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Karen Steele
Thu 18 Dec 2008Link

Hi guys,

I work for film training organisation Initialize Films and I just wanted to let you know about two new (London-based) doumentary courses we're running in the new year:

Insider's Guide to... Making an Award-Winning Documentary:

This one-day guide is for documentary filmmakers and producers who want to understand how to develop, package, finance, direct and distribute an award-winning documentary.

The course will be led by filmmaker and producer Geoffrey Smith, who recently made THE ENGLISH SURGEON, which has been shown in over 40 international festivals, and has a theatrical release scheduled in the US, Spain and Poland. Geoffrey has also made several award-winning documentaries for the BBC and C4.

The course will take place on 31 Jan 2009 in Bloomsbury, London, and costs £85 + VAT. To register please see www.initialize-films.co.uk
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Project Development Course – Narrative Strategies for Feature Docs

Initialize Films Project Development Course on Narrative Strategies for Feature Docs gives feedback for 6 documentary filmmakers / producers on their projects over the course of 8 evening sessions starting on Thursday 15 January 2009.

During the course we will analyse popular narrative strategies for successful feature documentaries and workshop these strategies with each participant’s project.

Initialize has a strong track record as story / script consultants, helping writers, filmmakers and producers refine their projects and assisting them in getting development and production finance (including the BBC’s Storyville).

The course costs £195 (+ VAT). All sessions take place from 19.00 to 21.00 in Holborn, London. To book please see www.initialize-films.co.uk

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Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
Karen


Emma Piper-Burket
Thu 18 Dec 2008Link

Looking for footage of modern china: bird nest, the stadium, chinese stock market, etc

Just a couple of minutes, it's for a friend, his film is premiering at Sundance so the sooner the better! Message me if you have any leads...


Ben Kempas
Thu 18 Dec 2008Link

Karen, I've had the pleasure of meeting Geoffrey on various occasions, most notably in Kosovo, so I'd like to say that he's a very thoughtful and very honest guy and I'm sure his course will be great.


Karen Steele
Fri 19 Dec 2008Link

Thanks Ben. Yes Geoffrey has loads of great documentary experience so the day should be really interesting!


Ben Mendelsohn
Thu 25 Dec 2008Link

Hello All, and Merry Christmas:

I just wanted to introduce myself and get my name out there to this community. If anyone in the New York area is need of administrative, research, or production support as they gear up for new projects after the new year, please get in touch.

I am an aspiring producer looking for work as a production assistant. I have extensive documentary internship experience, a strong background in foreign affairs research and advocacy, and experience as an administrative assistant as well.

I am proficient with FCP and Photoshop, comfortable assisting on location, and used to being ask to do just about everything. An all around executer (with a sense of humor, of course)!

CURRENT RESUME ATTACHED.

---Ben Mendelsohn


Nicholas Bruckman
Mon 29 Dec 2008Link

I need a producer/sound recorder for a podcast recording in Denver on January 13th. It involves conducting an interview and record a phone call w/ crisp audio.

Please send me your details and day rate, thanks! n@nickny.com

Edited Mon 29 Dec 2008 by Nicholas Bruckman

ros handelman
Wed 7 Jan 2009Link

Award-winning filmmaker Jon Reiss (www.jonreiss.com) is seeking an editing intern for his latest documentary project “Bomb It” about the explosion of graffiti culture all over the world.

While the position is unpaid, and will begin with assistant tasks there is potential for the chosen intern to cut trailers, webisodes and potentially sections of the next documentary.

Editor should be self-motivated, complete work in a timely manner and be proficient with Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of After Effects, DVD Studio Pro, and/or a foreign language are a plus.

Position begins at mid/end of January. We are looking for a commitment of 10-15hrs a week. Location is in West Los Angeles.

If this sounds like a good fit for you please visit www.bombit-themovie.com before you send:

1. Short cover letter indicating why this position seems right for you.

2. Your resume.

3. Your schedule of availability

To: bombitmovie@gmail.com


Andrew Berends
Fri 9 Jan 2009Link

I'm seeking an assistant editor in the D.C. area to help translate footage for my film DELTA BOYS

The material is in Okrika an Ijaw dialect of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The footage is very interesting, filmed in a Niger Delta militant camp.

I haven't been able to find Okrika translators in New York, but it looks like there are some in the D.C. area. The work would involve sitting with the translator, going through the footage in Final Cut, and typing in the translation.

You don't need to be a master editor, but must be Final Cut savvy and quick and have access to a system.

This a paid gig depending on your experience.


Robert Richter
Fri 9 Jan 2009Link

We have some offices coming up for sub-lease in our suite of indies. We're in mid-town Manhattan, west side, right next to the bus terminal, in a landmark building with fabulous views. Each office is individually locked. We share a meeting area, copier, fax, frig, hot/cold water dispenser--and try to help each other when called on. It is a friendly atmosphere, perfect for filmmakers or others connected to what we do.
We're looking to sub-lease through the end of our lease at the end of July 2010.
1. One office will be available March 1. It has three large windows, high ceilings, carpet, comes furnished or not. It easily can fit three work stations. Rent is 1,800.
2. Another two offices, directly adjacent to each other, can be available sooner. Each has two large windows, high ceilings, carpet, furnished or not. Each can easily fit two work stations. Rent both for 1,875.
Email inquiries: RRProd@aol.com


Karen Bernstein
Sat 10 Jan 2009Link

I am working with Helen Whitney Productions in NYC on a 3 hour documentary for public television on "Forgiveness". We are staffing up for post production interns with possible advancement to production associate. Any suggestions? Please phone, 917-856-2027, or email, karen@bernsteindocumentary.com


Chandler Griffin
Sun 11 Jan 2009Link

2 Week Documentary Workshop in The Mississippi Delta
Start Date:  February 15th, 2009

This 2-week DV workshop is designed for photojournalists who are looking to make the move to videojournalism and the web, new documentary filmmakers who want to launch their careers in web and television documentaries and for those with experience in some aspects of filmmaking that are looking to expand their skill, understanding and mastery of the whole process.  Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll.

Students will learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, DV camera, compact lighting methods, field sound, field editing and how to weave the story.  To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at www.barefootworkshops.org.  

This is one of many workshops that Barefoot will be running in 2009.  In addition to the Mississippi Delta, check out our website to learn more about our workshops in Africa and how you can participate.

Homepage: www.barefootworkshops.org
Contact: chandler@barefootworkshops.org
Tuition: $2,250.00 (includes tuition, housing and food)

Past Equipment Sponsors:  Apple, Canon, Tekserve, Bogen, Gitzo, Kata, Tiffen, Sennheiser, Anton Bauer, Lowel, D&M Professional

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501(c)3, founded by Chandler Griffin 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 sophisticated equipment while having a foundation that allows a person to create beautiful images regardless of the tools. At Barefoot, growing and learning as a filmmaker means growing and learning as an individual.


Martin Asturias
Mon 12 Jan 2009Link

Looking for a fixer in Copan Honduras for a shoot next week any ideas


Michael Collins
Thu 15 Jan 2009Link

Hi Everyone, a friend of mine at BET is looking for some production people in LA....

Project:
A short film competition for African American filmmakers of all styles and genres (narratives, docs, animated, experimental, etc.) to be aired once a month on BET. 1-Talent, 2 cam set-up with primary camera on shoulder-mounted rig for smooth and fluid handheld operation.

1st shoot date and location:
Jan 29, in and around Los Angeles, CA.

Production Personnel Needed:
- DP with camera (comparable to or better than Panasonic DVX100 B)
and rig (comparable to or better than Fig Rig);

- 2nd camera operator/gaffer;

- sound person with portable mixer and boom;

- make-up and stylist

- PA with car

Please email resume with day rate to
thebestshorts.betj@gmail.com with "Attn: CLV – (position)" in Subject field.

Thanks.


Ramona Diaz
Fri 16 Jan 2009Link

Looking for a verite shooter and audio person (with own gear) in Tampa/Orlando (or close) for a one-day shoot during the Superbowl pre-game show, February 1st. Shooting w/ Panasonic VHX200. Please email Capella Fahoome if you are interested/available – capellafahoome@comcast.net

Documentary is about the band Journey and their new lead singer they found thru You Tube. The band's performing a set at the pre-game show. We want to shoot backstage stuff and the show itself. Thanks.


Emily Meyers
Fri 16 Jan 2009Link

WANTED: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER FOR HIGH-PROFILE SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS VIDEO AND WEB PROJECT.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that media can raise awareness to create positive change. Find out more at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com.

We are currently working on an innovative, high-profile video and web project on meth prevention targeted to young adults. We are looking for an Associate Producer with a proven track record to provide key production and management support. Duties include:

• assist producers and director in all research, development, and production-related activities
• manage and coordinate with clients, subcontractors (creative and technical), in-house team and crew
• organize and prepare all video and web assets and deliverables (strong technology and web skills required)

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
We're looking for a creative, smart, and organized person with a passion for socially conscious media. Someone with experienced working with large-scale organizational clients and managing a team on a tight schedule within budget.

Experience Requirements:
• Substantial production experience
• Familiarity with web development and graphic design
• Strong Mac computer skills
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Proficiency in software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Final Cut Pro

Able hands, artful eye, and warm heart required.

PRACTICAL INFO
Full Time
Start date: Mid-January
End date: Beginning of July
Pay: Competitive

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to connect@eowmg.com

No phone calls please.

Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.


Amelia Hanibelsz
Sun 18 Jan 2009Link

Looking for a shooter based in Detroit Michigan – for a 1/2 day shoot. Location B-roll needed . To be shot ideally with the sony EX1

please contact me at amelia@pangolinpictures.com

thanks !!


James Longley
Sun 18 Jan 2009Link

Amelia! – Good to see you here.


Neil Kopp
Mon 19 Jan 2009Link

Looking for a shooter in Washington DC, for a 1 or 2 day event on January 28th and or 30th. One subject, reflecting on the state of America and seen around a few key DC landmarks. Shooter needs to be able to shoot as well as drive the narrative, maybe asking the questions too, which would be provided by us.

May need a sound person too, but this can be discussed later.

Tech Specs:
We've been shooting with the HVX200, DVCProHD 720P 23.98. I'm in cinema settings, but very light as I'll be going through color correction. Hand-held and tripod depending on the situation, but more hand held.

This would be a paid gig – low budget but reasonable.

Please contact me at ndkopp@mac.com

Thanks!

Edited Mon 19 Jan 2009 by Neil Kopp

Neil Kopp
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

Does anybody have any suggestions for a good and inexpensive company to do transcriptions w/ TC? All of our stuff is on drives currently, so we could ship anywhere.

Thank you!

Please reply directly to ndkopp@mac.com


Christopher Wong
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

neil,
i've been using a really accurate, very fast, and surprisingly affordable transcriptionist located in San Francisco. we worked completely off of hard drives, using QT's ability to read native timecode. here's his contact info & rates:

Jaime Omar Yassin
510.290-9997
732 Central Ave., #11
Alameda, Ca
94501

1-2 Subject Interview
$65/footage hourw/out timecode
$72/footage hour w/timecode

Multi-Subject or Verite
$70/footage hour w/out timecode
$77 /footage hour w/timecode


Gregg Schwenk
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR NBFF- JAN 30

The final submission deadline for the tenth annual Newport Beach Film Festival is January 30, 2009.

Be part of an amazing line-up of films – Don’t miss the opportunity to meet other filmmakers, industry professionals and distributors.

Entry Fees are:
Feature length: $75
Short: $60
Youth: $25

Festival dates are April 23-30, 2009

Check out some of the highlights from previous years at the Festival:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2iPH8M3Zuw

For more information and to submit to the Festival visit our website at: www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

Thank you for your consideration of the Newport Beach Film Festival


Alexandra Lescaze
Wed 21 Jan 2009Link

Dear D-word members,

If you have a social issue doc that was broadcast in 2008, please submit to the prestigious Hillman Journalism Awards annual contest.

Postmark deadline is January 31, 2009

Please see our website: www.hillmanfoundation.org for more information, and to see judges and past winners


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 23 Jan 2009Link

Docs In Progress (TM) Tonight in Washington DC

Docs In Progress (TM) screenings feature works in progress by local and
visiting documentary filmmakers, with an audience feedback session
after each screening. Tonight we are screening:

My Mother's Journey by Sam Hampton (60 minutes)
In the midst of the civil rights struggle, Elizabeth Hampton moves from Birmingham, Alabama to Rochester, New York only to experience a different kind of racism, turbulent riots, and her own awakening as a civic leader and community organizer.

preceded by:

TRAILER: Indian Hill by Thomas Kaufman and William Klein
Arts education is spotlighted through a look back at Indian Hill, a school for the arts, founded in the Berkshires in the 1950s as a place where students and teachers lived and worked together, even as the school's founders came under suspicion during the McCarthy Era.

WHEN?
Friday, January 23 at 7:00 pm

WHERE?
Auditorium B-07, Media and Public Affairs Building*
on the campus of George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Washington DC
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Street and garage parking.
*Take the stairs down to the lower level to find the auditorium.

HOW MUCH?
Suggested donation:$5 at the door (cash only day of)

These bi-monthly public workshops are organized by Docs In Progress (TM)
with special thanks to our location sponsor, The Documentary Center at
the George Washington University.

More information at http://www.docsinprogress.org


Felix Endara
Mon 26 Jan 2009Link

DocuClub in January: Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m.

Our DocuClub for January screening will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be independent producer, writer, and non-fiction filmmaker Pamela Cohn. She is currently researching and writing a book on international female non-fiction filmmakers, and covers nonfiction film festivals and blogs on non-fiction filmmaking at Still in Motion and other arts, media and film sites.

We will screen "The Hand of Fatima" by Augusta Palmer. A family road trip through rock history to the square root of the blues, this poetic documentary follows filmmaker and new mother Palmer from Mississippi to Morocco on a search for her rock critic father's ideal mystical family, the Master Musicians of Jajouka. Animated sequences based on the late Robert Palmer's writing for Rolling Stone lead his estranged daughter to the people William Burroughs called "the world's only 4000 year-old rock band." Encounters with Yoko Ono, Donovan, Anthony DeCurtis, and the elder Palmer's four wives pepper a journey that ends with The Master Musicians' indelible performances in their own village. These performances enable the filmmaker to read the truth between the lines of her father's mystical journey and to make peace with his all-consuming need for musical transcendence.

Augusta Palmer (Director, Writer) holds a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from N.Y.U. She is the co-director of "If You Succeed" (2007), a verité documentary about a young entrepreneurial couple's struggle to create a business and save their failing marriage. The film screened at the Little Rock Film Festival and San Francisco DocFest in 2007. Palmer has written about film for indieWIRE and Filmmaker and has taught film studies at N.Y.U., Brooklyn College, and Sarah Lawrence College. The Hand of Fatima is her first feature as a solo director.

Chris Arnold (Producer, Editor) worked for 8 years at New York City's Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) as an editor, producer, filmmaking instructor and program director. While at DCTV, he created and led ConnecTV, the first 3-year intensive television production and training program for people with disabilities in the U.S. In 2003, he co-founded Cultural Animal, LLC, an independent media production company, whose projects include the award winning verite documentary "If You Succeed," which Chris edited, co-directed, and co-produced.

"The Hand of Fatima" has received support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program. It was also featured at the 2008 IFP Documentary Rough Cut Lab.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Membership is an annual $40 (until January 31; $50 thereafter), which includes free admission to all DocuClub events. To join or renew, please go to:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

About The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.


George Scheer
Wed 28 Jan 2009Link

ELSEWHERE ARTIST COLLABORATIVE
2009 residencies for artists, filmmakers, writers, curators and cultural producers

Elsewhere, an arts production site and experimental museum in downtown Greensboro, NC, is seeking artists, curators, writers, musicians, and cultural producers for residencies during the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2009 seasons. Set within a former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of American surplus, thrift, and antiques, Elsewhere invites experimental creators to utilize the immense collection of objects to pursue site-specific material, conceptual, and/or technologically-based projects. Elsewhere’s building—two storefronts on the ground floor, a 14-room boarding house on the second, and warehouse on the third—provides dynamic architectures for the creation and installation of works. Artists live and work within transforming installations; these interactive environments become platforms for re-conceptualizing the theory and practice of art-making as an ongoing process of exchange in community. Within a store where nothing is for sale, Elsewhere offers an unparalleled framework for creative practices, processes and productions outside the traditional gallery, museum, and residency systems. The complete call for artists and application deadlines are available at http://www.elsewhereelsewhere.org/residencies.html. Creators of all kinds and collaborative groups should email residencies@elsewhereelsewhere.org for an application and brochure. We review applications at the end of each month.


Emily Meyers
Fri 30 Jan 2009Link

WANTED: NEW MEDIA MANAGER FOR HIGH-PROFILE SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS VIDEOS AND WEB PROJECT.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that media can raise awareness to create positive change. Find out more at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com.

We are currently working on an innovative, high-profile video and web project on meth prevention targeted to young adults. The New Media Manager will be involved in the development of websites, DVD interfaces, motion design and video production.

Responsibilities:

• assist producers and director in all research, development, and production-related activities

• manage and coordinate with clients, subcontractors (creative and technical), in-house team and crew

• provide integration of digital media assets, including audio/video, photos, and user-generated content

• manage the content and functionality of the website and other interfaces, including evaluating site architecture and navigation, art and design, programming and content.

• manage the web posting and updating process.

• prepare, coordinate and post online graphic and textual materials.

• provide advice and counsel on best practices on web marketing and new media, including e-mail campaigns, online newsletters, search engine optimization (SEO), podcasts, and RSS feeds.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

We're looking for a creative, smart, and organized person with a demonstrated passion for socially conscious media. Someone with experienced working with large-scale organizational clients and managing a team on a tight schedule within budget.

Experience Requirements:

· Production experience

· Substantial experience with web development and graphic design

· Strong Mac computer skills

· Excellent writing and communication skills

· Proficiency in software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Final Cut Pro

Able hands, artful eye, and warm heart required.

PRACTICAL INFO

Full Time

Start date: ASAP

End date: Beginning of July

Pay: Competitive

To Apply: Email resume, short cover letter and links to work samples to connect@eowmg.com

No phone calls please.

Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.


Doug Whyte
Fri 30 Jan 2009Link

For the third straight year, The International Documentary Challenge returns to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. This year's challenge takes place March 5-9, 2009 with the Hot Docs premiere of the Finalists in early May.

The Doc Challenge is a fun and innovative competition that will push your documentary skills to the limit. If you're new to the idea, it's very simple: Filmmakers from around the world are given a genre (Character Study, Music, 1st Person, etc.) and a theme (such as "Change".) Participants then have 5 days to develop, produce and edit a 4 to 7 minute non-fiction film. The result is an exhilarating five days for the filmmakers, and, as the films reveal, a joy for the audiences at Hot Docs and beyond.

Registration is now open. Complete details and entry forms can be found at www.docchallenge.org

The 2009 Presenting Partners include Hot Docs, American Documentary/P.O.V., Documentary Educational Resources and Typecast Releasing. Supporting partners include the International Documentary Association, the Documentary Organization of Canada, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Dokufest, Film Action Oregon and the 48 Hour Film Project.

The International Documentary Challenge.
Real Life. Filmed Real Fast.


Ben Kempas
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

If any of you happen to know any Germans (or Swiss or Austrians) in Los Angeles, please contact me...


John Burgan
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

That's a pretty wide category, Ben. Can you be more specific?


Ben Kempas
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

Yes, Sir. They need to be able to eat a lot of pizza in front of a TV camera. And talk about it. Ideal for starving artists, really. That's all.

Edited Sun 1 Feb 2009 by Ben Kempas

Marj Safinia
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

Ben, I'm making some enquiries. Will let you know if I come up with any hungry Germans.


Jo-Anne Velin
Mon 2 Feb 2009Link

Craigslist it, Ben. And if there is money involved, send a fax (yes, better than email because who reads all the emails?) to the consulate. Below is a list of other places to list this: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/03__Consulates/Los__Angeles/05/__Area.html


Marj Safinia
Tue 3 Feb 2009Link

Los Angeles D-Folks,

The IDA is hosting it's annual ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES RECEPTION on February 18th at the Academy. This year's event is being hosted by Lily Tomlin, and it's an opportunity to meet and mingle with all the nominees, as well as the LA doc scene people. Ticket prices have been reduced for this year's event, in an effort to make it affordable for more people, so I encourage you to come and join us there. There is free food and wine, at the reception before, and an opportunity to see clips and hear from all the nominees.


Robert Eagle
Tue 3 Feb 2009Link

WANTED: filmmakers + photographers in Serbia!

Want to be part of a worldwide film and photography project that aims to share the diversity of humanity? Want to show the rest of the world what life is like in rural Serbia?

The Global Lives Project aims to record 24 hours in the lives of ten people that roughly represent the diversity of our planet’s population. These ten lives will come together in an innovative video installation and form the basis of a collaborative online video encyclopaedia of human life experiences. Shoots have already taken place in Japan, Brazil, the US, China, Malawi and Indonesia.

Now Global Lives is turning their attention to Serbia. We need a handful of filmmakers, producers, still photographers, translators/transcribers and others willing to donate their time and resources. The shoot will take place over ONE DAY in early spring (most likely in March), so there’s not too much a time commitment, but it will be a great experience! But we will also need your help with finding the right person to film, living in a rural area around Serbia. Do you have any contacts to anyone like this?

If you can shoot on HD, take still photos, produce or even speak Serbian, we’d love to hear from you! We’d also like a partnership with any kind of Balkan institution (e.g. university, production company or museum), so feel free to send this to anyone you know in one of those.

Please go to:
http://globallives.org/community/easterneurope

Click on the link that says:
“Click here to complete a volunteer form >>”
and fill out the short form to tell us what kind of skills or resources you might have.

While participation is non-paid, the project offers broad, worldwide exposure for collaborators' work and the opportunity to be a part of a growing and dynamic collective of creative and socially-minded filmmakers!

If you have any questions, please contact Vera Devera (Project Coordinator) at europe(at)globallives.org

Also on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44271823198


Andrew Zinnes
Wed 4 Feb 2009Link

The Documentary Filmmakers Course in Berkeley, CA – March 7-8th, 2009 – 25% off

Location: The East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Learn how to get your idea onto the screen via practical advice, tips and instruction from producer and author of The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook, Andrew Zinnes. Topics include: story, research, legal aspects, finance, production, post and sales & distribution.

Anyone signing up on or before February 15th, 2009 will receive a 25% discount on all services with coupon code Early 2009. Go to www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more information or to register for the seminar.


Melanie La Rosa
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

Not really sure where to put this, but thought it might be of interest:

Center for Social Media at AU has a new report on reducing your carbon footprint as a filmmaker

Sustainable Filmmaking Best Practices
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/greenfilm/

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Sarie Horowitz
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

Looking for Production Office Space in Manhattan

Small Documentary Production Company looking for office space below 30th street and on the west side of Manhattan. We need a space large enough for 3 people with a separate edit room for our Final Cut System and editor. We would need high speed internet and access to a kitchen. We are open to sharing space with another production company or artist as long as we have a private edit room.

Please email: katherine@becausefoundation.org
NO PHONE CALLS


Christopher Allen
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

Hi Everyone:

I am subletting my office at UnionDocs for the next six months. Please read the description below and contact our Operations Manager, Amber Cortes, amber@uniondocs.org to check out the space.

Available immediately: studios/offices at a great storefront location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

This private work-only space is ideal for an independent professional or digital artist, filmmaker, editor or small production company looking to have a productive environment connected to a good community. The room gets natural light is approx. 125 sq ft and furnished with shelving, closet, futon and desks, which can be removed or rearranged as you like.

Access to 500 sq ft beautiful common space

- can be scheduled for photo shoots, meetings, small events.

- projector, sound system and seating for screenings

- gallery lighting

- see photos here: http://www.uniondocs.org/studio/

Others in the building are in mid-to-late 20s and work in photography, music, video, public radio and new media. A non-profit documentary collaborative called UnionDocs runs the space. <www.uniondocs.org>

- ground floor glass-block storefront
- easy access to L/G/JMZ
- Share small kitchen and bathroom with 2 offices on floor
- large green backyard with picnic table
- high speed wireless network included
- laser printer and skype phone included
- individual motion sensor security system for extra monthly fee
- best coffee shop in NYC around the corner

Rent is $500. One month’s rent as deposit is required. Six-month lease starting March 1.

Contact amber@uniondocs.org for more details and to see the space.

Thanks all!


Robert Richter
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

Available March 1: a 15 x 15 office in our suite of indie filmmakers. Great 24th floor views, the room is individually locked, has high ceilings, three tall windows facing south and west, carpeting and comes furnished or not. Three people easily fit into this office.
Available April 1: a room right next to the one noted above, same size, windows, etc. Rent is $1,800 for each room.
Others in the suite are Skylight Pictures, the Gardner Group, Richter Productions and a community group affiliated with the NYC Bd of Ed.
We share a meeting area and fridge, and there is a copier, fax and hot/cold water dispenser. We're in the Art Deco Towers on West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Email RRProd@aol.com if you're interested and want to check out this terrific space.


Felix Endara
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link Tag

DocuClub is seeking submissions for 2009.

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries.

Every month at DocuClub a filmmaker presents a rough cut of her film to DocuClub members and the public. A facilitated discussion follows each screening. Past films that have been shown at DocuClub include Born Into Brothels (Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2004), Prodigal Sons (Telluride Film Festival 2008), and Disturbing the Universe: Radical Lawyer William Kunstler (Sundance Film Festival 2009).

DocuClub is accepting entries that fit the following criteria:

  • They are in the rough-cut stage and thus ready to be screened.
  • They are no longer than 95 minutes and no less than 45 minutes.
  • They have specific challenges that you wish to workshop.

If you would like to be considered, please mail a clearly labeled DVD screener to the address below. (Please note that your screener will not be returned unless you provide a SASE.)

Felix Endara
Filmmaker Services Coordinator
Arts Engine, Inc.
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011

To find out more about DocuClub, please visit: www.docuclub.org.


Michael Barnitt
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link

I was pleased to find a site like this; hopefully, ideas flow easily. Glad to participate and answer sound questions.


Nilankur Das
Sun 8 Feb 2009Link

To you, is it a bliss to meditatively write and move spirit/consciousness of the audience? Do you love to focus on subjects such as films/media, consciousness, culture/society, identity? Do you write in the style where profundity meets simplicity of expression?

Our wish is to adopt a voice that is: Mature, Noble, Pragmatic, Frank, Fearless, Fresh; truth-seeking, expansive & inclusive, sharp- focused, thoughtful & sensitive – holding compassionate viewpoint of humanity and disparate cultures. We are launching an online venue with weekly blog catering to our primary audience – film-makers, film-lovers, conscious creatives/citizens. This venue is to be launched in February/March 2009.

Through this effort, we are not just building a platform/structure that simply publishes content, but one that raises consciousness of film-makers and unites people through their spirit. We are looking for writers who wish to blog and engage with global audience in a dialogue through this online platform. These opportunities are for freelance contributions which can commence now. Compensation is based on experties/experience and efforts required.

If you have experience as film/media critic, social scientist, cultural anthropologist, or editorial journalist, we wish to know you.

To learn about us, please visit www.cultureunplugged.com
Please email us your profile/interest/samples at : nilankur@cultureunplugged.com

In respect of time, we will contact you if we find your profile/expectation a fit. We thank you for your attention.


Stephen Higgins
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Editor Wanted.
We're making a documentary on a well-known group of artists.
This project has great shooters, an amazing subject and a world-class composer.
We need a similarly skilled editor.

Editor would work in our Manhattan office, on Final Cut Pro.

In addition to the creative challenges, this gig offers a chance to collaborate with world-renowned musicians in a very innovative project.
Pay is competitive.

Please contact info@stephenhiggins.com


Maya Jakubowicz
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Spacious 1,500 Sq Ft SoHo Office Available | Short or Long Term Sublease

Centrally located in a beautiful landmark building in SoHo, this 1,500 sq. ft. sunny loft space is available for rent. Ideal for photographers, designers, and nonprofit groups. Mixed tenant building features architects, media/print/graphics agencies, real estate firms, and nonprofit organizations. On the corner of Broadway and Grand St, and near 6, N, R, Q & W trains.

Also available on for sublease on a month to month basis (perfect for production companies, casting offices, and galleries/showrooms).

  • Central air conditioning
  • Wired and ready for move-in
  • Hardwood floors
  • Oversized windows
  • 15 foot ceilings
  • Passenger and freight elevators
  • 3 built-out offices
  • Access conference room
  • 24/7 secured access to building
  • On-site building super
  • Up to 4 year sublease
  • $39/sq. ft.

Please contact Maya Jakubowicz / Women Make Movies at mjakubowicz@wmm.com to inquire.


Wil Rumps
Tue 10 Feb 2009Link

Hello to my fellow gamers and documentary aficionados, I would like to tell you about a project I am involved with. A few guys and I went to Gen Con 08 and shot a documentary about our adventures there. It is turning out to be a really funny and realistic look at the gaming world in general. Our first movie trailers are up on our site now. Please check them out at www.hobocon.com . We have also posted over 300 photos for everyone to see. While you are there check out the rest of the site and read my blog. What else do you have to do at work? Really? Also here are all of our current trailer videos. They are pretty silly for now. We will be posting ones with actual content about the documentary soon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyb9L9ruqu0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yHoQcwO76Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4EevBGvH3k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unGWa9IPYgI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgcRWZkhvZI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5qj9ZqSk04
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ5mEpvJu7o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2ESDuT0gso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnVIcOJ4qhg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iaxLYVXfLM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avunegDHcD8

Hope you enjoy watching them.

Later, The Pixie


Mitch Teplitsky
Wed 11 Feb 2009Link

(Note from mItch: this is where I work, and really like it. Passing on announcement from the administrator)

Five Open Desks in Creative Flatiron Office Space – $475 / desk

The Studio Guild, a collaborative office space on 27th St & Broadway, is looking for new tenants. We're a collection of do-gooders, architects, writers, filmmakers and designers who occupy three floors of a sunny, historic building. We are mostly one- or two-person companies who need an inexpensive, productive place to work, without the stiffness of an "executive office suite."

We rent out space in 7' x 8' desk areas. Each area costs $475 / month, and that includes everything – rent, utilities, web access, cleaning, water, etc. No hidden fees. The floorplan is fairly open; desk areas are separated by low, home-made dividers which can be moved anywhere. You can section off an area for privacy needs, or you can leave it totally open.

As of Feb 11, we have five desks open – the entire south half of one floor. Ideally, we would rent all five desks to one organization or company. If so, we could drop the per-desk rate. There would be room for up to 7 people to work comfortably there.

Leases are all month to month. There are two conference rooms and a shared kitchen. 24 / 7 access. Central neighborhood, good lunch places. We're hardworking but friendly, we share lots of ideas and referrals, and we have great parties. Strong preference given to nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, progressive political operatives and creative endeavors.

If you'd like to learn more, email Tate Hausman, tate@tatehausman.com, with a short description of you and what you're looking for. Thanks!


Shelly Helgeson
Thu 12 Feb 2009Link

We are a small film company looking to share our office space with the right person. The office is located on the fourth floor of a refurbished building in the Financial District on Maiden Lane between Broadway and Nassau St., close to nearly all subway lines. Two phone lines, wireless and hardline internet access, and a fax machine/copier/printer are available and are included in rent. The office is accessible 24/7.

The setup is perfect for a fellow filmmaker, writer, artist, etc. looking for a quiet workspace, that is surrounded by creatives. The office itself is a true artist’s space with a large pre-war skylight and modernized fixtures paired with old industrial structure, all designed by the architecture firm that shares the other half of the floor. A large table and alcove is available and can be rearranged to suit the renter’s liking and the floor below has room for storage.

Rent is $675/ month which includes internet, fax, printer and phone. (International calls will be extra.) If interested please email: shelly@zohefilms.com and leave your phone number. Thanks!


Felix Endara
Fri 13 Feb 2009Link

DocuClub in February: Wednesday, February 25, 7 p.m.

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be Brian Geldin. He is a freelance public relations consultant who has worked with independent filmmakers on both documentary and narrative feature publicity. He is also the founder and chief note taker of “The Film Panel Note Taker,” a blog where he shares notes from film panel discussions, Q&As, and other film and media-related events.

We will screen "Our House" by David Teague and Greg King. The film documents a new and unusual community housed in an abandoned warehouse in Brooklyn that provides an alternative to the impersonal shelter system to the homeless and those struggling with addiction. Dan, a former felon recently out of prison, is one of the newest residents. Besides a roof and healthy food, he finds new friends, a spiritual haven, and the hope of putting his life back together. But when the building is set for demolition to make way for luxury condos, Dan and the other residents must confront the inevitable end of their community and what that will mean for their futures.

David Teague recently edited Cynthia Wade's "Freeheld," which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject and the Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. His documentary work includes the forthcoming "Intifada NYC" as well as "Our House," co-directed with Greg King. He also recently directed the feature-length musical melodrama "Love Suicides," and has shot music videos for artists such as David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and Dolly Parton. His work in numerous short films has screened at Cannes, the Berlinale, and the Tribeca Film Festival, among many others.

Greg King is a filmmaker and multimedia artist based out of Brooklyn, NY. He was a member of the music group Rachel's and in recent years, he branched into film and video projection design for experimental theater in New York, working with acclaimed director Anne Bogart and the SITI Company ("Hotel Cassiopeia" and "Systems/Layers") and artistic director Lear deBessonet from Stillpoint Productions ("Bone Portraits" and "The Eliots"). He recently finished production on an experimental film cycle entitled "Rotating Mirror" (which received grant support from Angels Net Foundation and the Jerome Foundation).

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

About The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.


Amy Overbeck
Tue 17 Feb 2009Link

Hi! I am a documentary film and series EDITOR experienced in Final Cut and Avid, currently available for editing. I have edited 4 feature documentaries and had a role in editing two others. I have also edited hour long episodes for a documentary series on A&E. I have been described as a quick editor, able to anticipate the director's needs, with a strong sense of story. I have my own FCP laptop system (willing to upgrade for the right project), as well as home office space if needed. I am also interested in having a role in the field if that is called for in your project. Also, if you are in need of a VIDEOGRAPHER, my husband, Chris, is an experienced camera man with his own Panasonic HVX200a package. Please visit our website for our resumes and work examples http://overbeckmedia.com
Thanks! – Amy


Marj Safinia
Tue 17 Feb 2009Link

Hey Folks,

Tomorrow night is the IDA's annual Academy Award Nominee Celebration, featuring all the nominees for documentary, short and feature, as well as Philippe Petit, the MAN ON WIRE himself, who has confirmed attendance.

The inimitable Lily Tomlin is hosting, and there will be a bunch of LA D-Worders in attendance. If you're in LA and you love docs, it promises to be a great evening with free food and wine, and a chance to meet and mingle with the nominees as well as the rest of LA's doc power people.

You can learn more about the event and buy tickets here


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