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Niki Bhattacharya
Mon 3 Oct 2011Link

For anyone who has considered an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking we are hosting an Information Session on November 5th at 2pm in the MFA Social Documentary Filmmaking department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC (136 W 21st street, ground floor). This event will provide a clear sense of what the SocDoc program is all about and will feature faculty, staff, current student and alumni presentations followed by a Q&A session, department tour and a mixer hour.

More about the program: www.mfasocdoc.sva.edu

Please register online here: http://www.sva.edu/GradInfoSessions/


Elisabeth James
Tue 4 Oct 2011Link

I'm looking for an assistant for about 10 hours of work per week in my Durham, NC based office. It is a paid gig. Ideal candidate will have excellent research and computer skills (including really basic FCP familiarity), a can-do attitude, an outgoing personality and will believe that no job it too big or too small.....

The assistant will be working directly with me on my new hybrid documentary, Lucy: A Portrait. Tasks will be as varied as archival research, casting assistance, office organization and management, hands-on help during shoots, location/prop scouting and keeping me generally sane by helping with whatever comes up day to day.

I will consider working with graduate students or highly motivated undergrads. Must have car.

Position is for 3-6 months.

Please e-mail me your qualifications and/or resume. biz(at)thornapplefilms(dot)com

Thanks!


Chandler Griffin
Tue 4 Oct 2011Link

Two-Week Documentary Workshop – Mississippi Delta – February 2012
Dates: February 12th – 26th, 2012

This two-week HD workshop runs twice a year in the heart of the Mississippi Delta and is designed for those who want to learn documentary filmmaking top to bottom in an intensive setting.
Past participants have included new and established filmmakers, writers, journalists, artists, photographers, graphic designers, theater actors and directors, musicians, educators and non profit organizations. Previous experience with filmmaking is NOT required. Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll. Photojournalists and print journalists who are looking to make the move to video journalism should strongly consider this workshop.

Students learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HD cameras, archives, compact lighting methods, wireless mics, how to structure and weave the story and how to edit in the field with Final Cut Pro.

To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at www.barefootworkshops.org.

This is one of many workshops that Barefoot is hosting in 2012. In addition to the Documentary Filmmaking in The Mississippi Delta, check out our website to learn more about our Photo and Editing workshops in the Mississippi Delta along with more documentary workshops in Marfa, Texas and Cape Town, South Africa.

You can view examples of work here:
http://www.barefootworkshops.org/alumni_gallery/alumni_gallery.html

Homepage: www.barefootworkshops.org
Contact: info(at)barefootworkshops.org
Tuition: $2,339.00 (includes tuition and meals. Housing not included)

Instructors: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast & Edward Symes

Past Equipment Sponsors: Apple, Canon, Lowepro, GoPro, Tekserve, B&H, Bogen, Gitzo, Kata, Tiffen, Sennheiser, Glyph, G-Tech, Litepanels, Anton Bauer, Lowel, D&M Professional
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Other documentary workshops we offer:

January 8th – 28th, 2012
3-Week Documentary – Cape Town, South Africa
Instructor: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast & Edward Symes
Tuition: $3,850.00 (housing not included)

March, 2012
2-Week Documentary In MARFA, TEXAS
Instructor: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast
Tuition: $2,339.00 (housing not included)

Contact: info(at)barefootworkshops.org

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501(c)3, founded in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking. We assist organizations and individuals to use media, music and the arts, to accelerate progress and program goals in areas such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, resettlement, youth empowerment, civil rights, and democracy building. We have worked with partners as diverse as UNESCO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, The U.S. State Department and The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), to pioneer new formats and “media templates” that reinforce citizen-led, community-owned solutions to these challenges.

The main goal of Barefoot Workshops is to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to use the latest and most sophisticated equipment while having a foundation that allows a person to create beautiful images and story, regardless of the tools. At Barefoot, growing and learning as a filmmaker means growing and learning as an individual.

Edited Tue 4 Oct 2011 by Chandler Griffin

Marj Safinia
Thu 6 Oct 2011Link

Los Angeles, October 15th. IDA is hosting an all-day Focus on Funding seminar with fantastic panelists including Morrie Warshawski, and folks from Tribeca, Sundance, CCH, Fledgling Fund and Catapult Film Fund. There will be opportunities to have small roundtable lunches with the different funders, and to learn from the master of fundraising, Morrie Warshawski himself. You can sign up for all or part of the day. More information at: http://doc-u-oct-15.eventbrite.com/


Todd Lillethun
Thu 6 Oct 2011Link

Swimming Safely in Treacherous Waters: Attorney Michael Donaldson Answers Your Pesky Legal Questions

Monday October 24, 7 – 9:30 pm
at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St.
Cost: $10 for IFP and Chicago Filmmakers members/ $12 for all others
IFP-Chicago, Kartemquin Films, The Kindling Group, and Chicago Filmmakers welcome entertainment attorney and author Michael Donaldson.

Copyright law can pose serious barriers and liabilities for any production. Learn how to navigate a swarm of legal issues without putting yourself or your film at risk! Michael Donaldson is an internationally recognized attorney and specialist on copyright law, and will be making a rare Chicago appearance to share practical advice for independent filmmakers. Topics include: fair use, hidden cameras, public domain, privacy, contracts, and a wide range of intellectual property issues. This workshop is highly recommended for both documentary and narrative filmmakers, and deeply relevant for remix work, reality TV, web series, interactive, experimental films, and a range of new media.

http://chicagofilmmakers.org/cf/content/swimming-safely-treacherous-waters-attorney-michael-donaldson-answers-your-pesky-legal-quest


John Burgan
Thu 6 Oct 2011Link

Note to "Chicago Filmmakers" – welcome to The D-Word, but as the registration FAQ clearly states, you can only join The D-Word as an individual, not as a couple, company or institution. Please login at the first opportunity and update your profile to prevent its deletion – thanks.


Brent E. Huffman
Fri 7 Oct 2011Link

I am looking for a Dari and Pashto translator in the Chicago area.

This is the project I am directing:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Buddhas-of-Aynak/134054606683556?created&sk=page_getting_started

Please contact me at:
brent(at)germancamera(dot)com


Thomas Lennon
Tue 11 Oct 2011Link

Do you know MANDARIN? I am looking for an assistant editor or junior editor who reads and understands Mandarin and is comfortable with Final Cut Pro. Paid assignment, full or part-time.

please write to TL@thomaslennonfilms.com

Thomas Lennon
Co-Founder
Chang Ai Media Project
www.campfilms.org


John Burgan
Tue 11 Oct 2011Link

Thomas – presume this is in NYC – as we mention above, always helps to spell out the location.


Jonathan Vogel
Wed 12 Oct 2011Link

2012 TALKING PICTURES FESTIVAL – CALL FOR ENTRIES

Now entering its fourth year, The 2012 Talking Pictures Festival invites independent filmmakers to submit their new films. The festival takes place in Spring 2012 in Evanston, IL and attracts filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area.

What we're looking for...
We seek films that are thought-provoking, intriguing, entertaining, vibrant, authentic, artful and informative. From dramatic films to hard-hitting documentaries, comedic shorts, animation or experimental films, we invite independent filmmakers to send us their work for consideration. All genres, styles, lengths and both film and video entries welcome! Cash awards for winning entries.

Connecting with the audience...
True to its name, screenings at The Talking Pictures Festival foster a lively dialogue between filmmakers and audience members and get the community involved. If you made a film with real impact, this is the place to show it.

"Early Bird" DEADLINE: October 31, 2011
Regular DEADLINE: November 23, 2011
Late DEADLINE: December 5, 2011

Entry form and more info at: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org

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

Questions? Please contact us at: 847.371.2804 or filmvideoforum@yahoo.com


Kathy Barbini
Wed 12 Oct 2011Link

Looking for an assistant proficient at doing the footwork to get our film and info on all online sites like Distrify, and general internet marketing.


Laura Perlman
Wed 12 Oct 2011Link

A belated thanks to all of you for your warm welcomes and thanks for the info about the Betty Carter doc.
If you are looking for a composer feel free to contact me.
website: lauraperlman.net
email: ljperl@earthlink.net
Best to all,
Laura


Anne Pollack
Fri 14 Oct 2011Link Tag

Greetings,

I am available for film-scoring...

www.AnnePollackProductions.com

And reachable at: music@AnnePollackProducitons.com

thanks,
Anne


Nick Ravich
Fri 14 Oct 2011Link

Hello-
Looking for professional audio (for video production) workshop/classes in the New York area. Ideal would be something slanted towards documentary field recording, esp for HDSLR workflow, for someone with basic audio operating experience. So not for a total novice, but someone who learned on the job and so doesn't have a very good handle on the fundamental whats/whys/hows.
I know about DCTV in Chinatown. Any other suggestions would be great.
Thanks, Nick.


John Burgan
Sat 15 Oct 2011Link

Folks new to The D-Word – you don't need to sign your name at the bottom of your posts – it's there already as part of your profile.


Thomas Lennon
Sun 16 Oct 2011Link

In reply to Thomas Lennon's post on Tue 11 Oct 2011 :

To clarify: the gig listed above, for an Asistant Editor / Jr. Editor who reads and understands Mandarin, is in New York City


Corinne van der Borch
Wed 19 Oct 2011Link

I'd love to let you know about the most exciting thing happening right now in my career- my documentary 'Girl with Black Balloons' about the oldest resident of the Chelsea Hotel will have a US premiere on Sunday Nov 6th and Mon Nov 7th @DOCNYCfestival. I hope to see you there. For tickets http://www.docnyc.net/film/girl-with-black-balloons/


Doug Block
Wed 19 Oct 2011Link

Very exciting news indeed, Corinne, and much congrats. But next time you should post something like this in the Shameless Self-Promotion topic. Just to show we have no hard feelings, and to celebrate your success, free drinks for you today in the Bar & Grill.

Edited Wed 19 Oct 2011 by Doug Block

Roberto S. Oregel
Thu 20 Oct 2011Link

Good Morning :
Hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to ask you for a huge favor...I've entered my doc, Eloy Take Two into a festival...It needs votes to be screened...Can you be most kind to share the link and paragraph below with your fbook friends and Help get this film screened........Thank you so much!! rso

Here's the Paragraph and link...Please share both Gracias!:
(feel free to change the paragraph if you like or leave as is)

My Friend's documentary, ELOY TAKE TWO, featuring Chicano artist, ELOY TORREZ and CHEECH MARIN has been entered into the ArcLight film festival. The film who's Trailer receives the most "likes" on the YouTube link will be accepted into the festival. Please take a moment to visit the link and click "Like" on the YOUTUBE page. Vote for Eloy Take Two!! Thank you!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnIINtW5tdQ&list=LLb9VJ2REqJVm0DnBfoDw8Pw&index=1


Sara Nodjoumi
Thu 20 Oct 2011Link

Partner Pictures is looking for a few people good people to join forces with. We are about to complete a Middle-Eastern-themed film directed by an award-winning filmmaker, assembled by an editor whose previous films have received an Academy Award and multiple other honors, and executive produced by a co-producer whose films have been nominated for an Academy Award and won multiple other honors. Although the film was produced on a shoe-string budget, it was finished by one of Europe's premier post-production facilities with a distinctly high-end color correction and superb sound-design.

The ideal candidates are extremely talented and hard working, dedicated and understands this pro bono work as a unique opportunity to branch or expand into the world of high-quality independent film.

Please apply only if you are extremely professional, hard-working and can demonstrate your track record via online portfolio.

Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.

http://www.partnerpictures.com

Apply to: Sara Nodjoumi snodjoumi21 (at) gmail (dot) com

Here are the positions we're looking to fill:

TRAILER EDITOR: Ideal candidate can create an emotional and extremely engaging reel for an independent feature documentary that is preparing for its world premiere.

GRANT RESEARCHER/FUNDRAISER: The ideal candidate is extremely good at researching grant opportunities for a film that touches upon human rights, current affairs, sports, politics, religion, travel, feminism and other elements.

OUTREACH/SOCIAL NETWORKING COORDINATOR: The ideal candidate is extremely good at building and nurturing the widest possible audience for this film, draw traffic to the film's website, and create maximum visibility for the film through social media and other avenues.

WEB DESIGNER: We are looking for an outstanding web designer to produce a visually unique, efficient and easy-to-update website for an independent feature documentary that is preparing for its world premiere at a major international film festival.


Donald Goldmacher
Thu 20 Oct 2011Link

Do any of you have Occupy footage shot outside the US that you would be willing to share? Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? just sold out 3 screenings at the Mill Valley Film Festival and we urgently need HD quality footage of Occupy groups in other countries. Please email asap.
donald.goldmacher@gmail.com
www.Heist-themovie.com

Edited Thu 20 Oct 2011 by Donald Goldmacher

Michael B. McGee
Mon 24 Oct 2011Link

Hello,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. My years of working in still photography gave me an extensive understanding of lighting and composition which I've segued into my cinematography. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.

thanks for your time,
Mike


Felix Endara
Mon 24 Oct 2011Link

DocuClub in November!

Our November DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).

This month, we will screen a rough cut of Brasslands by the Meerkat Media Collective. Once a year, a tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as half a million fans descend upon Guča, the world’s largest trumpet competition. On the 50th anniversary of the festival, an unlikely American brass band undertakes a journey to the source of their inspiration, barely a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. The citizens of Guča prepare for the oncoming hordes with a mix of national pride and nervous energy. The older generation has lived through world war, socialist rule, national fragmentation, and ethnic cleansing – all of which has given way to a festival at the center of a evolving national identity. Middle-aged business owners hope to capitalize on a growing festival and huge influx of cash. The youngest watch the best trumpeters in the world play their country’s traditional music; some yearn to play on that stage, while others throw on their headphones to pump Metallica and Lady Gaga. Brasslands explores the moment when cultural appropriation confronts its origin – in this war-scarred landscape, disparate societies find common ground in a joyous, deeply transcendent music that leaves no ear unaffected. For more info about the film, and to preview a trailer, go to: http://brasslands.com/mkm-collective.

Meerkat Media Collective is a self-organized community of media makers committed to creating innovative and thought-provoking films through shared authorship. Since 2005, they have produced and distributed over twenty short films and two features. Their first feature documentary, Stages (2010), won Best Documentary and Audience Award at the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival. Work of the production team of more than fifteen meerkats behind Brasslands has been broadcast on PBS, HBO, The Discovery Channel, ESPN, MTV and Arté; streamed online via Time Magazine and The Onion News Network; and featured at festivals internationally, including Cannes, Silverdocs, Nashville Film Festival, Media that Matters, Locarno Film Festival and Sheffield Doc Fest. Learn more at meerkatmedia.org.

Our moderator will be filmmaker Kelly Anderson. She is an award-winning independent producer and director of documentary and narrative films. Her most recent production is Never Enough, a documentary about American’s relationship with their material possessions, which won an Artistic Excellence award at the 2010 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Other recent directing work includes Someplace Like Home, a documentary about the redevelopment of Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, which she made for FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality). In 2004, Anderson produced and directed (with Tami Gold) and edited Every Mother's Son, a documentary for ITVS about mothers whose children have been killed by police officers and who have become national spokespeople on the issue of police brutality. Every Mother's Son premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, and had its broadcast premiere on PBS’s P.O.V. series. Gold and Anderson also made Making a Killing, a half-hour documentary that addresses the marketing practices of the tobacco industry in the developing world. Making a Killing premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, was screened for delegates at the World Health Organization and aired on television in Nigeria, Serbia, Lagos and Vietnam. In 2000, Anderson completed Shift, a one-hour drama for ITVS about the volatile relationship between a North Carolina waitress and a telemarketing prison inmate, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and aired on many PBS stations. Her other documentaries include Out at Work (with Tami Gold), which was screened at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and was shown on HBO. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College in New York City. Learn more about her films at: www.andersongoldfilms.com.

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 7:15 p.m.

Our last DocuClub of the year is confirmed for December 14. Save the Date!

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.


Gregg Schwenk
Mon 24 Oct 2011Link

2012 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL EARLY BIRD DEADLINE OCT 28!

The Newport Beach Film Festival Early Bird Deadline is approaching! Submit
your film now to be part of the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival!

The 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films
from over 47 different countries, including feature length narrative,
documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a
series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards.

In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, an
industry seminar series, spotlights, and question and answer sessions with
filmmakers.

*Receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:

OCTOBER 28

FEATURES: $40

SHORTS: $35

The 2012 festival will run from April 26th to May 3rd, 2012

Visit
www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com<http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/>to
submit

Follow us on Twitter! www.twitter.com/nbff


Christoph Baaden
Tue 25 Oct 2011Link

Hello Documentary Production Friends and Colleagues.

I am a fellow documentary director and our production company Film For Thought is looking for office mates – we are about to take over a 4 room office but we only 2 of the rooms so the plan is to build a little documentary production community. The offices are located in the great Spring Arts Tower Downtown.

Check it out: http://FilmForThoughtinc.com/OfficeSpace/Office_Space_for_rent.html

Interested – give me a call at 310. 502 1988. Thanks.

Christoph


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