Michael, great to see you here, and I'm so glad to see that your labor of love has come to fruition!
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FOR MEMBERS IN THE WASHINGTON DC AREA...
Participatory video engages and empowers groups of people to work together to tell their own stories, experiences, and viewpoints through video. Facilitated by more experienced filmmakers, participatory video can help provide a voice for marginalized communities with potential for advocacy, therapeutic benefits, and community-building. The process of filmmaking is often as important as the resulting films.
Docs In Progress is excited to welcome local facilitating filmmakers and participants to talk about the process and impact of making a participatory video and share their resulting works. It is a way to find out more about this unique genre of documentary filmmaking both from a logistical perspective and to examine larger issues of the relationship between filmmakers, “subjects,” and audiences.The participants will include filmmakers Joy Haynes and Ellie Walton, accompanied by Maureen Jais-Mick, the Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Services at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital; and filmmakers Brandon Kramer and Lance Kramer, accompanied by James Magruder, a Green Corps trainee.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
6:30 pm Networking and Refreshments
7:00 – 8:30 pm Program and Q&A
Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Walking distance to the Silver Spring Metro and convenient to garage parking.
$10 if register and pay online no later than 5 pm on September 21.
($20 if paying at the door. Cash only)
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Ellie Walton and Joy Haynes from Video Diary Productions, LLC have produced a range of radio and video documentaries, from an ex-guerrilla radio station in Guatemala to prisons in London, from Scotland to Washington, DC. Feature length documentaries include, Chocolate City, which explores the gentrification of Washington, DC, and Igual Que Tú, which takes you through a week in the life of an immigrant day laborer. Their most recent project, Voices From Within, is an intimate look into the lives of five residents of Saint Elizabeths psychiatric hospital, Washington DC’s public psychiatric hospital. Like many of their other works, Voices From Within represents a collaborative approach to filmmaking where the subject is not just examined, but is the examiner. By providing equipment, training, and support to communities who are often generalized and stereotyped, Video Diaries LLC offers an unexpected glimpse into the lives of immigrant day laborers, senior citizens, incarcerated teens, and long-term residents of mental hospitals, among others. The belief is that filmmaking as an interactive and transformational experience that reveals and inspires deeper understanding and dialogue around our common community. They will be joined by Maureen Jais-Mick, the Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Services at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital who was instrumental in making the Voices From Within project possible. Jais-Mick was previously a volunteer with Lens & Pens, Brushes & Friends at Saint Elizabeth’s while working as director of Development and Community Outreach at Green Door, a program that supports adults with mental illness who live in the community. Before joining the staff of Green Door, she was director of Development at N Street Village, a community for homeless women and low-income families.
Brandon Kramer and Lance Kramer from Meridian Hill Pictures are award-winning filmmakers and educators dedicated to producing and sharing innovative documentaries from diverse community perspectives. Based in Washington DC, their focus is on crafting films that advance dialogue and impact broad audiences. They have worked with a diversity of local and national organizations and programs, including the Kennedy Center’s On Location program, Seeds of Peace, Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for Inspired Teaching. Their latest participatory video project is with Washington Parks & People’s DC Green Corps. Funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, Green Corps is an innovative green job training program empowering low-income Washington DC residents with the knowledge and tools to enhance community parks and other public spaces throughout the city. Through a collaborative media education project with Meridian Hill Pictures this past spring, 34 Green Corps trainees employed video storytelling to express in their own voice how urban forestry and greening are helping to meet critical needs in DC’s underserved communities. The Kramers will be joined by James Magruder, one of the Green Corps trainees and narrator of one of the Green Corps videos.
KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP
Only ten days until applications are due: Applications must be received by September 30, 2011.
The Fellowship is a year-long experience that encourages and champions the talent of an emerging editor. It creates opportunities to help cultivate an editor’s artistry and craft, and expand his or her professional and creative community. The Fellowship includes:
• Mentorship with an ACE editor, tailored to the fellow’s interests
• Full festival passes to ACE EditFest in New York and Los Angeles
• Class at the Manhattan Edit Workshop – an Apple, Adobe & Avid Authorized Training Center
• Film Badge with full film festival access to the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas
• Chrome Pass with full festival access to the Independent Film Festival Boston
• Travel expenses to two of the aforementioned festivals/classes (airfare, 3 nights of hotel, per diems)
• Summer Series Triple Membership for Rooftop Films, NYC, plus a $1000 equipment rental credit
• Season Pass to Stranger Than Fiction at the IFC Center in NYC
• Year-long Membership to DocuClub in NYC
• $1000 cash award
• $500 online gift certificate to Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon (Karen’s favorite)
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I’d like to invite you to an event that will connect you with the latest trends, interests and trail-blazers in the field of documentary film. The Paley Center’s DocFest 2011 (October 20th-29th) will explore how documentaries are investigating media to develop connections between individuals and larger society as well as the past with the future.
This year’s theme, “Media is the Connection” will be explored through screenings, conversations the filmmakers and subjects of the presenting films, and lively Q&A discussions that are a hallmark of the Festival. Complimentary wine receptions will take place before each screening.
Be sure to check out two special PaleyDocFest events which have become mainstays of the Festival:
• DocuJam, October 20th at 5 pm: celebrates outstanding works produced by young documentary filmmakers nationwide, presented in collaboration with Downtown Community Television New York.
• The Art of the Documentary Pitch, October 29th at 2pm: a workshop/competition wich awards a $5,000 grant for toward the completion of a documentary film, sponsored by DocChannel.
For a list of other events in the PaleyDocFest lineup, check out http://www.paleycenter.org/paleydocfest2011. Ticket prices include admission to The Paley Center for Media, wine receptions, and attendance at the question and answer panel discussion related to the events. DocuJam is included with general admission to The Paley Center for Media.
Hello! Please come to this great event, presentation & party!
'The Unsung Heroes of Documentary'
Hosted by New York Film Academy & The Doc Tank
7PM, Sep 27 (Tue) at Screening Room of New York Film Academy
(100 E 17th ST NY10003)
The first guest is Rosemary Rotondi, archival footage researcher.
She found footage for many films including 'Inside Job'
For more information: http://www.thedoctank.com/unsung
A great idea for a series, Lahoe, and no better honoree to kick it off than Rosemary. Hope folks will turn out in full force.
[Edited to switch the email addresses to (at) and (dot). Remember, this is a public topic, folks, and you don't want spam.]
I just posted this in the professional classifieds. Hope it's ok to double post here too.
This was passed on to me by a fellow alumni. Sounds exciting – if you don't mind moving to Haiti for a while. If interested, please contact Valerie (info below) and tell her that you found out about the position through me.
Ciné Institute, Haiti's only professional film school, provides Haitian youth with university-level film education, technical training and media-related micro-enterprise opportunities. The Institute trains aspiring local filmmakers in all aspects of production and produces films of all kinds, in partnership with our students and graduates. Our objective is to provide Haiti's talented youth with the knowledge and tools necessary to build a local audiovisual industry.
We seek two full-time teachers to join our faculty:
POSITION ONE Production Teacher
Responsible for teaching all technical aspects of film production. This includes: photography, cinematography, sound, production and editing.
POSITION TWO Executive Producer
Responsible for building up Ciné Institute's income-generating employment division, Ciné Services. Candidate will be tasked with the role of procuring local and international clients, engaging Ciné Institute graduates to produce work for clients, and teaching our strongest producers how to establish a successful production company. Candidate must be a business entrepreneur, experienced producer and passionate teacher. Financial incentives built in to base compensation package.
To apply, please send CV and cover letter to info(at)cineinstitute(dot)com Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
ABOUT CINÉ INSTITUTE
Director, Career Services Office
Harvard Graduate School of Education
13 Appian Way, 025 Longfellow Hall
Cambridge, MA 02169
Tuesday, September 27 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Please join us to kick off a groundbreaking new evening series, UNSUNG HEROES OF DOCUMENTARY with a celebration of ROSEMARY ROTONDI, the shy master of archival research whose nearly silent talents have raised countless docs to new heights (including last year's Oscar-winner.)
(It's FREE and there'll be inexpensive wine with which to toast our inaugural hero, as many times as you want! :-)
We're inviting the entire NYC documentary community to join us at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in its historic Tammany Hall Building at 100 East 17th Street, on the northeast corner of Union Square.
In case there are any among us who don't know, ROSEMARY ROTONDI is a world-class, beloved and much sought-after archival footage researcher, whose credits include: INSIDE JOB (2011 Academy Award-Winner), HBO’s WE STAND ALONE TOGETHER (Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, producers), REGRET TO INFORM and THE BRANDON TEENA STORY, and SO many others.
Director Crayton Robey and NYFA’s Academy Award-nominated prof, Immy Humes will join Rosemary to present and discuss her work, and to share a well-guarded secret, or two, of the trade. Then we’ll raise a glass in Rosemary’s honor. And then maybe a few more in the after-mingle.
Free for the NYC Doc community, NYFA Docsters, grads and faculty, and anyone who loves and appreciates the art of the doc.
The Unsung Heroes of Documentary series:
Let's get together to Recognize, Educate, Celebrate!
Directors of Photography, editors, sound recordists, mixers, graphic artists, designers, colorists, composers—these are the brilliant specialists who save the day countless times on countless documentary films, lending their skill and soul again and again to enable Directors and Producers to realize their dreams. But do they get credit and recognition? Love and understanding? Not enough! We thought it would be fun, fitting, and overdue, to bring the whole documentary community together to drag some of our shy artistic and technical masters into a little spotlight. We’ll explore their critical, quiet crafts and celebrate their enormous and under-celebrated contributions to the films of their far more famous directing/producing brethren.
The Honoree will present and discuss clips of his/her work, take questions, and be toasted en masse, followed by mingling with cheap drinks and refreshments. Director/Producers who have worked with the Honoree will be invited to testify to their powers. We hope to attract an intergenerational audience: film students who can learn about important professional film career paths, and Doc Makers who want to raise a glass in appreciation.
We're planning an experimental run for 3 Tuesdays this fall 2011 and if it catches on, we'll get to bring it back full force in the spring. HEROES TBA: 10/4 & 10/11
(Send us ideas, nominations, suggestions! Please help spread the word & let us hear from you at email@example.com. Brought to you by Andrea Swift, Chair of Documentary Department at NYFA, and The Doc Tank (a documentary center run by NYFA doc faculty member, filmmaker Immy Humes). contact: Immy Humes firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea Swift email@example.com)
Congrats to Rosemary – I'll do my best to make this. Andrea, you wrote it begins at 6:30pm but the Doc Tank website says 7. Which is it?
Hi Doug! The doors open at 6:30pm and we'll start the presentation at 7:00pm. It would be great to see you there. We're really hoping to get a good turnout for Rosemary and a strong enough showing that we can make the series ongoing. And I've been wanting to connect with you anyway.