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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
Tue 12 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


Bill Kerrigan
Sun 1 Jul 2012Link

I'm selling my Sony NEX FS-100 (body only) and replacing it with a NEX FS-700.
The camera is one year old and is in perfect condition.

Description:
The NEX-FS100 is an interchangeable lens camcorder featuring a Super 35mm sensor equivalent in size to a Super35mm film camera (same as PMW-F3).

With a lens adapter, it will except almost any 35mm lens... including Nikon, Zeiss, Sony, Minolta and Canon.

More info here:
http://www.ndgmontreal.ca/

Bill Kerrigan
Montreal, Quebec,
514 238 9775
bill@kerrigan.ca
http://www.kerrigan.ca


Jehan Harney
Thu 5 Jul 2012Link

Looking for a very experienced archivist to navigate US archival footage for our ITVS doc on Iraq. Please contact: JehanHarney@aol.com
Thanks!


Darren Coyle
Sat 7 Jul 2012Link

A new episode of my podcast "The Real Stuff" has posted today. The podcast is a series of interviews with the creators 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 Ben Logan. He co-directed (with Mandy Stein) a feature doc about the Bad Brains which played recently at the Silver Docs festival. It's called "Bad Brains: A Band In D.C."


Rosemary Rotondi
Mon 9 Jul 2012Link

Hi everyone! I am subletting my 875 square foot loft in the Far West Village/Meat Packing district from August 19-August 30th or September 1st. If interested I can send you photographs and the daily rate. Hoping to sublet for a minimum of one week. Thanks. It is a 5-story walk up, FYI but with fantastic view, neighborhood with tons of amenities, a large roof garden over my loft and lots of sunshine. rotondiresearch@nyc.rr.com


Adam Hyman
Mon 9 Jul 2012Link

Hi all,

I'm in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign and I invite you all to check it out. http://kck.st/LyRWgk

Coded Stories: Art, Bar Codes, & Mapuche Identity
Coded Stories, a documentary film, weaves together contemporary art with indigenous rights to convey the struggle of the Mapuche of Chile to preserve their culture and way of life. The goal of Coded Stories is to spread awareness about the plight of the Mapuche, a people whose traditions are under serious threat.

The film follows artist Guillermo Bert, a Chilean-born, Los Angeles-based artist whose recent work was inspired by the similarities between Mapuche textile patterns and contemporary bar codes (QR codes). Bert's art raises questions about identity, globalization, modernization, and challenges facing indigenous cultures in the Americas.

Please help spread the word. The campaign ends July 17, and we have quite a way to go. Thank you!


Mai Iskander
Mon 9 Jul 2012Link

I am currently seeking a MARKETING/OUTREACH INTERN to assist with outreach for our documentary film, WORDS OF WITNESS.

WORDS OF WITNESS follows a young female journalist navigating historical times in Egypt. It premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012. We are currently gearing up for our theatrical at Docuweeks in August. http://www.wordsofwitness.com/index.php

A minimum commitment of 3 months is required for all internships 10 hours a week. Candidate should have his/her own laptop. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to ap@iskanderfilms.com. After 2-3 month, this position has the potential to lead to a long term paying job.

INTERNSHIP

Depending on your interest, responsibilities may include:
+ Work directly with the Director and the Distribution and Outreach Coordinator
+Assist with administrative tasks around screenings
+ Extensive knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, and other Social Media
+ Coordinate events and screenings
+ Research and contact educators, community organizations, social justice institutions, activists, and filmmakers on outreach, content, networking, and various opportunities

Skills:
+ Candidate should have good oral and written communication skills
+ Comfortable working on Mac environments and with applications like Word, Excel, internet, Mail, etc.
+ Ability to think outside of the box and multi task while paying close attention to detail
+ The ideal candidates will be highly motivated self-starters, able to work independently and collaboratively
+ Knowledge of Arabic is a plus though not a requirement


Senain Kheshgi
Wed 11 Jul 2012Link

Hello all,

We are in search of a PA to work in our LA office on a major international sports documentary. The candidate must be a fluent German speaker and available 5 days a week for one or two weeks minimum. Final Cut experience a plus but not required. Duties include: working directly with the creative team, screening, translating and subtitling German footage into English. This is a paid job.

Please contact Associate Producer, Russell Sheaffer. Email: rlsfilms@gmail.com

Thanks in advance!


Mary Iannone
Thu 12 Jul 2012Link

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Thursday July 19 at DCTV, at 7p.m., located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker). This month, we will screen a rough cut of Paul Devlin’s THE FRONT MAN. 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.



THE FRONT MAN is a hilarious romantic musicomedy that also emerges as the life story of an iconic American character. Jim and his wife Christie struggle with the merits of abandoning a loose and carefree post-adolescent lifestyle in favor of starting a family and pursuing comfort and security. For restless artists, however, does the path to finally becoming grownups also bring happiness?

Award-winning filmmaker Paul Devlin (SLAMNATION, POWER TRIP, BLAST!) has been following the story of his childhood friend Jim Wood for over 12 years. Jim and his band, Loaded Poets, represent Everyman rock ‘n’ rollers, still tirelessly recording music in their basements 20 years and several hundred songs since they formed in high school.

A dynamic, outrageous spokesman, Jim’s humor is as contagious as his music. But eventually he must answer the question all performers face, especially when the audiences dwindle and the Rock Star promise has faded: What is the purpose of creating one’s art?

Jim and Christie invite us into their lives with intelligence and humor to discover what happens when the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream and the American dream collide.

About the Filmmaker:

A five-time Emmy winner for his work on NBC’s Olympics and CBS’s Tour de France, Paul has created numerous independent projects including 4 feature-length, theatrically-released, nonfiction narrative films: SLAMNATION, FREESTYLE: THE ART OF RHYME, POWER TRIP and BLAST!. These critically acclaimed films have screened for millions of viewers in over 120 countries, and been featured on The Colbert Report, NPR, BBC World News, PBS, The New York Times, Variety, etc. Paul has won over a dozen international film festival awards and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Documentary.

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.

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Thomas Bartels
Fri 13 Jul 2012Link

We need support to push our documentary "The Other Side of the Rainbow" over the finishing line. But for that we need to raise money to afford the needed facilities.

“The Other Side of the Rainbow” shows what it means to be gay, lesbian or transgender today in Berlin by portraying four individuals, who are in some way or another part of Berlin’s LGBT community, but won’t quiet fit in into the usual clichés: 22-year-old free spirit Isabelle, gay punk Nico, transgender writer and performer Jayrome and, the handicapped Mark. A parallel fifth storyline tells the background of Berlin’s gay pride and the development from on to two different parades on the same day in the city.

If our project raised your interest, please visit our fundraising campaign at Indiegogo.

http://www.indiegogo.com/the-other-side-of-the-rainbow

Join our ARMY OF LOVERS!

PLEASE HELP US MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
WE NEED YOU!


Bryan Donnell
Fri 13 Jul 2012Link

Are there ever DocuClub meetings in the LA area?


Lynda A. Hansen
Tue 17 Jul 2012Link

LARGE FILM/VIDEO EQUIPMENT SALE (Midtown)
A CHILDREN'S NON-PROFIT IS LOOKING TO SELL LOTS OF FILM EQUIPMENT

The organization acquired a lot of film equipment in the past year that is barely used and that it is now hoping to sell. It is selling this excellent, lightly-used gear – Camera, Sound, Lighting – at roughly 65% of the retail price.

The organization will be having a series of Open Houses to showcase these items. The first Open House is scheduled for this Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

WHEN & WHERE: 263 W 38th Street in New York, from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

PLEASE RSVP: The location is a secure site, so if you're interested in attending the Open House or are interested in specific items, please e-mail Charles Farrell (below) with your name and approximate arrival time so that we can ensure access for you.

EQUIPMENT: We have a huge inventory of gear.

SOME OF THE ITEMS INCLUDE...

CAMERA

- 2 Panasonic AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds Professional HD Camcorders – $2,812
Large 4/3" Sensor Camcorder – shallow depth of field in a user friendly package

- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens – $980
Classic, beautiful lens for Canon DSLRs and C300

- Shape Composite Grip Camera Support – $380
Very well-built and comfortable camera rig – note, this may include long 24" rails instead of shorter black ones.

- Genus Superior Follow Focus for DSLR Cameras – $650
Excellent, precise follow focus, .8 pitch gear – standard for film

- Marshall Electronics V-LCD70XP-3GSDI-AB 7" LCD Field Monitor w/Anton-Bauer Mount – $750
HD-SDI video monitor with Anton Bauer battery plate for extra long run time. All the bells and whistles you'd expect from a Marshall monitor

- Redrock Micro microMatteBox Deluxe Bundle – $500
Matte box mounts to 15mm rods, with swing away door and flag. Holds 4x4 and 4x5.65" filter sizes

- 2 Manfrotto 504HD Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod Systems – $410
Very solid tripod with silky smooth fluid head

- AJA Ki Pro Mini Compact Field Recorder – $,1310
HDMI or HD-SDI external video recorder. Records 10 bit Avid DNxHD or Apple ProRes files to CF card. Improve your camera's codec or go direct-to-edit

- 6 SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card – $63

- 6 Switronix XP-L90A 14.4 VDC Lithium Ion Brick Battery – $165
Anton Bauer mount Batteries, 98wh

- Switronix XC-2LA 2-Position Simultaneous Charger – 12 VDC 70 Watt Power Supply all Chemistry 3 Stud AB-type – $370
Multi-Chemistry battery charger for Anton Bauer Mount batteries

SOUND

- Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Microphone – $650
Legendary shotgun microphone. Excellent reach, and nearly impervious to humidity.

- Sound Devices 302 Portable 3 Channel Field Mixer – $845
Professional quality compact mixer

- Petrol PS607 Deca Mixer Bag – $125
Small mixer bag, fits the SD 302

- PSC XLR Betacam Breakaway Cable for 2 output Field Mixers (25-Feet) – $150
Stereo cable for connecting mixer to a camera, includes headphone return and quick release

LIGHTING

- Matthews Lighting Control Kit – 18x24" – $300
Kit of 18"x24" lighting control flags, scrims, silks and cucolori

- Avenger A2033FKIT Century Stand Grip Head, Arm Kit – 10.75' (3.25m) Quality C-Stands – $105

LOTS MORE!!!
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-_8-vFX1lBXdXlTRE9jR05OTzQ

PLEASE E-MAIL Charles Farrell at chfarrell [at] gmail [dot] com for inquiries or to RSVP for the Open House.

Edited Tue 17 Jul 2012 by Doug Block

Lise Zumwalt
Tue 17 Jul 2012Link

Need DC shooter for 3 hour shoot in town Wed July 18 for indie feature doc. Need experienced doc shooter with own gear who can handle sound also. No lighting. Can pay. Please call 917-992-2932 ask for Lise.
Thanks.


Sara Nodjoumi
Tue 17 Jul 2012Link

We're subletting our office in Brooklyn for the month of August. Great location in building full of filmmakers editors, web designers etc. Wifi, three desks, coffee table – about 300 sqf. If interested email movie@theiranjob.com


Donna Schatz
Sat 21 Jul 2012Link

I am looking for someone to animate several segments of a storyboard I am drawing about a young Iraqi who worked for the US military as an interpreter. Something simple is what I have in mind and I would like to use this as a fundraising tool. The narration is the audio interview. Please contact me at scottdav60@hotmail.com. Thanks!


Jehan Harney
Sun 22 Jul 2012Link

Hello all,
We're looking for a person experienced in FCP to do a sound pass for our film rough cut in NYC this coming weekend 7/28 or 7/29. Please contact: jehanharney@aol.com
Thanks!!
J.


Joshua Z Weinstein
Mon 23 Jul 2012Link

Selling my lens Sigma 17-50 2.8 Nikon Mount (ALMOST NEW).

BH Photo sells it new for $669, I am selling it after only two shoots for almost $200 less, only $499. The lens was always used with the UV filter on. Includes original box, fabric case, instructions, uv filter, lens cap, and lens hood.

I was using this for video with the Sony FS-100, but it would work great with Sony F3, Panasonic Af100, Canon C300 and all Nikon photo cameras and DSLRS.

See photos and more of the add on craigslist:
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/pho/3158585920.html

email me:
fooefilm a.t. gmail


Thomas Bartels
Tue 24 Jul 2012Link

One week until the end of our campaign and we still need about $1300.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FILM!
http://www.indiegogo.com/the-other-side-of-the-rainbow

Meet our protagonists:
here are 4 short clips from the film

"Jayrome" ... https://vimeo.com/45696408
"Nico" ... https://vimeo.com/45696407
"Isabelle" ... https://vimeo.com/45696406
"Mark" ... https://vimeo.com/45696409

“The Other Side of the Rainbow” shows what it means to be gay, lesbian or transgender today in Berlin by portraying four individuals, who are in some way or another part of Berlin’s LGBT community, but won’t quiet fit in into the usual clichés: 22-year-old free spirit Isabelle, gay punk Nico, transgender writer and performer Jayrome and, the handicapped Mark. A parallel fifth storyline tells the background of Berlin’s gay pride and the development from on to two different parades on the same day in the city.


Nancy Kates
Thu 26 Jul 2012Link

Seeking highly experienced archival researcher to find materials in Europe

For a feature-length historical documentary. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
many thanks, Nancy Kates
Kates62@aol.com


Joshua Z Weinstein
Thu 26 Jul 2012Link

In reply to Joshua Z Weinstein's post on Mon 23 Jul 2012 :

Lens sold.


James Sheridan
Thu 26 Jul 2012Link

The Paley Center for Media Announces Call for Entries for
PALEYDOCFEST2012 Documentary Pitch Workshop

The PALEYDOCFEST2012 Pitch Workshop – deadline for entries August 15th 2012

Earlybird deadline August 1!

New York, NY—The Paley Center for Media today announced a call for entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop at PALEYDOCFEST2012, which will be held at the Paley Center in New York on Saturday, October 20, 2012. In this workshop/competition—now in its ninth year—a panel of documentary executives and producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected up-and-coming filmmakers who are hoping to sell either a nonfiction concept or a documentary work-in-progress. The winner of the pitch competition in October will receive a $5,000 grant to be used towards the completion of their project.

This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers who will participate in the workshop in October.

Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at http://www.paleycenter.org/paleydocfest2012-call-for-entries-p itch-workshop-contest or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox, a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, at http://www.withoutabox.com/login/8326 .

The deadline for entries:

Earlybird Deadline: August 1, 2012 ($25 regular submission fee / $20 for Withoutabox members submitting through Withoutabox)
Regular Deadline: August 15, 2012 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)
Late Deadline: August 29, 2012 ($35 / $30 for Withoutabox members)
Special Extended Deadline: September 5, 2012 ($45 / $35 for Withoutabox members)
Withoutabox Extended Deadline: September 12, 2012 ($55 / $40 for Withoutabox members)

Past winners include: The View from Bellas Luces directed by Christa Boarini; Charge by Mike Plunkett; From Texas to Tehran by Till Schauder; Circo by Aaron Schock; The House that Herman Built by Angad Bhalla; Whatever it Takes by Christopher Wong; and Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary) by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

The Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop is part of PALEYDOCFEST, the Paley Center’s annual Festival celebrating the documentary—featuring premieres, works-in-progress, classic documentaries, the pitch workshop and special events—which will take place this October. Further details, including a complete line-up of the Festival, will be announced at a later date. Visit paleycenter.org for updates.

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The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.


Cheree Dillon
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

POST-PRODUCTION INTERNs WANTED for a Sex Worker documentary

Documentary: License to Pimp

Film Description: License to Pimp is a feature documentary about the choices that three San Francisco strippers make as their workplaces engage in illegal labor practices. Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work. The filmmaker worked in San Francisco’s strip clubs and witnessed how co-workers felt economically pressured to engage in prostitution to make their quotas to avoid being fired. Now as a filmmaker, she uncovers current working conditions to find out how strip clubs are able to operate outside the law.

Watch Here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/himab/license-to-pimp-documentary

Experience: None. The candidate should be eager to learn about documentary filmmaking and film/video post-production.

Duration of Internship: (August/Sept 2012 to Jan. 2013) Begins immediately. Minimum 3 months

Payment: No pay. Credit for college is OK. You will be credited on this film.

Duties: We are an independent film production company that seeks qualified, smart, energetic Interns wanting experience in documentary film post-production. You must have a sense of humor, positive attitude, & a desire to delve deeper into social justice issues that impact women/girls, sex workers, laborers, queer people, & people of color.

Position will be supporting an independent filmmaker + Editor with day to day activities.

Required: You MUST have your own laptop computer with MS Word + a DVD player. Ideally, Final Cut Pro editing experience (version 7). You must be able to work independently, multi-task by managing multiple tasks, & prioritize workload as needed. If you have PC laptop, you will transcribe interviews.

Responsibilities:
• Transcribe documentary interviews
• Log documentary footage in Filemaker or Excel
• Assist with research and licensing of archival photographs, music, and footage
• Editing assistance
• Database entry and management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Bonus Skills: Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Excel, Filemaker, &/or Photoshop

Time Commitment: 2 to 3 days per week from 10am to 6pm. Minimum 12 to 18 hours/wk (Mon. thru Fri only). Flexible time schedule

Apply: Send a resume and Cover Letter. If you have film editing experience, include URLs to work.

Contact: news@chereedillon.com


Chuck Fadely
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

In reply to Cheree Dillon's post on Wed 1 Aug 2012 :

Folks offering internships might want to check their state and federal labor laws.

Sorry, pet peeve of mine. It isn't right to exploit young people.

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Jim Feeley
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

"Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work."

"Payment: No pay. ...Required: You MUST have your own laptop computer with MS Word + a DVD player."

These two quotes from the above want ad have interesting parallels. But I guess this isn't the right forum to make any comment about unpaid internships.


Laura Moire Paglin
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

I hope at least lunch is provided.


Jessica Wolfson
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

We are seeking MARKETING / OUTREACH INTERNS to help with the theatrical release of our new documentary film RADIO UNNAMEABLE about legendary freeform radio DJ Bob Fass and his long running late night program on WBAI. http://www.radiounnameablemovie.com The film is having a small independent release starting at the Film Forum in New York in mid September then moving on to other theaters across the country.

We are looking for interns with interest in PR, Grassroots Marketing and Digital Social Media Outreach. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative go-getters, who can think outside of the box and take on projects and run with them.

Must be New York based. Starting immediately for 2 to 3 months
School credit and lunch stipend provided.

Please email me at Jessica Wolfson lostfootagefilms@gmail.com


Lani Simeona
Wed 1 Aug 2012Link

FULL FRAME'S 2013 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 2012, 57 films were selected for NEW DOCS from 1200 entries. NEW DOCS films are eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2012 festival offered 9 awards, with prizes totaling nearly $50,000 in cash and services.

The 2013 festival will take place Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 7.

Regular Deadline: August 15 – October 15, 2012 ($40)
Late Deadline: October 16 – November 30, 2011 ($60)

Please visit our website for submission guidelines and application instructions. (fullframefest.org/submit.php">http://www.fullframefest.org/submit.php)


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