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
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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?
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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,
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK, same project (Fixing The Future) is now looking for field sound recordists in the Philadelphia/ Chester, Pennsylvania area. Any recommendations?
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.
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"
+1 917 975 5940
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.
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: email@example.com
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!
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.
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 $$ for total number of registrations achieved – (details provided to qualified applicants). Additional stipend available for packing & mailing award contest materials to registered participants.
Send qualifications, a statement of commitment to the cause, and a brief proposal about how you would accomplish the project goals to
JOE WILSON: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: District of Columbia
Compensation: Base stipend of $500, plus bonus incentive $$ for bench-marked success
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.
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!
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!
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)
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:
Press release in the Hidden Section.
PORTUGUESE TRANSLATOR NEEDED!
Coalition Film and CABULA6 in New York editing a feature documentary about Death Metal musicians in Angola organizing the first ever national rock concert. The footage is beautiful. The stories are fascinating. The music is awesome. And we have a world class post-production team assembled. It has every possibility of being a great film. The film is all in Portuguese. We need a number of TRANSLATORS to work on this project as we are currently in the editing process– this
We are in desperate need of TRANSLATORS. PORTUGUESE TRANSLATOR NEEDED! You can contact me at email@example.com
War ravaged and potentially the richest country in Africa, Angola is the epicenter of the African hardcore music scene. Sonia Ferreira and Wilker Flores live and breath rock and roll. They run and live in the Okutiuka orphanage in Huambo, Angola and have a dream. They are going to mount the first ever national rock concert, bringing together for the first time the best and the brightest in Angolan hardcore death metal, thrash metal and melodic deathcore. The site will be Huambo – the town most devastated during the war. Their shared dream is to pick up the pieces, reverse the ruinations of the past and lay down roots for the future, providing home and family for the burgeoning community rockers, much in the way they have provided refuge and continuity for the orphans of war they live and work with.
In a country where only 20% of the population have access to internet, radio and television they have their work cut out for them. But regardless of the obstacle, the drive is strong enough to overcome almost anything. As Wilker and Sonia explain, for them Rock is about "poetry, love and joy. It innovates and opens minds. It speaks about the fallacies of war and opposes cruelty, it pulls things out of our souls that we never knew were there. Rock is a form of expression that enables us to remove all the debris and our suffering from all the years of war. We are at the beginning of a great story. 10, 20 years from now people are going to tell this story. They'll look at us and and say, 'hey, you're one of the people who inspired rock, who inspired all of us here now, who love rock and play rock.'" So they set out on their quest to mobilize the loudest most powerful bands they can find to jointly and joyously scream into the night.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
These are beautiful: Check out some of the stills @
Call for Entries / Upcoming Deadline Aug. 17: Paley Center for Media $5,000 Documentary Pitch Workshop
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 regular entry deadline is Wednesday, August 17.
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.
Regular deadline is August 17, with entry fees going up for subsequent deadlines.
RFP FOR THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
The Nature Conservancy is looking for an individual or firm to create a series of branded video documentaries that showcase some of our most important conservation work in California.
If you think you might be interested in this project, please take a look at the attached RFP.
Here is the summary:
The Nature Conservancy seeks to hire an individual or firm to create a series of five to six branded documentaries about the California program’s key conservation priorities. The purpose of the films is to inspire major financial investment by current and prospective donors, including large and sophisticated foundations. Each film should tell a story about that individual priority. We expect each film to be approximately three minutes in length, feature video of beautiful natural areas and include interviews with key stakeholders.
All proposal responses must be received electronically by September 9, 2011, 5 p.m. Pacific to: Nancy Crowley at ncrowley(at)tnc(dot)org. Additional materials can be mailed to Nancy Crowley, The Nature Conservancy, 201 Mission Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Nancy, I added the (at) and (dot) to your email address. The Public Classifieds are open to search engines so we don't recommend anyone put their @ and .
Looking for a DP with a camera (preferably EX3) in Denver, Colorado for a half day shoot for a low budget doc. Please email me, jill(at)jillmorley(dot)com (Thanks for the reminder, Doug!)
Production Board or Production Strip Board
15" 4-panel Film Production Board, black leather exterior
Open measures: 16 ½”H x 41 1/2"W x 1 ¼” D
Closed measures: 16 ½” H x 10 ¼”W x 1 ¼” D
This 4-panel strip board is designed for a commercial shoot. The panels have a shallow pocket along the top and bottom to hold the Cast Header and Colored Strips.
A traditional film production board or production strip board is a cardboard chart holding color-coded strips of paper, each containing information about a scene in the script. The strips, called production strips, can then be rearranged and laid out sequentially to represent the scene order that the Assistant Director (AD) will schedule the film. The sequential order of the production board will be in perfect sync with the shooting.
Strips are available at: http://filmproductionworkshops.com/film_resources/film_production_strip_boards.html
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