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Nicholas Bruckman

Hey all,

I need a fixer in New Delhi for a documentary shoot Jan 4th-11th. Responsibilities are to arrange van, a shooter if necessary, permissions etc.
Send any leads to , thanks!

Karen Steele

Hi guys,

I work for film training organisation Initialize Films and I just wanted to let you know about two new (London-based) doumentary courses we're running in the new year:

Insider's Guide to... Making an Award-Winning Documentary:

This one-day guide is for documentary filmmakers and producers who want to understand how to develop, package, finance, direct and distribute an award-winning documentary.

The course will be led by filmmaker and producer Geoffrey Smith, who recently made THE ENGLISH SURGEON, which has been shown in over 40 international festivals, and has a theatrical release scheduled in the US, Spain and Poland. Geoffrey has also made several award-winning documentaries for the BBC and C4.

The course will take place on 31 Jan 2009 in Bloomsbury, London, and costs £85 + VAT. To register please see
Project Development Course – Narrative Strategies for Feature Docs

Initialize Films Project Development Course on Narrative Strategies for Feature Docs gives feedback for 6 documentary filmmakers / producers on their projects over the course of 8 evening sessions starting on Thursday 15 January 2009.

During the course we will analyse popular narrative strategies for successful feature documentaries and workshop these strategies with each participant’s project.

Initialize has a strong track record as story / script consultants, helping writers, filmmakers and producers refine their projects and assisting them in getting development and production finance (including the BBC’s Storyville).

The course costs £195 (+ VAT). All sessions take place from 19.00 to 21.00 in Holborn, London. To book please see


Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

Emma Piper-Burket

Looking for footage of modern china: bird nest, the stadium, chinese stock market, etc

Just a couple of minutes, it's for a friend, his film is premiering at Sundance so the sooner the better! Message me if you have any leads...

Ben Kempas

Karen, I've had the pleasure of meeting Geoffrey on various occasions, most notably in Kosovo, so I'd like to say that he's a very thoughtful and very honest guy and I'm sure his course will be great.

Karen Steele

Thanks Ben. Yes Geoffrey has loads of great documentary experience so the day should be really interesting!

Ben Mendelsohn

Hello All, and Merry Christmas:

I just wanted to introduce myself and get my name out there to this community. If anyone in the New York area is need of administrative, research, or production support as they gear up for new projects after the new year, please get in touch.

I am an aspiring producer looking for work as a production assistant. I have extensive documentary internship experience, a strong background in foreign affairs research and advocacy, and experience as an administrative assistant as well.

I am proficient with FCP and Photoshop, comfortable assisting on location, and used to being ask to do just about everything. An all around executer (with a sense of humor, of course)!


---Ben Mendelsohn

Nicholas Bruckman

I need a producer/sound recorder for a podcast recording in Denver on January 13th. It involves conducting an interview and record a phone call w/ crisp audio.

Please send me your details and day rate, thanks!

ros handelman

Award-winning filmmaker Jon Reiss ( is seeking an editing intern for his latest documentary project “Bomb It” about the explosion of graffiti culture all over the world.

While the position is unpaid, and will begin with assistant tasks there is potential for the chosen intern to cut trailers, webisodes and potentially sections of the next documentary.

Editor should be self-motivated, complete work in a timely manner and be proficient with Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of After Effects, DVD Studio Pro, and/or a foreign language are a plus.

Position begins at mid/end of January. We are looking for a commitment of 10-15hrs a week. Location is in West Los Angeles.

If this sounds like a good fit for you please visit before you send:

1. Short cover letter indicating why this position seems right for you.

2. Your resume.

3. Your schedule of availability


Andrew Berends

I'm seeking an assistant editor in the D.C. area to help translate footage for my film DELTA BOYS

The material is in Okrika an Ijaw dialect of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The footage is very interesting, filmed in a Niger Delta militant camp.

I haven't been able to find Okrika translators in New York, but it looks like there are some in the D.C. area. The work would involve sitting with the translator, going through the footage in Final Cut, and typing in the translation.

You don't need to be a master editor, but must be Final Cut savvy and quick and have access to a system.

This a paid gig depending on your experience.

Robert Richter

We have some offices coming up for sub-lease in our suite of indies. We're in mid-town Manhattan, west side, right next to the bus terminal, in a landmark building with fabulous views. Each office is individually locked. We share a meeting area, copier, fax, frig, hot/cold water dispenser--and try to help each other when called on. It is a friendly atmosphere, perfect for filmmakers or others connected to what we do.
We're looking to sub-lease through the end of our lease at the end of July 2010.
1. One office will be available March 1. It has three large windows, high ceilings, carpet, comes furnished or not. It easily can fit three work stations. Rent is 1,800.
2. Another two offices, directly adjacent to each other, can be available sooner. Each has two large windows, high ceilings, carpet, furnished or not. Each can easily fit two work stations. Rent both for 1,875.
Email inquiries:

Karen Bernstein

I am working with Helen Whitney Productions in NYC on a 3 hour documentary for public television on "Forgiveness". We are staffing up for post production interns with possible advancement to production associate. Any suggestions? Please phone, 917-856-2027, or email,

Chandler Griffin

2 Week Documentary Workshop in The Mississippi Delta
Start Date:  February 15th, 2009

This 2-week DV workshop is designed for photojournalists who are looking to make the move to videojournalism and the web, new documentary filmmakers who want to launch their careers in web and television documentaries and for those with experience in some aspects of filmmaking that are looking to expand their skill, understanding and mastery of the whole process.  Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll.

Students will learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, DV camera, compact lighting methods, field sound, field editing and how to weave the story.  To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at  

This is one of many workshops that Barefoot will be running in 2009.  In addition to the Mississippi Delta, check out our website to learn more about our workshops in Africa and how you can participate.

Tuition: $2,250.00 (includes tuition, housing and food)

Past Equipment Sponsors:  Apple, Canon, Tekserve, Bogen, Gitzo, Kata, Tiffen, Sennheiser, Anton Bauer, Lowel, D&M Professional

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501(c)3, founded by Chandler Griffin in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking. We assist organizations and individuals to use media, music and the arts, to accelerate progress and program goals in areas such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, resettlement, youth empowerment, civil rights, and democracy building. We have worked with partners as diverse as UNESCO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, The U.S. State Department and The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), to pioneer new formats and “media templates” that reinforce citizen-led, community-owned solutions to these challenges.

The main goal of Barefoot Workshops is to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to use sophisticated equipment while having a foundation that allows a person to create beautiful images regardless of the tools. At Barefoot, growing and learning as a filmmaker means growing and learning as an individual.

Martin Asturias

Looking for a fixer in Copan Honduras for a shoot next week any ideas

Michael Collins

Hi Everyone, a friend of mine at BET is looking for some production people in LA....

A short film competition for African American filmmakers of all styles and genres (narratives, docs, animated, experimental, etc.) to be aired once a month on BET. 1-Talent, 2 cam set-up with primary camera on shoulder-mounted rig for smooth and fluid handheld operation.

1st shoot date and location:
Jan 29, in and around Los Angeles, CA.

Production Personnel Needed:
- DP with camera (comparable to or better than Panasonic DVX100 B)
and rig (comparable to or better than Fig Rig);

- 2nd camera operator/gaffer;

- sound person with portable mixer and boom;

- make-up and stylist

- PA with car

Please email resume with day rate to with "Attn: CLV – (position)" in Subject field.


Ramona Diaz

Looking for a verite shooter and audio person (with own gear) in Tampa/Orlando (or close) for a one-day shoot during the Superbowl pre-game show, February 1st. Shooting w/ Panasonic VHX200. Please email Capella Fahoome if you are interested/available –

Documentary is about the band Journey and their new lead singer they found thru You Tube. The band's performing a set at the pre-game show. We want to shoot backstage stuff and the show itself. Thanks.

Emily Meyers


Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that media can raise awareness to create positive change. Find out more at

We are currently working on an innovative, high-profile video and web project on meth prevention targeted to young adults. We are looking for an Associate Producer with a proven track record to provide key production and management support. Duties include:

• assist producers and director in all research, development, and production-related activities
• manage and coordinate with clients, subcontractors (creative and technical), in-house team and crew
• organize and prepare all video and web assets and deliverables (strong technology and web skills required)

We're looking for a creative, smart, and organized person with a passion for socially conscious media. Someone with experienced working with large-scale organizational clients and managing a team on a tight schedule within budget.

Experience Requirements:
• Substantial production experience
• Familiarity with web development and graphic design
• Strong Mac computer skills
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Proficiency in software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Final Cut Pro

Able hands, artful eye, and warm heart required.

Full Time
Start date: Mid-January
End date: Beginning of July
Pay: Competitive

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to

No phone calls please.

Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.

Neil Kopp

Looking for a shooter in Washington DC, for a 1 or 2 day event on January 28th and or 30th. One subject, reflecting on the state of America and seen around a few key DC landmarks. Shooter needs to be able to shoot as well as drive the narrative, maybe asking the questions too, which would be provided by us.

May need a sound person too, but this can be discussed later.

Tech Specs:
We've been shooting with the HVX200, DVCProHD 720P 23.98. I'm in cinema settings, but very light as I'll be going through color correction. Hand-held and tripod depending on the situation, but more hand held.

This would be a paid gig – low budget but reasonable.

Please contact me at


Neil Kopp

Does anybody have any suggestions for a good and inexpensive company to do transcriptions w/ TC? All of our stuff is on drives currently, so we could ship anywhere.

Thank you!

Please reply directly to

Christopher Wong

i've been using a really accurate, very fast, and surprisingly affordable transcriptionist located in San Francisco. we worked completely off of hard drives, using QT's ability to read native timecode. here's his contact info & rates:

Jaime Omar Yassin
732 Central Ave., #11
Alameda, Ca

1-2 Subject Interview
$65/footage hourw/out timecode
$72/footage hour w/timecode

Multi-Subject or Verite
$70/footage hour w/out timecode
$77 /footage hour w/timecode

Gregg Schwenk


The final submission deadline for the tenth annual Newport Beach Film Festival is January 30, 2009.

Be part of an amazing line-up of films – Don’t miss the opportunity to meet other filmmakers, industry professionals and distributors.

Entry Fees are:
Feature length: $75
Short: $60
Youth: $25

Festival dates are April 23-30, 2009

Check out some of the highlights from previous years at the Festival:

For more information and to submit to the Festival visit our website at:

Thank you for your consideration of the Newport Beach Film Festival

Alexandra Lescaze

Dear D-word members,

If you have a social issue doc that was broadcast in 2008, please submit to the prestigious Hillman Journalism Awards annual contest.

Postmark deadline is January 31, 2009

Please see our website: for more information, and to see judges and past winners

Erica Ginsberg

Docs In Progress (TM) Tonight in Washington DC

Docs In Progress (TM) screenings feature works in progress by local and
visiting documentary filmmakers, with an audience feedback session
after each screening. Tonight we are screening:

My Mother's Journey by Sam Hampton (60 minutes)
In the midst of the civil rights struggle, Elizabeth Hampton moves from Birmingham, Alabama to Rochester, New York only to experience a different kind of racism, turbulent riots, and her own awakening as a civic leader and community organizer.

preceded by:

TRAILER: Indian Hill by Thomas Kaufman and William Klein
Arts education is spotlighted through a look back at Indian Hill, a school for the arts, founded in the Berkshires in the 1950s as a place where students and teachers lived and worked together, even as the school's founders came under suspicion during the McCarthy Era.

Friday, January 23 at 7:00 pm

Auditorium B-07, Media and Public Affairs Building*
on the campus of George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Washington DC
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Street and garage parking.
*Take the stairs down to the lower level to find the auditorium.

Suggested donation:$5 at the door (cash only day of)

These bi-monthly public workshops are organized by Docs In Progress (TM)
with special thanks to our location sponsor, The Documentary Center at
the George Washington University.

More information at

Felix Endara

DocuClub in January: Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m.

Our DocuClub for January screening will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be independent producer, writer, and non-fiction filmmaker Pamela Cohn. She is currently researching and writing a book on international female non-fiction filmmakers, and covers nonfiction film festivals and blogs on non-fiction filmmaking at Still in Motion and other arts, media and film sites.

We will screen "The Hand of Fatima" by Augusta Palmer. A family road trip through rock history to the square root of the blues, this poetic documentary follows filmmaker and new mother Palmer from Mississippi to Morocco on a search for her rock critic father's ideal mystical family, the Master Musicians of Jajouka. Animated sequences based on the late Robert Palmer's writing for Rolling Stone lead his estranged daughter to the people William Burroughs called "the world's only 4000 year-old rock band." Encounters with Yoko Ono, Donovan, Anthony DeCurtis, and the elder Palmer's four wives pepper a journey that ends with The Master Musicians' indelible performances in their own village. These performances enable the filmmaker to read the truth between the lines of her father's mystical journey and to make peace with his all-consuming need for musical transcendence.

Augusta Palmer (Director, Writer) holds a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from N.Y.U. She is the co-director of "If You Succeed" (2007), a verité documentary about a young entrepreneurial couple's struggle to create a business and save their failing marriage. The film screened at the Little Rock Film Festival and San Francisco DocFest in 2007. Palmer has written about film for indieWIRE and Filmmaker and has taught film studies at N.Y.U., Brooklyn College, and Sarah Lawrence College. The Hand of Fatima is her first feature as a solo director.

Chris Arnold (Producer, Editor) worked for 8 years at New York City's Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) as an editor, producer, filmmaking instructor and program director. While at DCTV, he created and led ConnecTV, the first 3-year intensive television production and training program for people with disabilities in the U.S. In 2003, he co-founded Cultural Animal, LLC, an independent media production company, whose projects include the award winning verite documentary "If You Succeed," which Chris edited, co-directed, and co-produced.

"The Hand of Fatima" has received support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program. It was also featured at the 2008 IFP Documentary Rough Cut Lab.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to:

Membership is an annual $40 (until January 31; $50 thereafter), which includes free admission to all DocuClub events. To join or renew, please go to:

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to:

About The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.