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Jon Dieringer
Fri 8 Apr 2011Link

Fresh off a career retrospective and judge's seat at the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival, prolific and iconoclastic Oregon filmmaker VANESSA RENWICK comes to Anthology Film Archives to present an adrenaline-pumping, awe-inspiring and sometimes brutal program of new works on video, including several NYC premieres. MIX ME A WALK is a both meditation and a holler, using stunning cinematography and rare archival fragments to offer up both the grandeur and the violence of nature. Wolves, coyotes, ravens, eagles, elk, bears, horses and bison may be the stars of this show, but these five films amply demonstrate why Renwick has been a star in the underground film scene for the past few decades. Discussion moderated by filmmaker Esther Robinson.

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 7:30 PM, ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10003
$9/GENERAL $7/STUDENTS & SENIORS $6/AFA MEMBERS
Join us for discounted drinks after at The Scratcher!

==PROGRAM==

The program begins with Red Stallion’s Revenge (16mm to video, 7 min., 2007), a remixed, re-scored 1943 western shot at the base of Mt. Shasta featuring the grudge match of the century between a horse and a bear.

We then leave the animals behind and enter the realm of humans and trees. Food is a Weapon (16mm & Super8 to video, 4 min., 1998) uses haunting logging footage from the 1940's, revealing old growth treasures looted for the war effort. A eulogy for trees.

Next up is the poignant Woodswoman (video, 10 min., 2010). One hypnotically watches the book Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille burning in a fireplace, and learns the place of the book in Renwick’s life, as well as the fate of Anne LaBastille.

Vanessa: "I hated the Trojan nuclear cooling tower 20 miles downstream from my Portland home, sitting on an earthquake fault line. I and many others tried to shut it down twice. It finally did get shut down, and then I read of its upcoming demise. PORTRAIT #2: TROJAN (16mm to video, 5min., 2006) was made because I knew I would miss it in the landscape. How could this be? It is true."

FULL ON LOG JAM (video, 16 min., 2010), a meditation on the forests of the Cascade Mountain Range in Northern Oregon, captures the grandeur of nature in a way that makes us all too aware of our human transience and vulnerabilities.

Hope and Prey (3-channel video, 23 min., 2010) features stunning wildlife cinematography of animals hunting and being hunted in a winter landscape. Wolves, coyotes, ravens, eagles, elk and bison are the stars. The dramatic, sometimes brutal nature cinematography is transformed through black and white, high-contrast recomposition and a hyper-dynamic score by Portland's infamous underground composer, Daniel Menche.

==ALSO==

And Sunday, April 10 UnionDocs and The Flaherty Co-Present
VANESSA RENWICK: THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF KICKASS
A retrospective of Renwick’s work 1983-2009.
Discussion moderated by Penny Lane.
At UnionDocs | 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 | 7:30 pm | $9
http://www.uniondocs.org/vanessa-renwick-the-oregon-department-of-kick-ass/

==BIO==

Vanessa Renwick’s iconoclastic artwork reflects an interest in place, relationships between bodies and landscapes, and all sorts of borders. She is a naturalist, born, not made: a true barefoot and cinematic rabblerouser. Working in experimental and poetic documentary forms since 1983, she has made over 45 films, videos and installations, shown widely and internationally at places like MoMA, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Kitchen, New York Underground Film Festival, Migrating Forms, PDX Festival, Kill Your Timid Notion, International Film Festival Rotterdam and The Viennale. She’s won many awards over the years, including the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film at the Ann Arbor Festival and First Place in the Peripheral Produce 2001 World Championship Invitationals. As the director of The Oregon Dept. of Kick Ass, Renwick booked, programmed and toured The Lucky Bum Film Tour to over 70 venues across the U.S. and Canada, with Bill Daniel. Renwick is represented by PDX Contemporary Art. (www.odoka.org)

"One of the cornerstones of Portland's remarkably fecund scene for moving-image art."
Ed Halter, Rhizome

"Filmmaker and curator Vanessa Renwick invites us to contemplate death, and to do so with a proper mix of wrenching horror and ecstatic wonder."
Holly Willis, L.A. Times

"Renwick is one of the city’s most venerated filmmakers, having portrayed in more than 20 films everything from nude bicyclists (The Yodeling Lesson) and gray wolves (Critter) to poetic portraits of now-gone local landmarks (Portrait #2: Trojan) and biographies of cantankerous fellow outsider artists (Richart)."
Brian Libby, The Oregonian

==MODERATOR==

Esther Robinson is an award winning filmmaker/producer. Her critically acclaimed directorial debut A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory took top prizes at The Berlin, Tribeca and Chicago film festivals and is available on The Sundance Channel, Netflix and iTunes. Other producing projects include The Canal Street Madam (Cameron Yates), Home Page (Doug Block) and the 1999 digital release of The Last Broadcast (Lance Weiler/Stefan Avalos). Esther is also a former program officer (The Creative Capital Foundation) and a non-profit entrepreneur (www.arthome.org)


Laura Marshallsay
Mon 11 Apr 2011Link

Public historian available for all types of film projects. I have the ability to research, conduct oral history interviews, and find those difficult-to-locate documents. Get those important facts right! Reasonable rates. Please contact me at: laura[dot]marshallsay[at]gmail[dot]com

Edited Tue 12 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Michael Collins
Tue 12 Apr 2011Link

Anyone looking for a work space?

We're sad to leave our great edit space in Park Slope (near F and G Train) but our production is ending and funding is gone. We've been very happy here for the past year. It's a big room in a building full of artist spaces, but most are doc filmmakers. It's $620 per month – a great price for the space. I don't know exact sq ft, (about 350 I think) but we have 3 workstations set up, a dining table in corner, a couch and coffee table – plus some filing cabinets.

Available May 1, give or take... contact me for pics or to come by and see it. It's 1713 8th ave. michael[at]thoughtfulrobot[dot]com

Edited Tue 12 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Amelia Hanibelsz
Wed 13 Apr 2011Link

Looking for a good cameraman in Dubai who can do sound for a french documentary company. Documentary will air on Arte . Has to be based in Dubai – with their own HD equipment . The shoot is scheduled for Monday the 18th of April and will consist of interviews and b-roll . Any suggestions?


Niam Itani
Mon 18 Apr 2011Link

A friend of mine, filmmaker, is looking for a space in NYC – walking distance from SoHo – for May & June. If you know of something plz email niametany AT gmail DOT com

thanks!


SUSANTA BISWAS
Mon 18 Apr 2011Link

Looking for a Hindi Voice Over artist either male or female at Kolkata. contact me at: susa1927[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Edited Mon 18 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Magdalena Hutter
Tue 19 Apr 2011Link

I am looking for a place to rent in New York City from May 8 – 18 – Lower East Side if possible, as close to E 3rd and Ave C as I can get. I need two beds in two separate rooms – an entire apartment would be perfect, but if anybody has two rooms to sublet, that could work as well.

I am also planning on renting a tripod (decent head, for EX1 or similar) for the same dates. I'll go with a rental house (and would love advice on where to go), but renting directly from another D-Worder would be great as well.

If you have any hints for me, please email me at mail (at) magdalenahutter (dot) com. Thank you!!!


Dean Hamer
Wed 20 Apr 2011Link

NEEDED: Spanish translator to make subtitles for a 1 hour documentary. Please contact DeanHamer[AT]aol[DOT]com

Edited Thu 21 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Barbara Rick
Fri 22 Apr 2011Link

Dean, do you know about dotsub ? Not sure if it would be useful in this case but might be worth checking out. One of the principals is on our advisory board for the ENVY project. I can give you his contact info if you think you'd like to get in touch with him.


Penelope Andrews
Fri 22 Apr 2011Link

Just in case anyone is looking for a nice 3 bed house in Seattle I have a friend who is renting her place out...in june she said its in a good area and cute its getting fixed up a little right now. She super cool and has moved to my area but wants to rent her house as she is here full time, I think its in $1600-1800 range and she says its a pretty classy place. Seems like a lot but I have no clue of the market in Seattle...if you want to know more I will put you in touch with her.


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 25 Apr 2011Link

THE FOLLOWING EVENT IS TAKING PLACE IN SILVER SPRING, MD -
JUST OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON DC:

The Docs In Progress Evening with an Expert series returns on Monday May 2. This program will focus on how brings filmmakers and other industry professionals to be engaged in an active distribution campaign for a social issue documentary, using the Emmy Award-winning Out in the Silence as a case study.

Filmmakers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer will return to Docs In Progress during a brief break from their outreach tour to discuss how they built a grassroots campaign around the film to help raise visibility and use the film as a tool for mobilizing action. Among the topics to be covered:

* Measuring tangible impacts through documentary screenings and discussions
* Building relationships with community partners
* Balancing "old-school" grassroots outreach such as radio interviews, local newspaper articles, fliers, and posters with "new school" methods such as social media, e-mail marketing, website and blog coverage, and online screenings.
* Strategies for fundraising, friendraising, and film sales for social issue films
* How making a difference and making a living through documentary do not have to be mutually exclusive concepts.

WHEN?
Monday, May 2, 2011
6:30 pm Networking and Refreshments
7:00 – 8:30 pm Program and Q&A

WHERE?
Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

REGISTRATION FEE?
$25 if register and pay online no later than 5 pm on May 2. ($20 for Docs Insiders*)
$30 if pay by cash or check at the door. (no discounts)

  • The Docs Insiders Program is an annual membership program. For an annual fee, Docs Insiders get preferred rates on Docs In Progress and partner progrms and access to apply for the Docs In Progress Fiscal Sponsorship Program.

TO REGISTER, VISIT THE DOCS IN PROGRESS WEBSITE.

ABOUT THE FILM
Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man, Dean Hamer, ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown. When the mother of a gay teen being tormented at a school in the town writes to Wilson, he is drawn back on a journey through love, hate, and understanding in rural America. Prior to its completion, Out in the Silence was workshopped through several Docs In Progress programs including Peer Pitch, Work in Progress Screenings, and One-on-One Consultations.

Out in the Silence has been playing the film festival circuit for more than 1 1/2 years, has been funded by the Sundance Documentary Fund, has screened on public television, and recently won a regional Emmy Award for Best Documentary. However, these kudos pale in comparison to the deeper impact the film is making in small towns across America as the filmmakers have taken it to community screenings one town at a time. The aim of this grassroots campaign is to expand public awareness about the difficulties that GLBT people face in rural and small town America and to promote dialogue and action that will help people on all sides of the issues find common ground.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Social activist and filmmaker Joe Wilson was frustrated by the limitations of traditional advocacy, and so he picked up a camera with hopes of reaching broader audiences with stories that inform and compel people to question and act. Wilson's work has been awarded winner of the Videomaker Magazine National Documentary Challenge, Audience Prize at the One-in-Ten Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among other recognitions.

Scientist turned filmmaker Dean Hamer joined the journalism field after being invited to discuss his research on AIDS, human sexuality, and behavior genetics on numerous television news shows. He set out to communicate complex scientific and social ideas through compelling documentaries. Hamer's debut film, The Preacher and the Poet (also an alum of the Docs In Progress Work-in-Progress Screening Program), was a winner at the PBS/Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival. His work also has been awarded the Audience Prize at the One-in-Ten Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among other recognitions. Hamer also has worked on productions for the BBC, Discovery Science, and network news channels. He has written three award-winning books, including The Science of Desire, which was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year" in 1994.

Wilson and Hamer are partners in filmmaking as well as life, having produced over a dozen pieces for their company, qWaves.

While this talk will not include a full screening of the film, Out in the Silence can be viewed online on Hulu or SnagFilms or can be purchased on DVD or digital download through their a variety of sources.


Molly Knight Raskin
Tue 26 Apr 2011Link

Hi D-Word folks.
Looking for a production assistant with solid LIGHTING experience for a day-long shoot in Cambridge/Boston on May 3rd. We're making a short video tribute to a victim of 9/11 – shooting mostly interviews, some b-roll – full day. Possible second day the following week (May 9th)
PA must know how to beautifully light an interview and be willing to jump in to help carry equipment, setup etc. Day rate approximately $300-400, depending on experience.
(* We'll be shooting with a Sony EX 1R, and using a Kinoflo Lighting Kit: (1) 4x4 (4 bank), (2) 2x2, 3 C stands, 3 arms, gobbles, small ballasts, DAYLIGHT AND TUNGSTEN BULBS, extension cords)
If interested, please e-mail me at: mollyraskin[AT]msn[DOT]com
Thanks!

Edited Tue 26 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Felix Endara
Wed 27 Apr 2011Link

BRANCHAGE FILM FESTIVAL is looking for Films!

The next Branchage International Film Festival will take place 22 – 25 September 2011. New work is what makes the festival really come alive.

Enter your film to be a part of it – the Branchage Programming Team want to see your creative talent!

We will take submissions of both feature films and short films, they can be fiction, documentary, art films, music vids or any indefinable cross over of the above.

Any length | Any genre | Any style

Learn more about the festival here:

http://www.branchagefestival.com/about-branchage/a-bit-about-branchage/

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: 1st February 2011

REGULAR DEADLINE: 25th April 2011

LATE DEADLINE: 25th May 2011


Rob Rooy
Wed 27 Apr 2011Link

Over the last several months, a local woman has transcribed something like 150 hours of footage for me. She's amazingly fast and accurate. She's interested in doing more, and I'm not going to have enough to keep her busy. So if anyone needs a reliable and reasonable transcriptionist, email me and I'll introduce you.


Yoni Brook
Thu 28 Apr 2011Link

Looking for a Portuguese-to-English transcriber/translator for interview & verite footage. Preferably located in NYC, but can be remote as well. Please contact yoni (at) ybpix.com


Hemal Trivedi
Thu 28 Apr 2011Link

I know it is a bit last minute but I need recommendations for a NY / NJ based PA tomorrow. We are going to be in Camden, NJ. It is a whole day shoot from we will leave at 10:30 a.m. and should return by 9:00 p.m. E-mail me on hemal_triv@yahoo.com Thanks Hemal


Jan Kriv
Thu 28 Apr 2011Link

In reply to Melanie La Rosa's post on Thu 1 Nov 2007 :

Hi, I'm not sure if you still looking, but here is the company I represent, we would be glad to have your business, and if you know that someone else is looking, please recommend us for their transcription services. http://www.transcriptioninstitute.com
We've done a lot of caption work, video work, etc... We will be glad to provide references


Roselly Torres
Fri 29 Apr 2011Link

FILM WORKSHOPS IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN: Third World Newsreel Spring Evening Workshops Start May 3rd, 2011!

Walk-in seminars on production topics you need – from production planning and distribution, to new media production, sound recording and more. All classes are $20 ($10 for low income) unless otherwise noted. The workshops take place at Third World Newsreel. Register now by emailing workshop@twn.org.

Tuesday, May 3rd, 6:30PM
Kick (Start) Me
Roddy Bogawa speaks on using crowdsourcing to fundraise, and all the effort (and "killer rewards") needed to make it work. Having raised raised more than $20G Kickstarter in forty-five days for his new film Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis he should know! Bogawa's work Some Divine Wind, Junk and I Was Born, But... have screened in dozens of film festivals, gallery and museum venues including Sundance, MoMA and the Whitney Biennial. He is also a professor in media arts at New Jersey City University. ($20/10 low income)


Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30 PM
Sound Recording: Tips for Better Results and New Gear
An intro to getting decent sound and a look at some of the more popular mixers, hard drive recorders and radio mikes. Whether working with the 5D, the 900 or your tiny FS200. Facilitated by JT Takagi, recordist/filmmaker with gear courtesy of Professional Sound Services. ($20/10 low income)


Stay tuned for more! – Production Planning, Marketing and Distribution and a Master Class with Sam Pollard!

All Classes held at:
Third World Newsreel
545 Eighth Avenue, 10th Flr
between 37th and 38th Streets
1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Times Square
212 947-9277 x 15
RSVP and info – email workshop@twn.org


Jeff Justice
Sun 1 May 2011Link

Producers/Collaborators Sought: Doc Film On People Living In Cars

Hi there,

My name is Jeff and I am a first-time filmmaker. I have been filming footage of people living in cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs since last fall. I also live in my SUV and film my experience too.

Not having gone to film school, I am seeking producers and collaborators with filmmaking experience to help transform this footage into an actual film.

Here’s why you should work with me:

-Having worked on a major political campaign, I know how to make and confirm definite commitments with excellent follow though
-I live in my SUV making me all the more able to earn trust among fellow vehicle dwellers
-If I am able to make this film, because I live in my SUV, it will be an amazing underdog story
-I am an emerging YouTube personality. My videos have received almost 13,000 views in just 3 months, with almost 700 YouTube friends and 125 subscribers (I have not lost a subscriber yet). The channel is: jeff4justice
-I have hours and hours of original/unique footage on this topic
-I have researched this topic extensively
-This is a timely topic because of the economic crisis

Here’s what I have filmed:

-6 Interviews of people living in vehicles
-2 Interviews of government workers & elected officials who have been engaged with this topic
-5 interviews with people working in nonprofits serving homeless people living in vehicles
-2 interviews with local residents in neighborhoods with people living in vehicles
-2 interviews with local representatives of neighborhood groups in neighborhoods with people living in vehicles
-1 interview with a police officer
-1 town hall meeting on this topic

All interview subjects signed media releases forms.

I have also filmed various footage of vehicles that appear to be lived in, traffic scenes, and various filler footage.

Here’s where I have filmed:
Walnut Creek, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Venice/L.A. – all in CA

Here’s what I need to film more of:

-2 interviews with women living in vehicles
-2 interviews with families living in vehicles
-More racial/cultural diversity of interview subjects
-More in-depth follow along of 2-3 people/couples/families living in vehicles

Also, I just learned of a lawsuit involving people living in vehicles VS. the city of L.A. regarding laws that outlaw living in vehicles. Footage of the court events would be great too!

Equipment used:
-Kodak Zi8 camera
-Audio Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Clipon Mics

A 15 minute clip preview is available.

Like documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth, Out In The Silence, The Cove, and Food Inc., this documentary has great potential be utilized as a platform for social movement to advocate for safe parking programs (similar to what exists in Santa Barbara and Ventura), the repeal/modification of laws illegalizing sleeping in vehicles, and a network of support for people in this situation.

Thank you for your consideration.

-Jeff Girard
530-329-3501
I am currently in the L.A. area

Background:

-Started first visible/viable LGBT group in anti-LGBT Yuba-Sutter area (north of Sacramento) in 2003, led it though end of 2007
-Volunteer recruiter/trainer with NO on 8 campaign in 2008
-Produced NO on Prop 14 Theatre viral vids in 2010
-Employed as security guard over 5 years – this means I have great FBI and CA Dept. of Justice background checks


Doug Block
Mon 2 May 2011Link

Nice presentation, Jeff. Good luck to you.


Koen Suidgeest
Mon 2 May 2011Link

What a great project! I hope you find someone Jeff.


Magdalena Hutter
Mon 2 May 2011Link

I'm still looking for a tripod for an Ex1, in New York, May 8 – 17. I'd also like to rent a small lighting kit (one or two dedo-lights or similar plus stands would be perfect). I'll take my money to a rental house if I have to, but if somebody has these things sitting around and would like to rent them out, let me know!


Shaleece Haas
Mon 2 May 2011Link

Hi All,
Our production company (based in the Bay Area) just finished a documentary shoot and we have 3 boxes of tape leftover. Anyone in the market for DVCPro HD (AJ-P66MPMC) tapes? They retail for $18/ea at B&H. We're offering the whole lot (32 tapes) for $450.


Kerry Candaele
Mon 2 May 2011Link

I'm looking for a local (Los Angeles/Venice) editor to finish the final section of my film about the global impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Following The Ninth www.followingtheninth.com Three to four weeks. Please reply to kcandaele@gmail.com for details.

Thanks much.
kerry candaele

www.followingtheninth.com


Kevin Hallagan
Mon 2 May 2011Link

Hey all, I am a film major, but in school am not getting enough practical experience. I am friendly and easy to work with and innovative/adventurous. Is anyone willing to take me on as a sidekick or a sort of second shadow this summer? I'm not looking for money or anything like that, I just want to learn and experience. I have a passport and am willing to travel.
I know it's a bit late to be asking for summer experiences, but I had a few internships which have fallen through and now I'm up a creek.
I am a great listener and I'm low maintenance, so you don't have to worry about me getting in your way.
Please consider

If you're interested, please contact me at klemwithak@gmail.com
Have a Great Day, everybody!
-Kevin


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