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Aldric Chang
Tue 7 Oct 2008Link

Hi All,

Mediafreaks is an animation production company that focuses on working closely with producers, distributors, broadcasters and partners worldwide to produce original television content and high-end animation for broadcast and marketing purposes.

Established in 2003, Mediafreaks has since produced hundreds of projects spanning from animated cartoon series to television commercials to CGI for documentaries to medical and architectural visualization work.

Our documentary credits include the Man Made Marvels series, Mega Structure series, the award winning Super Cell, Secrets of the Battleship Yamato and many more.

Please check our documentary showreel at http://www.media-freaks.com/documentary-animation/documentary-animation-showreel and drop us a mail at info@media-freaks.com for your CG and animation needs.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Cara Kay
Wed 8 Oct 2008Link

Hello Everyone,

My name is Cara Kay and I am currently working with a development team for a brand new television network that will launch in April of 2009. Right now, my assignment is to review short form content and submit what I find to our team, who will then decide which content to pass on to our acquisitions director. Our team is scouring the internet in search of ready-made user-submitted content, but we are also being encouraged to look for artists who might like to use our platform as a fresh opportunity to launch their own creativity by customizing content specific to our brand.

Here's what we're looking for:

The duration of each short form submission needs to be between 3-10 minutes long and deal with themes of purpose and identity, social justice and environmentalism, community and relationships, a quest for spirituality, or arts and culture. We are not boxing anybody into a specific production quality standard. We rate the quality of a short according the impact of its message and the creativity in which it is communicated.

Here are examples of some short form styles that represent what our network would be interested in:

RELATIONSHIPS:
A Thousand Words: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=74
My First Crush: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=48

SOCIAL JUSTICE:
Mankind is No Island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrDxe9gK8Gk&feature=PlayList&p=7A4F257C8DB1F308&index=2
Bright Orange: http://www.good.is/?p=11868

PURPOSE & IDENTITY:
Dancing Queen: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=4
Ignorable Calling: http://www.vimeo.com/672573

SPIRITUAL / INSPIRATIONAL:
Nick Vujicic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxcrYVq1Dcc
Nooma Today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32EZrJBmAqU&feature=related

ART & CULTURE:
Harmonica Beatbox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHUuqsSCn5g
1 Week of Art Works: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1455262/1week_of_art_works/

Please realize that a submission does not guarantee that the project will be picked up by our network. It will be reviewed by our development team first and then, if the team agrees to pursue acquisition of the content, the producer will be contacted. What I can guarantee is this: all fresh content that is made specific to the themes listed above and that has not been viewed through any other media outlet will DEFINITELY make it to the top of our selection list as we want to find new content-creators for our network in order to mark it as a broadcasting entity that's fresh and innovative rather than just another media outlet regurgitating what has already been done.

You can submit your short form(s) via FTP or better yet, email me a link for online viewing. If either option does not work for you, then email me and I will give you an address so you can send me a DVD. When emailing me, use the following Subject Header: Cara Kay Short Form Response.

Thanks,
Cara Kay
cara@soundsbigproductions.com

Edited Wed 8 Oct 2008 by Cara Kay

Gregg Schwenk
Mon 13 Oct 2008Link

2009 Newport Beach Film Festival Call for Submissions

The Newport Beach Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with an action-packed line up of independent and studio films from around the globe. From premieres of contemporary cinema, to live fashion shows, and tastes of Newport Beach’s finest culinary creations, we offer filmmakers the ultimate Festival experience.

The Festival will feature nightly special events including: red carpet galas, filmmaker receptions, compelling filmmaker Q & A sessions, international spotlights, industry seminars and retrospectives. In addition, the Festival hosts numerous opportunities to connect with enthusiastic new audiences, fellow filmmakers, film industry professionals and the media in a beautiful seaside location in Orange County, California (only 55 miles south of Hollywood).

Scheduled to take place from April 23-30, 2009, the Festival will screen over 350 films, including feature-length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films. Films will screen at the historic Regency Lido Theater, the Big Newport and Edwards Island Cinemas in Fashion Island.

The Newport Beach Film Festival is currently accepting film submissions in all genres and categories from professional and student filmmakers from around the world. Please submit your film, through the following link www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.


Simon Wilkinson
Wed 15 Oct 2008Link

Hi,

I am a composer who has scored several feature films, TV adverts, documentaries and other visual media projects. I write music in a range of styles from atmospheric ambient soundscapes to contemporary orchestral and electronica.

I've just added the first in a series of music album downloads specifically composed for film and documentary makers to my website. It's a royalty-free collection meaning that buying the collection grants the user a license to use the music with no further worries about license fees or further payments.

The music is a collection of dark piano and atmospheric background beds that would work well in serious documentaries, horror, drama, thrillers etc. The collection of 15 tracks is 45 minutes long and is available for a limited time for just £24.95 (approx. 43$ USD) which is the only amount you need to pay in order to use this music in any of your productions, whether for commercial, non-commercial, broadcast, non-broadcast, festivals etc.

You can find out more or hear short clips here:

www.thebluemask.com

The majority of the rest of my music is also available to license for your film depending on the usage. See rates here:

www.thebluemask.com/licensing.htm

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.

Simon Wilkinson
simon @ thebluemask.com
www.thebluemask.com


Ben Kempas
Wed 15 Oct 2008Link

Dear "Newport California",
We've sent you an email regarding our requirement to register with a real name. Please edit your profile accordingly.
Thanks...


Rina King
Wed 15 Oct 2008Link

Hello,

Were working on a feature length documentary with an award winning team about a teenage artistic prodigy who created a secret society and underground magazine during WWII Prague.

We are in need of an assistant editor to start immediately – must have experience on the Avid Media Composer. Position is paid.

We are also looking for a post production intern – must have good writing, research and communication skills. Position is unpaid and intern will receive film credit and school credit if applicable.

Both positions are in Silver Lake. Thank you.


Richard Sowienski
Thu 16 Oct 2008Link

Call for Entries: $4,500 in prize money--$1,000 for video/film categories

The Missouri Review, named one of the top five literary magazines in the country, announces the addition of two short video categories to its annual Audio (and now Video) Competition. The video/film prize money of $1,000 will be divided between the first place winners in the Creative Short category and Documentary category. Running time for entries should be 10 minutes or less. In addition to being eligible for the cash awards students are also eligible for “Best Student Entry,” a non-cash award.

Winning and selected entries also have the opportunity to be screened in conjunction with the True/False Film Fest (Feb. 28 to March 2, in Columbia, MO, www.truefalse.org), an event that attracts emerging and top filmmakers nationwide. Winners will also be featured as video podcasts on the website of The Missouri Review magazine.

Judges include True/False Film Fest co-directors David Wilson and Paul Sturtz; Emmy-winning documentarian Robert Swope; and novelist, American Book Award winner, and editor of The Missouri Review, Speer Morgan.

The entry fee of $24 includes a one-year subscription to The Missouri Review. Postmark deadline is Dec. 1, 2008. For guidelines and entry form, please visit www.missourireview.com.


Gregg Schwenk
Fri 17 Oct 2008Link

In reply to Gregg Schwenk's post on Mon 13 Oct 2008 :

2009 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL – EARLY BIRD DEADLINE

Newport Beach Film Festival
April 23-30, 2009

The Early bird deadline for submissions into the festival is FRIDAY, OCT. 24

SUBMISSION FEES:
$35 Feature length- Withoutabox discount fee $25
$30 Shorts- Withoutabox discount fee $20

SUBMIT NOW and SAVE!

www.Newportbeachfilmfest.com


Ben Kempas
Fri 17 Oct 2008Link

Thanks for changing your name, and welcome to The D-Word, Gregg!


Brian Hunt
Sun 19 Oct 2008Link

We will be shooting a documentary on a grammy award nominated 80's pop band in 2009.

We are seeking the following crew members WITH OWN EQUIPMENT: sound, lighting, D.O.P. (HVX200/500 preferred).

Copy, credit, and meal will be provided. This job is non paid, but offers a great experience.

Please DO NOT RESPOND if you do not live in the UTAH area.

Apply at http://mandy.com/1/jobs3.cfm?v=30333972


Edna Alburquerque
Tue 21 Oct 2008Link

Office and Edit Spaces for Rent in Chelsea (Manhattan)

We are a small production company with some extra space we are looking to share with likeminded creatives.

We have furnished and unfurnished offices in a variety of sizes and edit suites with or without systems available for short or long-term rentals. Desk rental is also available in large shared office space.

Great location, close to subways and restaurants. High ceilings, lots of light, in a quiet and newly refurbished building.

Rent from $1000-$2500/mo. Weekly rentals also available.

Please call/email Edna to schedule a viewing and discuss options.

edna@jesterpix.com
212-367-8475 x111


Nicholas Bruckman
Thu 23 Oct 2008Link

I'm looking for a reliable and experienced 2-3 person crew (camera, sound, lights) in Caracas, Venezuela for a well-paying Industrial/Corporate commercial. Nov. 4th and 5th.

Any leads would be really appreciated! I can be reached at info[at]peoplestelevision.com

Edited Thu 23 Oct 2008 by Nicholas Bruckman

Abraham Raher
Sat 25 Oct 2008Link

editor needed for small pro-bono project ASAP

"Der Lign" (The Lie) is a musical response to the smear campaign that has been directed against Barack Obama in the Jewish community – it is a song sung in English and Yiddish, with narration, about 5 minutes in duration

the raw video (DV) has been shot, the audio has been recorded – need to edit ASAP and release on YouTube

everyone is working pro-bono on this, but we'll cover expenses – please contact me for details – thanks! zei gesunt ...


Abraham Raher
Sun 26 Oct 2008Link

editor NO LONGER needed for small pro-bono project ASAP

... please disregard my post above – an editor has signed on to the project – thanks all!


Jonas Prosper
Mon 27 Oct 2008Link

looking for an experienced editor with strong narrative foundation to work on project for the month of November in preparation for Tribeca All Access. Duration is 30 minutes. Shot on DV.

"Finding the Prospers" tells the story of a Haitian immigrant battling to unit his family against the quicksand of dysfunction, cynicism and self-destruction that threatens to destroy his family's future.

There is a modest budget but hoping to bring a strong editor on board potentially for the life of the project.


Gregg Schwenk
Wed 5 Nov 2008Link

In reply to Gregg Schwenk's post on Fri 17 Oct 2008 :

2009 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL- THANKSGIVING SPECIAL DEADLINE

The Newport Beach Film Festival attracts over 42,000 attendees who have the opportunity to screen 350 films from 40 different countries and we want YOU to be a part of our tenth year!

Filmmakers, please submit your film now and save!

The deadline is NOVEMBER 21
Features $45
Shorts $40

Submit on the web with Withoutabox.com. You can find the NBFF submissions link to withoutabox at www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

Here are some highlights from our festival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2iPH8M3Zuw

The Tenth Anniversary of the Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 23-30


Winnie Wong
Sun 9 Nov 2008Link

Hi Everyone,

Please contact me if you need production or Errors & Omissions insurance. I specialize in insuring documentaries and provide discounts to documentarians. My contact info is: phone 818-933-2735 and email: wwong@mmibi.com. I look forward to assisting you.
Kind regards,
Winnie


Daniela Rey
Mon 10 Nov 2008Link

Internship available with Eyes of the World Media Group

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE?

MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?

Eyes of the World Media Group are accepting interns!

Company Information:

Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that media can raise awareness to create positive change. We are currently working on METH INSIDE OUT, an innovative educational video series on methamphetamine addiction and recovery (produced in partnership with UCLA). Find out more at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com.

Internship Description:

Interns will have the opportunity to work hands-on with the company leadership and get involved in substantive projects. We are looking for interns to assist with research, production, event planning, and administrative support. It's a high priority for us to assign you projects that match your interests, and reward your hard work through our Intern Incentive Program. So here's your opportunity to get some valuable experience, secure a good recommendation AND make the world a better place!

Internship Requirements:

We're looking for creative, smart, and organized interns with a passion for socially conscious media or health issues. You must commit at LEAST 16 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are flexible about scheduling and working from home. Also, we always invite our interns to our creative meetings and to accompany us to film events around town.

Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.\

Email resumes and cover letters to: connect@eowmg.com. Please specify that you are applying for the Eyes of the World Internship.

We hope to hear from you!


Felix Endara
Fri 14 Nov 2008Link

DocuClub in November!

We are happy to announce a partnership with Tribeca All Access for our November edition. Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Tuesday, November 25, at 7 p.m, at Tribeca Screening Room (375 Greenwich, at the corner of Franklin Street). Our moderator will be FERNANDA ROSSI, who is a writer, filmmaker and story consultant. She has worked on over 150 documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising trailers. She also pens the columns “Ask the Doc Doctor” for Release Print and “The Doc Doctor’s Clinic” for DER, the Documentary Educational Resources. She is the author of Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making Your Documentary Fundraising Trailer.

Please join us as we screen "Off and Running" by NICOLE OPPER. The film depicts Avery, a seventeen year-old African American national track and field champion whose adopted parents are two Brooklyn Jewish lesbians, as she embraks on a quest to meet her birth mother in Texas.

Director Nicole Opper’s most recent project was producing the five-part documentary series LSS for Here! Networks, America’s premium gay television network. Her documentary short, "Song of Hannah," is distributed by The National Center for Jewish Film. She also line-produced MACKY ALSTON’s "The Killer Within," and associate-produced PETER MILLER’s "Sacco and Vanzetti." "Off and Running," Opper’s feature-length debut, is a co-production of ITVS, with support from The Foundation for Jewish Culture, The National Black Programming Consortium and The Puffin Foundation.

SHARESE BULLOCK is "Off and Running"’s Producer. She is Strategic Partnerships and Marketing Manager global youth media network Listen Up! She has led service and international education programs, including filmmaking exchanges for young producers throughout the United Kingdom with the “Experiment in International Living” (2005, 2006). She serves on the board of directors for the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture.

JACOB AKIRA OKADA serves as Cinematographer/Associate Producer. He directed and shot the documentary "Curtis," about the journey of a gay African American man living with AIDS and surviving through art. The film received an honorable mention at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. The short also aired on the PBS series Reel New York.

Executive Producer MACKY ALSTON is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose works include "Hard Road Home" (premiered SXSW 2007, aired on PBS’ Independent Lens 2008), "The Killer Within" (premiered Toronto International Film Festival 2006, aired on Discovery Channel 2007), and "Questioning Faith" (premiered Full Frame Film Festival and Hot Docs International Film Festival and aired on HBO/Cinemax 2002).

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Admission is free to current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

Membership is an annual $40, which includes free admission to all DocuClub events. To join or renew, please go to:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul


Le Sheng Liu
Sun 16 Nov 2008Link

Well I guess I'll post my resume too. I work full-time, standard business hrs for a cable doc series, but outside of that I am trying to get involved with as many projects in the LA area as possible, as a way to lend my skills out, to meet local filmmakers, and to just know what's being produced nowadays. I've done PA work, scheduling/coordinating, editing on FCP 3, public relations, film fest submissions, film fest boothing, and lots of other random stuff. At this point, I am open to unpaid positions.

Reel: http://leshengliu.com/Films.html


Aaron Dunsay
Mon 17 Nov 2008Link

He all, I just finished principle photography on my music-doc, and I'm thinking about selling my HVX200 camera package. Items for sale include the camera body, P2 Store, (2) 32gb P2 cards, .7 zoom-through wide-angle lens adapter, Litepanel, and remote zoom & focus controllers.

Of course, if anyone needs an experienced shooter or production manager in New Orleans (or anywhere in Louisiana), please let me know.

I'm attaching my equipment list along with my asking prices – all are negotiable.


Chico Colvard
Tue 18 Nov 2008Link

WGBH Boston Filmmaker in Residence seeks INTERN/PA to work in post-production on feature-length documentary, "Family Affair." For inquiries please contact Chico at cdcolvard@hotmail.com.
www.c-linefilms.com


Anna Lee
Tue 18 Nov 2008Link

QUESTION:
What do you get when you combine amazing filmmakers, Working Films' experienced outreach staff, a supportive contemporary arts facility, and a shared desire to use film to create social change?

ANSWER:
The Content + Intent Documentary Institute, Working Films' Residency at MASS MoCA

For 5 days in March of 2009 Working Films will guide a select group of filmmakers as they create outreach plans for their film projects. Over the course of the workshop Working Films' staff together with invited experts in the field of community engagement will cover topics such as:

· Identifying and reaching out to community allies

· Developing support materials such as screening guides or activist toolkits

· Fundraising for outreach and community engagement

· Creating DVD extras as supplemental tools for social movements

· Using social networking and other online tools to increase the impact of films

The 2009 Content + Intent Documentary Institute will be held on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, MA from March 11-15, 2009.

If you, or someone you know, would like to be one of the 8 participating filmmakers please check out all of the details at www.workingfilms.org, download our application, and return it to Anna Lee (alee [at] workingfilms.org) via email by January 28, 2009.

Interested in hearing what others have to say about the workshop? Filmmaker Sean Flynn shares his experience at last year’s residency on the Working Films blog, www.workingfilms.org/blog


Nicole Cattell
Tue 18 Nov 2008Link

Need help getting your doc funded? I've written and gotten grants and fellowships from ITVS, NEA, LPB, Guggenheim, Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, NYFA and more. I can help you make your proposal successful. Email for more information: nicolecattell at gmail dot com.


Mabel Valdiviezo
Thu 20 Nov 2008Link

Hello,

I am working on SILUETAS/SILHOUETTES, a doc about a Salvadorian artist and need to shoot some b-roll and interview bites on Saturday afternoon, Nov 22 at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco.

I want to rent/trade a dv camera (preferably an XL1) or similar during the afternoon. Having an xlr shotgun mic and lavalier would be a plus.
If renting, please let me know what your minimum rental fee would be.
If interested in trading, I offer my editing services or tutoring you in FCP for equal amount of hours.

I am an award winner director/producer/editor with credits in features, documentary and corporate video.

Deadline is 1pm tomorrow Friday, Nov 21.
Serious inquiries only.

Please contact me via email with details and I will follow up.

ABOUT SILUETAS/SILHOUETTES

Silhouettes explores the phenomenon of emigration/immigration through the eyes of an artist as he travels to major cities throughout the Americas to help immigrants tell the stories of leaving their homelands and coming to the US. Cartagena works with immigrant populations to create silhouettes of themselves, carrying with them their most precious belongings.

See Carlos Cartagena's work at
http://www.haikufilms.org/projects.html
Look for Music Boxes, Strange Machines video.

Thank you,

Mabel Valdiviezo
Haiku Films
415-335-3143
http://www.haikufilms.org
http://www.soledadisgoneforever.com


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