITION: This is likely a eight-month part-time position but
could be longer (beginning with a trial period)?

LOCATION: ideally LA or NYC but not necessarily?

SALARY: Commensurate with experience
Please send a resume, a cover letter about why you would like to work
on this project, and contact info for three references to

Senain@dishoompix.com

Amy King
Mon 4 Jun 2007Link
Hey D-Worders - don't miss out on SILVERDOCS 2007! It starts next
Tuesday, June 12!
We can offer the AFI member pass discount to D-Word members - just
email Registration@SILVERDOCS.com and Violette will give you the
discount code.

SILVERDOCS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY CONFERENCE
June 13-16
An unprecedented gathering of filmmakers, documentary private and
public media, distributors, commissioning editors, media innovators,
and the philanthropic community.

2007 FEATURED PANEL STRANDS AND WORKSHOPS:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Ted Leonsis, philanthropist, new media innovator
and film producer

“FILMANTHROPY”— A NEW WAVE OF ACTIVE MEDIA ALLIANCES
Explore links between filmmakers, non-profits, NGO’s and
philanthropists with principals from ACE: Animal Content in
Entertainment, Active Voice, Amnesty International, Arts Engine,
Center for Social Media, Ford Foundation, Global Fund for Children,
Global Giving, The John D. and Catherine T. MaArthur Foundation,
OneWorld, Participant Productions, Shine Global, The Sundance
Institute Documentary Fund, WITNESS, Symetra and more.

FUTURE OF REAL 2.0— RIGHTS, READINESS & REVENUES
Web 2.0 and the expanding interactive on-line world: What cutting edge
tools does every filmmaker need and where is the money? Join
executives from AOL True Stories, Amazon/Customflix, Jaman, Joost,
NETFLIX, Open Media Network and Revver.

US PUBLIC TELEVISION—A HANDS-ON GUIDE
Join executives from PBS, CPB, ITVS, LinkTV, APT, NETA, National
Minority Consortia, and producing stations, along with commissioning
editors from P.O.V., WideAngle, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and
INDEPENDENT LENS as they explain the ins and outs of public
television.

INSIDE DISCOVERY
Get the inside scoop on commissioning and programming priorities from
top development and production executives at Discovery Channel, TLC,
Animal Planet, Discovery Studios, Discovery HD Theater and Discovery
PlanetGreen.

THE BROADCAST SCENE: Hear what ARTE-France, BBC, Discovery, The
Documentary Channel, Canada, HBO, National Geographic, PBS, Sundance
Channel, YLE have to say about the future of documentaries on
television.

Plus:

•*Project Greencode: Rising to the Challenge of Eco-Ethical
Production
•*Creating a Fundraising Blueprint with Debra Zimmerman, Women Make
Movies
•*ACE: Animal Content in Entertainment Pitch for $10,000
•*SILVER SESSIONS: small group meetings with Conference registrants
may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis for small group
meetings with international funding, distribution and media executives
To view the full Conference schedule, go to:
http://silverdocs.com/idc/full-conference-details/

More info: 301.495.6750 or Registration@SILVERDOCS.com

Jj Mccabe
Fri 29 Jun 2007Link
SAGAS IS STILL HIRING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS

Quit wasting your time working 3 day jobs that have nothing to do with
filmmaking. You can actually earn money shooting interviews with
people in your community by working with SAGAS.
We launch to the public with a nationwide marketing campaign on August
1st, but we are paying for demo videos nationwide right now to test
our systems, so sign up now!
www.sagas.com/interview

In case you still haven't heard of us, here's the story:

Dear Videographer,

We are proud to announce SAGAS, a new and exiting company that offers
customers the ability to record personal history video interviews with
individuals and small groups anywhere in America. You can think of
Sagas as the 1-800 Flowers for locally recorded video interviews and
interviewers.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to join the SAGAS Family
http://www.sagas.com/interview.htm . This is a way that you can
develop an additional income stream by working in your free time.

SAGAS was founded by David Hoffman, a veteran documentary Filmmaker
with over 40 years of experience ( www.thehoffmancollection.com). He
has made over 200 films and has won about every national and
international award including Emmy's and the Cannes Critics prize.

Shortly, we will begin promoting SAGAS nationally. SAGAS will build a
national brand, supported by a professional marketing campaign. This
is an independent contractor relationship. We consider our
videographers our partners.

When SAGAS receives an order, we will email the job description to
each registered Videographer that is willing to work in the area code
that the interview will take place. The first response accepting the
job will get the job. SAGAS will be careful not to over saturate the
videographer pool in any given location. This will ensure that
registered interviewers get their fair share of the work. So register
soon.

Shooting a Sagas video interview is simple. It is a one hour
interview; the entire call should not take more than 3 hours. No
editing is involved. When the Videographer accepts the job, they
receive the subject's contact information, and a one-page paper from
the customer that describes questions or topics that the customer
would like raised. The shoot style consists of an informal interview.
The videographer will sit in front of (and to the side of) their Mini
DV camera which is mounted on a stationary tripod. No lights are
required. The finished unedited miniDv tape will be sent directly to
Sagas who will pay within three days of receipt and review. Sagas
will pay $250 for each interview with an additional premium applied in
certain areas. Sagas has created a variety of training and self-help
tools, including demo interviews conducted by Hoffman. These should
help you to become a more skilled interviewer.

In two months, Sagas will go live and begin offering its services to
customers across the nation. We will begin promoting SAGAS nationally
so if you are interested in trying this out, please register now at
http://www.sagas.com/interview.htm

Best regards,


J.J. McCabe
SAGAS

Randy Bell
Thu 5 Jul 2007Link
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
The Tank is a non-profit visual and performing arts organization
located in the heart of Tribeca that is currently accepting rolling
submissions for our two monthly film series New York Experimental and
New Documentaries.

Film @ The Tank
The Tank's film and video series screen new work from emerging
filmmakers and video artists, as well as films and videos from
established independent image-makers. We screen all genres and lengths
on 16mm, DV, DVD, and VHS, including live multimedia performance events.
The mission of The Tank is to provide a welcoming, creative,
collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists
engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost,
high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to
cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic
discourse, and the work of emerging artists.

Submissions
To submit a film for consideration, please mail a DVD (if possible
without menus), pertinent production information, a description of the
work and a short artist biography. The suggested submission fee is
$5.00, but no artist will be turned away due to lack of funds. For
questions and information requests please contact Susan Agliata at
susan@thetanknyc.org.
Along with accepting submissions for our two main festivals, we take
general submissions, which are accepted at any time and are taken into
consideration for independent screening or other festivals. For
further information please email film@thetanknyc.org.

Mail New York Experimental submissions to:
Susan Agliata
The Tank: New York Experimental
P.O. Box 2026
New York, NY 10013

Mail New Documentaries and General Submissions to:
Randy Bell
The Tank: Film
P.O. Box 2026
New York, NY 10013

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