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Mikal Jakubal
Sun 15 Jun 2008Link

Earth Films is looking for an experienced feature-length doc editor for our film on the Earth Liberation Front. This is a very exciting project about a timely, important topic that touches on key issues facing the U.S. and the world at large: ecological destruction, social change, terrorism and civil liberties. It is a character-driven story with a solid, well-defined narrative structure supported by extensive, intimate and exclusive (or near-exclusive) access to several of the main people in the story.

Principal photography on the project is complete and all tapes (approx. 40 hours) have been digitized in FCP. Transcription is nearly done and we have a music producer/composer in place. Shooting was done on a PD 170 in DVCam with a small light kit for indoor scenes. Sound was recorded on Sennheiser wired and wireless lav mics with occasional use of a Sennheiser shotgun mic.

Shooting style is a mixture of sit-down interview and interactive-cinema-verite, where the filmmakers' influence is clearly present in the story development and in the relationships with the characters. There is also a significant amount of archival footage to work with. We're very much aligned with the Documentary New Wave camp, being open to whatever storytelling methods best suit the material.

Ideally, whoever comes on board will have edited at least one feature-length doc and have name recognition and experience that will help us to sell the show and find funding for her/his salary. If you don't have that and you think you'd be a good fit for the project, please get in touch anyway! While our budget is minimal so far, we’re now actively starting fundraising. We are not asking anyone to work of a deferred basis (though we wouldn’t turn down the offer).

We’re putting a WIP together now for the Sundance Doc Fund submission deadline in early July. The right person could start immediately by helping finish that. This would be a good way to assess “fit” for the larger project. We have sufficient budget for this phase.

We're located in Northern California, but can travel. We also have easy access to the S.F. Bay Area. If an editor is mobile, we have a nice studio space with a digital projector and PA system and basic accommodations in Garberville, California. We also have the same in Southern Arizona for winter-time work.

Contact me at mjakubal@asis.com
Any references or suggestions appreciated!


Mikal Jakubal
Sun 15 Jun 2008Link

Hey Hosts, I know, I know, double-posting and all...but this has been modified from the original version in Members Classifieds. If ya gotta delete one, X that old one, okay?


Jo-Anne Velin
Mon 16 Jun 2008Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Sat 14 Jun 2008 :
I had spoken to the fellow coincidentally on another matter, the same day, after sharing the post. They were offering up to 100 euros a day for 5 days. Not exactly union rates but it's a music fest doc, not SOP...


Stephen H. Frye M.D.
Mon 16 Jun 2008Link

Award-Wining Documentary Maker Wanted Alive and Motivated.
I want to make a major feature length "Inconvenient Truth" style documentary of my new book/lecture "We Really Lost This War!" subtitle, "Twenty-five Reasons to Legalize Drugs."
Please contact me only if you have won a major award. Thanks much! Steve Frye, M.D.


Christopher Allen
Wed 18 Jun 2008Link Tag

Brooklyn Documentary Arts Collective Seeks New Resident!

UnionDocs is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit documentary arts collaborative and presentation space. Currently, our primary program is The Documentary Bodega Series, featuring new and challenging documentary film and audio works every Sunday evening in our Brooklyn screening room. The series is produced by the Resident Curators of UDR, the UnionDocs Residency Program for Documentary & Media Studies. We also produce a podcast and blog, featuring short media pieces inspired by discussions at the Documentary Bodega and beyond.

UnionDocs is looking for a new resident starting this summer. The UnionDocs Residency (UDR) combines an excellent and cooperative living situation with an opportunity for immersion in independent cultural production. Six carefully selected people live together in a historic building at a great location and collaborate to produce a festival-quality documentary series in the first floor screening room.

322 Union is a great place to live. It has a lot of shared resources and a lot of opportunity for fun while also having adequate privacy and a comfort (not always found in NYC communal living). There are three floors, a basement, a grassy backyard with a grill and deck, a big second story porch, and skyline views from the roof. The location is close to excellent transportation making most cool spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn within a short subway ride.

The first floor is a commercial space run by the program director. It includes the screening room, 2 studios for working media artists, the UnionDocs director’s office, and access to the basement which has been sound-proofed for music rehearsal and audio recording. Resources on the first floor are readily available to UD Residents outside of the schedule for the Documentary Bodega Series.

On the floors above, there are two nicely-sized three bedroom apartments with a living room, kitchen and bath. Both have wood floors, get lots of light, and were recently renovated. Bedrooms can be locked, but common spaces are shared by the six residents. One is better for cooking large meals and socializing and the other more appropriate for reading, working, and watching films. The common spaces are furnished, so residents need only bring the contents of their bedroom. The building has high-speed internet, a VOIP phone, and washer and dryer.

About $975/month plus deposit. Anticipated grants will help subsidize this.

Please check out our website for more information about UnionDocs and UDR and fill out an application if you are interested:

http://www.uniondocs.org/udr/


Bryce S
Thu 19 Jun 2008Link

In reply to Stephen H. Frye M.D.'s post on Mon 16 Jun 2008 :

I am not an award winning film-maker but a documentary film-maker who would be interested in reading this book/lecture. It sounds very interesting. How can I get a copy.


John Burgan
Thu 19 Jun 2008Link

Bryce – you might contact Stephen directly as he may not be logging in here on a regular basis. His contact details & website are on his profile (click on his name above his post)


Bryce S
Thu 19 Jun 2008Link

Thanks I'm doing it now.


Joel Callaway
Tue 24 Jun 2008Link

Hello,

I'm getting the word out that Albertus Magnus College is hosting a film series
in the fall. The theme is "WE THE PEOPLE." There is an open call for
submissions. It could be anything that has a tie to the Bill of Rights or US
Constitution. I'm not talking about super-obvious apple pie and fireworks
either. The entries can be balanced or biased. Documentary or satirical… They
can be provocative or healing... they just need to offer some perspective on
the aforementioned American ideals as they pertain or contrast to present
American life. As examples, films can engage topics such as: freedom of speech
freedom of religion separation of church and state the right to bear arms…

There’s more information online along with a downloadable application.

We The People Film Contest
http://www.albertus.edu/wethepeople.html

Best regards

Joel


Bonnie Friel
Thu 26 Jun 2008Link

CALL FOR ENTRIES: First Person Impressions Competition

First Person Arts announces its NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR MEMOIR AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS

Each day countless stories unfold. Take a real life experience of your own and tell it in a way that only you can through the art of filmmaking. Make the ordinary magical, or the exotic familiar. Shock us, amaze us or make us pause to reflect. The only rule is that it’s real.

PRIZES: The top three winning entries in each category will be presented at the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, PA, November 12-16, 2008.

$500 – 1st place category winners
$100 – 2nd place category winners
$50 – 3rd place category winners

JUDGES:
Steven Rea, Film Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
Samuel Adams, Contributing Editor, Philadelphia City Paper
Ron Kanter, Emmy Award-winning director of New Cops, Acting Out, Life and Death – Dawson, Georgia

GUIDELINES:
The film can be up to 5 minutes.

Entries must be new works that have never been shown publicly in the US.

DEADLINE: August 15th, 2008

Go to impressions.firstpersonarts.org for information on how to enter.


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