Spiro Films has an immediate need for a production assistant in Cleveland tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 23rd. Ideas???!! Please call: 917-856-2027
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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?
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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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Also, please don't hesitate to check out etsy.tv to peruse our video archive. Thank you!
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.
This is a paid position, through August of 2011.
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Outreach Coordinator.” Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We look forward to hearing from you!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"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
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.
- 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
- 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
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:
English to French translation needed for original screenplay (25 pages).
Negotiate for payment.
Script needed by October 10th, 2010
For more information, contact:
An Experiential Workshop for Creative People
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
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.
Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, enrollment in each workshop is limited to 8 people.
To learn more, contact email@example.com
photo credit: Wolfgang Held
Anyone in NYC have a 5d Mark II (body+cards+batteries) available for rent Tue 10/5?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org describing your filmmaking experience and interests, resume and links to relevant clips, as well as a description of your role in each film.
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.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
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:
The 2011 festival will run from April 28th to May 5th, 2011
Visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com to submit
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
My personal "SONY HVR-Z5U High Definition Camera" is available for rent.
Contact me via this email address for more details:
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
(It may take a day or two for reply.)
Thanks for reading!
“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:
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
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
About the release form (Please contact us at email@example.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.
Our production will contact the producers to confirm if the submission was successful.
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.
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
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.
You might ask Chris Wong about this – he had some nice animations in his school doc.
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.