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Mabel Valdiviezo
Tue 25 Nov 2008Link

Carlos Baron, Poeta Pan on KQED, Wed Nov 26 7:30 pm

I wanted to share with you the exciting news that CARLOS BARON, POETA PAN, the documentary I produced for the arts show SPARK, will be having a rerun this week.

Multicultural theatre evangelist Carlos Baron, takes us on fascinating road trip to Chile to explore love and exile through the poetry of Pablo Neruda following the death of Pinochet. Shadow theatre, music and dance, run a powerful link between Baron's life and the Nobel poet that inspires his work.

On KQED Channel 9 and HD:
- Wed, Nov 26 at 7:30pm
- Thu, Nov 27 at 1:30am
- Fri, Nov 28 at 11:30pm
Check KQED or KTEH listings
http://www.kqed.org/arts/programs/spark/schedule.jsp

Also available on the web.
http://www.kqed.org/arts/people/spark/profile.jsp?id=16320
“Carlos Baron” is a production of SPARK / KQED


Mark Aitken
Tue 2 Dec 2008Link

Job vacancy in Brunei this January 5th – 18th
The two-week post involves assisting and advising on HD workflows with Panasonic cameras and FCP. You’ll be working with Director/Tutor Mark Aitken on a training course set up by Goldsmiths University in London with TV employees from Brunei TV.
The fee is $4000 and $1500 per diem. Travel is covered by the employer.
Please respond to Mark asap – info@polkadotsonraindrops.com


Leila McCullough
Wed 3 Dec 2008Link

Hartmut Bitomsky's new film, DUST opening tomorrow at Film Forum!

IT DOESN’T GET MORE BASIC THAN DUST. And it is only a filmmaker of Harmut Bitomsky’s stature who could successfully tackle a subject so seemingly uncinematic — by bringing to it a rigorous intelligence and a masterful visual imagination. DUST scours industrial sites and office building interiors, paint factories, and demolition sites. It deals with dust-repellent products, the medicinal cost of dust, the history of the Dust Bowl and the aftereffects of the dust created on 9/11. The definitive film on an elusive phenomenon that is both everywhere and nowhere.

Wednesday, December 3 – Tuesday, December 9 • One Week
Showtimes: 1:15, 3:30, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00

For tickets: http://www.filmforum.org/films/dust.html
For more information on the film: http://www.icarusfilms.com/new2008/dust.html


Gregg Schwenk
Thu 4 Dec 2008Link

Dear Filmmakers,
Please note that the Standard Deadline for the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival is :
December 19, 2008
For more information and to submit your film, logon to: http://www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com
Also, please review our Call For Entries Background for additional insight:
http://newportbeachfilmfest.com/email/2009CallForEntriesBackground.pdf

Thank you for considering the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival.
All of us at the NBFF want to wish you the happiest of holidays.

Very best,
The Newport Beach Film Festival Staff

The Tenth Annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 23rd-30th 2009


Felix Endara
Tue 9 Dec 2008Link

DocuClub in December: Tuesday, December 16, 6 p.m.

We are happy to announce a partnership with Third World Newsreel (TWN) for our December session. Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Tuesday, December 16, at 6 p.m., at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, at 2nd Street).

Our moderator will be Desireena Almoradie, who is a television producer with over ten years of experience producing for PBS and cable networks. She has been a supervising producer for the PBS newsmagazine show IN THE LIFE, and in 2002, she was an Emmy nominee for a story she produced for that program. Her work has aired on A&E, The History Channel, TVLand, LOGO, and here! Networks. A graduate of New York University's undergraduate film and video program, she received a Masters degree at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program in 2006. Samples of her work can be viewed at http://artling.net/reel.

Please join us as we watch the following rough cuts:

1. Beyond the Music by Lottie Porch and Vanara Taing. This eight-minute short explores the joy and sense of community within the Inspirational Choir at Riverside Church in New York City.

2. PRIMETIME: Fighting Back Against Foreclosure by Jennifer Fasulo and Manauvaskar Kublall, is a timely look behind the foreclosure statistics and into the homes and hearts of two New York City women who have been pummeled by the foreclosure tsunami.

3. Glitter in the Hood: Gentrification in Brooklyn by Nuala Cabral, Thanushka Yakupitiyage and Jaisal Noor, explores the displacement of community members in Brooklyn neighborhoods.

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

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

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

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

About Third World Newsreel
Third World Newsreel (TWN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent social-issue media made by and about people of color. TWN also has a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year on film and video production. Visit www.twn.org.

About Anthology Film Archives
Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, Soviet and Japanese film. Evolved from roots and visions that go back to the early Sixties, when Jonas Mekas, the director of the Film-Makers’ Cinematheque, a showcase for avant-garde films, dreamed of establishing a permanent home where the growing number of new independent/avant-garde films could be shown on a regular basis.


Darren Corr
Tue 9 Dec 2008Link Tag

hi there, just wanted to let you know about our new site that reviews documentaries, it launched this week.....

http://www.indienews.co.cc

there’s a couple of dozen up there now, and we got a list of ones that we're planning on getting thru over the coming months, but if you got any hints to some we should add, please holler any suggestions!

we're especially looking for doc's that are independent or hidden from public consumption, and available on Google if poss (as full films). subject matter is anything from politics and civil rights, to science and history

any or many suggestions would be really cool :)


Jen Kaplan
Tue 9 Dec 2008Link

Filmmakers Collaborative is a membership organization of media makers in the Greater Boston area. Our members produce documentaries, animation, experimental, and narrative media about a range of topics as diverse as history, art, music, education, global concerns, politics, environmental science, urban planning, community organizing, women's issues, and cultural studies.

We are currently expanding our fiscal sponsorship program to include national projects and would like to make the folks at The D-Word aware of our services. We've been providing fiscal sponsorship since 1987, have managed more than $15 million of federal and private foundation grants, and charge a fiscal fee of 5%, one of the lowest rates in the country.

Please check out our website at http://filmmakerscollab.org/fiscal-sponsorship/ for more info.


Nicholas Bruckman
Wed 10 Dec 2008Link

I'm looking for a fixer for a documentary shoot in Karachi, Pakistan ASAP. Shoot dates are Jan. 9th – 17th. Thanks!


Michael Collins
Thu 11 Dec 2008Link

Hello everyone,

I wanted to put in a good word for a grant writer I've had the pleasure of working with over the past 2 years, Joanna Rabiger. I actually found her from a posting here on d-word.

She's incredibly talented, experienced, great with deadlines, and most importantly – this year her writing helped us get funding from the Jerome Foundation, Sundance Institute, Gucci/Tribeca, BBC Storyville, and most recently – ITVS.

I know we wouldn't have gotten this far without her so I wanted to spread the word. Oh, and her rate is very affordable.

Joanna's email is jorabiger@fastmail.fm


Julie Siegel
Thu 11 Dec 2008Link

2009 LOS ANGELES FILM CALL FOR ENTRIES

Regular Deadline: January 16, 2009

Final Deadline:
Short films and music videos: February 6, 2009
Feature-length narrative and documentary films: March 2, 2009

“…One of the best film festivals in the United States.”
--Jason Sanders, Filmmaker Magazine

The Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing an enthusiastic audience of over 85,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry.

More than 100 feature films—narrative and documentary—are featured in the Festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, archival presentations, and more. The Festival is also a qualifying festival for Film Independent’s Spirit Awards and the Narrative and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards.

Films which have premiered and been acquired for theatrical distribution at the Festival include:
• Stephen Walker’s Young @ Heart (Fox Searchlight)
• Amy Berg’s Deliver Us From Evil (Lionsgate Films)
• Tony Stone’s Severed Ways (Magnolia Pictures)
• Stacy Title’s Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror (Xenon Pictures)
• Don Argott’s Rock School (Newmarket Films)
• George Hickenlooper’s Mayor of the Sunset Strip (First Look Pictures)
• Charles Herman-Wurmfeld’s Kissing Jessica Stein (Fox Searchlight)

Discounted entry fees are available for early submissions.

For entry forms and submission details, go to www.LAFilmFest.com or www.Withoutabox.com.


Michael Collins
Sat 13 Dec 2008Link

Hello everyone,

I'm working on a feature length doc that has recently been recommended for funding by ITVS. We just finished shooting and are gearing up for post. One huge task we have right now is to prepare our budget for ITVS (past and future). It clearly takes a whole lot of time and skills that we don't currently have. So right now I'm looking for an Associate Producer/Production Manager to join our team for the duration of the project to help us manage and deal with our budget. And because ITVS has such specific requirements, I'm hoping to find someone in NYC who has experience specifically with ITVS.

I'm also looking for a lawyer to help us with the contract negotiation. Again, I'd like someone with ITVS experience.

This is our first feature and much of this is new us, so if anyone has any advice as we move into this next phase of production its always much appreciated.

Thanks! – Michael

mcrobot@mac.com


Charity B Ellis
Sat 13 Dec 2008Link

Hi All,
I wanted to second Michael's post from a couple of days ago about Joanna Rabiger, grantwriter. Joanna is truly a pleasure to work with! She is incredibly talented and dedicated, with a gift for words and film structure and is able to brilliantly and succinctly articulate a project (without run-on sentences like this one). Her work has certainly opened some funder's doors for my current film. And yes, she is fast and affordable.
Charity


Michael Collins
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

I'll third that, Joanna is the best!

To clarify my previous post: I've learned that the person we are looking for is a "Production Accountant". Thanks


Davin Hutchins
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

We are in the process of launching a social network for documentary filmmakers who create social issue and international documentaries. It is also designed to create film clubs that serve as virtual theater groups to circumvent a shrinking theatrical distribution landscape. Since our silent Beta launch since mid-November, we've had more than 500 filmmakers register, some of the best in the business.

http://www.nomadsland.com/profiles/friend/listFeatured

If you would like to help test this new service, please visit http://www.nomadsland.com

Thanks alot!
Davin Hutchins
NomadsLand


Ben Kempas
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

Well, welcome to The D-Word, since 1999 the social network for documentary filmmakers who create social issue and international documentaries... :-)


Doug Block
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

yeah, come test our new service ;-)


Andrew David Watson
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

with 4,607 registered users! (am i right on that doug??)


Doug Block
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

beats me. since we went to the new d-word, the stats on that aren't readily available. paging peter g...


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Hi everyone – Hope you are all well.

I am a young documentary film maker from Ireland, I have been making a Hip-Hop documentary 'Peace, Love, Unity and Havin' Fun' for the last 3 / 4 years. I feel it has international appeal and would be of interest to a lot of young people.

Discover and learn about cross-community relationships, Northern Ireland and the global phenomenon we call Hip-Hop.... (http://www.sub-cultureproductions.co.uk)

Its my first film so I would be grateful for some advice on what I should do next now that its nearly finished.

Regards,

Chris


Ben Kempas
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Andrew and Doug – My count is 2502 Members, 2254 Enthusiasts, 3 Hosts, and 1 Webmaster. 4760 Users altogether.

Chris in Belfast – Welcome. Have you said hello in Introduce Yourself yet?


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Here is a Trailer!


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

'Peace, Love, Unity and Havin' Fun'


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Hi Ben, just introduced myself there, do you think I should put a post up in the mentor section? Seems to be plenty of goods advice.


Ben Kempas
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

If you have a precise question, yes, the Mentoring Room is all yours. Just try not to repeat the same general posting as you did before.

This topic here, Classifieds, basically is for ads like "I need..." or "I offer..." or "I invite...".


Nicholas Bruckman
Thu 18 Dec 2008Link

Hey all,

I need a fixer in New Delhi for a documentary shoot Jan 4th-11th. Responsibilities are to arrange van, a shooter if necessary, permissions etc.
Send any leads to n@nickny.com , thanks!


Karen Steele
Thu 18 Dec 2008Link

Hi guys,

I work for film training organisation Initialize Films and I just wanted to let you know about two new (London-based) doumentary courses we're running in the new year:

Insider's Guide to... Making an Award-Winning Documentary:

This one-day guide is for documentary filmmakers and producers who want to understand how to develop, package, finance, direct and distribute an award-winning documentary.

The course will be led by filmmaker and producer Geoffrey Smith, who recently made THE ENGLISH SURGEON, which has been shown in over 40 international festivals, and has a theatrical release scheduled in the US, Spain and Poland. Geoffrey has also made several award-winning documentaries for the BBC and C4.

The course will take place on 31 Jan 2009 in Bloomsbury, London, and costs £85 + VAT. To register please see www.initialize-films.co.uk
-----------------------------------------
Project Development Course – Narrative Strategies for Feature Docs

Initialize Films Project Development Course on Narrative Strategies for Feature Docs gives feedback for 6 documentary filmmakers / producers on their projects over the course of 8 evening sessions starting on Thursday 15 January 2009.

During the course we will analyse popular narrative strategies for successful feature documentaries and workshop these strategies with each participant’s project.

Initialize has a strong track record as story / script consultants, helping writers, filmmakers and producers refine their projects and assisting them in getting development and production finance (including the BBC’s Storyville).

The course costs £195 (+ VAT). All sessions take place from 19.00 to 21.00 in Holborn, London. To book please see www.initialize-films.co.uk

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Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
Karen


Emma Piper-Burket
Fri 19 Dec 2008Link

Looking for footage of modern china: bird nest, the stadium, chinese stock market, etc

Just a couple of minutes, it's for a friend, his film is premiering at Sundance so the sooner the better! Message me if you have any leads...


Ben Kempas
Fri 19 Dec 2008Link

Karen, I've had the pleasure of meeting Geoffrey on various occasions, most notably in Kosovo, so I'd like to say that he's a very thoughtful and very honest guy and I'm sure his course will be great.


Karen Steele
Fri 19 Dec 2008Link

Thanks Ben. Yes Geoffrey has loads of great documentary experience so the day should be really interesting!


Ben Mendelsohn
Fri 26 Dec 2008Link

Hello All, and Merry Christmas:

I just wanted to introduce myself and get my name out there to this community. If anyone in the New York area is need of administrative, research, or production support as they gear up for new projects after the new year, please get in touch.

I am an aspiring producer looking for work as a production assistant. I have extensive documentary internship experience, a strong background in foreign affairs research and advocacy, and experience as an administrative assistant as well.

I am proficient with FCP and Photoshop, comfortable assisting on location, and used to being ask to do just about everything. An all around executer (with a sense of humor, of course)!

CURRENT RESUME ATTACHED.

---Ben Mendelsohn


Nicholas Bruckman
Tue 30 Dec 2008Link

I need a producer/sound recorder for a podcast recording in Denver on January 13th. It involves conducting an interview and record a phone call w/ crisp audio.

Please send me your details and day rate, thanks! n@nickny.com

Edited Tue 30 Dec 2008 by Nicholas Bruckman

ros handelman
Thu 8 Jan 2009Link

Award-winning filmmaker Jon Reiss (www.jonreiss.com) is seeking an editing intern for his latest documentary project “Bomb It” about the explosion of graffiti culture all over the world.

While the position is unpaid, and will begin with assistant tasks there is potential for the chosen intern to cut trailers, webisodes and potentially sections of the next documentary.

Editor should be self-motivated, complete work in a timely manner and be proficient with Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of After Effects, DVD Studio Pro, and/or a foreign language are a plus.

Position begins at mid/end of January. We are looking for a commitment of 10-15hrs a week. Location is in West Los Angeles.

If this sounds like a good fit for you please visit www.bombit-themovie.com before you send:

1. Short cover letter indicating why this position seems right for you.

2. Your resume.

3. Your schedule of availability

To: bombitmovie@gmail.com


Andrew Berends
Sat 10 Jan 2009Link

I'm seeking an assistant editor in the D.C. area to help translate footage for my film DELTA BOYS

The material is in Okrika an Ijaw dialect of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The footage is very interesting, filmed in a Niger Delta militant camp.

I haven't been able to find Okrika translators in New York, but it looks like there are some in the D.C. area. The work would involve sitting with the translator, going through the footage in Final Cut, and typing in the translation.

You don't need to be a master editor, but must be Final Cut savvy and quick and have access to a system.

This a paid gig depending on your experience.


Robert Richter
Sat 10 Jan 2009Link

We have some offices coming up for sub-lease in our suite of indies. We're in mid-town Manhattan, west side, right next to the bus terminal, in a landmark building with fabulous views. Each office is individually locked. We share a meeting area, copier, fax, frig, hot/cold water dispenser--and try to help each other when called on. It is a friendly atmosphere, perfect for filmmakers or others connected to what we do.
We're looking to sub-lease through the end of our lease at the end of July 2010.
1. One office will be available March 1. It has three large windows, high ceilings, carpet, comes furnished or not. It easily can fit three work stations. Rent is 1,800.
2. Another two offices, directly adjacent to each other, can be available sooner. Each has two large windows, high ceilings, carpet, furnished or not. Each can easily fit two work stations. Rent both for 1,875.
Email inquiries: RRProd@aol.com


Karen Bernstein
Sun 11 Jan 2009Link

I am working with Helen Whitney Productions in NYC on a 3 hour documentary for public television on "Forgiveness". We are staffing up for post production interns with possible advancement to production associate. Any suggestions? Please phone, 917-856-2027, or email, karen@bernsteindocumentary.com


Chandler Griffin
Mon 12 Jan 2009Link

2 Week Documentary Workshop in The Mississippi Delta
Start Date:  February 15th, 2009

This 2-week DV workshop is designed for photojournalists who are looking to make the move to videojournalism and the web, new documentary filmmakers who want to launch their careers in web and television documentaries and for those with experience in some aspects of filmmaking that are looking to expand their skill, understanding and mastery of the whole process.  Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll.

Students will learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, DV camera, compact lighting methods, field sound, field editing and how to weave the story.  To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at www.barefootworkshops.org.  

This is one of many workshops that Barefoot will be running in 2009.  In addition to the Mississippi Delta, check out our website to learn more about our workshops in Africa and how you can participate.

Homepage: www.barefootworkshops.org
Contact: chandler@barefootworkshops.org
Tuition: $2,250.00 (includes tuition, housing and food)

Past Equipment Sponsors:  Apple, Canon, Tekserve, Bogen, Gitzo, Kata, Tiffen, Sennheiser, Anton Bauer, Lowel, D&M Professional

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501(c)3, founded by Chandler Griffin in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking. We assist organizations and individuals to use media, music and the arts, to accelerate progress and program goals in areas such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, resettlement, youth empowerment, civil rights, and democracy building. We have worked with partners as diverse as UNESCO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, The U.S. State Department and The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), to pioneer new formats and “media templates” that reinforce citizen-led, community-owned solutions to these challenges.

The main goal of Barefoot Workshops is to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to use sophisticated equipment while having a foundation that allows a person to create beautiful images regardless of the tools. At Barefoot, growing and learning as a filmmaker means growing and learning as an individual.


Martin Asturias
Tue 13 Jan 2009Link

Looking for a fixer in Copan Honduras for a shoot next week any ideas


Michael Collins
Fri 16 Jan 2009Link

Hi Everyone, a friend of mine at BET is looking for some production people in LA....

Project:
A short film competition for African American filmmakers of all styles and genres (narratives, docs, animated, experimental, etc.) to be aired once a month on BET. 1-Talent, 2 cam set-up with primary camera on shoulder-mounted rig for smooth and fluid handheld operation.

1st shoot date and location:
Jan 29, in and around Los Angeles, CA.

Production Personnel Needed:
- DP with camera (comparable to or better than Panasonic DVX100 B)
and rig (comparable to or better than Fig Rig);

- 2nd camera operator/gaffer;

- sound person with portable mixer and boom;

- make-up and stylist

- PA with car

Please email resume with day rate to
thebestshorts.betj@gmail.com with "Attn: CLV – (position)" in Subject field.

Thanks.


Ramona Diaz
Sat 17 Jan 2009Link

Looking for a verite shooter and audio person (with own gear) in Tampa/Orlando (or close) for a one-day shoot during the Superbowl pre-game show, February 1st. Shooting w/ Panasonic VHX200. Please email Capella Fahoome if you are interested/available – capellafahoome@comcast.net

Documentary is about the band Journey and their new lead singer they found thru You Tube. The band's performing a set at the pre-game show. We want to shoot backstage stuff and the show itself. Thanks.


Emily Meyers
Sat 17 Jan 2009Link

WANTED: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER FOR HIGH-PROFILE SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS VIDEO AND WEB PROJECT.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
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. Find out more at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com.

We are currently working on an innovative, high-profile video and web project on meth prevention targeted to young adults. We are looking for an Associate Producer with a proven track record to provide key production and management support. Duties include:

• assist producers and director in all research, development, and production-related activities
• manage and coordinate with clients, subcontractors (creative and technical), in-house team and crew
• organize and prepare all video and web assets and deliverables (strong technology and web skills required)

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
We're looking for a creative, smart, and organized person with a passion for socially conscious media. Someone with experienced working with large-scale organizational clients and managing a team on a tight schedule within budget.

Experience Requirements:
• Substantial production experience
• Familiarity with web development and graphic design
• Strong Mac computer skills
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Proficiency in software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Final Cut Pro

Able hands, artful eye, and warm heart required.

PRACTICAL INFO
Full Time
Start date: Mid-January
End date: Beginning of July
Pay: Competitive

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to connect@eowmg.com

No phone calls please.

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


Amelia Hanibelsz
Mon 19 Jan 2009Link

Looking for a shooter based in Detroit Michigan – for a 1/2 day shoot. Location B-roll needed . To be shot ideally with the sony EX1

please contact me at amelia@pangolinpictures.com

thanks !!


James Longley
Mon 19 Jan 2009Link

Amelia! – Good to see you here.


Neil Kopp
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

Looking for a shooter in Washington DC, for a 1 or 2 day event on January 28th and or 30th. One subject, reflecting on the state of America and seen around a few key DC landmarks. Shooter needs to be able to shoot as well as drive the narrative, maybe asking the questions too, which would be provided by us.

May need a sound person too, but this can be discussed later.

Tech Specs:
We've been shooting with the HVX200, DVCProHD 720P 23.98. I'm in cinema settings, but very light as I'll be going through color correction. Hand-held and tripod depending on the situation, but more hand held.

This would be a paid gig – low budget but reasonable.

Please contact me at ndkopp@mac.com

Thanks!

Edited Tue 20 Jan 2009 by Neil Kopp

Neil Kopp
Wed 21 Jan 2009Link

Does anybody have any suggestions for a good and inexpensive company to do transcriptions w/ TC? All of our stuff is on drives currently, so we could ship anywhere.

Thank you!

Please reply directly to ndkopp@mac.com


Christopher Wong
Wed 21 Jan 2009Link

neil,
i've been using a really accurate, very fast, and surprisingly affordable transcriptionist located in San Francisco. we worked completely off of hard drives, using QT's ability to read native timecode. here's his contact info & rates:

Jaime Omar Yassin
510.290-9997
732 Central Ave., #11
Alameda, Ca
94501

1-2 Subject Interview
$65/footage hourw/out timecode
$72/footage hour w/timecode

Multi-Subject or Verite
$70/footage hour w/out timecode
$77 /footage hour w/timecode


Gregg Schwenk
Wed 21 Jan 2009Link

FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR NBFF- JAN 30

The final submission deadline for the tenth annual Newport Beach Film Festival is January 30, 2009.

Be part of an amazing line-up of films – Don’t miss the opportunity to meet other filmmakers, industry professionals and distributors.

Entry Fees are:
Feature length: $75
Short: $60
Youth: $25

Festival dates are April 23-30, 2009

Check out some of the highlights from previous years at the Festival:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2iPH8M3Zuw

For more information and to submit to the Festival visit our website at: www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

Thank you for your consideration of the Newport Beach Film Festival


Alexandra Lescaze
Thu 22 Jan 2009Link

Dear D-word members,

If you have a social issue doc that was broadcast in 2008, please submit to the prestigious Hillman Journalism Awards annual contest.

Postmark deadline is January 31, 2009

Please see our website: www.hillmanfoundation.org for more information, and to see judges and past winners


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 23 Jan 2009Link

Docs In Progress (TM) Tonight in Washington DC

Docs In Progress (TM) screenings feature works in progress by local and
visiting documentary filmmakers, with an audience feedback session
after each screening. Tonight we are screening:

My Mother's Journey by Sam Hampton (60 minutes)
In the midst of the civil rights struggle, Elizabeth Hampton moves from Birmingham, Alabama to Rochester, New York only to experience a different kind of racism, turbulent riots, and her own awakening as a civic leader and community organizer.

preceded by:

TRAILER: Indian Hill by Thomas Kaufman and William Klein
Arts education is spotlighted through a look back at Indian Hill, a school for the arts, founded in the Berkshires in the 1950s as a place where students and teachers lived and worked together, even as the school's founders came under suspicion during the McCarthy Era.

WHEN?
Friday, January 23 at 7:00 pm

WHERE?
Auditorium B-07, Media and Public Affairs Building*
on the campus of George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Washington DC
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Street and garage parking.
*Take the stairs down to the lower level to find the auditorium.

HOW MUCH?
Suggested donation:$5 at the door (cash only day of)

These bi-monthly public workshops are organized by Docs In Progress (TM)
with special thanks to our location sponsor, The Documentary Center at
the George Washington University.

More information at http://www.docsinprogress.org


Felix Endara
Tue 27 Jan 2009Link

DocuClub in January: Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m.

Our DocuClub for January screening will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be independent producer, writer, and non-fiction filmmaker Pamela Cohn. She is currently researching and writing a book on international female non-fiction filmmakers, and covers nonfiction film festivals and blogs on non-fiction filmmaking at Still in Motion and other arts, media and film sites.

We will screen "The Hand of Fatima" by Augusta Palmer. A family road trip through rock history to the square root of the blues, this poetic documentary follows filmmaker and new mother Palmer from Mississippi to Morocco on a search for her rock critic father's ideal mystical family, the Master Musicians of Jajouka. Animated sequences based on the late Robert Palmer's writing for Rolling Stone lead his estranged daughter to the people William Burroughs called "the world's only 4000 year-old rock band." Encounters with Yoko Ono, Donovan, Anthony DeCurtis, and the elder Palmer's four wives pepper a journey that ends with The Master Musicians' indelible performances in their own village. These performances enable the filmmaker to read the truth between the lines of her father's mystical journey and to make peace with his all-consuming need for musical transcendence.

Augusta Palmer (Director, Writer) holds a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from N.Y.U. She is the co-director of "If You Succeed" (2007), a verité documentary about a young entrepreneurial couple's struggle to create a business and save their failing marriage. The film screened at the Little Rock Film Festival and San Francisco DocFest in 2007. Palmer has written about film for indieWIRE and Filmmaker and has taught film studies at N.Y.U., Brooklyn College, and Sarah Lawrence College. The Hand of Fatima is her first feature as a solo director.

Chris Arnold (Producer, Editor) worked for 8 years at New York City's Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) as an editor, producer, filmmaking instructor and program director. While at DCTV, he created and led ConnecTV, the first 3-year intensive television production and training program for people with disabilities in the U.S. In 2003, he co-founded Cultural Animal, LLC, an independent media production company, whose projects include the award winning verite documentary "If You Succeed," which Chris edited, co-directed, and co-produced.

"The Hand of Fatima" has received support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program. It was also featured at the 2008 IFP Documentary Rough Cut Lab.

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

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

Membership is an annual $40 (until January 31; $50 thereafter), which includes free admission to all DocuClub events. To join or renew, please go to:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

About The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.


George Scheer
Thu 29 Jan 2009Link

ELSEWHERE ARTIST COLLABORATIVE
2009 residencies for artists, filmmakers, writers, curators and cultural producers

Elsewhere, an arts production site and experimental museum in downtown Greensboro, NC, is seeking artists, curators, writers, musicians, and cultural producers for residencies during the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2009 seasons. Set within a former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of American surplus, thrift, and antiques, Elsewhere invites experimental creators to utilize the immense collection of objects to pursue site-specific material, conceptual, and/or technologically-based projects. Elsewhere’s building—two storefronts on the ground floor, a 14-room boarding house on the second, and warehouse on the third—provides dynamic architectures for the creation and installation of works. Artists live and work within transforming installations; these interactive environments become platforms for re-conceptualizing the theory and practice of art-making as an ongoing process of exchange in community. Within a store where nothing is for sale, Elsewhere offers an unparalleled framework for creative practices, processes and productions outside the traditional gallery, museum, and residency systems. The complete call for artists and application deadlines are available at http://www.elsewhereelsewhere.org/residencies.html. Creators of all kinds and collaborative groups should email residencies@elsewhereelsewhere.org for an application and brochure. We review applications at the end of each month.


Emily Meyers
Sat 31 Jan 2009Link

WANTED: NEW MEDIA MANAGER FOR HIGH-PROFILE SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS VIDEOS AND WEB PROJECT.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

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. Find out more at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com.

We are currently working on an innovative, high-profile video and web project on meth prevention targeted to young adults. The New Media Manager will be involved in the development of websites, DVD interfaces, motion design and video production.

Responsibilities:

• assist producers and director in all research, development, and production-related activities

• manage and coordinate with clients, subcontractors (creative and technical), in-house team and crew

• provide integration of digital media assets, including audio/video, photos, and user-generated content

• manage the content and functionality of the website and other interfaces, including evaluating site architecture and navigation, art and design, programming and content.

• manage the web posting and updating process.

• prepare, coordinate and post online graphic and textual materials.

• provide advice and counsel on best practices on web marketing and new media, including e-mail campaigns, online newsletters, search engine optimization (SEO), podcasts, and RSS feeds.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

We're looking for a creative, smart, and organized person with a demonstrated passion for socially conscious media. Someone with experienced working with large-scale organizational clients and managing a team on a tight schedule within budget.

Experience Requirements:

· Production experience

· Substantial experience with web development and graphic design

· Strong Mac computer skills

· Excellent writing and communication skills

· Proficiency in software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Final Cut Pro

Able hands, artful eye, and warm heart required.

PRACTICAL INFO

Full Time

Start date: ASAP

End date: Beginning of July

Pay: Competitive

To Apply: Email resume, short cover letter and links to work samples to connect@eowmg.com

No phone calls please.

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


Doug Whyte
Sat 31 Jan 2009Link

For the third straight year, The International Documentary Challenge returns to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. This year's challenge takes place March 5-9, 2009 with the Hot Docs premiere of the Finalists in early May.

The Doc Challenge is a fun and innovative competition that will push your documentary skills to the limit. If you're new to the idea, it's very simple: Filmmakers from around the world are given a genre (Character Study, Music, 1st Person, etc.) and a theme (such as "Change".) Participants then have 5 days to develop, produce and edit a 4 to 7 minute non-fiction film. The result is an exhilarating five days for the filmmakers, and, as the films reveal, a joy for the audiences at Hot Docs and beyond.

Registration is now open. Complete details and entry forms can be found at www.docchallenge.org

The 2009 Presenting Partners include Hot Docs, American Documentary/P.O.V., Documentary Educational Resources and Typecast Releasing. Supporting partners include the International Documentary Association, the Documentary Organization of Canada, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Dokufest, Film Action Oregon and the 48 Hour Film Project.

The International Documentary Challenge.
Real Life. Filmed Real Fast.


Ben Kempas
Mon 2 Feb 2009Link

If any of you happen to know any Germans (or Swiss or Austrians) in Los Angeles, please contact me...


John Burgan
Mon 2 Feb 2009Link

That's a pretty wide category, Ben. Can you be more specific?


Ben Kempas
Mon 2 Feb 2009Link

Yes, Sir. They need to be able to eat a lot of pizza in front of a TV camera. And talk about it. Ideal for starving artists, really. That's all.

Edited Mon 2 Feb 2009 by Ben Kempas

Marj Safinia
Mon 2 Feb 2009Link

Ben, I'm making some enquiries. Will let you know if I come up with any hungry Germans.


Jo-Anne Velin
Tue 3 Feb 2009Link

Craigslist it, Ben. And if there is money involved, send a fax (yes, better than email because who reads all the emails?) to the consulate. Below is a list of other places to list this: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/03__Consulates/Los__Angeles/05/__Area.html


Marj Safinia
Wed 4 Feb 2009Link

Los Angeles D-Folks,

The IDA is hosting it's annual ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES RECEPTION on February 18th at the Academy. This year's event is being hosted by Lily Tomlin, and it's an opportunity to meet and mingle with all the nominees, as well as the LA doc scene people. Ticket prices have been reduced for this year's event, in an effort to make it affordable for more people, so I encourage you to come and join us there. There is free food and wine, at the reception before, and an opportunity to see clips and hear from all the nominees.


Robert Eagle
Wed 4 Feb 2009Link

WANTED: filmmakers + photographers in Serbia!

Want to be part of a worldwide film and photography project that aims to share the diversity of humanity? Want to show the rest of the world what life is like in rural Serbia?

The Global Lives Project aims to record 24 hours in the lives of ten people that roughly represent the diversity of our planet’s population. These ten lives will come together in an innovative video installation and form the basis of a collaborative online video encyclopaedia of human life experiences. Shoots have already taken place in Japan, Brazil, the US, China, Malawi and Indonesia.

Now Global Lives is turning their attention to Serbia. We need a handful of filmmakers, producers, still photographers, translators/transcribers and others willing to donate their time and resources. The shoot will take place over ONE DAY in early spring (most likely in March), so there’s not too much a time commitment, but it will be a great experience! But we will also need your help with finding the right person to film, living in a rural area around Serbia. Do you have any contacts to anyone like this?

If you can shoot on HD, take still photos, produce or even speak Serbian, we’d love to hear from you! We’d also like a partnership with any kind of Balkan institution (e.g. university, production company or museum), so feel free to send this to anyone you know in one of those.

Please go to:
http://globallives.org/community/easterneurope

Click on the link that says:
“Click here to complete a volunteer form >>”
and fill out the short form to tell us what kind of skills or resources you might have.

While participation is non-paid, the project offers broad, worldwide exposure for collaborators' work and the opportunity to be a part of a growing and dynamic collective of creative and socially-minded filmmakers!

If you have any questions, please contact Vera Devera (Project Coordinator) at europe(at)globallives.org

Also on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44271823198


Andrew Zinnes
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

The Documentary Filmmakers Course in Berkeley, CA – March 7-8th, 2009 – 25% off

Location: The East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Learn how to get your idea onto the screen via practical advice, tips and instruction from producer and author of The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook, Andrew Zinnes. Topics include: story, research, legal aspects, finance, production, post and sales & distribution.

Anyone signing up on or before February 15th, 2009 will receive a 25% discount on all services with coupon code Early 2009. Go to www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more information or to register for the seminar.


Melanie La Rosa
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link

Not really sure where to put this, but thought it might be of interest:

Center for Social Media at AU has a new report on reducing your carbon footprint as a filmmaker

Sustainable Filmmaking Best Practices
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/greenfilm/

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Sarie Horowitz
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link

Looking for Production Office Space in Manhattan

Small Documentary Production Company looking for office space below 30th street and on the west side of Manhattan. We need a space large enough for 3 people with a separate edit room for our Final Cut System and editor. We would need high speed internet and access to a kitchen. We are open to sharing space with another production company or artist as long as we have a private edit room.

Please email: katherine@becausefoundation.org
NO PHONE CALLS


Christopher Allen
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link

Hi Everyone:

I am subletting my office at UnionDocs for the next six months. Please read the description below and contact our Operations Manager, Amber Cortes, amber@uniondocs.org to check out the space.

Available immediately: studios/offices at a great storefront location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

This private work-only space is ideal for an independent professional or digital artist, filmmaker, editor or small production company looking to have a productive environment connected to a good community. The room gets natural light is approx. 125 sq ft and furnished with shelving, closet, futon and desks, which can be removed or rearranged as you like.

Access to 500 sq ft beautiful common space

- can be scheduled for photo shoots, meetings, small events.

- projector, sound system and seating for screenings

- gallery lighting

- see photos here: http://www.uniondocs.org/studio/

Others in the building are in mid-to-late 20s and work in photography, music, video, public radio and new media. A non-profit documentary collaborative called UnionDocs runs the space. <www.uniondocs.org>

- ground floor glass-block storefront
- easy access to L/G/JMZ
- Share small kitchen and bathroom with 2 offices on floor
- large green backyard with picnic table
- high speed wireless network included
- laser printer and skype phone included
- individual motion sensor security system for extra monthly fee
- best coffee shop in NYC around the corner

Rent is $500. One month’s rent as deposit is required. Six-month lease starting March 1.

Contact amber@uniondocs.org for more details and to see the space.

Thanks all!


Robert Richter
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link

Available March 1: a 15 x 15 office in our suite of indie filmmakers. Great 24th floor views, the room is individually locked, has high ceilings, three tall windows facing south and west, carpeting and comes furnished or not. Three people easily fit into this office.
Available April 1: a room right next to the one noted above, same size, windows, etc. Rent is $1,800 for each room.
Others in the suite are Skylight Pictures, the Gardner Group, Richter Productions and a community group affiliated with the NYC Bd of Ed.
We share a meeting area and fridge, and there is a copier, fax and hot/cold water dispenser. We're in the Art Deco Towers on West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Email RRProd@aol.com if you're interested and want to check out this terrific space.


Felix Endara
Sat 7 Feb 2009Link Tag

DocuClub is seeking submissions for 2009.

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries.

Every month at DocuClub a filmmaker presents a rough cut of her film to DocuClub members and the public. A facilitated discussion follows each screening. Past films that have been shown at DocuClub include Born Into Brothels (Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2004), Prodigal Sons (Telluride Film Festival 2008), and Disturbing the Universe: Radical Lawyer William Kunstler (Sundance Film Festival 2009).

DocuClub is accepting entries that fit the following criteria:

  • They are in the rough-cut stage and thus ready to be screened.
  • They are no longer than 95 minutes and no less than 45 minutes.
  • They have specific challenges that you wish to workshop.

If you would like to be considered, please mail a clearly labeled DVD screener to the address below. (Please note that your screener will not be returned unless you provide a SASE.)

Felix Endara
Filmmaker Services Coordinator
Arts Engine, Inc.
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011

To find out more about DocuClub, please visit: www.docuclub.org.


Michael Barnitt
Sat 7 Feb 2009Link

I was pleased to find a site like this; hopefully, ideas flow easily. Glad to participate and answer sound questions.


Nilankur Das
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

To you, is it a bliss to meditatively write and move spirit/consciousness of the audience? Do you love to focus on subjects such as films/media, consciousness, culture/society, identity? Do you write in the style where profundity meets simplicity of expression?

Our wish is to adopt a voice that is: Mature, Noble, Pragmatic, Frank, Fearless, Fresh; truth-seeking, expansive & inclusive, sharp- focused, thoughtful & sensitive – holding compassionate viewpoint of humanity and disparate cultures. We are launching an online venue with weekly blog catering to our primary audience – film-makers, film-lovers, conscious creatives/citizens. This venue is to be launched in February/March 2009.

Through this effort, we are not just building a platform/structure that simply publishes content, but one that raises consciousness of film-makers and unites people through their spirit. We are looking for writers who wish to blog and engage with global audience in a dialogue through this online platform. These opportunities are for freelance contributions which can commence now. Compensation is based on experties/experience and efforts required.

If you have experience as film/media critic, social scientist, cultural anthropologist, or editorial journalist, we wish to know you.

To learn about us, please visit www.cultureunplugged.com
Please email us your profile/interest/samples at : nilankur@cultureunplugged.com

In respect of time, we will contact you if we find your profile/expectation a fit. We thank you for your attention.


Stephen Higgins
Tue 10 Feb 2009Link

Editor Wanted.
We're making a documentary on a well-known group of artists.
This project has great shooters, an amazing subject and a world-class composer.
We need a similarly skilled editor.

Editor would work in our Manhattan office, on Final Cut Pro.

In addition to the creative challenges, this gig offers a chance to collaborate with world-renowned musicians in a very innovative project.
Pay is competitive.

Please contact info@stephenhiggins.com


Maya Jakubowicz
Tue 10 Feb 2009Link

Spacious 1,500 Sq Ft SoHo Office Available | Short or Long Term Sublease

Centrally located in a beautiful landmark building in SoHo, this 1,500 sq. ft. sunny loft space is available for rent. Ideal for photographers, designers, and nonprofit groups. Mixed tenant building features architects, media/print/graphics agencies, real estate firms, and nonprofit organizations. On the corner of Broadway and Grand St, and near 6, N, R, Q & W trains.

Also available on for sublease on a month to month basis (perfect for production companies, casting offices, and galleries/showrooms).

  • Central air conditioning
  • Wired and ready for move-in
  • Hardwood floors
  • Oversized windows
  • 15 foot ceilings
  • Passenger and freight elevators
  • 3 built-out offices
  • Access conference room
  • 24/7 secured access to building
  • On-site building super
  • Up to 4 year sublease
  • $39/sq. ft.

Please contact Maya Jakubowicz / Women Make Movies at mjakubowicz@wmm.com to inquire.


Wil Rumps
Wed 11 Feb 2009Link

Hello to my fellow gamers and documentary aficionados, I would like to tell you about a project I am involved with. A few guys and I went to Gen Con 08 and shot a documentary about our adventures there. It is turning out to be a really funny and realistic look at the gaming world in general. Our first movie trailers are up on our site now. Please check them out at www.hobocon.com . We have also posted over 300 photos for everyone to see. While you are there check out the rest of the site and read my blog. What else do you have to do at work? Really? Also here are all of our current trailer videos. They are pretty silly for now. We will be posting ones with actual content about the documentary soon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyb9L9ruqu0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yHoQcwO76Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4EevBGvH3k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unGWa9IPYgI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgcRWZkhvZI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5qj9ZqSk04
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ5mEpvJu7o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2ESDuT0gso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnVIcOJ4qhg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iaxLYVXfLM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avunegDHcD8

Hope you enjoy watching them.

Later, The Pixie


Mitch Teplitsky
Thu 12 Feb 2009Link

(Note from mItch: this is where I work, and really like it. Passing on announcement from the administrator)

Five Open Desks in Creative Flatiron Office Space – $475 / desk

The Studio Guild, a collaborative office space on 27th St & Broadway, is looking for new tenants. We're a collection of do-gooders, architects, writers, filmmakers and designers who occupy three floors of a sunny, historic building. We are mostly one- or two-person companies who need an inexpensive, productive place to work, without the stiffness of an "executive office suite."

We rent out space in 7' x 8' desk areas. Each area costs $475 / month, and that includes everything – rent, utilities, web access, cleaning, water, etc. No hidden fees. The floorplan is fairly open; desk areas are separated by low, home-made dividers which can be moved anywhere. You can section off an area for privacy needs, or you can leave it totally open.

As of Feb 11, we have five desks open – the entire south half of one floor. Ideally, we would rent all five desks to one organization or company. If so, we could drop the per-desk rate. There would be room for up to 7 people to work comfortably there.

Leases are all month to month. There are two conference rooms and a shared kitchen. 24 / 7 access. Central neighborhood, good lunch places. We're hardworking but friendly, we share lots of ideas and referrals, and we have great parties. Strong preference given to nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, progressive political operatives and creative endeavors.

If you'd like to learn more, email Tate Hausman, tate@tatehausman.com, with a short description of you and what you're looking for. Thanks!


Shelly Helgeson
Fri 13 Feb 2009Link

We are a small film company looking to share our office space with the right person. The office is located on the fourth floor of a refurbished building in the Financial District on Maiden Lane between Broadway and Nassau St., close to nearly all subway lines. Two phone lines, wireless and hardline internet access, and a fax machine/copier/printer are available and are included in rent. The office is accessible 24/7.

The setup is perfect for a fellow filmmaker, writer, artist, etc. looking for a quiet workspace, that is surrounded by creatives. The office itself is a true artist’s space with a large pre-war skylight and modernized fixtures paired with old industrial structure, all designed by the architecture firm that shares the other half of the floor. A large table and alcove is available and can be rearranged to suit the renter’s liking and the floor below has room for storage.

Rent is $675/ month which includes internet, fax, printer and phone. (International calls will be extra.) If interested please email: shelly@zohefilms.com and leave your phone number. Thanks!


Felix Endara
Sat 14 Feb 2009Link

DocuClub in February: Wednesday, February 25, 7 p.m.

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be Brian Geldin. He is a freelance public relations consultant who has worked with independent filmmakers on both documentary and narrative feature publicity. He is also the founder and chief note taker of “The Film Panel Note Taker,” a blog where he shares notes from film panel discussions, Q&As, and other film and media-related events.

We will screen "Our House" by David Teague and Greg King. The film documents a new and unusual community housed in an abandoned warehouse in Brooklyn that provides an alternative to the impersonal shelter system to the homeless and those struggling with addiction. Dan, a former felon recently out of prison, is one of the newest residents. Besides a roof and healthy food, he finds new friends, a spiritual haven, and the hope of putting his life back together. But when the building is set for demolition to make way for luxury condos, Dan and the other residents must confront the inevitable end of their community and what that will mean for their futures.

David Teague recently edited Cynthia Wade's "Freeheld," which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject and the Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. His documentary work includes the forthcoming "Intifada NYC" as well as "Our House," co-directed with Greg King. He also recently directed the feature-length musical melodrama "Love Suicides," and has shot music videos for artists such as David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and Dolly Parton. His work in numerous short films has screened at Cannes, the Berlinale, and the Tribeca Film Festival, among many others.

Greg King is a filmmaker and multimedia artist based out of Brooklyn, NY. He was a member of the music group Rachel's and in recent years, he branched into film and video projection design for experimental theater in New York, working with acclaimed director Anne Bogart and the SITI Company ("Hotel Cassiopeia" and "Systems/Layers") and artistic director Lear deBessonet from Stillpoint Productions ("Bone Portraits" and "The Eliots"). He recently finished production on an experimental film cycle entitled "Rotating Mirror" (which received grant support from Angels Net Foundation and the Jerome Foundation).

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

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

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

About The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.


Amy Overbeck
Wed 18 Feb 2009Link

Hi! I am a documentary film and series EDITOR experienced in Final Cut and Avid, currently available for editing. I have edited 4 feature documentaries and had a role in editing two others. I have also edited hour long episodes for a documentary series on A&E. I have been described as a quick editor, able to anticipate the director's needs, with a strong sense of story. I have my own FCP laptop system (willing to upgrade for the right project), as well as home office space if needed. I am also interested in having a role in the field if that is called for in your project. Also, if you are in need of a VIDEOGRAPHER, my husband, Chris, is an experienced camera man with his own Panasonic HVX200a package. Please visit our website for our resumes and work examples http://overbeckmedia.com
Thanks! – Amy


Marj Safinia
Wed 18 Feb 2009Link

Hey Folks,

Tomorrow night is the IDA's annual Academy Award Nominee Celebration, featuring all the nominees for documentary, short and feature, as well as Philippe Petit, the MAN ON WIRE himself, who has confirmed attendance.

The inimitable Lily Tomlin is hosting, and there will be a bunch of LA D-Worders in attendance. If you're in LA and you love docs, it promises to be a great evening with free food and wine, and a chance to meet and mingle with the nominees as well as the rest of LA's doc power people.

You can learn more about the event and buy tickets here


Michael Jacoby
Tue 24 Feb 2009Link

San Fran D-Folks!

Seeking Small Professional Film Crew to Shoot one, maybe two half days in San Francisco.

I am an independent producer working for PBS on the June segment of "In The Life" – this is a gay and lesbian program so if you have an issue with the subject matter this is not the project for you.

I'm looking for a small professional crew (lights, camera, sound) that will be shooting preferably with a Panasonic – compatible with the DVX100A. I will be shooting BRoll and on the DVX and using it as a second camera for cut aways. I will be arriving in SF next week and will have a confirmed shooting schedule in the next day or so. The budget is very tight on this. I have $600.00 for the half day. PBS will need to okay the crew so I will need a reel of some sort to give to them, preferably online since this is a bit last minute.

Please email me at information@lookoutfilms.net if you are interested.

Thanks very much!


Steven Boe
Tue 24 Feb 2009Link

ALPHA DOG TRANSCRIPTIONS: From the major networks and studios to low-budget independent projects – we are fast, accurate, reliable, and confidential. Interviews, Reality, B-roll, As-Broadcast, Dialogue Lists. Volume Discounts, Rush Services Available. DVD and digital files accepted. FTP upload available. Located in the San Fernando valley. www.AlphaDogTranscriptions.com. (818) 785-6818 10% discount to D-WORD members. Talk 2 the paw!


Michael Collins
Wed 25 Feb 2009Link

I have a PSC DV PROMIX 3 – Portable 3 Channel Field Production and ENG Mixer – that I bought from B&H for a production in August but never used it. It comes with carrying case and strap. It is brand new and still in the plastic.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/300798-REG/PSC_FPSCDVMIX3_DV_PROMIX_3_.html#includes

I also have a 25' dual XLR cable that is equally untouched.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/258104-REG/Canare_FP32MIX_25_BACX25_Cable_for_Portable.html

I'm trying to put every penny I can find into post right now so I'm looking to sell them at a discount. If anyone is interested please let me know – or if you have any suggestions of where to sell them that would be great too. My email is mcrobot1@gmail.com

Thanks


Felix Endara
Thu 26 Feb 2009Link

DocuClub is seeking short doc film on gender issues, for a partnership screening with the Media That Matters Film Festival.

The screening will take place in New York City, on March 9, and is open to the public. This time, DocuClub is broadening its scope and incorporating an outreach feedback component. The event will be held in collaboration with Mercy Corps, which is observing International Women's Day.

I'm interested in a rough cut of a short doc (no more than 60 minutes) that deals with gender issues (broadly speaking). The audience/moderator feedback would incorporate comments on the film itself, as well as on its outreach potential. On the other hand, the film could also already be done and in no need of further work-in-progress feedback, but would want some advice on its distribution.

Please get in touch with me directly, if interested in submitting your work: felix@artsengine.net.


Jo-Anne Velin
Thu 26 Feb 2009Link

International or US focus or by an American filmmaker only? English only?


Rafael De La Uz
Fri 27 Feb 2009Link

I have another Sanken CS-1 on the market, It includes the dead cat wind screen too. Everything it's almost new. I want $750 for the package. That's saving of $150 compared to BnH, what is good with this economy. !!!Great on camera mic!!!

Edited Fri 27 Feb 2009 by Rafael De La Uz

Karen Bernstein
Tue 3 Mar 2009Link

In reply to Christopher Allen's post on Fri 6 Feb 2009 :

Hi, Christoper. Can this be used for a video documentary shoot? We are shooting interviews next Tuesday.


Karen Bernstein
Tue 3 Mar 2009Link

PRODUCTION / RESEARCH INTERNS NEEDED!
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Helen Whitney seeks interns for a
two hour PBS special about Forgiveness.

Intern will support the archivist and producers, conducting footage and photograph, fact check, interview research, and assisting on production shoots. Should be versed in visual culture, intellectually
sophisticated, well-read in a variety of fields, and able to
multi-task in fast-paced environment. Primary source research
requiring investigative journalism skills; meticulous, super
organized; able to think outside the box in terms of visual metaphors
and research strategies. A great introduction to the industry. Can offer a Metro Card and good karma!

This is an intensive part-time/ full-time opportunity to learn about filmmaking. Expect to work minimum 3 months, Monday through Friday.
Candidates must have own laptop. Please email resume and cover letter. No fax, no phone calls.

For more information on Helen Whitney Productions, please visit
www.helenwhitney.com.


Maya Jakubowicz
Wed 4 Mar 2009Link

AFFORDABLE CONFERENCE/SCREENING ROOM RENTAL

Looking for a temporary office in New York? Women Make Movies offers affordable multi-use conference/screening room rental opportunities for screenings, workshops, meetings, or events. Facilities are centrally located in SoHo, NYC, and include use of TV, DVD players, a projector, and more. Night and weekend hours available. Please contact Gayathri Iyer at giyer@wmm.com or call 212.925.0606 to inquire.

Edited Wed 4 Mar 2009 by Maya Jakubowicz

Lisa F Jackson
Thu 5 Mar 2009Link

GREAT OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

Great mid-town office spaces available after March 15th on 42nd Street btw 8th & 9th Ave in a beautiful deco landmark building right next to Port Authority. The offices are on the 24th floor with breathtaking views of Manhattan.

There are TWO rooms, available either separately or together. Rent – $1000 per room (separately) or $1875 for 2 rooms , utilities included. The rooms are approximately 250 sq. ft each with 14 foot ceilings and southern exposure.

Amenities include shared copier, fax machine, high-speed wireless internet, microwave, fridge, men/women bathrooms and secure 24/7 access. The building has large lobby, 24h security, a coffee shop and is convenient to A,C,E,1,2,3, Q,R,N,W,S, and 7 subway lines.

Perfect for filmmaker, writer, small business or professional. Both rooms can fit 2 desks or editing stations each. The offices are in a suite with other filmmakers and videographers, has a large common area and very friendly environment.

Please email me for more info and make an appointment to see the space.

Dina
dina@jacksonfilms.com


Robert Richter
Sat 7 Mar 2009Link

Available now: Manhattan, mid-town west side office/edit room in suite of indies. Individually locked 400 square ft quality space. High ceilings, three tall windows, carpeting, furnished or not. We're in Deco Towers, a Natl Landmark Bldg right next to bus terminal, subway lines, ten minutes to LIRR. Prefer sub-leaser through end of July 2010, but will consider month to month. To come by and see this space: rrprod@aol.com


Christopher Farber
Wed 18 Mar 2009Link

www.24hoursfordarfur.org
SUMMER 2009 VIDEO EDITING INTERN WANTED
24 Hours for Darfur is an education and advocacy NGO dedicated to ending the conflict in
Darfur and promoting peace and security for the people living there. Using digital video, public opinion research and online media we aim to strengthen Darfur advocacy by making it more direct, better informed and global.

Our current project, Darfurian Voices seeks to document and broadcast the views of Darfurian refugees on the necessary conditions for a just peace. As part of this project we will spend April and May 2009 conducting a representative random sample survey and recording video testimonials with Darfurian refugees living in Chad. Both will capture their opinions on issues of peace, justice, and reconciliation.

Most video testimonial work with Darfurians has focused on documenting abuses of the past rather than their hopes for the future. Our video work seeks to fill this gap. Our video products will target policy makers, diplomats and key stakeholders, and give Darfurian civilians a voice in the political discussions that will determine their future. We are not producing a full-length documentary. Our video products include a series of short videos targeting high-level policymakers, a 25-minute narrative video for broadcast television, beta-tapes of broadcast quality footage and a series of individual testimonials to be posted online. Based on the survey data and video footage we bring back from the field we will launch an innovative education and advocacy campaign.

24 Hours for Darfur seeks a video editing intern to assist the Advocacy Director and Video Coordinator/Editor in post-production of Darfurian Voices video products in New York City.

Time period: Minimum of 6 weeks, full-time beginning in June 2009

Compensation: The internship is unpaid.

Application deadline: Apply Immediately

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and a reel or links to previous video work to
info@christopherfarber.com with “Editing Internship” in the subject line.

www.24hoursfordarfur.org

I. Editing Intern (based in the Metro New York area)

Responsibilities

- Post-production of Darfurian Voices video products including video and audio engineering;
- Transcribing and captioning video, with the help of a Darfurian translator;
- Editing video testimonials and uploading them to our and partner websites including the WITNESS Human Rights Video Hub, YouTube and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum-Google Initiative on Darfur;
- Conceptualizing opportunities for collaboration with video-based organizations;
- Other responsibilities as agreed upon with the staff;

Qualifications

- Highly proficient editing video with Final Cut Pro;
- Experience with various sound and video media types;
- Demonstrated interest in human rights, international relations, law, government, political science, history, public policy, Africa or a related area;
- Familiarity with a variety of video portals on the web;
- Self-starter and ability to work independently, as well as with other editors and translators;
- Very organized and high-level of attention to detail;
- Able to work under deadline and in a fast pace environment;
- Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential matters;
- Diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with colleagues;
- Previous work experience editing video.


Felix Endara
Wed 18 Mar 2009Link

DocuClub in March: Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m.

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be Flavia Fontes. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor. Her first documentary, "Living With Chimpanzees: Portrait of a Family," depicts a couple who adopts two chimpanzees. The film was broadcast on Nippon Television in Japan and the Discovery channel in Canada. Fontes was also associate producer of "Chico Mendes: Voice of the Amazon," which aired on the TBS and TNT networks. Currently, she is in post-production with "Who's Afraid of Lynne Stewart?," a portrait of the first lawyer in the United States charged with supporting international terrorism after September 11, 2001. Fontes teaches film and video editing at the New School. For more info about her, please go to: www.meansofproductions.com.

We will screen "Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter" by Attie and Goldwater Productions (Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater). If Mrs. Goundo is deported to Mali, her two-year-old daughter Djenabou will almost certainly be forced to undergo female genital mutilation/cutting. "Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter" is the story of a Malian woman's fight for political asylum in the U.S. to protect her child from this traditional practice, which affects over 85% of women and girls in her native West African country. In following Goundo's quest to raise a healthy daughter in the U.S., the documentary reveals both the changing attitudes towards female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Africa and in Goundo's immigrant community in Philadelphia, and the layered frustrations of the long and unpredictable asylum process. The film has received funding from the Independent Television Service (ITVS). For more info about and to see a trailer of the film, please go to: www.attiegoldwater.com/goundosdaughter/home.htm.

Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater have worked collaboratively since 1990 making widely acclaimed documentaries that have been broadcast nationally and internationally. In 2005, they were awarded the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Their most recent collaboration, "Rosita" (2005), is the story of a 9-year-old Nicaraguan girl who was raped and made pregnant, and her parents' struggle with the medical establishment, the government and the church to end her pregnancy. Broadcast in Latin America on HBO/Cinemax as well as in Europe and Asia, "Rosita" was selected to screen at INPUT 2007 and has been shown at film festivals worldwide, including the Human Rights Watch Festival and Silverdocs. Attie and Goldwater's 2002 ITVS production, "Maggie Growls," a whimsical biography of Gray Panther founder Maggie Kuhn, was selected to be the premiere program on PBS' documentary series Independent Lens.

Co-Producer and Editor Sabrina Schmidt Gordon has been committed to documentary filmmaking for over a decade. Her editing debut garnered an Emmy for WGBH’s Greater Boston Arts series, and she has continued to distinguish herself as both a producer and editor, having worked on numerous award-winning documentaries for public television and cable. She is the Co-Producer and Editor of "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," a groundbreaking documentary about manhood and gender politics in mainstream Hip-Hop that was broadcast on the national PBS series Independent Lens, and named among the best documentaries of 2007 by the Chicago Tribune. She has also expanded her work to include New Media as a Producer/Editor on The Masculinity Project—a web-based initiative of ITVS and the National Black Programming Consortium, exploring masculine identity in the Black community. Her commitment to social change extends to working with non-profit and grassroots organizations on video programs, among them Witness; Agricultural Missions; and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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

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

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

About The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.


Simone Francis
Wed 18 Mar 2009Link

Nomadic Hands is looking for volunteer crew members with film and/or sound experience to help create a documentary in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Applicants MUST:
Be available from April 14th to May 14th 2009.
Be willing to pay for a return air flight ticket to Quito, Ecuador if funding is unable to be accuired.
Be extremely adventurous and able to live in very basic conditions.
Have a strong interest in Environmental conservation, humanitarian causes, and animal welfare.
Read through the Ikiam Expedition blogs parts 1-5 before applying- http://journals.worldnomads.com/simonefrancis/post/24106.aspx

Food and basic accommodation will be provided for the three weeks throughout the duration of the filming in the Jujuintza village, and travel expenses may be re-imbursed at a later date after the documentary is distributed.

For further information about the documentary visit http://www.nomadichands.com/news_blog.php?id=40

To apply, send an email with your resume and a paragraph explaining why you want to help and how you can contribute to simone(at)nomadichands.com


Paul Ortiz
Tue 31 Mar 2009Link

Hi, I'm an editor/shooter and am now available for work. Please see my profile for more info. I might be willing to travel for the right project. Thank you.


Simone Francis
Wed 1 Apr 2009Link

Hi Paul,

I am having trouble opening your profile. Could you please send me an email through the www.nomadichands.com website via the contacts page?

Thanks,
Simone


Paul Ortiz
Wed 1 Apr 2009Link

HI Simone,
I will send an email directly to your gmail account.


Rob Hatch-Miller
Wed 1 Apr 2009Link

If anyone in the NYC area is looking for any kind of paid help, even just a day or two here and there, I'm available for work starting in late April. I've been working the last two years as an Associate Producer and Assistant Editor on a feature-length doc. In my time there we've successfully sought support from the Sundance Fund, NYSCA, Tribeca/Gucci, et cetera. I've gained experience working on fundraising trailers on Avid and Final Cut as well as working on funding apps, budgets, research, et cetera. Contact info is on my profile page.


Sam Cullman
Thu 2 Apr 2009Link

Documentary about the War on Drugs in America based out of NYC (Charlotte Street Films) is seeking an experienced sound person to operate a boom and run sound next week on Monday the 6th and Tuesday the 7th of April in Buffalo, NY. We will be filming proceedings at a drug court and then doing quick set up interviews with prisoners, judges, lawyers and administrators. We have a bunch of the necessary gear (lectrosonics wireless and lav, sennheiser 416 shotgun, mixpre two channel mixer) but would still like to have another wireless system and maybe an extra shotgun mic (preferably a sennheiser 60?). We can offer a day rate of $250. Please contact samcullman@earthlink.net if you are interested/ available.
Many thanks.


Jason Rosette
Thu 2 Apr 2009Link

Hello everyone, glad to be back on the boards!

I have several items of potential interest for the classifieds:

===> 1) I'm in the USA from Cambodia for a month to promote some new and previous movies (see http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/2009/04/vuth-learns-to-rock.html), and am interested in working some gigs while I'm here to generate some sustainable revenue.

I edit, write, shoot, do motion graphics, perform VO-narration, as well as other less glamourous production tasks--am open to anything, please drop me a line. See my IMDB here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0742891/ Contact jrosette@gmail.com / 407-432-2534

===> 2) I'm seeking an inexpensive (free?) screening space in New York City on or around April 23-24, where I can screen some new and previous docs and other movies. Can be a warehouse, art gallery, industrial space, etc, as long as there's a projector, some speakers, and a white wall. [Pls notify as per contact above]

===> 3) The movie festival we run in Cambodia, CAMBOFEST (www.cambofest.com) is now entering its 3rd year and is seeking partner fests and advisors in the developed world who have experience in the doc world. Please email info@cambofest.com to discuss...

...By the way, we do have a "2 for 1" special on documentary submissions for the month of APRIL, please see the Cambofest website.

===> 4) Our new book, "HURRICANE: THE LIFE OF AN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER", is now available [(c) 2009, GG Media enterprises, Phnom Penh, Cambodia] Please visit https://www.createspace.com/3352404 for more information

Thanks and all the Best,

J Rosette
CAMERADO
www.camerado.com

https://www.createspace.com/3352404


Gregory Rossi
Sat 4 Apr 2009Link

In reply to Karen Bernstein's post on Tue 3 Mar 2009 :

Karen, I didn't see an e-mail address to apply for the Whitney internship at her website. Do you have that information?


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 8 Apr 2009Link

Docs In Progress is offering up to the three documentary filmmakers
the opportunity to participate in the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film
Seminar as Docs In Progress Fellows from June 19-26 on the campus of
Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

As an incubator for independent documentary filmmakers, Docs In
Progress believes strongly that filmmakers can be empowered and
energized by experiencing unique opportunities to share ideas and
experiences with others. Therefore, we are pleased to offer this
Fellowship Program, possible through a generous cost-share with the
Philadelphia Foundation. The Docs In Progress Fellowship covers the
registration fee (which includes room, board, and all special events
throughout the week) and travel costs in getting to the seminar.

Deadline to receive applications is Wednesday, April 15, 2009. For
more information on eligibility and to download an application, please visit our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=105&Itemid=90


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 8 Apr 2009Link

Docs In Progress also begins a new round of classes in downtown Silver Spring, MD next week:

Documentary Filmmaking from A to Z
April 15-May 20 (six consecutive Wednesdays) 7-9 pm
How can you identify and tell your documentary story effectively while maintaining focus throughout the filmmaking process? Participants will develop a proposal and budget and learn strategies for planning production, editing, and distribution. Open to new and experienced filmmakers.

Documentary Fundraising
April 14-May 19 (six consecutive Tuesdays) 7-9 pm
This workshop provides participants with concepts and tools that can help documentary filmmakers complete their documentary projects by securing resources necessary to do so. Participants will learn how to develop a fundraising plan, track the fundraising effort, conduct donor research, conduct a fundraising drive, and solicit grants from corporations and foundations. Open to new and experienced filmmakers.

What Is Documentary? (Documentary Appreciation)
April 16-May 21 (five consecutive Thursdays) from 7-9 pm
Through seeing and discussing clips from many documentaries (and additional film viewing outside of class), participants will understand more about documentary film language; different approaches to voice and point of view; and the ethical issues faced by documentary filmmakers in presenting their takes on truth. Open to non-filmmakers as well as filmmakers.

Documentary Production
April 18-May 30 (six consecutive Saturdays from 9 am-12 noon/no class May 23)
This hands-on workshop focuses on how to plan, shoot and edit. Participants will work in teams to produce a 3-5 minute video. Open to new filmmakers.

Advance registration is highly recommended. To register, visit the Docs In Progress website at http://www.docsinprogress.org or contact Adele Schmidt at (301) 789-2797 or adeleATdocsinprogressDOTorg


Tatiana Petrone
Wed 8 Apr 2009Link

We are currently accepting films for the 2009 American Conservation Film Festival until June 1. The Festival will take place November 5-8, 2009 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Our mission is to promote outstanding films that educate and inspire people to become engaged in conservation. Ideally we would like to present films that:
• Show humans as part of the environment, and/or living in a continuum of cultural tradition.
• Present stories about the natural World/Ancient culture.
• Explore human's/culture's relationship with the environment and or cultural roots.
• Explore ways we connect with the natural world, and history.
• Explore issues driven by natural resource conservation.
• Explore our relationship with the environment and our efforts to conserve what we can and how we cope with what we can't save.

We encourage both professional and student filmmakers to submit. Additionally, all filmmakers are encouraged to participate in our Traveling Festival.
Student filmmakers are eligible to compete for cash awards in our annual student filmmaking competition.
There is no fee for submission. If your film is selected, you will be invited to attend the festival and the American Conservation Film Festival will provide lodging and meals.
Please download the submission form from our website, www.conservationfilm.org, and send it along with a copy of your film.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Tatiana Petrone
Festival Manager
Info@conservationfilm.org


Monica Rankin
Fri 10 Apr 2009Link

Documentaries in HiDef
A Workshop on Broadcast-Quality Documentary Production
Oaxaca, Mexico, July 5-16, 2009

This 10-day workshop focuses on the production of broadcast-quality High Definition documentaries. Emmy-award winners videographer and editor Dan Duncan and host David Yetman from the PBS and Discovery Channel Series “The Desert Speaks” will direct the workshop. Participants will be divided by experience into groups no larger than 5 and receive instruction in filming on location and in post-production editing to produce a final broadcast quality documentary.

Participants will have the opportunity to film in such places as Oaxaca City, Teotitlán del Valle, the Mixteca, and Oaxaca's desert valleys and on such topics as Oaxaca’s street musicians and the colonial organs of Oaxaca’s pueblos. Other video projects will be considered

Participants will join in seminar sessions and on-location visits to the CIESAS (Mexico’s Institute of research in Social Anthropology) Laboratorio Visual and INHA (Mexico’s National Institute of History and Anthropology) program of ethnographic documentaries. Evenings will feature the presentation of documentaries and discussion with the producers. These will include James Cullingham, Toronto-based documentary producer and Ph.D. student at York University, and Ethelia Ruz, INHA ethnographic documentary producer. Participants who have produced documentaries are encouraged to bring them to the workshop for screening and discussion.

Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

Costs and logistics:
The participation fee for the workshop is $1950 dollars that includes the use of the latest high definition video and sound equipment and editing programs, and the cost of field trips (with translators when necessary). Some financial aide is available on a competitive basis. For an additional cost, participants can request housing with a Mexican family ($17 US a night for separate bedroom and breakfast) or hotel ($60 US a night for room in a moderate priced hotel within walking distance of the workshop). For travel arrangements, there are flights to Oaxaca from Mexico City or convenient bus travel of 5 hours. The workshop staff can provide additional information.

Application information can be found at the following website:
http://www.utdallas.edu/~mrankin/oaxacaweb/documentaryweb.htm

For additional information, contact:
William H. Beezley
Department of History
University of Arizona
Tucson, Az 85721
beezley@u.arizona.edu

Edited Fri 10 Apr 2009 by Monica Rankin

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