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Michael Ramsey
Sun 5 Dec 2004Link
Greetings,

I am directing a feature length doc. on Brazilian regional music. We are in
need of an ambitious, fearless sound recordist for 3-6 months of production. If
you are interested, you would preferably have versatile gear, experience
recording music in difficult situations, and you would perhaps speak a bit of
portuguese. Please contact me directly at:

marloshui@hotmail.com

Erica Ginsberg
Sun 5 Dec 2004Link
Michael,

I'm going to forward this to a sound guy I know here in the
Washington DC area. He doesn't speak Portuguese, but his girlfriend
does (she's from Sao Paolo).

Michael Ramsey
Mon 6 Dec 2004Link
Thank you Erica

Marc Maurino
Thu 9 Dec 2004Link
Hi there, I've introduced myself and my project both at the "Introduce
Yourself" topic and in the Mentoring room. I am embarking on my first
documentary, which I currently imagine will be a 30 minute short. I
am not capable to budget either a digital cinematographer or a sound
person right now, but what I can budget is a small fee ($100, nego.)
to a professional digital cinematographer/documentarian who can give
me a few hours crash course in using my camera (Sony 1 chip DCR TRV11)
and a shotgun mike across a wide range of locales. I've shot a fair
amount before and have made short DV narrative films, but I'm not a DP
and I recognize that I need to take my skills to the next level if I
hope this fill will some day go to festivals or a screening circuit.
I'm located near Albany, NY, ie, 2 hrs from NYC, 2 hrs from Boston,
and can travel for a tutorial with the right teacher. We'd certainly
hammer out what's realistic and do-able in a few hours via phone and
e-mail prior to getting together. The right person for this job can
take my camera, tell me what everything does, hear my shooting
scenarios, and help me put together an operational plan for shooting
both interviews in living rooms and on the fly in a medical tent in
the occupied territories. Please e-mail Marc at
blue_sky_films@yahoo.com to tell me about yourself and/or more info.
Thanks!
PS While I'm posting, are there any filmmakers in Israel here? I'd
like to be in touch--please e-mail me at the above address. Thanks.

Ray Wood
Sun 12 Dec 2004Link
Hi Micheal, I will also foward your request to someone I know. Also,
I would like to talk with you somtime. Let me know. Thanks

Agnes Varnum
Wed 15 Dec 2004Link
Making Your Documentary Matter: Outreach and Impact Strategies that Work February 7, 2005
1-8 p.m. American University, Washington, DC

Want to find out how to use outreach to make your documentary effective or even how to make outreach part of your funding strategy? The Center for Social Media is offering a workshop designed to help producers with strategic design for their docs. Learn in this one-day workshop from some of the most respected professionals in outreach and community engagement, and find out how their strategies helped great documentaries get made, and make a difference in the world.

Panelists include: Joy Moore, Annie E.Casey Foundation; Diana Ingraham, US Independents; Robert West, Working Films; Cheryl Head, Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Judith Ravitz, Outreach Extensions; Cara Mertes, P.O.V.; Ellen Schneider, Active Voice.

Premiere Film Screening of Tod Lending's new film OMAR AND PETE; discussion with Tod following the screening.

More information and registration can be found at: Making Your Documentary Matter Sponsored by the Center for Social Media. Cosponsored by AIVF, IDA and US Independents. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. $50 registration fee (Waivers available).


Peter Friedman
Wed 12 Jan 2005Link
Screening announcement, NYC

MANA--Beyond Belief, a new feature-length doc/essay about the power of objects (shot on HD and transferred to 35mm, directed by Peter Friedman and Roger Manley) will be screened at the Water Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center as part of the Independents Night series, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at 6:30 pm.

For details see www.filmlinc.com/wrt/programs/recur/indie/indie.htm and www.mana-the-movie.com


Michelle Plett
Thu 13 Jan 2005Link
I'm looking for three used (decent quality) wireless mikes (Not Sony
brand--we have one already and they seem to be prone to radio
interference) to use with our Canon XL 1 and XL 2.

Any ideas where to get these? Or does anyone have them?

David Van Taylor
Thu 13 Jan 2005Link
Interest in our documentary WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: GEORGE W. BUSH
AND THE RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT continues to grow.
There will be a one-week theatrical engagement at the Pioneer Theater
on Manhattan's Lower East Side, timed to coincide with George W. Bush's
second inauguration.

*Where? 155 East Third Street, just east of Avenue A

*When? Wednesday, January 19 - Tuesday, January 25
9:00 pm (only one show per night!)
Filmmakers Q&A Thurs 1/20 and Tues 1/25

*Info? 212/591-0434
<<http://www.twoboots.com/pioneer/>>


If you haven't seen it, here's a rare opportunity to find it on the big screen.
(Well, pretty big, anyway.) If you have seen it--tell your friends!

Best,

Cal Skaggs
David Van Taylor
Ali Pomeroy
Lumiere Productions
New York, NY

Combine all the superficial cable-TV punditry of the last two years and you
won*t come up with even a tenth of the insight offered by this serious,
in-depth and even-handed documentary .... If you want to know how
[evangelicalism] affected the course of politics inthe 20th century this
documentary is an outstanding place to start.

The Chicago Tribune

Both chilling and funny.

The Financial Times (UK)




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Robert Goodman
Fri 14 Jan 2005Link
The best low end wireless system for field production work is
Lectrosonic 100 series. Modest cost. You can try the less expensive
Sennheiser 500 series units though you may do no better than your
sony systems.

The less expensive wireless systems for DV tend not to be available
used. Check out B&H's prices for new.

João Camacho
Sun 20 Feb 2005Link
Hi, my name is João Camacho. I'm a Musician and Composer from
Portugal, and I'm trying (hard) to enter this competitive world of
making music for Films, games, multimedia, and of course,
Documentaries.

Has all the documentaries I see have music, I think that this post
might have some interest to you.
The fact is, I'm here advertising my work and I hope I'm doing it in
the right place.

I have a website in the internet, where besides being able to listen
to all my demos, you can license, in a non exclusive basis, the ones
that you would like to see included in your production, in a simple,
fast and unexpensive way.

To see all tracks available, just visit the News page in my website,
or go directly to the Demos Page.

http://www.sonicdaze.com

Keep visiting Sonic Daze website in the next few weeks because new
tracks will be regularly posted, and remember that I am always
available to make custom exclusive tracks for your projects, (for a
small fee, of course

See you soon. Thank you.

Doug Block
Sun 20 Feb 2005Link
Yes, this is the right place to advertise your work, João. Hope it
helps get the word out. Lots of luck.

Jay Heyman
Mon 21 Feb 2005Link
Cinemar Films is currently developing a feature-length documentary entitled *The
Keymaster*. Award-winning director Mario Diaz (*Bazooka*) is leading a team of seasoned
professionals that includes Chris Seward, the editor of Michael Moore*s *Fahrenheit 9/11*.

The film tells the story of William Rodriguez, a janitor in the World Trade Center on
September 11th who had the only available master key to the north tower. He is credited
with helping save hundreds of people*s lives and directly rescuing 15 people. He was the
last person to escape the building alive.

William*s heroic efforts extended far past that fateful day. He became and continues to be
the leading voice for the Latino community affected by the events of 9/11. But as he
fought for the rights of others, his life suffered severely. He remained unemployed after
the attacks and spent his savings to survive, eventually getting evicted from his home. He
continued his advocacy work during the day while sleeping in his car at night. *The
Keymaster* chronicles the journey of a man who, like us, is only beginning to comprehend
the effects that devastating event has had on his life.

The film is intended for theatrical release and is being shot on High Definition video.
Cinemar Films has brought in Director of Photography Alan Jacobsen, who photographed
2004 Sundance winner *Wet Dreams and False images*. Principal photography is slated to
start in March 2005.

Please visit http://www.cinemar.com to view the trailer, film synopsis, picture gallery and
more. We are currently in the process of fundraising and would welcome any support
and/or comments.

Doug Block
Mon 21 Feb 2005Link
sounds like a great project, jay. good luck.

Agnes Varnum
Tue 22 Feb 2005Link
Center for Social Media seeks administrative assistant The Senior
Administrative Assistant of the Center for Social Media
(www.centerforsocialmedia.org) at American University in Washington
DC will assist the director, assistant director and independent
project managers in execution of all administrative duties
pertaining to research projects, lectures, workshops and public
events. The Sr. Administrative Assistant will also assist with
maintaining and distribution of the department*s website, newsletter
and press release production. Other responsibilities will also
include purchasing duties, payment processing, travel arrangements
and budget tracking. Please send resume and cover letter to
careers@american.edu indicating your application for position #5427.

Samantha Grant
Thu 24 Feb 2005Link
Documentary Interns Wanted!

AK Films is a small, New York City based production company currently
in production on a documentary about the 2004 presidential race. We
are looking for part-time and full-time interns to help out with this
exciting, high-profile, documentary film. This as of yet untitled
project is being put together by a small team of people including the
folks who did Control Room and Startup.com. The footage will
ultimately determine the narrative of the film, but we expect that the
film will be a personal look at the impact a presidential race has on
all the members of a candidate’s family.

We are at the point where we could use additional help with
transcribing, general administrative tasks, and perhaps logging and
digitizing. As we get to know our interns, the possibilities for
other kinds of work may arise. Although we cannot offer any pay at
this time, this self-starting intern will have the opportunity to
learn about all aspects of documentary post-production and will get a
great overall picture of the process of finishing a piece for
theatrical release. This is a great opportunity for someone starting
out in the world of documentary to meet some of the top folks working
in the field, as well as to be a part of a project about a historic
presidential race.

Requirements:
An ideal candidate would be a detail-oriented person who lives in NYC
and has at least 1 year of experience working in an office and/or as
part of a film production team. The minimum required commitment is 3
days a week, but we would prefer to find interns who can be available
full time. The positions would begin immediately and run through June,
possibly longer.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a recent copy of your resume
to ak_film@yahoo.com

Andy Trimlett
Sun 6 Mar 2005Link
We will broadcast your documentary.

Alternate Focus announces a call for Middle East-related documentaries.

Alternate Focus (www.alternatefocus.org) is a non-profit organization
that broadcasts documentaries in the United States in San Diego, New
York, Boston, Fairfax, and Washington, D.C. If your documentary covers
the occupation of Iraq, the occupation of Palestine, peace movements,
the USA PATRIOT Act, or any other issues that relate to the Middle
East, we want to broadcast them on our weekly television programs. We
will also broadcast interviews with Middle East experts, peace
activists, politicians, and anyone else who can talk passionately
about Middle East issues.
Alternate Focus has previously broadcast Hidden Wars of Desert
Storm, Checkpoint, Children of Fire, In the Name of Security,
Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in Stone?, and many other compelling
documentaries that too few Americans get the opportunity to see. Noam
Chomsky, Scott Ritter, Chalmers Johnson, Jeff Halper, James Zogby, and
Hanan Ashrawi have all appeared on Alternate Focus. Amy Goodman, James
Goldsborough, and Bob Filner will appear in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in broadcasting your documentary, please email
me at altfocus@yahoo.com, or call us directly at 001 858-551-0191.

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 10 Mar 2005Link
Docs in Progress returns this coming Monday, March 14 in Washington
DC. The program begins at 7:30 pm and will feature:

WASHINGTON DC: A BLUEGRASS CAPITOL, by G.T. Keplinger
A look at the Washington area's thriving bluegrass music scene.
Features interviews with local legends The Seldom Scene, among others.

CODE NAME: BUTTERFLIES by Cecilia Domeyko
A docu-drama about the Mirabal sisters who helped end the Rafael
Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic.

Docs in Progress is a unique opportunity for mid-Atlantic
documentary filmmakers in that it gives them a chance to showcase
their works in progress to a diverse audience and get feedback to help
them get to the next stage of production. Does it help? See what
some in the DC film community (including many past participants) have
said: http://www.docsinprogress.org/testimonials.htm

Here's the lowdown on Monday:

Date: Monday, March 14, 2005
Time: 7:30-10:30 pm
Address: George Washington University Media and Public Affairs
Building, Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st Street, NW Washington
DC). Closest Metro is Foggy Bottom. Parking on the street or in
nearby university public garages on I or H Streets.
Suggested Cost: $5 at the door. Cash only. No reservations required.

This program is sponsored by The Documentary Center of the George
Washington University (http://www.gwu.edu/doccenter) and coordinated
by the Docs in Progress organization.

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

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 14 Mar 2005Link
Documentary producers and producer wannabees in the Washington DC
area may want to check out this Saturday's professional development
seminar sponsored by Women in Film and Video (both men and women are
welcome). More details at
<http://www.wifv.org/newsletter1058/newsletter_show.htm?doc_id=263695>

Erica Ginsberg
Fri 18 Mar 2005Link
A documentary I produced entitled CRUCIBLE OF WAR will be screened
this coming Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 pm as one of two films of a
Human Rights Showcase being sponsored by Amnesty International. Both
I and the film's director, Leon Gerskovic, will be present to discuss
the film following the screening.

The film follows Gerskovic back to Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia where
he meets with ordinary people who are trying to rebuild their lives
after the war has ended and media attention has shifted elsewhere.
It is being screened on the sixth anniversary of the start of the
NATO campaign in response to the humanitarian crisis in Kosovo.

This free screening will take place in the Wechsler Theater (Mary
Graydon Center -- Third Floor) on the main campus of American
University.

More details on the screening:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AIgroup211/.
More details on the film: http://www.crucibleofwar.com/

Anthony Gilmore
Wed 23 Mar 2005Link
Hello All!

It's great to finally be in a community of documentary filmmakers.
I am currently in post on a documentary about the Korean comfort
women of WWII. We have a broadcasting deal here in Seoul and hopes
that the film may travel the circuits. Check us out...I will be posting
several questions here since this is my first documentary. The "trailer"
on the webpage is in fact a rather old "demo reel" we used for funding
at the start. It will be changed out.

www.behindforgotteneyes.com

Please tell me what you think. And if you are great at structure and telling
a story please email me. anthony@namelessfilms.com I would even be
interested in working with a creative consultant on this one. It's too
importantto me.

Bests,
Anthony

Ben Kempas
Thu 24 Mar 2005Link
Anthony, you are in our public D-Word Forum here. To join our private
community of documentary filmmakers, please follow the instructions at
www.d-word.com/community/join/ if you haven't already done so - see
you there!

The D-Word Community is located at {LINK NOT IMPORTED}.

Sanjna Singh
Tue 29 Mar 2005Link
I have a certificate for $2500 worth
of Kodak film stock (any). If there is anyone out there buying film
stock for their project, consider buying part of it from
me!! I will discount the certificate by $500! Selling for $2000! You
can buy a Canon Camcorder
with the money you save!  thanks,
and good luck all with your projects. Contact
sanjnananaki@yahoo.com

Ben Kempas
Fri 1 Apr 2005Link
Please mention your location when posting classifieds. Thanks!

Sanjna Singh
Fri 1 Apr 2005Link
Sorry! It is in NYC but the film can be shipped anywhere.

I have a certificate for $2500 worth
of Kodak film stock (any). Based in New York but film can be
shipped to any location.
If there is anyone out there buying film
stock for their project, consider buying part of it from
me!! I will discount the certificate by $500! Selling for $2000! You
can buy a Canon Camcorder
with the money you save!  thanks,
and good luck all with your projects. Contact
sanjnananaki@yahoo.com

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