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Caitlin Kelley
Wed 30 Mar 2011Link

UPDATED CALL FOR ENTRIES:

Africa Volunteer Corps is searching for short films to participate in our Visualize Change series of fundraisers. AVC is an organization dedicated to harnessing the potential of Africans, strengthening grassroots social change in Africa, and putting the development process in the hands of locals. We ask for films that portray empowerment, positive images of Africa, or the importance of local initiatives to the development process. We seek especially to showcase African filmmakers, but we welcome filmmakers of all nationalities.

The selected films will be shown to audiences of 50-100 activists and philanthropists in cities across the Unites States: ; Athens, GA, April 25th; New York, April 26th; Chicago, May 9th. The screenings will be followed by a question and answer session with AVC founder Caitlin Kelley. A biography of each filmmaker (as well as contact information) will be included in our event program. Selected films may also be screened at a sister event in New York city on April 19th. AVC issued a call for entries in Feburary, 2011 for the inaugural Visualize Change event held in Chicago on March 3rd, 2011. The success of the event led us to add more cities and seek out additional films.

Films must be 10 to 60 minutes in length and submitted by April 8th. Please submit digital files to caitlin[DOT]kelley[AT]africavolunteercorps[DOT]org via Dropbox. DVD’s should be sent to Africa Volunteer Corps, c/o Caitlin Kelley, 963 Kent Ave, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Films must be received by April 8th to be considered for inclusion in our 2011 forum. Films sent after this deadline will be kept for consideration in future events.

Edited Wed 13 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Ellen Brodsky
Thu 31 Mar 2011Link

Need intern this Saturday (April 2) in Cambridge, MA with their own EX 1 to be a second camera on a shoot of interviews with children about what they know about gays and lesbians. The day should be good experience working with talented cinematographer on an 8- 10 hour shoot. Small stipend available. Shoot is for a short teacher training film for non-profit. Please contact me off the list if interested at Ellen Brodsky (one word) at comcast dot net.

Edited Fri 1 Apr 2011 by Marj Safinia

Doug Block
Thu 31 Mar 2011Link

Folks, remember that this is PUBLIC classifieds and so is searchable by Google and other search engines. To avoid spam, you should write your email address as: name (at) company (dot) com.

Edited Thu 31 Mar 2011 by Doug Block

John Burgan
Thu 31 Mar 2011Link

However our Members-Only Classifieds are closed and not searchable, so no problem to use email addresses there.


Ellen Brodsky
Fri 1 Apr 2011Link

Thanks. Can I delete the post and/or email?


Marj Safinia
Fri 1 Apr 2011Link

done. :)


John Henion
Fri 1 Apr 2011Link

looking for Mandarin/cantonese speaking assistant editors for several weeks of work in San Francisco. Anyone that's interested in interning that speaks mandarin/cantonese for college credit also encouraged to apply. Please contact me directly: jhenion[AT]current[DOT]com

Edited Wed 13 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Donald Goldmacher
Sat 2 Apr 2011Link

Desperately seeking animator(s)for low budget documentary about how the US has been taken down by our multi-national corporations. Please check out our trailer at:Heist-themovie.com


Doug Block
Sat 2 Apr 2011Link

Can't think of a more important subject, Donald. Hope somebody comes forward ASAP!


Augusta Palmer
Sat 2 Apr 2011Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Fri 1 Apr 2011 :

Sounds like a great project.
I've really loved working with the animator Hongsun Yoon. You can see some of her work in the trailer embedded here, but she can really do a much wider range of styles. She's done everything from network tv graphics to very experimental films.

You can contact her at hongssun(at)hotmail(dot)com


Donald Goldmacher
Sun 3 Apr 2011Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Sat 2 Apr 2011 :

Thanks for your support, Doug. Much appreciated, as we are getting to the homestretch, and just lost our animators due to their being victims of our current economic crisis. How ironic.


Donald Goldmacher
Sun 3 Apr 2011Link

I am following up on your lead, Augusta. Many thanks.


Kristen Turick
Sun 3 Apr 2011Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Fri 1 Apr 2011 :

Donald, Cannot wait to see this doc...
I have an animator friend that may be able to help. If you still need someone, email me at kristen[at]artifactdocumentaries[dot]com and I can put you in touch with her.


Beth Levison
Wed 6 Apr 2011Link

Hi D-Worders – I'm currently supervising production at Etsy.com and we are looking for an eager and able video operations coordinator. It's a job very heavy on post, requiring web publishing experience. It's a staff job, based in Brooklyn. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please see the job description here: http://www.etsy.com/jobs/job_description.php?job_id=oy5GVfwY. Thank you so much!


Jon Dieringer
Fri 8 Apr 2011Link

Fresh off a career retrospective and judge's seat at the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival, prolific and iconoclastic Oregon filmmaker VANESSA RENWICK comes to Anthology Film Archives to present an adrenaline-pumping, awe-inspiring and sometimes brutal program of new works on video, including several NYC premieres. MIX ME A WALK is a both meditation and a holler, using stunning cinematography and rare archival fragments to offer up both the grandeur and the violence of nature. Wolves, coyotes, ravens, eagles, elk, bears, horses and bison may be the stars of this show, but these five films amply demonstrate why Renwick has been a star in the underground film scene for the past few decades. Discussion moderated by filmmaker Esther Robinson.

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 7:30 PM, ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10003
$9/GENERAL $7/STUDENTS & SENIORS $6/AFA MEMBERS
Join us for discounted drinks after at The Scratcher!

==PROGRAM==

The program begins with Red Stallion’s Revenge (16mm to video, 7 min., 2007), a remixed, re-scored 1943 western shot at the base of Mt. Shasta featuring the grudge match of the century between a horse and a bear.

We then leave the animals behind and enter the realm of humans and trees. Food is a Weapon (16mm & Super8 to video, 4 min., 1998) uses haunting logging footage from the 1940's, revealing old growth treasures looted for the war effort. A eulogy for trees.

Next up is the poignant Woodswoman (video, 10 min., 2010). One hypnotically watches the book Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille burning in a fireplace, and learns the place of the book in Renwick’s life, as well as the fate of Anne LaBastille.

Vanessa: "I hated the Trojan nuclear cooling tower 20 miles downstream from my Portland home, sitting on an earthquake fault line. I and many others tried to shut it down twice. It finally did get shut down, and then I read of its upcoming demise. PORTRAIT #2: TROJAN (16mm to video, 5min., 2006) was made because I knew I would miss it in the landscape. How could this be? It is true."

FULL ON LOG JAM (video, 16 min., 2010), a meditation on the forests of the Cascade Mountain Range in Northern Oregon, captures the grandeur of nature in a way that makes us all too aware of our human transience and vulnerabilities.

Hope and Prey (3-channel video, 23 min., 2010) features stunning wildlife cinematography of animals hunting and being hunted in a winter landscape. Wolves, coyotes, ravens, eagles, elk and bison are the stars. The dramatic, sometimes brutal nature cinematography is transformed through black and white, high-contrast recomposition and a hyper-dynamic score by Portland's infamous underground composer, Daniel Menche.

==ALSO==

And Sunday, April 10 UnionDocs and The Flaherty Co-Present
VANESSA RENWICK: THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF KICKASS
A retrospective of Renwick’s work 1983-2009.
Discussion moderated by Penny Lane.
At UnionDocs | 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 | 7:30 pm | $9
http://www.uniondocs.org/vanessa-renwick-the-oregon-department-of-kick-ass/

==BIO==

Vanessa Renwick’s iconoclastic artwork reflects an interest in place, relationships between bodies and landscapes, and all sorts of borders. She is a naturalist, born, not made: a true barefoot and cinematic rabblerouser. Working in experimental and poetic documentary forms since 1983, she has made over 45 films, videos and installations, shown widely and internationally at places like MoMA, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Kitchen, New York Underground Film Festival, Migrating Forms, PDX Festival, Kill Your Timid Notion, International Film Festival Rotterdam and The Viennale. She’s won many awards over the years, including the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film at the Ann Arbor Festival and First Place in the Peripheral Produce 2001 World Championship Invitationals. As the director of The Oregon Dept. of Kick Ass, Renwick booked, programmed and toured The Lucky Bum Film Tour to over 70 venues across the U.S. and Canada, with Bill Daniel. Renwick is represented by PDX Contemporary Art. (www.odoka.org)

"One of the cornerstones of Portland's remarkably fecund scene for moving-image art."
Ed Halter, Rhizome

"Filmmaker and curator Vanessa Renwick invites us to contemplate death, and to do so with a proper mix of wrenching horror and ecstatic wonder."
Holly Willis, L.A. Times

"Renwick is one of the city’s most venerated filmmakers, having portrayed in more than 20 films everything from nude bicyclists (The Yodeling Lesson) and gray wolves (Critter) to poetic portraits of now-gone local landmarks (Portrait #2: Trojan) and biographies of cantankerous fellow outsider artists (Richart)."
Brian Libby, The Oregonian

==MODERATOR==

Esther Robinson is an award winning filmmaker/producer. Her critically acclaimed directorial debut A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory took top prizes at The Berlin, Tribeca and Chicago film festivals and is available on The Sundance Channel, Netflix and iTunes. Other producing projects include The Canal Street Madam (Cameron Yates), Home Page (Doug Block) and the 1999 digital release of The Last Broadcast (Lance Weiler/Stefan Avalos). Esther is also a former program officer (The Creative Capital Foundation) and a non-profit entrepreneur (www.arthome.org)


Laura Marshallsay
Mon 11 Apr 2011Link

Public historian available for all types of film projects. I have the ability to research, conduct oral history interviews, and find those difficult-to-locate documents. Get those important facts right! Reasonable rates. Please contact me at: laura[dot]marshallsay[at]gmail[dot]com

Edited Tue 12 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Michael Collins
Tue 12 Apr 2011Link

Anyone looking for a work space?

We're sad to leave our great edit space in Park Slope (near F and G Train) but our production is ending and funding is gone. We've been very happy here for the past year. It's a big room in a building full of artist spaces, but most are doc filmmakers. It's $620 per month – a great price for the space. I don't know exact sq ft, (about 350 I think) but we have 3 workstations set up, a dining table in corner, a couch and coffee table – plus some filing cabinets.

Available May 1, give or take... contact me for pics or to come by and see it. It's 1713 8th ave. michael[at]thoughtfulrobot[dot]com

Edited Tue 12 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Amelia Hanibelsz
Wed 13 Apr 2011Link

Looking for a good cameraman in Dubai who can do sound for a french documentary company. Documentary will air on Arte . Has to be based in Dubai – with their own HD equipment . The shoot is scheduled for Monday the 18th of April and will consist of interviews and b-roll . Any suggestions?


Niam Itani
Mon 18 Apr 2011Link

A friend of mine, filmmaker, is looking for a space in NYC – walking distance from SoHo – for May & June. If you know of something plz email niametany AT gmail DOT com

thanks!


SUSANTA BISWAS
Mon 18 Apr 2011Link

Looking for a Hindi Voice Over artist either male or female at Kolkata. contact me at: susa1927[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Edited Mon 18 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Magdalena Hutter
Tue 19 Apr 2011Link

I am looking for a place to rent in New York City from May 8 – 18 – Lower East Side if possible, as close to E 3rd and Ave C as I can get. I need two beds in two separate rooms – an entire apartment would be perfect, but if anybody has two rooms to sublet, that could work as well.

I am also planning on renting a tripod (decent head, for EX1 or similar) for the same dates. I'll go with a rental house (and would love advice on where to go), but renting directly from another D-Worder would be great as well.

If you have any hints for me, please email me at mail (at) magdalenahutter (dot) com. Thank you!!!


Dean Hamer
Wed 20 Apr 2011Link

NEEDED: Spanish translator to make subtitles for a 1 hour documentary. Please contact DeanHamer[AT]aol[DOT]com

Edited Thu 21 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Barbara Rick
Fri 22 Apr 2011Link

Dean, do you know about dotsub ? Not sure if it would be useful in this case but might be worth checking out. One of the principals is on our advisory board for the ENVY project. I can give you his contact info if you think you'd like to get in touch with him.


Penelope Andrews
Fri 22 Apr 2011Link

Just in case anyone is looking for a nice 3 bed house in Seattle I have a friend who is renting her place out...in june she said its in a good area and cute its getting fixed up a little right now. She super cool and has moved to my area but wants to rent her house as she is here full time, I think its in $1600-1800 range and she says its a pretty classy place. Seems like a lot but I have no clue of the market in Seattle...if you want to know more I will put you in touch with her.


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 25 Apr 2011Link

THE FOLLOWING EVENT IS TAKING PLACE IN SILVER SPRING, MD -
JUST OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON DC:

The Docs In Progress Evening with an Expert series returns on Monday May 2. This program will focus on how brings filmmakers and other industry professionals to be engaged in an active distribution campaign for a social issue documentary, using the Emmy Award-winning Out in the Silence as a case study.

Filmmakers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer will return to Docs In Progress during a brief break from their outreach tour to discuss how they built a grassroots campaign around the film to help raise visibility and use the film as a tool for mobilizing action. Among the topics to be covered:

* Measuring tangible impacts through documentary screenings and discussions
* Building relationships with community partners
* Balancing "old-school" grassroots outreach such as radio interviews, local newspaper articles, fliers, and posters with "new school" methods such as social media, e-mail marketing, website and blog coverage, and online screenings.
* Strategies for fundraising, friendraising, and film sales for social issue films
* How making a difference and making a living through documentary do not have to be mutually exclusive concepts.

WHEN?
Monday, May 2, 2011
6:30 pm Networking and Refreshments
7:00 – 8:30 pm Program and Q&A

WHERE?
Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

REGISTRATION FEE?
$25 if register and pay online no later than 5 pm on May 2. ($20 for Docs Insiders*)
$30 if pay by cash or check at the door. (no discounts)

  • The Docs Insiders Program is an annual membership program. For an annual fee, Docs Insiders get preferred rates on Docs In Progress and partner progrms and access to apply for the Docs In Progress Fiscal Sponsorship Program.

TO REGISTER, VISIT THE DOCS IN PROGRESS WEBSITE.

ABOUT THE FILM
Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man, Dean Hamer, ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown. When the mother of a gay teen being tormented at a school in the town writes to Wilson, he is drawn back on a journey through love, hate, and understanding in rural America. Prior to its completion, Out in the Silence was workshopped through several Docs In Progress programs including Peer Pitch, Work in Progress Screenings, and One-on-One Consultations.

Out in the Silence has been playing the film festival circuit for more than 1 1/2 years, has been funded by the Sundance Documentary Fund, has screened on public television, and recently won a regional Emmy Award for Best Documentary. However, these kudos pale in comparison to the deeper impact the film is making in small towns across America as the filmmakers have taken it to community screenings one town at a time. The aim of this grassroots campaign is to expand public awareness about the difficulties that GLBT people face in rural and small town America and to promote dialogue and action that will help people on all sides of the issues find common ground.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Social activist and filmmaker Joe Wilson was frustrated by the limitations of traditional advocacy, and so he picked up a camera with hopes of reaching broader audiences with stories that inform and compel people to question and act. Wilson's work has been awarded winner of the Videomaker Magazine National Documentary Challenge, Audience Prize at the One-in-Ten Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among other recognitions.

Scientist turned filmmaker Dean Hamer joined the journalism field after being invited to discuss his research on AIDS, human sexuality, and behavior genetics on numerous television news shows. He set out to communicate complex scientific and social ideas through compelling documentaries. Hamer's debut film, The Preacher and the Poet (also an alum of the Docs In Progress Work-in-Progress Screening Program), was a winner at the PBS/Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival. His work also has been awarded the Audience Prize at the One-in-Ten Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among other recognitions. Hamer also has worked on productions for the BBC, Discovery Science, and network news channels. He has written three award-winning books, including The Science of Desire, which was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year" in 1994.

Wilson and Hamer are partners in filmmaking as well as life, having produced over a dozen pieces for their company, qWaves.

While this talk will not include a full screening of the film, Out in the Silence can be viewed online on Hulu or SnagFilms or can be purchased on DVD or digital download through their a variety of sources.


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