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Mary Iannone
Thu 17 May 2012Link

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, May 23, at 7p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street @ Canal. This month, we will screen a rough cut of THE INTERNET MUST GO by Gena Konstantinakos. The moderator will be Arts Engine’s own Marilyn Ness.

THE INTERNET MUST GO is an online film-based campaign designed to ignite a national conversation about threats to the open Internet. At its center is a comedic documentary about a fictional character on a misguided mission to take the power of the Internet back from regular people, and restore it to corporations.

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

If you're not a DocuClub member and plan to attend, please buy tickets at:

http://www.92y.org/Tribeca/Event/DocuClub--The-Internet-Must-Go.aspx

Seating is limited so please act now.

About the Filmmaker:

Gena Konstantinakos is an award-winning documentary producer and cinematographer whose work has appeared on ABC News (Peabody Award-winning Hopkins, Boston Med), MTV (Emmy Award-winning MADE), MSNBC (CINE Award-winning Lockup: Getting Out), PBS (NOW with Bill Moyers, Life 360), Discovery/New York Times (Politics and the Media), in independent films, and elsewhere. She has a passion for stories that shed light and inspire positive change.

About the Moderator:

Marilyn Ness is a two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary producer. Before joining Arts Engine, Marilyn founded Necessary Films in 2005, directing short films for non-profits and developing documentaries for broadcast. Her most recent film BAD BLOOD: A CAUTIONARY TALE broadcast nationally on PBS in 2011. Prior to that, Ness spent four years as a producer for director Ric Burns, collaborating on four award-winning PBS films: ANSEL ADAMS; THE CENTER OF THE WORLD; ANDY WARHOL; and EUGENE O’NEILL. Ness’s other credits include films for TLC, Court TV, and National Geographic, as well as films for the PBS series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

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

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Mary Iannone
Thu 17 May 2012Link

DOCUCLUB NYC MAY 23rd!


Koen Suidgeest
Fri 18 May 2012Link

Once again: I am looking to borrow or rent one kinoflo (or similar) for the shooting of some interviews for research for a new project. Would be 8 or 9 June in Houston, 11 June in Denver and 13 June in Grand Rapids (MI) for just a few hours. Who can help? Or what rental houses could I call? Thank you. (koen[at]elrayofilms[dot]com)


Tanner Wolfe
Fri 18 May 2012Link

Koen,

Hello. Google: Lowing Light for Grand Rapids, MI. They've got a great selection for the area. Feel free to contact me with any other questions. I've shot in that town quite a bit over the years. tanner at tannerwolfe dot com. Best.


ilene hadler
Thu 24 May 2012Link

Hi
I am a student at the Duke Center For Documentary Studies and going to be in Santa Fe, NM for July & August taking some classes at the Santa Fe Photographic Center. Looking for some work or an internship in Documentary Video or any type of photography. I do have my own equipment, I am a great writer and have a working knowledge of Final Cut Pro 7. Just looking to learn while I am out there! reply to ilenehadler@gmail.com


raymond bell
Sat 26 May 2012Link

Hello everyone, I'm the founder of the hopeprojectdc.org, based in DC. its a career training program for young people. I looking for a partner to help develop a documentary about this very success program. Im try to highlight the lack of quality career training for socially and economically disadvantaged people while celebrating our successful program, our students have an average salary of $36K a year. Please visit the website for more info about the program. raybelljr at gmail dot com – http://www.hopeprojectdc.org/Services/HOPE-Project-Video.aspx


Donald Goldmacher
Mon 28 May 2012Link

Heist:Who Stole the American Dream? Will be screening at Netroots Nation on June 8, The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY on Monday, June 11th 7:00pm, and Take Back the American Dream Conference on June 18th, 4:45pm in Washington, DC.


Lucia Duncan
Mon 28 May 2012Link

In reply to raymond bell's post on Sat 26 May 2012 :

Raymond, Do you know of the organization Stone Soup Films in D.C.? They train young people to make videos about local non-profits. They might be a good partner for your documentary idea. Check it out: stonesoupfilms.org


Catherine Stratton
Wed 30 May 2012Link

I wasn't sure where to post this. Doug, is this right? I just heard about the Filmshop, an organization for filmmakers with a chapter in Brooklyn and Manhattan. It looks interesting but there's a fee to join and I wanted to see if anyone on the Dword might be a member or share any opinion or insights about the group. You can private email me, if you'd like.


marcia mansur
Mon 4 Jun 2012Link

<p>Documentary artists in film, video, radio, photography, interactive: Want to push your practice &amp; experiment with new approaches? Need to expand your understanding of the field? Open to collaborating on original projects? Applications now accepted for The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio starting Sept. 2012 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. </p>

<p>Deadline: June 30. International fellows encouraged, visa &amp; residency options available. </p>

<p>The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio (CoLAB) is a one-year program for a select group of 12 emerging media artists from the US and abroad. Based in one of NYC’s most exciting neighborhoods, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, UnionDocs offers a platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts and a process for developing a collaborative project. The program consists of weekly production meetings, seminars, screenings and other public programs, along with regular masterclasses and critiques with visiting artists. Key benefits include:</p>

<p>- Dynamic interaction among a network of talented peers.</p>

<p>- Direct exchange with visiting artists and industry experts.</p>

<p>- A structured environment for research and experimentation.</p>

<p>- Mentoring on the production of original work and regular group critique.</p>

<p>- Exhibition opportunities for the year's collaborative project.</p>

Edited Mon 4 Jun 2012 by marcia mansur

Nadia Awad
Thu 7 Jun 2012Link

Came across an opportunity for Native artists and filmmakers.
http://www.nacf.us/2013_Grants

2013 NACF Artist Fellowships

NACF embraces the notion that Native artists offer profound contributions to intellectual inquiry and community sustainability. Native artists are at thresholds of exploration in unfolding creative terrains. They are deepening their impact on the field of contemporary arts practice and are forging new recognition in national and global communities. Through the fellowship program, we hope to foster the creativity of our Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2013 awards. Please see the following criteria:

DEADLINE: June 21, 2012

Artists must demonstrate excellence, having made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in the field.

The artists work must be evolving and current.
Awards are $20,000
Awards will be made in six disciplines:
1) Visual Arts

2) Filmmaking

3) Music

4) Dance

5) Literature

6) Traditional Arts

Film fellowships will be considered for artists who have completed feature length narrative or documentary films of at least 60 minutes which have been screened on television, in theaters, or at film festivals. Short formats are not being considered at this time.
Literature fellowships will be considered for writers of fiction and poetry. Playwriting, screenwriting, and non-fiction are not being considered at this time.
Traditional Arts are defined as visual arts including practices in pottery, carving, basketmaking, textile weaving, jewelry making, beadwork, or regalia-making.
Native artists are defined as American Indian from federally and state recognized US tribes, Native Alaskan, or Native Hawaiian.
Applications will be reviewed by panel in September and Fellows will be announced in November, 2012.
All applicants must apply online. Please go to the following link: www.nacf.us/user/register

Please contact Reuben Roqueñi, Program Director, for questions and support: reuben@nativeartsandcultures.org or 360-718-7057


Mary Iannone
Tue 12 Jun 2012Link

ARTS ENGINE presents: DOCUCLUB! 6/20/2012

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday June 20 at DCTV, at 7p.m., located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker). This month, we will screen a rough cut of Cary McClelland’s WITHOUT SHEPHERDS. Our moderator will be Arts Engine’s own Phil Lane.

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.



WITHOUT SHEPHERDS is a rare and essential glimpse into brave lives trapped in the turbulent waters of Pakistan today. The film begins in wake of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, in the midst of the first national election in ten years. Just as the country faces an unprecedented opportunity to shape a new future, each of our characters takes their first steps in bold new directions of their own: a cricket star building a new political party, a female journalist working behind Taliban lines, an ex-mujahid seeking redemption, a trucker crossing dangerous territory to feed his family, a supermodel pushing feminism through fashion, and a subversive Sufi rocker using music to heal.

Whether explicitly or not, they are all part of a moderate core that is beginning to emerge in Pakistan, looking for progressive allies both domestic and abroad to help them address the decades old conflicts that are tearing their country apart. Each of them sees the world from a different perspective and has differing answers to questions regarding the government, the impact of Western foreign policy, the role of Islam, and the uncertainty of what kind of country will emerge. As the “war on terror” continues with no end in sight and dangerous consequences for the region and the world, WITHOUT SHEPHERDS is a record of this moment, where Pakistan sits at the center of a deeply broken world, and of those inside the country who try to find a way forward for all of us.

About the Filmmaker:
Cary McClelland is a documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate working in Brooklyn, NY. His work has taken him from East Timor to Egypt, from Zimbabwe to Myanmar. In 2006, he worked with Search for Common Ground using community theatre as a tool for peacebuilding in Eastern Congo, and since then, has worked for the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, PBS, Witness, and SABC. He continues to work to build bridges between cultures, as the the Project Manager and Lead Curator of the new YouTube Human Rights Channel in conjunction with WITNESS and Storyful. He has a BA in Screenwriting from Harvard College, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.

About the Moderator:
Phil Lane manages the fiscal sponsorship program of Arts Engine’s MediaMaker services. Before joining Arts Engine, Phil worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for a variety of start-ups and independent media organizations. From 2003 through 2007, he served as Operations Manager for the nationally renowned Ninth Street Independent Film Center. As a mediamaker, his feature length documentary, WORKING TITLE, screened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Montclair Art Museum, and is now being distributed to colleges and universities around the world. Phil has a degree in Film and Television from Boston University and an MBA from San Francisco State University.

About DCTV:
Founded in 1972, DCTV is an independent media arts center and resource for NYC’s indie filmmaking community, providing: hands-on workshops; low-cost production equipment, facility, and post-production rentals; a signature screening & event series; renowned youth programming; and countless award-winning documentary productions to broadcast air.


michael byhoff
Tue 12 Jun 2012Link

Hey all,

I will start with the most important info: The company I work for is willing to pay for short documentaries. We are not looking for free content.

With that said, I work for a yet-to-be launched web start-up focusing on world news. We are trying to uncover unreported stories that are hiding in plain sight around the globe. But more importantly, we want to tell stories about people.

We are looking for human stories that act as an entryway into larger issues. We want to give world events and concerns context through the voice of individuals. These stories will be short, feature-like news stories at heart, but with a real level of added artistry. Think Vimeo, not YouTube.

We want to give our audience a fresh take on often tired topics. We want to present new angles into the news, and deliver compelling insights that elevate the conversation.

The short docs should be about 2-10 minutes, depending on the story.

If you¹re at all interested, please reply to me as soon as you can. I will be more than happy to discuss content, compensation, and other specifics then.

mbyhoff [at] gmail [dot] com


Lucy Walker
Wed 13 Jun 2012Link

WE ARE HIRING! URGENTLY SEEKING BRILLIANT PAID COORDINATOR/PRODUCTION MANAGER, PAID ASSISTANTS, AND ALSO UNPAID INTERNS FOR FILM PRODUCTION. IMMEDIATE START.

We need some wonderful exceptional people for our small ace team in production on a very exciting project (which Lucy Walker is directing) based in LA.

Salary, promotion, film credit, and school credit in line with role and experience.

Experience in documentary, outreach, feature film production, advanced computer and social media skills required, as well as superb communication and research and problem-solving and organization skills.

Bonus credit for referring our dream candidates – please spread the word!

Candidates please send resume, two references, plus cover letter specifying which role you are applying for, to treetreetreeinc@gmail.com

THANKS!!


Judith Dancoff
Sat 16 Jun 2012Link

DIY DISTRIBUTION WEBINAR BEGINNING JULY 2ND! TIMES FOR EAST & WEST COAST –

NewFilmMarketing.com is excited to announce the launch of its 4-week webinars in the basics of Academic DIY and beyond. Take this class and you may never need another. Check-out the website for registration and class info, www.newfilmmarketing.com.

What will we cover? That's easy. It's all here in an article I wrote for the magazine of the International Documentary Association, Getting Your Film Ready for School

http://www.documentary.org/magazine/getting-your-film-ready-school-it’s-academic-diy

While the purpose of this article is to coach filmmakers to do it entirely on their own, these are also the topics we will cover in the class and more.

Now is the time to prepare yourself for a fall campaign or to gain the knowledge for when you are ready, and because the webinars will offer small group interaction along with my advice, you'll get great feedback from more than just one person.

By the way, in addition to these webinars, I also provide personal consults as well as full-service DIY distribution. Feel free to email for a no-cost, half-hour consultation: info@newfilmmarketing.com


Mark Nickolas
Mon 18 Jun 2012Link

NEED LOCATION FOR AFTERNOON DOCUMENTARY INTERVIEW IN LOS ANGELES/ONTARIO AREA ON JULY 2.

We are going to be in the Los Angeles area for a sit-down interview with a subject for a documentary film. We had planned to do the interview at his father's house near Ontario, CA, but that just fell through. So, we're looking for a location (will even consider sound studio) anywhere from Downtown LA out to San Bernardino for about 8 hours total (still working out times). Haven't budgeted much for location rental, but can pay a reasonable fee if it's a great spot. We're looking at crew of 3-4 with simple interview lighting and sound set-up. We have general liability insurance.

If you have specific suggestions, please drop me an email at mlnickolas@gmail.com.

Thanks, Mark


Michael Collins
Wed 20 Jun 2012Link

Hi. A Spanish production company I've worked with in the past (MediaPro) is looking for someone to do a some interviews in NYC and Rhode Island. Below is the description. If anyone is interested please contact Alejandra Alzate Escolar directly at aalzate(at)mediapro(dot)es


Mercuri SGP (MEDIAPRO producer), is conducting a series of 5 videos about economic crises in history. These videos will be presented at conferences on the same topic:

  • We need a camera crew: cameraman and editor or reporter or producer (who ask the questions)

  • The interview did not exceed 30 minutes, there are about 5 questions that are being drafted.

* The location will probably be :
A) Rhode Island (near from Rhode Island University)
B) New York (Brooklin)
  • The objective is to deliver some questions prior to the team that makes the interviewee.
  • The camera can be a P2 (DVCPRO HD).
  • Interview to use, sitting in his office or on location we agree with the character.
  • Support delivery of the gross of the interview should be practical for everyone; I hope orients on which system to use for delivery of material (ftp, card, etc.)
  • The planned date would be 25/06/12

I need:

1 Team ENG
2 DAYS
2 INTERVIEWS
Location: Rhode Island and New York

For anything I'm at your disposal.

Best regards,

Sorry for my English!
Alejandra Alzate

{This post was edited only so that email address is in a format that will prevent spam. This should be standard for posts in any of the public topics here.}

Edited Wed 20 Jun 2012 by Doug Block

Pepe Urquijo
Thu 21 Jun 2012Link

Hey D Folks,

I'm looking to teach doc filmmaking at a university or community college in the NYC area. I have taught 7th graders to prison inmates how to make docs for over a decade and I have an MFA. Any leads on programs that are looking for assistant professors or lecturer's would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

sinseriously,
-Pepe
veritetertots[AT]me[DOT]com


Ala Mohseni
Sat 23 Jun 2012Link

Hi D-Worders,
I'm Looking for a very professional videographer to shoot a theatre in Palo Alto, CA next week. If interested please send rates and reel links to: alamohseni72@gmail.com
Anybody knows about somewhere for renting time lapse dolly in bay area?


Darren Coyle
Sat 23 Jun 2012Link

NEW PODCAST EPISODE POSTING TODAY!! My podcast "The Real Stuff" is a series of interviews with the makers of unscripted tv and film.  You can listen to it streaming on my site www.darrencoyle.com or subscribe to it on iTunes.

My guest this episode is John Gyovai.

John is a documentary filmmaker living and working in Washington, D.C.

John has been following in his father’s footsteps as a filmmaker, but didn’t go to school to study film.  He got a job in the business, and has simply learned along the way.  But John has a loftier goal other than making good films.  John’s goal is simple: change the world. 

John doesn’t want to change the world with his films, he wants to teach the world how to make their own films so that everyone has a voice and tells their story.  At least he keeps it realistic.  And he has been doing a pretty good job of it – traveling around the world telling stories and teaching filmmaking.


Christoph Baaden
Tue 26 Jun 2012Link

Hi D-Worders.

I am fellow documentary director and shooter and our production company FILM FOR THOUGHT just bought a fantastic C300 package we are willing to rent out to our documentary colleagues during our shooting schedule downtime.

We bought the camera since it's so light, modular, very unobtrusive and easy to professionally color-correct with its C-log setting. It's an amazing A-roll interview camera that rivals the RED. And most importantly – it has an unmatched low-light capability (we did professional tests and the camera held with minimal natural-looking grain up to an ISO of 6400) .

We are using the camera around 1 or 2 days a week which means it's available quite a bit. I have no interest in renting out the camera package to a big rental house but rather have it stay within the documentary community.

[ ] C300 EF Mount
[ ] 16-35mm Lens (L-series)
[ ] 24-105mm Lens (L-series)
[ ] Arri Baseplate
[ ] 15'' Rods
[ ] Genus Shoulder Mount that doesn't interfere with the tripod face plate
[ ] 3 Cards (2x16 Gigs, 1x32 Gigs Sandisk UltraPro = 164 minutes continues shoot time)
[ ] 3 Canon Batteries
[ ] Cartoni Focus HD Fluid-Head Tripod

If needed I can get you these additional lenses and audio gear:
[ ] Canon L-series 70-200mm
[ ] Canon L-series 50mm Prime
[ ] Canon L-series 85mm Prime
[ ] 2 Lavaries
[ ] Sennheiser Boom
[ ] 2 Lectrosonics Wireless systems

[ ] Plus we have a 5D Mark III as a matching B-camera package if you need a second camera.

We are based in Downtown LA but can deliver and pick-up. And our friend rate is 20% below the current rental market price. If you are interested, please send me an email to: contact[at]filmforthoughtinc[dot]com


Corinne van der Borch
Wed 27 Jun 2012Link

Hello D-worders,

Anyone interested in the following equipment for sale, due to just resting and not ever being used in our equipment closet:

a complete GlideCam V16, with vest, arms, waits (28 in total) and monitor (L7 PRO). $950 OBO

Condition: has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

A Porta Brace CO-AB-M Carry-On Camcorder Case (Blue) $150
Condition: unused item with no signs of wear. Missing the original packaging.

I will also place it on Ebay, but wanted to get heads up if anyone is interested. Available for pick up in New York City area. Give me a call
6465755511 or email me info@wondertimefilms.com


Corinne van der Borch
Wed 27 Jun 2012Link

and this is the bag i am selling!


Kevin Hallagan
Thu 28 Jun 2012Link

hey everybody, Kevin Hallagan again. I just launched a kickStarter campaign to raise funds for the first documentary of my career. It's going to be a wild ride and extremely difficult, but I know I can do it. here's the link: http://kck.st/N3Ni9c

My documentary is not just about Binghamton, Ny, it's about how economics and the environment are codependents whose sum is overall living quality. I'm using Binghamton as a representation of many areas in the United States that got hit hard by the recession, but instead of it being a story about loss and hardship it's a story of hope for the future.

Please check out my link and spread it around the internet. i need to get it seen by as many people as possible if I want to reach my goal by July 27.

Thanks D-Word!

-Kevin


Carlos Gomez
Sat 30 Jun 2012Link

Here is a review of the (NO-budget) film we are presenting in Nepal in two weeks:
http://www.mediaindigena.com/guest/arts-and-culture/review-rober-de-jesus-guacheta-the-work-goes-on-at-imaginenative-2010

With your help we'll be there in person:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/610988975/help-us-get-to-kathmandu

Donate >>> Community-based media <<< Good Karma


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