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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and brochure. We review applications at the end of each month.
Public Classifieds and Announcements - Get The (D-)Word Out!
Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries.
Please include a LOCATION. Spam will be deleted.
As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)
ELSEWHERE ARTIST COLLABORATIVE
WANTED: NEW MEDIA MANAGER FOR HIGH-PROFILE SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS VIDEOS AND WEB PROJECT.
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.
• 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.
· 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.
Start date: ASAP
End date: Beginning of July
To Apply: Email resume, short cover letter and links to work samples to email@example.com
No phone calls please.
Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.
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.
If any of you happen to know any Germans (or Swiss or Austrians) in Los Angeles, please contact me...
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.
Ben, I'm making some enquiries. Will let you know if I come up with any hungry Germans.
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
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.
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:
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
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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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NO PHONE CALLS
I am subletting my office at UnionDocs for the next six months. Please read the description below and contact our Operations Manager, Amber Cortes, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to see the space.
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.
DocuClub is seeking submissions for 2009.
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.)
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.
I was pleased to find a site like this; hopefully, ideas flow easily. Glad to participate and answer sound questions.
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 : email@example.com
In respect of time, we will contact you if we find your profile/expectation a fit. We thank you for your attention.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to inquire.
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.
Hope you enjoy watching them.
Later, The Pixie
(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, firstname.lastname@example.org, with a short description of you and what you're looking for. Thanks!
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: email@example.com and leave your phone number. Thanks!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
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.
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