I hope at least lunch is provided.
Public Classifieds and Announcements
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As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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)
Looking to buy one or two batteries for the Panasonic HVX 200, either old style or new style w/adaptor. I need them by Thursday (8/9) morning in L.A. or Wednesday morning in the Bay Area.
mjakubal at gmail daht com.
FILM MAKER NEEDED!
Hi! I would like to make a short documentary of about 15 minutes in length about a very unusual house in Los Angeles. We are thinking along the lines of the old A&E series "America's Castles."
The challenges are that we need it done quickly and the budget is limited.
Are you interested in making this film, or do you know someone in L.A. who might be? Please let me know.
bottlerockfence at g mail dot com
Announcing the Open Call for the 2013 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship
Annual Fellowship Provides Extensive Opportunities for Emerging Documentary Film Editors;
Open Call for Submissions Begins AUGUST 1, 2012
Received by deadline is SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
LOS ANGELES / NEW YORK – The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by supporting and developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. In conjunction with American Cinema Editors (ACE) and other partners, the Fellowship, in its third year, offers a wide array of opportunities. The Fellowship is targeted at documentary editors; fiction experience is welcome, though not required.
Past recipients were Erin Casper (“Our School”) and Lindsay Utz (“Bully”).
Awarded once a year, the Fellowship honors the memory of gifted editor Karen Schmeer (“Fog of War”; “Fast, Cheap & Out of Control”; “Bobby Fischer Against the World”), who was killed in a hit-and-run car accident at age 39, on January 29, 2010.
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – the Fellowship will accept applications now through September 28, 2012. The Fellow will be notified in January 2013. More details about the Fellowship and application requirements/forms can be found online: www.karenschmeer.com <http://www.karenschmeer.com>
The 2013 Fellowship benefits include:
• ACE EDITOR MENTORSHIP – with guidance from American Cinema Editors, the Fellow will be given a mentorship with an established ACE editor who fits the Fellow’s particular interests.
• ACE EDITFEST IN NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES FULL PASSES – the Fellow will be provided with full passes to both EditFest NY (June) and EditFest LA (August); weekend seminars with working experts in the field of editing. www.ace-filmeditors.org <http://www.ace-filmeditors.org>
• MANHATTAN EDIT WORKSHOP CLASS – free class at New York City’s Manhattan Edit Workshop; an Apple, Adobe & Avid Authorized editing and training facility. www.mewshop.com <http://www.mewshop.com>
• SXSW FESTIVAL FILM BADGE – full access to films, panels, mentor sessions and more at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas. www.sxsw.com/film <http://www.sxsw.com/film>
• IFFBOSTON FESTIVAL CHROME PASS – full access to films, panels and more at the Independent Film Festival Boston. www.iffboston.org <http://www.iffboston.org>
• TRAVEL EXPENSES / ACCOMMODATIONS– the fellow will be provided with travel and accommodations to two of the events/classes above, based on the fellow’s preference (3 nights hotel, airfare, per diem).
• ROOFTOP FILMS SUMMER SERIES TRIPLE MEMBERSHIP & $1000 EQUIPMENT RENTAL– free entry for the fellow and two guests to all regularly priced Summer Series shows at New York’s long-running outdoor film festival, plus an equipment rental credit for up to $1000 for projector, sound system, screen, etc. www.rooftopfilms.com
• STRANGER THAN FICTION PASS – a season pass to the Stranger Than Fiction documentary film series at New York City’s IFC Center. www.stfdocs.com
• DOCUCLUB YEAR-LONG MEMBERSHIP– a year-long membership to New York City’s DocuClub; a film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. www.docuclub.org
• $1000 CASH AWARD
• $250 POWELL’S BOOKS ONLINE GIFT CERTIFICATE – an online gift certificate to Powell’s Books (Karen’s favorite), based in Portland, Oregon. www.powells.com
KAREN SCHMEER, A.C.E., was an award-winning film editor whose work included Errol Morris’ “The Fog of War” (Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary), “Mr. Death,” and “Fast, Cheap and Out of Control.” She edited “Sketches of Frank Gehry,” directed by Sydney Pollack, “The Same River Twice,” “My Father the Genius,” and “American Experience: A Brilliant Madness.” Her fiction film “American Son” premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. For the HBO film “Sergio,” Karen won the Best Editing Award at Sundance in 2009. Karen was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and attended Boston University. On her way home from editing Liz Garbus’ “Bobby Fischer Against the World,” Karen was struck and killed by a car fleeing a robbery in New York City on January 29, 2010.
AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS (ACE) is an honorary association of professional film editors that celebrates & promotes the art of editing. Editors are included on the basis of professional achievement, dedication to educating others, and commitment to the craft of editing. www.ace-filmeditors.org <http://www.ace-filmeditors.org>
Board President, KSFEF
Find the Fellowship on Facebook and Twitter @KarenSchmeerFEF
I'm looking for a room/space/suite in NYC (downtown Manhattan or Brooklyn) that could be turned into a good editing suite. No existing editing equipment necessary, just the space itself. Needs to have room for two people plus desks; quiet, safe, and accessible by subway.
This would be from September 1st, and lasting for 10-12 months. Any ideas? Sitting on any cool spaces? Email me at gabriel (at) hardworkingmovies.com. Thanks!
Hi D-worders> I'm new here..and very excited to tell you about a new doc I am producing, called The Strength of Strings: Appalachian Music at Rocky Branch. It takes place in TN, and we have a trailer and a Kickstarter video about to launch! Is anyone interested in this project? Especially if you are a grantwriter..or know someone who is..please contact me ( laura) at watchyerlanguage (at) Yahoo <dot> com Thanks ever so!~ L.
Selling a Sigma DC 18-50mm f2.8 EX D lens for Sony Alpha/Minolta mount. I purchased it new about 5-6 years ago, and it is still in good condition. Asking $300. Also selling a Minolta Maxxum 5D digital SLR if anyone is interested.
Email ben[dot]crosbie[at]eidolonfilms[dot]com if you want more details or pictures of any part of the lens.
Documentary production company is looking for an experienced Production Co-ordinator who can speak fluent Spanish for one week's work.
Please send a cover letter and resume to claire (at) flickerflacker (dot) com
I'm looking for a grant writer to work with us on submitting to a few grants. We've had films play at Tribeca, Sundance, Slamdance, HotDocs and many other high profile festivals. Also had previous films air on HBO, PBS, Nickelodeon, CNN and other networks. Please email me at email@example.com
This would be a paid gig.
We are looking for an editor to begin cutting a documentary about the rise of A&M records. Production in full swing. Interviews to date:
Herb Alpert, Lou Adler, Lani Hall, Sergio Mendes, Burt Bacharach, Dave Alpert.
Please email Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are subletting a room in our Downtown Los Angeles office. We're located in the heart of LA's historic district in a building full of filmmakers, sound-mixers, artists, and other creative professionals.
The room is on the 10th floor and is a perfect place for a small production office or editing suite. Rent includes access to wired & wireless internet, phone, printer, in addition to our common area / conference room.
If interested, please send an email to email@example.com
I'm looking for a PA for a doc shoot during the DNC next week in Charlotte, NC. PA would need to have their own car and be able to drive crew for short distances around the DNC. There is pay.
If you have any recommendations, please send them my way!
Cabin Creek Films
Mattie, I highly recommend you contact D-Worder Cynthia Hill, a North Carolina filmmaker who co-founded the Southern Documentary Fund. She could probably give you some leads.
"The Real Stuff" is a series of interviews with the makers of unscripted tv and film.
My guest this episode is Angie Brown.
Angie is the head of casting and development for a production company in Washington, D.C.
You know those people who corner you at a party and tell you they’ve got a great idea for a reality show? And then they tell you and it’s a terrible idea. All of those people need to sit down with Angie and get a little schooling as to what makes for a good television show idea.
Listen on my site streaming or subscribe to it on iTunes.
In reply to Doug Block's post on Fri 31 Aug 2012 :
Thanks Doug. We ended up using someone we found from the North Carolina Film Office, but I'll be sure to contact Cynthia if the need arises in the future.
Attn: Doc Editors
The deadline for the 2013 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship award is just three weeks away. The ‘received by’ deadline is Friday September 28.
We’re looking for editors who have cut at least one documentary but not more than three. (Our focus on doc editors is new this year.) It’s important that their career focus is editing and not editing-directing or another hyphenate. And they’ll need to be based in the US for 2013. The Fellowship is open to men and women.
Are you an emerging editor? Do you know any emerging editors who might be good candidates? If so, please take a look at our website or encourage others to do the same.
Our website, with the application and FAQ is here: http://www.karenschmeer.com/
Also: The FEF hosts occasional get-togethers for experienced and emerging editors and filmmakers. If you’d like to join our mailing list to hear about our events, you can do so here: http://www.karenschmeer.com/mailing-list/
Canon C300 Camera Package Available For Rent
-A comprehensive array of support gear and lenses
-Located in Philadelphia, but able to ship anywhere in the US
-Full selection of grip and electric gear also available
For details contact Expressway Grip & Electric: www.expresswaygrip.com
Tomorrow, September 12th is the final day for submissions for the Paley Center Documentary Pitch Workshop! The winner will receive $5,000 for their work-in-progress documentary!
The Paley Center for Media Announces Call for Entries for
PALEYDOCFEST2012 Documentary Pitch Workshop
The PALEYDOCFEST2012 Pitch Workshop – deadline for entries September 12th
New York, NY—The Paley Center for Media has 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-pitch-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:
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.
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.
I am currently seeking an outreach coordinator 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 and the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2012. http://www.wordsofwitness.com/
A minimum commitment of 6 months is required. Candidate should have his/her own laptop. Pay is $15/hr. Candidates must be able to commit to 5-20 hours a week. Candidates must have a flexible schedule and are able to work remotely. Previous experience in outreach not necessary. Training is provided, but training period is unpaid. Job opening opens in late 2012- January.
This is a perfect position for someone that is interested in learning more about distribution.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Depending on your interest, responsibilities may include:
+ Work directly with the Director and distributors
+Assist with administrative tasks around screenings
+ Extensive knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, and other Social Media
+ Coordinate events and screenings
+ Responsible film festivals submission and distribution
+ 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
Documentary Film Internship Available
Cabin Creek Films, Barbara Kopple's Academy Award winning documentary production company is seeking fall interns to assist us on several feature length independent documentary films.
Duties will include research, logging footage, transcribing interviews, field production assistance on shoots (only if the opportunity arises), running errands, and general admin duties. Having a laptop is helpful, but certainly not required.
We require that interns work a minimum of 2 days/week. Our hours are 11 AM – 7 PM. The internship is unpaid, but we offer a $20/day stipend to cover meals and travel. We are located in Soho in Manhattan.
Cabin Creek Films has produced many award winning nonfiction films including Harlan County USA, American Dream, Wild Man Blues, My Generation, A Conversation with Gregory Peck and Shut Up and Sing. Our nonfiction productions for television include House of Steinbrenner, Woodstock: Now and Then, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson, Disney’s Friends for Life: Living with AIDS, ABC’s The Hamptons, A&E’s Bearing Witness, and most recently HBO's Gun Fight.
Please send resumes and cover letters to Cabincreekfilms@aol.com. No phone calls please.
I need to rent 4 Sony FS100s for a concert in NY -one day shoot end of October. If you have one please contact me at email@example.com.
Can anyone recommend a "friendly rates" After Effects editor?
I am premiering a short film at the Architecture and Design Film Festival in NY next month. The film is 5 minutes and completely edited but I need to add a few effects in 3 scenes. I would prefer someone in NYC but this could also be done remotely.
Would love to establish a good connection with such person for future projects too.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am releasing David Fisher's excellent documentary, SIX MILLION AND ONE, at Lincoln Plaza Cinema in NY on September 28-October 4 and Laemmle's Town Center in LA on October 19-25. It won Best Documentary at Dokfest Munich. Synopsis: Four siblings in search of history set out on a remarkable journey in this eloquent and surprisingly humorous documentary about retracing their father’s steps during the Holocaust. www.sixmillionandonethemovie.com for info and trailer.
A friend of mine is looking for a doc shooter for his wedding in DC on Saturday, October 13th. The rate is $2000 and best of all NO EDITING is required. You'd just have to hand over the footage to me, I'll cut it for him as a wedding gift. Email me if you're interested or have someone to recommend, my address is in the hidden section.
Looking for a producer in London to help me deal with West End Union licenses (BECTU/EQUITY) for a low budget documentary.
I am in the final stages of a feature doc about an original rock musical that started as a youth workshop in 2008 and has made it all the way to the West End in London.
All London Theatres are unionised and as such we cannot film without prior negotiation and, subsequently, until agreements are in place with the unions and the theatre
I need to start shooting in october but I need to have the agreements in place or at least in process before I fly to London.
Any idea who could help with this? Thanks a million.
Please write to email@example.com
Docs In Progress will be taking our popular Work-in-Progress Screening program on the road...to Springdale, Utah which is not only known as the gateway to Zion National Park, but is also home to the Red Rock Film Festival (and D-Word's own Matt Marxteyn).
This is the first time that Docs In Progress is bringing its signature work-in-progress screening program outside of the Mid-Atlantic, giving more filmmakers the opportunity to get this beneficial feedback.
Deadline to Submit is October 15 and there is no fee to submit. Please click here for guidelines and a link to the online submission page.
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT?
Are you too close to your documentary? Do you have a rough cut, but need a reality check from someone beyond your circle before you lock picture? Or are you already submitting your film to festivals and wondering why it isn't being accepted? Docs In Progress screenings can give you that reality check with a screening and facilitated feedback session from real audiences.
A FEW IMPORTANT GUIDELINES
Deadline to Submit is October 15. There is no fee to submit.
Submissions must be rough cuts. No completed works or trailers.
Submissions must be documentaries. Both short and feature-length are accepted (maximum length for a feature is 90 minutes).
Filmmaker must be open to feedback on the work-in-progress with the aim of drawing from that feedback to make changes to the final edit of the film.
If selected, the filmmaker must be able to attend in person the screening on Saturday, November 17 between 2:00-6:00 pm. The screenings are scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 17 in Springdale, Utah (just outside of Zion National Park, about 45 minutes from St. George, UT or 2 1/2 hours from Las Vegas, NV).
If selected, travel to the festival would be at the filmmaker's own expense although the festival may have some discount arrangements with local hotels and will provide filmmakers a festival pass and access to the Closing Party.Filmmakers will be notifed of acceptance by October 26 to allow adequate time to make travel arrangements.
Hello Fellow D-Worders.
Our documentary production company FILM FOR THOUGHT is looking for office mates. We have a large private room or a shared office solution available now. Fits up to 4 desks and includes free WiFi.
For more details please check out http://www.filmforthoughtinc.com/Office_Space_for_rent.html
Email us at christoph[at]filmforthoughtinc[dot]com if you are interested.
Hi , I am posting this for my friend. By modest pay, I know they are going to pay as fairly as they can within their tight budget.
Seeking Editor for documentary feature on Austin Pendleton. Beginning late October early November.
Story about a 72 year old stuttering actor who never quite made it to the top yet is considered one of the most gifted actor/director/teachers by hundreds of thousands of students and many of the giants of Hollywood.
The film is an examination, among other things, of how you define success.
Modest pay. 4 months work. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I will filming in the Yuma, AZ area on October 15-17th and am looking for a PA to help with setting up gear, doing boom, general help with the shoot. We are filming in some schools in and around Yuma, AZ as well as out in the field. And...This is a paid gig.
Please contact email@example.com
Thanks very much!
Wonderful office is available for share. The office is clean and large with wood floors, high ceilings, great natural light and central air conditioning/heat. The building is safe and quiet with lots of friendly, creative neighbors on the floor: doc filmmakers, photographers, etc. Great location, a few blocks from either the 7th Avenue or 15th Street/Prospect Park F stops and lots of great bodegas, cafes, Prospect Park, Celebrate Brooklyn, etc.
Space is available November 1 for short or long term rental. The ideal candidate is someone who works independently or creatively and is not on the phone all day. You'd get a large work space that includes wireless internet, refrigerator and espresso/coffee machine. There is currently an oversized desk, chair and shelves for your use or you can bring your own.
Rent is $300, and somewhat negotiable depending on your work schedule (nights, weekends, days, etc) so please let me know what kind of work you do and your typical work week--if you have one.
Photos can be seen here:
I attended "Escape Fire" at the Paley DocFest last night. Thought-provoking and the Q&A was interesting, also. Here's the discount code (was told I could share it :)):
Use PaleyDOCS as code for discounted $10 tickets
Third World Newsreel and NewFilmmakers Present Closer to the Dream
(New York, NY)— Third World Newsreel (TWN) and New Filmmakers are proud to present Closer to the Dream. An electoral road move about Barack Obama and the movement that united Americans across party, racial and ethnic lines. In 2008 Haitian-American filmmaker Guetty Felin, her husband, French filmmaker Hervé Cohen and their two biracial sons embark on a journey to witness the historical grassroots movement that elected the first US Black president. Shot in verité style, the film introduces us to the new face of America, ready to mark a new chapter in the nation's history.
October 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street
F train to 2nd Ave, R train to 8th Street
Are you witnessing EXTREME WEATHER and CLIMATE CHANGE first hand?…
BE A PART OF THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT taking a stand with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project to reveal the complete truth about the climate crisis.
SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO about how extreme weather and climate change is affecting you.
WATCH LIVE as we share our favorites as part of a global live broadcast "24 HOURS OF REALITY" event on November 14-15, 2012.
Potential stories could include:
• A home owner whose property has been damaged by extreme weather …
• Hunters or anglers affected by shrinking rivers …
• Farmers encountering drought and smaller crops …
• Business owners affected by reduced tourism …
Everything from home videos shot on handheld cell phones or webcams, to fully produced, professionally crafted shorts are welcome and encouraged. We’re looking for anything from heartbreaking to funny — and everything in between.
Tell us your story in under 5 minutes, and your video could be chosen to be included in the upcoming 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report global live broadcast event hosted by The Climate Reality Project.
Last year’s live Ustream broadcast garnered more than 8 MILLION VIEWS, and we want to share YOUR story with an even BIGGER audience this year.
TO SHARE YOUR STORY:
1. UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO to YouTube, Vimeo or other video hosting site.
2. EMAIL A LINK to your video’s URL to: videos "at" climatereality "dot" com*
To be eligible for inclusion in 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report, all submitted videos must be received by MIDNIGHT (PST) OCTOBER 26, 2012.
- Any person appearing in your video needs to sign an appearance release form. Please download, sign and email this release to us, along with your video’s URL.
DOWNLOAD RELEASE FORM HERE: http://forms.climaterealityproject.org/Avrelease
Content creators whose work is chosen to be included in the webcast will receive credit in the webcast credits and/or on the dedicated webpage. Limited-edition 24 Hours of Reality gifts will also be given as tokens of appreciation.
The 24-hour, global event will begin November 14th and carry through each time zone around the world to conclude on November 15th and can be viewed at http://www.climaterealityproject.org.
SUBMIT YOUR STORY TODAY. With your support, we can create a global conversation about the climate crisis – and help ignite people around the world to take action to solve it.
For more info about the climate reality project, visit: http://climaterealityproject.org
I"m writing with a last minute invite to a screening in New York of my doc "In the Shadow." We just found our we're premiering in competition at IDFA this November and this is our last chance to get feedback. The film is a first person account of my return to document the death of the world built by my father, the Chicago trading pits. For those of you with social calenders as empty as my own, I'd really appreciate if you'd attend. Please email if you're interested and I'll send you the details. jordan (dot) melamed (at) gmail.com Thanks!
In reply to Mitch Teplitsky's post on Wed 11 Feb 2009 :
Hi Mitch, we met when you were making your Peruvian doc, I'm an editor. I'm interested in the ad you posted for work space in the Flatiron. But is it still valid???
For anyone who has considered an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking we are hosting an Information Session on November 3rd from 2pm-4pm and December 3rd from 6pm-8pm in the MFA Social Documentary Filmmaking department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC (136 W 21st street, ground floor). These events will provide a clear sense of what the SocDoc program is all about and will feature faculty, staff, current student and alumni presentations followed by a Q&A session, department tour and a mixer hour.
More about the program: www.mfasocdoc.sva.edu
To RSVP for a session please visit: http://www.sva.edu/form/graduate-info-sessions
It's been about a year since I posted. I've gotten so many terrific leads through D-Word so here I go again.
I'm looking for a talented director/shooter/editor or small doc team in Paris! I'm looking for someone, or some folks who ideally, who have (or have access to) a 5D or an HD video rig to do a short piece for us here at Etsy. We publish a 3-4 minute doc short every other week to the web, and this one would require someone (or some folks) with not only a strong eye, but a sense of humor, to boot. This would be a portrait of a maker ... of an unusual sort!
An example of our most recent short is here: http://vimeo.com/49335672 (directed, shot and edited by LA talent James Mann). If anyone has any recommendations or connections in Paris, please let me know. I would be so appreciative!
Thank you so much!
Beth, I highly recommend you contact Heidi Fleisher who lives in Paris. She's a producer but can probably steer you to the right team.
2013 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL – EARLY BIRD DEADLINE OCT 26!
The NBFF Early Bird Deadline is approaching! With over 350 films from around the world, the Newport Beach Film Festival offers filmmakers a unique opportunity to be a part of the largest entertainment event in Orange County. Submit your film now for a chance to be a part of the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival!
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE – OCTOBER 26
*Receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!
The Festival will run from April 25th to May 2nd, 2013.
Visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com to submit!
Looking for Cinematographers for an Exciting Nationwide Dance Project
National Dance for Obama is a multi-city flash mob happening in 20 major cities across the country at the same time TOMORROW. The flash mob starts at 3 p.m. EST/2 p.m. CST/12 p.m. PST/11 a.m. AKST/9 a.m. HST sharp and lasts less than 3 minutes. Shooting would involve getting some wide shots, closeups and some reaction shots, and possibly talking to some participants. Therefore, the commitment is no longer than about 30 minutes tomorrow (Saturday, 10/13/12). If cinematographers/camera people in any city across the US are interested, please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's a total volunteer, grassroots effort, independent of the Obama campaign happening around the country. See the promo put together by our NYC group at their rehearsal last week: https://vimeo.com/51165351 and you can check it out on fb too: http://www.facebook.com/NationalDanceForObama and http://www.facebook.com/events/479400778757926/
It's going to be amazing and we would love your support. Please spread the word widely.
Like our facebook page (share us too): https://www.facebook.com/NationalDanceForObama
Join our facebook event page (invite others): https://www.facebook.com/events/479400778757926/
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Help! I am looking for a sound recordist in Portland or Eugene this Tuesday and am coming up dry. Anyone have a referral?
An update on the doc about Kubrick's Paths of Glory. A moderately successful Kickstarter campaign in the beginning of the year allowed us to finish the film. Now we are raising funds in pursuit of distribution on Indiegogo.
If you or anyone you know may be interested in this project about the craft and art of narrative film-making, please support us in anyway you can.
In reply to Amanda Micheli's post on Sat 13 Oct 2012 :
I am happy to finally have a recommendation to make after receiving so much help from others in this group. For a sound recordist in Portland/Eugene OR you should contact the fantastic Anna Rieke
at: runawaytrains [at] gmail [dot] com or (646) 594-8566. She has done sound on some very top notch documentaries and she is a warm and wonderful person all around. If she can't do it, she'll certainly know someone who can.
Wanted: a competent fulfillment house for DVD sales
If any of you are really happy with a competent, affordable fulfillment house to ship DVDs, books, etc., would you be so kind as to send me their contact info?
Hi, I am looking for work as colorist on independent productions with limited budgets in the New York City area. I have many years of experience in color grading, and now work freelance. I'm willing to work within the independent budget.
Docs In Progress is pleased to welcome Fernanda Rossi back to Washington DC for a weekend of providing insights into how you can better pitch and package your documentary for fundraising. The earlybird registration deadline is this Friday, October 19.
NOVEMBER 3: MASTER CLASS: PACKAGING YOUR DOCUMENTARY FOR FUNDRAISING: THE LSD APPROACH.
The “LSD” Fernanda will be discussing stands for Loglines, Synopses, and Demos. How can these three elements (as well as Pitches) make the difference between getting your documentary on screen or not seen? During this full-day workshop at the George Washington University’s Media and Public Affairs Building, you will learn how to best represent your project verbally, in writing, and with audiovisual material to potential funders and distributors. The workshop will cover:
• Key elements of a pitch, proposal and demo
• Opening and closing techniques for pitching, proposals and trailers
• Different lengths of demos and what they are for
• Analysis of before/after cases studies
• View successful synopsis and fundraising samples
There will be a raffle for a gift certificate. Also the latest edition of Fernanda’s book Trailer Mechanics (2nd Edition released March 2012) will be available at a discount with signing after the presentation.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
The Documentary Center at the George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building – Auditorium B-07
805 21st Street, NW
Washington DC 20037
This program is made possible through special support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is co-sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
NOVEMBER 4: SMALL GROUP CLINICS
Fernanda will be giving three small group clinics at the Docs In Progress Documentary House in downtown Silver Spring on Sunday afternoon. This is an opportunity to get some individualized attention from Fernanda about your documentary work-in-progress. These small group one hour sessions will have maximum of three participants each.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Registrants can select one of the following sessions:
2:00-3:00 pm (THIS TIMESLOT IS ALREADY SOLD OUT)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
You can select the “Premium Documentary Doctor Weekend Package” to attend both the Master Class and the Small Group Clinic or you can attend either program a la carte.
Earlybird (registered and paid in full by midnight on October 19)
Saturday Master Class Only – $150
Sunday Small Group Clinic Only – $125
Weekend Package: Master Class + Small Group Clinic – $255
Regular Online (registered and paid in full between October 20 and by 5:00 pm on November 2)
Saturday Master Class Only – $175
Sunday Small Group Clinic Only – $150
Weekend Package: Master Class + Small Group Clinic – $305
*Additional discounts for members of Docs In Progress' Docs Insiders Program
At the Door (Pay onsite by credit card or check on Saturday, November 3)
Saturday Master Class Only – $200 (no Docs Insiders discounts)
No Walk-ins for Small Group Clinics
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION LINK: http://docsinprogress.org/events/70/documentary-doctor-workshop/
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Internationally renowned speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi has doctored more than 300 fiction scripts, fundraising samples and documentaries, including two nominated for the Academy Award® and many that went on to receive funds from ITVS in the U.S. and NFB in Canada. She has given her workshops and lectures in more than 12 countries for more than 40 film organizations and at all major world markets and conferences, including Hot Docs in Canada, Silverdocs in the United States, Sunny Side of the Doc in France and Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK. In addition, she’s a much sought-after trainer for special programs and grant evaluator for foundations. Her columns and articles have been published in trade publications, such as The Independent in the United States and DOX in Europe. She is the author of the book that, according to industry professionals is the bible on demo production now in its second edition: Trailer Mechanics: How to Make Your Documentary Fundraising Demo. www.documentarydoctor.com