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Catherine Stratton
Fri 19 Aug 2011Link

Hi There,
Not sure this is the best place to post, but I recently began making short profiles of creative people and organizations. Not sure if it's become a viable niche market yet, but it's something I'm good at and want to make more. I have embedded my latest video on the humor artist, Rick Parker called 'Finding Humor in Art.' To get an idea of the type of work he does, he recently finished the satiric comic, 'Harry Potty.'

I've pasted the url below.

Any ideas, tips or other chit-chat will be much appreciated.

Thanks!


Catherine Stratton
Fri 19 Aug 2011Link

Looks like I screwed up in the last post. Let my Vimeo Plus account expire. Anyway, below is the YouTube link to my video.

Thanks


Catherine Stratton
Fri 19 Aug 2011Link

Okay, I know this is probably getting annoying – but, if any of you know of someone who would like to have a profile made of them, love to know . . . ;-))


Yixi Villar
Mon 22 Aug 2011Link

Looking of an EXPERIENCED DOCUMENTARY FILM DP in the New York Area!! Experience on a Panasonic HVX and 16mm film camera would be ideal!

Hi,
We are a quarter of the way through shooting a doc "Life In The Balance" which lifts the veil on a testing procedure that helps tailor cancer treatment to the individual. This is single handedly changing the way cancer is treated in America. We are gearing up to pitch to networks and are presently re-cutting the trailer as well as putting together a 20min sample of film. This is our first documentary so we are looking for someone who is experienced ideally someone who has been recognized for their work. Please email resumes along with reels to the email below. If you want further details or have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Yixi Villar at:
phoenixrisingent@gmail.com

Check out our funding trailer:
http://tomgriffineditor.com/LITB/LITBTrailer_v10.mov


Ricky Fitzpatrick
Mon 22 Aug 2011Link

Yixi, out of curiosity, have you selected or arranged for music for your project yet? If not, I'd like to offer to get involved with you guys, in that end. – RF

In reply to Yixi Villar's post on Mon 22 Aug 2011 :


Yixi Villar
Mon 22 Aug 2011Link

Not yet lets chat, email me!


Yixi Villar
Mon 22 Aug 2011Link

Needed: GRAPHIC DESIGNER

We are looking for a graphic designer to help us simplify some of the heady subjects in our documentary "Life In The Balance", which highlights a testing procedure that tailors cancer medication to the individual, taking the guess work out of treatment. We will need you to start ASAP as we are in the process of re-cutting our trailer and will also need your expertise in shaping 20 min sample we are cutting of the film. We would like to get the trailer finished within a month and the sample within 2 months, as we will be pitching to networks.
Salary: is negotiable, we are willing meet industry standard rates.

Sample films whose graphics we like:
- Inside Job
- Freakanomics
-Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Please send reel and resume to:
Yixi Villar
phoenixrisingent@gmail.com


Doug Block
Mon 22 Aug 2011Link

In reply to Catherine Stratton's post on Fri 19 Aug 2011 :

Nicely done, Catherine, but not sure whether you're looking to get hired to do more of your short pieces or looking for subjects to build up your collection of them (for possible distribution?). Can you tell us more about what your plans are?


Catherine Stratton
Tue 23 Aug 2011Link

Thank you Doug. I'm glad you liked it. To answer your questions, both really. I hadn't thought about creating a compilation piece but it definitely is food for thought. Also, I want to mention that I'm not just interested in creating films for artists but also any person who creates something unique and valuable in some way – chef, teacher, gardener, founder of an organization that helps others or a cause or creative endeavor, artisans, a filmmaker that creates a unique approach to filmmaking (like you???) – I have also made short videos nonprofits/NGOs and looking for more opportunities to do that too.

Currently I'm planning to make a few short films – one about someone who continues to do hand engraving, while machines are taking over and another about a man who builds clocks.

Below I have posted another video I made for the World Wide Orphans Foundation that I shot in Haiti. The founder is Jane Aronson who's been getting a lot of press coverage lately. It's only about 5 minutes. I'd love it if you can take a look at it.

One last thing that I know you can help with since you are the webmaster extroardinaire for the D-Word. How do I customize my settings so I receive an email when somebody responds to my posts. I have it set up so I'm emailed the post after mine but these are not always responses but posts that are on different topics.

Thanks again – cathy

World Wide Orphans: Helping Haiti's Children

Meet the children of Haiti. Experience their beauty and resilience while the founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation travels to orphanages with WWO board members following last year's devastating earthquake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11kPCKsJpvU


Diane Hendrix
Tue 23 Aug 2011Link

YoungWorldInventors- tweet: Watch #global #innovators at #work! http://kck.st/jrLUNg

Wednesday 6 am EDT is the deadline for our Kickstarter campaign [http://kck.st/jrLUNg and we are short ~$1600 in pledges, lest we lose them all. See update #8 for a nice link to Next Billion post. Funding is for transcripts, editing and music, by the first viral video band in Kenya. In fact, the first $1000 donor can meet the talented Just a Band – comics, photos, videos, music and teaching computer literacy to teenagers in Kibera, Africa's largest slum – at their video installation in NYC in late August, their first USA trip.

One YWI KS backer says:
"I have no connection to this project, other than I think it is very cool and the goals are near to my heart. I pledged $125, did a favor for someone and they pledged $100; posted it on Facebook and said this is what I wanted for my birthday and people pledged various amounts. My birthday wish was to be a funding "angel" and I hope you'll join me....every little bit helps....money not charged if goal not reached."

Review rewards at http://kck.st/jrLUNg –and welcome to our community! Kickstarter is the new networking tool!

Qs to: Diane Hendrix at hendrixproductions@gmail.com. twitter: @ynginventors
blog: youngworldinventors.com. PLS LIKE us http://www.facebook.com/YoungWorldInventors


Jennilyn Merten
Tue 23 Aug 2011Link

Working on a feature documentary premiering at TIFF in 3 weeks! We need a 3-5 second piece of stock footage ASAP.

Details:
3-5 seconds
HD or 35mm (Most of the film was shot on HD DVCPro 23.98 960x720)
High Production Value
Daytime, medium sunlight (it is London...)
Driving shot FROM inside of a car of an ICONIC London area/street. (Need to ID our subject is in London)
*A wide beauty shot of the city might work as well or in addition to the driving shot.
We need it immediately.
*Would love to get footage in return for a film credit, but can negotiate a purchase price.

You can respond directly to:
bkargs@gmail.com
jennilyn.leftturn@gmail.com

Thanks,

Jenni

Edited Tue 23 Aug 2011 by Jennilyn Merten

Doug Block
Wed 24 Aug 2011Link

In reply to Catherine Stratton's post on Tue 23 Aug 2011 :

Catherine, I'm hardly the webmaster here. You should ask your email question again in the Help With The D-Word topic.


Richard Burst-Lazarus
Mon 29 Aug 2011Link

Call for entries, Paley Center Pitch Workshop. Deadline Aug. 31

The Paley Center for Media in Manhattan is now accepting entries for its 12th annual documentary pitch workshop for emerging directors with work-in-progress films. The late entry deadline is Wednesday, August 31.

http://www.paleycenter.org/pitch2011

This is a competition for a $5,000 finishing grant for a relatively new documentary directors (two or less projects) with a project they've started but haven't finished. This year's sponsor is The Documentary Channel.

To apply, you'll need to submit ten minutes of selects from your project. PCM chooses five finals to pitch their projects in Manhattan in late October in front of an audience and a panel of judges, who choose the winner of the grant.


Andrea Swift
Tue 30 Aug 2011Link

Looking for documentary/reality TV series teachers for the Fall. You'd be teaching in The Documentary Program of The New York Film Academy, which is different from other college programs in a few crucial way. Most importantly, classes do not have to meet at the same times each week and rarely require an entire semester's commitment.

If you have relevant experience and are interested in teaching, please email me at: ASWIFT [at]NYFA [dot] edu

Thanks,
Andrea Swift
Chair, Documentary Department
New York Film Academy


Jane Sage
Thu 1 Sep 2011Link

Call for Entries:
The Ashland Independent Film Festival, www.ashlandfilm.org, is now accepting entries for our 2012 Festival.
Our audience (and programmers) love docs!
For more info http://bit.ly/nof4v and http://bit.ly/oX6FMA


Katina Dunn
Mon 5 Sep 2011Link

In reply to Michael Pardo's post on Fri 21 Aug 2009 :

Michael what is the wording you put on DVDs for screeners to press/ What is the FBI copyright wording you put on DVDs? Thanks – katindunn@gmail.com


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Tue 6 Sep 2011Link

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Tue 6 Sep 2011Link

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John Burgan
Tue 6 Sep 2011Link

Please don't double post, Jessica – see my note in the other Topic.


Jeff Johnson
Tue 6 Sep 2011Link

Hello,

I am in Cairo for another two weeks shooting for my project "Egypt: Profiles of a Modern Revolution." It is only my second project as a documentary filmmaker. The project has been sponsored by a non-profit journalism org out of seattle called the Common Language Project. They have enabled supporters of the project to make a tax-deductible donation through their website. Please, if you have an interest in Cairo, Egypt, The Arab Spring, or the progress of the Arab world in general, please help out in any way you can, whether it be sharing our links with others, or by providing a donation. Also, you can follow the progress of the production at my blog. Good luck to all indy filmmakers out there and thanks for any support!

Project page link: http://clpmag.org/article.php?article=Support-Egypt-Revolution_00317
Blog link: http://dashwrite.wordpress.com/about/

Best,
Jeff


Felix Endara
Tue 6 Sep 2011Link

DocuClub in September!

Our July DocuClub will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).

This month, we will screen a rough cut of ZIPPER by Amy Nicholson. On a small rented lot in Coney Island, Eddie Miranda proudly operates a 38-year old contraption called the Zipper. When the property is sold, Eddie becomes the victim of a power struggle between an opportunistic developer and the City of New York over the future of the famous amusement park. A story about politics, greed, land use and public policy, ZIPPER chronicles a critical period in Coney Island’s history and examines the impact of economic development on an American icon.

Director/Producer Amy Nicholson's first non-fiction film, BEAUTY SCHOOL, a wry portrait of the New York School of dog grooming, premiered at Hot Docs in 2002 and aired on PBS and the Documentary Channel. Her following documentary, MUSKRAT LOVELY, premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival and went on to screen at Silverdocs, the Florida Film Festival, and Brooklyn International, among others. It was also broadcast nationally on the 2007 season of Independent Lens. She has also directed several commercial projects and consults as an advertising creative director. ZIPPER is her third film.

Co-Editor Jonah Moran has edited the award-wining Sundance Channel series ICONOCLASTS with director Joe Berlinger, and the ambitious Discovery Channel series SAN QUENTIN FILM SCHOOL, with Bruce Synofsky. Co-Editor John Young is commercial editor at Homestead Editorial. A graduate of Tisch School of the Arts, he has cut 30-second spots for major multinational advertising clients like MTV, ESPN, Chevrolet, L’Oreal, Reese’s and Verizon Wireless (“Can you hear me now?”). His most recent work includes campaigns for Dell, the NHL, Project (RED) and Nationwide Insurance. John’s feature film credits include the Parker Cross comedy Fortunes, and the documentary feature MUSKRAT LOVELY.

Assistant Producer Katy Jacobs graduated from New York University’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television in 2009. In addition to her duties with ZIPPER , she is an Associate Producer to Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Alice Elliott, director of TTHE COLLECTOR OF BEDFORD STREET. Jacobs has assisted with programming and operations for several film festivals including Brooklyn International, Rural Route Film Festival and DOC NYC. She also serves as the Director of Educational Distribution at VSM Productions and is a member of the New York Film & Video Council.

Our moderator will be Fernanda Rossi. Internationally-renowned speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi doctored over 300 films, including Academy Award nominees® THE GARDEN, by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, and RECYCLED LIFE by Leslie Iwerks. She has also consulted on hundreds of trailers, many of which received funding from ITVS, NYSCA and NFB. She is the author of "Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making your Documentary Fundraising Demo." For more info on Rossi, please go to: www.documentarydoctor.com.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub(at)artsengine.net.

Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate

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Stay abreast of DocuClub’s latest: twitter.com/docuclub.


John Henion
Mon 12 Sep 2011Link

Looking for an outgoing production assistant for a one day gig this thursday night in Houston. Please email me offline if interested: johnhenion44@gmail.com


Elizabeth Westrate
Tue 13 Sep 2011Link

Seeking a skilled Mongolian to English translator, preferably in New York City, to translated raw interview footage. Any leads appreciated: beth(at)fivespotfilms(dot)com. Thanks!


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 13 Sep 2011Link

Docs In Progress Screening This Wednesday Night, September 14 (DC area)

This work-in-progress screening provides an opportunity for local and visiting documentary filmmakers to screen their unfinished films to an audience and get valuable feedback. After screening each film, facilitators from Docs In Progress moderate a feedback session with the audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film.

WHAT’S SCREENING?

LIFE AS A COLLAGE (22 minute rough cut)
by Sitar Arts Center Students
Tim Gabel’s classes in Landscape Painting and Collage brought generations of families together through art at Washington DC’s Sitar Arts Center. As Gabel faces liver cancer, a group of students participating in a Meridian Hill Pictures video production class document the life and legacy of a beloved artist and teacher.

OUT FOR GOOD (19 minute rough cut)
by Nico Columbant
Eddie Ellis spent 15 years in prison, most of them in supermax. Now a “homecomer” returning to Washington DC, Ellis is trying to do the best he can to help himself, former prisoners and current prisoners, as well as society in general avoid the prison curse.

FEE?
Suggested Donation: $10. At the door. Cash only. No advance tickets or RSVP required.

This program is organized by Docs In Progress, a non-profit documentary film organization. Special thanks to the Writer's Center for sponsoring the venue for this program. This program is also made possible through support from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Maryland Humanities Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council.

More info: http://docsinprogress.org/events/6/work-in-progress-screening-at-the-writers-center/


Roselly Torres
Tue 13 Sep 2011Link

Affordable, two-room office space in Midtown NYC, totaling 400 square feet with windows facing east. Sublet with separate entrance by nonprofit media arts organization, Great space for small production company or editing suite. 24/7 access on 8th avenue with security guard, located midway between Port Authority and Penn Station – 8th Ave and 38 st. Centrally located near film labs, theatre row, the fashion district and MTA stations for 1, 2, 3,7, N, R, Q, A, C, and E subways. $1800/month includes utilities. Lots of storage. Free Desk available. For info please contact jt@twn.org.


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