Looking for a handheld rig suitable for the Sony F3 for Tues. March 13th--in Seattle. Please email me: margaretlongley(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks!
I am looking for a field sound recordist in Missouri. We'd especially like it if you had your own package. Please email me: tracy(at)dinkypictures(dot)com
Anthology Archives NYC
"Speaking for Myself" Directed by Bert Shapiro, screens tonight 6pm.
Just joined D-Word so would be happy to meet other members who can attend.
from Arts Engine, Inc.:
Our next DocuClub will take place on Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker). This month, we will screen a rough cut of Changing Face of Harlem by award-winning filmmaker Shawn Batey. March's DocuClub will be moderated by Marilyn Ness, Arts Engine's Director of Production.
Changing Face of Harlem is a one-hour documentary that examines the revitalization of Harlem told through the deeply personal stories of its residents, small business owners, politicians, developers and clergy. The film takes a critical look at Harlemâ€™s history, early development, and present transformation. Twenty years ago, according to the press, Harlem was a crime-ridden ghetto full of hoodlums and drugs. Though recognized internationally as â€œThe Black Mecca,â€ the historic neighborhood was overlooked for decades. Longtime residents weathered the storm despite the lack of city services and building landlord abandonment. Bank practices of redlining in the 1980â€™s prevented many residents from purchasing turn of the century brownstones within their own blocks. Recently, however Harlem has matured into a prosperous locale for commercial and corporate interests. As New York City exhausts its scarce amount of centrally located prime real estate, it has marketed Harlem as an ideal investment. With this influx of new investment has come a younger, more professional, and affluent class of residents. The film offers fresh perspectives from community members on the pressing issues of class, cultural preservation and sustainability.
If youâ€™re planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
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Point of View Magazine's Marc Glassman had a chance to talk to Wim Wenders about his successful documentary "Pina." To accompany the most recent issue's cover piece, we have uploaded the interview for you to enjoy on YouTube. Check it out!
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/POVmagazine
we have a desk(s) available in our dumbo studio for $350 per month (or less for more than one desk).
pics + info here: https://www.loosecubes.com/workspaces/brooklyn/brooklyn-film-networks#/overview
we are looking for one more renter at our shared office space in the u-district of Seattle.
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Hello! I am looking for a grant writer to help with my film – Star in the RIng – it tells the story of when Jews DOMINATED the sport of boxing. It is a part of Jewish history / American history and sport history, that is all but forgotten.
I am honored to say that I received a grant from The Righteous Persons Foundation.
The ideal grant writer could start with helping me write a two page letter of inquiry that can be tailored to the foundations I have narrowed down. I am part of NYFA – which makes this project have a 501 – c – 3 status. I am hoping the good people here – who have done this adventure, may have some recommendations they had good experience and are willing to share. I have been in touch with Joanna Rabiger – she sounds wonderful from people on here... but she is not available till the summer.
Thanks so much for any help!
Here is a link to my website:
and my email is:
pugilistpictures (at gmail dot com)
Hello. I'm shooting a feature in Eastern Washington state some time this summer. I'm curious if anyone can point me towards the best grip and electric rental house in Seattle. If there is even more than one. I'm looking for a good deal on a 5 ton package and a 500 amp genny. I'm also looking for local talent in the grip and electric departments. I know this isn't strictly along documentary lines, but I thought I'd give this forum a try, as I'm striking out in other places.
Hi Holden, I recommend Anne Seidlitz, I have worked with her several times on similar projects. I have forwarded your listing to her. Good luck!
Is anyone in need of audio post production services for their documentaries? I work independently as well as with a world class post production studio called Clatter&Din studios. I was recently lead sound designer for the feature films "Safety Not Guaranteed" and "Eden" which did extremely well at Sundance and SXSW respectively. I have also worked on a number of documentary projects including a 50 minute doc called "Uncertain Ice" which you can find a clip from on my website.
I hope to hear from some of you soon.
Award-winning director is seeking an editor for a major high-def PBS documentary with an airdate. Post production to begin shortly.
Willing to consider editors with all levels of experience, but you must be able to work in a team environment, on our site, and you must be fast on FCP 7.0.3
Please respond with current bio or CV to email@example.com (rfilmprod [at] gmail [dot] com
My podcast "The Real Stuff" is a series of one-on-one interviews with the makers of unscripted tv & film.
There is a new one posting today and it was a lovely conversation, I hope you will find it interesting too!
Please check it out on my website: www.darrencoyle.com
My guest this episode is Ray Foley.
Ray is a documentary director and producer working in New York.
In reply to Elizabeth Westrate's post on Wed 28 Mar 2012 :
Thank you so much Elizabeth. I started to work with Joanna Rabiger and will let the group know how it goes. So far she has been more then quick with her communication and full of wonderful ideas! Thanks for the recommendation of Anne.
Seeking fiscal sponsorship for a documentary film made in or about the
American South? Look no further... The Southern Documentary Fund is
accepting proposals for new projects thru April 15th:
(If you miss our April 15th deadline, don't worry. We review proposals
quarterly – Jan 15, April 15, July 15, Oct 15.)
The Southern Documentary Fund is based in Durham, North Carolina, and
serves independent media makers from around the Southeast and beyond.
We connect documentary artists with resources and audiences through:
networking events, screenings, seminars, project consults, and fiscal
sponsorship. Follow us and our great sponsored projects via our
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Join our community of Southern docmakers!
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If anyone is looking for a nice Sony EX-3 package, we are selling ours right now and it includes the camera, two lenses (the 14x stock lens and the wide angle lens) plus some other goodies (full list of items in the hidden section).
Everything is in great condition and well taken care of. If you would like any more information you can contact me through eBay or send an email to elgin [at] backtrackfilms [dot] com
For those of you who teach college/film school students, I'm looking for a summer intern to help us out this coming summer. I'm working with a graduate school that relies heavily on doc-style video in its curriculum. I've attached the job description. Feel free to share with your students or distribute to your campus film department list.
I am currently seeking a MARKETING/OUTREACH INTERN to assist with outreach for our documentary film, WORDS OF WITNESS.
WORDS OF WITNESS follows a young female journalist navigating historical times in Egypt. It premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012. We are currently gearing up for our US premiere.
A minimum commitment of 3 months is required for all internships 10 hours a week. Candidate should have his/her own laptop. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. After 3 month internship is completed, this position has the potential to lead to a long term paying job.
Depending on your interest, responsibilities may include:
+ Work directly with the Director and the Distribution and Outreach Coordinator
+Assist with administrative tasks around screenings
+ Extensive knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, and other Social Media
+ Coordinate events and screenings
+ Research and contact educators, community organizations, social justice institutions, activists, and filmmakers on outreach, content, networking, and various opportunities
+ Candidate should have good oral and written communication skills
+ Comfortable working on Mac environments and with applications like Word, Excel, internet, Mail, etc.
+ Ability to think outside of the box and multi task while paying close attention to detail
+ The ideal candidates will be highly motivated self-starters, able to work independently and collaboratively
+ Knowledge of Arabic is a plus though not a requirement
DocuClub Screenings: Next DocuClub Wednesday April 18th at DCTV!
This month, we will screen a rough cut of MEXICAN DREAM. Our moderator will be Vanessa Erazo of New York International Latino Film Festival.
MEXICAN DREAM is about one group of indigenous migrants who change a pastoral but poverty-stricken life in Mexico for a new home in a small meatpacking town in Minnesota. It introduces several families from an impoverished agrarian community in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. It also presents a Midwestern meatpacking town that was at the center of a crushing national defeat of the meatpackerâ€™s union during the Reagan administration, where the Mexican migrants have formed their own community that exists uncomfortably alongside the mostly white population.
A mix of observational documentary and montage with reportage via interviews and several inter-titles shows how the strong sense of community amongst these immigrants perseveres in the U.S. while the anxieties of working class life set in. The social effects on the families of migrants back home are profound. MEXICAN DREAM brings these pressing issues to light and humanizes the denigrated, undocumented â€œillegals.â€ It also discusses how these same anxieties haunt the long time white community. Shot on both sides of the border, it shows the contradictions in many Americansâ€™ ideas about immigration
and how Mexican society has accepted it as a convenient outlet for decades.
About the filmmaker:
Jon Wetterau (Videography/Co-Producer) has worked on documentary productions in various roles in India, Central America and Cameroon. He initiated and photographed ONE COUNTRY, CAMEROON; TWO QUARTIERS. He has directed two other projects in his native Queens, New York City and has a work-in-progress about Americans gentrifying San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
About the moderator:
After having spent several years working for various film festivalsâ€”such as the International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area, the International Contemporary Film Festival of Mexico City(FICCO) and the Havana Film Festival New Yorkâ€”in a variety of roles, Vanessa Erazo now acts as the Documentary Programmer at the New York International Latino Film Festival. She has curated films on a wide range of topics such as human rights, autism, sports, adoption and homelessness. Until recently, she served as the Programming Co-chair for the New York chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. She is also a regular film contributor for Remezclaâ€”an online Latino culture guide. Vanessa holds a Masterâ€™s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in Political Science from San Francisco State University.
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.â€¨
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.â€¨
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.â€¨â€¨
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Looking for a shooter in NASHVILLE April 20th. Interview and b-roll, prefer Canon 5D, 7D, or T2i. Drop me a line if you are interested or have a recommendation. margaretlongley(at)gmail(dot)com
Buy your tickets now to the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival!!
Los Angeles D-Worders:
Two great Doc U event coming up next week. I've managed to arrange D-Word discounts for both:
DOC U: TRAILER MECHANICS WITH FERNANDA ROSSI
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 FROM 9:30AM TO 6PM
THE ANNEX, SANTA MONICA
Your trailer should be the ultimate pitch, the one thing that sells potential funders on the potential of your project. A fundraising trailer can make or break your film. We want you to stop guessing what works and what doesn't.
IDA has asked internationally renowned author, speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi to host a full-day workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors to help make your trailer all that it can be. In this workshop, held on the 3rd floor of The Annex in Santa Monica, you will learn the foundational story structures for fundraising trailers, and hear some of the most common mistakes filmmakers make when crafting their proposals, budgets, and trailers. This workshop will also give you a chance to see Fernanda's work applied to actual trailers, with before and after examples and a few of the successful fundraising trailers.
IDA is offering a limited number of discounted tickets to D-Worders using code "DWORDTRAILER". Buy tickets here
Seriously people, if you're working on fundraising trailers, you need to take Fernanda's class
DOC U: YES, BUT IS IT ART?
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 AT CINEFAMILY
With the growing popularity of documentary film, many have admirably seized on the power of non-fiction storytelling to affect change around social and political issues. But in all the discussion about content and impact, have we forgotten to explore documentary as cinema, as art? In a lively conversation about how they mobilize aesthetic choices to generate meaning, filmmakers discuss stylistic strategies, creative inspirations, story structure, and the tension between form and content.
On Wednesday, April 18 join Caroline Libresco, Senior Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival, as she moderates a discussion with filmmakers whose documentary work not only delivers a powerful message, but also storytelling impact through visual imagery.
IDA is offering D-Worders the IDA Member discount rate, which you can get by using code "DWORDDOCU" when buying tickets here
I'm holding a big open house equipment sale Saturday April 21 in Manhattan (w 38th st.)
I'm helping a domestic violence nonprofit (Makers of Memories) unload a bunch of film equipment that they bought but do not want or need. There is a long list so I have attached a PDF of the items.
Some of these items are currently being used and are marked as not for sale but if you're interested in anything in particular let me know and I can see if we can part with them. Otherwise they should become available within a month.
We are looking for about 75% of the purchase price for these items but are open to negotiation.
Tell your friends!
In reply to Charles Farrell's post on Sun 15 Apr 2012 :
Can you give me more information about the time and location of the sale? Is it possible for you to set aside equipment? I'm very interested in a few items and can stop by on Saturday to pick them up at the sale. Thanks – email@example.com
Looking for NYC indie producers who would like to gather regularly to screen, share resources, and support each other. Please contact me if you;re interested and if you're already meeting, can I join?
We have $5000 credit with Panavision for sale for less than its value. Open to offers. Contact me directly if you're interested. Thanks!
In reply to Rachael Morrison's post on Mon 16 Apr 2012 :
Hey everyone, we are going to have to reschedule the big equipment sale to Saturday the 28th. I hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone too much. Same items are avaliable, come check them out.
More details (exact address, start time) to follow.
See you on the 28th!
My name is Jenny, I'm a second year doc MFA student at Hofstra with a BFA in film from UCF. I looking for an internship this summer. I'm not above slavery, but as a poor, starving graduate student paid is preferred. I've interned with Supermarche (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3) and have done (and am doing) several independent projects.
I speek geek, comfortable and confident editing, shooting, researching or writing... I can get a mean cup of coffee. I've had festival experience, marketing, social media, etc. Basically, I want to be around other artists, learn what I can, meet who I can and eventually become one of you.
Here's a documentary I did finding my biological mother , and here's a spec trailer of my current film about the death of my father. Willing and excited to learn anything. Those are both reflexive, but I've done and will do other types.
Please let me know if you're looking for someone, or if you know of someone needed extra help.
TV_Talk06 at mac dot com
Any recommendations for a post house that will capture about 100 HDV tapes at a reasonable rate?
I hate to do this but we are postponing the equipment sale this Saturday again. More details to come
A friend needs a DP willing to work a short time for nominal pay to contribute to a really great cause. Read below:
Writopia Lab, a non-profit that offers creative writing workshops for kids ages 8 to 18, is producing 85 plays in a two-week Off-Broadway run, May 8th to 20th. We are looking for someone to shoot all 12 performances. Each night consists of six to eight 10-minute plays. Actors will not be mic'ed, so we'll have to hang some mics or run some digital recorders to get sound.
We can pay you a stipend for this work. You will be contributing to a life-changing experience for these kids. For more information about the project, please see writopialab.org/plays.
Hey there, everybody! I am a third-year cinema student and am looking for a summer job/internship. Really, I am looking for an experience that will help me move further down the path to becoming a documentary filmmaker. I have no money, so I can't buy gear and make my own stuff yet, but I have a lot of experience with professional, prosumer, and consumer HD cameras as well as Super 8mm and 16mm. I am proficient at FCP 7 and have experience in Premier Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, and FCP X (though I hate FCP X) and am learning Avid. I have an experimental background but am in a very mainstream commercial position at my university right now, so I have experience on both sides of the spectrum. I work very well with others but also by my self. Does anyone need an extra hand or brain this summer? even if you're traveling and need someone to take care/keep track of your equipment I would be down for that (I just need the experience of being involved with a professional production so I feel more sure of the whole process when I start my own next year)
Anyway, I hope everybody is having a great day. If any of you are interested, contact me at K[dot]R[dot]Hallagan [at]Gmail[dot]com
[Kevin, as this is one of our few public forums, I've removed your full email address to keep it away from spambots]
Thank you very much, John
I am renting a SONY HDR-FX7 HDV camera I use to shoot small projects. This is no Canon C300 but if you're on a budget, it'll get the job done. Great for students or indie/doc projects with a lo/no budget. For a $100 rental fee per day, you'll get the following package listed below. All rentals are subject to a rental agreement and/or deposit. If you are interested in renting individual items, I have an a la carte price list as well. Feel free to email or text me: vjuare[at]yahoo[dotcom] or 718.909.2227
ENTIRE PACKAGE RENTAL: $100/day
Sony HDR-FX7 (incl original battery pack)
Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic w/ Shock Mount
Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone Package (incl XLR)
3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 2-Pin XLR-F Cable
Sony NP-F970 Battery Pack (12-hour life)
The Big Equipment Sale is finally happening, this Saturday May 5 at 263 West 38th Street in New York.
We'll be running from 11am to 3pm. Here is a list of the equipment we're selling with the original purchase price. We're looking for about 75% of the original price but are open to negotiating. Come by Saturday to check it out. We'll be taking cash or Paypal, no checks or credit cards.
This gear was purchased for Makers of Memories, a domestic violence awareness organization who got very little use out of it. They no longer need it so you can help yourself with a good deal and help out a good cause at the same time.
Please email me with any questions or just to let me know you're interested in coming.
Call for Entries! Lifetime Network Seeking Docu-series TV Treatments, Teasers
NYTVF – Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline
Lifetime Networks, home of cableâ€™s number one competition series, "Project Runway," and TV hits "Designing Spaces,â€ and "Dance Moms", has teamed up with the NYTVF for an innovative initiative seeking concepts for original unscripted television programming from independent artists and production companies.
Twenty-five semi-finalists will be considered by Lifetime with five finalists each receiving $2,500 to shoot additional tape. One winner will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in pilot production with the network.
Free to submit.
Unscripted formats of all genres are welcome, with particular interest in docu-series, social experiment, close-ended competition, and game show formats.
TV show concepts and characters should revolve around big, unique personalities and worlds that bring a fresh perspective to the television landscape.
Submissions must include:
- A short treatment (1-2 pages) describing your original unscripted format
- A brief video (2-4 minutes) introducing the subject(s).
Deadline: July 18, 2012.
Details here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_lifetime_pipeline.html
Additional opportunities for Semi-Finalists:
All 25 Official Semi-Finalists will be invited to participate as Official Artists at the 2012 New York Television Festival in NYC in October, with exclusive access to:
- Participate in NYTVF Pitch, offering guaranteed development deals from: Â Bio Channel, Hasbro Studios, Logo, SevenOne International, Sundance Channel, Channel 4
- Network, meet and collaborate with over forty U.S.-based television networks, studios, agencies, fellow TV creators and MORE.
NYTVF is also accepting entries to:
The 2012 Independent Pilot Competition
- Accepting independent TV pilots and web series 4-22 min in all genres.
- Win guaranteed deals from US network partners IFC, MTV, SyFy and VH1.
- Early Deadline May 11; Final Deadline June 15; Late Deadline June 29 More info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.html
I'd love to invite you all to apply to join Storyhunter. We connect video journalists, doc filmmakers, and multimedia storytellers to the world's top digital publishers. Our mission is to help tell the world's most important, untold stories. Please check out www.storyhunter.tv for more information.
Hi there, I know of a position for a top-notch story and people researcher to work on a social anthropology documentary series that appears on a major cable network. Perfect for people who love to unearth hard-to-find stories and don't mind rejection and dead ends. Position is full time but short term and located in Los Angeles. Please email me privately with a few lines about your background and I can give you the information on where to submit a resume.
juliehaire AT yahoo DOT com
I'm very ashamed to do this again. We will sadly not be having a sale this Saturday after all. It has been an issue getting access to the office where the gear is being held and I feel as jerked around as many of you probably do.
Very sorry all
Docs In Progress is back at the George Washington University next Thursday, May 17 for a documentary rough cut screening of FATE OF A SALESMAN by D-Worders Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran. This program is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
We'd love to see you there. More on the film, location, and tickets at http://docsinprogress.org/events/43/work-in-progress-screening-dc/
Local News: Three Neighborhood Films by John Smith at UnionDocs
Saturday, May 12th at 7:00pm. $9 suggested donation.
For more information see:
Between 1988 and 1996, John Smith made three quasi-documentary works that register the disastrous effects of the construction of the M11 Link Road on the filmmakerâ€™s East London neighborhood. While all three function to preserve the memory of this vanishing landscape, and implicitly participate in the large-scale protests that met the highwayâ€™s construction, Smith â€” one of Englandâ€™s most consistently inventive avant-garde filmmakers â€” puts the material to various suggestive uses, crafting three very different formal investigations whose unfolding stimulates a profound reflection on memory, time, history, and the lived experience of the city.
John Smith will appear via conference for a conversation with UnionDocs Critical Writing Fellow Colin Beckett.
29 Panasonic Varicam DVC PRo tapes for sale – name your price.
I have a last minute shoot tomorrow in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and am looking for an intern/P.A. to help. We're shooting on the new Canon C300 which is really cool.
The shoot is actually a Kickstarter video for a very cool new product.
The budget is minimal, but I can pay a bit of cash for the day.
Hello D-Worders, we're very excited to be screening our new feature doc OF TWO MINDS this Saturday at 2pm at the Cobble Hill Cinemas in Brooklyn as part of the New York United Film Festival!
Fresh off our sold out screenings at Cleveland International FF and winning both the Jury and Audience Awards at the LA United Fest, we'll be at Saturday's screening with people from the film to talk about their experiences. Hope to see you there!
More info: http://www.oftwomindsmovie.com/
Doug Blush, co-director
OF TWO MINDS
New Yorkers: my son (late 20's) will be enrolled in a one-year master's program at Columbia starting this summer. He needs modest single or shared housing in NYC (ideally upper west side) from June 7 – July 31. And, a year's accommodation for three responsible twenty-somethings beginning August 1. Any leads, please contact me offline and I'll forward them. Any general suggestions as to other viable (more affordable?) neighborhoods welcome too!
Email address for the above: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
From Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Gayle Kirschenbaum of A DOG'S LIFE: A DOGAMENTARY and MY NOSE, comes a work-in-progress screening of MY NOSE: THE BIGGER VERSION at The People's Film Festival (TPFF) Friday May 18th, 2012 at 6pm at Maysles Cinema in New York.
Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum introduces us to her critical mother in a humorous short film about her mom's quest to get her to have a nose job.
Be a part of the development in this groundbreaking film; join the filmmaker for a Q&A and audience engagement discussion following the presentation.
Check out the People's Film Festival trailer below
Ticket prices for individual film programs: $10.00
Tickets can be purchased at Ticketbud.com http://thepeoplesfilmfestival.ticketbud.com/tpff
Friends, I am looking to borrow or rent one kinoflo (or similar) 4 tubes 2 feet daylight plus tripod for the shooting of some interviews for research for a new project. Would be 8 or 9 June in Houston, 11 June in Denver and 13 June in Grand Rapids (MI) for just a few hours. Who can help? Thank you. (koen[at]elrayofilms[dot]com)
LA friends -
<b>seeking asian female</b> is screening at 7pm tonight, May 11, and 3pm tomorrow, May 12, at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. These are the first screenings since our successful premiere at SXSW. We'd love to see you there!
Tickets & details here: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/seeking_asian_female_2012
This is a short documentary that I will be trying to exhibit/submit to film festivals this year. The title is THE GOLDEN SCHOOL, which centers around a Madrassa (school) in Quiapo, Manila. The running time is around 25 minutes. More info of it, here
Any suggestions regarding what festivals to send it?
Raymund, you already posted this in the Festivals topic (a much more appropriate place for it) and we really try to discourage double postings. Trust that people really will find it if it's in the right topic.
In reply to Doug Block's post on Sat 12 May 2012 :
Oh ok. Growing pains! :) I had a mistake on posting this here, and i couldn't erase it anymore. My bad.
No worries at all, Raymund, happens all the time. We're really happy to have you here on The D-Word, and that you've thrown yourself into the discussions so enthusiastically and generously.
A new episode of my podcast THE REAL STUFF is posting today, please give it a listen.
The podcast is a series of interviews with the makers of unscripted tv & film.
You can listen to it on my site www.darrencoyle.com or subscribe to it on iTunes. A new one posts every two weeks.
My guest this episode of Pete Penebre – he is an audio engineer living and working in Washington DC
Looking for a VERY EXPERIENCED ASSISTANT EDITOR in the WASHINGTON, DC area to MEDIA MANAGE film files and do so some drive cloning IMMEDIATELY. Please get in touch with me: JehanHarney@aol.com
The summer issue of Canada's magazine about documentary filmmaking, Point of View magazine is now available, featuring articles about doc premieres at Toronto's Hot Docs Film Festival (including Indie Game: The Movie and China Heavyweight), changes within Canada's documentary landscape and much more.
We ship within Canada, the USA and internationally. Subscribers get four issues a year plus free access to our digital archive of all 2004-2012 issues. If you don't want a print edition, you can purchase a digital-only subscription via Zinio for just $20 on our website too.
You can see the full table of contents and subscribe to Point of View online at http://docorg.ca/en/point-view-magazine
All the best,
Production & Marketing Manager- Point of View Magazine
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/POVmagazine (@POVmagazine)
Seeking assistant editor for a one and half week gig starting Monday, May 21, near Columbia University in Manhattan.
The position is unpaid, but an opportunity to work with two award winning filmmakers on a very cool film shot in Africa.
The film follows the recent presidential elections in Senegal that started off with a great deal of turmoil and evolved into a fascinating story.
Production is complete and we are editing a 15 minute work sample to use in seeking additional funding for post-production.
Candidates must be smart, have knowledge of final cut pro, ability to pull selects and edit basic scenes.
Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, May 23, at 7p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street @ Canal. This month, we will screen a rough cut of THE INTERNET MUST GO by Gena Konstantinakos. The moderator will be Arts Engineâ€™s own Marilyn Ness.
THE INTERNET MUST GO is an online film-based campaign designed to ignite a national conversation about threats to the open Internet. At its center is a comedic documentary about a fictional character on a misguided mission to take the power of the Internet back from regular people, and restore it to corporations.
If youâ€™re a DocuClub member planning to attend, please RSVP to
If you're not a DocuClub member and plan to attend, please buy tickets at:
Seating is limited so please act now.
About the Filmmaker:
Gena Konstantinakos is an award-winning documentary producer and cinematographer whose work has appeared on ABC News (Peabody Award-winning Hopkins, Boston Med), MTV (Emmy Award-winning MADE), MSNBC (CINE Award-winning Lockup: Getting Out), PBS (NOW with Bill Moyers, Life 360), Discovery/New York Times (Politics and the Media), in independent films, and elsewhere. She has a passion for stories that shed light and inspire positive change.
About the Moderator:
Marilyn Ness is a two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary producer. Before joining Arts Engine, Marilyn founded Necessary Films in 2005, directing short films for non-profits and developing documentaries for broadcast. Her most recent film BAD BLOOD: A CAUTIONARY TALE broadcast nationally on PBS in 2011. Prior to that, Ness spent four years as a producer for director Ric Burns, collaborating on four award-winning PBS films: ANSEL ADAMS; THE CENTER OF THE WORLD; ANDY WARHOL; and EUGENE Oâ€™NEILL. Nessâ€™s other credits include films for TLC, Court TV, and National Geographic, as well as films for the PBS series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
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DOCUCLUB NYC MAY 23rd!
Once again: I am looking to borrow or rent one kinoflo (or similar) for the shooting of some interviews for research for a new project. Would be 8 or 9 June in Houston, 11 June in Denver and 13 June in Grand Rapids (MI) for just a few hours. Who can help? Or what rental houses could I call? Thank you. (koen[at]elrayofilms[dot]com)
Hello. Google: Lowing Light for Grand Rapids, MI. They've got a great selection for the area. Feel free to contact me with any other questions. I've shot in that town quite a bit over the years. tanner at tannerwolfe dot com. Best.
I am a student at the Duke Center For Documentary Studies and going to be in Santa Fe, NM for July & August taking some classes at the Santa Fe Photographic Center. Looking for some work or an internship in Documentary Video or any type of photography. I do have my own equipment, I am a great writer and have a working knowledge of Final Cut Pro 7. Just looking to learn while I am out there! reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everyone, I'm the founder of the hopeprojectdc.org, based in DC. its a career training program for young people. I looking for a partner to help develop a documentary about this very success program. Im try to highlight the lack of quality career training for socially and economically disadvantaged people while celebrating our successful program, our students have an average salary of $36K a year. Please visit the website for more info about the program. raybelljr at gmail dot com – http://www.hopeprojectdc.org/Services/HOPE-Project-Video.aspx
Heist:Who Stole the American Dream? Will be screening at Netroots Nation on June 8, The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY on Monday, June 11th 7:00pm, and Take Back the American Dream Conference on June 18th, 4:45pm in Washington, DC.
In reply to raymond bell's post on Sat 26 May 2012 :
Raymond, Do you know of the organization Stone Soup Films in D.C.? They train young people to make videos about local non-profits. They might be a good partner for your documentary idea. Check it out: stonesoupfilms.org
I wasn't sure where to post this. Doug, is this right? I just heard about the Filmshop, an organization for filmmakers with a chapter in Brooklyn and Manhattan. It looks interesting but there's a fee to join and I wanted to see if anyone on the Dword might be a member or share any opinion or insights about the group. You can private email me, if you'd like.
<p>Documentary artists in film, video, radio, photography, interactive: Want to push your practice & experiment with new approaches? Need to expand your understanding of the field? Open to collaborating on original projects? Applications now accepted for The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio starting Sept. 2012 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. </p>
<p>Deadline: June 30. International fellows encouraged, visa & residency options available. </p>
<p>The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio (CoLAB) is a one-year program for a select group of 12 emerging media artists from the US and abroad. Based in one of NYCâ€™s most exciting neighborhoods, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, UnionDocs offers a platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts and a process for developing a collaborative project. The program consists of weekly production meetings, seminars, screenings and other public programs, along with regular masterclasses and critiques with visiting artists. Key benefits include:</p>
<p>- Dynamic interaction among a network of talented peers.</p>
<p>- Direct exchange with visiting artists and industry experts.</p>
<p>- A structured environment for research and experimentation.</p>
<p>- Mentoring on the production of original work and regular group critique.</p>
<p>- Exhibition opportunities for the year's collaborative project.</p>
Came across an opportunity for Native artists and filmmakers.
2013 NACF Artist Fellowships
NACF embraces the notion that Native artists offer profound contributions to intellectual inquiry and community sustainability. Native artists are at thresholds of exploration in unfolding creative terrains. They are deepening their impact on the field of contemporary arts practice and are forging new recognition in national and global communities. Through the fellowship program, we hope to foster the creativity of our Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2013 awards. Please see the following criteria:
DEADLINE: June 21, 2012
Artists must demonstrate excellence, having made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in the field.
The artists work must be evolving and current.
Awards are $20,000
Awards will be made in six disciplines:
1) Visual Arts
6) Traditional Arts
Film fellowships will be considered for artists who have completed feature length narrative or documentary films of at least 60 minutes which have been screened on television, in theaters, or at film festivals. Short formats are not being considered at this time.
Literature fellowships will be considered for writers of fiction and poetry. Playwriting, screenwriting, and non-fiction are not being considered at this time.
Traditional Arts are defined as visual arts including practices in pottery, carving, basketmaking, textile weaving, jewelry making, beadwork, or regalia-making.
Native artists are defined as American Indian from federally and state recognized US tribes, Native Alaskan, or Native Hawaiian.
Applications will be reviewed by panel in September and Fellows will be announced in November, 2012.
All applicants must apply online. Please go to the following link: www.nacf.us/user/register
Please contact Reuben RoqueÃ±i, Program Director, for questions and support: email@example.com or 360-718-7057
ARTS ENGINE presents: DOCUCLUB! 6/20/2012
Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday June 20 at DCTV, at 7p.m., located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker). This month, we will screen a rough cut of Cary McClellandâ€™s WITHOUT SHEPHERDS. Our moderator will be Arts Engineâ€™s own Phil Lane.
If youâ€™re planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.â€¨
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.â€¨
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.â€¨
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.â€¨â€¨
WITHOUT SHEPHERDS is a rare and essential glimpse into brave lives trapped in the turbulent waters of Pakistan today. The film begins in wake of Benazir Bhuttoâ€™s assassination, in the midst of the first national election in ten years. Just as the country faces an unprecedented opportunity to shape a new future, each of our characters takes their first steps in bold new directions of their own: a cricket star building a new political party, a female journalist working behind Taliban lines, an ex-mujahid seeking redemption, a trucker crossing dangerous territory to feed his family, a supermodel pushing feminism through fashion, and a subversive Sufi rocker using music to heal.
Whether explicitly or not, they are all part of a moderate core that is beginning to emerge in Pakistan, looking for progressive allies both domestic and abroad to help them address the decades old conflicts that are tearing their country apart. Each of them sees the world from a different perspective and has differing answers to questions regarding the government, the impact of Western foreign policy, the role of Islam, and the uncertainty of what kind of country will emerge. As the â€œwar on terrorâ€ continues with no end in sight and dangerous consequences for the region and the world, WITHOUT SHEPHERDS is a record of this moment, where Pakistan sits at the center of a deeply broken world, and of those inside the country who try to find a way forward for all of us.
About the Filmmaker:
Cary McClelland is a documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate working in Brooklyn, NY. His work has taken him from East Timor to Egypt, from Zimbabwe to Myanmar. In 2006, he worked with Search for Common Ground using community theatre as a tool for peacebuilding in Eastern Congo, and since then, has worked for the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, PBS, Witness, and SABC. He continues to work to build bridges between cultures, as the the Project Manager and Lead Curator of the new YouTube Human Rights Channel in conjunction with WITNESS and Storyful. He has a BA in Screenwriting from Harvard College, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.
About the Moderator:
Phil Lane manages the fiscal sponsorship program of Arts Engineâ€™s MediaMaker services. Before joining Arts Engine, Phil worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for a variety of start-ups and independent media organizations. From 2003 through 2007, he served as Operations Manager for the nationally renowned Ninth Street Independent Film Center. As a mediamaker, his feature length documentary, WORKING TITLE, screened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Montclair Art Museum, and is now being distributed to colleges and universities around the world. Phil has a degree in Film and Television from Boston University and an MBA from San Francisco State University.
Founded in 1972, DCTV is an independent media arts center and resource for NYCâ€™s indie filmmaking community, providing: hands-on workshops; low-cost production equipment, facility, and post-production rentals; a signature screening & event series; renowned youth programming; and countless award-winning documentary productions to broadcast air.
I will start with the most important info: The company I work for is willing to pay for short documentaries. We are not looking for free content.
With that said, I work for a yet-to-be launched web start-up focusing on world news. We are trying to uncover unreported stories that are hiding in plain sight around the globe. But more importantly, we want to tell stories about people.
We are looking for human stories that act as an entryway into larger issues. We want to give world events and concerns context through the voice of individuals. These stories will be short, feature-like news stories at heart, but with a real level of added artistry. Think Vimeo, not YouTube.
We want to give our audience a fresh take on often tired topics. We want to present new angles into the news, and deliver compelling insights that elevate the conversation.
The short docs should be about 2-10 minutes, depending on the story.
If youÂ¹re at all interested, please reply to me as soon as you can. I will be more than happy to discuss content, compensation, and other specifics then.
mbyhoff [at] gmail [dot] com
WE ARE HIRING! URGENTLY SEEKING BRILLIANT PAID COORDINATOR/PRODUCTION MANAGER, PAID ASSISTANTS, AND ALSO UNPAID INTERNS FOR FILM PRODUCTION. IMMEDIATE START.
We need some wonderful exceptional people for our small ace team in production on a very exciting project (which Lucy Walker is directing) based in LA.
Salary, promotion, film credit, and school credit in line with role and experience.
Experience in documentary, outreach, feature film production, advanced computer and social media skills required, as well as superb communication and research and problem-solving and organization skills.
Bonus credit for referring our dream candidates – please spread the word!
Candidates please send resume, two references, plus cover letter specifying which role you are applying for, to email@example.com
DIY DISTRIBUTION WEBINAR BEGINNING JULY 2ND! TIMES FOR EAST & WEST COAST –
NewFilmMarketing.com is excited to announce the launch of its 4-week webinars in the basics of Academic DIY and beyond. Take this class and you may never need another. Check-out the website for registration and class info, www.newfilmmarketing.com.
What will we cover? That's easy. It's all here in an article I wrote for the magazine of the International Documentary Association, Getting Your Film Ready for School
While the purpose of this article is to coach filmmakers to do it entirely on their own, these are also the topics we will cover in the class and more.
Now is the time to prepare yourself for a fall campaign or to gain the knowledge for when you are ready, and because the webinars will offer small group interaction along with my advice, you'll get great feedback from more than just one person.
By the way, in addition to these webinars, I also provide personal consults as well as full-service DIY distribution. Feel free to email for a no-cost, half-hour consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED LOCATION FOR AFTERNOON DOCUMENTARY INTERVIEW IN LOS ANGELES/ONTARIO AREA ON JULY 2.
We are going to be in the Los Angeles area for a sit-down interview with a subject for a documentary film. We had planned to do the interview at his father's house near Ontario, CA, but that just fell through. So, we're looking for a location (will even consider sound studio) anywhere from Downtown LA out to San Bernardino for about 8 hours total (still working out times). Haven't budgeted much for location rental, but can pay a reasonable fee if it's a great spot. We're looking at crew of 3-4 with simple interview lighting and sound set-up. We have general liability insurance.
If you have specific suggestions, please drop me an email at email@example.com.