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Laure Parsons
Mon 27 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
Tue 28 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 Tue 28 Sep 2010 by Will Kreth

Beth Levison
Wed 29 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
Wed 29 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
Thu 30 Sep 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
Thu 30 Sep 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
Thu 30 Sep 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
Fri 1 Oct 2010Link

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


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