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As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)

Dan Sturman
Pro

Have you ever done any filming in Poland? If so, I'd love to pick your brain. I'm planning a slightly complicated documentary shoot over the summer and I could really use some advice. Please send me an email -- dan.sturman@gmail.com ... thanks!

John Burgan
Host

Would help if you could go into more detail here first, Dan - where, when, what?

Dan Sturman
Pro

In reply to John Burgan's post on Thu 30 Apr 2015:

 Hey John -  At this point, I'm looking for advice on the ease of working with the Polish film commission, dealing with equipment rental, carnets, working with local crew, etc ... and, especially, I'm looking for thoughts in general about pitfalls to avoid ... I can't really go into specific details about the shoot on the public forum but can do so in conversation ...

John Burgan
Host

Those are a lot of questions, Dan, which is why I suggested that you spell out the issues in more detail - it's possible that someone might email you with those answers, but the way The D-Word works you're more likely to get what you need by breaking things down into bite-sized chunks as well as using the search function. I've shot in Poland serveral times, also with local crews (albeit not that recently) . You can definitely find competent local crew and competitive rentals in most locations.

Dan Sturman
Pro

In reply to John Burgan's post on Thu 30 Apr 2015:

 Makes sense ... sooooo, here's my first bite-sized chunk: if you've had any recent dealings with the Polish Film Commission, I'd be interested in learning more about your experience ...

John Burgan
Host

The commission was created in 2012, so I'm going to take a step back as my last shoot in the country was before that. Sounds like similar entities you can find in most states and large cities these days.

John Burgan
Host

Must be the quiet season, Dan. As you're a Pro member, you can use the search function to trawl through posts on Poland

Elizabeth Westrate
Pro

Dan, you might get more response if you post these questions in the "Production" thread.

Tyler Strickland
Pro

LA based composer looking for a new part-time assistant or intern to help with a pile of admin work. Preferably someone with experience in film editing, or composing, who knows their way around music cue sheets, and feels comfortable communicating with large production companies. Please contact if interested: tjstrick1@gmail.com. -- Thanks! 

Mel Phillips
Fan

We're in the conceptual stage, planning a mammoth crowd-sourced documentary/ video series across 20 countries in 12 months. We're looking for 20 video or documentary makers to be involved in their home country filming an event, local (relaxed) interviews and local traditions. Without giving too much away the footage will follow a couple as they partake in an internationally recognised celebration in the traditions, cultures and style of the country at hand – all to broaden their horizons and take on aspects of each culture.

We’re not looking for professionals, just people that are good at what they do and interested in being part of a new type of community video project.

Locations (to be confirmed): New Zealand, Japan, India, Thailand, Scotland, Peru, South Africa, Estonia, USA, Canada, Alaska, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Uruguay, Mexico, Iceland, Cambodia, Fiji and Germany.

Any interest or thoughts on this (vague) concept would be much appreciated. Looking at 2016 for filming.

 

Thanks Mel & Glenn - 20in12project(at)gmail(dot)com

Ben Shapiro
Pro

I'm looking for a shooter in Istanbul...any suggestions? Thanks.

Doug Block
Host

Yes, click on People and do an Advanced Search for Istanbul.  It pulls up 22 members, 9 of them "Professionals."  I'd email the pros and ask for recommendations.

samy arous
Fan

In reply to Jon Reiss's post on Wed 8 Apr 2015:

 Hello Jon

My name is Samy i have some production and postproduction knowledge  (Adobe Premiere, After effects and photoshop) and also some equipment  canon D70, Nikom D3200 i would like to help, Thank you

cell  Phone : 310 941 5076

Erica Ginsberg
Host

If you are a New York-based aspiring or emerging documentary filmmaker working on social issue documentaries with an activist bent, you may be interested in this program this Saturday afternoon at the Workers Unite Film Festival: Activist Filmmaker Bootcamp.  I'll be giving a workshop called So You Want to Make a Documentary? which will be followed by a panel and clips with filmmakers  Kiley Kraskouskas & Michael Blain (Dear Walmart),  Annabel Park & Eric Byler (Story of America - From Bloody Sunday to Moral Mondays); Justin Thomas (Truth Through a Lens); and Lindsay Davis (City of Trees). Includes pizza dinner. Only $30 ($20 for  students with ID).

Holly Blackmore
Fan

Looking for guests for a Hulu original series about documentary film. My name is Holly Blackmore and I work for Galaxy Media USA. We are currently looking for guests to be interviewed on a new series about documentary filmmaking. If you are a documentarian with a film that was released within the past 3 years and you are interested in discussing it in an exciting new forum please contact me using the email below. Please put D-Word Filmmaker in the subject line and in the body please tell me a little bit about yourself as well as your film. Links to trailers or clips of your film would be appreciated. 

holly@galaxymediausa.com

Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Pro

LOS ANGELES - Looking for Office Manager (Part-Time) for Black Valley Films

 

This is a job for someone who is comfortable wearing multiple hats, is highly organized and motivated.  A producer in training. They will be in charge of running the office of an independent production company in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles and working closely with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy. 

The office manager will work on an hourly and commission basis selling educational DVDs, screenings and master classes, as well as running the rest of the office.  They will usually have 1-2 interns to manage. Knowledge of Mac computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Wordpress a must. Production Manager/coordinator and knowledge of running a set is a bonus.  Knowledge of Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro, HTML a bonus.

We would appreciate candidates interested in DIY production, marketing and distribution of films, especially documentaries. With the right fit, there is the possibility of collaborating even producing on future projects.

Salary is based on experience with an hourly minimum as well as commission on sales generated. 

Please submit your resume and a personalized cover letter ASAP, along with 2 references. The position will close by June 1st and will start June 22, 2015.
Direct all applications to maria@blackvalleyfilms.com.

 

Mitchell Gersten
Pro

Attention New York-Based Filmmakers:

  • Award-winning and creative Associate Producer available on a part-time or hourly basis to help you reach your research, writing, production, editing and distribution goals. 
  • Strong editorial, organizational and technical skills.
  • Excellent references upon request.

 

Please contact Mitchell at 917-209-8718 or mitchell.gersten@gmail.com

Doug Block
Host

Mitchell, what's the relationship between the video and your credentials?

Rob Hatch-Miller
Pro

Selling my Panasonic HMC-150 HD camera. Comes with PortaBrace case, batteries, charger and SD cards. $1200 or best offer, I can deliver it locally in NYC or ship anywhere else. Email robhatchmiller (at) gmail.

Diane Estelle Vicari
Pro

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING IN TRAINING COURSE + HANDS-ON PAID INTERNSHIP
Learn documentary filmmaking through a PAID hands-on internship with a multi-award winning Filmmaking team.  This is a "PERSONAL FILM SCHOOL" as you will be involved in every phase of production, from planning to filming, on through the post-production process. You can focus on your own areas of interest as the Filmmakers will provide a rare “open door” to every aspect of documentary production. This program will be structured with a course curriculum so you will receive a Certificate of Completion as well as an Associate Producer credit on the film.                                                                               Meet the FILMMAKING TEAM @ https://igg.me/at/ imaginingabetterworld                                                                                                                                       COURSE FEE: $7,500.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dates flexible: July 2015 - July 2016                  Send resume or Contact @  imaginingabetterworld@gmail. com

Jesse Zook Mann
Pro

In reply to Diane Estelle Vicari's post on Mon 25 May 2015:

Charging for a paid internship? If anyone wants to work in Seattle and get FREE training, with an internship be in touch! Or if you want to work on projects doing research from far away I can train you on doing that. I can give you acess to all of the materials I used in undergrad - if you are very self motovated and love this craft we can make some great stuff. But if I'm not charging $7,500 I can't hold you hand. If you are on fire to make great work, lets talk.

Dan Halperin
Pro

SEEKING EDITOR for feature doc BOMBSHELLS AND DOLLIES on the contemporary pinup culture, featuring women passionate about living a vintage lifestyle. Principal photography completed. Extensive coverage of the 2015 Miss Viva Las Vegas Pinup Contest, the largest and most heralded contest in the world where we followed the twelve international finalists from selection to victory. This contest as much about beauty on the inside as on the outside. Much a story of female self-expression and total body acceptance, no matter the size or shape. Ready to begin post. Preference for a female editor but open to all. www(dot)pinupdocumentary(dot)com. Contact Dan Halperin - 310.749.6253 / carneydog(at)aol(dot)com  // www(dot)facebook(dot)com/bombshellsanddollies

Cigdem Slankard
Pro

In reply to Ben Shapiro's post on Tue 5 May 2015:

 Hi Ben,

I will be in Istanbul for three weeks in June. If it is a small committment I would be happy to help. I will have a Sony A7R with me, as well as an H4N audio package. If it is a larger project, I would be happy to share your post with frinds who are not on d-word.

All best,

Cigdem

 

John Burgan
Host

You might do well to contact Ben directly with your offer, Cigdem


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