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Jo-Anne Velin
Mon 19 May 2008Link

nicole (depending on what you are paying he may do this himself but usually he's way too busy).. please contact a friend of mine – he's a professional cameraman and director but will know someone... Tolga at kutluaytolga@gmail.com – he's ace; I just copied him your note.


Leila McCullough
Mon 19 May 2008Link

OPERATION FILMMAKER premiering at IFC Center in New York!

Starts June 4th and runs until June 17th.

In the wake of Operation Iraqi Freedom, American actor Liev Schreiber had an idealistic thought: rescue an Iraqi film student from the rubble of his country and bring him to Prague to work on his new film, Everything is Illuminated. What promises to be a heartwarming tale quickly becomes a mirror of the complex intercultural realities that have plagued the United States' war in Iraq. Director Nina Davenport sets out to document Schreiber's well-intentioned effort but soon finds herself embroiled in an escalating power struggle between herself as filmmaker and her young Iraqi subject.

Check http://www.ifccenter.com/film?filmid=60780 for more information or to buy tickets online.


Tony Comstock
Mon 19 May 2008Link

Comstock Films seeks an editor's assistant/intern.

Technical Requirements: Basic working knowledge of FinalCutPro

Duties: Digitization of footage; synchronization of audio and video, basic logging and organization of footage.

Our approach to filmmaking is, both techincally and creatively, idiosyncratic, so adaptablity is as important as technical expertise and experience. A great opportunity to see a critically and financially successful independent production shop from the inside out; a great foot-in-the-door opportunity for a creative and energetic person.

Our films are sexual/erotic in nature. You will not be working with explicit footage, but must be comfortable with sexual themes.

Additionally, this job may not be a resume builder for all candidates. You will learn a lot and be treated well, but that may not immediately translate into future opportunities with other production companies. Please be ready to explain what you see yourself getting out of working with us.

This is not a paying position at this time.

Please contact peggy at comstockfilms dot com


Jason McGeown
Thu 22 May 2008Link

NEW ONLINE DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL

joiningthedots.tv is a completely new documentary channel. It uses the power of broadband to bring the best documentaries on-demand, direct to your home. We specialise in intelligent, thought provoking films that challenge preconceptions and provide a more coherent picture of the way we live today.

Whatever you are interested in – politics, love, war, culture or religion – joiningthedots.tv brings together a unique collection of films to present a stimulating alternative to the formulaic programming of modern day broadcasters.

We are looking for quality documentaries for the site. We do not aggregate content for the sake of it and therefore we are very choosy about the films we acquire. We are a pay-per-view / subscription site and work with content holders on a revenue share basis.

We have launched with 60 fantastic titles and will be adding 5 – 10 per month.

We are partnered with The Independent newspaper in the UK, who will be running a version of jtd via their website. We will be marrying their editorial excellence with our filmic storytelling by embedding links and trailers in their editorials, which have similar subjects to the films.

All films are piracy protected and territories that may have already gone can be geo-filtered. For the strongest of films we acquire, we will offer the option of selling DVDs via the site. We also have a partnership with Picturehouse cinemas in the UK. They will screen one of our flagship films on a joiningthedots.tv / Independent branded night in a UK wide release every six weeks.

For more information contact:

Jason McGeown
Head of Acquisitions
joiningthedots.tv
6 Baseline Studios
Whitchurch Road
London W11 4AT
UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7221 7221 / +44 (0) 1225 426 856

Email: jason@mercurymedia.org

Websites: www.joiningthedots.tvwww.mercurymedia.org


Felix Endara
Thu 22 May 2008Link

Eighth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival WORLD PREMIERE!

Arts Engine is pleased to announce the world premiere of the EIGHTH ANNUAL MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL in New York City!

WORLD PREMIERE
@ IFC Center

Join us for the world premiere of the eighth annual Media That Matters Film Festival! Be among the first to see the 12 inspiring short films we selected this year. There will be Take Action tables AND a chance to meet the festival filmmakers!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
7-9 pm
IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd Street
New York, NY

Buy your tickets today at www.movietickets.com!


Suzy Spivey
Wed 28 May 2008Link

Looking for a videographer/filmmaker to help me film a documentary at the pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico in mid-July. I will be documenting my experience in a workshop done at the pyramids on Finding Your Authentic Voice. I have no budget other than covering expenses, so would like to find someone who is interested in an adventure and partnering with me to create something magical! Here's a link to information on the trip.

http://www.onecommunityprograms.com/events/featured-event/

I've been producing a local access cable show, but have limited experience in filming. So I would be very grateful for any advice, suggestions, contacts.

Thanks,

Suzy


John Burgan
Wed 28 May 2008Link

Check out these articles about location filming, one in Latin America, the other in Africa.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/video_on_the_road.html

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/one_man_doco.html


Suzy Spivey
Wed 28 May 2008Link

Thanks, John! These articles are an excellent resource.


Jamie Cochrane
Mon 2 Jun 2008Link Tag

Hi guys,

If anyone is in need of transcripts, please contact me at Jamie@multimediatranscripts.com

What we do for you:

We offer accurate and bilingual transcripts with time codes. Although we do digitize your tapes for you if needed, we also provide you with a way of uploading your footage online so that you do not have to pay for couriering costs. We guarantee our clients’ transcripts within a 24-48 hour period and are flexible to your needs.

What we provide for you:

We, at Multi-Media, know that creating a “paper cut” of your footage is time consuming and inconvenient. We also know that paying an editor to work with you in an edit suite for several hours, just to do the initial organizing of your footage, becomes quite expensive. We decided to help our clients by providing them with a free tool to do preliminary work from your home, office, or anywhere you have an Internet connection. We provide a free online tool that allows non-fiction filmmakers to upload their footage online, view their footage alongside their transcripts, avoid the hassle of tapes, work when and where they want, create a complete editing script and machine readable EDL online, create, organize, and reorganize clips, and work with colleagues globally. Our clients benefit from their ability to prepare and organize their editing scripts free of cost before entering an editing suite, reducing both time and expenses. We also invite our clients to store their footage, transcripts, and EDLs online as portable portfolios to share with colleagues and collaborators.

Our Invitation:

To show you how useful our service really is, we are offering you a free thirty-minute transcript on us and 10% off your entire first project. To reserve this offer, register on www.RoughCutOnline.com today and this offer will be available to you until August 31, 2008. Once your transcript is complete, you will be able to begin using our rough cutting tool for no additional costs.

If you have any further questions, feel free to email or phone me at 416-977-3489 and I will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.

Thank-you,
Jamie Cochrane
Project Manager
Multi-Media Transcripts, Inc.
416-977-3489
Jamie@multimediatranscripts.com
www.RoughCutOnline.com


Ben Kempas
Mon 2 Jun 2008Link

Wow, that gives "online" editing a whole new meaning.

But hey, having all my interviews transcribed in 24 to 48 hours? I'd love that. Last time, my interns needed many weeks to get it all done...


Jamie Cochrane
Mon 2 Jun 2008Link

Your poor interns ;)

We really try to be as accommodating as possible to the needs of our clients. If you are in a really big hurry and need something done in 24-48 hours, we will rush to have it at the most convenient time for you.

Yes, the online tool sure puts a spin on things. I would love for you guys to check it out and tell me what you think of it because it is a relatively new tool that we have designed and we are still working to improve it in anyway we can, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

You can actually play around with it a bit without registering by going to www.RoughCutOnline.com and click on "Learn more" and then click on "try it now".


Julia Welbourne
Wed 4 Jun 2008Link

DOCUMENTARY INTERNS NEEDED

Documentary production company seeks hard working, good-humored interns for assistance in rigorous casting for a feature length documentary about Naturalization in the United States. Applicants should be outgoing, reliable and organized with excellent personal skills.

This position is initially unpaid but future paid employment is likely for the right candidate.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: meg@flickerflacker.com


Robert Richter
Thu 5 Jun 2008Link

We're looking for a reliable intern for our documentary production/distribution office in mid-town Manhattan.
Check us out at www.RichterVideos.com and if interested, email rrprod@aol.com


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 5 Jun 2008Link

Docs In Progress returns to Washington DC with a new set of screenings on
Tuesday, June 10. The public is welcome to join us and the filmmakers
as we screen two documentary works in progress and ask for your
feedback on the films. While audience participation is encouraged, it
is not a requirement for attending.

We'll be screening:

A 63 minute rough cut of RACHEL IS (by Charlotte Glynn)
A personal film about the filmmaker, her family, and her sister
Rachel, who is developmentally disabled and is transitioning from
school to living in a group home.

preceded by a 10 minute trailer by a DC-area filmmaker:

THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE: THE ART OF ESTHER KRINITZ (by Nina Shapiro-Perl)
A seamstress recounts on fabric her survival of the Holocaust.

WHEN? Tuesday, June 10 from 7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE? The Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805
21st Street, NW Washington DC – corner of 21st and H Streets)

COST? $5 suggested donation. Cash only at the door or you can pay in
advance by credit card through PayPal.
http://www.docsinprogress.org/Prepay.htm

These programs are organized by Docs In Progress, Inc. The location
is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington
University. More info at http://www.docsinprogress.org


Emily Meyers
Thu 5 Jun 2008Link

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE?
MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?

Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring an Assistant!

Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that the power of media can raise awareness to create positive change. Currently we are working on METH INSIDE OUT, an innovative educational DVD series on methamphetamine addiction and recovery produced in partnership with UCLA.

Find out more at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com and www.methinsideout.com

Qualifications:
Candidate must have production experience and solid computer skills in addition to excellent communication and problem solving abilities. Assistant Editor experience or knowledge of Final Cut is preferred.
Pay: $12.50/h with opportunities for advancement
Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.

Please email resumes and cover letters to: assistant@eowmg.com
Please specify in the subject line that you are applying for the Eyes of the World Media Group Assistant Job.
We hope to hear from you!


Felix Endara
Fri 6 Jun 2008Link

DocuClub at SILVERDOCS: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 4:30 p.m.

We are happy to announce that DocuClub will be holding a session at this year’s SILVERDOCS Film Festival, in Washington DC/Silver Springs, Maryland. The session will take place on Tuesday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m., at the Round House Theater. It’s free to SILVERDOCS pass holders. For more details, see:

http://silverdocs.com/festival/films/2008/docuclub-works-presents-stages/

The featured film is Stages by the Meerkat Media Arts Collective. The film follows a group of older Puerto Rican women and youth of color who unite in New York City's Lower East Side to create an original play based on their life stories.

The Meerkat Media Arts Collective is a New York-based interdisciplinary group of artists dedicated to making media with a non-hierarchical and inclusive creative process. Erica Ginsberg, managing director of Docs In Progress, Inc., a film organization based in Silver Spring, Maryland, will be moderating.


Carmita Lasso
Tue 10 Jun 2008Link

TO
Suzy Spivey

I forward your post to a great filmaker that I know who has already visited the Pyramids
and also participated in workshops.

I have traveled with him to Peru to work on the Machu Pichu ruins
and it was an excellent project.

He has much experience and I know he will be contacting you soon.

Sincerely
Carmita

Edited Tue 10 Jun 2008 by Carmita Lasso

Emily Meyers
Wed 11 Jun 2008Link

Want to make films that make a difference?

Join Women in Film and Meaningful Media this Monday for a Master Class and Panel Discussion on social issue filmmaking.

Social Issue Films: Powerful... Not Preachy! presents engaging ways to integrate facts and messaging into a film without boring or alienating the audience. This class draws from case studies to show how strategic use of tools such as humor, drama, and animation can be used to raise awareness of an issue and inspire viewers.

Panel discussion to follow:
Emily Meyers, Executive Director, Meaningful Media (Moderator)
Deborah Zipser, Head of Business Affairs, River Road Entertainment
Mitchell Block, Professor Specializing in Socially-Relevant Media, USC Film School
Eric D'Arbeloff, Co-President, Roadside Attractions
Lucia Noyce, Director, Artists for Amnesty

When: Monday, June 16th, 7 – 9 PM

Where:
The Stella Adler Theatre
6773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-465-4446

Parking is available in the Hollywood & Highland parking structure across the street from the venue. Parking is $2.00 with theatre validation.

Cost: Free for WIF Members; $15 for non-members

RSVP: Email Linda Weitzler (linda@wif.org)


Danielle Beverly
Wed 11 Jun 2008Link

PA/Driver needed in San Jose CA this Saturday and Sunday – must be over age 25 for vehicle rental purposes. Mainly will be driving a 15 passenger van. Please know the streets of the city, and we will be grateful!

Send resume/responses to danielle.beverly@projectrebirth.org


Neil Benezra
Thu 12 Jun 2008Link

Hello D-Word People!

My name is Neil Benezra and I am a Sound Designer/Mixer/Editor with many award winning films under my belt. I hope my work might be of interest to some of you in your current or future endeavors. I have a small audio post studio in downtown Brooklyn, with a Foley/VO/ADR booth as well as an FTP for long distance projects. Please feel free to call me no matter how big or small your project is.

Neil Benezra
www.BrooklynSoundSociety.com
Neil@BrooklynSoundSociety.com
NeilBenezra@yahoo.com
917-586-5518


John Burgan
Thu 12 Jun 2008Link

Welcome aboard, Neil (no need to double post at the D-Word)


Christopher Wong
Thu 12 Jun 2008Link

hey neil,
i'm looking to record some VO of one of my main characters – it would probably take about 1-2 hours. what is your standard (documentary) charge for such work? what kind of equipment do you use in the VO booth?

you can reply to me off-list if you like: cccwong AT gmail DOT com


Davin Hutchins
Thu 12 Jun 2008Link

CALLING INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS AND VIDEO JOURNALISTS

The American News Project (http://newsproject.org) is dedicated to defending and promoting the public interest through high-quality, investigative video journalism. Our staff includes video professionals who have worked at CNN, National Geographic, PBS Frontline, Bill Moyers Journal and other respectable media outlets. Our reports (some call them mini-documentaries) regularly end up on prominent media outlets like the Huffington Post.

We are building out our network of freelance filmmakers and video journalists. ANP is run very much like a traditional magazine. Video reports are produced staff reporters and qualified freelancers. Our stories are distributed to hundreds of blogs and major media sites.
We are assembling a community of video journalists and documentary filmmakers who believe in quality, accuracy and in the transformative potential of good multimedia storytelling. Some of the most incisive reporting is produced by those who know the personalities and communities directly affected by issues and events.

If you are a documentary filmmaker or professional video journalist who would like to work with us on stories please click on the link below and fill out your info.

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5226/t/2141/signUp.jsp?key=82

We believe that these are seminal times, both in the evolution of media and the project of America. By grinding away at pernicious problems; by holding the powerful accountable; by seeking out universal stories of struggle and transcendence; by highlighting voices overlooked by mainstream outlets; by making a commitment to quality; by partnering with our peers in the independent press; and by assembling an online community of media junkies who hunger to participate, we hope to help pioneer a form of online public-interest broadcasting that is both entertaining and transformative.

So, welcome. We hope you enjoy, and we hope you participate.


Jo-Anne Velin
Fri 13 Jun 2008Link

below, sound recordest needed in Germany. I noticed it in Craig's Berlin list this morning and by chance the person posting is someone I just worked with. Nice guy.

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Ben Kempas
Fri 13 Jun 2008Link

I don't think we have German sound recordists on The D-Word, so that's a bit pointless. But www.crew-united.com lists 259 of them. If your colleagues find someone locally, they could save the money for airfare and accommodation and instead actually pay the guy... However, for that, they would need to get the location right. "Neuhosen" doesn't exist in Germany.

Edited Fri 13 Jun 2008 by Ben Kempas

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