the worldwide community of documentary professionals
You are not signed in.
Log in or Register

The Mentoring Room - Ask the Working Pros

This is a Public Topic geared towards first-time filmmakers. Professional members of The D-Word will come by and answer your questions about documentary filmmaking.

Resultset_first Resultset_previous 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Resultset_next Resultset_last
Doug Block
Tue 19 Aug 2008Link

Skyler, no worries, we'll let you remain a B given that you're bringing the mean age of The D-Word's membership down considerably. Just don't be ordering any drinks in the virtual bar.


Monica Williams
Wed 20 Aug 2008Link

Help!!

A potential next project has presented itself to me and it is a completely different style than the film I have been learning how to make for the last couple of years. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend ideas regarding the actual film or films to watch that might be in the same genre.

Here's the situation. I live in Detroit and am very fascinated with the "post-industrial" remnants of what was once a thriving city. There are hidden stories everywhere here and people are experimenting with radically creative avenues for social change. While helping tear down an abandoned house with one of his groups, I had a very long conversation with a man who was one of the Logistics officers for "Hands Across America," who was asked to teach courses on grassroots organizing at the University of Michigan and who is currently "stuck" in Detroit with legal matters. He took me to a miraculous place he helped build called the "Artists Village" in one of the worst neighborhoods you can imagine. He is very well-loved! He wants me to film some burial ceremonies he has organized with churches for the homeless and stillborn infants who are not given these rituals. Also to film some of the seeds he is planting here along with the activities of the Artists Village. The Artists Village is a huge collection of abandoned warehouses that have been painted with murals by the children in the neighborhood, guided by the artist in residence, whose artwork hangs everywhere. There is theater space where spoken word and community theater take place and there are huge community gardens. Possibilities are endless!

I guess this wasn't such a short post, but – How do I begin thinking about this? I would need to shoot some of these events ASAP and before he leaves. I have someone that can help shoot it, but I'm in need of creative direction as I'm currently working on a historical and philosophical film with archives and talking heads. What am I looking for – do I have to be in the film (aaagh!) Any help would be most appreciated :-)


John Burgan
Wed 20 Aug 2008Link

Don't want to dampen your enthusiasm, Monica, but isn't this simply a distraction from finishing "Knowing Evil"?


Christopher Wong
Wed 20 Aug 2008Link

sometimes the project you were "born to make" comes along at inopportune moments. like before you've finished the film you had already started... but if a project absolutely rings true in your heart and mind, then you don't really have a choice but to go forward with the new thing. (that was certainly the case with me.)

from what we've read before, it sounds like KNOWING EVIL might be able to wait. but only you know best... if you do go forward with this new project, make sure that you have a current story to tell, rather than simply rehashing the history of how the Artist's Village was created. as you said, there are hidden stories everywhere. go find 'em!

and no, it certainly doesn't sound like you have to be "in" the film.


Monica Williams
Wed 20 Aug 2008Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Wed 20 Aug 2008 :

Well John, you may have me here – I'm falling for "another film." That said, I'm still committed to Knowing Evil and just finished my fundraising trailer. I know I'm a little googly eyed for this new project (it doesn't have all of the baggage of my current relationship:-) but I'm attempting to have some kind of either backup plan or footage in the works for when Knowing Evil is done. I've also thought of posting 5 minute stories like this on my website with a blog as a companion to Knowing Evil. This man's character represents a major them in the film and also symbolizes to me the combination of two of the philosophers in Knowing Evil.

Will I get in over my head if I were to just film some of the events this man is involved in for now, and to either use some of it for small 5 minute pieces and then try to make a film once Knowing Evil is finished? It also feels like a way to detach a little from Knowing Evil (in a healthy way) as I've been a bit monomaniacal with the whole process :-)


Monica Williams
Wed 20 Aug 2008Link

And thank you Chris for the great advice!


Skyler Buffmeyer
Wed 20 Aug 2008Link

Hey!
I am having trouble finding archives pertaining to the film I would like to make. I know this may seem very silly but, I am looking for videos/ video clips of things such as, hannah montana, high school musical, beauty pagents, make up commercials...... I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction and, if you could tell me more info on archives...can you get some free? if so, which ones can you use with no permission or money? and anything else I might need to know.
Thanks!!!


Jason Caminiti
Wed 20 Aug 2008Link

Monica, not sure if I can help at all. I am finishing up a film that is about how a city is using the arts to bring life back to their downtown and their mills. A few resources that may, or may not help.

http://www.artinruins.com/
http://www.urbansmartgrowth.net/

Also, a couple docs.
These are along that vein.

End of Suburbia
Escape from Suburbia

There is one Erica mentioned to me that I lost the link for about an artists community in Texas. Erica?

Chris, where were you when I was starting my project. I could have used a theme like an artists group moving into the city to explore the growth.. oh well too late now...


Carlos Gomez
Thu 21 Aug 2008Link

Monica, Varda's "The Gleaners and I" comes to mind. Maybe post-industrial Detroit is a setting where the ideas you're examining in your current doc play out, and the artist village is one branch of a bigger story. You, like Agnes Varda, could be the unifying thread: a filmmaker making sense of the world she lives in, relating historical, social and psychological trends to the changing landscape of the city she inhabits.


Penelope Andrews
Thu 21 Aug 2008Link

Skyler B
try http://www.archive.org look for the prelinger collection, read about the copyright stuff with each clip.


Eli Brown
Thu 21 Aug 2008Link

Unfortunately, Skyler, Disney is pretty legal and protective of its media properties. If you're planning on making something that you won't distribute, I wouldn't worry about it (like a class project, for instance), but if the rest of the world will see it, it's a safe bet that they'll be unamused at its use should they find it. However, the policy of "Fair Use" (small description here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use) does give you some latitude to use all of those things in the context of a work of "scholarship" which often includes documentary. If an interview you conduct with someone talks about one of those programs, you could probably get away with a very, very short clip of it (or stills). Depending on what your point of view is of these items, the companies behind the creation of the media may even be willing to give you limited use (if it serves their PR or goals). Fair Use is your best bet for using any of it, but as a rule you probably won't be able to use a lot. (Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer, so for any fair use claims, it's always best to check with someone who knows legal matters a little bit better...)


Lucia Duncan
Thu 21 Aug 2008Link

Here's the website: www.thirdwardtx.com


Monica Williams
Thu 21 Aug 2008Link

Carlos – thanks for helping me make that connection between the two films and the possibility of their becoming one. And I've just put Gleaners and I in my Netflix queue.

Jason – Thanks for those sites and the offer of help. I've heard of the Suburbia movies you mentioned and I'm ordering them. Oakland county is one of the richest in the nation and it borders Detroit!


Carlos Gomez
Thu 21 Aug 2008Link

I wasn't exactly thinking they would become one but hey... glad it made any sense.


Evan Thomas
Fri 22 Aug 2008Link

I will soon be editing in FCP for the first time. I will be using shared macs at the local arts center so I will be trundling along every week with my external hard drive. I understand it needs to be FAT32 formatted. My interviews are all 40 – 60 mins and therefore each is larger than 4GB in its entirety. Do i have to digitise them in stages then? Any good tutorials about on this sort of thing?


Jason Osder
Fri 22 Aug 2008Link

Evan, actually it is recommended that you use “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” for the drive formatting. There should be no problem with file size. Organization is the other big challenge. There has been a lot posted here on that lately. Plenty of good advice, including that each project is different. You may want to apply for full membership to the D-Word so that you can access the FCP topic.


Kristin Alexander
Fri 22 Aug 2008Link

As Jason said, organization is important! Be sure you understand your scratch disks, and how to point the material you capture to your external hard drive and save it there.


Jill Kelly
Sat 23 Aug 2008Link

hi, i'm ready to buy the panasonic p200a,I am going to be using it for educational and travel films.I have been going back and forth between the sony ex1 and the panasonic. I understand the p2 doesn't produce hd in full 1080 like the ex1, is this that important of a difference? I would like to have equipment i can grow into but is the hd that much of a selling feature when it comes to selling a film or for getting a broadcaster on side for funding? I will be working with premier pro cs3 as i have a pc.Will any of this set up hold me back once i get a project completed? It's such a hard decision! thanks for any help...


Monica Williams
Sat 23 Aug 2008Link

This may be a silly question, but I have a 10 minute trailer for Knowing Evil and would like to post it here for anyone to rip apart. I don't have all the rights to the archival images used so if I post it, will I get into legal trouble, would it be too public?

Edited Sat 23 Aug 2008 by Monica Williams

Christopher Wong
Sat 23 Aug 2008Link

you'll be fine, monica... go ahead and post it.


Doug Block
Sat 23 Aug 2008Link

Ditto. Go right ahead, Monica.


Doug Block
Sat 23 Aug 2008Link

Monica, why haven't you applied for full membership yet?


Monica Williams
Sun 24 Aug 2008Link

Great – Here is the 10 minute fundraising trailer for Knowing Evil! Any feedback will be most appreciated – but go easy on me :-) And Doug, I didn't think I was qualified yet as this is my first go round, but I'll apply now – Thanks!

http://8bliss.com/Temporary/KnowingEvil/KnowingEvil_Trailer.wmv


Andrew David Watson
Sun 24 Aug 2008Link

Jill – on the HVX200a (assuming that is what you are talking about) you can shoot DVCproHD at 720p, which is a pretty professional format. Sounds like either the EX1 or the HVX would be a good move up for you. There is a lot to camera other then just the resolution, so don't just use that to determined what camera to buy.

As for broadcasting, if the story is well told and the film is shot well, it wont make a difference what camera it is shot on. If you shoot DVCproHD you can always do a up-rez to HDcam (which is 1080) for broadcast. I'm sure James Longey can speak better on that topic :)


Jason Osder
Sun 24 Aug 2008Link

Jill and Andrew – the HVX200a will also shoot 1080i DVCPROHD, just FYI.


Doug Block
Sun 24 Aug 2008Link

Monica, you've been working on a doc feature for 2 years now, I'd say that qualifies you. Besides, we need all the good grant writers we can get ;-)


Andrew David Watson
Sun 24 Aug 2008Link

thanks jason, i forgot to mention that, from my experiences and from what i read it seem 720p is the preferred shooting format on the HVX. I was thinking more along the lines that the HVX shots 1080i and the EX1 shots 1080p (i believe??)


Jill Kelly
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

thanks so much,it is the HVX i'm thinking of and i had also read that the EX1 shoot 1080p.Glad to hear that if it's all done well, the equipment is not quite as important, you helped me with that final choice.I really like the idea of have the ability to use tape or the p2 card.From what I've, heard, i think fujitsu is starting to make the same cards so the price is meant to come down in the new year(said she hopefully).I'm a continuing student at G.I.F.T.S.and it's time to take it out into my own project.thanks again to the info, it was just what i was looking for, until another question...jill


Eli Brown
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

For what it's worth, the HVX tape mechanism does not record HD. Just hope that was made clear at some point... (though the HVX does, in fact, record 1080p, just not with a pixel for pixel imager like the EX3).


Bishop Beman
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

We are articulated with the consumers wants so as to supply you based on the demands you want to place to our firm .Our services are highly motivated inbuilt appliances based on online and physical approach to buy from us.

PRICE LIST:
Yamaha YAS82Z Custom Z Eb Alto Saxophone.........................€650euro
Yamaha YAS-62II Professional Eb Alto Saxophone.........................€600euro
Yamaha YAS-82ZB Professional Alto Saxophone Black.........................€700euro
Yamaha YBS-52 Intermediate Bari Sax.........................€950euro
Yamaha YTS-62II Professional Bb Tenor Saxophone.........................€650euro
Yamaha YTS-82Z Custom Z Tenor Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YSS-675 Professional Soprano Sax.........................€800euro
Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom Alto Saxophone.........................€750euro
Yamaha YTS-475 Intermediate Bb Tenor Saxophone.........................€600euro
Yamaha YSS-475II Intermediate Soprano Saxophone.........................€500euro
Yamaha YTS-875S TenorSax.........................€850euro
Yamaha YTS-23 Tenor Sax.........................€550euro
Yamaha YSS-675S Professional SopranoSax.........................€800euro
Yamaha YBS-62 Professional Bari Sax.........................€1100euro
Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom Tenor Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YSS-875EX Custom EX Soprano Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YTS-82ZU Professional Tenor Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YAS-82ZU Professional Alto Saxophone Unlacquered.........................€650euro
Yamaha YAS-82ZS Professional Alto Saxophone Silver.........................€700euro
Yamaha YAS-62IIS Professional Alto Saxophone Silver.........................€600euro
Yamaha YTS-82ZB Professional Tenor Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YTS-82ZS Professional Tenor Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YTS-62IIS Professional Tenor Sax.........................€700euro

L€A€ Sax LA-650 Artist Bb Soprano Saxophone.........................€250euro
Jupiter 847SG Soprano Sax Outfit.........................€600euro
Amati ABS 64 Baritone Saxophone.........................€850euro
Amati Blem ABS 64 Baritone Saxophone.........................€750euro
Keilwerth Shadow Tenor Saxophone.........................€1100euro

Giardinelli GS312 Alto
Saxophone.........................€300euro
Giardinelli GS312 Tenor
Saxophone.........................€400euro
Giardinelli GS512 Tenor
Saxophone.........................€400euro
Giardinelli Blem GS812T Tenor Saxophone.........................€500euro
Giardinelli GS812A Alto Saxophone.........................€650euro


Selmer Paris Series III Model 62NG Professional Alto Saxophone PlainBell.........................€800
Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II Model 54NG Professional Tenor Sax.........................€850euro
Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II Model 52NG Professional AltoSax.........................€750
Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II SopranSaxophone.........................€800euro
Selmer Paris Reference 54 Tenor Saxophone.........................€1000euro
Selmer Paris Reference 36 Tenor
Saxophone.........................€1050euro
Selmer Paris Flamingo Standard Alto Sax................................€900euro
Selmer La Voix TenorSaxophone.......................................................€700euro
Selmer Paris Reference 54 Eb Alto Saxophone................................€850euro

Yanagisawa Model B-9930 Silver Series Bari Sax.........................€1700euro
Yanagisawa Model B-991 Professional Bari Sax..................................................1100euro
Yanagisawa Model T-991B Professional Tenor Sax.........................€850euro
Yanagisawa Model T-991 Professional Tenor Sax.........................€800euro
Yanagisawa Model T-901 Artist Tenor Sax..................................................€650euro
Yanagisawa Model S-991 Professional Soprano Sax.........................€800euro
Yanagisawa Model S-901 Professional Soprano ..................................................€600euro
Yanagisawa Model S-9930 Artist Silver Series Soprano Sax.............€1000euro
Yanagisawa Model B-901 Intermediate Bari Sax..................................................1000euro
Yanagisawa Model A-9930 Silver Series Alto Sax.........................€900euro
Yanagisawa Model A-991B Professional Alto Sax....................................€800euro
Yanagisawa Model A-991 Professional Alto Sax..................................................€750euro
Yanagisawa Model A-901 Artist Alto Sax.............................................................................€600euro
Yanagisawa Model T-9930 Silver Series Tenor Sax....................................€1000euro
Vito Model 7190BA Professional VSP Bari Sax....................................................€900euro

Conn 27M Director AltoSaxophone...............................................€250euro
Conn 25M Alto Saxophone...............................................................................€400euro
Conn 37M Director Tenor Saxophone.................................................€300euro
Jupiter 593GL Deluxe Baritone Sax............................................€750euro
Jupiter 547GL Deluxe Soprano Sax...............................................................€400euro
Jupiter 687GN Standard Tenor Sax........................................................................€500euro
Jupiter 889SG Artist Tenor Saxophone...........................................................................€500euro
EM Winston 306JB Rainbow Series Alto Saxophone.........................€300euro

DRUM SET LIST:
Yamaha DTXpress IV Special Electronic Drum Set....................................€500euro
Yamaha Jimmy Chamberlin Signature Steel Snare Drum.........................€150euro
Yamaha Stage Custom Nouveau 5 Piece Fusion Drum Set with 16" Floor Tom...........€300euro
Yamaha DTXpress IV Electronic Drum Set.............................................................................€320euro
Yamaha DTXPRESS IV PadSet..........................................................................€180euro
Yamaha Dave Weckl Signature Snare Drum..................................................€250euro
Yamaha Tour Custom Moto-X Shell Pack.............................................................€270euro
Yamaha DTXtreme IIISP Special Electronic Drum Set.........................€1100euro
Yamaha DTXtreme IIIS Standard Electronic Drum Set.........................€900euro
Yamaha DTXtreme IIIS Limited Edition Electronic Drum Set..................€800euro
Yamaha DTXPRESS IV Special Pad Set....................................€300euro

GUITAR LIST:
Dean Dimebag Razorback Two-Tone Electric Guitar..................................................€400euro
Dean Dave Mustaine VMNT Angel of Deth Electric Guitar.........................480euro
Dean Dave Mustaine V USA Limited Signature Electric Guitar............€1100euro
Dean Dimebag Razorback Slime Bumblebee Electric Guitar.........................400euro
Dean Dimebag Dixie Rebel Electric Guitar.........................€320euro
Dean The Dean From Hell CFH Electric Guitar...........€300euro
Dean Razorback V 255 Electric Guitar..................................................€450euro
Dean Dime Shadow ML Electric Guitar..................................................€200euro
Dean Razorback 7 255 7-String Electric Guitar.............500euro
Dean Razorback DB Electric Guitar..................................................€150euro

Bb CLARINET:
SELMER Clarinet in Bb – SIGNATURE.........................€1600euro
SELMER Clarinet in Bb – SAINT LOUIS...........................€1200euro
SELMER Clarinet in Bb – ODYSSÉE....................................€900euro

LeBLANC Bb Clarinet – SONATA 1020 S...........................600euro
LeBLANC Bb Clarinet- OPUS II 1191 S...........................1500euro
LeBLANC Bb Clarinet – ESPRIT 1040...........................€900euro
LeBLANC Bb Clarinet – CONCERTO II 2002...........................1000euro

BUFFET Bb Clarinet – TOSCA..................................................€2000euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – RC PRESTIGE....................................€1500euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – RC....................................................€800euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – R13 PRESTIGE...........................€1500euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – R13......................................................900euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – FESTIVAL..................................................1500euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – E13....................................................€600euro

YAMAHA Bb Clarinet – YCL 450 S....................................€500euro
YAMAHA Bb Clarinet – YCL 650....................................................600euro
YAMAHA Bb Clarinet – YCL 450 N..................................................450euro

A CLARINET:

SELMER Clarinet in A – SIGNATURE...........................€140euro
SELMER Clarinet in A – SAINT LOUIS...........................€1200euro
SELMER Clarinet in A – ODYSSÉE....................................€1000euro

LeBLANC A Clarinet – OPUS II 1191...........................€1300euro
LeBLANC A Clarinet – ESPRIT 1040 S.........................€700euro
LeBLANC A Clarinet – CONCERTO II 2002.........................€900euro

BUFFET A Clarinet – TOSCA.................................................€1600euro
BUFFET A Clarinet – RC PRESTIGE...........................€1300euro
BUFFET A Clarinet – RC....................................................€1000euro
BUFFET A Clarinet – R13 PRESTIGE...........................€1400euro
BUFFET A Clarinet – R13....................................................€800euro

YAMAHA Bass Clarinet – YCL 622 II.........................€2000euro
YAMAHA Bass Clarinet – YCL 621 II.........................€1800euro
YAMAHA Bass Clarinet – YCL 221.............................500euro
YAMAHA Alto Clarinet – YCL 631 II...........................€1700euro

SELMER Clarinet – Contra Bass – Model 28...........€4000euro
SELMER Clarinet – Contra Alto – Model 26...........€2500euro
SELMER Clarinet – Bass – PRIVILEGE to Low Eb..€1500euro
SELMER Clarinet – Bass – PRIVILEGE to Low C..2300euro
SELMER Clarinet – Alto – Model 19 A...........................€1800euro

LeBLANC Bass Clarinet – ESPRIT 160...........................€900euro
LeBLANC Bass Clarinet – 430..................................................€1700euro
LeBLANC Bass Clarinet – 425..................................................€1600euro
LeBLANC Bass Clarinet – 330..................................................1700euro
LeBLANC Bass Clarinet – 325..................................................1300euro
LeBLANC Alto Clarinet – ESPRIT 155...........................€950euro
LeBLANC Alto Clarinet – 300S..................................................€1000euro

BUFFET Contra Alto Clarinet – PRESTIGE 1553....€3000euro
BUFFET Bass Klarinet – 1193 PRESTIGE to low C.........€2000euro
BUFFET Alto Clarinet – PRESTIGE 1503...........................€1300euro
BUFFET Bass Clarinet – 1183 PRESTIGE to low Eb........€1250euro

TRUMPET LIST:
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8345 GS..................................................€600euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8345 G..................................................€500euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8345....................................................500euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8335 S..................................................510euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8335 RGS....................................€520euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8335 GS..................................................€550euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8335 G..................................................€500euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 5335 GS......................................300euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 5335 G..................................................250euro

SCHILKE Trumpet – Piccolo – P5-4 MA...........................€800euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – Piccolo – P5-4 BG...........................€800euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – Piccolo – P5-4.............................€750euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – C Series....................................................600euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – Bb – X Series....................................600euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – Bb – S Series.............................€600euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – Bb – B Series.............................€600euro

BACH Trumpet – VBS 1S – Silver Plated.........................€330euro
BACH Trumpet – VBS 1 – Gold Lacquer...........................€300euro
BACH Trumpet – TR 300 S – Silver Plate...........€250euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – Sterling Silver Bell..€700euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – Silver Plated.........................€600euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – LR – Sterling Bell....€700euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – LR – Silver Plated....€600euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – LR – Gold Lacquer...........€580euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – LR – Gold Brass Bell..€650euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – Lightweight – Silver Plated..€700euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – Lightweight – Gold Lacquered..€600euro

KEYBOARD::
Yamaha Motif XS8 88-Key Keyboard.........................€900euro
Yamaha Tyros2 61-Key Keyboard...........................€850euro
Yamaha YPG-225 Portable Grand.............................€130euro
Korg Triton Extreme 76-Key Keyboard.............550euro
Korg TR88 88-Key Keyboard....................................................€600euro
Yamaha PSR-OR700 61-Key Portable.........................€450euro
White Computer Desk With Flip Down.........................€300euro
Yamaha Tyros2 61-Key Keyboard Workstation..€850euro
Yamaha PSR-S500 61-Key Arranger...........................€250euro
Yamaha Motif XS7 76-Key Keyboard...........................€700euro
Yamaha PSR-S700 61-Key Portable...........................€350euro
Yamaha MO6 61-Key Synthesizer...................................€.400euro
Yamaha S08 88-Key Synthesizer....................................€330euro
Yamaha S90ES 88-Key Synthesizer.............................440euro
Yamaha Portable Grand YPG-625....................................€300euro
Yamaha CP300 88-Key Digital Piano...........................€700euro
Suzuki 10 Student SP-47 Keyboard Lab.............€950euro
Suzuki 5 Student SP-47 Keyboard Lab...........................€650euro

GUITAR:
Gibson Custom Shop 1968 Les Paul...........................€1900euro
Gibson Custom Shop 1960 Les Paul VOS...........................€900euro
Fender American Deluxe Jazz 3-tone.........................480euro
Fender Classic Series '50s....................................................€389euro
Fender Yngwie Malmsteen....................................................€500euro
Martin D-28 Authentic 1937...........................€6200euro
Fender American Deluxe Jazz 3-tone...........€550euro
Martin 000-28 EC Eric Clapton Signature.............€900euro
Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar...........€380euro
Martin 000-15 Auditorium Acoustic.............................€230euro
Martin 000-18 Golden Era 1937....................................................€1000euro
Martin D-16GT Dreadnought...............................................................€330euro
Martin OM-21 Special Acoustic....................................................€800euro
Martin HD-28VE Acoustic-Electric Guitar.........................€1200euro
Epiphone G-1275 Custom Double-Neck Electric Guitar....€350euro
Peavey Bandit 112 TransTube Guitar...........................................................................€120euro
Traben Bootsy Star Electric Bass Guitar.............................................................€650euro
Schecter Synyster Standard Electric...........................................................................€320euro
DiPinto Galaxie 4 Electric Guitar Pink......................................................€220euro

AMPLIFIER::
Ampeg SVT CL Classic Bass...........................................................................€750euro
QSC Audio RMX 5050 Power...........................................................................€700euro
Rockford Fosgate T40001BD 4000 Watt Monoblock Car...........€1000euro
Fender Princeton Recording Amplifier....................................€400euro
JL Audio 5005 5-Channel D...........................................................................220euro
Denon PMA2000 IVR Stereo Amplifier..................................................440euro
Niles SI1230 30 Watt 12-Channel....................................................€330euro
Rockford Fosgate T40001BD 4000 Watt...........................€900euro
Rockford Fosgate T20001BD 2000 Watt....................................400euro
Rockford Fosgate T15KW...............................................................................5000euro
T15kW........................................................................................................................................................3500euro
Alpine PDX-5 75W x 4 and 300W x 1 Car Amplifier.............€220euro
Alpine PDX-11000 1-Channel Car....................................................€250euro

PIANO:::

Yamaha Portable Grand YPG-625.............................................................€€250euro
Yamaha P140 88-Key Digital Piano...............................................................€300euro
Yamaha CP300 88-Key Digital Piano....................................................€900euro
Casio PX-110 Privia Digital Piano....................................................€150euro
Roland FP-4 88-Key Digital Piano....................................................€550euro
Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano.............................€180euro
M-Audio Prokeys 88 Stage Piano....................................................€170euro
Roland MP-70 88-Key Digital Piano......................................€600euro
Kawai MP8II Professional Stage......................................................€650euro
Kurzweil SP88 88-Key Digital Piano..................................................€330euro
Casio Privia PX-800 88-Key Digital Piano...........................€250euro
Casio AP-500 88-Key Cabinet Piano..................................................€350euro

DRUMSET::
Mapex Pro M 7-Piece Fusion Pop...........................€400euro
Ludwig Accent CS Custom Elite Power...........€300euro
Ludwig Classic Maple 4-Piece Drum...........................€950euro
Roland TD-3SW V-Compact....................................................€320euro
Pearl Export 5-Piece Standard Drum Set With Free 10" Tom Red Wine...........€250euro
Mapex Saturn 6-Piece Studio Drum Set Electric Blue...........................€600euro
Ludwig Accent Fab 4 4-Piece Drum Set...........................€450euro
Mapex M Birch Studio 6-Piece Studio Drum Set.............................€400euro
Gretsch Catalina Club Mod 4 Piece......................................€180euro
Pacific LXE Series 5-Piece Tiger Ash Red Finish Drum Set w/ Black Hardware....€550euro
Tama Superstar 7-Piece Double Bass...............................................................€400euro
Tama Superstar SL Hyper Drive 6-Piece...............................................................€380euro
Roland TD-20S V-Pro Electronic Drum Set--------..€1200euro
Roland TD-12S V-Stage Electronic Drum Set--------..€950euro
Roland TD-9SX V-Tour Electronic Drum Set –------..€900euro
Roland TD-6SW V-Tour Electronic Drum Set--------..€800euro
Roland TD-3SW V-Compact Drum Set--------..€450euro

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
CAVS JB-199PM_400GB....................................................€890euro
RSQ CK-1 10-Disc Magazine Karaoke Player....€330euro
Acesonic KOD-650 Karaoke..................................................€380euro
Rane TTM 57SL DJ Mixer....................................................€550euro
Rane TTM 57SL Performance Mixer.........................€600euro
AmpliVox SW905 Wireless Travel.............................€650euro
AmpliVox SW222 Wireless Portable Public Address....€250euro
Amplivox SW122A Showstyle Roving...........................€280euro
Numark iDJ2 iPod Mixing Console....................................€270euro
Tascam DM4800 DigitalMixer..................................€1200euro
Tascam X-48 Hard Disk Digital.....................................€1250euro

SAXOPHONE:::

Keilwerth SX90R Shadow Tenor.........................€1500euro
Selmer Artist Series Alto Saxophone .............€900euro
Selmer Soprano Saxophone SS600...........................€280euro
Yanagisawa SC-9937 Professional Bb...........................1300euro
Vito Student Alto Saxophone V7131RK.........................€600euro
Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II.........................€950euro
Yanagisawa Professional Curved...........................1200euro
Keilwerth SX90R Shadow Alto...........................€1150euro
Jupiter Artist 889SG Tenor Saxophone.............€700euro
Selmer Series II 55AF Eb...................................................€2000euro
Yamaha YTS-82ZU Professional Tenor.........................€1000euro
Cecilio Silver Plated Sandblast Soprano Saxophone....€150euro
Jupiter Deluxe 787GL Tenor....................................................€500euro
Jupiter Artist 847SG Soprano Saxophone.................................€600euro
Vito 7190BA Eb Baritone Saxophone..................................................€1150euro
Giardinelli GS512 Alto Saxophone..........................................€300euro
Keilwerth Professional Bass Saxophone SX90...........................€3500euro
Conn 'Director' Alto Saxophone 27M...........................€250euro

VIOLIN:::

Strunal 193W Violin.............................................................................€230euro
Cecilio CVN-600 Hand Oil Varnished...........................€160euro
Yamaha SV-200 Studio Silent...............................................................€400euro
Mendini MV600 Ebony Fitted 1 Piece....................................€120euro
Hohner EV-STD Electric Violin Mint Green.........................€110euro
Fender FV-3 Deluxe Electric Violin....................................€220euro

We offer discount price for bulk purchase order from 10unit of any of our product you will be purchasing from us.We make Express delivery to your door step.
We give you the best product with retuns 2years and 6months warranty 100% service .
We await you to get back to us your entrested product of purchaseso as to give you discount on them for delivery.

Make your Inquiry:
Email: bbmansales@gmail.com
MSN CHAT : leaps01@hotmail.com

Best Regards.


Bishop Beman
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

We are articulated with the consumers wants so as to supply you based on the demands you want to place to our firm .Our services are highly motivated inbuilt appliances based on online and physical approach to buy from us.

PRICE LIST:
Yamaha YAS82Z Custom Z Eb Alto Saxophone.........................€650euro
Yamaha YAS-62II Professional Eb Alto Saxophone.........................€600euro
Yamaha YAS-82ZB Professional Alto Saxophone Black.........................€700euro
Yamaha YBS-52 Intermediate Bari Sax.........................€950euro
Yamaha YTS-62II Professional Bb Tenor Saxophone.........................€650euro
Yamaha YTS-82Z Custom Z Tenor Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YSS-675 Professional Soprano Sax.........................€800euro
Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom Alto Saxophone.........................€750euro
Yamaha YTS-475 Intermediate Bb Tenor Saxophone.........................€600euro
Yamaha YSS-475II Intermediate Soprano Saxophone.........................€500euro
Yamaha YTS-875S TenorSax.........................€850euro
Yamaha YTS-23 Tenor Sax.........................€550euro
Yamaha YSS-675S Professional SopranoSax.........................€800euro
Yamaha YBS-62 Professional Bari Sax.........................€1100euro
Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom Tenor Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YSS-875EX Custom EX Soprano Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YTS-82ZU Professional Tenor Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YAS-82ZU Professional Alto Saxophone Unlacquered.........................€650euro
Yamaha YAS-82ZS Professional Alto Saxophone Silver.........................€700euro
Yamaha YAS-62IIS Professional Alto Saxophone Silver.........................€600euro
Yamaha YTS-82ZB Professional Tenor Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YTS-82ZS Professional Tenor Saxophone.........................€800euro
Yamaha YTS-62IIS Professional Tenor Sax.........................€700euro

L€A€ Sax LA-650 Artist Bb Soprano Saxophone.........................€250euro
Jupiter 847SG Soprano Sax Outfit.........................€600euro
Amati ABS 64 Baritone Saxophone.........................€850euro
Amati Blem ABS 64 Baritone Saxophone.........................€750euro
Keilwerth Shadow Tenor Saxophone.........................€1100euro

Giardinelli GS312 Alto
Saxophone.........................€300euro
Giardinelli GS312 Tenor
Saxophone.........................€400euro
Giardinelli GS512 Tenor
Saxophone.........................€400euro
Giardinelli Blem GS812T Tenor Saxophone.........................€500euro
Giardinelli GS812A Alto Saxophone.........................€650euro


Selmer Paris Series III Model 62NG Professional Alto Saxophone PlainBell.........................€800
Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II Model 54NG Professional Tenor Sax.........................€850euro
Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II Model 52NG Professional AltoSax.........................€750
Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II SopranSaxophone.........................€800euro
Selmer Paris Reference 54 Tenor Saxophone.........................€1000euro
Selmer Paris Reference 36 Tenor
Saxophone.........................€1050euro
Selmer Paris Flamingo Standard Alto Sax................................€900euro
Selmer La Voix TenorSaxophone.......................................................€700euro
Selmer Paris Reference 54 Eb Alto Saxophone................................€850euro

Yanagisawa Model B-9930 Silver Series Bari Sax.........................€1700euro
Yanagisawa Model B-991 Professional Bari Sax..................................................1100euro
Yanagisawa Model T-991B Professional Tenor Sax.........................€850euro
Yanagisawa Model T-991 Professional Tenor Sax.........................€800euro
Yanagisawa Model T-901 Artist Tenor Sax..................................................€650euro
Yanagisawa Model S-991 Professional Soprano Sax.........................€800euro
Yanagisawa Model S-901 Professional Soprano ..................................................€600euro
Yanagisawa Model S-9930 Artist Silver Series Soprano Sax.............€1000euro
Yanagisawa Model B-901 Intermediate Bari Sax..................................................1000euro
Yanagisawa Model A-9930 Silver Series Alto Sax.........................€900euro
Yanagisawa Model A-991B Professional Alto Sax....................................€800euro
Yanagisawa Model A-991 Professional Alto Sax..................................................€750euro
Yanagisawa Model A-901 Artist Alto Sax.............................................................................€600euro
Yanagisawa Model T-9930 Silver Series Tenor Sax....................................€1000euro
Vito Model 7190BA Professional VSP Bari Sax....................................................€900euro

Conn 27M Director AltoSaxophone...............................................€250euro
Conn 25M Alto Saxophone...............................................................................€400euro
Conn 37M Director Tenor Saxophone.................................................€300euro
Jupiter 593GL Deluxe Baritone Sax............................................€750euro
Jupiter 547GL Deluxe Soprano Sax...............................................................€400euro
Jupiter 687GN Standard Tenor Sax........................................................................€500euro
Jupiter 889SG Artist Tenor Saxophone...........................................................................€500euro
EM Winston 306JB Rainbow Series Alto Saxophone.........................€300euro

DRUM SET LIST:
Yamaha DTXpress IV Special Electronic Drum Set....................................€500euro
Yamaha Jimmy Chamberlin Signature Steel Snare Drum.........................€150euro
Yamaha Stage Custom Nouveau 5 Piece Fusion Drum Set with 16" Floor Tom...........€300euro
Yamaha DTXpress IV Electronic Drum Set.............................................................................€320euro
Yamaha DTXPRESS IV PadSet..........................................................................€180euro
Yamaha Dave Weckl Signature Snare Drum..................................................€250euro
Yamaha Tour Custom Moto-X Shell Pack.............................................................€270euro
Yamaha DTXtreme IIISP Special Electronic Drum Set.........................€1100euro
Yamaha DTXtreme IIIS Standard Electronic Drum Set.........................€900euro
Yamaha DTXtreme IIIS Limited Edition Electronic Drum Set..................€800euro
Yamaha DTXPRESS IV Special Pad Set....................................€300euro

GUITAR LIST:
Dean Dimebag Razorback Two-Tone Electric Guitar..................................................€400euro
Dean Dave Mustaine VMNT Angel of Deth Electric Guitar.........................480euro
Dean Dave Mustaine V USA Limited Signature Electric Guitar............€1100euro
Dean Dimebag Razorback Slime Bumblebee Electric Guitar.........................400euro
Dean Dimebag Dixie Rebel Electric Guitar.........................€320euro
Dean The Dean From Hell CFH Electric Guitar...........€300euro
Dean Razorback V 255 Electric Guitar..................................................€450euro
Dean Dime Shadow ML Electric Guitar..................................................€200euro
Dean Razorback 7 255 7-String Electric Guitar.............500euro
Dean Razorback DB Electric Guitar..................................................€150euro

Bb CLARINET:
SELMER Clarinet in Bb – SIGNATURE.........................€1600euro
SELMER Clarinet in Bb – SAINT LOUIS...........................€1200euro
SELMER Clarinet in Bb – ODYSSÉE....................................€900euro

LeBLANC Bb Clarinet – SONATA 1020 S...........................600euro
LeBLANC Bb Clarinet- OPUS II 1191 S...........................1500euro
LeBLANC Bb Clarinet – ESPRIT 1040...........................€900euro
LeBLANC Bb Clarinet – CONCERTO II 2002...........................1000euro

BUFFET Bb Clarinet – TOSCA..................................................€2000euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – RC PRESTIGE....................................€1500euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – RC....................................................€800euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – R13 PRESTIGE...........................€1500euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – R13......................................................900euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – FESTIVAL..................................................1500euro
BUFFET Bb Clarinet – E13....................................................€600euro

YAMAHA Bb Clarinet – YCL 450 S....................................€500euro
YAMAHA Bb Clarinet – YCL 650....................................................600euro
YAMAHA Bb Clarinet – YCL 450 N..................................................450euro

A CLARINET:

SELMER Clarinet in A – SIGNATURE...........................€140euro
SELMER Clarinet in A – SAINT LOUIS...........................€1200euro
SELMER Clarinet in A – ODYSSÉE....................................€1000euro

LeBLANC A Clarinet – OPUS II 1191...........................€1300euro
LeBLANC A Clarinet – ESPRIT 1040 S.........................€700euro
LeBLANC A Clarinet – CONCERTO II 2002.........................€900euro

BUFFET A Clarinet – TOSCA.................................................€1600euro
BUFFET A Clarinet – RC PRESTIGE...........................€1300euro
BUFFET A Clarinet – RC....................................................€1000euro
BUFFET A Clarinet – R13 PRESTIGE...........................€1400euro
BUFFET A Clarinet – R13....................................................€800euro

YAMAHA Bass Clarinet – YCL 622 II.........................€2000euro
YAMAHA Bass Clarinet – YCL 621 II.........................€1800euro
YAMAHA Bass Clarinet – YCL 221.............................500euro
YAMAHA Alto Clarinet – YCL 631 II...........................€1700euro

SELMER Clarinet – Contra Bass – Model 28...........€4000euro
SELMER Clarinet – Contra Alto – Model 26...........€2500euro
SELMER Clarinet – Bass – PRIVILEGE to Low Eb..€1500euro
SELMER Clarinet – Bass – PRIVILEGE to Low C..2300euro
SELMER Clarinet – Alto – Model 19 A...........................€1800euro

LeBLANC Bass Clarinet – ESPRIT 160...........................€900euro
LeBLANC Bass Clarinet – 430..................................................€1700euro
LeBLANC Bass Clarinet – 425..................................................€1600euro
LeBLANC Bass Clarinet – 330..................................................1700euro
LeBLANC Bass Clarinet – 325..................................................1300euro
LeBLANC Alto Clarinet – ESPRIT 155...........................€950euro
LeBLANC Alto Clarinet – 300S..................................................€1000euro

BUFFET Contra Alto Clarinet – PRESTIGE 1553....€3000euro
BUFFET Bass Klarinet – 1193 PRESTIGE to low C.........€2000euro
BUFFET Alto Clarinet – PRESTIGE 1503...........................€1300euro
BUFFET Bass Clarinet – 1183 PRESTIGE to low Eb........€1250euro

TRUMPET LIST:
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8345 GS..................................................€600euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8345 G..................................................€500euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8345....................................................500euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8335 S..................................................510euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8335 RGS....................................€520euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8335 GS..................................................€550euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 8335 G..................................................€500euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 5335 GS......................................300euro
YAMAHA Trumpet – YTR 5335 G..................................................250euro

SCHILKE Trumpet – Piccolo – P5-4 MA...........................€800euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – Piccolo – P5-4 BG...........................€800euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – Piccolo – P5-4.............................€750euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – C Series....................................................600euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – Bb – X Series....................................600euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – Bb – S Series.............................€600euro
SCHILKE Trumpet – Bb – B Series.............................€600euro

BACH Trumpet – VBS 1S – Silver Plated.........................€330euro
BACH Trumpet – VBS 1 – Gold Lacquer...........................€300euro
BACH Trumpet – TR 300 S – Silver Plate...........€250euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – Sterling Silver Bell..€700euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – Silver Plated.........................€600euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – LR – Sterling Bell....€700euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – LR – Silver Plated....€600euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – LR – Gold Lacquer...........€580euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – LR – Gold Brass Bell..€650euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – Lightweight – Silver Plated..€700euro
BACH Trumpet – STRADIVARIUS – Lightweight – Gold Lacquered..€600euro

KEYBOARD::
Yamaha Motif XS8 88-Key Keyboard.........................€900euro
Yamaha Tyros2 61-Key Keyboard...........................€850euro
Yamaha YPG-225 Portable Grand.............................€130euro
Korg Triton Extreme 76-Key Keyboard.............550euro
Korg TR88 88-Key Keyboard....................................................€600euro
Yamaha PSR-OR700 61-Key Portable.........................€450euro
White Computer Desk With Flip Down.........................€300euro
Yamaha Tyros2 61-Key Keyboard Workstation..€850euro
Yamaha PSR-S500 61-Key Arranger...........................€250euro
Yamaha Motif XS7 76-Key Keyboard...........................€700euro
Yamaha PSR-S700 61-Key Portable...........................€350euro
Yamaha MO6 61-Key Synthesizer...................................€.400euro
Yamaha S08 88-Key Synthesizer....................................€330euro
Yamaha S90ES 88-Key Synthesizer.............................440euro
Yamaha Portable Grand YPG-625....................................€300euro
Yamaha CP300 88-Key Digital Piano...........................€700euro
Suzuki 10 Student SP-47 Keyboard Lab.............€950euro
Suzuki 5 Student SP-47 Keyboard Lab...........................€650euro

GUITAR:
Gibson Custom Shop 1968 Les Paul...........................€1900euro
Gibson Custom Shop 1960 Les Paul VOS...........................€900euro
Fender American Deluxe Jazz 3-tone.........................480euro
Fender Classic Series '50s....................................................€389euro
Fender Yngwie Malmsteen....................................................€500euro
Martin D-28 Authentic 1937...........................€6200euro
Fender American Deluxe Jazz 3-tone...........€550euro
Martin 000-28 EC Eric Clapton Signature.............€900euro
Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar...........€380euro
Martin 000-15 Auditorium Acoustic.............................€230euro
Martin 000-18 Golden Era 1937....................................................€1000euro
Martin D-16GT Dreadnought...............................................................€330euro
Martin OM-21 Special Acoustic....................................................€800euro
Martin HD-28VE Acoustic-Electric Guitar.........................€1200euro
Epiphone G-1275 Custom Double-Neck Electric Guitar....€350euro
Peavey Bandit 112 TransTube Guitar...........................................................................€120euro
Traben Bootsy Star Electric Bass Guitar.............................................................€650euro
Schecter Synyster Standard Electric...........................................................................€320euro
DiPinto Galaxie 4 Electric Guitar Pink......................................................€220euro

AMPLIFIER::
Ampeg SVT CL Classic Bass...........................................................................€750euro
QSC Audio RMX 5050 Power...........................................................................€700euro
Rockford Fosgate T40001BD 4000 Watt Monoblock Car...........€1000euro
Fender Princeton Recording Amplifier....................................€400euro
JL Audio 5005 5-Channel D...........................................................................220euro
Denon PMA2000 IVR Stereo Amplifier..................................................440euro
Niles SI1230 30 Watt 12-Channel....................................................€330euro
Rockford Fosgate T40001BD 4000 Watt...........................€900euro
Rockford Fosgate T20001BD 2000 Watt....................................400euro
Rockford Fosgate T15KW...............................................................................5000euro
T15kW........................................................................................................................................................3500euro
Alpine PDX-5 75W x 4 and 300W x 1 Car Amplifier.............€220euro
Alpine PDX-11000 1-Channel Car....................................................€250euro

PIANO:::

Yamaha Portable Grand YPG-625.............................................................€€250euro
Yamaha P140 88-Key Digital Piano...............................................................€300euro
Yamaha CP300 88-Key Digital Piano....................................................€900euro
Casio PX-110 Privia Digital Piano....................................................€150euro
Roland FP-4 88-Key Digital Piano....................................................€550euro
Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano.............................€180euro
M-Audio Prokeys 88 Stage Piano....................................................€170euro
Roland MP-70 88-Key Digital Piano......................................€600euro
Kawai MP8II Professional Stage......................................................€650euro
Kurzweil SP88 88-Key Digital Piano..................................................€330euro
Casio Privia PX-800 88-Key Digital Piano...........................€250euro
Casio AP-500 88-Key Cabinet Piano..................................................€350euro

DRUMSET::
Mapex Pro M 7-Piece Fusion Pop...........................€400euro
Ludwig Accent CS Custom Elite Power...........€300euro
Ludwig Classic Maple 4-Piece Drum...........................€950euro
Roland TD-3SW V-Compact....................................................€320euro
Pearl Export 5-Piece Standard Drum Set With Free 10" Tom Red Wine...........€250euro
Mapex Saturn 6-Piece Studio Drum Set Electric Blue...........................€600euro
Ludwig Accent Fab 4 4-Piece Drum Set...........................€450euro
Mapex M Birch Studio 6-Piece Studio Drum Set.............................€400euro
Gretsch Catalina Club Mod 4 Piece......................................€180euro
Pacific LXE Series 5-Piece Tiger Ash Red Finish Drum Set w/ Black Hardware....€550euro
Tama Superstar 7-Piece Double Bass...............................................................€400euro
Tama Superstar SL Hyper Drive 6-Piece...............................................................€380euro
Roland TD-20S V-Pro Electronic Drum Set--------..€1200euro
Roland TD-12S V-Stage Electronic Drum Set--------..€950euro
Roland TD-9SX V-Tour Electronic Drum Set –------..€900euro
Roland TD-6SW V-Tour Electronic Drum Set--------..€800euro
Roland TD-3SW V-Compact Drum Set--------..€450euro

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
CAVS JB-199PM_400GB....................................................€890euro
RSQ CK-1 10-Disc Magazine Karaoke Player....€330euro
Acesonic KOD-650 Karaoke..................................................€380euro
Rane TTM 57SL DJ Mixer....................................................€550euro
Rane TTM 57SL Performance Mixer.........................€600euro
AmpliVox SW905 Wireless Travel.............................€650euro
AmpliVox SW222 Wireless Portable Public Address....€250euro
Amplivox SW122A Showstyle Roving...........................€280euro
Numark iDJ2 iPod Mixing Console....................................€270euro
Tascam DM4800 DigitalMixer..................................€1200euro
Tascam X-48 Hard Disk Digital.....................................€1250euro

SAXOPHONE:::

Keilwerth SX90R Shadow Tenor.........................€1500euro
Selmer Artist Series Alto Saxophone .............€900euro
Selmer Soprano Saxophone SS600...........................€280euro
Yanagisawa SC-9937 Professional Bb...........................1300euro
Vito Student Alto Saxophone V7131RK.........................€600euro
Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II.........................€950euro
Yanagisawa Professional Curved...........................1200euro
Keilwerth SX90R Shadow Alto...........................€1150euro
Jupiter Artist 889SG Tenor Saxophone.............€700euro
Selmer Series II 55AF Eb...................................................€2000euro
Yamaha YTS-82ZU Professional Tenor.........................€1000euro
Cecilio Silver Plated Sandblast Soprano Saxophone....€150euro
Jupiter Deluxe 787GL Tenor....................................................€500euro
Jupiter Artist 847SG Soprano Saxophone.................................€600euro
Vito 7190BA Eb Baritone Saxophone..................................................€1150euro
Giardinelli GS512 Alto Saxophone..........................................€300euro
Keilwerth Professional Bass Saxophone SX90...........................€3500euro
Conn 'Director' Alto Saxophone 27M...........................€250euro

VIOLIN:::

Strunal 193W Violin.............................................................................€230euro
Cecilio CVN-600 Hand Oil Varnished...........................€160euro
Yamaha SV-200 Studio Silent...............................................................€400euro
Mendini MV600 Ebony Fitted 1 Piece....................................€120euro
Hohner EV-STD Electric Violin Mint Green.........................€110euro
Fender FV-3 Deluxe Electric Violin....................................€220euro

We offer discount price for bulk purchase order from 10unit of any of our product you will be purchasing from us.We make Express delivery to your door step.
We give you the best product with retuns 2years and 6months warranty 100% service .
We await you to get back to us your entrested product of purchaseso as to give you discount on them for delivery.

Make your Inquiry:
Email: bbmansales@gmail.com
MSN CHAT : leaps01@hotmail.com

Best Regards.


Sahand Sahebdivani
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

Woa, Bishop, this is not the place to put this! Here's where people post questions and other people help them out. If you have anything for filmmakers, kindly take it to the classifieds section. And don't post your whole catalogue! Write a personal message with a link to the list and the people interested will find their way.


Robert Goodman
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

where are our hosts to delete this....


Monica Williams
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

I'm thinking my trailer may have been overlooked considering the massive preceding posts. If anyone would like to view it – it's about 10 minutes – here it is and I would love any feedback!

http://www.knowingevil.com/clips/KnowingEvil_Trailer.wmv


Sahand Sahebdivani
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

Maybe it's not spam but avant-guard poetry.


Sean Flynn
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

Brilliant.


Skyler Buffmeyer
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

hey!
i was wondering which is a better editing program..
adobe premiere or sony vegas?
thanks :)


Christopher Wong
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

In reply to Monica Williams's post on Mon 25 Aug 2008 :

Monica, far be it from me to have the first word on critiquing someone's work-in-progress trailer, but since no one else seems to be commenting on it, i'll go ahead and take a shot...

First of all, I think your concept is really interesting and compelling. Exploring the concept of evil is one of the things that most of today's documentaries have NOT done. Most of the docs that are coming out deal only with the personal stories in the aftermath of great evil (e.g. WAR DANCE, LOST BOYS OF SUDAN, etc.) So your doc certainly is timely and fills a void.

The most intriguing section of your trailer deals with Adolf Eichmann and the analysis of how his "banal personality" co-existed with his key role in the Holocaust. The archival footage here is strangely riveting and Susan Neiman's commentary gives pertinent information.

Looking at the trailer as a whole, however, I have to say that I didn't find the other sections as interesting or as well constructed. The one big problem – and I don't know how you get around this – is that Susan's voice and presence don't play that well on-screen. Her thoughts are often deep, but just not well-communicated. I feel like she is constantly droning on and sometimes a bit too pleased with her own insights. Tighter editing of her VO would probably help a lot so that we only hear her most salient points.

Also, you use a lot of classical paintings to illustrate your points but a lot of them fall flat because it's not very clear why you are using them. For instance, during the montage where "Sympathy for the Devil" is playing, there's one painting of a naked man with a protractor-drawing tool – what is he doing and why are we watching this? It may be obvious to you, but to the untrained viewer, we have no idea.

There are a number of technical points too that you should be aware of. The opening text animation is really clunky and you'll lose a lot of credibility right from the start if this is the first thing the viewer sees. Generally, text should not "bump" into other text unless you are trying to communicate something comical. A simple fade-in of text is the best approach here. Your other uses of motion graphics, especially with pictures, looks very amateurish as well. I realize you are probably doing everything yourself, but you need to either keep everything absolutely simple (and static), or hire a decent motion graphics artist who can perform the camera moves more elegantly (using AfterEffects). Lastly, the odd camera angles and shaking during Susan's interview don't leave a positive impression of the production.

My question to you would be: who is this trailer meant for? If it's meant to raise money, it has to be a LOT shorter and more tightly edited. If this trailer is for broadcasters, you have to make a better case for what your story is, and why Susan's train of thought will keep an audience engaged. Right now, I have no sense of what the finished film will be like; if it's just a slew of Susan's talking-head amidst an avalanche of archival footage, few will be interested. You can certainly "lead" the viewer with questions in your trailer, but you have to make them more regular and build on each other.

I'm sorry if my comments sound at all harsh, but I wanted to be completely honest with you. Again, your concept is rock-solid. It's the execution that is troublesome right now. If I were to suggest a possible structure for you, it would be something like:

1) Introductory montage – "Sympathy for the Devil"
2) 20-second sound bite from Susan on "What is Evil?"
3) Very brief exploration of Adolf Eichmann's case
4) Closing montage with some kind of cliffhanger question (e.g. "Can Evil ever be stopped?")

Anyways, best of luck with this project and any others you take up in the meantime...


Jason Caminiti
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

Skyler, I'd say Adobe is the more pro type program. I've never heard of the Sony Version. But, I think Adobe Elements will get your feet wet, and then if you need something more you can get Pro.


Monica Williams
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

Thanks so much Chris! That is what I needed. With the paintings I was trying to show that our ideas about the nature of evil have evolved over time, from Adam and Eve in the Garden to Demons, and from the Lisbon Earthquake (which was thought of as evil) to Auschwitz – I can see how this is not clearly communicated however. With actual money I'm hoping to have better quality images and text animation. The two opening quotes are lines from two opposing philosophers that formed the shape the Enlightenment would take. I think I just need another quote altogether – the bump is quite awkward – but I was trying to show that these ideas were in opposition to each other, forming the doubt and optimism that surround thinking about problem of evil throughout the modern world. I will also have more talking heads so ideally, Neiman will not carry the whole thing. I will try to shorten it, though I'm running out of volunteer hours from my editor :-) I'm hoping investors will forgive me the lower quality of this edit and understand that it will be better with money. Thanks again very much for analyzing this in such detail – I will try to apply your suggestions!


Monica Williams
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

Oh – and the naked guy really does have significance, but I guess only to me! It's a painting by William Blake of Newton figuring out some major laws of the universe. During the Enlightenment, the philosophers thought that if Newton could come up with that, then human beings could come up with an explanation of why there is so much suffering and evil on earth – and then they went looking for the "Newton of the Mind" who they decided was Rousseau! But again, I understand that it doesn't make sense and is just plain awkward in the trailer – Darn!


Jason Caminiti
Tue 26 Aug 2008Link

Monica,

I got a chance to watch your 'trailer' last night. It is more of a treatment, and I think it works really well as a fundraising video. First off, your choice of a subject to interview was great. She had the perfect voice, as well as zeal to make it sound really intriguing.

The piece is pretty good on its own as is, as a short. I didn't know where you were going with this when you first started talking about it. KNOWING EVIL could be so many things. I was surprised by your treatment of Bush as well as 9/11. It seems that 'evil' is a continuum. Does the ends justify the means? Is there some external evil, or do we create the notions of good and evil? Is it evil to kill a human, but not an animal. If not, why is it not ok to kill a human. What if there were or were not a God, would that change what evil is, as proposed by EXPELLED the documentary purporting Intelligent Design.

This piece really got me thinking. I thought I'd throw some at you just to let you know.


Monica Williams
Wed 27 Aug 2008Link

Thanks Jason! I'm glad that you liked it – it needs a lot of work still but I'm hoping it works to get me to the next phase. I really appreciate the feedback and your thoughts. What I hope for the film is that it might provide clarity as this is such a murky topic and so tricky to think about.

Edited Wed 27 Aug 2008 by Monica Williams

Doug Block
Wed 27 Aug 2008Link

Now that Monica's a member, discussion of her trailer can migrate to the Works In Progress topic. Congrats on making the big leap, Monica.


Monica Williams
Wed 27 Aug 2008Link

Thanks Doug! Peace out enthusiasts! :-)

Edited Wed 27 Aug 2008 by Monica Williams

Chris Reed
Tue 2 Sep 2008Link

In reply to Skyler B's post on Mon 25 Aug 2008 : As one who has used PCs for almost 20 years and who never cared anything about Macs, I have to tell you that editing on a PC is more aggravation than it is worth. I used Premiere, Premiere Pro, blah blah blah. You will have program crashes, system crashes, conflicts, on and on. Buy a Mac and get Final Cut Studio. Yes, it is a lot more of an initial investment but I cannot tell you how many hours – days – weeks I WASTED with PCs and editing.

Do I like the Mac better than the PC? No, not really. I have trouble navigating the interface and overall, to me it is just a machine. But I will admit that I have now owned it for one year, never opened the case, have had a few crashes and a few program lockups but I have never had any data destroyed, lost or corrupted. I have never booted the computer and ended up in Limbo. Equally important is the Final Cut (and everything that comes bundled with it) is FAR superior to Premiere. In this case, I do believe you get what you pay for.

I'll be curious if others agree with this. In any event, good luck.


Robert Goodman
Tue 2 Sep 2008Link

There are plenty of working systems on the Windows platform. Avid, Vegas Video, Edius, etc. I've used them all. Never had the issues you've had. This is likely due to making sure that there are no word processing applications or other non-essential editing tools on the same computer. People expecting to use one computer for everything will have nothing but trouble.

The other issue is cooling. Computers fail because they don't have adequate cooling especially ones with lots of drives. It's best to run an edit system so the ambient temperature is 62 degrees in the room where the system resides or that cold air is supplied to the computer. I often see people running systems that are operating in the 90 degree range. Expect failures as soon as the temperature rises.


Jill Kelly
Tue 2 Sep 2008Link

hi, thanks to Eli for mentioning that the hvx p2 does not tape in hd, only sd, it finalized my buying or rather waiting to buy the new panasonic that comes out in october, 2 pounds lighter with no tape only p2 cards.My question, i read that it is very unlikely to get funding for a first doc, i'm wondering should i choose a different subject to my "dream doc" for my first?One that would be closer to home, aka, cheaper etc to get my feet wet?would an instructional film work?I made a 10 minute doc at school,hardly enough but how much experience is needed to seriously consider finding successful funding?Is it also having a executive director?I'm in for the long haul and i have already begun work on my "dream film" but i would like to be smart about getting some work and credit under my belt, so i can be taken seriously, cheers


Chris Reed
Tue 2 Sep 2008Link

Does anyone have a recommendation for the best and most reliable recordable DVDs? I do not want CHEAP. I want EXCELLENT! I need DVD-R inkjet printable.

Thanks, all!


Eli Brown
Tue 2 Sep 2008Link

Watershield discs by Taiyo-Yuden. Nice quality, pretty reliable, and inkjet prints that don't smear or wipe away...


Brad Studstrup
Wed 3 Sep 2008Link

Hello,

I want to travel from the U.S. to Europe for a shoot (first port of entry is actually Morocco) with two checked bags of video equipment – a light and a lens. Do I need a carnet, or is a rental agreement sufficient for customs?

Thanks,
Bradley


Robert Goodman
Thu 4 Sep 2008Link

checking video equipment with the airlines is a bad idea. Theft rampant. Best to ship it or rent it there. If you do bring it, then you will need a carnet if it's pro gear. If it looks like a tourist camera you can sneak past. However, you should be aware that if you get stopped by customs you will be required to post the full retail value of the equipment in cash to enter the country with it. Negotiating can bring it down somewhat but there's never any guarantee. A carnet is cheap insurance.


Skyler Buffmeyer
Sat 13 Sep 2008Link

hey!
i know i already asked this question but....i am totally lost on the whole archive business. I am looking for archives that represent women negatively in the meadia, ie...rap videos, make up ads, models ect. ect. I really need help plus, I don't know any of the rules/laws of archives.
Can someone please help?
Thanks a bunch!


Mark Charles Berlin
Sun 14 Sep 2008Link

Can anyone in the Michigan area direct me to get funding for my film?

HELP!


Mark Charles Berlin
Sun 14 Sep 2008Link

Is the Michigan film office giving out grants?


Joe Scherrman
Tue 16 Sep 2008Link

Mark, you might start here: http://www.michigan.gov/filmoffice

Be sure to learn about the incentives Michigan is offering.


Le Sheng Liu
Sun 21 Sep 2008Link

I'm not new to D-Word. I joined earlier this yr but I am a relatively new transplant to LA (been here since early 07). Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself: My name is Le Liu. My long-term objective is to write, direct, and produce my own feature docs, although as of late I've been thinking about TV and internet distribution a lot more.

My website reel is here if you wanna see my feature doc, my short films, or my speaking engagements :)
http://leshengliu.com/Films.html

And this is the blog I keep for a long-term project I'd like to eventually launch....
http://covergirlsthedocumentary.blogspot.com/

I work M-F til about 7pm in Sherman Oaks (for the Emmy-nominated A&E show Intervention). But other than that, I've been wanting to make myself available to doc filmmakers who need help with whatever. I've done PA work, scheduling/coordinating, editing on FCP 3, public relations, film fest submissions, film fest boothing, and lots of other random stuff. At this point, I am mostly interested in development/funding so I can learn how to get my project off the ground (i.e. my blog) and into the real world of production.

In any case, if you're in the LA area and want an assistant (preferably paid, but I'll take whatever), feel free to CONTACT ME OFF-LIST.

lesliu@gmail.com
213.308.6387


Stefan Immler
Mon 22 Sep 2008Link

Sorry if this has been asked a thousand times already, but is there a comprehensive web site that lists all organizations that have development grants for docs? I am starting to shoot my first doc and could use a grant or two ;-)

Thanks!


Christopher Wong
Mon 22 Sep 2008Link

stefan, the grants section of the IDA site is not a bad place to start. it's not absolutely comprehensive but it has a lot of region-specific grants listed...


Emily Meyers
Mon 6 Oct 2008Link

Hello everyone,

I was hoping to learn a little bit more about distribution companies. We currently have a film related to methamphetamine addiction and recovery that has gotten wonderful reviews and won numerous awards, and were looking into signing on with a distributor. What companies jump out at you as either being a good fit or have been a positive experience for you? Thanks for your help!


Laurie Little
Mon 6 Oct 2008Link

Hi, I hope my doubled intro will be deleted by you, the mentors, as I couldn't figure out how to delete my extra post.

Thanks!


Doug Block
Mon 6 Oct 2008Link

done, laurie. you only have about 5 minutes to delete or correct a post yourself. whereas we almighty powerful hosts can delete anything at any time. wheeeeee!!!!!


Arturo Glass
Wed 8 Oct 2008Link

We have a 90 minute doc shot and recently accepted into a couple "A" list film festivals. What we'd like to know is what sort of distribution deal we should be seeking at the festivals in the event the film wins or doesn't win awards. What kind of numbers should we be seeking for theatrical distribution? For television – HBO, Showtime, something like that? I know the best bet with theatrical is always trying to get more upfront rather than hoping for royalties down the line, but what ballpark figures should we be seeking?

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.


Arturo Glass
Fri 10 Oct 2008Link

If it makes any difference, the doc is a direct cinema (verité) w/out narration, that is, plays out like a normal fiction film.


Jessamy Meyer
Sun 12 Oct 2008Link

I just joined, and at the moment am trying to figure out some translator issues for the documentary I'm editing- lots of footage in Hmong! Would anyone know of any good Hmong translators what would be the best way to give HD footage to a translator? Disks? Hard drives??

Also, for traveling and documentary filmmaking abroad, I have some team members going to Laos. Would anyone know of a good 'fixer' in Laos?


Mark Barroso
Mon 13 Oct 2008Link

What's a team member?


Andre Dahlman
Wed 15 Oct 2008Link

Hoping to glean some knowledge regarding forming an LLC for a documentary.

Here's the back story:

Been working on a doc for almost a year now and I just got my fiscal sponsorship from the IDA. No doubt the dollars will be rolling in in no time (kidding kidding). But I AM hoping to do some serious fund raising and I want to make sure I protect myself financially.

The IDA fiscal sponsor form requires I submit a W-9 tax form with either my social security # or a Tax ID. Thus far I have merely opened a separate bank account and just keep track of finances with basic accounting software. Things seem to be getting more serious now and I'm considering starting an LLC.

Two questions:
1 – Has anyone with fiscal sponsorship from the IDA used their personal social security number? Did you encounter any problems submitting your taxes?

2- If I do decide to form an LLC, what are the advantages of forming an LLC for a general production company VS forming an LLC for a specific project. I hear a lot of people form the later.

Many thanks for any advise/ online resources you could point me towards.


Mansi Behal
Thu 16 Oct 2008Link

Submit your short film to Pros And Con Games competition at Filmaka.com and you could win funding to direct your feature-length script! 15-20 filmmakers win $1500 to $4500 each month – 3 of those go on to compete for feature funding at the end of the year! Entries must be 1 to 3 minutes long and are due November 6, 2008. More info at
www.filmaka.com/featurefilm


Jason Vaughn
Wed 22 Oct 2008Link

Hi, I'm a Los Angeles photographer looking to find a documentary film to do still photography. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good place to find a list of documentaries currently in production or starting soon. Any words of wisdom or advice would help greatly.
Thanks!
Jason Vaughn
jasonvaughn995511@ yahoo.com
951-768-2784

Edited Wed 22 Oct 2008 by Jason Vaughn

Judy Lieff
Mon 3 Nov 2008Link

Hi, I'm working with my first ITVS contract and need some advice regarding how best to distribute the funds – through a fiscal receiver or my LLC.

My situation is a bit complicated because of the history of funding on the project. Prior to my ITVS contract, I used one fiscal receiver for State grants (NYFA) and a non-profit organization for NEA funds. (NEA changed their rules several years ago and only allows organizations to apply, not individuals with fiscal receivers). I signed off on my ITVS budget giving the non-profit organization's director a salary equivalent to cover fiscal responsibilities. What I completely forgot about was that NYFA requires that they be the only fiscal receiver. NYFA is now telling me that they will terminate my contract if I don't use them as the fiscal receiver. I don't have an additional 8% in my budget to spare to cover their fee (18,000). The only option I can think of in order to not breach my contract with NYFA would be to use my LLC for the ITVS funds.
Does anyone know if I could still pay people as independent contractors if I use my LLC? What if people are working at my office? – Won't they technically need to be on payroll? (I did not allow for payroll expenses in my budget).
The only people who would be working at my office on a regular basis for the year are editing assistants and the editor.
Please Advise.
Thank you!


Sam Rabeeh
Tue 4 Nov 2008Link

Hi Everyone,

A friend suggested I create a sequence of "best shots" from my trip to Egypt. I guess this is under "research", "Egyptian Identity", silly ideas as to what that might be....misconceptions I've seen personally or in media/film, whether negative or positive where what interested me at first...am I mixed in there somewhere as Erica suggested a while ago?

A 41MB H264 QuickTime Movie (no sound) is at:

http://larci.com/Demos/EgyptShots.mov


Eli Brown
Tue 4 Nov 2008Link

Judy, considering that you have an ITVS contract, you might want to consider applying for member status on this website – it will open up a lot more forums and chances to get more feedback on a question like that. That said (and not being an accountant/lawyer), my best advice would actually be to talk directly with ITVS. They obviously have a vested interest in you managing to finish your project, so they'll be able to better advise (or point you in the right direction of someone else who might) and from all accounts, are very helpful in general. My understanding of an LLC is that it's akin to any corporation, so you should be able to pay people the same way anyone with a company might – but, please, don't take my word on it as I'm not a lawyer/tax accountant, I just know that a lot of films are set up as LLCs and must also deal with this dilemma. Hope some of that is helpful and good luck!


Christopher Wong
Tue 4 Nov 2008Link

judy, i think what eli says is right. i'm not quite sure why you would process your ITVS funds through a fiscal sponsor anyways – ITVS doesn't need a tax-deductible receipt from you. the only entities that go through your fiscal sponsor are 1) individuals who want to deduct their donations from their taxes; and 2) foundations or corporations who have a policy of only donating funds to non-profit organizations. so i think you have nothing to worry about...

for the record, i have an LLC and i pay my independent contractors through it. the question of whether your crew are considered employees has nothing to do with paying them through an LLC (or other such corporation). the employee designation has more to do with whether they are truly functioning independently from your constant supervision, and a few other key provisions that you can easily google...

Edited Tue 4 Nov 2008 by Christopher Wong

Thomas Golaszewski
Thu 6 Nov 2008Link

Hi All;
I'm getting ready to do a documentary about leader dogs for the blind. This project will take about two years to complete. I was told to look for grant money but, don't have a clue where to start and this project will start in January 2009. I have most of the equipment because of video work that I've done before for example Canon XL1s cameras. I will also do all my own editing in FC studio. This is the first project of this size and if I can get it done right, the org. that I'm working with could get a lot of donations and help me as well.
Thanks for your time
Tom


Mansi Behal
Tue 11 Nov 2008Link

Filmaka offers funding to unknown filmmakers around the world and provides a chance to step up in to professional cinema and TV. Last year Filmaka commissioned over 40 web series to filmmakers across the planet, from Tokyo to Mexico City, and awarded $5 million in production funding to a Londoner, Nuru Rimington-Mkali, to direct his feature film. Filmaka has launched some new features to enhance its reach to professional film makers:-

1) Ability to compose a professional portfolio: You can now create an online portfolio by uploading samples of your work to the personal films section of your profile. Let industry professionals discover you through Filmaka now. Click here to upload the samples of your work http://www.filmaka.com/filmaka_upload_master.php

2) Filmaka Forums: Advertise your services to the biggest community of online professional film makers. Access http://www.filmaka.com/forums/ to post your casting calls, equipment needs and reviews and read reviews for the latest Hollywood releases.

3) More Exciting Branded competitions launched every fortnight: Filmaka has released more than two million dollars as prize money to its film makers through its branded competitions most recent ones being with Ford, Cisco, MSN, Red Bull, FX and SAB Miller.

4) Enhanced Community features: Filmaka members can now upload personal pictures, Bios, CV's and personalize there profiles to make them more elaborate and detailed for fellow film makers, producers and actors. Members can write reviews about fellow film makers competition entries, post private messages to each other and also embed there favorite videos in there profiles on other websites.

5) More Web Series: Filmaka has more than 25 web series in production with a new episode being launched every Monday and Thursday, watching webisodes was never more exciting, Every series has there own dedicated page with all actors, characters and directors profiles, bios, making of and pictures. To check more details check the Filmaka Channel homepage http://www.filmaka.com/filmaka_channel.php

Check out the most exciting professional film maker's database at http://www.filmaka.com . For more details contact the online support chat from the contact us page.


Thomas Golaszewski
Tue 11 Nov 2008Link

Good morning Mansi;
Thanks you very much for this information. I'll check into all of this
Have a really great day!
Tom


Sam Rabeeh
Tue 11 Nov 2008Link

Egyptian Identity V2 – 11+ minutes, subtitles begun, audio, very raw.

Not many responses (none actually!) on my last mentoring request, maybe this time will be different?

http://vimeo.com/2216268

Thanks in advance

Edited Tue 11 Nov 2008 by Sam Rabeeh

Doug Block
Tue 11 Nov 2008Link

What's your actual request, Sam? Feedback?


Sam Rabeeh
Wed 12 Nov 2008Link

You know Doug, Yes! Feedback PLEASE!

I should have made it clear I was looking for feedback, but this was the mentoring section so I made some silly assumptions :)


Robert Shore
Wed 12 Nov 2008Link

Does anyone have any incite on the legality and public domain issues in using youtube-like videos posted on the web? I know that formally copyrighted material is a no go, but what if, say, I want to use a video of Joe-Sixpack (ahem) taken at a bar and posted by his girlfriend, Josephine. Any chance Joe can bust me on this? Thanks! Rob.


Mark Barroso
Thu 13 Nov 2008Link

Robert:
One of the dirty secrets of the legal industry is the concept of "exposure." It means how likely you are to be sued by someone, and how likely it will end up costing you loads of money.
In the scenario you described, I'd say your exposure was zero, meaning not to worry about Joe Six. Now, if you were Steven Spielberg then Joe Six (and his lawyer) would probably figure you are loaded and come after you. Conversly, if Joe Six actually turned out to be Joe Pesci, he might come after you (and not just with his lawyer).
So, no responsible person would condone or encourage you to break the law. But you got me instead, the realist. Bottom line: Joe Six CAN "come after you" but it's not likely he will, and if he did, you would get a letter telling you to cease and desist before appearing before any judge.


Mark Barroso
Thu 13 Nov 2008Link

In reply to Sam Rabeeh's post on Tue 11 Nov 2008 23:18 UTC :

Sam: your description says "Raw video and sound" so are you asking for feedback on just your camera work and sound, not the editing?


Mark Barroso
Thu 13 Nov 2008Link

In reply to Robert Shore's post on Wed 12 Nov 2008 :

One more thing about exposure. If you are going to use it in film that becomes well-known then your exposure increases. If it's for some fraternity gag film night then not likely. You getting the idea?


Marianne Hjorth Nielsen
Thu 13 Nov 2008Link

Hi D-Word,

I would like to get some advices or creative ideas on how to finance films through the internet.


Le Sheng Liu
Sun 16 Nov 2008Link

Thomas:
Have you googled Sundance Documentary Fund? There are plenty of grants programs out there, but that's the first one off the top of my head, and it's actually VERY competitive. What you should also do (if you haven't already) is become a member of the International Documentary Association. They offer fiscal sponsorship to many indie docs, so you can accept donation$ through them!!! Check them out at:
http://documentary.org

Robert:
If you wanna use that footage, you still need a release from the subjects who appear in it, including the Joe Schmoe who happens to be the bf of the girl who uploaded it. Also, as far as ownership goes, I think that could be a battle between the person who shot/uploaded it and Youtube, but I don't know of Youtube having any sort of exclusivity policy, so if you can get your hands on the original footage, use that instead. Youtube video quality sucks anyway!
http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy
http://www.youtube.com/t/terms

Marianne:
Check out this blog from my friend. She's edited many major projects and has some good insight on how to get your film out there on the web.
http://documentaryinsider.blogspot.com/2008/08/online-distribution.html

Good luck to you guys!! Email me if you like'd more info!!!


Robert Shore
Sun 16 Nov 2008Link

Thanks for all your help on the youtube issue. Like so many things, it's clearly unclear. Another question (sorry, kind of learning as I go on this project): I'm thinking about investing in some HD cameras. I have the budget to buy something a bit bigger and fancier (thinking about the Sony EX1) and something a bit less expensive and more easily portable (maybe the Sony A1U). I am concerned about the compatibility of the images. Does anyone have any experience with this? Will the images flush visually if cut end to end? Thanks again,

Rob.


Sam Rabeeh
Mon 17 Nov 2008Link

In reply to Mark Barroso's post on Thu 13 Nov 2008 :

Hi Mark, you can reply on anything. I'm open to advice especially the cinematography as I had difficulty keeping things framed and even making decisions on framing as "everything was happening at the same time".


James Longley
Tue 18 Nov 2008Link

In reply to Marianne Hjorth Nielsen 's post on Thu 13 Nov 2008 :

I think your question is too general. What kind of film are you talking about?


Charles Acrie
Sun 23 Nov 2008Link

I have personally been funding my own documentary project and I have run out of funds. When I began the project I really didn't know how extremely detailed I would have to be to complete it. In the beginning I was just thinking of a way to make money, but when I began to understand what it took to create a quality project I knew that I might be in over my head. I hired and trusted someone who I was told knew what they were doing. All that happened was I got cheated out of money. So I got my own camera, a Sony FX1 and a mac pro lap top and began to shoot my own project. I am about 80% complete but just need funding to complete it. How would I go about getting funding for it?

Edited Sun 23 Nov 2008 by Charles Acrie

Doug Block
Mon 24 Nov 2008Link

Friends and family are the usual starting points, Charles. Then there's everyone you know. Probably not what you wanted to hear, right? Anyway, would help to know what your doc is about.


Christopher Wong
Mon 24 Nov 2008Link

charles, if your doc has an obvious social issue associated with it – e.g., education, civil rights, poverty alleviation, global warming – then there are a host of foundations and film organizations which have grant programs available. if your doc does not have any such link to social issues, then you'll find the grant world pretty slim pickings.

for minority filmmakers like you and me, there are always film orgs like NBPC (National Black Programming Consortium) that have grants available. these grants, however, are highly competitive.

for you, the best thing to do would be to make a fundraising trailer (2-5 minutes) and show it to individuals and other organizations who can either fund you, or put you in contact with others who can.


Charles Acrie
Mon 24 Nov 2008Link

I'm looking for answers Doug, those I want to hear and those I don't. I'm actually going through that short list of people right now. My documentary is entitled, MODERN DAY GANGSTA "Hood Pollitics". It's about a small community in Long Beach California that is occupied by two gang factions, the Insane Crips and the Rollin 20 Crips. They share the same streets, the same friends and families, the same history. They are so closely related that they could be considered family, in some cases they are, and they are killing each other at an alarming rate. The funerals are numbing and have become common. The questions are many but the answers are few. There is no real justice for the families. The code of silence in the community is stifling. Young black men are being put away for the rest of their lives. The danger in shooting this project is real and frightening, but it's a story that must be told.

I have done time in city and county jails, state and federal prisons. I was a product of everything that is wrong with that community, and although I was never involved with either of the two gangs, I was a part of the same social and psychological retardation process that has affected many in that part of the Long Beach community.

I have a Sony FX1 and a mac pro laptop computer. I have hired a professional to do the final edit. I have accumulated a great deal of footage and I'm clear on the direction of the doc. I have a young man from each gang and telling the story through their eyes. They still have gang affiliations, however they have become community activsts, have great jobs and are willing to put themselves on the line to get this story out.

What I like about this site is that it is so informative. If you take the time to read over the many questions and answers from other Enthusiasts and Members, many of your questions will be answered, not to mention the plethora of sites posted. It's absolutely amazing and I truly appreciate all of the information and I want to thank you for allowing people like me to be a part of such a worthwhile site.

Thanks Christopher for the advice. I read the comment you wrote on Monica's 10 minute trailer and I found it quite informative. I will check out the NBPC and I'm confident that my documentary will comply with some of the criteria they are asking for. When I read the comment you sent to Monica it made me take a closer look at my own. Keep up the good work brother and thanks again.


Christopher Wong
Mon 24 Nov 2008Link

you're welcome, charles. looks like you have a wonderful project – and it sounds much more compelling than the "MADE IN AMERICA" doc recently done by Stacey Peralta. since you have the insider perspective, i can't help but think that NBPC would be interested. also, in addition to NBPC, you should also apply to ITVS. btw, if you are a first time filmmaker, you will probably be obligated to pull an experienced Executive Producer on board in order to qualify for funding. but with your storyline, that shouldn't be a problem. best of luck!


Doug Block
Mon 24 Nov 2008Link

Sounds like a very strong project, Charles, as Chris says. The very first thing you should do is apply for full membership in The D-Word. It will give you access to all the discussion topics.

Edited Mon 24 Nov 2008 by Doug Block

Charles Acrie
Mon 24 Nov 2008Link

I truly appreciate your comments Christopher. I may have someone with experience to attach to the project for the purpose of getting funding. When I was in Federal prison I would lay on my bunk submitted because it is difficult for me to trust people since one of my scripts was flipped to make Chris thinking of ways to make money doing what I liked doing. I had already written several scripts, none Rock's HEAD OF STATE. I figured the simple thing to do was to produce a documetary, distribute it straight to DVD and make money. The problem was that making a documentary would be more complicated than I thought it would be. My editor expressed to me that if I wanted him to edit the project, lending his name to it it would have to follow protocol and he suggested that I watch countless documentaries. I started shooting the project in 2006 and I must say that it has been a learning experience. The one thing that I understand is that there is no second chance to make a first impression so I have been very patient. This site has been God sent. Thanks again Christopher

Thanks Doug I wanted to apply for full membership but didn't know if I qualified. I will apply immediately.


David Mcilvride
Mon 24 Nov 2008Link

Charles you say you're 80 per cent complete and you need the other 20 per cent ... what is left that will take 20 per cent? Music compposition? Mix, color correction, etc. that kind of things. There might be contacts that can help with the completion if we know what you're needing.


Charles Acrie
Tue 25 Nov 2008Link

You know what's funny David? I thought I was about 80% completed but after joining this site I may be about 60%. I have about 75 hours of footage. I have already paid for the editing. I have worked out the music composition. I just need to shoot more of the principles in my project and pic up some more equipment and pay the cameraman shooting the B role. Any advice you have I am open for it. Thanks a bunch.


Thomas Golaszewski
Tue 25 Nov 2008Link

In reply to Le Sheng Liu's post on Sun 16 Nov 2008 : Thanks for the information.I will look into those groups. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
Tom


Julianna Brannum
Tue 25 Nov 2008Link

Charles, you should definitely be in touch with Stanley Nelson from Firelight Media in NYC. He told me he has just launched a mentoring initiative for minority filmmakers and is looking for folks to mentor. He is absolutely invaluable.

Also, once you've got a trailer together, send it to him and he'll offer some advice on who to approach for more funding. And if you're really lucky, maybe you could get him to come on as Exec. Producer.
He's not great on email, so I suggest you give him a call and introduce yourself. Their number is 212.234.1324. Web address is www.firelightmedia.org.
Good luck!


Charles Acrie
Tue 25 Nov 2008Link

Thanks Julianna, I will be sure to give him a call. I do have a trailer but I want to make it more professional.


Join this discussion now. You need to log in or register if you want to post.