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Davin Hutchins
Thu 12 Jun 2008Link

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We are building out our network of freelance filmmakers and video journalists. ANP is run very much like a traditional magazine. Video reports are produced staff reporters and qualified freelancers. Our stories are distributed to hundreds of blogs and major media sites.
We are assembling a community of video journalists and documentary filmmakers who believe in quality, accuracy and in the transformative potential of good multimedia storytelling. Some of the most incisive reporting is produced by those who know the personalities and communities directly affected by issues and events.

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We believe that these are seminal times, both in the evolution of media and the project of America. By grinding away at pernicious problems; by holding the powerful accountable; by seeking out universal stories of struggle and transcendence; by highlighting voices overlooked by mainstream outlets; by making a commitment to quality; by partnering with our peers in the independent press; and by assembling an online community of media junkies who hunger to participate, we hope to help pioneer a form of online public-interest broadcasting that is both entertaining and transformative.

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Jo-Anne Velin
Fri 13 Jun 2008Link

below, sound recordest needed in Germany. I noticed it in Craig's Berlin list this morning and by chance the person posting is someone I just worked with. Nice guy.

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Ben Kempas
Fri 13 Jun 2008Link

I don't think we have German sound recordists on The D-Word, so that's a bit pointless. But www.crew-united.com lists 259 of them. If your colleagues find someone locally, they could save the money for airfare and accommodation and instead actually pay the guy... However, for that, they would need to get the location right. "Neuhosen" doesn't exist in Germany.

Edited Fri 13 Jun 2008 by Ben Kempas

G. Daniel Velazquez
Fri 13 Jun 2008Link

In reply to Suzy Spivey's post on Wed 28 May 2008 :

Hi Suzy!

I just sent you an email regarding your upcoming documentary about the "Authentic Voice" workshop.

Thought I'd write here as well in case you check this first!

Cheers,
Daniel V.


Ben Kempas
Fri 13 Jun 2008Link

Can we please ban posts saying "I sent you an email" for good?


Jo-Anne Velin
Sat 14 Jun 2008Link

Thanks for the link, Ben. And people know people – and some independents can also do good sound recording in that context. The airfare is Euro-local, not from NAmerica, of course. And I didn't write it, so if Neuhosen is a phonetic spelling for wherever he (a French mother-tongue cameraman) is – someplace near the south at amusic fest....

Why are you picking on posts I make, Ben? I think more laterally than some people, and try not to be frivolous, but we have been around the block on this. If you think I am not contributing here, then cool, I leave.

And by the way, it's a paid gig, not posh but paid nonetheless. On top of meals, accomodation and transport.


John Burgan
Sat 14 Jun 2008Link

According to the original post the gig does clearly seem to be "expenses only", so Ben's point is reasonable. Maybe you should forward his suggestion?


Mikal Jakubal
Sun 15 Jun 2008Link

Earth Films is looking for an experienced feature-length doc editor for our film on the Earth Liberation Front. This is a very exciting project about a timely, important topic that touches on key issues facing the U.S. and the world at large: ecological destruction, social change, terrorism and civil liberties. It is a character-driven story with a solid, well-defined narrative structure supported by extensive, intimate and exclusive (or near-exclusive) access to several of the main people in the story.

Principal photography on the project is complete and all tapes (approx. 40 hours) have been digitized in FCP. Transcription is nearly done and we have a music producer/composer in place. Shooting was done on a PD 170 in DVCam with a small light kit for indoor scenes. Sound was recorded on Sennheiser wired and wireless lav mics with occasional use of a Sennheiser shotgun mic.

Shooting style is a mixture of sit-down interview and interactive-cinema-verite, where the filmmakers' influence is clearly present in the story development and in the relationships with the characters. There is also a significant amount of archival footage to work with. We're very much aligned with the Documentary New Wave camp, being open to whatever storytelling methods best suit the material.

Ideally, whoever comes on board will have edited at least one feature-length doc and have name recognition and experience that will help us to sell the show and find funding for her/his salary. If you don't have that and you think you'd be a good fit for the project, please get in touch anyway! While our budget is minimal so far, we’re now actively starting fundraising. We are not asking anyone to work of a deferred basis (though we wouldn’t turn down the offer).

We’re putting a WIP together now for the Sundance Doc Fund submission deadline in early July. The right person could start immediately by helping finish that. This would be a good way to assess “fit” for the larger project. We have sufficient budget for this phase.

We're located in Northern California, but can travel. We also have easy access to the S.F. Bay Area. If an editor is mobile, we have a nice studio space with a digital projector and PA system and basic accommodations in Garberville, California. We also have the same in Southern Arizona for winter-time work.

Contact me at mjakubal@asis.com
Any references or suggestions appreciated!


Mikal Jakubal
Sun 15 Jun 2008Link

Hey Hosts, I know, I know, double-posting and all...but this has been modified from the original version in Members Classifieds. If ya gotta delete one, X that old one, okay?


Jo-Anne Velin
Mon 16 Jun 2008Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Sat 14 Jun 2008 :
I had spoken to the fellow coincidentally on another matter, the same day, after sharing the post. They were offering up to 100 euros a day for 5 days. Not exactly union rates but it's a music fest doc, not SOP...


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