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Barbara Rick
Mon 11 Jul 2011Link

In reply to Daniel Zana's post on Mon 11 Jul 2011 :

It's a beauty-– 2009 Mac OS X 10.6
2.4GHz Intel Core 2Duo with 2GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Asking $875


Felix Endara
Mon 11 Jul 2011Link

DocuClub in July!

Our July DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).

This month, we will screen a rough cut of Quel Souvenir by Danya Abt. In 2003, construction was completed on a pipeline that stretches a thousand kilometers from the oil fields of Chad to the beaches of Cameroon. Funded by oil giants Exxon, Chevron and Petronas, and politically insured by the World Bank, the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline was a beacon of hope to the Chadian and Cameroonian people. It promised to spread prosperity and opportunity through some of the poorest communities in the world. *Quel Souvenir* follows the path of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline to witness its lasting effects, featuring the compelling individuals who live along its path. From the fishing ports of Kribi to oil installations of Doba, the stunning diversity of the landscape through which the pipeline passes reflects the many different Africans who live with it daily. Despite their differences, the communities along the pipeline speak with one voice to ask “If the land is so rich, why are we so poor?” As the world looks increasingly to Sub-Saharan African to satisfy its thirst for oil, this timely film asks what is the human cost of this extraction, and how oil effects the struggle for survival, the fight for democracy and the dream of peace. To see a trailer, please go to: http://danyaabt.com/?p=95.

Director/Producer Danya Abt’s desire to use film to create a more just and peaceful world has driven her from her native Detroit to the bayous of Louisiana and as far as the deserts of Central Africa. Her films have been featured at the MoMa in New York, the Detroit Institute of the Arts and a variety of community gathering places to generate dialogue and inspire social change. Most recently, Abt served as Senior Video Producer for GRITtv with Laura Flanders. Her work will be included as part of PBS syndication in the fall.

Our moderator will be Chi-hui Yang, a film programmer, lecturer and writer based in New York. As a guest curator, Yang has presented film and video series at film festivals and events internationally, including the 2011 MOMA Documentary Fortnight, 2008 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (“The Age of Migration”), Seattle International Film Festival, Washington D.C. International Film Festival and Barcelona Asian Film Festival. From 2000-2010, he was the Director and Programmer of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, the largest showcase of its kind in the U.S. Yang is also the programmer of “Cinema Asian America,” a new On-Demand service offered by Comcast and currently a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture and History.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@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 7:30 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

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


Jon Fordham
Wed 13 Jul 2011Link

NAVIGATING HD POST

New dates for the next seminars.

August 1 and August 8, 7 to 10 pm

Do you really understand HD? What CODEC should you be working in? What's the difference between HDV and HDCam?

Whether you are an editor, assistant editor, post production supervisor, producer or director,
improving your ability to navigate your offline and online edit using HD technology is important. We can help.
Go into the edit suite with an upgraded and refined understanding of the process and the technology.
Avoid expensive mistakes at the online. Finish your project on time.

Jon Fordham and Evan Anthony have designed a three-hour seminar that will answer your questions, address your concerns and enhance your entire post experience, whether you are working with AVID, Final Cut or whatever will take Final Cut's place.

The seminar will examine the following topics:
Sequence settings, frame rates, frame size, CODECs, file-based footage and AMA (P2, XDCam, RED), the difference between 1080i, 1080p and 720p, HD versus SD and more.

With over 40 years combined experience as online editors and colorists Jon and Evan's documentary work includes an Academy Award, 4 other Oscar nominations, is regularly represented in major film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Toronto, Hot Docs, South by Southwest, Silver Docs and others. Their documentary work is also regularly seen on HBO, PBS, ABC, CBS, NAT GEO and virtually every other cable outlet for documentaries.

Jon and Evan can also tailor the course to meet your specific needs.

A better grasp of the technology will empower you.

For more information or to schedule your seminar contact:
Jon: Jonf at framerunner.com
Evan: Evan at framerunner.com

Fee: $240 (Negociable)

Please share this whomever you think might be interested.

Thank you.


Melissa Silvestri
Thu 14 Jul 2011Link

I am interested in transcribing audio interviews for anybody. I worked for Filmmaker Magazine, and have a lot of experience in transcribing interviews that ran anywhere from 10 minutes to nearly two hours. I am very astute, and would transcribe it all, then listen to it again to catch anything that slipped by me. My fee would be $2 a minute, so if the interview is 30 minutes, it would be $60. However, I am open to negotiations.

Please let me know if there is anything you need to be transcribed and would like my services.

Edited Thu 14 Jul 2011 by Melissa Silvestri

Karen Bernstein
Mon 18 Jul 2011Link

Hello. Fixing The Future, broadcast last November on PBS, is now expanding the story to a theatric length. We are documenting a story this week in Baltimore, MD and need a local Production Assistant to assist at $150/ day plus expenses. Nothing too complicated; some driving, navigation and meal time advice. Driver's license is a necessity. Please write, karen@bernsteindocumentary.com, or telephone, 917-856-2027.


Joshua Z Weinstein
Mon 18 Jul 2011Link

Great Doc Camera, Panasonic HPX 170 (Mint) Complete kit w/original box – $2693

Looking to sell my panasonic hpx170 (mint condition) in original box with all manuals, a 32 gig and 16 gig p2 card, two large batteries, and a Tiffen UV filter . Finished shooting my new documentary on it, and don't need the camera any more Would also be willing to offer the camera as part of a trade for wireless sound gear and/or manual still photo lens.

See Full Craigslist add:
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/pho/2488650056.html


Rob Rooy
Mon 18 Jul 2011Link

On very short notice, I need an intern or production/technical assistant in the Boston area – this Wednesday and Friday, from noon till 4 pm each day, at the MIT Media Lab. Main duty will be to watch over a locked-off camera position – and reframe occasionally if the staging warrants it. So a modicum of tech experience is a plus. 240.446.5317


Aaron Soffin
Wed 20 Jul 2011Link

I'm producing a shoot on July 30th in NYC. We already have two Sony Z7Us that we'll be shooting with, and we're looking to hire a person with a Z7U to be the third camera, or just rent the camera. Anyone have a Z7U still or know someone who does?


Andrew McKay
Wed 20 Jul 2011Link

Good People of the D-

I'm in the process of finishing my first feature doc, about a memorial run across America (http://www.filmforthefallen.com) – but I am posting today because I'm looking for assistant editing work, in an effort to build for the future and pay the bills. I've been Apple-certified in FCP7, but more importantly I'm a hard worker and eager to learn. I worked at Miramax for several years, and before that assisted D-Word co-host, Doug Block, while he was making "51 Birch Street".

I'd love to talk to anyone and everyone about any openings or leads of which you may be aware, in the NYC area. The humble beginnings of my reel can be found here: http://vimeo.com/user7458495/videos. My email is ajmck08 [at] gmail [dot] com; phone is 646.662.0565.

Thanks very much,

Andrew


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 21 Jul 2011Link

Docs In Progress has two programs in Washington DC tonight and tomorrow...

Thursday: Documentary Appreciation Salon
at Modern Times Coffeehouse (Politics & Prose Bookstore)
"Documentary Film Legacy on Reality TV"
This salon series brings together filmmakers and documentary film aficionados to discuss and debate great issues in documentary cinema. Each salon will focus around a particular sub-genre of documentary and use clips from documentary films and questions from the moderator to spur reflection and discussion. This salon's topic will focus on how documentary has influenced and is influenced by "reality" television. Now an almost default setting for mainstream entertainment, Reality TV emerged in the early 1970s as a highly experimental and controversial mode of documentary expression. This salon focuses on Reality TV’s intersections with different trends in documentary filmmaking, how the mode has shifted over the past four decades, and its current place in the broadcast industry. Groundbreaking programs such as PBS’s An American Family (1973) will be central to the discussion. We are pleased to welcome guest facilitator, Josh Glick. He is a PhD candidate at Yale University in the departments of Film Studies and American Studies. His research and teaching interests are focused on the history and theory of American documentary film, Hollywood, and race and representation in popular media.
WHEN? Thursday, July 21 from 7:30-9:30 pm
WHERE? Modern Times Coffeehouse at Politics & Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC 20008)
FEE? This is a free program. We encourage you to purchase delicious food or drink from our sponsor, Modern Times Coffeehouse.
Seating is limited so we recommend you RSVP through this link.

Friday: Documentary Work-in-Progress Screening
at The Documentary Center at the George Washington University
Screening of Beth Murphy's THE LIST

Now in its seventh year, the Docs In Progress work-in-progress screenings provide an opportunity for local and visiting documentary filmmakers to screen their rough cuts to a general audience and get valuable feedback. Facilitators from Docs In Progress moderate a feedback session with the audience after the screening. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film. The next film to be screened is Beth Murphy's The List. The film follows Kirk Johnson who, after leading reconstruction teams for the U.S. government in Iraq, returns home only to discover that his Iraqi friends and colleagues are being killed, kidnapped or forced into exile by radical militias... all because they worked for the United States trying to help rebuild their country. Stunned by fear-mongering and stagnating bureaucracy that prevents these Iraqis from being rescued, Kirk begins compiling a list of these allies and, one by one, helps them find refuge and a new life in America.
This program is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
WHEN? Friday, July 22 from 7:00-9:30 pm
WHERE? George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st Street, NW – Room 309 Washington DC 20052)
FEE? $10 suggested donation. Cash only at the door. No advance tickets or RSVPs.

More info on both programs at http://www.docsinprogress.org


Joshua Seftel
Thu 21 Jul 2011Link

We have an offline suite available for the foreseeable future. System is running software-based Avid Media Composer 5. Your rental includes access to our assistant editorial staff to handle technical issues, room rental, access to phones and internet, cleaning, utilities and common amenities. We are flexible on length of rental and start/end dates. If you'd like more information or to request a quote, I can be reached seftelproductions@gmail.com.


Karen Bernstein
Sat 23 Jul 2011Link

OK, same project (Fixing The Future) is now looking for field sound recordists in the Philadelphia/ Chester, Pennsylvania area. Any recommendations?


Soudabeh Moradian
Sat 23 Jul 2011Link

I am selling my Sony HVR-Z5U HDV Camcorder with Tripod. It is in great condition and has very low hours. It's also upgraded to include both NTSC and PAL system.If you are interested, email me with any questions.
soudmore(at)gmail(dot)com


Robert Bahar
Sun 24 Jul 2011Link

In reply to Karen Bernstein's post on Sat 23 Jul 2011 :

Hi Karen, Unfortunately I don't have sound recordist recommendations, but the first documentary I ever made (Laid to Waste ) was about Chester, PA, so I'm intrigued to learn more about your current project if you're interested in sharing...


Dièry Prudent
Sun 24 Jul 2011Link

Seeking Camera/Sound Tech for Doc Shoot in Brighton, England August 2, 2011

I'm asking for some help locating a skilled videographer with a decent light/camera/sound kit. I'm in search of a pro who'd be willing to shoot this interview on a deferred payment basis. Shooting/sound credit assured.

The job consists of framing, lighting and sound-recording an hour-long interview on location at the manager's home. The whole job, from setup to strike, can be completed within 2 hours. Can someone please help me locate a jazz-loving professional camera/sound/lights artist who would be up to the task?

If so, they may call me directly anytime at +1 917.975.5940

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best wishes to all,

Dièry Prudent, producer
"Moody's Mood for Love: the Story of a Song"
www.moodyfilm.wordpress.com
+1 917 975 5940


Christoph Gelfand
Mon 25 Jul 2011Link

For sale: Portable Sound Booth

Link to ebay listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180699225553

Would love to avoid ebay fees and sell apart from ebay. Great for VO or ADR, etc... just don't have a need for it anymore.


Suzanne Hillinger
Tue 26 Jul 2011Link

Hello D-Worders,

I'm seeking two DPs for a documentary shoot in Washington DC for this Saturday and Sunday (7/30 & 7/31). The right people should be experienced in shooting fly-on-the-wall verite footage as well as candid interviews. Canon 7Ds, Canon 5D Mark IIs, Panasonic AF100s, or equivalent cameras are all of interest. DPs should also have a simple sound kit (ie. Zoom recorder for DSLRs, wireless lavs, shotgun mic, tripod). If you're interested or can recommend some good folks, please email me at: suzanne@flickerflacker.com

Thanks!
Suzanne


Miranda Yousef
Thu 28 Jul 2011Link

Hi D-Worders,

If you or someone you know are looking for an LA-based editor, I have just locked picture on my last project and am available for work!

My last film, TROUBADOURS, played Sundance in competition, and was recently nominated for an Emmy after premiering on PBS's "American Masters."

Please contact me at edit<at>mirandayousef<dot>com if you'd like to see my reel/resume. Thanks!


Andrea Feder
Wed 3 Aug 2011Link

Hello Montreal D-Worders. You can find an offer for DOC Circuit, the only north-american bilingual market, in the hidden section. Would love to have another D-worder on our team.

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Dean Hamer
Sat 6 Aug 2011Link

PAID INTERn POSITION FOR DOCUMENTARY-BASED SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN – in Washington DC

The OUT IN THE SILENCE Campaign, an Emmy Award-winning documentary film and social activism project, is looking for a creative, highly-motivated, social media networking guru to help promote a new national Award for Youth Activism. (Learn more about the film campaign and youth award at: http://wpsu.org/outinthesilence/award)

The ideal candidate for this unique opportunity will be passionate about LGBT rights, savvy and experienced in the use of social media for cause-related marketing and promotion, and diligent in accomplishing tasks both large and small associated with such efforts.

Scope-of-Work: With guidance from campaign directors, the intern will identify and compile database of target contacts (national LGBT, youth service, safe schools, civil rights, and other networks, as well as school, campus, and community groups) and conduct email-based outreach effort to announce the Youth Activism Award contest. Additional outreach and promotion via Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other online networking sites will be critical – aimed at creating buzz about the youth activism award and getting news about it to "go viral."

The goal: To get as many groups as possible across the country to participate in the October contest by 'registering' to do an event on their campus or in their school or community.

Compensation: Initial stipend of $500, plus bonus incentive $$ for total number of registrations achieved – (details provided to qualified applicants). Additional stipend available for packing & mailing award contest materials to registered participants.

Send qualifications, a statement of commitment to the cause, and a brief proposal about how you would accomplish the project goals to
JOE WILSON: qwavesjoe@yahoo.com

Location: District of Columbia
Compensation: Base stipend of $500, plus bonus incentive $$ for bench-marked success


Jon Fordham
Sun 7 Aug 2011Link

Two last minute spots available for tomorrow's (August 8) HD for Post Seminar (see earlier posts)

contact jonf at framerunner.com for more info. Thanks.

New seminars coming later in August.


Nadia Awad
Tue 9 Aug 2011Link

In reply to Jon Fordham's post on Wed 13 Jul 2011 :

I had the privilege of taking Jon Fordham's seminar this evening and wanted to comment on it for those considering taking it.

I highly recommend taking it and feel that I learned a tremendous amount in a very short time. Jon and Evan were extremely detailed, thorough, and generous in their answers and explanations. We covered a wide arrange of topics, including post workflows for DSLR cameras, numerous codecs/formats and their specific limitations, preparing media for maximum usage and distribution (and not simply one function/outlet) as well as general media management-related topics at each stage of production.

Although the description outlines the topics that Jon and Evan (who also ran the seminar as well) covered, I was also asked ahead of time if I had particular postproduction workflow questions. I spoke on the phone with Evan and described the parameters of two ambitious projects that I have coming up in January.

I was very excited when I came in when I learned he had consulted several colleagues and had detailed information specific to my situation that was incredibly helpful and illuminating.

It is clear that both Jon and Evan are very excited about what they do and this definitely comes across in how they present material and respond to questions.

I have taken several other postproduction workshops in the past year on various topics and of varying quality, but this was one of the rare workshops that pushed away from the sort of Procrustean approach to technical aspects of filmmaking and postproduction.

I have also made a big effort to learn FCP more thoroughly as well as Avid and Premier (as several projects have required Premier) and this workshop definitely built on that knowledge and provided a deeper, much more nuanced understanding of concepts I thought I knew.

I can imagine that more seasoned postproduction professionals would benefit even more out of this workshop with Jon because of the his and Evan's breadth of experience and willingness to engage with a project's specific demands.

Thanks again Jon!


Jennifer Schmidt
Tue 9 Aug 2011Link

INTERN POSITION FOR DOCUMENTARY OUTREACH AND DISTRIBUTION

"Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?" is a documentary in the final phases of post production that investigates the roots of the current economic crisis, and the ongoing assault on working people in the United States. With clear, fact-based storytelling, "Heist" exposes the systemic, forty year corporate attack that has shattered America’s economy through deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs and tax policies favoring businesses and the very wealthy. Co-directed by Berkeley filmmaker Donald Goldmacher, the film is swiftly being edited for festival screenings in the Fall, and outreach and distribution in 2011 and 2012.

The ideal candidate for this unique opportunity will be interested in documentary film, and passionate about economic, social and environmental justice with experience in social media, community organizing and/or marketing and promotion. We ask for a 5-10 hr/week commitment for the next three months. This is an opportunity to learn firsthand about "hybrid" distribution strategies for important, social action oriented documentaries.

Scope-of-Work: With guidance from producers, the intern will help build strategic alliances by researching and contacting organizations doing critical work in the field; help build contact and email lists; assist in IndieGoGo fundraising campaign; promote the project via blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other online networking sites to help us create a buzz about "Heist"; and assist producers in developing outreach and distribution plans. The goal with the film is to help audiences understand the underpinnings of the country's economic problems and demonstrate what everyday Americans can do to make a difference.

Compensation: Unpaid internship initially with the opportunity to grow into role as project builds.

Send resume, a brief cover letter with relevant experience and interest in the cause to: Jennifer Schmidt at Bellafour@gmail.com

Location: San Francisco but work can be done remotely for right candidate.

Thank you for your interest!


Lani Simeona
Tue 9 Aug 2011Link

FULL FRAME'S 2012 NEW DOCS CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS AUGUST 15

Full Frame exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in various categories. By completing the online application, you will be submitting to NEW DOCS, the festival’s competitive program which includes films completed in the last two years. In 2011, 66 films were selected for NEW DOCS from 1200 entries. NEW DOCS are eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2011 festival offered 9 awards, with prizes totaling over $50,000 in cash and services. The 2012 festival will take place Thursday, April 12, through Sunday, April 15.

Regular Deadline: October 15, 2011 ($40)
Late Deadline: November 30, 2011 ($60)

Please visit our website for submission guidelines and requirements. (http://www.fullframefest.org/submit.php)


Garret Savage
Thu 11 Aug 2011Link

OPEN CALL FOR THE 2012 KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP

The fellowship is designed to help emerging editors in both doc and fiction by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations.

If you've edited at least one feature film (over 60 minutes) and are based in the US, we'd love for you to consider applying.

Deadline: September. 30, 2012 (earlier than last year)

Our 2011 Fellow, Erin Casper, has had an amazing past few months as she's attended the SXSW and IFFB film festivals, both ACE EditFests in New York and Los Angeles, met with editors Jean Tsien and Geof Bartz for career and craft advice, and received a shipment of books and DVDs from Powell's. Her first doc feature, "Our School," is showing at film festivals around the world. Lately she's been working with Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady on a new doc project. She's written about some of these experiences in blog entries on our site: http://www.karenschmeer.com/index.php/Blog/ More posts to come soon.

In addition to our continuing partnerships with ACE, Manhattan Edit Workshop, SXSW, IFFB, Stranger than Fiction, and Docuclub, we’ve added a $1000 cash award and a new partnership with Rooftop Films.

The website has all the info:

http://www.karenschmeer.com/

Press release in the Hidden Section.

Twitter @karenschmeerFEF
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KarenSchmeerFEF

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