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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


Andrew Zinnes
Wed 4 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
Thu 5 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
Thu 5 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
Thu 5 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
Thu 5 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
Fri 6 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
Mon 9 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
Mon 9 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
Tue 10 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
Wed 11 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
Thu 12 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
Fri 13 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
Tue 17 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
Tue 17 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
Mon 23 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
Mon 23 Feb 2009Link

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Michael Collins
Tue 24 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
Wed 25 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
Thu 26 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 Thu 26 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
Tue 3 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 Tue 3 Mar 2009 by Maya Jakubowicz

Lisa F Jackson
Wed 4 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
Fri 6 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
Tue 17 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
Tue 17 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
Tue 17 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
Tue 31 Mar 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
Tue 31 Mar 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
Wed 1 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
Fri 3 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
Tue 7 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
Tue 7 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

Rida Solano
Mon 13 Apr 2009Link

Looking for paid doc work – producing/editing/DVD Authoring/Photoshop etc.... :

QUALIFICATIONS
• Write compelling story driven copy, short promo’s and V.O’s
• Work with production team to maintain the Producer’s overall creative vision, and the highest technical quality.
• Conduct and organize research for projects, including rights and licensing, legal work and prepping all deliverables
• Booking or casting guests/experts/actors/hosts/V.O’s
• Basic Avid and After Effects, advanced Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Compressor (and other codec’s), DVD Studio Pro,
HTML, LexisNexis, and a solid understanding of HD and SD post procedures, tech specs etc
• Understanding of video and art formats (Quicktime compressions, aspect ratios, jpegs vs tiff, etc.)
• Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet research savvy, Mac/PC user, Type 65 WPM
• Arrange brainstorming sessions, help track projects in development, prep pitches
• Arrange and coordinate shoots, including scheduling facilities, personnel, equipment, etc
• Facilitate the day to day work involved in creating bibles, one sheets, and marketing materials
• Point person for non-broadcast television repackaging projects.
• Occasionally assume producer/director role on shoots, as needed.


AWARDS
Highest Achievement Award – Thesis 25 minute short film – Art Institutes

LANGUAGES
Fluent English and Spanish


nycproducer212@gmail.com
**Please e-mail me for full resume


Felix Endara
Tue 14 Apr 2009Link

DocuClub in April!

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be A.M. Peters. Peters' independent film banner, Dinomonster Films, develops and produces documentaries and feature films, as well as music and corporate videos offering a fresh style and perspective on characters and culture. Her produced scripts include such animated shorts "Jack Quack (The Path)" and "Corporate Whore," and the comedy Electronic Devices. Peters worked as the Assistant to Academy-Award nominated director Nanette Burstein on the documentary "American Teen." She has also worked with other clients such as Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. Peters’ most recent film, "No Cross, No Crown," will screen at Patois: The 6th Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival.

We will screen "Lil Poison" by Beth Earl. At five years old, Victor De Leon III is the youngest professional video game player in the world. "Lil Poison" follows Victor and his father/manager, SicVic, as they travel to video game tournaments across the country hoping to win prize money, score sponsorship deals and place in the top sixteen of the Major League Gaming circuit. Gaming gives them the opportunity to travel, earn money and recognition, and escape their financial woes and family predicament. The documentary offers insight into this gaming world and shows us the life of a kid who could become the poster child for his generation.

Director and producer Beth Earl is the founder of Massive Productions. She graduated with a degree in International Relations from Brown University, and went on to get a certificate in digital filmmaking from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Beth worked with Albert Maysles on his upcoming project, "In Transit." "Lil Poison" is her first documentary.

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.


Gregory Rossi
Wed 15 Apr 2009Link

In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Tue 7 Apr 2009 :

Thanks for this notice Erica, I was able to get my application in. It sounds like a great program.


Mario Berlinguer
Mon 20 Apr 2009Link

Featured on NextCat.com!

I have had the nice surprise of being selected as featured talent (composer) by the entertainment website NextCat.com. My profile will be sported for a few weeks on their music opening page here .

You can check out some of my work on my website at
www.marioberlinguer.com or on my NextCat page at www.nextcat.com/marioberlinguer .

For any artists working in the enterteinment industry, NextCat is a great place to be. And for any documentarists in need of a composer, feel free to contact me there or on my website.

Cheers,
Mario


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