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Robert Richter
Thu 24 Jan 2008Link

Looking for an intern for our doc production company. Based in mid-town Manhattan. Check our website to see what we've done: www.richtervideos.com. Several projects are now in house. Screen credit for responsible and reliable intern.


Adam Hyman
Tue 29 Jan 2008Link

Hi all,

I'm looking for skilled fixers in the following countries, for a doc on genocide. Feel free to write me directly if you know anyone.
Rwanda
Guatemala
Bosnia (Sarajevo)
Serbia (Belgrade)
Kosovo (Pristina)
Germany (Berlin based)
South Africa (Johannesburg)(Yes, I know there was no genocide there)

thank you for your help!

best,
Adam Hyman
JTN Productions
ahyman@jtnproductions.com


Stuart Harmon
Thu 31 Jan 2008Link

IN SEARCH OF DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER

Hi all -

I've wrapped up a rough cut of my first documentary film titled, "The Money Stone," and I'm in search of a NYC based producer to help finish the project. The film explores the world of illegal gold mining in Ghana, West Africa and looks at its impact on the people and the environment. The film was workshopped last November at the IFP Rough Cut Lab in NYC and has already gained some interest.

Ideally, I'm looking for someone experienced and who has a passion for film about human rights and development in Africa. More specifically, I'm looking for someone who will help secure completion funds, aid in the creative process of bringing the film to picture lock, and help in bringing the film to festivals and through distribution. Most importantly, I'm looking for someone to become part of the team who wants to see the film be successful and get the word out about the topic. Compensation will be provided once funding is secured.

Visit www.moneystonefilm.com for more info about the film. Please email all inquiries to swhfilm@yahoo.com.

Thanks!

Stuart Harmon
swhfilm@yahoo.com
www.moneystonefilm.com


Nina Davenport
Fri 1 Feb 2008Link

Hello Everyone-
I need some help. I am looking for an ASSISTANT EDITOR/ASSOCIATE PRODUCER to start Immediately.

I am an independent documentary filmmaker looking to hire a full-time employee to help me with logging and digitizing footage, cutting rough sequences, solving a myriad of technical problems, paying bills, writing grants, running errands, etc.  In short, assistant editing AND associate producing work. 
I have made four feature-length documentaries:  Operation Filmmaker, opening at IFC Center in June; Parallel Lines, Always a Bridesmaid, Hello Photo.  I am now starting another personal documentary, the sequel to Always a Bridesmaid, and need someone to help me jumpstart that process.

Please send resumes to ninadavenport@earthlink.net with ASSISTANT EDITOR/AP in subject line.
for more about me:  www.operationfilmmaker.com
<http://www.operationfilmmaker.com>


Julia Welbourne
Fri 1 Feb 2008Link

Hello-
Just wanted to repost this on behalf of the company I work for:

Brooklyn based documentary company Flicker Flacker Films seeks experienced, talented, dynamic people for the following positions for a feature-length documentary about immigration for theatrical release and national broadcast:

- Associate Producer
- Production Coordinator
- Business Manager (part-time)

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Duties include: assisting in casting, working closely with producer/director and key characters, and communicating with network. Must have a proven track record with at least 2 years experience on feature-docs (not reality TV). Highly organized, outgoing, professional, detail-oriented, fearless, and, if possible, mellow. Multi-lingual a plus.

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: Responsible for organizing all the logistics of shoots: local, out of state and international. Communicating regularly with shooters and field-producers. Must be sharp, highly organized and detail-oriented with a strong knowledge of equipment, insurance, and releases and permits. Bonus points for a good sense of humor.

BUSINESS AFFAIRS (part time): Experience with budgeting, line-producing, payroll, insurance, HR, Quickbooks. Must understand the intricacies of managing the books and deliverables.

This project will start in mid-late February 2008 and continue through the summer.

Please email cover letter and resumes to julia@flickerflacker.com if you are interested.

Thanks!


Richard Burnsed
Sun 3 Feb 2008Link

The Sacramento International Film Festival is coming March 29 to April 6 and we want you to be a part of it. Inspired by local filmmakers' contributions last year in our component of the 48 Hour Film Festival we are inviting you to make a submission for Current TV.

Current TV is a network started by Al Gore that features viewer generated content. Instead of the networks telling the people what is news, the people are telling the network what the news is.

for more information:
http://www.ncwfonline.org/id61.html


Sarah Park
Tue 5 Feb 2008Link

ISO: Jacksonville, FL camera person, sound person to shoot at a breast cancer conference from Feb 22 to 24.

Email me at park@thcn.com for details.


Matt Dubuque
Wed 6 Feb 2008Link

Might anyone have a reasonably priced copy of The Technique of Film Editing by Karel Reisz for sale? I would prefer the first edition, but the second edition would also be acceptable.

Thanks!


John Burgan
Wed 6 Feb 2008Link

Try http://www.abebooks.com/


Robert Goodman
Wed 6 Feb 2008Link

Why? Are you planning on cutting workprint? If you want to learn how to edit read Walter Murch's book or mine "Editing Digital Video." My co-author and I wrote it to replace Karel's fine book which was great when we were cutting on flatbeds with workprint.


Matt Dubuque
Wed 6 Feb 2008Link

Hi-

I'm currently studying the Technique of Film and Video Editing in its 4th printing, by Ken Dancyger. It has an excellent history on how different editing techniques are featured in different genres and how technological changes have impacted editing decisions and styles.

It's an extraordinary book and is at:

http://tinyurl.com/2f4t7z

He cites Karel's book as a deep inspiration and I need to study it. I am extremely serious and thorough about what I am doing and I can't afford to gloss over all the great cinema before video was invented.

My view is that quality editing is to a substantial extent independent of the medium. Alternatively stated, if I immerse myself in the study of the editing techniques of Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Resnais, Welles, Goddard and Fellini, I will be serving my interests well. I will never achieve my idea of greatness in cinema without mastering what each of these masters was all about.

Edited Wed 6 Feb 2008 by Matt Dubuque

Matt Dubuque
Wed 6 Feb 2008Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Wed 6 Feb 2008 12:30 UTC :

Thanks John. Much better than spending 80 dollars!

Much appreciated.


Robert Goodman
Thu 7 Feb 2008Link

Then you should read Eisenstein. Karel took his tiny bit of editing philosophy from him. Most of the book is about the mechanics of editing film. Another series of books worth reading are by EDWARD DMYTRYK. Called "On Screen Directing" "On Film Editing" etc.


Boyd McCollum
Thu 7 Feb 2008Link

Another good book would be "Story" by Robert McKee. Don't forget, editing is storytelling.


Richard Burnsed
Sun 10 Feb 2008Link

Nor-Cal Filmmakers, Show your chops!

The Sacramento International Film Festival is giving people two chances to screen work. One is the 48 Hour Film Festival where teams complete a short movie in 48 hours.
http://www.ncwfonline.org/id42.html

The second is Current Visions. In conjunction with Current TV, Filmmakers are asked to submit a 10 minute documentary for screening. The documentaries can be about on any topic including: Bio, Humanities, Politics or other. The top documentaries will also be picked up for broadcast by Current TV.
http://www.ncwfonline.org/id61.html


Matt Dubuque
Mon 11 Feb 2008Link

Thanks Gentlemen, I appreciate it!

Yep, clearly Eisenstein is key. I'm really enjoying the war films of Humphrey Jennings; the way he combines music with a documentary (Listening to Britain) and poetry with a documentary (Words for Battle) is masterful. And although he clearly is influenced by montage, Jennings is singularly British as well.

I'm also enjoying how King Vidor weaves sound and scene in Our Daily Bread and his work generally (The Crowd).

And I remain a serious devotee of Bunuel and his editing throughout his very long career.

I'm interested in exploring new avenues in what role sound plays in a documentary and how to weave that into the editing process. Any reading suggestions you might have along these lines would also be warmly welcomed.

Thanks for all the help!

Edited Mon 11 Feb 2008 by Matt Dubuque

John Burgan
Mon 11 Feb 2008Link

If you're enjoying the Jennings, a must-read is Dai Vaughan's "Portrait of an Invisible Man: The Working Life of Stewart MacAllister, Film Editor". Remember that "Listen to Britain" credits Jennings and MacAllister as co-directors.

It's the single most inspiring book on editing documentary I know, written by the most experienced documentary editor in the UK. It's out of print, but you can still find copies via websites like http://www.abebooks.com

Edited Mon 11 Feb 2008 by John Burgan

Matt Dubuque
Tue 12 Feb 2008Link

Thanks John, I'm enjoying the heck out of Jennings. That fellow is masterful in so many ways and way, way ahead of his time.

That's an awesome tip about McAllister. Thanks!

Matt


Simon Fred
Wed 13 Feb 2008Link

The Streaming Festival is now accepting submissions for its 3rd edition in October 2008.

Deadline for submissions is 01 September 2008.
Accepted genres are documentary, animation, video art, flash and narrative.
No entry fee.

Send submissions through postal service, or provide a website link with a preview to the submission.

The Streaming Festival is an international artfilmfestival on the internet. Films are presented full screen on streaming servers with high image quality.
The 3rd edition will start in October, and lasts four days. The Streaming Festival is based in the Netherlands but has no geographic boundaries. Viewers can visit from any location in the world, at any given time and plug into one of the festival streams.

Online submission form : http://www.streamingfestival.com/submissions/
Website : http://www.streamingfestival.com


Anthony Giacchino
Thu 14 Feb 2008Link

Hello all . . . I'm working on a project in which I would like to use entries from an old diary I've uncovered. However, I'm having the hardest time reading a large portion of what the person wrote. Does anyone out there know of a good hand-writing expert who may help me "translate" the entries? Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!


Adam Hyman
Fri 15 Feb 2008Link

Hi all,

Still looking for experienced fixers for PBS documentary for:

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Jo'burg, South Africa
Guatemala

Please reply directly to me if you have any recommendations or resumes.
ahyman@jtnproductions.com


Doug Block
Sat 16 Feb 2008Link

To "Anonymous Please", we've deleted your post because we have a policy at The D-Word that no one can post anonymously. We're not censors – if you identify yourself, and are willing to confirm it should we feel the need, then feel free to post it again.

Edited Sat 16 Feb 2008 by Doug Block

Jo-Anne Velin
Sat 16 Feb 2008Link

Adam, for Guatemala, you can probably get a good lead from Jan van Bilsen who is based in Nicaragua but has worked all over South America for 25+ years. He is/was a member of D-Word but I've not seen him post here. I know him from 2-pop, 6 years ago. Please share my best regards. This is the last email I have for him. bilsen@ibw.com.ni and if you google his name you'll notice his credentials...


Erica Ginsberg
Sat 16 Feb 2008Link

Docs In Progress is partnering with NomadsLand to curate a special international edition of our popular works-in-progress screenings. After a worldwide call with excerpts from the finalists posted on the NomadsLand.com website, we have selected two documentary rough cuts to be screened and critiqued by a live audience with out-of-town filmmakers participating in the discussion via Skype.

WHEN? Sunday, February 17 at 6:30 pm. The screening will end no later than 10 pm.

WHERE? Busboys and Poets 2021 14th Street (at V Street), NW Washington DC. Closest Metro: U Street/Cardozo Metro Station. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT LOCATION FROM OUR USUAL WASHINGTON DC PROGRAMS.

HOW MUCH? $5 (cash only, at the door). Cost includes the screening and discussion only. Food and drink are available at cost from Busboys and Poets.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

COMRADES by Dean Hamer
Struggling against 5000 years of Confucian tradition and a communist government that views any type of organizing with suspicion, China's gay community is finding novel ways to fit into the fabric of modern society without hiding who they really are.

CASA (HOUSE) by Luis Alaejos and Raúl Díez Alaejos
In what was once the tallest building in all of South America, 1500 neighbors of all social classes co- exist. This is a portrait of Montevideo's Palacio Salvo and its occupants: artists of little and great renown, recent arrivals attracted by the building's bohemian atmosphere, those who want to leave, but can't, and those who are the ghosts of a building's faded past.

Please come join us and pass the word on. Filmmakers and non-filmmakers alike are welcome to attend and participate.

More at http://www.docsinprogress.org


Lucia Duncan
Sat 16 Feb 2008Link

I'm looking for a Spanish speaking boom operator in the San Diego area. Must have a valid passport. Shoot is March 1st to approx. March 10th. Will fly with a charter plane from San Diego to the San Ignacio Lagoon where the majority of the shooting will take place. Return will be by plane, if we're lucky, or by bus (14 hrs). Can pay $600 plus all expenses. Two-person crew, this is the fourth shoot. I'm an MFA student at the U. of Texas, Austin, and this is my thesis, a documentary about eco-tourism (whale watching), environmental conservation, and the displacement of local people. If interested contact luciaduncan@gmail.com. Or if others on D-Word know of people who might be interested, let me know!


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