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Donal O'ceilleachair
Fri 3 Sep 2004Link
Sales and Marketing Manager

Documentary production company seeks smart, experienced, multitasking
self starter to run the marketing and sales department of our growing firm.
Ideal candidate has diverse sales experience and contacts with DVD
wholesale distributors and reps. Other film distribution experience helpful.
Some administrative duties also required. In our creative office this is a great
opportunity to stretch, grow, and succeed for the right person. Excellent
computer and time management skills essential.


FT permanent- salary commensurate with experience

please send resume and cover emails to: john@directpictures.com

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 7 Sep 2004Link
The Educational Video Center
Media Literacy Violence Prevention Project Internships
Working with NYC High School Students

The Educational Video Center and Satellite Academy High School are
offering internships and independent study classes working with high
school students in the following activities in the Fall 2004 and
possibly the Spring 2005 semesters: video and web page production;
facilitating internet student discussions between school sites;
facilitating classroom discussions and activities related to media
analysis, violence in the media, violence in our society, and
alternatives to violence; facilitating classroom discussions and
responding to the viewing of student media productions.

The Educational Video Center and Satellite Academy High School
Project seek undergraduate and graduate students to do internships
and independent study courses working in NYC high school classes
facilitating high school students with video projects, web page
production, media analysis, critical viewing of each other’s tapes
and internet bulletin board discussions during the Fall 2004 semester
and possibly the Spring 2005 semester. The project, called the Media
Literacy Violence Prevention Project, explores themes related to
violence, alternatives to violence, media critique, and violence in
the media, and is a collaboration between Satellite Academy High
School, the Educational Video Center and New York University’s Media
Ecology Program of the Department of Culture and Communication.

High school students at the four different sites of Satellite Academy
High School (one site in the Bronx, one site in Queens, and two sites
in Manhattan) will explore the role of violence in their own lives
and communities as well as alternatives to violence; will learn
to “read” or critically analyze mainstream media that bombards them
with images and messages twenty-four hours a day; and will critique
the role of violence in the media (i.e. television, movies, music,
video, computer games, video games, etc). Additionally, students
will produce media that promote alternative messages. They will also
communicate with students from other Satellite sites about their
learning and their projects via “blackboard,” an electronic bulletin
board for internet conversations linked to the project’s website.

This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate and graduate
students interested in any or all of the following: working with high
school students, teaching media production, media analysis, violence
in the media, facilitating activities and discussions about community
violence and alternatives to violence.

Experience in video and web page production preferred but not
necessary.

For more information or to apply please contact Amy Melnick at 212-
465-9366 ext 23, or amelnick@evc.org

--

Amy Melnick
Educational Video Center
120 W 30th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212)465-9366 ext.23
Fax: (212)4659369
www.evc.org

Cynthia Wade
Wed 8 Sep 2004Link
DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY/DOCUMENTARY CAMERAWORK course offered at the
New School this fall

4 session(s). Four Fridays, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, October 1-22, 2004,
New York City.

With small digital cameras now accessible to almost everyone, what
skills does the videomaker need to capture engaging, artful, and
technically sound documentary footage? This intensive workshop
teaches the basics of digital cinematography for the documentary,
with emphasis on how each frame must tell the story. Taught by D-word
member, documentary director and DP Cynthia Wade
(www.cynthiawade.com), students learn "hands-on" how to improve
dramatically their video images. Topics include learning to see
cinematically, using natural and added light, when and why to stay
away from automatic settings, special effects with filters/gels and
other fun tricks of the trade, and simple guidelines to follow so
that you will get all the shots you need for editing.

Special attention will be given to the challenge of simultaneously
shooting and directing the documentary, particularly as a one-person
or two-person crew. Students must have their own camcorders, which
they must bring to class.

For more information, please visit

http://kaplan.dialnsa.edu/register/index.cfm?deptcode=NCOM

or

http://www.nsu.newschool.edu/03_deptcour.htm

Erica Ginsberg
Fri 10 Sep 2004Link
OneWorld and MTV this week launch their 2004 radio and TV competition
for aspiring radio and video journalists, young film makers,
activists and others working in the field of HIV/AIDS with a message
to put across. Entrants are invited to create a one-minute Public
Service Announcement on the topic of *Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS*

The competition runs from 7th Sep * 11th Nov 2004. All the details on
on the OneWorld Radio, OneWorld TV and MTV Staying Alive sites.

Links
OneWorld.net * the information.
http://www.oneworld.net/article/view/93400

OneWorld TV
http://tv.oneworld.net/tapestry?article=33

Please would you *spread the word* globally to youth organisations,
media and film networks, colleges and universities, so that all those
who*d like to take part, can do so.

Gareth Benest (gareth.benest@oneworld.net) will be handling the
competition for OWTV.

Richard (Ware) Adams
Fri 10 Sep 2004Link
Though just released on DVD by KINO, the 1972 feature-length cinema
verite documentary ASYLUM on the late R.D.LAING's therapeutic
community in London can be seen as it should be - with audience and
big screen - at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES (.com) in NYC on SATURDAY
night SEPTEMBER 18 at 8:30 PM (2nd Street at 2nd Avenue, 505-5181).
New member Dick Adams shot and edited this for the late Peter
Robinson 30 years ago and thinks you may be moved by its rendering of
a heroic and beautiful attempt to create an alternative to the mental
hospitals of the day - with ramifications, some say, for the
craziness of our world today. Q&A followed by scenes from Laing's
famous 1972 U.S. college tour. Questions? richard.w.adams@rcn.com

Diana Wynne
Thu 16 Sep 2004Link
"Joyce to the World" is screening at NY is Book Country, the huge, free festival that
celebrates reading, readers, and occasionally movies about books like mine.

Sunday, October 3
Cantor Film Center, NYU, Theater 1
36 E. 8th Street at Greene

Absolutely free, but you need to pick up tickets at Borders in NY or at the festival booth.

The film's an hour plus Q&A afterward. I'm hoping for a surprise guest.

"Joyce to the World" celebrates the passionate readers of James Joyce's Ulysses, the
greatest novel of the 20th century that no one's actually read, with Bloomsday celebrations
from Kansas City to Kobe College. It features Brian Dennehy, Frank McCourt, Fionnula
Flanagan, Malachy McCourt, and Joyceans of all stripes. Irreverent, fast-paced, seriously
funny. And made on a shoestring.

For more info, e-mail me or check out http://www.joycetotheworld.com

The full NY is Book Country program is on their website at <http://
www.nyisbookcountry.com
> and will be an insert in next Wednesday's NY Times.

Hope you can make it!
Diana
writer and producer

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 14 Oct 2004Link
My film CRUCIBLE OF WAR screens tonight in New York:

NEW YORK, NY
Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At RACCOON (the Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network)
43-32 22nd Street (between 43rd and 44th Avenues) - Suite 301
Long Island City
Only one subway stop from Manhattan on the E or V lines (23rd Street-
Ely Avenue stop). Located near Silvercup Studios.
See <http://balkansnet.org/noviprostor.html> for a map.

More screenings this weekend, next week, and November...

BOSTON, MA
Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At the international conference "Lessons Learned from the Balkan
Conflicts" presented by the Center for Balkan Development/Friends of
Bosnia
Boston College (Chestnut Hill Campus) - Higgins Building - Room 225
Map at <http://www.friendsofbosnia.org/LessonsLearned/bc_map_new.pdf>


BURLINGTON, VT
Friday, October 15 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 16 at 9:00 pm
At the Vermont International Film Festival
More info at http://www.vtiff.org/


WASHINGTON DC
Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At the Common Ground Film Festival
Being held at the George Washington University's Elliott School of
International Affairs (1957 E Street, NW - Room 213 Washington DC)
More info at
<http://www.sfcg.org/programmes/filmfestival/filmfest_2004.html>


VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
Sunday, November 7 at 4:45 pm (Date and Time Subject to Change)
at the Amnesty International Film Festival
Being held at the Pacific Cinemateque (1131 Howe Street)

**********************
CRUCIBLE OF WAR tells the personal story of what it's like to live in
a warzone after the war is over and the news cameras and aid workers
have moved on to new hotspots. More information at
http://www.crucibleofwar.com

Lauren Feeney
Tue 19 Oct 2004Link
Help needed shooting over Halloween weekend in Chicago

We are making a documentary film about costumes and need experienced
filmmakers with their own gear to shoot different events during the 5
days leading up to Halloween (October 31st) in the Chicago area. We
are shooting with an XL1 and PD150 so we would like people with the
same or comparable equipment. At the moment this is a no-budget
feature, but we can offer credit in the film and free costume rentals
at one of Chicago’s premiere Costume shops, either for Halloween or
anytime during the year for use in your own film projects.

If you are interested, email off-list with your phone number, and we
will get in touch right away.

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 19 Oct 2004Link
Ventana New York is looking for an Assignments Manager/Production
Coordinator to work full time in our office in New York City. This
person will handle incoming scheduling requests for crews, equipment
rentals and scheduling of edit facilities. They will also be
responsible for the day to day operations of the office i.e.
coordinating crews, location scouting, administrative office work,
and preparing for large production shoots. They will also handle
updating and coordination of a large pool of freelancers. The
Assignments Manager will work closely with the Washington office
handling billing, time sheets for full time staff and freelancers.

He/She should be a self starter who is willing to organize and
implement protocol for a busy production office. A “can do” attitude
is a must. This is a great opportunity to work in New York City on
an office of talented individuals.

Please send a resume and cover letter to James Curry at
james@ventananyc.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 20 Oct 2004Link
Forwarding this from the latest IDA newsletter (I am not the "I"
referred to. See e-mail and phone # below)

***********************
To all videographers,
A national voting rights organization called People for the American
Way has organized an Election Protection program where tens of
thousands of volunteers will be monitoring the polls on Nov 2nd,
Election Day, particularly in the battleground states. They have also
amassed 5,000 volunteer lawyers to work with them.

I am organizing videographers around the country to also work with
them so that any irregularities and illegalities can be documented
for purposes of press conferences, footage for the mainstream media,
possible lawsuits, etc. If there is obvious fraud, there might be
subsequent demonstrations etc.

I need volunteer videographers to contact me who live in: Florida,
Ohio, Iowa, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, West Virginia, New
Hampshire, Michigan, Oregon, Nevada, Maine, Washington, and Minnesota
as well as Georgia.

Please contact me directly via email: sekler@earthlink.net or call me
on my cell phone: 310 968-6566

Jamie Meltzer
Sat 6 Nov 2004Link
I am looking for a part-time editor for a documentary project about the "video-film"
industry in Nigeria.
I have over a hundred hours of footage and need someone who
lives within driving distance of upstate NY
(limited to people in NYC metro area) tohelp me out with organizing,
editing the film. I have a track record of having a film
play on PBS nationally and am hoping to secure the same for this film.
This is a paid,but part-time position for the next two
to three months. Looking for someone with
experience editing observational/verite based films.
Please send me a brief description of your editing experience,
salary requirements, and availability for part-time work
(mostly weekends, but this is negotiable)

Send email to songpoemCD@yahoo.com

Austyn Steelman
Mon 8 Nov 2004Link
I am currently in pre-production for a documentary I will be shooting in Minneapolis in
December that will be featuring two hip hop musicians affiliated with Rhymesayers
Entertainment. I would like to produce a DVD of the documentary once it is finished so I
am trying to find some sort of profit sharing contract that I can sign with the musicians I
am working with to specify who gets what if the doc. ever makes any money. I have
searched through "The Complete Film Production Handbook" as well as a book of
contracts for independent filmmakers and haven't found what I am looking for. I would
draw up the contract myself but I am afraid I might miss something that will bite me later.
Does any one know where I might find a mock up of a profit sharing contract that I can
use?

if so my e-mail is austynsteelman@hotmail.com.

Thanks for your help.
Austyn

Richard Manfredi
Mon 22 Nov 2004Link
Hello everyone in Southern California,

SmartSound Software and the International Documentary Association are hosting a Soundtrack Creation Workshop and Screening on Dec. 7 at Culver Studios in Culver City. I would like to encourage anyone interested in learning how to maximize their scoring budget while getting the highest-quality result possible to attend this event.

At this unique soundtrack creation workshop, independent and documentary filmmakers will learn the latest tips and tricks to create professional-quality soundtracks for projects of any budget. Filmmaker Rick McKay will share the secrets he used to score his award-winning documentary *Broadway: The Golden Age,* including how he used SmartSound technology and music to score almost a third of his movie for about $500. A screening of the movie and an open Q&A session with McKay will follow the workshop.

Creating a professional-quality soundtrack is a growing concern for independent and documentary filmmakers and editors. Frequent time and budget constraints make it very difficult to score projects to a level that meets their standards. This event will show filmmakers new ways to effectively score their scenes.

Culver Studios is located at 9336 W. Washington Blvd. in Culver City. Tickets are $10, and must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased by calling (818) 920-9122 or by visiting http://www.smartsound.com/workshop.

I hope to see as many of you as possible at the show!

Richard Manfredi PR Director SmartSound Software


Dega Omar
Tue 23 Nov 2004Link
Anyone know a co-editor for a documentary (Talk To Me Project) that
I am working on in NYC? It is a true story about strangers who meet
at Bryant Park around a sign that says "Talk To Me". The documentary
is about more than talking when a few of the strangers are moved by
the conversation that they act on their impulse to act on behalf of
one person's struggle... and the general dilemma we all face when we
see suffering and whether or not we can make a difference? going
into too much detail, the story focuses on the decisions and
relationships that ensue. It has been featured in the New York
Daily News and on the Oprah Show, CNN, New York Times, and different
variations of the story in so much media around the world.

I have a lot of great material to edit. I happen to know how to
edit on the Avid, so I am doing it a lot myself. But I need a co-
editor. It is a great project. I can tell more to anyone wo thinks
they can help. My email is degamuna@yahoo.com
My deadline is December 13th to get it into Hot Docs. Or if someone
wants to carry it on, as I have to go Toronto on Dec 16th, Jan 14th.
So if you think you have some time, or someone you know does, please
get in touch with me.
Sincerely,
Dega Omar

Andrew Garrison
Fri 3 Dec 2004Link
For those of you in the Austin area--Or , if you are not close, check the web site. Over 70 short streaming docs. www.EastAustinStories.org

East Austin Stories December the 8th 6:30 and 10:00p.m.

The latest of short videos produced in and about East Austin by this University of Texas film class screens next Wednesday night. Meet Pearl Pease. Doing hair is not just a job, it is an essential part of life for the customers at the House of Elegance. Some have been clients for over twenty years. One loyal customer drives all the way from Oklahoma to East Austin to have Ms. Pease, Pearl, and Tommi give her hair a shampoo, weave, and style. You’ll see this story and more when the East Austin Stories Documentary Series shows the newest videos, December 8th at 6:30 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall, or later, at 10:00 that same night, in the courtyard of Café Mundi coffee house (bring a lawn chair and a blanket!)

The broad range of videos making up the 90-minute show includes cooking at the taco stand, “El Rey Polo,” and Polo’s dream of owning a restaurant; two undocumented workers telling the story of their journeys to earn a better living for their families; a visit to a new alternative music venue; the making of a Vortex Theater production; the transition a Garza student is making to attend U.T. and his conflicted feelings about it; the last genuine, hot-lead and real fire monotype machine in Austin; and public defenders and volunteers working with defendants unfairly denied their constitutional rights, and much more.

You can look at all of the previous East Austin Stories documentaries, on-line, at www.EastAustinStories.org. But you can only see this season’s new ones by joining with old and new friends at the live screenings:

December 8th at 6:30 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall, across from the Texas State Cemetery, 1206 E. 9th Street, or at the second screening that same night, at 10:00, outside, at Café Mundi, 1704 E. 5th Street.


Michael Ramsey
Sun 5 Dec 2004Link
Greetings,

I am directing a feature length doc. on Brazilian regional music. We are in
need of an ambitious, fearless sound recordist for 3-6 months of production. If
you are interested, you would preferably have versatile gear, experience
recording music in difficult situations, and you would perhaps speak a bit of
portuguese. Please contact me directly at:

marloshui@hotmail.com

Erica Ginsberg
Sun 5 Dec 2004Link
Michael,

I'm going to forward this to a sound guy I know here in the
Washington DC area. He doesn't speak Portuguese, but his girlfriend
does (she's from Sao Paolo).

Michael Ramsey
Mon 6 Dec 2004Link
Thank you Erica

Marc Maurino
Thu 9 Dec 2004Link
Hi there, I've introduced myself and my project both at the "Introduce
Yourself" topic and in the Mentoring room. I am embarking on my first
documentary, which I currently imagine will be a 30 minute short. I
am not capable to budget either a digital cinematographer or a sound
person right now, but what I can budget is a small fee ($100, nego.)
to a professional digital cinematographer/documentarian who can give
me a few hours crash course in using my camera (Sony 1 chip DCR TRV11)
and a shotgun mike across a wide range of locales. I've shot a fair
amount before and have made short DV narrative films, but I'm not a DP
and I recognize that I need to take my skills to the next level if I
hope this fill will some day go to festivals or a screening circuit.
I'm located near Albany, NY, ie, 2 hrs from NYC, 2 hrs from Boston,
and can travel for a tutorial with the right teacher. We'd certainly
hammer out what's realistic and do-able in a few hours via phone and
e-mail prior to getting together. The right person for this job can
take my camera, tell me what everything does, hear my shooting
scenarios, and help me put together an operational plan for shooting
both interviews in living rooms and on the fly in a medical tent in
the occupied territories. Please e-mail Marc at
blue_sky_films@yahoo.com to tell me about yourself and/or more info.
Thanks!
PS While I'm posting, are there any filmmakers in Israel here? I'd
like to be in touch--please e-mail me at the above address. Thanks.

Ray Wood
Sun 12 Dec 2004Link
Hi Micheal, I will also foward your request to someone I know. Also,
I would like to talk with you somtime. Let me know. Thanks

Agnes Varnum
Wed 15 Dec 2004Link
Making Your Documentary Matter: Outreach and Impact Strategies that Work February 7, 2005
1-8 p.m. American University, Washington, DC

Want to find out how to use outreach to make your documentary effective or even how to make outreach part of your funding strategy? The Center for Social Media is offering a workshop designed to help producers with strategic design for their docs. Learn in this one-day workshop from some of the most respected professionals in outreach and community engagement, and find out how their strategies helped great documentaries get made, and make a difference in the world.

Panelists include: Joy Moore, Annie E.Casey Foundation; Diana Ingraham, US Independents; Robert West, Working Films; Cheryl Head, Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Judith Ravitz, Outreach Extensions; Cara Mertes, P.O.V.; Ellen Schneider, Active Voice.

Premiere Film Screening of Tod Lending's new film OMAR AND PETE; discussion with Tod following the screening.

More information and registration can be found at: Making Your Documentary Matter Sponsored by the Center for Social Media. Cosponsored by AIVF, IDA and US Independents. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. $50 registration fee (Waivers available).


Peter Friedman
Wed 12 Jan 2005Link
Screening announcement, NYC

MANA--Beyond Belief, a new feature-length doc/essay about the power of objects (shot on HD and transferred to 35mm, directed by Peter Friedman and Roger Manley) will be screened at the Water Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center as part of the Independents Night series, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at 6:30 pm.

For details see www.filmlinc.com/wrt/programs/recur/indie/indie.htm and www.mana-the-movie.com


Michelle Plett
Thu 13 Jan 2005Link
I'm looking for three used (decent quality) wireless mikes (Not Sony
brand--we have one already and they seem to be prone to radio
interference) to use with our Canon XL 1 and XL 2.

Any ideas where to get these? Or does anyone have them?

David Van Taylor
Thu 13 Jan 2005Link
Interest in our documentary WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: GEORGE W. BUSH
AND THE RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT continues to grow.
There will be a one-week theatrical engagement at the Pioneer Theater
on Manhattan's Lower East Side, timed to coincide with George W. Bush's
second inauguration.

*Where? 155 East Third Street, just east of Avenue A

*When? Wednesday, January 19 - Tuesday, January 25
9:00 pm (only one show per night!)
Filmmakers Q&A Thurs 1/20 and Tues 1/25

*Info? 212/591-0434
<<http://www.twoboots.com/pioneer/>>


If you haven't seen it, here's a rare opportunity to find it on the big screen.
(Well, pretty big, anyway.) If you have seen it--tell your friends!

Best,

Cal Skaggs
David Van Taylor
Ali Pomeroy
Lumiere Productions
New York, NY

Combine all the superficial cable-TV punditry of the last two years and you
won*t come up with even a tenth of the insight offered by this serious,
in-depth and even-handed documentary .... If you want to know how
[evangelicalism] affected the course of politics inthe 20th century this
documentary is an outstanding place to start.

The Chicago Tribune

Both chilling and funny.

The Financial Times (UK)




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Robert Goodman
Fri 14 Jan 2005Link
The best low end wireless system for field production work is
Lectrosonic 100 series. Modest cost. You can try the less expensive
Sennheiser 500 series units though you may do no better than your
sony systems.

The less expensive wireless systems for DV tend not to be available
used. Check out B&H's prices for new.

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