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Marj Safinia
Mon 9 Aug 2010Link

One more week to go for DOCUWEEKS in New York and LA. There are some really great films playing that y'all should go and see. This week in NY you can catch MY PERESTROIKA by D-Word's own Robin Hessman, as well as WASTE LAND (Lucy Walker) and BUDRUS (Julia Bacha) in NY. Just some of my favorites. Have also heard amazing things about FREEDOM RIDERS.

In LA, you can see STEAM OF LIFE, in which naked Norwegian men discuss life in saunas (believe me, it's amazing), SUMMER PASTURE, in which you can witness up close remote rural life in the mountains of Tibet and learn about the value of yak milk as a moisturizer, and you can see THIS WAY OF LIFE, which I highly recommend for all phobic parents. This New Zealand family lives by a whole different set of rules, and it's an eye opening opportunity to examine how parenting is approached in this country.

These are just some of the highlights of a really great crop of films. And as we all know, unless we ourselves get our butts into theaters to support our fellow docmakers, how can we expect others to do the same?

I highly recommend a visit to the Arclight in LA or the IFC Center in NY. It's like taking a vacation without every leaving home.


Jessica Edwards
Tue 10 Aug 2010Link

Hi Everyone,

Sort of an off topic request, but I am looking for a wedding photographer for October 10th, 2010. Its ideally suited for someone who is just starting out as the payment we have is $500. The location is the beautiful bucolic Catskill Mountains but we would pay for transportation from NYC or surrounding areas.

If you are interested (or know someone who is) please email me at jessicalenaedwards@gmail.com

Thanks!


Michael Collins
Tue 10 Aug 2010Link

INTERNSHIP

We are currently in postproduction on a feature doc with the working title "Give Up Tomorrow." It is a murder-mystery social-justice story set in the Philippines. Our offices located in Park Slope.

We’re seeking an intern to assist with post-production. Responsibilities will vary depending on individual’s skills but will include sub-titling and media management using Final Cut. There is a possibility to assist with graphics for anyone with Photoshop experience or an interest in learning it.

The position is unpaid, but we’ll cover transportation and working meals. School credit, general mentorship/advice, and credit on the final film will certainly be provided to excellent interns. The ideal candidate will be: bright, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and patient, – very attentive to detail, interested in the editorial process and documentary filmmaking – able to give 10-20 hours per week to the project (schedule flexible, open to discussion). Photoshop experience a plus.

Please send your cover letter and resume to michael@thoughtfulrobot.com

Thanks
Michael


Hannah Fe
Tue 10 Aug 2010Link

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DISASTER SHORT FILM AWARD

Do you have a documentary that tells the story of a remarkable individual's
actions in response to a devastating environmental event? Submit your film
to the explore HATCH Disaster Film Award presented by the non-profit,
multi-media organization explore.org.

Winner of the explore/HATCH award will be flown to HATCHfest Bozeman
September 22-25 and be presented with a Canon HD SLR camera package
from explore.org’s founder, Charles Annenberg Weingarten, and HATCH.

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE AUGUST 25TH. Submission is free of charge.

For submission info please click here:
http://explore.org/about/explorehatch_award/


Jacob Bricca
Wed 11 Aug 2010Link

Lost my shooter, and am scrambling to find someone with at least minimal documentary shooting experience and their own camera to shoot for a few hours this Friday evening 8/13 in LA. Shoot will be at a benefit concert @ the Greek Theatre (Carlos Santana, Zach de la Rocha and others are performing, more details @ http://www.doloreshuerta.org/weavingmovements/). This is a DEFERRED PAY job for a documentary that is partially funded and is in the process of raising remaining funds. Screen credit and eternal thanks guaranteed.

Please write back if interested--thanks!

Jacob Bricca
jbricca@wesleyan.edu
http://jbricca.blogs.wesleyan.edu/


Jana Kadrevis
Thu 12 Aug 2010Link

Until September 3, 2010, the Institute of Documentary Film is accepting applications for the 10th East European Forum (Oct 21-28, 2010, Jihlava, Czech Republic). Get funding for your documentary project and meet international filmmakers & experts!

EAST EUROPEAN FORUM 2010
October 21 – 28, 2010
Jihlava, Czech Republic

- Workshop
- Pitching Sessions
- Individual Meetings
- Networking

Application deadline: September 3, 2010. If you would like to submit your documentary project, please fill out our online application form

To read more details, please visit http://www.dokweb.net or our facebook page

Contact:
Hana Rezkova
Institute of Documentary Film
Skolska 12, Prague, Czech Republic
hanka@dokweb.net
www.dokweb.net

Edited Thu 12 Aug 2010 by Jana Kadrevis

Hashem Selph
Fri 13 Aug 2010Link

Hi all – I need contact info for experienced local DP's/shooters, as well as sound people, in Colombia. Preferably with experience shooting verite-style docs or news pieces. Any leads would be much appreciated.

- Hashem

hashems@gmail.com


Lani Simeona
Sat 14 Aug 2010Link

FULL FRAME'S 2011 NEW DOCS CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS AUGUST 15

Full Frame exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in various categories. By completing the online application, you will be submitting to NEW DOCS, the festival’s competitive program which includes films completed in the last two years. In 2010, 60 films were selected for NEW DOCS from 1200 entries. NEW DOCS are eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2010 festival offered 8 awards, with prizes totaling over $50,000 in cash and services. The 2011 festival will take place Thursday, April 14, through Sunday, April 17.

Regular Deadline: October 15, 2010 ($40)
Late Deadline: November 30, 2010 ($60)

Please visit the SUBMIT page of our website for submission guidelines and requirements. (www.fullframefest.org)


Andrew Berends
Sat 14 Aug 2010Link

Hello, all. I've been booked for a one week gig. It's kind of an exploratory shoot, and the producer doesn't have a big budget. We need to rent a Panasonic HPX170 or HMC150 at a reasonable rate.

We can get a package from Abel for $1000, but hoping to spend half that.

We'll be leaving NY Sunday morning and returning the following Sunday.

If anybody has one available, let me know ASAP. We'd like to sort this out this afternoon.

Thanks!


Andrew Berends
Sat 14 Aug 2010Link

never mind. got it sorted out.


Karen Everett
Sat 14 Aug 2010Link

Hi Everyone,

I'm a documentary story consultant who teaches at the top U.S. documentary program at UC Berkeley.

I'm offering a new, 6-month coaching circle for 5 committed documentary filmmakers. You'll get detailed critiques on 3 cuts, advice for structuring your film, peer support and eight virtual teleseminars.

You can live anywhere in the world to participate.

Learn more at http://newdocediting.com/land/innercircle/

This program is perfect for filmmakers needing help structuring an engaging documentary. I use innovative techniques for crafting films that are as compelling as narrative films. The cost is half the price of my story consulting services for a similar amount of time.

The New Doc Inner Circle begins Tuesday, August 17th. I have two openings left.

If you think this might be right for you, I invite you to find out more about this great coaching program today: http://newdocediting.com/land/innercircle/

To Your Success,

Karen Everett
Documentary Story Consultant


Suree Towfighnia
Tue 17 Aug 2010Link

Anyone know a sound recordist in Nashville, TN? We're looking to hire someone for one-day shoot next week (observational shooting with interviews). Please send them my way: suree 44 @ gmail . com

Thanks!


Elizabeth Westrate
Tue 17 Aug 2010Link

Hashem, we worked with an excellent crew in Bogota for our PBS series, e2. You can reach out to Warren "Zulu" Keuning – Producer, Tribu International – zulu@tribu.com.co He can help you with logistics and knows very professional crew people. Good luck!


Donald Goldmacher
Wed 18 Aug 2010Link

I am looking for a crew to interview a professor at U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in the next few weeks. If you can provide a discounted rate and can shoot in HD, please let me know asap.You can reach me at:
510-527-1761
donald.goldmacher@gmail.com
You can see our trailer at the link below.
www.Heist-themovie.com

Best,
Donald Goldmacher, Producer


Chelsea Hernandez
Thu 19 Aug 2010Link

PBS Documentary (Fixing The Future) needs experienced Production Assistant in St Paul, MN and Fargo, ND for 26, 27, 28 29 of August and prep time before. Production Assistant must have camera experience and be able to supply two references for recent work. $200/day.

Contact: karen@bernsteindocumentary.com


Gregg Schwenk
Thu 19 Aug 2010Link

2011 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Celebrating its 12th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival announces its call for entries!

The 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 300 films from around the world, including feature length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards.
In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, an industry seminar series, and question and answer sessions with filmmakers.

The Newport Beach Film Festival was named one of the “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by Movie Maker Magazine.

The Festival runs from April 28th to May 5th, 2011.

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.
ENTER YOUR FILM NOW AND SAVE!

*Receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!

www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


Yance Ford
Fri 20 Aug 2010Link

ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY SERIES POV SEEKING INTERNS:

All departments at the PBS series POV, Interactive and Community Engagement and Programming/Production are looking to staff up with bright motivated, students who are passionate about all aspects of the documentary film world.

Interns will have real responsibilities and year after year make important contributions to the success of the series; from cutting web content to working with our community engagement partners to assisting with our Editorial Committee- the penultimate step in selecting films for POV 2011/2012 interns are an integral part of POV life. We’re looking for students who have experience with Final Cut, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro and Photoshop BUT we are happy and willing to train the right candidate. Prospective interns must be quick learners, unafraid to ask questions and open to performing a variety of tasks. A sense of humor, sharp wit and sarcasm are a plus.

Interns receive on air credit and transportation assistance based on the number of days they spend on site.

We are an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds and educational experiences.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to POV’s Coordinating Producer Andrew Catauro at acatauro@pov.org .


Doug Block
Fri 20 Aug 2010Link

And, best of all, you'd get to work with Yance Ford!


Yance Ford
Fri 20 Aug 2010Link

In all of my curmudgeonly splendor...


Robert Goodman
Fri 20 Aug 2010Link

Yance I have a lot of terrific students who fit the bill. How many do you need?


Elizabeth Gesas
Tue 24 Aug 2010Link Tag

Hi, I'm working for an acclaimed documentary filmmaker in Santa Monica.

We are looking for interns to log footage.

More details to be discussed once the dialogue starts.

VERY HIGH PROFILE PEOPLE INVOLVED and can't publicize info.

Thanks!

Email me: Tenley1980@aol.com


Richard Burst-Lazarus
Thu 26 Aug 2010Link

The Paley Center is offering a $5,000 finishing grant to an emerging filmmaker working as part of our annual Pitch Workshop.

The Pitch Workshop is offering the grant for an unfinished, work-in-progress documentary film.

Late deadline is Sept. 7. You can find out more and apply here:

http://www.paleycenter.org/pitch2010

We're now also featuring video of our past pitch workshops – very useful for learning how to pitch your documentary film.

Richard Burst-Lazarus
docfest@paleycenter.org


Senain Kheshgi
Mon 30 Aug 2010Link

Seeking Toronto based AP's, PA's and interns for a doc project. Shoot begins around Sept 7 and goes until 20th Sept. All positions are PAID. Please send a resume and cover letter to me at senain@dynomitepictures.com


Ben Kalina
Sat 4 Sep 2010Link

Looking for a local shooter with HD/HDV and basic sound set-up for a one-person, one-day doc-style commercial shoot on Kona, Hawaii. The date is flexible, October 6, 7 or 8. Please send me an email at ben@mangrovemedia.net.


Mike Smith
Wed 8 Sep 2010Link

2010 ROGUE & AMC BIG BREAK MOVIE CONTEST OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

The Rogue and AMC Big Break Movie Contest announces its call for entries! Submit your film and launch your career.
The winning film will be released in 50 AMC theaters nationwide.

The submission period runs from Aug 16th to Oct 15th, 2010.

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.
ENTER YOUR FILM NOW!

www.iamrogue.com/bigbreak


Felix Endara
Thu 9 Sep 2010Link

New York: AFFORDABLE OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE in PRIME LOCATION

Private offices within film and media arts center

Excellent central location, near all public transportation:
104 West 14th Street, 4th floor (corner of 6th Avenue)

Trains
walking distance to Union Square: 4/5/6/Q/R/N
6th Avenue: L/F/M at corner
7th Avenue: 1/2/3 1 block away

Spaces

1. Large space: 23 x 17 feet

- Available with or without furniture (Includes 7 desks in an open environment)

- Ample shelves and storage

- Air conditioned

- 3 large windows

- Receptionist

- Access to internet, printer, copy machine/scanner, water cooler

Price: $2,000/month

2. Small Space: 13 x 9 feet

- Available with or without furniture (Includes 2 desks, chairs, can fit a 3rd desk)

- Shelves and storage

- Receptionist

- Access to internet, printer, copy machine/scanner, water cooler

Price: $1,000/month

If interested, please contact Steve Mendelsohn at 646-230-6368. ext. 231, or by email: steve@artsengine.net

Steve Mendelsohn
Executive Director
Arts Engine
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
T. 646-230-6368, x231
F. 646-230-6388
steve@artsengine.net
www.artsengine.net

Arts Engine is a trusted source of media that matters. We drive change by connecting media, technology and community.


Finlay Pretsell
Fri 10 Sep 2010Link

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Scottish Documentary Institute is pleased to announce that Bridging the Gap 8 is now open for applications!

We are looking for Scottish-based filmmakers to make 10 minute documentaries on the theme of SHIFT. We want films to be told in the first person – either by the filmmaker or the main character.

12 ideas will be short-listed on the basis of the proposal and supporting materials. In the following weeks they will be developed through weekend workshops so that they can be pitched to a panel of experts who will commission the final 5 projects in December 2010. The films, to be delivered by April 2011, are intended for distribution in cinemas and festivals.

Who can apply?
This scheme is open to all filmmakers based in Scotland, and particularly aims to bridge the gap between training/graduation and a first commission, and those filmmakers who have not made films for the big screen. We are especially interested in filmmakers from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. We cannot accept applications from students in full time education.

DEADLINE: 6 October 2010

For further details please visit our website or contact Flore on f.cosquer@eca.ac.uk | 0131 2216204

Supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise & ERDF via Screen HI, Edinburgh College of Art, home of Scottish Documentary Institute.


Felix Endara
Fri 10 Sep 2010Link

DocuClub in September!

We are happy to announce a partnership with Women Make Movies for our September DocuClub. The screening will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca (Take 1, A/C/E to Canal Street).

We will screen a rough cut of FLAT DADDY [www.flatdaddydocumentary.com] by Nara Garber and Betsy Nagler. As military families across the country continue to endure the deployment of loved ones to Afghanistan and Iraq, many attempt to fill the void with “Flat Daddies” and “Heroes on a Stick,” life-sized cardboard cutouts of their husbands, wives, sons and daughters serving overseas. Using these two-dimensional surrogates as a connecting thread, the documentary tells the stories of four such families, from suburban Minnesota, the Bronx, Las Vegas and rural Maine, as they unfold over the course of a year. Each family represents a unique perspective on the war effort and the difficulties of deployment; together, they weave a nuanced narrative of how military families are coping in post-9/11 America as combat operations enter their tenth year.

Co-Director/Producer/Director of Photography Nara Garber divides her time between directing, producing, shooting, and editing. Often wearing many hats on the same project, Garber produces educational documentaries for Carnegie Hall and has helmed productions for major corporations while also collaborating on provocative PSAs for The Point Foundation and the political satirists, Billionaires for Bush. As a DP, she has dragged camera equipment across five continents in pursuit of the perfect shot. In 2009, a documentary assignment took her on a tour of American military bases in Iraq where many of the men and women serving volunteered the opinion that deployment is harder on the families back home. Garber hopes that FLAT DADDY will help bring that statement to life for a larger audience.

Co-Director/Producer/Editor Betsy Nagler is a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker. Her producing and directing credits include work for the website of the Working Families Party, for the television show BLUE’S CLUES, and short narrative films shown at the Seattle and Chicago Film Festivals. In 2005, she completed ‘DO, a documentary on how people feel about their hair that received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts through the Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant Program. She and Nara Garber then received a NYSCA Individual Artists' Grant for FLAT DADDY in 2008. Nagler earned her B.A. at Stanford and her M.F.A. at New York University.

For her first film, Producer Peggy Sutton directed and produced SQUONKUMENTARY. Selected for the 2005 New York IFP Market, the documentary also screened at the Three Rivers Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach International Film Festival and the 2006 Bend Film Festival. Over the past 18 years, her work as a script supervisor has ranged from big budget movies like MEN IN BLACK II to indies such as POLLOCK.

FLAT DADDY is a fiscally sponsored project of Women Make Movies.

Our moderator will be Rose Vincelli, the Program Manager for the Independent Filmmaker Project [www.ifp.org], specifically focusing on curating and producing the Independent Filmmaker Labs, an immersive workshop assisting first-time Documentary and Narrative feature directors with distribution and exhibition strategies, as well as the Project Forum of Independent Film Week. From 2005-07, she was a programmer for the SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival, helping to grow the festival in its inaugural years and working primarily to curate the Shorts Competition. Vincelli recently produced the short documentaries TRANSPOSITION and NO ONE WANTS TO EAT THE PARSLEY. She lives and cooks in Brooklyn.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.

For this screening, only DocuClub members need to RSVP at docuclub@artsengine.net. Our previous screenings have sold out and although admission for non-members is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


Yance Ford
Sat 11 Sep 2010Link

In reply to Robert Goodman's post on Thu 19 Aug 2010 :

Hey Robert,
Somehow missed your reply. We're looking for three for the fall and four for January-April.
You can email me off list at yford@pov.org.
Best,
yance


Erica Ginsberg
Sat 11 Sep 2010Link

Washington DC and Baltimore-Area Filmmakers...

While Docs In Progress offers consultation services throughout the year at rates affordable to independent documentary filmmakers, on Saturday, September 25, we will be bringing all our affiliated consultants under one roof at one time for One Stop Consultation Day. All in downtown Silver Spring, MD convenient to parking and Metro.

You can schedule up to three consultations on this day and only have to move from room to room at the Docs In Progress Documentary House to get what you need. What kind of topics can Docs In Progress consultants cover?

  • Story structure at any stage of development of a documentary

  • Production planning for documentaries, including budgeting, working with crews, and scheduling production shoots.

  • Fundraising strategies

  • Marketing and Outreach, including film festival strategies; press kit essentials; presenting the most effective synopsis, logline, and stills; and using social media tool

  • Legal Questions (from an entertainment attorney!) including Contracts, Rights, Clearances, and Fair Use

  • Personalized Feedback on Rough Cuts, Trailer, Proposals, and Treatments

Who Are the Docs In Progress Consultants?

Adele Schmidt (Story Structure, Budgeting, Production Planning, Personalized Feedback on Rough Cuts or Trailers)

Erica Ginsberg (Story Structure, Marketing and Outreach, Personalized Feedback on Rough Cuts or Trailers)

Sam Hampton, PH.d (Fundraising Strategies, Video Equipment Advice, and Personalized Feedback on Proposals)

Christine Intagliata (Approaches to the Documentary Treatment and Personalized Feedback on Treatments)

Laura Possessky, J.D. (Legal Issues including Contracts, Rights, Clearances, and Fair Use)

For more information and to sign-up, please visit our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=77&jevtype=jevent&year=2010&month=09&day=25&Itemid=1

Edited Sat 11 Sep 2010 by Erica Ginsberg

Nicola Lees
Sun 12 Sep 2010Link

Greenlit: Developing Factual / Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch by Nicola Lees

Do you have a documentary project that you are dying to pitch to a TV network, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried pitching it and had the door slammed in your face (several times)? Are you frustrated with being fobbed off? Are you losing confidence in your idea, even though deep down you know it’s a great concept? Is is something you did? Or said? Why are the buyers just not that into you? Don’t despair, you’re not alone in your frustration (although it can feel that way)!

I’m Nicola Lees, experienced development producer, and founder of TV Mole. I’ve spent more than 13 years in the international TV business, and have developed written and pitched hundreds of documentary, docu-drama, multi-platform and reality series for broadcasters such as the BBC, Discovery,Nat Geo, History, TLC and the The Travel Channel, and have won approximately 80 commissions in the UK and USA. I have written a comprehensive guide to the frustrating and often confusing world of TV commissioning, wherever you are in the world.

I’ve interviewed 50 top industry names – producers and buyers – to find out what works, and what doesn’t. You’ll get advice from:

* 10 TV development producers – who have a combined experience of 50+ years of developing and pitching ideas at all levels, from trainee researcher to creative director, and
* 20 senior executives from internationally successful independent production companies who have sold some of the world’s most successful shows, to
* 16 channel executives – the people to whom you will pitch your ideas, who between them have worked at
* 18 TV channels – their experience and advice spans commercial and public service broadcasting; cable, terrestrial and satellite channels; documentary, reality, entertainment, specialist factual (science, history, arts, religion and natural history) and multi-platform programming, in
* 7 countries across 4 continents

I also incorporated advice from a Hollywood agent, several video editors, a storytelling consultant, two production managers and four commercial rights experts.

Collectively, the people who will share their insider knowledge with you have originated, pitched, bought or produced some of the most successful, award-winning TV shows and documentaries in the world, including The Age of Stupid, Touching the Void and Murderball. You are getting hundreds of years of experience condensed into a few hundred pages.

"As a Development Producer with a fair few years in the field, I wasn't sure how much I'd get out of this book...it was worth every penny." (Amazon reviewer)

"After 25 years in this crazy business, it's the first time I have seen TV commissioning so comprehensively and entertainingly dissected." (Mike Slee, Independent Film & TV Producer/Director)

ISBN: 9781408122679


Kelly Amis
Thu 16 Sep 2010Link

I am looking for an experienced editor (preferably in the Bay Area, but not a deal-breaker) to help me finish a feature-length documentary called TEACHED. 



The film provides a candid look at how and why, fifty years after Brown vs. Board of Education desegregated American schools, black and Hispanic students are still performing far behind white students. The film takes the audience into urban schools where the problems are most severe, to talk to the students, parents, principals and, most importantly, the teachers working there to understand: why the race-based "achievement gap" persists; how it is connected to cycles of poverty, underemployment and incarceration; and what could be done to eliminate it. 



I have nearly 200 hours of footage shot mostly with a Sony EX-1 in 1080p24, an 80 min rough cut, and a website where you can watch the trailer and get more information: www.loudspeakerfilms.com.

I'd like to find an editor in the next 2-3 weeks, give you the footage to watch, and then work with you to wrap this puppy up before the end of 2010. I know what stories the footage is ready to tell, but I don't have enough experience to do it. I need an experienced editor who has sophisticated story-telling skills (some of the stories are quite sensitive), great technical ability (FCP), and a strong belief that all kids can learn and achieve at high levels if they are given the chance. I'd also like to find an editor who believes that a documentary film can be compelling and educational and inspiring...and ALSO a beautiful work of art.


Please send your resume and links to your work (or any questions) to me at kamis@loudspeakerfilms.com if you are interested in this position. I expect the work will take 8-12 weeks, and payment will be competitive.

 thanks-
Kelly


Bill Jackson
Thu 16 Sep 2010Link

In reply to Kelly Amis's post on Wed 15 Sep 2010 :

Very interesting film! Good luck. I'm sure you will find a talented editor through D-Word.


Wolfgang Achtner
Fri 17 Sep 2010Link

What an interesting story!

Kelly, if you also have the stories of a couple of individuals (teachers, parents and students), you'll have all the elements you need to make this a fantastic documentary!


Jessica Johnston
Sat 18 Sep 2010Link

CALLING ALL DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS!

Deadline Approaching for 2011 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – Films must be POSTMARKED by October 15, 2010!

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its eighth annual event. From February 11-20, 2011 the festival will screen 100+ films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and experimental works on Montana's largest screen at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana. In addition to ten days of screenings, the event will feature many public and VIP events including panel discussions, galas, receptions and networking round-tables.

The competitive event is open to non-fiction films and videos of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (15-50 minutes), Best Mini-Doc (under 15 minutes) and best documentary about the American West (the Big Sky Award).

DVD (NTSC/PAL), VHS (NTSC/PAL), DVCAM (NTSC/PAL), HDV (NTSC), and miniDV (NTSC/PAL) accepted for preview.

Enter via Withoutabox.com at – http://www.withoutabox.com/login/3969

or download entry form in pdf format at – http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/entries.html

If you would like an entry form emailed to you in pdf format, send a request to callforentries@bigskyfilmfest.org.

For more information visit http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org


Brandon Bray
Tue 21 Sep 2010Link

I'm looking for freelance editor..
I'm shooting a series of short docs in Washington DC at the GW Medical Faculty Associates. If you are (or know anyone who is) an AMAZING freelance editor or animator looking to make some money, I would be very grateful. Thanks.
Please send your resume and links to your work (or any questions) to me at wbbray@gmail.com


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 22 Sep 2010Link

DC Folks...

Docs In Progress returns this Friday, September 24 with Trailer Night. You will be able to provide feedback on documentary trailers and might even be able to get feedback on one of your own since we've got one open film slot. Read on for details.

This workshop-style screening program allows filmmakers who may be at an earlier stage of development with their films to benefit by the moderated feedback of audiences who have traditionally provided feedback on full rough cuts. The filmmakers are looking for audience feedback not only on the effectiveness of the trailer itself, but on the concepts of their films – tremendously helpful as they continue in production and post-production of their films. The evening is being moderated by Erica Ginsberg (Executive Director) and Adele Schmidt (Program Advisor) from Docs In Progress. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.

WHEN?
Friday, September 24, 2010
7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE?
The Documentary Center at The George Washington University
School of Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Auditorium B-07 (one floor down from street level)
Washington DC 20037

Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Limited street parking free after 6:30 pm. Garage parking nearby on H and I Streets.

TICKETS?
$10 suggested donation ($5 suggested for Docs Insiders). Cash only at the door. No advance ticketing.


WHAT'S SCREENING?

A Different Drummer
by Jonathan Gruber and Robert Jackson
In the mid-1960s, Father Stamand, a white priest working helped change the lives of African-American youths in Washington DC's Anacostia neighborhood by putting together the VIP Drum and Bugle Corps which was one of the first all black drum corps. Now more than 40 years later, five of the original members are seeking to carry on Father Stamand's legacy by encouraging a new generation of drummers and buglers.

Inside: Human Trafficking in the U.S.
by David Gedney
While sex trafficking is often viewed as a problem affecting other countries, it is a growing issue right here in the United States, including in Washington DC. This film is an investigation into the trafficking and exploitation of young girls.

Hidden Books
by Sam Hampton
This portrait piece of Kumi Korf explores the lifeforce which inspires an artist. The Japanese-American creates architectural designs, prints, paintings, and artist books which are held by the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the Tate Library, among others. We travel with Korf from her home in Ithaca, New York to her homeland of Japan as we explore what it means to be an artist today.

I Didn't Know
by Ron Minor
Kidney Disease is a health epidemic, especially in minority communities. African-Americans in particular are nearly 5 times as likely to develop kidney disease than Caucasians, often as a result of diet and prevalence of other diseases like hypertension and diabetes. We hear from experts and follow people living with various kidney ailments, some of whom are among the 126,000 on a waiting list to receive a kidney.

Married in Spandex
by Devin Gallagher and Allison Kole
As they begin a life's journey together, Amanda and Rachel are determined to make their wedding day a unique and memorable affair. They travel from Philadelphia to Iowa for their nuptials. But at a time when same-sex weddings are still seen as a political act, can the couple convince their friends and family to get on board and support the relationship...not to mention the gold lame wedding outfits?

Wild Card Slot
by You?
Yes, we have room for one more trailer. If you have a 2-7 minute documentary trailer you'd like feedback on from a Docs In Progress audience, bring it with you to tonight's screening. We will select one wild card submission at random. Note that we can only screen DVDs or VHS tapes. No Quicktime files, AVIs, or Windows Media files even if they are on a DVD.

More info: http://www.docsinprogress.org


Laura Bock
Thu 23 Sep 2010Link

Attention Documentary Filmmakers!

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Check out our website or call (412)323-2300

Hope to hear from you soon and good luck in all your future projects!

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Karen Bernstein
Thu 23 Sep 2010Link

Spiro Films has an immediate need for a production assistant in Cleveland tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 23rd. Ideas???!! Please call: 917-856-2027


Cheree Dillon
Thu 23 Sep 2010Link

Does anyone know an expensive place to rent a projector & speakers near Roswell GA this Saturday? Its a small event so I'm shooting for a low-tech solution. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much!


Laure Parsons
Tue 28 Sep 2010Link

Looking for a shooter ideally someone with an HVX200 or similar, in Washington DC for a few hrs on the 15th and 16th of Oct. Verite experience would be good. Thanks! accelerationmovie@gmail.com


Laura Moire Paglin
Tue 28 Sep 2010Link

In reply to Karen Bernstein's post on Wed 22 Sep 2010 :

Whoa – wish I'd known. Contact me if you need anything Cleveland related. – Laura


Will Kreth
Wed 29 Sep 2010Link

New York City-based folks-
Indie Documentary Film seeks MBA-type with passion for the arts/film

MediaGroove LLC is seeking a Associate Producer with a strong business background to help project manage and coordinate resources for our documentary Get It All Out – a feature-length story about the life of a late, charismatic, yet unknown Pittsburgh musician/ vocalist / poet/ humanitarian and the percussive post-punk/ jazz/ worldbeat/ avant-funk band he was in during the early 1980s. Our protagonist was truly a likable, inspired character, and it doesn’t hurt that he was a compassionate human being who could actually sing and write decent lyrics. If you have experience in collaborating on dynamic teams, contributing your best ideas, are not afraid of hard work and take pride in getting things done – we should talk!

In short, we are reanimating the lost musical DNA of an underground sound that never reached a wide audience, and having a blast doing it (by re-recording, remixing and releasing an amazing songbook of material as a companion soundtrack). Film-wise, we’re 2.5 years in the making and we’ve already completed 2/3 of our planned interviews. Breaking the rules of the typical talking head “rockumentary” – we’re incorporating the use of animation/motion graphics, CGI visualization, social media and other creative digital storytelling techniques to elevate the storyline in contemporary ways.

The right candidate will play a key role in setting the stage to refine and finish the film so this is a great opportunity to be part of an experienced team on the excavation of a dusty gem of a narrative. This position is non-paid (though we will cover working production meals, pre-approved necessary expenses) and will provide you with valuable experience and connections.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:

• This is the ideal project for an MBA with a passion for the arts. Someone who wants to use their professional business (and or marketing) skills outside of work to help bring a film through post-production, fundraising, and see it distributed to national/international festivals, Netflix, Amazon, cable/satellite, etc.

• Strong prior knowledge of Microsoft Project or other web-based project management tools (Basecamp or similar.)

• You will work with the film’s Producer to manage timelines, deliverables, set milestones and hold people to reaching them. Great organizational and detail skills a must!

• Commitment to a minimum of 1 to 2 days per week on a part-time basis (starting immediately)

• MUST be NYC-area based and able to attend meetings with producer, director, assistant editors and archivist.

• Interest in music as a force for social change, progressive politics, multiple genres of music (e.g. – jazz, rock, afrobeat/afro-pop, funk, dub/reggae, post-punk, etc.) – helpful, wouldn't hurt –- but not necessary.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

To apply:
We hope you’re the right fit to help us with our quirky, passionate, musical doc! So, please send a brief cover letter and CV/resume, reel/links to projects you’ve managed and/or worked on, and please put "Associate Documentary Producer" in the subject line. Preference given to candidates with at least 3 solid employment/internship references and prior film or collaborative arts team project experience.

Edited Wed 29 Sep 2010 by Will Kreth

Beth Levison
Thu 30 Sep 2010Link

Hello friends and colleagues!

I'm reaching out to you from Etsy.com, a vibrant online marketplace for handmade and vintage that I'm currently doing some consulting work for. Etsy has been in existence since 2005, and celebrates craftsmanship from the retired birdhouse maker to the Persian rug weaver to the 3rd generation letterpress printer. It has had a small but creative video presence on the web and is aiming to produce more journalistic and video content for viewers.

Etsy.com stories range from about 3 – 5 minutes in length and bring the sellers on the site — and their objects — to life. Currently, the site features three main video series: Handmade Portraits, which profile Etsy sellers, who may be artists, craftspeople, or vintage mavens; There's No Place Like Here, which feature the interiors of wonderful, collection-filled homes; and Process, where the methods tell the story. In addition, we often produce fun and unexpected How-To projects.

We are looking for producers and directors who can shoot and edit their own videos and who might lend their own unique, artistic mark to our productions (we are shooting more and more frequently with the Canon 5D and 7D). We are primarily interested in producers outside the New York area, and are also eager to expand our stable of producers to those based outside the U.S. Etsy has sellers in more than 150 countries, and we know that there are stories spanning the globe.

Please spread the word about our search for talent, and if interested (even you New Yorkers), send reels and resumes to blevison@etsy.com. Also, please don't hesitate to check out etsy.tv to peruse our video archive. Thank you!

All best,
Beth Levison


Annie Berman
Thu 30 Sep 2010Link

About the Outreach and Distribution Coordinator Position

MY PERESTROIKA, Sundance film and winner of the Filmmaker Award at Full Frame and Special Jury Prize at SilverDocs, a film hailed ‘one of the year’s best documentaries’ by the Huffington Post, SEEKS bright, highly-motivated, responsible, and extremely organized and detail-oriented Outreach and Distribution Coordinator with great communication skills and previous experience working in the field, and experience with FCP and WordPress.

Reporting directly to Director/Producer, the Outreach Coordinator is responsible for community outreach, social media initiatives, editing DVD extras, marketing and distribution for educational and theatrical markets, film festival liaison handling applications, travel arrangements, promotion, and print traffic, managing interns, fielding requests, and other related tasks as required.

Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate for the Outreach Coordinator position has excellent oral and written communication skills, is organized and reliable, and demonstrates a passion for the film. They work well as part of a team and enjoy meeting new people. Previous administrative experience working in a Mac environment with WordPress, Final Cut Pro, Google Docs, spreadsheets, task management and other basic software is an asset, as is social media savvy. Knowledge of Russian is a plus, though not a requirement.

Compensation
This is a paid position, through August of 2011.

Application
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to info@myperestroika.com with the subject “Outreach Coordinator.” Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We look forward to hearing from you!


Stefanie Dworkin
Fri 1 Oct 2010Link

INTRO TO FINAL CUT PRO CLASS

Taught by Stefanie Dworkin

Whether you are an aspiring video editor or filmmaker, video artist, reporter, photographer or combination of the five, chances are you have crossed paths with Final Cut Pro and wished you knew your way around this powerful and creative editing tool. Here is your chance to establish such a foundation in a small class setting, allowing you the freedom and flexibility to tend to your own creative pursuit.

INTRO TO FINAL CUT PRO– $399 with WIP/NYWIFT/MPEG discount. Regularly $449.

WEEKLY: Tuesday Evenings October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6 to 9pm.

INTENSIVE: Thursday & Friday October 28th & 29th from 10am to 5pm.

PREREQUISITES
A working knowledge of the Macintosh operating system Mac OS X.

LOCATION: All classes are held at Showbiz Software (ground floor) at 19 West 21 Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. To reserve your seat, please contact 646-829-0700. Private one-on-one sessions are also available by contacting me directly at learnfcp@me.com.

PAYMENT DETAILS
Payment for the classes may be made directly with Showbiz Software by calling 646.829.0700 or visiting their store, 19 West 21st. Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE OUTLINE
Class 1: Overview of Final Cut Pro
Launching Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro’s Interface, Nonlinear Editing & Workflow Process, Working with Projects, Organizing Media Elements, Playing Clips in Viewer, Navigating Clips and Sequences, Marking Clips, Saving, Quitting and Hiding Final Cut Pro.

Class 2: Capturing, Importing and Editing a Rough Cut
Creating a New Project for Capturing, Previewing and Marking Source Material, Logging Clips, Choosing Clip Settings, Choosing Capture Settings, Choosing Capturing Options, Setting Capture Preferences and Acquiring other Media such as Graphics and Audio. Logging Information in Browser, Creating Subclips, Editing a Rough Cut, 3 Point Edit, Making Overwrite and Insert edits, Managing Timeline Tracks, Adding Audio Clips, Moving Clips in the Timeline, Drag and Drop Editing, Importing Tracks from a CD.

Class 3: Editing a Fine Cut, Transitions and Filters
Trimming, Ripple Edit, Dragging Clips to a New Location and Keeping Linked Clips in Sync. Viewing Transition Options, Modifying, Applying and Copying Transitions. Using the Transition Editor, Changing the Transition Parameters, Previewing and Rendering Effects. Applying and Viewing Filters, Creating a Freeze Frame, Changing Clip Size and Position, Building a Split Screen and Animating Motion Parameters.

Class 4: Final Preparation, Outputting to Tape & Digital Media
Monitoring and Adjusting Audio Levels, Applying Transitions to Fade Volume, Setting Keyframe to Change Volume, Working with Video Generators, Adding a Lower Third, Creating a Title. Understanding File Formats, Exporting Quicktime Files for DVDs & the Web, Outputting to Tape and Backing Up Projects.

INSTRUCTOR
Stefanie Dworkin is an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Instructor, Editor, and Photographer. Credits include: As The World Turns; The Naked Brothers Band; My Country, My Country; Let the Sunshine In; Save Her O Save Her*; and Can You Hear Me? Stefanie is a member of the Motion Pictures Editor’s Guild and New York Women in Film and Television. She holds a masters degree in Interactive Telecommunications (ITP) from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a bachelor’s from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is available to teach group and individuals as well as specific Final Cut Pro training for Avid Editors. Stefanie can be reached at learnfcp@me.com

TESTIMONIALS
"Stefanie Dworkin is knowledgeable and adept at encouraging students at all levels. We worked through a basic introduction to Final Cut Pro 6. I came from a fairly tech-phobic background and found that Ms. Dworkin instilled confidence through her clarity and ease working with Final Cut Pro– showing me ways to problem solve based on my instincts while navigating the program. Stefanie keenly answered all questions and tailored the lesson plans and information to each student's individual needs. The class itself, had a very interactive tone with students learning from each other's questions while being guided in a very sure-footed manner by Ms. Dworkin. I highly recommend this class to anyone seeking to get acquainted with Final Cut Pro or sharpen their skills!" D. Cameron-Scorsese, Filmmaker/Actress

"Final Cut Pro 6 is definitely a much needed tool if you want to stay ahead of the game. With a creative innovator like Stefanie Dworkin teaching you the 'ins and outs, you'll be amazed at what you can do frame by frame. The huge sense of accomplishment you feel at the end of each class speaks for itself...For me..the goal was about building from that foundation and making the connection last... Overall, a truly SUPERB class!!"
J. Myers-Bartley, TV Reporter


Felix Endara
Fri 1 Oct 2010Link

POST-PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP for "AN INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE WEIL"

The internship for AN INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE WEIL, a feature-length documentary film by Julia Haslett, offers a unique opportunity to learn about post-production and preparation for a major European film festival premiere in November 2010. To view the trailer and learn more about the film, check out the film's website: www.linestreet.net.

Responsibilities

  • Requesting archival clearances & ordering master tapes
  • Assistant editing
  • Assistance with proposals and letters
  • Helping to manage post-production schedule for on-time delivery
  • Planning and organizing travel arrangements
  • Publicity and promotion of the film for festival circuit
  • Graphic design for DVD and poster art for films
  • Equipment and edit room maintenance and organization

Skills

  • Ability to handle multiple, immediate tasks while paying close attention to detail
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and independently
  • Experience using Final Cut Pro and other related computer programs

Timeframe

ASAP through the end of November 2010.
We need someone who can commit to at least 30 hours a week.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong post-production background who's interested in taking their skills and experience to the next level.

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to:

Enrico Cullen
ricocullen@gmail.com


Laura Moire Paglin
Fri 1 Oct 2010Link

English to French translation needed for original screenplay (25 pages).
Negotiate for payment.
Script needed by October 10th, 2010
For more information, contact:
kailyne.waters@yahoo.com


Pola Rapaport
Fri 1 Oct 2010Link

Breaking Through:
An Experiential Workshop for Creative People

Description:
Use powerful Gestalt-based techniques to overcome your creative blocks.
Learn to confront people and situations from your past and present to move beyond obstacles to your creative expression.
Come prepared to engage and play with your favorite internal demons!

"I really loved the whole thing. The bodily-based work in the context of being in the present, different parts of the self talking to each other, embracing 'demons', hearing commonalities in our experiences- all of it, truly, frees up energy. The exercises were well-executed, fun, original. One of the best workshops I’ve ever attended." – R.C.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone who is- or wants to be- involved in a creative pursuit (e.g. writing, acting, starting a business, etc.)

Date: Wednesday, October 6th, 2010, 7-10 PM

Location: Chelsea, NYC

Fee: $75.00
SIGN UP NOW AND RECEIVE A LAST-MINUTE DISCOUNT FOR D-WORD READERS: 10% off- PAY ONLY $68.50

About the Workshop Leaders:
Pola Rapaport, a Guggenheim Fellow and award-winning filmmaker, has trained at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy.
Devra Fradin has been a leadership coach and group facilitator for twenty years. She uses experiential techniques to help get people to where they want to go.

To Register: Please register by sending an email to heldrap1@gmail.com
Payment by Paypal to polarap@gmail.com

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, enrollment in each workshop is limited to 8 people.

To learn more, contact coachnyc@gmail.com

photo credit: Wolfgang Held
www.blindinglightfilms.com


Andy Schocken
Sat 2 Oct 2010Link

Anyone in NYC have a 5d Mark II (body+cards+batteries) available for rent Tue 10/5?


Kai Hsing
Thu 7 Oct 2010Link

We are a Peabody Award-winning youth-driven converged media production company that delivers the best youth news and culture and undiscovered talent to a cross section of audiences.

In the coming months, we are looking for experienced documentary filmmakers with a strong sense of storytelling and style who can tell unique stories for a culturally diverse, sophisticated young adult audience.

Though our budget is limited, we have distribution from public media outlets across the country and we are looking to support innovative shortform storytelling and experimentation.

Please send a short cover letter to videojobs@youthradio.org describing your filmmaking experience and interests, resume and links to relevant clips, as well as a description of your role in each film.


Felix Endara
Fri 8 Oct 2010Link

DocuClub in October!

Our October DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 7 p.m., at DCTV [http://www.dctvny.org/], located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will screen a rough cut of AN INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE WEIL by Julia Haslett. What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? Haslett seeks an answer in the controversial French philosopher and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943), whose life and work took on this question in a dramatic way. Adopting Weil as her guide through an engaging and profound moral landscape, Haslett goes on a journey to understand Weil’s loss of faith in revolutionary politics and the spiritual awakening that followed. Driving her obsession with Weil is the interwoven story of suffering within Haslett’s own family – her father's suicide when she was 17 and now her older brother's severe depression. When Weil dies from self-starvation at the height of World War II, Haslett is left wondering if death was the logical conclusion to Weil’s philosophy and her attempt to share the pain of others? The result is a deeply moving and unique documentary about what it means to bear witness to suffering, both near and far.

Director/Editor/Producer Julia Haslett makes expressionistic documentaries about contemporary and historical subjects. She is producer/director of the highly acclaimed WORLDS APART (2003) series about cross-cultural medicine, and producer of the companion hour-long documentary HOLD YOUR BREATH (2005), which broadcast on PBS in 2007. Her documentary shorts HURT & SAVE (2001), FLOODED (2003), ECLIPSED (2007), and PURE & SIMPLE (2008) have screened at numerous venues, including the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Rooftop Films, and the Black Maria Film Festival. She has worked at WGBH-Boston, the Discovery Channel, and as a Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. Haslett was awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship to advance her work on AN INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE WEIL, which is her first feature-length film.

Producer Fabrizia Galvagno has worked as a Project Development Manager and Producer with Arte, National Geographic, PBS, and TV Ontario. She developed LEONARDO DA VINCI: THE MAN BEHIND THE TURIN SHROUD? (2002) for National Geographic; RICE GIRLS (2003, Venice Film Festival) recently broadcast on Al Jazeera International; THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE PRESs (2003) for PBS; and GELATO: AN ENDLESS PASSION (2005), which aired on the Sundance Channel.

Producer Enrico Rossini Cullen is the Director of Development and External Affairs at Arts Engine. He has been a consulting producer on several of Arts Engine’s Big Mouth films, including ELECTION DAY (2008), ARCTIC SON (2007), and PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (2010), which premiered in June at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City.

Cinematographer Thomas Torres Cordova is a filmmaker and installation artist. He shot the award-winning PBS-broadcast documentary STRANGE FRUIT (2002) directed by Joel Katz. His films/videos have aired on the Sundance Channel and screened at numerous festivals. His latest film, EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE (2007), was featured last January in a solo show at the Amie and Tony James Gallery in New York City.

Consulting Editor Jonathan Oppenheim’s editing credits include SISTER HELEN, which won the documentary directing award at Sundance and CHILDREN UNDERGROUND, which was nominated for an Oscar and won the Sundance Special Jury Prize, Gotham, and IDA awards. He edited the classic documentary feature PARIS IS BURNING, and edited and co-produced Laura Poitras’ THE OATH.

Our moderator will be Shaady Salehi, Deputy Director at Active Voice, a nonprofit media strategy organization. Working as the intermediary between film producers and NGOs, Shaady specializes in the use of film and media to support long-term social change. She has spoken at film festivals and conferences nationwide, including SILVERDOCS, Making Your Media Matter, NAMAC and the National Black Programming Consortium's New Media Summit. Prior to joining the Active Voice team, she did her graduate studies in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on the role of the Internet in provoking cultural resistance and social change among urban youth in Iran. She holds an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis, and is currently enrolled in Columbia University's Strategic Communications program, with an emphasis in communications for social justice.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net [docuclub@artsengine.net].

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

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


Gregg Schwenk
Wed 13 Oct 2010Link

In reply to Gregg Schwenk's post on Wed 18 Aug 2010 :

2011 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL EARLY BIRD DEADLINE OCT 22!

The NBFF Early Bird Deadline is approaching! Submit your film now to be part of the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival and save!

*Receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:
OCTOBER 22

FEATURES: $35
SHORTS: $30

The 2011 festival will run from April 28th to May 5th, 2011

Visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com to submit


Katie Cook
Thu 14 Oct 2010Link

Find out HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SUBMIT TO INDEPENDENT LENS! Join us tomorrow, Oct. 14th for the FREE DOC TALKS live interview with Lois Vossen, curator for the PBS series, Independent Lens. Listen in, ask questions and get the inside scoop on acquisition. Thursday, Oct. 14th 5pm Pacific (8pm Eastern) Register Now! http://bit.ly/3Z5Zjh

Learn more about DOC TALKS at http://www.documentaryhowto.com


Soudabeh Moradian
Fri 15 Oct 2010Link

My personal "SONY HVR-Z5U High Definition Camera" is available for rent.
Contact me via this email address for more details:
soudmore@gmail.com


Elizabeth Gesas
Sat 16 Oct 2010Link

Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker seeks full time Assistant. General administrative duties include answering calls, scheduling appointments and conference calls, maintaining both personal and work calendars, making travel arrangements, data gathering, ordering supplies, acting as runner, etc. Applicants must be high-energy, detail-oriented, self-motivated, willing to travel, and have a car.

PLEASE EMAIL RESUME: documentary.assistant@gmail.com


Don Alexander
Mon 18 Oct 2010Link

Seattle-area Assistance Needed!

Hi, I'm requesting camera help for an acquaintance in the Seattle area, who is one of the blogosphere's most promising talents. He is a Harvard MBA who is posting information and videos about how the REAL economy works to transfer wealth into the pockets of those who need it least. He already has an excellent series of Powerpoint-style videos on the Web, and is presently putting together some simple lecture-video tutorials. The content is wonderful, but his production technique borders on stone-age... (White balance and good audio would go a long way by themselves.) Compensation, if any, would be minimal, but any help at all with the shooting would make a big impact, and be greatly appreciated. Please send inquiries to Damon, at: strabes23@gmail.com
(It may take a day or two for reply.)
Thanks for reading!


Felix Endara
Mon 18 Oct 2010Link

“SHOOTING POVERTY” Film Screening and Networking Event, October 26, 7 p.m., New York City

Arts Engine, Oxfam, and Shooting People are proud to present a special screening of three short documentaries exposing the true cost of armed violence on poor communities around the world.

The films were made by young independent filmmakers from India, Brazil and Burundi as part of “Shooting Poverty,” a film competition sponsored by Oxfam (www.shootingpoverty.org).

The filmmakers will be present for a post-screening Q&A and a networking reception. (You must be 21 or older to attend the reception.)

Tuesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Tribeca Cinemas, located at 54 Varick Street (New York City)
Admission is $8

For more details and to purchase tickets, please go to:
http://shootingpoverty.eventbrite.com/


Renata Fukuda
Tue 19 Oct 2010Link

Super Shorts and My Movie, a weekly programme of MY TV channel available on Sky 219, is now accepting short films submissions for consideration.
For all who recently directed or produced a short films, films, documentaries, animations, series and would like a wider audience to see it, please contact us.

Submissions are free of charge and all productions should be submitted individually, even when sent by the same director or producer.

About the channel
Website: http://www.tvmychannel.com/
My TV is an independent British entertainment channel available on Sky 219. Our daily schedule features fashion, gastronomy, music, films, shows and sports.

How to submit:
Please send a DVD (only DVD, we do not accept tapes) with your project and the release form signed to the follow adress:
My TV Channel
Super Shorts – Production
199-201 Seven Sisters Road
London – UK
N4 3NG

About the release form (Please contact us at production@tvmychannel.com)
This is a simple authorization as it is your work and you have to give us broadcast permission. You remain with all content copyright and there is no restriction regarding submitting the same material to film festivals.

Next step:
Our production will contact the producers to confirm if the submission was successful.

FAQ:

1) Will I still be able to send my work to other events and festivals?
Yes. We do not require exclusivity regarding festivals and events premieres. All producer / filmmakers are free to submit to as many as they feel doing so.

2) Will I be notified when my work will be shown on My TV?
Once you know your production has been approved, you can check My TV schedule available online at www.tvmychannel.com/tvschedule.html. The schedule is updated every Friday.

3) What else do I need to send?
We definitely need a synopsis about what is the production about. We also need warning in case of use of strong scenes, sexual or religious reference as it may affect the slot time where the film will be broadcast due OFCOM regulations.
If the producer/filmmaker send a press release or photos about the production we may use it to promote throughout or channels (website, newsletter and PR) but we can’t guarantee any exposure and pictures will not be returned.

4) When you deconstruct my work to use for channel publicity, will I be credited for my work?
If used only random scenes to promote the programs it won’t be credited individually. However when using pictures for printed material it will be credited.

Edited Tue 19 Oct 2010 by Renata Fukuda

Cindy L. Hill
Wed 20 Oct 2010Link

Hi, folks.

Still doing some fine tuning on our doc film, "The Last Flight of Petr Ginz", and working on recruiting our next class for the MA/MFA in documentary filmmaking at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested in applying check out our program. www.wfu.edu/documentary


Fredric Lean
Sat 23 Oct 2010Link

I am looking for the opportunity to collaborate with a talented graphic designer proficient with After Effects, Photoshop, Motion Graphic in order to animate a storyboard (animatic)- a 2-3 minutes- and to integrate it in an interview for a documentary.

Please, email me your information and questions.


James Longley
Sat 23 Oct 2010Link

You might ask Chris Wong about this – he had some nice animations in his school doc.


Christopher Wong
Sat 23 Oct 2010Link

fredric, i would definitely recommend the guy i used for my doc (Zebediah Smith). he is affordable and extremely talented and diligent. let me know if you want to get his contact info. i will gladly introduce you.


Fredric Lean
Sun 24 Oct 2010Link

@James Longley Thank you James. That's very nice of you for taking the time to answer my ad. You are an inspiration to a lot of indie filmmakers, especially for us in Europe. I am French but reside in the US.

@Christopher. Thank you very much Christopher. I really appreciate you're also taking the time to answer my request. Yes, please email me his contact.


Dara Messinger
Tue 26 Oct 2010Link

New Yorkers! Two upcoming DCTV Presents screenings:

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DCTV Presents SHOOTING POVERTY
Thursday, October 28th, 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Exposing the negative impact of guns and armed violence in poor communities, the international finalists from Oxfam’s Shooting Poverty documentary contest present their work to NYC.

See Bang for Your Buck from Burundi, Grosso Calibre from Brazil, and April 6th from India, at this unique event presented in collaboration with Oxfam and our BeyondBullets.org anti-gun violence media campaign.

Screening followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

FREE
Details: http://www.dctvny.org/events/shooting-poverty

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DCTV Presents TODAY
Thursday, November 4th, 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Today is the only film of its kind, the true story of one day in the life of three families in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Stylistically bold, each scene shot with gripping intimacy, this film is about far more than just New Orleans. Amidst three fascinating families and their prayers, songs, fights, laughter, and love, Today is the story of a day in the life of America, in all of its beautiful, disturbing, hilarious glory.

Screening followed by a Q&A with Director Naftali Beane Rutter.

"One of the best movies I've seen in the last two years."
-Philip Maysles, Maysles Cinema

"Exquisitely made...moments and frames that come from deep insight into the human condition."
-Annie Roney, Rocco Films International

“Deeply enjoyable.”
-David Friesen, True False Film Festival

$8 – $12
Details & Tickets: http://www.dctvny.org/events/today


Felix Endara
Fri 29 Oct 2010Link

EDIT SUITE AVAILABLE FOR RENT

Private edit suite available within Chelsea media arts center. Includes the following:

Software:
Mac OS
Synchronize! Pro X backup software
Final Cut Pro 7
DVD Studio Pro 4.2.2

Hardware:
Computer:
Processor: Mac Pro G5 Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHZ Processor
Memory: 3 GB
Video: Nvidia GeForce GT 120
Video 2: BlackMagic DeckLink HD Extreme 3D
Monitor (Primary): Apple Cinema HD Display
Monitor (Secondary): Viewsonic VX715

Sony DVCam DSR-25 DVR Deck
Sony Trinitron PVM20-M2U Monitor
Mackie 1402-VLZ Pro 14-Channel Analog Mixer
Roland MA-12 Speaker Monitors
Dynex DX-26L150A11 Flatscreen HD Display

For more information, contact Steve (steve@artsengine.net) or call 646-230-6368, ext. 231.


Amie Segal
Sat 30 Oct 2010Link Tag

Hello Everyone,
Eyepop Productions is seeking a great Final Cut editor for a few small videos for non-profits and a couple of reality series presentations. Looking for someone who's fast, driven, and comfortable with lots of verite style footage, has a great sense of story, rhythm, style and is nice to work with. Send reels to amie@eyepopproductions.com


Katie Cook
Mon 1 Nov 2010Link

Find out about Cinereach Grants for nonfiction and fiction filmmakers! (Next Deadline December 1st)

Join us Nov. 4th for the free DocTalk with Cinereach. Since 2006 Cinereach has distributed over $4 million to 80 different projects. Live teleseminar, Thurs. Nov 4th 5pm Pacific.

Register at http://bit.ly/3Z5Zjh


Fred Silverman
Tue 2 Nov 2010Link Tag

Doug suggested I post about our new site -it is a global video news site http://www.newslook.com We curate video from major providers as well as independent voices. Please check us out and if your an indie documentarian and do short form news oriented pieces, we would be interested in looking at your work. We do a rev share and syndicate to a number of major news sites.

Fred S!ilverman


John Williams
Wed 3 Nov 2010Link

My nonprofit TV series, "SEA-Inside: Pacific Northwest" is coming to an internet near you! Now airing on about 70 community cable stations, this magazine style show about what's below the surface of Pacific Northwest waters is now available on iTunes and blip.tv, soon on Roku set-top boxes.

Each half-hour episode features several short videos, most documentary style, some artistic, poetic, etc. Four of the 21 episodes are on-line to date, more to come.

You can find out more at: http://SEA-Inside.org


Una Halloran
Wed 3 Nov 2010Link

I'm looking for a New York based writer or producer with a background in documentary film to write coverage on a feature film screenplay based on a true story (100 pages). Please email me with a note on your work experience and your coverage fee, nyclondon@lycos.com. Thanks.


Katie Cook
Thu 4 Nov 2010Link

Don't miss tomorrow's live DocTalk with Cinereach!

Cinereach is one of the most interesting and generous film funders currently supporting indie filmmakers. Join us for the free teleseminar Thursday, Nov. 4th, 5pm Pacific (8pm Eastern). Register now at the link below!

http://bit.ly/3Z5Zjh


Bill Kerrigan
Fri 5 Nov 2010Link

I would like to buy SLR lenses with settings of F1.8 and lower.
Thanks


Felix Endara
Fri 5 Nov 2010Link

DocuClub in November!

Our November DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, November 17, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will screen a rough cut of When I Walk by Jason DaSilva. After working as a filmmaker for ten years, filmmaker DaSilva puts his experience with having progressive Multiple Sclerosis to the screen. His journey paints a picture of a complex disease amidst complex circumstances. The film weaves in interviews, explanations, and findings on MS within a jigsaw puzzle of incidents. When I Walk is a featured project of Tribeca All Access. For more info about the film, please go to: http://www.wheniwalk.com.

Director/Producer Jason DaSilva’s first collaborative feature film was CUBA DREAMS, shot in Havana in 1999, and screened at the Latin American Film Festival in Cuba later that year. His next film, OLIVIA'S PUZZLE, screened at more than 30 festivals including Sundance, received an Oscar qualification in the summer of 2003, and was broadcasted on HBO and PBS in 2004. His third film, LEST WE FORGET, premiered at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam in 2004. His most recent short TWINS OF MANKALA premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2006 and aired on PBS in 2006. DaSilva returned to his passion of interdisciplinary art, showing his time-based artwork at galleries internationally and at the Whitney Biennial 2006. His last documentary, FROM THE MOUTHPIECE ON BACK premiered at AFI/Dallas in 2008. DaSilva is a recipient of the Project: Involve Filmmaker Fellowship award from IFP/New York.

Our moderator will be Sarie Horowitz, Program Manager for the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. She has worked in the field of documentary film for more than a decade and began her career in film at the Independent Feature Project. She is the Director/Producer of the award-winning short THE SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOL OF AMERICA and the Producer of the PBS short ORCHESTRA 2001. She produced the feature-length documentary THREE OF HEARTS: A POSTMODERN FAMILY that had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and aired on Bravo and the Sundance Channel. Horowitz is also the Producer of FALLOUT, SUPPLY & DEMAND, ENGINE OF CHANGE and is a Co-Producer on the feature documentary WELCOME TO SHELBYVILLE which premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival and will air on Independent Lens in the Spring of 2011 .She worked as a Director/Producer for HealthiNation, producing short pieces on various health topics for Comcast On Demand. While working in documentary production, Sarie also served for five years as Program Director of DocuClub, a program that facilitates filmmakers in the making of their documentaries.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

If you’re planning 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:

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


Rachlee Gund
Sat 6 Nov 2010Link

Unique Furnished Private Office / Media Studio For Rent!

$600/month without computer
$700/month with computer
110 ft2 private furnished office connected to storefront gallery for month to month sublet.

110 ft2 private furnished office connected to storefront gallery for month to month sublet.
High speed internet + utilities included.
10 foot tin ceilings, one window, and closet.
Furnished with two desks, two office chairs, shelves and cabinets.
Power Mac Tower with fully equipped w/ Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 3, Aperture, and other software.
Ability to book multi-purpose space for meetings, conference, photo shoots, etc.
Access to large courtyard with picnic table.
Many excellent lunch/coffee options nearby, and great post office within 1 block.
Great location & transportation, easy access to L/G/JMZ, street parking easy.

Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, UnionDocs is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to present a broad range of innovative and thought-provoking non-fiction projects to the general public, while also cultivating specialized opportunities for learning, critical discourse, and creative collaboration for emerging media-makers, theorists, and curators.

Because UnionDocs seeks to support emerging as well as professional artists, we offer extremely competitive rates to rent this furnished office / media studio. Private and comfortable, this cute office has plenty of storage space and a computer fully equipped with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 3, and Aperture.

Renters will also be able to book our main space as scheduling permits. There, one can hold meetings for up to 8 people, screen rough cuts of video projects with our high quality projector and sound equipment, hold portrait photo shoots or interviews.

If you are interested in booking this space, please contact lexi.henigman@uniondocs.org

Edited Sat 6 Nov 2010 by Rachlee Gund

Rachlee Gund
Sat 6 Nov 2010Link

Affordable Edit Suite For Daily / Weekly Rental!

$100/day (8am-6pm), $40 overtime shift
$350/week (unlimited access M-F)

100 ft² private edit suite connected to charming storefront microcinema.
Fully equipped high speed FCP edit station for HD video with excellent audio monitoring.
Zipping internet connection- 50MB down / 5MB.
Ability to book microcinema to test rough cuts with HD projector and high quality audio.
Access to large courtyard with picnic table.
Staff on hand during business hours to receive guests and packages.
Many excellent lunch/coffee options nearby, and great post office within 1 block.
Great location & transportation, easy access to L/G/JMZ, street parking easy.

Hardware Proficiency:
Mac Pro Desktop (with Mac OS X Leopard, 10.5) includes:
2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with 14 GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Graphics Card
20” Apple HD Cinema Display (1920 x 1200, 32 Bit)
DVD Burner
Mackie HR 824 High Resolution Studio Monitor Speakers
Eurorack UB 802 Low-Noise Design 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer

Software Proficiency:
Final Cut Suite Includes: Final Cut Pro 6.0, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Color, Cinema Tools
Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, Dream Weaver, Stock Photos)
Aperture 1.5.6
Java 12.6.0

Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, UnionDocs is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to present a broad range of innovative and thought-provoking non-fiction projects to the general public, while also cultivating specialized opportunities for learning, critical discourse, and creative collaboration for emerging media-makers, theorists, and curators. UnionDocs seeks to support emerging as well as professional artists, so we can offer extremely competitive rates to rent this edit suite.

If you are interested in booking this space, please contact lexi.henigman@uniondocs.org


Dara Messinger
Tue 9 Nov 2010Link

More November DCTV Presents screenings!

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DCTV Presents AFTER THE FALL
Wednesday, November 10th, 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

On the eve of Veteran's Day, we are honored to be screening this film fest favorite that follows two American journalists on their trip to Vietnam for the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and explores the profound impact of the war on their fathers – a US Marine Captain who served in Vietnam and a draft resister who moved to Canada in protest. Screening followed by a Q&A with Director Joe Pacheco.

$8 – $12
Details & Tickets: http://www.dctvny.org/events/after-fall

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DCTV Presents OUR HOUSE
Thursday, November 18th, 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Illegal squatters. Anarchist radicals. Devout Christians. An alternative to the impersonal shelter system, 'Our House' provided the homeless a safe place where everyone lived communally and illegally in an abandoned Williamsburg warehouse. Recently premiering at Hot Docs, Our House will be followed by a Q&A with Directors Greg King & David Teague.

$8 – $12
Details & Tickets: http://www.dctvny.org/events/our-house


Aaron Soffin
Tue 9 Nov 2010Link

I've been helping out an education school (ie teacher training program) that uses video extensively in its curriculum. We film in great schools with great teachers, then cut that material up to demonstrate discrete techniques of teaching, both content oriented and classroom management oriented.

We're looking to bring on some extra help with the video work, including a ton of assistant editing work and some editing and shooting work. It's not documentary film work exactly, but I think it would be a great opportunity for someone getting started to get some serious experience with Final Cut and doc-style shooting.

Job description attached with contact info. Please feel free to contact me with questions as well.


Katie Cook
Wed 10 Nov 2010Link

Check out the THE CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS SUMMIT and put the power to fundraise and distribute in YOUR hands!
Learn how Crowdfunding can help you find, reach out and gain support from your "crowd". THE CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS SUMMIT is for filmmakers of ALL LEVELS, and ALL GENRES. We have assembled the very top people in film fundraising and Crowdfunding who will be presenting by webinar on the afternoon of December 5th. Sign up before November 15th and receive 50% off the full price of $97. Register and learn more at:

www.crowdfundingsummit.com


Gregg Schwenk
Wed 10 Nov 2010Link

2011 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL THANKSGIVING SPECIAL DEADLINE
Post

The deadline is approaching!

NOVEMBER 19
Features $45
Shorts $40

Submit on the web with Withoutabox.com and receive a discount! You can find the NBFF submissions link at www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


Laura Moire Paglin
Wed 10 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Mon 8 Nov 2010 :

I'm almost tempted to apply.


Yance Ford
Wed 10 Nov 2010Link

New HVX 200A Camera Package for Sale:

Barely out of the box used package includes:
Two 16gig A Series P2 cards, 2 Panasonic batteries, Duel Adaptor and Strut camera case.
Asking 3K but will consider reasonable offers. Email me if you're interested yanceford@gmail.com

Edited Wed 10 Nov 2010 by Yance Ford

Aaron Soffin
Thu 11 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Laura Moire Paglin's post on Tue 9 Nov 2010 :

:)


Marie-Helene Carleton
Fri 12 Nov 2010Link

Gorgeous 3000 sq foot loft studio share available in Red Hook, Brooklyn, above Fairway building right next to the water. Easy to get to by B61 bus from Park Slope and the F train. Beautifully restored building with central air and heat, nice light, secure, dog friendly and near great cupcakes. Perfect for film editor, architect, designer, photographer, etc. Half the studio is common space. $900/month for 250 sq ft, and $500/month for a desk. Month to month or longer available.

We are a small documentary film company currently in post-production on a feature-length documentary film, and looking to start the space with quiet, motivated, creative, responsible and dog-friendly creative people.

Please email emelie@fourcornersmedia.net with questions.


Steve Hyde
Sun 14 Nov 2010Link

Some 16mm and Super 8 mm film stock for sale super cheap with free shipping within USA. Check out my ebay page:

http://shop.ebay.com/stevejhyde/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25

Edited Sun 14 Nov 2010 by Steve Hyde

James Longley
Sun 14 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Marie-Helene Carleton's post on Thu 11 Nov 2010 :

Will there still be space next fall?


Katja Heinemann
Sun 14 Nov 2010Link

Sound person or multi-media savvy shooter needed in Little Rock, AR – on very short notice: 2 day production (Tue 11/16 to Wed 11/17) for an editorial web feature is looking for help with sound or assisting on general production tasks, happy for any leads. contact@katjaheinemann.com


Katie Cook
Mon 15 Nov 2010Link

Only one day left to get 50% off the Crowdfunding Success Summit happening December 5th! Get tons of info on how to launch a successful grassroots fundraising campaign from the top people in fundraising and Crowdfunding. These experts will be presenting by webinar December 5th (which means you can be anywhere in the world to tune in!) But there's only one day left to get 50% off the full price of $97! Register now and learn more at:

http://www.crowdfundingsummit.com/


Marj Safinia
Mon 15 Nov 2010Link

Angeleno filmmakers: tomorrow night (Monday) I'm moderating and IDA Doc U panel called WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR DOC IS DONE

Eric d'Arbeloff from Roadside Attractions, Annie Roney from ro*co films, top international sales agent and gatekeeper to OWN's Oprah Winfrey's Documentary Film Club, Christian Gaines, lifelong festival guru and Elliott Kanbar from the Quad Cinema in NYC discuss the ins and outs of the business end of traditional distribution frankly. These are top tier gatekeepers, and coming to listen to them can save you months of learning curve. Seriously. For $20 or less, this is the smartest thing you can do with your Monday night. Plus a reception following at the Silent Movie Theater/Cinefamily on Fairfax.


Rob Hatch-Miller
Mon 15 Nov 2010Link

Canadian D-Worders:

I'm producing my second comedic music video for Funny Or Die. It takes place in Toronto but we're shooting here in New York. We're looking for a shooter up there in Canada to do an opening Toronto skyline shot on a Canon 5D or 7D. Our budget is ridiculously tiny but we can afford to pay you a little bit for an hour or two of work. This new video is for a very popular Canadian indie rock supergroup. Here's a link to see our previous video, which has been viewed around 130,000 times:

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/3cbac7e38c/ted-leo-and-the-pharmacists-bottled-in-cork-official-video

Contact me for more info: robhatchmiller [at] gmail [dot] com


Sarah Schutzki
Tue 16 Nov 2010Link

CALL FOR PROJECTS

NOMAD Films is excited to announce our partnership with the “Big Screen Project” to screen a collection of films at the public plaza in February 2011.

Through this partnership, NOMAD Films will curate an exhibition of short films directed and/or produced by independent filmmakers utilizing innovative and explorative ways of filmmaking. The films can be narrative or documentary, and should evoke feelings of warmth for its shivering February audience. Projects will be accepted November 1, 2010, through January 15, 2011. Filmmakers whose projects are selected will be notified at the end of January. Date for February screening to be announced.

GUIDELINES
For films to be considered for The NOMAD Project, filmmaker(s) must:

a. Incorporate the use of new technology and/or exhibit an ability to creatively use existing or outdated media.
b. Complete production with a minimal exchange of cash, specifically, less than 50% of overall budget; filmmakers are encouraged to exchange or barter production resources, as well as cast/crew.
c. Evoke, in your film, feelings of warmth – towards others, towards yourself, towards society and the environment (literal or otherwise).
d. NO nudity, profanity or displays of or verbiage pertaining to violent acts.

SUBMISSIONS
From November 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, filmmakers must submit TWO OF EACH of the following to EACH of the below addresses (for a total of FOUR copies submitted to NOMAD Films): project application, signed and dated Rules and Terms of Agreement, DVD (Region 2, PAL system for FRANCE; NTSC Region 0 for USA). The film can be shot on whatever format thinkable; filmmakers are encouraged to be innovative and experimental. If you’ve figured out how to make a powerful film on your photocopier, we want to see it. Selected films will be screened February 2011 at the Big Screen Project, in New York, New York USA.

Sarah Schutzki
The NOMAD Project
P.O. Box 2021
New York, New York 10113-2021
USA

Ari Allansson
The NOMAD Project
91 Rue Villiers de l’Isle Adam
75020 Paris
FRANCE

We encourage you to think creatively and utilize your skills to make a film that will engage viewers while at the same time teach us all something new about the art of filmmaking and means of production.

*NOTE: It is forbidden to pay cast/crew during production. All individuals participating should do so because of their interest in creating art through cinema and their support for the respective project.

About NOMAD Films
NOMAD Films was created as a means for exhibiting new approaches to producing and distributing short, documentary and feature films. It’s time to stop seeing lack of funding as a problem but to instead see it as a challenging way for artists to truly showcase their talents. Our partnership with “Big Screen Project” creates an ideal opportunity for selected filmmakers to share their work with a diverse and public audience in a metropolitan setting, ideally broadening the understanding of and appreciation for cinema and its makers. [www.nomadfilms.net]

About “Big Screen Project”
The Big Screen Project is an innovative presentation model for video, film, live and interactive content. It consists of a large 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD Format LED screen located in a 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza on Sixth Avenue between 29th and 30th Street in New York City. The content shown is eclectic, ranging from the best in the arts, cinema, and new media to highlights in sports and video gaming, and the vision of BSP curators is to expose the general public to fresh cultural content while also raising awareness for inspirational aims on subjects ranging from the ecological to the humanitarian.


Catherine Stratton
Wed 17 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Mon 8 Nov 2010 :

Hi Aaron,

Is this position still available? If so, I'd love to talk with you a little more about it. I think my skills may be a good fit!

cathy


Felix Endara
Thu 18 Nov 2010Link

FILMMAKER SERVICES INTERNSHIP at Arts Engine (DocuClub and fiscal sponsorship)

DocuClub Program is a film screening series of documentaries in rough-cut stage. Each month, a filmmaker presents her film as a works-in-progress. Afterwards, a moderator facilitates a discussion between filmmaker and audience. Constructive feedback from these sessions informs the finished film. Past films that have been screened at DocuClub include BORN INTO BROTHELS, PRODIGAL SONS, and DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE: WILLIAM KUNSTLER.

Responsibilities include:
- Participate in the selection process for DocuClub screenings by soliciting and previewing submissions
- Provide written feedback to DocuClub submissions
- Assist with newsletter, writing, copy editing
- Assist with set up and break down after DocuClub screening
- Keep track of RSVPs to screening
- Research potential partnerships/sponsors for sessions

Fiscal Sponsorship Program is a fundraising tool that serves as an alternative to a filmmaker establishing her own 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation. It allows a filmmaker’s non-commercial project to apply for funding from organizations requiring that the recipient have nonprofit status. As fiscal sponsor, Arts Engine, Inc., serves as the nonprofit tax-exempt umbrella organization that accepts and administers contributions made to a filmmaker’s project.

Arts Engine has served as fiscal sponsor for such outstanding films as THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL by Gini Reticker, FAVELA RISING by Matt Mochary and Jeff Zimbalist, and GOD GREW TIRED OF US: THE STORY OF THE LOST BOYS OF SUDAN by Christopher Dillon Quinn and Tommy Walker.

Responsibilities include:
- Research grant/funding resources for filmmakers
- Research news and updates from fiscally-sponsored filmmakers

A love for and general knowledge of documentary films is highly desired. Must be able to work nights once a month for the DocuClub screening.


A commitment of 2 days a week (14 hours) would be highly appreciated. The internship is unpaid, but college credit can be arranged.

If interested, please email Ashley Panzera at ashley@artsengine.net.


Corinne van der Borch
Tue 23 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Mon 8 Nov 2010 :

Dear Aaron,
I just joined D-word today and read your post.
I am very interested and I'm quite sure I fit the description TeacherU is looking for as editing and production associate. I worked for a similar project in New York City shooting video at Innercity Highschools by the name of Teachscape http://www.teachscape.com/html/ts/nps/index.html- sponsored by the BIll& Melinda Gates Foundation. I have a ton of experience working independently on FCP and shooting with different pro-sumer HDV camera's. I just sent TeacherU my profile at job@teacheru.org. Would it help to send you my resume? Hope to hear from you. All the best, Corinne van der Borch


Doug Block
Tue 23 Nov 2010Link

Corinne, first of all, welcome to The D-Word and be sure to tell us all about you in the Introduce Yourself topic.

Just wanted to mention that it's perfectly ok in these cases to email Aaron directly rather than just hoping he'll see your post and reply. You can get his (and everyone's) contact info by clicking on his image or name above any of his posts.


Will Kreth
Tue 23 Nov 2010Link

Interaction Design intern for music Documentary Film/e-Book project (NYC)

Indie, feature-length documentary in progress seeks an exceptional, part-time (1 to 2 days a week) Interaction Designer (or a team of 2 designers) to join our team in creating a new kind of historical/contemporary music documentary. Digital storytelling across screens and platforms is coming to the documentary medium – so help us be part of the Doc. 2.0 evolution!

The ideal candidate will have a background in design and usability, and a deep appreciation for the value of building indie brands that resonate and attract an audience for all the right reasons. You are not only a phenomenal multi-tasker, but someone who simply gets sh!t done. You are steeped and versed not only in social media tools, but in ways to connect and tell a narrative through them. You love docs, but wish the stories they told existed in more tangible, interactive ways.

Working with the producer, director and archivist of this film, you’ll come up with ways to grow and extend our existing process (we’ve got 5000+ fans on Facebook, have nearly 3 years of more than 40 interviews shot in 17 cities across the US, and are starting an 12 to 15 piece orchestra for filmed performances in Brooklyn in 2011). You will help us share and market the film as we continue to grow our audience – both now and after the film’s release.

Duties:
• You will lead the co-development of a 2 to 3 year roadmap for social media and off-line audience growth and engagement (prior to and after the film’s festival debut).
• You will help select and lead a team (editor and designer) in the co-development of an Apple iBook – destined for display on the iPad, complete with original poetry, lyrics, illustrations, photos and embedded video clips (using the ePUB format & HTML5). This project will be filmed for inclusion in the documentary.

Prerequisites (you basically breathe software, not intimidated by anything, right?):
• A background in interaction design, UX/UI work, and working on interactive media teams – yep.
• Experience with Adobe inDesign CS5, Photoshop/AfterEffects, DVD authoring and workflow – check.
• WordPress development and project management experience – yes!
• Experience with video production and editing (FinalCut, iMovie) – {very helpful}.
• A background in traditional filmmaking less important than dexterity in new media production, collaboration and development for web 2.0, DVD, and television projects.

Why is this an internship?: We know what needs to get done, but we are also on the hunt for finishing-funds for our film, which means that even though we will start our mighty "crowdsourced" funding effort in Jan. 2011 (via the usual suspects of Kickstarter or IndieGoGo) – we are not able to pay anyone yet. We do have 1 intern working on the team now for college credit, and hope that this project will be just intriguing enough to find the right person to help.

To apply: Please send your resume/CV and cover letter (personal references appreciated) and links to projects you’ve managed and/or worked on to info@mediagroove.com. We appreciate serious applicants with relevant experience and thoughtful responses. Lastly, please put "Interaction Design Intern" in the subject line. Thanks!


Jana Kadrevis
Wed 24 Nov 2010Link

Ex Oriente Film 2011
International workshop for creative documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe
March / June / October 2011

To apply with your documentary project, please fill out our online entry form .
Applying is free.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2011

Individual meetings with selected applicants: Febuary 10 – 13, 2011 (TBC)
Final selection of projects: February 18, 2011
Participation fee payment deadline: February 25, 2011
1st Session – Find Your Way: March 7 – 12, 2011 (TBC)
2nd Session – Production Development: mid-June 2011 (TBC)
3rd Session – The Market Opens: end of October 2011 (TBC)

Ex Oriente Film is a year-long international workshop that supports the development and funding of creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. At three workshops that take place in the course of one year, directors and producers develop their projects and funding strategies and benefit from the assistance and valuable advice provided by established European producers, directors, AV experts and commissioning editors. An important aspect of Ex Oriente Film are the year-round online sessions and consultations led by the lead and guest tutors of the workshop. The Ex Oriente Film training programme is completed with the co-production meeting East European Forum that gives documentary filmmakers a chance to pitch their project and secure funding from West European and North American broadcasters. The three residential workshops and the East European Forum pitching are supplemented by our Follow-up Support that keeps track of the projects until their completion.

Participants
Out of all submitted projects, 14 projects – 28 participants in director/producer teams – are selected to attend the workshop. Preference is given to filmmakers based in Central and Eastern Europe, however, we may pick up to 4 projects from outside the region.

Participation Fee
The participation fee is EUR 1,500 per selected project (includes all accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches during the three workshops for 1-2 pers.). The payment deadline is Monday, February 25, 2011.

Scholarships
Participants from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia may apply for a scholarship to cover part of the accommodation and participation fees. Applicants must prove that there is no possibility of scholarship in their own country and that the project is not supported by any development funding.

Conditions of Participation
Participants must be proficient in English. All workshop sessions must be attended by both the producer and the director.

1st Session: Find Your Way
Location: Czech Republic
Probable dates: March 7 – 12, 2011 (TBC)
The first session of the workshop deals with inspiration, focusing on the story and the protagonists, analyzing international aspects of the projects, and drafting the basic concept for production and funding. Tutors confirmed for the session include Marijke Rawie (expert consultant, workshop moderator, The Netherlands); Mikael Opstrup (lead production tutor, producer and consultant, Denmark); Jean-Pierre Rehm (1st session guest tutor, FIDMarseille director, France); Erez Laufer (editor, Israel); Martin Kollár (photographer and cinematographer, Slovakia); Miroslav Janek (director, cinematographer, Czech Republic), and others. Apart from individual meetings, group sessions and film development lectures on storytelling and funding, we are planning a session by Bruno Felix of Submarine, or Andy Whittaker’s (Dogwoof, UK) session about the sales potential of documentaries, about finding new ways to fund, create and distribute documentaries, and an overview session on visual styles in documentary film by Martin Kollár. Erez Laufer will have a session on “Dramaturgical Rules in Documentary Film” as well as dramaturgical consultations with all participants.

2nd Session: Production Development
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Dates: mid-June 2011 (TBC)
The second session deals with financing, budgeting according to EU standards, legal aspects of co-production, strategies for selecting commissioning editors and an appropriate television format, as well as a deeper creative development of the film projects. The second session includes the following key subjects: “A Day of Budgeting”, “A Day of Legal Aspects” ,“A Day of Financial Tour”. In 2011 we plan to have the second session in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava. We think that Bratislava has the ideal geographical position to attract Austrian and Slovak filmmakers and film professionals since Vienna is only 40 km away.

3rd Session: The Market Opens
Location: Jihlava, Czech Republic
Dates: End of October 2011 (TBC)
In October 2011, the workshop will be completed with the East European Forum pitching sessions that will boost funding efforts of the attending projects. The third session deals mainly with practical skills that are required for the presentation of the project and pitching. However, its main theoretical themes are distribution plan and sales, post-pitching negotiation techniques for documentaries, as well as communication strategies to get European broadcasters involved in the project. The theoretical parts of this workshop discuss specific examples of international co-production using case studies presented by commissioning editors, producers and distributors. The session is concluded with the East European Pitching Forum and Feedback Round Tables with selected tutors.

The selection results for the 2011 Ex Oriente Film will be posted at www.DOKweb.net on Friday, February 18, 2011.

Click here for more details.


Stephen Parr
Wed 24 Nov 2010Link

Oddball Film+Video currently has a very interesting collection of Americana footage for sale (see details below).

Americana Footage Collection for Sale:

Large collection of historic 35mm films featuring numerous subjects produced
by The Western Electric Company and Bell Telephone. This collection of
industrial and promotional films features unique historical and lifestyle
footage from the early 1900's through 1950. 11 hours of material,
transferred from the original camera negatives. The collection features the
original nitrate camera negatives and fine grains, from which the collection
was transferred which are in the Library of Congress, in Dayton, Ohio.
Footage is currently being utilized for High Definition stock footage
licensing.
Other collections include the Tooniversal Animation Library, a
complete plug-in animation resource for commercials, The Eastern European
Historical Collection featuring the 1968 Russian invasion of Prague and the
Velvet Revolution, The New York Locations Collection featuring famous
landmarks and rare footage of the World Trade Center.
Quick sale possible. Interested parties please write or call Stephen Parr of
Oddball Film+Video, San Francisco.

Tel: 415 558 8112
E-mail: info@oddballfilm.com


Ines Sommer
Thu 25 Nov 2010Link

The third annual Talking Pictures Festival wants your film!

We are a very doc-friendly fest in Evanston (next to Chicago) and pride ourselves in creating an environment where there's lots of interaction and dialogue with the audience.

Festival gives out awards including, a documentary award. 2010 doc award: "Under Our Skin" by Andy Abrahams Wilson; 2009 doc award: "Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy" by Alice Elliot

Low entry fees!

"Early Bird" DEADLINE: December 1, 2010 – Entry fees: $20 shorts, $30 long format

Regular DEADLINE: December 20, 2010
Late DEADLINE: January 4, 2011

More info at: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org

Submit your entry at: www.withoutabox.com/login/8776

Questions? Contact:
tel 847.371.2804
filmvideoforum@yahoo.com
www.talkingpicturesfestival.org


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Sun 28 Nov 2010Link

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