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Darren Coyle
Sat 7 Jul 2012Link

A new episode of my podcast "The Real Stuff" has posted today. The podcast is a series of interviews with the creators of unscripted tv and film. You can listen to it streaming on my site www.darrencoyle.com or subscribe to it on iTunes.

My guest this episode is Ben Logan. He co-directed (with Mandy Stein) a feature doc about the Bad Brains which played recently at the Silver Docs festival. It's called "Bad Brains: A Band In D.C."


Rosemary Rotondi
Mon 9 Jul 2012Link

Hi everyone! I am subletting my 875 square foot loft in the Far West Village/Meat Packing district from August 19-August 30th or September 1st. If interested I can send you photographs and the daily rate. Hoping to sublet for a minimum of one week. Thanks. It is a 5-story walk up, FYI but with fantastic view, neighborhood with tons of amenities, a large roof garden over my loft and lots of sunshine. rotondiresearch@nyc.rr.com


Adam Hyman
Mon 9 Jul 2012Link

Hi all,

I'm in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign and I invite you all to check it out. http://kck.st/LyRWgk

Coded Stories: Art, Bar Codes, & Mapuche Identity
Coded Stories, a documentary film, weaves together contemporary art with indigenous rights to convey the struggle of the Mapuche of Chile to preserve their culture and way of life. The goal of Coded Stories is to spread awareness about the plight of the Mapuche, a people whose traditions are under serious threat.

The film follows artist Guillermo Bert, a Chilean-born, Los Angeles-based artist whose recent work was inspired by the similarities between Mapuche textile patterns and contemporary bar codes (QR codes). Bert's art raises questions about identity, globalization, modernization, and challenges facing indigenous cultures in the Americas.

Please help spread the word. The campaign ends July 17, and we have quite a way to go. Thank you!


Mai Iskander
Mon 9 Jul 2012Link

I am currently seeking a MARKETING/OUTREACH INTERN to assist with outreach for our documentary film, WORDS OF WITNESS.

WORDS OF WITNESS follows a young female journalist navigating historical times in Egypt. It premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012. We are currently gearing up for our theatrical at Docuweeks in August. http://www.wordsofwitness.com/index.php

A minimum commitment of 3 months is required for all internships 10 hours a week. Candidate should have his/her own laptop. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to ap@iskanderfilms.com. After 2-3 month, this position has the potential to lead to a long term paying job.

INTERNSHIP

Depending on your interest, responsibilities may include:
+ Work directly with the Director and the Distribution and Outreach Coordinator
+Assist with administrative tasks around screenings
+ Extensive knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, and other Social Media
+ Coordinate events and screenings
+ Research and contact educators, community organizations, social justice institutions, activists, and filmmakers on outreach, content, networking, and various opportunities

Skills:
+ Candidate should have good oral and written communication skills
+ Comfortable working on Mac environments and with applications like Word, Excel, internet, Mail, etc.
+ Ability to think outside of the box and multi task while paying close attention to detail
+ The ideal candidates will be highly motivated self-starters, able to work independently and collaboratively
+ Knowledge of Arabic is a plus though not a requirement


Senain Kheshgi
Wed 11 Jul 2012Link

Hello all,

We are in search of a PA to work in our LA office on a major international sports documentary. The candidate must be a fluent German speaker and available 5 days a week for one or two weeks minimum. Final Cut experience a plus but not required. Duties include: working directly with the creative team, screening, translating and subtitling German footage into English. This is a paid job.

Please contact Associate Producer, Russell Sheaffer. Email: rlsfilms@gmail.com

Thanks in advance!


Mary Iannone
Thu 12 Jul 2012Link

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Thursday July 19 at DCTV, at 7p.m., located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker). This month, we will screen a rough cut of Paul Devlin’s THE FRONT MAN. Our moderator will be Arts Engine’s own Phil Lane.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net.


Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.


Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.



THE FRONT MAN is a hilarious romantic musicomedy that also emerges as the life story of an iconic American character. Jim and his wife Christie struggle with the merits of abandoning a loose and carefree post-adolescent lifestyle in favor of starting a family and pursuing comfort and security. For restless artists, however, does the path to finally becoming grownups also bring happiness?

Award-winning filmmaker Paul Devlin (SLAMNATION, POWER TRIP, BLAST!) has been following the story of his childhood friend Jim Wood for over 12 years. Jim and his band, Loaded Poets, represent Everyman rock ‘n’ rollers, still tirelessly recording music in their basements 20 years and several hundred songs since they formed in high school.

A dynamic, outrageous spokesman, Jim’s humor is as contagious as his music. But eventually he must answer the question all performers face, especially when the audiences dwindle and the Rock Star promise has faded: What is the purpose of creating one’s art?

Jim and Christie invite us into their lives with intelligence and humor to discover what happens when the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream and the American dream collide.

About the Filmmaker:

A five-time Emmy winner for his work on NBC’s Olympics and CBS’s Tour de France, Paul has created numerous independent projects including 4 feature-length, theatrically-released, nonfiction narrative films: SLAMNATION, FREESTYLE: THE ART OF RHYME, POWER TRIP and BLAST!. These critically acclaimed films have screened for millions of viewers in over 120 countries, and been featured on The Colbert Report, NPR, BBC World News, PBS, The New York Times, Variety, etc. Paul has won over a dozen international film festival awards and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Documentary.

About the Moderator:

Phil Lane manages the fiscal sponsorship program of Arts Engine’s MediaMaker services. Before joining Arts Engine, Phil worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for a variety of start-ups and independent media organizations. From 2003 through 2007, he served as Operations Manager for the nationally renowned Ninth Street Independent Film Center. As a mediamaker, his feature length documentary, WORKING TITLE, screened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Montclair Art Museum, and is now being distributed to colleges and universities around the world. Phil has a degree in Film and Television from Boston University and an MBA from San Francisco State University.

About DCTV:

Founded in 1972, DCTV is an independent media arts center and resource for NYC’s indie filmmaking community, providing: hands-on workshops; low-cost production equipment, facility, and post-production rentals; a signature screening & event series; renowned youth programming; and countless award-winning documentary productions to broadcast air.

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Thomas Bartels
Fri 13 Jul 2012Link

We need support to push our documentary "The Other Side of the Rainbow" over the finishing line. But for that we need to raise money to afford the needed facilities.

“The Other Side of the Rainbow” shows what it means to be gay, lesbian or transgender today in Berlin by portraying four individuals, who are in some way or another part of Berlin’s LGBT community, but won’t quiet fit in into the usual clichés: 22-year-old free spirit Isabelle, gay punk Nico, transgender writer and performer Jayrome and, the handicapped Mark. A parallel fifth storyline tells the background of Berlin’s gay pride and the development from on to two different parades on the same day in the city.

If our project raised your interest, please visit our fundraising campaign at Indiegogo.

http://www.indiegogo.com/the-other-side-of-the-rainbow

Join our ARMY OF LOVERS!

PLEASE HELP US MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
WE NEED YOU!


Bryan Donnell
Fri 13 Jul 2012Link

Are there ever DocuClub meetings in the LA area?


Lynda A. Hansen
Mon 16 Jul 2012Link

LARGE FILM/VIDEO EQUIPMENT SALE (Midtown)
A CHILDREN'S NON-PROFIT IS LOOKING TO SELL LOTS OF FILM EQUIPMENT

The organization acquired a lot of film equipment in the past year that is barely used and that it is now hoping to sell. It is selling this excellent, lightly-used gear – Camera, Sound, Lighting – at roughly 65% of the retail price.

The organization will be having a series of Open Houses to showcase these items. The first Open House is scheduled for this Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

WHEN & WHERE: 263 W 38th Street in New York, from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

PLEASE RSVP: The location is a secure site, so if you're interested in attending the Open House or are interested in specific items, please e-mail Charles Farrell (below) with your name and approximate arrival time so that we can ensure access for you.

EQUIPMENT: We have a huge inventory of gear.

SOME OF THE ITEMS INCLUDE...

CAMERA

- 2 Panasonic AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds Professional HD Camcorders – $2,812
Large 4/3" Sensor Camcorder – shallow depth of field in a user friendly package

- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens – $980
Classic, beautiful lens for Canon DSLRs and C300

- Shape Composite Grip Camera Support – $380
Very well-built and comfortable camera rig – note, this may include long 24" rails instead of shorter black ones.

- Genus Superior Follow Focus for DSLR Cameras – $650
Excellent, precise follow focus, .8 pitch gear – standard for film

- Marshall Electronics V-LCD70XP-3GSDI-AB 7" LCD Field Monitor w/Anton-Bauer Mount – $750
HD-SDI video monitor with Anton Bauer battery plate for extra long run time. All the bells and whistles you'd expect from a Marshall monitor

- Redrock Micro microMatteBox Deluxe Bundle – $500
Matte box mounts to 15mm rods, with swing away door and flag. Holds 4x4 and 4x5.65" filter sizes

- 2 Manfrotto 504HD Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod Systems – $410
Very solid tripod with silky smooth fluid head

- AJA Ki Pro Mini Compact Field Recorder – $,1310
HDMI or HD-SDI external video recorder. Records 10 bit Avid DNxHD or Apple ProRes files to CF card. Improve your camera's codec or go direct-to-edit

- 6 SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card – $63

- 6 Switronix XP-L90A 14.4 VDC Lithium Ion Brick Battery – $165
Anton Bauer mount Batteries, 98wh

- Switronix XC-2LA 2-Position Simultaneous Charger – 12 VDC 70 Watt Power Supply all Chemistry 3 Stud AB-type – $370
Multi-Chemistry battery charger for Anton Bauer Mount batteries

SOUND

- Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Microphone – $650
Legendary shotgun microphone. Excellent reach, and nearly impervious to humidity.

- Sound Devices 302 Portable 3 Channel Field Mixer – $845
Professional quality compact mixer

- Petrol PS607 Deca Mixer Bag – $125
Small mixer bag, fits the SD 302

- PSC XLR Betacam Breakaway Cable for 2 output Field Mixers (25-Feet) – $150
Stereo cable for connecting mixer to a camera, includes headphone return and quick release

LIGHTING

- Matthews Lighting Control Kit – 18x24" – $300
Kit of 18"x24" lighting control flags, scrims, silks and cucolori

- Avenger A2033FKIT Century Stand Grip Head, Arm Kit – 10.75' (3.25m) Quality C-Stands – $105

LOTS MORE!!!
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-_8-vFX1lBXdXlTRE9jR05OTzQ

PLEASE E-MAIL Charles Farrell at chfarrell [at] gmail [dot] com for inquiries or to RSVP for the Open House.

Edited Tue 17 Jul 2012 by Doug Block

Lise Zumwalt
Tue 17 Jul 2012Link

Need DC shooter for 3 hour shoot in town Wed July 18 for indie feature doc. Need experienced doc shooter with own gear who can handle sound also. No lighting. Can pay. Please call 917-992-2932 ask for Lise.
Thanks.


Sara Nodjoumi
Tue 17 Jul 2012Link

We're subletting our office in Brooklyn for the month of August. Great location in building full of filmmakers editors, web designers etc. Wifi, three desks, coffee table – about 300 sqf. If interested email movie@theiranjob.com


Donna Schatz
Sat 21 Jul 2012Link

I am looking for someone to animate several segments of a storyboard I am drawing about a young Iraqi who worked for the US military as an interpreter. Something simple is what I have in mind and I would like to use this as a fundraising tool. The narration is the audio interview. Please contact me at scottdav60@hotmail.com. Thanks!


Jehan Harney
Sun 22 Jul 2012Link

Hello all,
We're looking for a person experienced in FCP to do a sound pass for our film rough cut in NYC this coming weekend 7/28 or 7/29. Please contact: jehanharney@aol.com
Thanks!!
J.


Joshua Z Weinstein
Mon 23 Jul 2012Link

Selling my lens Sigma 17-50 2.8 Nikon Mount (ALMOST NEW).

BH Photo sells it new for $669, I am selling it after only two shoots for almost $200 less, only $499. The lens was always used with the UV filter on. Includes original box, fabric case, instructions, uv filter, lens cap, and lens hood.

I was using this for video with the Sony FS-100, but it would work great with Sony F3, Panasonic Af100, Canon C300 and all Nikon photo cameras and DSLRS.

See photos and more of the add on craigslist:
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/pho/3158585920.html

email me:
fooefilm a.t. gmail


Thomas Bartels
Tue 24 Jul 2012Link

One week until the end of our campaign and we still need about $1300.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FILM!
http://www.indiegogo.com/the-other-side-of-the-rainbow

Meet our protagonists:
here are 4 short clips from the film

"Jayrome" ... https://vimeo.com/45696408
"Nico" ... https://vimeo.com/45696407
"Isabelle" ... https://vimeo.com/45696406
"Mark" ... https://vimeo.com/45696409

“The Other Side of the Rainbow” shows what it means to be gay, lesbian or transgender today in Berlin by portraying four individuals, who are in some way or another part of Berlin’s LGBT community, but won’t quiet fit in into the usual clichés: 22-year-old free spirit Isabelle, gay punk Nico, transgender writer and performer Jayrome and, the handicapped Mark. A parallel fifth storyline tells the background of Berlin’s gay pride and the development from on to two different parades on the same day in the city.


Nancy Kates
Thu 26 Jul 2012Link

Seeking highly experienced archival researcher to find materials in Europe

For a feature-length historical documentary. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
many thanks, Nancy Kates
Kates62@aol.com


Joshua Z Weinstein
Thu 26 Jul 2012Link

In reply to Joshua Z Weinstein's post on Mon 23 Jul 2012 :

Lens sold.


James Sheridan
Thu 26 Jul 2012Link

The Paley Center for Media Announces Call for Entries for
PALEYDOCFEST2012 Documentary Pitch Workshop

The PALEYDOCFEST2012 Pitch Workshop – deadline for entries August 15th 2012

Earlybird deadline August 1!

New York, NY—The Paley Center for Media today announced a call for entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop at PALEYDOCFEST2012, which will be held at the Paley Center in New York on Saturday, October 20, 2012. In this workshop/competition—now in its ninth year—a panel of documentary executives and producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected up-and-coming filmmakers who are hoping to sell either a nonfiction concept or a documentary work-in-progress. The winner of the pitch competition in October will receive a $5,000 grant to be used towards the completion of their project.

This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers who will participate in the workshop in October.

Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at http://www.paleycenter.org/paleydocfest2012-call-for-entries-p itch-workshop-contest or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox, a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, at http://www.withoutabox.com/login/8326 .

The deadline for entries:

Earlybird Deadline: August 1, 2012 ($25 regular submission fee / $20 for Withoutabox members submitting through Withoutabox)
Regular Deadline: August 15, 2012 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)
Late Deadline: August 29, 2012 ($35 / $30 for Withoutabox members)
Special Extended Deadline: September 5, 2012 ($45 / $35 for Withoutabox members)
Withoutabox Extended Deadline: September 12, 2012 ($55 / $40 for Withoutabox members)

Past winners include: The View from Bellas Luces directed by Christa Boarini; Charge by Mike Plunkett; From Texas to Tehran by Till Schauder; Circo by Aaron Schock; The House that Herman Built by Angad Bhalla; Whatever it Takes by Christopher Wong; and Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary) by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

The Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop is part of PALEYDOCFEST, the Paley Center’s annual Festival celebrating the documentary—featuring premieres, works-in-progress, classic documentaries, the pitch workshop and special events—which will take place this October. Further details, including a complete line-up of the Festival, will be announced at a later date. Visit paleycenter.org for updates.

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The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.


Cheree Dillon
Tue 31 Jul 2012Link

POST-PRODUCTION INTERNs WANTED for a Sex Worker documentary

Documentary: License to Pimp

Film Description: License to Pimp is a feature documentary about the choices that three San Francisco strippers make as their workplaces engage in illegal labor practices. Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work. The filmmaker worked in San Francisco’s strip clubs and witnessed how co-workers felt economically pressured to engage in prostitution to make their quotas to avoid being fired. Now as a filmmaker, she uncovers current working conditions to find out how strip clubs are able to operate outside the law.

Watch Here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/himab/license-to-pimp-documentary

Experience: None. The candidate should be eager to learn about documentary filmmaking and film/video post-production.

Duration of Internship: (August/Sept 2012 to Jan. 2013) Begins immediately. Minimum 3 months

Payment: No pay. Credit for college is OK. You will be credited on this film.

Duties: We are an independent film production company that seeks qualified, smart, energetic Interns wanting experience in documentary film post-production. You must have a sense of humor, positive attitude, & a desire to delve deeper into social justice issues that impact women/girls, sex workers, laborers, queer people, & people of color.

Position will be supporting an independent filmmaker + Editor with day to day activities.

Required: You MUST have your own laptop computer with MS Word + a DVD player. Ideally, Final Cut Pro editing experience (version 7). You must be able to work independently, multi-task by managing multiple tasks, & prioritize workload as needed. If you have PC laptop, you will transcribe interviews.

Responsibilities:
• Transcribe documentary interviews
• Log documentary footage in Filemaker or Excel
• Assist with research and licensing of archival photographs, music, and footage
• Editing assistance
• Database entry and management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Bonus Skills: Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Excel, Filemaker, &/or Photoshop

Time Commitment: 2 to 3 days per week from 10am to 6pm. Minimum 12 to 18 hours/wk (Mon. thru Fri only). Flexible time schedule

Apply: Send a resume and Cover Letter. If you have film editing experience, include URLs to work.

Contact: news@chereedillon.com


Chuck Fadely
Tue 31 Jul 2012Link

In reply to Cheree Dillon's post on Wed 1 Aug 2012 :

Folks offering internships might want to check their state and federal labor laws.

Sorry, pet peeve of mine. It isn't right to exploit young people.

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Jim Feeley
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

"Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work."

"Payment: No pay. ...Required: You MUST have your own laptop computer with MS Word + a DVD player."

These two quotes from the above want ad have interesting parallels. But I guess this isn't the right forum to make any comment about unpaid internships.


Laura Moire Paglin
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

I hope at least lunch is provided.


Jessica Wolfson
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

We are seeking MARKETING / OUTREACH INTERNS to help with the theatrical release of our new documentary film RADIO UNNAMEABLE about legendary freeform radio DJ Bob Fass and his long running late night program on WBAI. http://www.radiounnameablemovie.com The film is having a small independent release starting at the Film Forum in New York in mid September then moving on to other theaters across the country.

We are looking for interns with interest in PR, Grassroots Marketing and Digital Social Media Outreach. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative go-getters, who can think outside of the box and take on projects and run with them.

Must be New York based. Starting immediately for 2 to 3 months
School credit and lunch stipend provided.

Please email me at Jessica Wolfson lostfootagefilms@gmail.com


Lani Simeona
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

FULL FRAME'S 2013 NEW DOCS CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS AUGUST 15

Full Frame exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in various categories. By completing the online application, you will be submitting to NEW DOCS, the festival’s competitive program which includes films completed in the last two years. In 2012, 57 films were selected for NEW DOCS from 1200 entries. NEW DOCS films are eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2012 festival offered 9 awards, with prizes totaling nearly $50,000 in cash and services.

The 2013 festival will take place Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 7.

Regular Deadline: August 15 – October 15, 2012 ($40)
Late Deadline: October 16 – November 30, 2011 ($60)

Please visit our website for submission guidelines and application instructions. (fullframefest.org/submit.php">http://www.fullframefest.org/submit.php)


Alex Dionne
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

Hi,
Was wondering if anyone here had a name for a person in LA who's a whiz at Filemaker? We're looking for a little consulting help and some advice setting up a stock footage database. There's not a lot of stock footage in our film, but enough to make us need to track it. It's for a doc film about girls education in the developing world, called 10x10: Educate Girls, Change the World (10x10act.org). We're located in LA, near Hollywood, Koreatown, not far from Silverlake.
Let me know if you or someone you know might be interested. Thanks so much, Alex (alex [at] 10x10act [dot] com)

Edited Wed 1 Aug 2012 by Alex Dionne

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