Need camera op for a few days this and next month for a reality show in SF. Anyone have any sf shooters? Email me!
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Vacancy: Post-Production Intern
Employer: Ripple Effect, Inc
Location: Brooklyn [view map]
Duration: Three to six months, starts Right Away
Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.
We are looking for an intern to begin next week on a feature-length documentary.
The internship will be varied and will combine post-production (editing assistance, logging, scanning, etc.), fundraising, and marketing duties. It's a perfect internship for aspiring producer or documentary filmmaker who want to have a well-rounded knowledge of the field.
All applicants must be computer savvy, proficient with Final Cut Pro, and organized. Students welcome. We don't require a ton of experience. Most important is enthusiasm, a good attitude and hard work.
Availability must be at least three days or evenings a week. You can send us a resume but a good cover letter is much more important.
Looking for a videographer/sound with own HD equipment in the DC area available off and on this fall.
Also looking for an organized production manager who knows the area well, re: permit process, studios, etc...
Anyone? If you know someone or are that someone just send me an email (no attachments).
sabrina (dot) rubin (at) usa (dot) net
Great workshop in San Francisco this weekend....
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What: Legal Fundamentals for Documentary Filmmakers
More info: http://thedocday.eventbrite.com
Where: Dogpatch Studios, 991 Tennessee Street, San Francisco
When: Saturday, September 20, 2008. 9:30am – 5:30pm
Discount code: INDEPENDENT for $20 off registration fee
Networking cocktail hour to follow!
Beginning and experienced documentary filmmakers alike often have questions and misconceptions about the impact of copyright and other laws on their projects. In this highly practical one-day seminar, well known entertainment attorney Karen Shatzkin of Shatzkin & Mayer Law empowers filmmakers in the relevant areas of law including issues of fair use, copyright, trademark, defamation, and much more. Karen is a seasoned attorney with an accomplished clientele including D.A. Pennebaker and Robb Moss.
Zeitgeist Films will be releasing two great documentaries on DVD this fall. The first, coming out October 28, BILLY THE KID, is the first feature from director Jennifer Venditti and is a wonderful film about a fifteen-year-old kid in a small town in Maine who is both different and wonderfully unique. Info can be found here:
The other, which comes out November 18, is UP THE YANGTZE, a film by Yung Chang that has been a great sleeper box office hit this summer, about people who are affected by the huge public project of China's Three Gorges Dam, and the tourist boats that travel the Yanqtze River. Gorgeously shot and engaging, this is a great cinematic doc. More info is here:
Both are available direct through http://www.zeitgeitstvideo.com or through Amazon, Netflix, or your favourite store.
Laure, haven't seen you around Indie Film Week. Are you actually attending? If you'll be there tomorrow (Thurs) and have a moment, ring or text me on my cell: 917-747-9095
It may be the night of the first Presidential Debate, but Docs In Progress will be sponsoring its own version of the democratic process on Friday, September 26. So, if you're in the DC area, program your DVRs and head to the Jack Morton Auditorium for our first-ever Trailer Night. More info in the hidden section below.
A CHANCE AT SLAMDANCE, ‘09
Launches: September 8th
Ends: November 10th, 11:30PM (PST)
Current TV understands how important it is for filmmakers to be showcased in the best festivals. So, for the second year in a row we've teamed up with Slamdance Film Festival to give you a chance to have your short documentary shown at the premiere North American indie film showcase!
Slamdance Film Festival and Current are presenting a call for short documentary films, providing filmmakers the opportunity to participate in the Park City experience. Five selected filmmakers will shine on the big screen in January 2009 as part of a Current and Slamdance curated shorts program, as well as get a chance to have their uploaded documentary considered for acquisition for Current TV.
So shred the festival rejection letters and upload that short documentary that you KNOW the world has got to see to current.com/slamdance
IN MORE DETAIL:
To kick off Slamdance 2009, we want you to submit a short (3-10 minute) documentary film. Make something fresh, new, authentic and exciting about a topic that is relevant to you and your community as well as related to current events or new trends. Upload it to www.current.com/slamdance before November 10th at 11:30PM.
The Slamdance programming committee in conjunction with Current TV creative executives will select five of the uploaded films for inclusion in a curated shorts program, screening in regular rotation at Slamdance 2009. A representative from each film will receive a festival filmmaker pass, a chance to have their uploaded film considered for acquisition by Current TV, and a chance to pitch new short documentary ideas to Current TV creative execs.
• 5 curated films will show @ Slamdance 2009 in two theatrical screenings.
• 5 curated films will also screen in rotation at Slamdance Happy Hours.
• 1 representative from each film will receive a filmmaker pass for Slamdance ‘09
• 1 representative from each film will be provided opportunity for sit-down lunch and/or conference call with Current TV creative exec
• Each film – with credits – will be listed in the Slamdance film catalogue
We're looking for a composer and a motion graphics designer (motionographer?) for Who Killed Chea Vichea?, a doc about an assassination in Cambodia (ITVS funding approved!).
We're hoping to find people kind of quickly. Job descriptions are posted at the links in the hidden section.
Feel free to pass the links along to anyone you feel might be suitable. Thanks!
Media Empowerment & The Developing World
Presented by Barefoot Workshops in the B&H Seminar Space.
Barefoot Workshops is a New York City and Los Angeles based not-for-profit, founded by Chandler Griffin in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking.
In this two-hour session, Chandler Griffin will provide an overview of Barefoot’s role in using media in the developing world to help Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental & Governmental Organizations, and individuals make change where it is needed the most. Chandler will discuss the media tools and formats used on the ground, how to conceptualize a workshop and ways to get involved. The goal of this session is to demystify the “how can I do this?” and give individuals a chance to learn how Barefoot Workshops does it, ask all the questions and get involved. You will learn that through Barefoot’s international workshops, they offer field placements for international students to assist organizations on the ground with media projects that help them to address challenges in their communities. These “hybrid” workshops result in dynamic learning environments, and open the way for international students to gain valuable field experience, and to learn about issues firsthand. If you are interested in discovering how you can change the world through the power of digital media, come find out how Barefoot can train anyone from vastly different backgrounds and skill levels, how to blend the technical and artistic aspects of storytelling, beginning with the basics of image-making all the way through to post-production to create a “symphony” of images and sound. Barefoot Workshops hopes that by sharing “how they do it”, they will mobilize individuals to get involved and help make a difference with media.
I recommend registering if you want to attend. It's a small space and B&H sent it out to about 30,000 people. I know that 75 people have already registered.