how do I start this and grab attention but not sound bland?
well, I want to be a documentary filmmaker in real life after college, but the film program here at Binghamton isn't really giving me the experience I need. Is anyone looking for a volunteer/intern this summer? I don't need to be paid or get credit or anything, I just need to learn. I am a very friendly, level headed person with problem solving skills and the ability to think both logically and creatively.
I have a passport and think I would actually prefer traveling anywhere.
I am a fast learner with technical experience already.
Please contact me if you are a filmmaker and would like help this summer, or if you know anyone who fits that description.
Thanks for reading.
Have a Great Day
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Would like to invite everyone to join NALIP NY's 1st event of the year:
SPOTLIGHT ON DOCUMENTARIES MIXER
This is the first of a series of bi-monthly events organized by NALIP-NY. Each event will feature a discussion with industry insiders, showcase New York-based filmmakers’ work and will of course provide an opportunity to connect with seasoned industry professionals.
WHEN: MARCH 22nd
• Greg Rhem, Documentary Acquisitions, Original Programming for HBO
• Francisco Bello & Tim Sternberg, Co-Directors of 'El Espíritu de la Salsa' and Academy Award nominees
• Nicolas Entel, Director of 'Sins of My Father' and NALIP 2010 Estela Award for Documentary Film
National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP): All are Welcome!
Steve James in conversation at IDA's Doc-U Series
Doc legend, Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie, The New Americans) is coming to IDA's Doc U seminar series this Monday at the Cinefamily Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles.
You can see more and buy tickets here
I think it will be a fascinating night, complete with a mixer afterwards, and lots of great folks in attendance. I highly recommend you attend if you can.
Also, in May, IDA will be hosting none other than Doug Block himself, in conversation with yours truly. Stay tuned for info on that...
Looking for a sound recordist in Boston tomorrow evening. Half day, $400 with gear. Best to contact me directly at aschocken at gmail.
DocuClub in April!
Our April DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).
This month, we will screen a rough cut of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY by Therese Shecter. Investigating father/daughter purity balls, million-dollar virginity auctions and the search for the mythic hymen, Shechter poses two compelling questions: Why does virginity still hold such importance in an otherwise hyper-sexualized American society? And does virginity actually exist, or is it just a social construct created to keep the girls in line? Shechter engages sex educators, porn producers, abstinence advocates, historians and teenagers, to dig beneath the no-win double-message of a culture that cynically encourages virginity but sells promiscuity. (Think tight t-shirts that say "Virginity is Hot," expressing the virgin/whore dichotomy in a cotton/ polyester blend.) Traveling through pop culture, religion and history, Shechter plays the audience’s navigator, deconstructing the elusive, mysterious and not-always-precious gift that is virginity.
Producer/Director Therese Shecter considers herself a full-fledged virginity geek now that she’s been a panelist at Harvard University’s Rethinking Virginity conference and presented Feels Like the First Time: A Virginity Primer for Nerd Nite at Galapagos Art Space in New York. She also writes about virginity, feminism and sexuality for her blog "The American Virgin." Her first feature documentary I Was a Teenage Feminist screened worldwide in festivals, universities and international women’s organizations. In 2009, Shechter was honored to personally screen the film at Serbia’s first-ever Women’s Film Festival. She is most proud, however, to have been called a “brazen advocate of slut culture” by a conservative blogger who shall remain nameless. You can read her intermittent tweets @trixiefilms.
Co-producer Lisa Esselstein Co-Producer) lives at the junction of independent film and television. An award-winning writer/producer and editor, she got her start at IFC Entertainment, producing behind-the-scenes documentaries for festival favorites like TRANSAMERICA and ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW. Currently, Lisa produces national promotional campaigns for Sundance Channel films and non-fiction series, including BRICK CITY, LOVE/LUST, and the critically acclaimed ICONOCLASTS.
Editor Dina Guttman has been a part of the documentary world since 1996, editing films shot all over the world. She edited several PBS films including INDEPENDENT SPIRITS (2001), National Geographic’s THE LAST ROYALS (2005), and A HEALING ART (2010); and many film festival successes such as COWGIRLS (2002 USA Film Festival finalist), and ILONA, UPSTAIRS (HBO Audience Award, 2005 Provincetown Film Festival). She and her producing partner, veteran editor Toby Shimin, run the production company Dovetail Films.
Our moderator will be Mitch Teplisky, a documentary producer and marketing/fundraising consultant. His film SOY ANDINA, about two New York dancers who journey to Peru to reconnect with roots, aired on Latino Public Broadcasting's Voces series in 2009-2010. It was crowd-funded by more than 150 donors and business sponsors. Before that, Teplitsky was the long-time marketing director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center – and a volunteer for Docuclub, back in the late 1990s. So moderating this event marks a return to his own Docuclub roots! He is currently producing a New Media project, "The New American Girls," about undocumented teens in America (fiscally sponsored by Docuclub's parent Arts Engine), and plotting new projects in Peru.
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i-Docs in Bristol UK next Friday March 25th looks like it's going to be great – completely sold out, apparently. I'll be there for the whole event, including the social the evening before from 6pm onwards at the Watershed Cafe – any D-Worders should give me a shout (or buy me a drink!)
Hey all-Wanted to pass this along, i'm selling part of my gear. Figured i'd throw it up here if anyone is interested...here's the specs:
FOR SALE: Sony HVR-V1U HDV Camera w/ accessories. Just three years old, this camera is in very good condition. Used primarily on interview shoots and documentary style shoots, it’s been well taken care of. Comes with a number of accessories as well, all purchased the same time as the camera from B&H Photo. (See below) Will also be including Sony 62mm UV Filter for the lens.
Petrol PCCB-1-N Camcorder Bag
Elipz 10K 7 Hour Battery & Charger
Sony HVR V1U HDV Camera
Includes: Remote control, composite video cable, component video cable, HDMI cable, shotgun microphone, Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens, 20x, MemoryStick Duo Media slot, dual XLR channels, HDV1080/60i, 1080/24p recording modes, 1/4" 3CMOS ClearVid Sensor.
Asking $2800 OBO.
email me if interested: email@example.com
You could win $14,000 for making a 60-second commercial in Harbor Freight Tools' commercial pitch competition. They're looking for ideas to drive traffic to their stores and website. 10 pitches will win $500. Harbor Freight's goal is to produce up to three of the 10 pitches into commercial spots and air them on cable, network TV and online – a potential audience of millions. Those three winning pitches will each receive a $12,000 production budget, plus a $1,500 bonus for the writer-director. Including the $500 semi-finalist prize, that's a total of $14,000. Pitches are due Monday, April 4, 2011. Go to Filmaka.com/harborfreight to learn more
Selling our trusty Canon XHA1 HDV Camcorder with lots of accessories. The camera is 4 years old, but the tape heads were replaced new in 2008. The camera is in excellent condition. Looking to sell the whole package for $1800 but will take $1500 if you only want the camera.
XH-A1 camera with all original cables/chargers/manual, B+W protective filter on the lens
3 batteries – large capacity BP-970g, BP-950g, and an Impact equivalent of the BP-950g
Petrol camera bag
Azden SGM-1x shotgun microphone with mic muff
Varizoom S-2010 on-camera LED light with Canon battery plate
Hoodman LCD hood
25 Panasonic DVM63AMQ MiniDV tapes
3 Panasonic DVM63PQ MiniDV tapes
email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.