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David Piperni
Tue 4 Jan 2011Link

At the corner of Broadway and Houston in downtown New York, there are 3 large desk spaces or more available in a furnished and networked communal office.

There are lots of shelves, lots of room and lots of light. The large windows face south (Houston Street). There is a table available for meetings. Also a refrigerator, microwave, water cooler, etc. 24/7 access.

It is a friendly, easy going atmosphere with respect for noise levels. Rent is $1,525 the whole space which is about 400 sq ft of the 900 sq ft office.

We’re located at 611 Broadway, 6th floor at the corner of Broadway & Houston.

You would be sharing with a Film/TV Sales & Finance Co., Web Designers.

Move in date flexible but it is available immediately. E-m Dave.

Anyone interested or know anyone interested, please contact me directly and i can send you more info! (dpiperni@cargofilm-releasing.com)

Thank you!


Karen Bernstein
Wed 5 Jan 2011Link

Working in Austin, Texas? We've a fully furnished, swank office space, with secure and fast WIFI on South Congress Avenue, surrounded by cool restaurants and stores. Divided by a partition it was used as an edit and office space (picture shows one side). Two giant wall bulletin boards. Free parking in a garage just seconds away. Sublet monthly price is negotiable...under $600 per month with everything included


Catherine Mattingly
Wed 5 Jan 2011Link

Panasonic DVX100 Kit for Sale $1,050 OBO

Professionally handled and maintained DVX100 with 214 hours. One owner, purchased new from B&H.

The kit includes:

- DVX100
- Remote Control
- Camera Charger / AC Adapter
- Stock Panasonic Battery CGR-D16 / 1600mah
- Extended Life Battery, 7.2v, 5600mah (produced by dvxuser.com)
- Extended Life Battery, 7.2v, 3600mah, (comparable to CGR-D320)
- Rugged, Hard Case (with foam fitted for the DVX100)
- Kata Soft Bag

For more information or to see photos, please get in touch.


Katie Cook
Thu 6 Jan 2011Link

Join us for our next freebie DOC TALKS interview happening tonight with Judith Dancoff, all about DIY Educational Distribution.

Happy New Year to you! Just wanted to give a quick heads up that our next freebie DOC TALKS interview about DIY Educational Distribution with Judith Dancoff is happening TONIGHT, Thurs. Jan 6th, 5pm Pac. This is a very lucrative distribution market and worth the time if you're up for DIY. Traditionally, educational distributors take as much as 75% of your gross sales. With some key knowledge and focused time and energy, you can put this money in your own pocket instead.

Register for tonight's live interview.

www.documentaryhowto.com/free-documentary-teleseminar-registration


Micah Garen
Thu 6 Jan 2011Link

Hi,

Great workspace share to edit your documentary. No need to go to Manhattan when you can work in a beautiful 3000 sq foot loft on the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Editing Space
$1600/month – 250 sq ft with dual monitor Apple quad-core editing station w/FCP 7
$850/month – 250 sq ft workspace
$300/month – desk

Equipment Rental
We have a full range of equipment for independent productions including lights, HD cameras, digital cameras, sound equipment, backdrops and teleprompters.


lee merine
Mon 10 Jan 2011Link

1/11/11 – The Untitled Bobby Bare Jr. Documentary filmmakers collaborate with Superfine to present: an evening showcasing independent music & independent film.

Nashville rocker Bobby Bare Jr. makes his DUMBO debut and will be joined by special guests Carey Kotsionis & Bonnie Whitmore! Enjoy free Tito’s Handmade Vodka & PBR as they take over the stage at Superfine Bar & Restaurant!

Join us in DUMBO – the center for all things art and all things that rock

Doors open at 8pm

For advance tickets and event details go to:
http://untitledbobbybarejrdocumentary.com/2011/01/09/update-free-booze-sponsors-special-guests-announced-for-bobby-bare-jr-brooklyn-event-11111/


Christoph Gelfand
Tue 11 Jan 2011Link

Very good condition Canon 5D Mark II with original box, manual and discs. Perfect functioning condition, was recently cleaned and checked by Canon. Purchased Spring 2009. Has a few dings from normal use, but they are all aesthetic.

Includes:

3 x Canon batteries
AC Adapter
LCDVF viewfinder (good shape, a few surface scratches on body)
FaderND adjustable ND filter (77mm)- Brand new
Canon wireless remote

Asking $2300 shipped. You can pay by Paypal as a gift or add 3% for Paypal fees.


Tanaz Eshaghian
Wed 12 Jan 2011Link

Hi,
I am looking for an LA based DP and Sound person for a travel show for ARTE France.
Its approximately a 2 week Job starting mid/late march.
Sound Person preferably speaks French.
All leads are welcome.
thank you,
Tanaz Eshaghian


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 13 Jan 2011Link

DC-area folks...

The first Docs In Progress screening of the new year is less than 2 weeks away. Come join us on Tuesday, January 25 to watch two documentary rough cuts and participate in a moderated feedback session. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film. This program is open to the general public.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

HIDDEN BOOKS by Sam Hampton (30 minute rough cut)
This portrait piece of Kumi Korf explores the lifeforce which inspires art. The Japanese-American artist creates architectural designs, prints, paintings, and artist books which are held by the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the Tate Library, among others. We travel with Korf from her home in Ithaca, New York to her homeland of Japan as we explore the inner life of an artist.

THE LOUDEST SHOW ON EARTH by Mariana Studart (30 minute rough cut)
Giba Gonçalves has built up the Batala Percussion Band from one of the poorest neighborhoods of Salvador, Brazil to a worldwide organization with more than 1,000 drummers in 10 different countries. Regardless of age, gender, nationality, or language, the band plays as one – united by the universal language of music.

WHEN?
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE?
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815

The Writer's Center is off Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda close to the Trader Joe's. Click here for driving and walking directions from the Bethesda Metro. Drivers, please note that the public lot immediately across the street has coin-based meters and they are strongly enforced through 10 pm.

FEE?
Suggested Donation: $10. Cash only at the door.

This screening is sponsored by the Writer's Center and supported in part by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council.


Jack Hunter Cohen
Wed 19 Jan 2011Link

I'm looking for a line producer for a low budget doc feature to be shot in the US and overseas. It will be centered around interviews of men and women telling their relationship stories. If interested please contact me at jhc1223@gmail.com. Thanks!

P.S. The attached video will give you an idea of the inspiration.


Felix Endara
Wed 19 Jan 2011Link

DocuClub in February!

Our February DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, February 2, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at

This month, we will screen a rough cut of ONE NIGHT STAND by Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton. The documentary is an intimate, behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and television writers, actors, and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours. Think "A Chorus Line" meets "Project Runway" – a window into the creative process with a compressed time frame: the spark, the anxiety, the camaraderie, and the ultimate thrill of expression.

Producer/Director Elisabeth Sperling worked as a producer and writer for Maysles Films from 2005 to 2007. Her work includes HEAD BOY, an exploration of racial boundaries in small-town post-apartheid South Africa; BREAKTHROUGH NEW YORK, a promotional video about an academic enrichment program in New York City; INDIAN VILLAGE, a chronicle of an American family’s visit to their home village in India; and SOMEBODY LOVES ME, a portrait of the Upper West Side’s unique personality. She has a B.A. from Harvard, an M.A. from Columbia, held an endowed chair in the history department at the Horace Mann School, and was awarded Fulbright and Klingenstein Fellowships.

Producer/Director Trish Dalton is an independent producer and filmmaker. Her film credits include KERAS & MANIS (editor; Gold Kahuna from Honolulu IFF, Best Editing Award from Los Angeles Reel FF 2010), WHY ARE WE IN AFGHANISTAN? (producer/editor; Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism 2010), 34x25x36 (co-producer; aired on PBS, and was selected by many festivals, including: SXSW, Full Frame, and True/False 2008/2009), FARM SANCTUARY (co-director/co-producer; Media that Matters 'Good Food' award 2007), and TIFFANY'S STORY (director/producer; Tribeca Film Festival 2005). Dalton has also directed and produced a range of pieces for companies such as Amazon, Kashi, Danskin, Pepsi, and National Geographic television.

Our moderator will be Ann Rose, executive producer of original programming at Sundance Channel. She joined the channel in 2004, and since then has overseen critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing non-fiction series including the GLAAD award-winner TRANSGENERATION, SIN CITY LAW (from the Oscar-winning producers of THE STAIRCASE), and GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS. She has also pre-licensed and executive-produced numerous documentaries for the channel such as GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN, BEAUTIFUL DARLING, PRODIGAL SONS, and JOHNNY WEIR: POP STAR ON ICE. As an independent filmmaker, she worked on documentaries and TV series for a variety of broadcasters including HBO, PBS, BBC, ARTE, Fox, and USA Network, and directed and produced two short films, LICENSE TO PLAY and BO: THE I CHING AND THE FALL OF THE TWIN TOWERS.

Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net.

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

Follow us on Twitter!
Stay abreast of DocuClub’s latest: twitter.com/docuclub.


Dean Lenoir
Thu 20 Jan 2011Link

Hey all,

If anyone is looking for an extra hand with putting together their documentary in the New York City area, I would be interested. I am new to the documentary film-making world, and would like to learn more through hands-on experience. I am willing to work for free, and ideally would like to work with a crew that likes to share knowledge about the art and craft of making documentaries.

I am currently working on my first documentary myself, on subway musicians, and I am really loving the experience so far.

If you are in need of help, or know of someone in need of help with their documentary, and are filming in the NYC area please contact me as I would love to help out!


Soudabeh Moradian
Thu 20 Jan 2011Link

To LA based members:
Screening of my documentary "Doomsday Machine" – 53 minutes
Sunday January 23, at 6:30 PM
This documentary deals with mentally disabled war veterans of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder who live in one of the permanent sanatoriums in Tehran.One of them, "Mahmoud", is under the illusion that he has built a "Doomsday Machine" which can destroy the world by pressing a button.
more about this film:
http://d-word.com/documentary/212-Doomsday-Machine

Address: Felicia Mahood Auditorium,11338 Santa Monica Blvd.LOS ANGELES, CA 90025


David Sampliner
Fri 21 Jan 2011Link

In reply to Christopher Wong's post on Tue 14 Dec 2010 :

Wish I'd seen this earlier. Any chance the offer hasn't expired? I'm shooting on film and would buy the certificate from you. David vidnick@mac.com


Barbara Rick
Mon 24 Jan 2011Link

Fully furnished Manhattan production office w/AVID editing suite available for rent. Six-workstations.. all amenities. Quiet, comfortable. Conveniently located in Union Square near all transportation. Terms negotiable. Inquiries welcome at rental@outofthebluefilms.com


Dana Perry
Wed 26 Jan 2011Link

Looking for asst editor fluent in AVID and EX3 – strong technical background a must. Part time (approx 8-10 hours/week) in Chelsea. Contact info@perryfilms.com.


Pat Aufderheide
Wed 26 Jan 2011Link

There are still some spaces available for the Center for Social Media
conference, Media That Matters. This is a heads-up for friends and
colleagues; it usually sells out, and I don’t want filmmakers, funders,
teachers and students who are thinking about it to lose out!

Feb. 10-11, 2011
Katzen Arts Center, American University in Washington, DC.
Registration $100, Students $50.
Register now!*<
http://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?EventId=1007473>
Full agenda at: <http://centerforsocialmedia.org/making-your-media
-matter/conference/2011-media-matters-promo-video#Conference%20Agenda>,

The conference will feature a keynote from Katy Chevigny, Co-founder and
Senior Director of Arts Engine and Producer of Pushing the Elephant, and
panels on how documentary filmmakers are producing media across platforms,
ethical dilemmas in environmental and wildlife filmmaking, collaboration in
filmmaking, and innovations in radio storytelling.

*New this year! Fair Use Workshop, Thursday, February 10, 2:30 pm:*

  • Fair use– the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment, under some circumstances, has saved many filmmakers money, without
    jeopardizing their own royalties. How does it work? Spend an afternoon
    learning how to make a fair use decision without a lawyer; finding out the
    latest news on employing fair use, and on DMCA exemptions that allow you to
    break encryption on a DVD; and testing out your fair use talents. Led by
    Patricia Aufderheide and legal scholar Peter Jaszi, with CSM Grad Fellow
    Katie Bieze. More
    information and registration
    <
    http://centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use/events/fair-use-workshop>.
    MTM is presented in partnership with the Media That Matters Festival, which
    is a project of Arts Engine, Inc.*

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16932185" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="">Media That Matters</a> from <a href="">Esin Ozdag</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>


Jason Hutt
Wed 26 Jan 2011Link

I'm looking for some editorial interns on a film I'm making about "Sukkah City," an architecture design/build competition and public installation that was staged in Union Square last September. My office is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn and schedule and time commitment are flexible. Need help transcribing interviews, logging, pulling selects and if it's a good fit, helping to assemble. For more information on the project, visit www.sukkahcity.com. For more info on me, www.oxbowlakefilms.com.

Thanks,
Jason


David Sampliner
Thu 27 Jan 2011Link

DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR Seeks Producing Partner and Highly Motivated Intern

I am directing a personal film on manhood in the 21st century called MY OWN MAN, shot on super- 16mm film, which was part of IFP’s Independent Film Week 2010 (for a more detailed description of the film and me, see www.myownmanthemovie.com). I have been shooting it over the last three years, and though I’m still in production, I am nearing the phase where I will begin working with an editor to shape the footage into a film. I’m looking for a PRODUCER and an INTERN to assist me through the rest of production and post-production.

JOB #1: PRODUCING PARTNER

I’m looking to find a Producer interested in forming a creative partnership with the director, as well as taking command of all the elements of finding the film financial support and an audience. The Producer should have the following qualities:

•a strong interest in the film’s subject matter
•an appreciation of the specific challenges of personal essay filmmaking
•a gifted creative collaborator
•has proven experience shepherding films through post-production and distribution
•compulsively organized, maniacally efficient, as motivated by the tedium of getting the details right as by talking through the big picture
•willing to work intermittently for deferred pay until funding comes through

If you’re interested in the position or know somebody ideally suited for the job, please don’t hesitate to write me at vidnick@mac.com, and please attach your CV.

JOB#2: INTERN

I’m also looking to find a highly motivated Intern who wants to benefit from exposure to all aspects of the filmmaking process (of a film shot on film!). The Intern will assist me and the Producer in:

•setting up and maintaining a weekly blog
•developing a social network presence for the film
•researching possible subjects for the film
•locating useful archival footage and pop culture clips
•arranging travel
•(if fluent in FCP) helping organize and prepare footage for editing

This is an unpaid position, with unlimited potential for taking on important responsibilities and receiving substantial credit, depending on the degree of enthusiasm, diligence, and initiative the person brings to the job.

If you’re interested in the position or know somebody ideally suited for the job, please don’t hesitate to write me at vidnick@mac.com, and please attach your CV.


Catherine Mattingly
Thu 27 Jan 2011Link

Panasonic DVX100 Kit for Sale (just listed on eBay with starting price of $625)

Professionally handled and maintained DVX100 with 214 hours. One owner, purchased new from B&H.

The kit includes:

- DVX100
- Remote Control
- Camera Charger / AC Adapter
- Stock Panasonic Battery CGR-D16 / 1600mah
- 2 Extended Life Batteries, 7.2v, 5600mah (produced by dvxuser.com)
- Extended Life Battery, 7.2v, 3600mah, (comparable to CGR-D320)
- Rugged, Hard Case (with foam fitted for the DVX100)

For more information or to see photos, please get in touch.


Jason Hutt
Mon 31 Jan 2011Link

Wonderful office is available for share. The office is clean and large with wood floors, high ceilings, great natural light and central air conditioning/heat. The building is safe and quiet with lots of friendly, creative neighbors on the floor: filmmakers, photographers, etc. Great location, a few blocks from either the 7th Avenue or 15th Street/Prospect Park F stops and lots of great bodegas, cafes, Prospect Park, Celebrate Brooklyn, etc.

Space is available March 1st for short or long term rental. The ideal candidate is someone who works independently or creatively and is not on the phone all day. You'd get a large work space that includes wireless internet, refrigerator and espresso/coffee machine. There is currently an oversized desk, chair and shelves for your use or you can bring your own.

Rent is negotiable, between $200-300, depending on your work schedule so please let me know what kind of work you do and your typical work week--if you have one. Photos upon request.


Dara Messinger
Mon 31 Jan 2011Link

Hey D-Worders. Here's an awesome opportunity to have your film screened in NYC!

CALL FOR ENTRIES: DCTV Presents Night Visions | Deadline Fri 3/4

Dark, quiet, harrowing, amorous, mystifying... when the lights go down, the action begins.

DCTV Presents (New York City) is excited to announce its latest call for entries. Night Visions will feature a collection of short films born of the night, submitted by you. We welcome night-themed shorts of any genre, including animation, experimental, found footage, video art, narrative comedy or drama as well as personal, political or historical docs. Make the night what you want it to be. (And as an extra thank you for submitting, you’ll receive 20% off of a DCTV Canon 7D rental, whose superior low-lighting shooting capabilities will get you in the mood.)

In our city that never sleeps, DCTV Presents Night Visions will take place the starry evening of 3/25, and the best film will win a howl-worthy prize. Details TBA.

Deadline for submissions is 3/4. For Rules, Guidelines, How to Submit and more about DCTV: http://www.dctvny.org/events/submit


Deborah Dobski
Tue 1 Feb 2011Link

We are looking to purchase a 16mm trim bin. If you know of one available in the NYC area, please let me know. Or if you have any other ideas or suggestions on how to track down an available trim bin, please pass along your thoughts. Thanks!


Lynn Cassaniti
Wed 2 Feb 2011Link Tag

You might try contacting Paul Tomasko. He has serviced Steenbecks for many years, in fact, still does. I know he has several Steenbecks and related equipment. He may have a trim bin. Tell him Lynn Cassaniti sent you.

Paul Tomasko
212-316-1920 mobile
bluebird1198@hvc.rr.com


Anna Fischer
Fri 4 Feb 2011Link

I am a Swedish filmmaker looking for anyone in New York City whom may have a PAL HDV video camera that I may use for "logging and Capturing" . My HDR-FX-7 PAL video camera just broke down in the middle of logging. I am on a deadline and desperately need to continue. Unfortunately I am all set up for working on a PAL system. I am obviously on the wrong continent ..I know!
I could also, instead use a tape-transfer-deck (but it has to be for PAL). Is there anyone out there in NYC that is working with the PAL system?
I would love to connect.
I will of course pay to rent the equipment and I would need it only for one week.
Many thanks.
Anna


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