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George Scheer
Wed 28 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
Fri 30 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
Fri 30 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
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

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


John Burgan
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

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


Ben Kempas
Sun 1 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 Sun 1 Feb 2009 by Ben Kempas

Marj Safinia
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

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


Jo-Anne Velin
Mon 2 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
Tue 3 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
Tue 3 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


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