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Aaron Soffin
Mon 8 Nov 2010Link

I've been helping out an education school (ie teacher training program) that uses video extensively in its curriculum. We film in great schools with great teachers, then cut that material up to demonstrate discrete techniques of teaching, both content oriented and classroom management oriented.

We're looking to bring on some extra help with the video work, including a ton of assistant editing work and some editing and shooting work. It's not documentary film work exactly, but I think it would be a great opportunity for someone getting started to get some serious experience with Final Cut and doc-style shooting.

Job description attached with contact info. Please feel free to contact me with questions as well.


Katie Cook
Tue 9 Nov 2010Link

Check out the THE CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS SUMMIT and put the power to fundraise and distribute in YOUR hands!
Learn how Crowdfunding can help you find, reach out and gain support from your "crowd". THE CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS SUMMIT is for filmmakers of ALL LEVELS, and ALL GENRES. We have assembled the very top people in film fundraising and Crowdfunding who will be presenting by webinar on the afternoon of December 5th. Sign up before November 15th and receive 50% off the full price of $97. Register and learn more at:

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Gregg Schwenk
Wed 10 Nov 2010Link

2011 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL THANKSGIVING SPECIAL DEADLINE
Post

The deadline is approaching!

NOVEMBER 19
Features $45
Shorts $40

Submit on the web with Withoutabox.com and receive a discount! You can find the NBFF submissions link at www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


Laura Moire Paglin
Wed 10 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Mon 8 Nov 2010 :

I'm almost tempted to apply.


Yance Ford
Wed 10 Nov 2010Link

New HVX 200A Camera Package for Sale:

Barely out of the box used package includes:
Two 16gig A Series P2 cards, 2 Panasonic batteries, Duel Adaptor and Strut camera case.
Asking 3K but will consider reasonable offers. Email me if you're interested yanceford@gmail.com

Edited Wed 10 Nov 2010 by Yance Ford

Aaron Soffin
Wed 10 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Laura Moire Paglin's post on Tue 9 Nov 2010 :

:)


Marie-Helene Carleton
Thu 11 Nov 2010Link

Gorgeous 3000 sq foot loft studio share available in Red Hook, Brooklyn, above Fairway building right next to the water. Easy to get to by B61 bus from Park Slope and the F train. Beautifully restored building with central air and heat, nice light, secure, dog friendly and near great cupcakes. Perfect for film editor, architect, designer, photographer, etc. Half the studio is common space. $900/month for 250 sq ft, and $500/month for a desk. Month to month or longer available.

We are a small documentary film company currently in post-production on a feature-length documentary film, and looking to start the space with quiet, motivated, creative, responsible and dog-friendly creative people.

Please email emelie@fourcornersmedia.net with questions.


Steve Hyde
Sat 13 Nov 2010Link

Some 16mm and Super 8 mm film stock for sale super cheap with free shipping within USA. Check out my ebay page:

http://shop.ebay.com/stevejhyde/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25

Edited Sat 13 Nov 2010 by Steve Hyde

James Longley
Sat 13 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Marie-Helene Carleton's post on Thu 11 Nov 2010 :

Will there still be space next fall?


Katja Heinemann
Sun 14 Nov 2010Link

Sound person or multi-media savvy shooter needed in Little Rock, AR – on very short notice: 2 day production (Tue 11/16 to Wed 11/17) for an editorial web feature is looking for help with sound or assisting on general production tasks, happy for any leads. contact@katjaheinemann.com


Katie Cook
Sun 14 Nov 2010Link

Only one day left to get 50% off the Crowdfunding Success Summit happening December 5th! Get tons of info on how to launch a successful grassroots fundraising campaign from the top people in fundraising and Crowdfunding. These experts will be presenting by webinar December 5th (which means you can be anywhere in the world to tune in!) But there's only one day left to get 50% off the full price of $97! Register now and learn more at:

http://www.crowdfundingsummit.com/


Marj Safinia
Mon 15 Nov 2010Link

Angeleno filmmakers: tomorrow night (Monday) I'm moderating and IDA Doc U panel called WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR DOC IS DONE

Eric d'Arbeloff from Roadside Attractions, Annie Roney from ro*co films, top international sales agent and gatekeeper to OWN's Oprah Winfrey's Documentary Film Club, Christian Gaines, lifelong festival guru and Elliott Kanbar from the Quad Cinema in NYC discuss the ins and outs of the business end of traditional distribution frankly. These are top tier gatekeepers, and coming to listen to them can save you months of learning curve. Seriously. For $20 or less, this is the smartest thing you can do with your Monday night. Plus a reception following at the Silent Movie Theater/Cinefamily on Fairfax.


Rob Hatch-Miller
Mon 15 Nov 2010Link

Canadian D-Worders:

I'm producing my second comedic music video for Funny Or Die. It takes place in Toronto but we're shooting here in New York. We're looking for a shooter up there in Canada to do an opening Toronto skyline shot on a Canon 5D or 7D. Our budget is ridiculously tiny but we can afford to pay you a little bit for an hour or two of work. This new video is for a very popular Canadian indie rock supergroup. Here's a link to see our previous video, which has been viewed around 130,000 times:

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/3cbac7e38c/ted-leo-and-the-pharmacists-bottled-in-cork-official-video

Contact me for more info: robhatchmiller [at] gmail [dot] com


Sarah Schutzki
Mon 15 Nov 2010Link

CALL FOR PROJECTS

NOMAD Films is excited to announce our partnership with the “Big Screen Project” to screen a collection of films at the public plaza in February 2011.

Through this partnership, NOMAD Films will curate an exhibition of short films directed and/or produced by independent filmmakers utilizing innovative and explorative ways of filmmaking. The films can be narrative or documentary, and should evoke feelings of warmth for its shivering February audience. Projects will be accepted November 1, 2010, through January 15, 2011. Filmmakers whose projects are selected will be notified at the end of January. Date for February screening to be announced.

GUIDELINES
For films to be considered for The NOMAD Project, filmmaker(s) must:

a. Incorporate the use of new technology and/or exhibit an ability to creatively use existing or outdated media.
b. Complete production with a minimal exchange of cash, specifically, less than 50% of overall budget; filmmakers are encouraged to exchange or barter production resources, as well as cast/crew.
c. Evoke, in your film, feelings of warmth – towards others, towards yourself, towards society and the environment (literal or otherwise).
d. NO nudity, profanity or displays of or verbiage pertaining to violent acts.

SUBMISSIONS
From November 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, filmmakers must submit TWO OF EACH of the following to EACH of the below addresses (for a total of FOUR copies submitted to NOMAD Films): project application, signed and dated Rules and Terms of Agreement, DVD (Region 2, PAL system for FRANCE; NTSC Region 0 for USA). The film can be shot on whatever format thinkable; filmmakers are encouraged to be innovative and experimental. If you’ve figured out how to make a powerful film on your photocopier, we want to see it. Selected films will be screened February 2011 at the Big Screen Project, in New York, New York USA.

Sarah Schutzki
The NOMAD Project
P.O. Box 2021
New York, New York 10113-2021
USA

Ari Allansson
The NOMAD Project
91 Rue Villiers de l’Isle Adam
75020 Paris
FRANCE

We encourage you to think creatively and utilize your skills to make a film that will engage viewers while at the same time teach us all something new about the art of filmmaking and means of production.

*NOTE: It is forbidden to pay cast/crew during production. All individuals participating should do so because of their interest in creating art through cinema and their support for the respective project.

About NOMAD Films
NOMAD Films was created as a means for exhibiting new approaches to producing and distributing short, documentary and feature films. It’s time to stop seeing lack of funding as a problem but to instead see it as a challenging way for artists to truly showcase their talents. Our partnership with “Big Screen Project” creates an ideal opportunity for selected filmmakers to share their work with a diverse and public audience in a metropolitan setting, ideally broadening the understanding of and appreciation for cinema and its makers. [www.nomadfilms.net]

About “Big Screen Project”
The Big Screen Project is an innovative presentation model for video, film, live and interactive content. It consists of a large 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD Format LED screen located in a 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza on Sixth Avenue between 29th and 30th Street in New York City. The content shown is eclectic, ranging from the best in the arts, cinema, and new media to highlights in sports and video gaming, and the vision of BSP curators is to expose the general public to fresh cultural content while also raising awareness for inspirational aims on subjects ranging from the ecological to the humanitarian.


Catherine Stratton
Wed 17 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Mon 8 Nov 2010 :

Hi Aaron,

Is this position still available? If so, I'd love to talk with you a little more about it. I think my skills may be a good fit!

cathy


Felix Endara
Wed 17 Nov 2010Link

FILMMAKER SERVICES INTERNSHIP at Arts Engine (DocuClub and fiscal sponsorship)

DocuClub Program is a film screening series of documentaries in rough-cut stage. Each month, a filmmaker presents her film as a works-in-progress. Afterwards, a moderator facilitates a discussion between filmmaker and audience. Constructive feedback from these sessions informs the finished film. Past films that have been screened at DocuClub include BORN INTO BROTHELS, PRODIGAL SONS, and DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE: WILLIAM KUNSTLER.

Responsibilities include:
- Participate in the selection process for DocuClub screenings by soliciting and previewing submissions
- Provide written feedback to DocuClub submissions
- Assist with newsletter, writing, copy editing
- Assist with set up and break down after DocuClub screening
- Keep track of RSVPs to screening
- Research potential partnerships/sponsors for sessions

Fiscal Sponsorship Program is a fundraising tool that serves as an alternative to a filmmaker establishing her own 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation. It allows a filmmaker’s non-commercial project to apply for funding from organizations requiring that the recipient have nonprofit status. As fiscal sponsor, Arts Engine, Inc., serves as the nonprofit tax-exempt umbrella organization that accepts and administers contributions made to a filmmaker’s project.

Arts Engine has served as fiscal sponsor for such outstanding films as THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL by Gini Reticker, FAVELA RISING by Matt Mochary and Jeff Zimbalist, and GOD GREW TIRED OF US: THE STORY OF THE LOST BOYS OF SUDAN by Christopher Dillon Quinn and Tommy Walker.

Responsibilities include:
- Research grant/funding resources for filmmakers
- Research news and updates from fiscally-sponsored filmmakers

A love for and general knowledge of documentary films is highly desired. Must be able to work nights once a month for the DocuClub screening.


A commitment of 2 days a week (14 hours) would be highly appreciated. The internship is unpaid, but college credit can be arranged.

If interested, please email Ashley Panzera at ashley@artsengine.net.


Corinne van der Borch
Mon 22 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Mon 8 Nov 2010 :

Dear Aaron,
I just joined D-word today and read your post.
I am very interested and I'm quite sure I fit the description TeacherU is looking for as editing and production associate. I worked for a similar project in New York City shooting video at Innercity Highschools by the name of Teachscape http://www.teachscape.com/html/ts/nps/index.html- sponsored by the BIll& Melinda Gates Foundation. I have a ton of experience working independently on FCP and shooting with different pro-sumer HDV camera's. I just sent TeacherU my profile at job@teacheru.org. Would it help to send you my resume? Hope to hear from you. All the best, Corinne van der Borch


Doug Block
Mon 22 Nov 2010Link

Corinne, first of all, welcome to The D-Word and be sure to tell us all about you in the Introduce Yourself topic.

Just wanted to mention that it's perfectly ok in these cases to email Aaron directly rather than just hoping he'll see your post and reply. You can get his (and everyone's) contact info by clicking on his image or name above any of his posts.


Will Kreth
Tue 23 Nov 2010Link

Interaction Design intern for music Documentary Film/e-Book project (NYC)

Indie, feature-length documentary in progress seeks an exceptional, part-time (1 to 2 days a week) Interaction Designer (or a team of 2 designers) to join our team in creating a new kind of historical/contemporary music documentary. Digital storytelling across screens and platforms is coming to the documentary medium – so help us be part of the Doc. 2.0 evolution!

The ideal candidate will have a background in design and usability, and a deep appreciation for the value of building indie brands that resonate and attract an audience for all the right reasons. You are not only a phenomenal multi-tasker, but someone who simply gets sh!t done. You are steeped and versed not only in social media tools, but in ways to connect and tell a narrative through them. You love docs, but wish the stories they told existed in more tangible, interactive ways.

Working with the producer, director and archivist of this film, you’ll come up with ways to grow and extend our existing process (we’ve got 5000+ fans on Facebook, have nearly 3 years of more than 40 interviews shot in 17 cities across the US, and are starting an 12 to 15 piece orchestra for filmed performances in Brooklyn in 2011). You will help us share and market the film as we continue to grow our audience – both now and after the film’s release.

Duties:
• You will lead the co-development of a 2 to 3 year roadmap for social media and off-line audience growth and engagement (prior to and after the film’s festival debut).
• You will help select and lead a team (editor and designer) in the co-development of an Apple iBook – destined for display on the iPad, complete with original poetry, lyrics, illustrations, photos and embedded video clips (using the ePUB format & HTML5). This project will be filmed for inclusion in the documentary.

Prerequisites (you basically breathe software, not intimidated by anything, right?):
• A background in interaction design, UX/UI work, and working on interactive media teams – yep.
• Experience with Adobe inDesign CS5, Photoshop/AfterEffects, DVD authoring and workflow – check.
• WordPress development and project management experience – yes!
• Experience with video production and editing (FinalCut, iMovie) – {very helpful}.
• A background in traditional filmmaking less important than dexterity in new media production, collaboration and development for web 2.0, DVD, and television projects.

Why is this an internship?: We know what needs to get done, but we are also on the hunt for finishing-funds for our film, which means that even though we will start our mighty "crowdsourced" funding effort in Jan. 2011 (via the usual suspects of Kickstarter or IndieGoGo) – we are not able to pay anyone yet. We do have 1 intern working on the team now for college credit, and hope that this project will be just intriguing enough to find the right person to help.

To apply: Please send your resume/CV and cover letter (personal references appreciated) and links to projects you’ve managed and/or worked on to info@mediagroove.com. We appreciate serious applicants with relevant experience and thoughtful responses. Lastly, please put "Interaction Design Intern" in the subject line. Thanks!


Jana Kadrevis
Tue 23 Nov 2010Link

Ex Oriente Film 2011
International workshop for creative documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe
March / June / October 2011

To apply with your documentary project, please fill out our online entry form .
Applying is free.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2011

Individual meetings with selected applicants: Febuary 10 – 13, 2011 (TBC)
Final selection of projects: February 18, 2011
Participation fee payment deadline: February 25, 2011
1st Session – Find Your Way: March 7 – 12, 2011 (TBC)
2nd Session – Production Development: mid-June 2011 (TBC)
3rd Session – The Market Opens: end of October 2011 (TBC)

Ex Oriente Film is a year-long international workshop that supports the development and funding of creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. At three workshops that take place in the course of one year, directors and producers develop their projects and funding strategies and benefit from the assistance and valuable advice provided by established European producers, directors, AV experts and commissioning editors. An important aspect of Ex Oriente Film are the year-round online sessions and consultations led by the lead and guest tutors of the workshop. The Ex Oriente Film training programme is completed with the co-production meeting East European Forum that gives documentary filmmakers a chance to pitch their project and secure funding from West European and North American broadcasters. The three residential workshops and the East European Forum pitching are supplemented by our Follow-up Support that keeps track of the projects until their completion.

Participants
Out of all submitted projects, 14 projects – 28 participants in director/producer teams – are selected to attend the workshop. Preference is given to filmmakers based in Central and Eastern Europe, however, we may pick up to 4 projects from outside the region.

Participation Fee
The participation fee is EUR 1,500 per selected project (includes all accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches during the three workshops for 1-2 pers.). The payment deadline is Monday, February 25, 2011.

Scholarships
Participants from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia may apply for a scholarship to cover part of the accommodation and participation fees. Applicants must prove that there is no possibility of scholarship in their own country and that the project is not supported by any development funding.

Conditions of Participation
Participants must be proficient in English. All workshop sessions must be attended by both the producer and the director.

1st Session: Find Your Way
Location: Czech Republic
Probable dates: March 7 – 12, 2011 (TBC)
The first session of the workshop deals with inspiration, focusing on the story and the protagonists, analyzing international aspects of the projects, and drafting the basic concept for production and funding. Tutors confirmed for the session include Marijke Rawie (expert consultant, workshop moderator, The Netherlands); Mikael Opstrup (lead production tutor, producer and consultant, Denmark); Jean-Pierre Rehm (1st session guest tutor, FIDMarseille director, France); Erez Laufer (editor, Israel); Martin Kollár (photographer and cinematographer, Slovakia); Miroslav Janek (director, cinematographer, Czech Republic), and others. Apart from individual meetings, group sessions and film development lectures on storytelling and funding, we are planning a session by Bruno Felix of Submarine, or Andy Whittaker’s (Dogwoof, UK) session about the sales potential of documentaries, about finding new ways to fund, create and distribute documentaries, and an overview session on visual styles in documentary film by Martin Kollár. Erez Laufer will have a session on “Dramaturgical Rules in Documentary Film” as well as dramaturgical consultations with all participants.

2nd Session: Production Development
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Dates: mid-June 2011 (TBC)
The second session deals with financing, budgeting according to EU standards, legal aspects of co-production, strategies for selecting commissioning editors and an appropriate television format, as well as a deeper creative development of the film projects. The second session includes the following key subjects: “A Day of Budgeting”, “A Day of Legal Aspects” ,“A Day of Financial Tour”. In 2011 we plan to have the second session in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava. We think that Bratislava has the ideal geographical position to attract Austrian and Slovak filmmakers and film professionals since Vienna is only 40 km away.

3rd Session: The Market Opens
Location: Jihlava, Czech Republic
Dates: End of October 2011 (TBC)
In October 2011, the workshop will be completed with the East European Forum pitching sessions that will boost funding efforts of the attending projects. The third session deals mainly with practical skills that are required for the presentation of the project and pitching. However, its main theoretical themes are distribution plan and sales, post-pitching negotiation techniques for documentaries, as well as communication strategies to get European broadcasters involved in the project. The theoretical parts of this workshop discuss specific examples of international co-production using case studies presented by commissioning editors, producers and distributors. The session is concluded with the East European Pitching Forum and Feedback Round Tables with selected tutors.

The selection results for the 2011 Ex Oriente Film will be posted at www.DOKweb.net on Friday, February 18, 2011.

Click here for more details.


Stephen Parr
Tue 23 Nov 2010Link

Oddball Film+Video currently has a very interesting collection of Americana footage for sale (see details below).

Americana Footage Collection for Sale:

Large collection of historic 35mm films featuring numerous subjects produced
by The Western Electric Company and Bell Telephone. This collection of
industrial and promotional films features unique historical and lifestyle
footage from the early 1900's through 1950. 11 hours of material,
transferred from the original camera negatives. The collection features the
original nitrate camera negatives and fine grains, from which the collection
was transferred which are in the Library of Congress, in Dayton, Ohio.
Footage is currently being utilized for High Definition stock footage
licensing.
Other collections include the Tooniversal Animation Library, a
complete plug-in animation resource for commercials, The Eastern European
Historical Collection featuring the 1968 Russian invasion of Prague and the
Velvet Revolution, The New York Locations Collection featuring famous
landmarks and rare footage of the World Trade Center.
Quick sale possible. Interested parties please write or call Stephen Parr of
Oddball Film+Video, San Francisco.

Tel: 415 558 8112
E-mail: info@oddballfilm.com


Ines Sommer
Wed 24 Nov 2010Link

The third annual Talking Pictures Festival wants your film!

We are a very doc-friendly fest in Evanston (next to Chicago) and pride ourselves in creating an environment where there's lots of interaction and dialogue with the audience.

Festival gives out awards including, a documentary award. 2010 doc award: "Under Our Skin" by Andy Abrahams Wilson; 2009 doc award: "Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy" by Alice Elliot

Low entry fees!

"Early Bird" DEADLINE: December 1, 2010 – Entry fees: $20 shorts, $30 long format

Regular DEADLINE: December 20, 2010
Late DEADLINE: January 4, 2011

More info at: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org

Submit your entry at: www.withoutabox.com/login/8776

Questions? Contact:
tel 847.371.2804
filmvideoforum@yahoo.com
www.talkingpicturesfestival.org


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Charity B Ellis
Mon 29 Nov 2010Link

French-speaking (artsy-verite) camera person wanted for an extended shoot in West Africa in 2011. Please contact charity@madefromscratchfilms.com for more details.


Katie Cook
Mon 29 Nov 2010Link

Check out the line-up for the Crowdfudning Success Summit happening this Sunday, December 5th!

The Summit is going to be jam packed with great info on how to launch a successful grassroots fundraising campaign (with 7 hours of in-depth content!) The very top experts in fundraising and crowdfunding will be presenting by webinar (so you can be anywhere in the world and still tune in!) REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AND GET 30% OFF!
Learn more at:

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