In reply to Marj Safinia's post on Wed 18 May 2011 :
Just forwarded this to an outstanding shooter in the west I've known for many years. Hope it works out.
Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!
Please include a LOCATION. Spam will be deleted.
As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)
In reply to Marj Safinia's post on Wed 18 May 2011 :
Just forwarded this to an outstanding shooter in the west I've known for many years. Hope it works out.
I'm looking for projects that need a stills/footage researcher, or assistant producer. I have years of experience working as a photo editor at various magazines (Newsweek, Vogue, Daily Beast) and organizations (UNICEF, Channel 13, Alarm Will Sound), and am trying to move into documentary film. I'm about to start a two month freelance gig at the New York Times. In addition to my licensing/research experience, I'm also an adept producer for still shoots – and am hoping to apply those skills to documentaries as well. I recently finished research and licensing for a film about Harper Lee, and have also worked on broadcast & live event productions. Last fall I traveled to Iceland, where I collaborated with a photojournalist to make a short documentary about the horse herders. I produced, photographed, and was the audio recordist for Herd In Iceland, which is currently in the editing stage.
Thanks so much for reading.
Hello Doc Enthusiasts,
If you haven't already heard, Harry Shearer's documentary "The Big Uneasy" is opening in Los Angeles and New York City on Friday, May 20th. Details below!
Los Angeles: Sunset 5 Laemmle, Harry Shearer will be doing a Q&A after the 7pm and 9:45 showings on May 20th and 21st.
New York City: Cinema Village
Please share with your friends. This documentary is not to be missed. Really poignant look a not-so-natural disaster that occurred in New Orleans in 2005 and why it can happen again in your city.
In reply to Stephen Hyde's post on Sat 13 Nov 2010 :
Hey Stephen- Any chance you still have any of that stock left? I clicked on the link and came up with nothing, so I'm assuming you've sold it all.. :(
I need an AE to come in for a day on Sunday to help me organize/categorize media on my current project (a doc about the Cultural Revolution). We're using FCP7. Basically I need someone to come and organize media files by content rather than date (which is how it's organized right now) so I can quickly and easily locate footage. Piad gig; Los Angeles; Sunday probably 4pm-midnight (or whatever time they get it done).
Please contact me if you or someone you know can do this!
I just finished producing a funny, shocking and controversial feature-length documentary. I've got some good things happening already but I'd like to chat with anyone in the documentary community who has contacts/connections/insight and is interested in associate/executive producing. It'd also be nice to make new contacts/friends around the country/world to bounce ideas off with respect to this film, your film, future films, festivals, distribution, producer reps, etc.
I'll leave my trailer, twitter and personal email. I look forward to chatting.
Docs In Progress is now in its seventh year of presenting documentary work-in-progress screenings to the public as a means for filmmakers to get feedback from a general audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film.
We are excited to be returning to Washington DC next Friday, June 3 for a program sponsored by our longest-running sponsor, The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. We welcome both filmmakers and non-filmmakers alike to join us to watch and critique the films.
73 CENTS by Ben Crosbie (15 minute rough cut)
Five days after her husband passed away from cancer, Regina Holliday took up her paint brushes and began a crusade to change the American health-care system, using art as her vehicle for advocacy.
THE LIST by Beth Murphy (82 minute rough cut)
After leading reconstruction teams for the U.S. government in Iraq, Kirk Johnson returns home only to discover that his Iraqi friends and colleagues are being killed, kidnapped or forced into exile by radical militias... all because they worked for the United States trying to help rebuild their country. Stunned by fear-mongering and stagnating bureaucracy that prevents these Iraqis from being rescued, Kirk begins compiling a list of these allies and, one by one, helps them find refuge and a new life in America.
Friday, June 3 from 7:00-10:00 pm.
George Washington University's Media and Public Affairs Building
Lower Level Auditorium (B-07)
805 21st Street, NW (corner of 21st and H Streets)
Washington DC 20052
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Limited street parking free after 6:30 pm. Garage parking nearby on H and I Streets.
$10 suggested donation ($5 suggested for Docs Insiders and full-time students). Cash only at the door. No advance RSVP required.
This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. More info at http://www.docsinprogress.org
I'm looking for an editing/overall assistant to work with me in developing my new in-the-works wedding documentary. The ideal candidate has good knowledge of FCP and all things technical, and is extremely (bordering on obsessively) well organized. Brownie points for being a fast learner and fearless self-starter.
Position has fairly flexible days, but requires commitment of 2-3 days per week.
Our office is located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This is an unpaid position to start with, save for a daily travel and meal stipend. Hopefully will become paid, in time, as we're trying to raise funding. My films (the latest being The Kids Grow Up and 51 Birch Street ) have been co-produced with broadcasters like HBO, ZDF/Arte and Channel Four and have shown both theatrically and on television throughout the world.
Furthermore, we're a small company and you'll be working directly with me, which previous assistants (at least those who've learned the art of sucking up) say is a priceless experience. For anyone with the ambition to learn documentary directing and producing from the inside, this can be like a one person film school.
To apply, please send me an email telling a bit about who you are, your film experience and what you hope to learn from working on the film: doug (at) d-word (dot) com. Thanks!
Do you know any eccentric folks who might be interested in sharing their "things" with the world?... I'm producing a documentary web series this summer that's currently casting, and I'm hoping you might be able to help. :)
'Here's the Thing…' profiles people through pictures of things in their home. Using a combination of still photographs and voiceover narration, the seemingly mundane ‘things’ examined in the series become vehicles for authentic personal portraits. The series connects people together by showing that no matter how wildly diverse our walks of life, everyone has a compelling story tucked away in their home that other people find fascinating. Check out the show online at http://www.heresthethingtv.com.
If you happen to know anyone who might fit into any of the categories below who also has interesting "things" to showcase & would be into the idea of being featured in an episode, please let me know as soon as possible (we'll be shooting during a road trip across the country from June 15th – July 15th, so folks can be located anywhere in the United States). Also – if you know someone who'd be a great match for the show who doesn't fit any of the below categories, feel free to send their info along to me anyway (we'd be happy to consider her/him).
- politician (DC)
- career gambler (las vegas) (famous poker player)
- roadside attraction type people (weird collections of things, world's largest ball of twine, etc.)
- rock climber
- new ager / witch
- oil man/tycoon
- civil war re-enactor
- soldier on leave, just back from iraq/afghanistan, or otherwise military person
- park ranger (at a classic american national park)
- prostitute or sex worker
- native american
- someone who lives in lighthouse
- famous actor/actress or media personality
- self-proclaimed "hillbilly"
- truck driver
- migrant worker
- retired couple who lives in an RV, also traveling cross country
I can be reached at: hello "at" jenniferhowd "dot" com. Thanks so much – and please feel free to pass this info along to your friends!
“Living with Schizophrenia: A Call for Hope and Recovery” is a half-hour documentary film that tells the story of three people who are living meaningful lives with schizophrenia, a chronic and potentially disabling brain disorder. The film sets out to increase understanding and to reduce the fear and stigma often associated with this mental health condition. About one percent of the US adult population, or 2 million, and approximately 24 million people globally are living with schizophrenia.
View the documentary trailer here: http://www.hopeandrecoveryfilm.com/videos/trailer.swf
Crystal (Living with Schizophrenia)
Looking for a small production team (1, 2 or 3 people) with an immediate need for a quiet, nicely furnished office space in convenient Manhattan location. Available for June, possibly longer. Price is right, too! Shoot me an email at brick 'at' outofthebluefilms 'dot' com.
FOR Sale BetaCam SP 60ML Tapes. FujiFilm M321SP. 5 of them. I'll pay shipping.
The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn at the CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase 2011
CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution presents its inaugural New York Film Showcase, a special one-day festival of film screenings, panel discussions and networking, on June 11th.
Third World Newsreel is pleased to be part of the event with the screening of our latest release The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn by Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas.
The event will take place as part of Caribbean Week, hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, and aims to establish film as an important Regional Tourism export, profile regional and diasporic filmmakers and their work, stimulate discussion about the burgeoning new industry, and foster relationships between Diaspora-based and regional film communities.
Saturday, June 11th
CaribbeanTales Film Showcase, 12 PM – 10 PM
The Other Side of the Water screening, 3 PM
Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus
Spike Lee Screening Room
1 University Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
To RSVP email email@example.com
more info http://caribbeantales-events.com/?page_id=5048
DocuClub in June!
Our June DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).
This month, we will screen a rough cut of SPOILS: EXTRAORDINARY HARVEST by Alex Mallis. This short documentary captures intimate portraits of three New Yorkers on a journey through the culture of dumpster diving, illuminating a practice as old as agriculture. The fly-on-the-wall access to these gleaners offers an unvarnished glimpse into one night of urban harvest. For more info about the film, go to: www.analectfilms.com.
Producer/Director Alexander Ramírez-Mallis is a filmmaker living and working out of Brooklyn, NY. His short documentary, THE DENTIST, was selected to play at the 2011 Independent Film Festival of Boston. His collaborative short, MATTHEW 24:12, won best film and best directing at the 2011 International Doc Challenge at Hot Docs in Toronto. He is an avid photographer and greatly enjoys the darkroom. He is an MFA candidate for Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College (CUNY) and a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.
Our moderator will be Nonso Christian Ugbode, a writer, producer and web/media conceptualist. He works as the director of digital media for the National Black Programming Consortium in Harlem, NY, where he oversees content and style for NBPC's Blackpublicmedia.Org website. He also manages in-house production of content and e-advocacy for NBPC. As a producer and filmmaker his recent works include COLORED FRAMES, a film about black painters directed by Lerone Wilson, currently in distribution and screening at festivals. He received his BFA in Film & Television Production at New York University.
Tonight's event is co-presented with the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective (BFC), a tight-knit community of professional filmmakers in Brooklyn, NY who are dedicated to innovative approaches to filmmaking. The collective comes together through weekly peer workshops to provide sustained feedback and critiques throughout the life of its members' projects. It is the mission of the BFC to inspire groundbreaking films and maximize exposure of the best work from Brooklyn-based filmmakers. To learn more about BFC, please visit: www.brooklynfilmmakerscollective.com.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:30 p.m.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
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We've been getting a tremendous response to our NYC Twitter BASICS Workshop.
New dates added-–
Asking for a friend.
Anyone have a projector they'd rent for a night? My friend wants to have a screening on his roof on Friday night in NYC. Looking to spend less than a rental house...
Looking for experienced doc shooter in Cleveland or surrounding area
First time poster on D-word. Great site.
I work for a PBS doc series based in New York – we’re called “Art21”, and produce profiles on contemporary artists (art21.org, pbs.org/art21.)
I'm looking for a reccomendation for a Cleveland based shooter for a late June shoot we’re doing at Cleveland Clinic. Basically hoping to cover a photography show there – so we’ll be looking to shoot hung artwork (pics behind glass in all likelihood), and the artist moving around exhibit space, interacting with staff/curator.
We’re looking for a doc-experienced, art-friendly DP (HD owner-operator preferable) who we can trust to send out to Cleveland Clinic, deal with talent/location and follow shot list on his/her own (we won’t be sending a producer out.) And most importantly shoot in the Art21 style – think pre-Reality TV, prestige PBS programming style. Thoughtful framings, slow pans, following action or locking off when appropriate, potentially a little dolly work (if time/gear allows.) Overall feel is relaxed, contemplative.
Let me know if any names come to mind. You can e-mail directly at email@example.com.
Many thanks. Just did – noticed here earlier postings. Nick.
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FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS:
Francisco Serrano's SEVA LIVES
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 7:30 PM, ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10003
$9/GENERAL $7/STUDENTS & SENIORS $6/AFA MEMBERS
Filmmaker in person for discussion!
Considered one of the best Puerto Rican films in recent years, SEVA LIVES offers a post-modern look at the history and impact of the U.S. invasion and occupation of the island.
When a fictional story reimagining the U.S. invasion was published in a widely-read newspaper in Puerto Rico, its readers believed it as fact. But like the infamous chaos-inducing Orson Welles radio dramatization of the War of the Worlds, the story was utter fiction simply taken as reality. The story contained letters from a historian who unearthed evidence that the United States did not enter Puerto Rico peacefully in June, as history dictates. Instead, the Americans invaded through a town named "Seva," massacred its people, and covered it up by changing the town's name to "Ceiba," its current name.
This story, as the newspaper tried to make clear, is fiction. Yet readers around the island believed it and a scandal ensued.
SEVA LIVES redefines Puerto Rican history in this update of the classic Puerto Rican short story "Seva." It mixes fictional elements with actual archival footage and real interviews with historians to discuss the significance and impact of the short story today. But, most significantly, SEVA LIVES deconstructs the sociopolitical debate of the facts and myths surrounding the history of Puerto Rico and explores the issues that arise when fiction meddles with recollections of the past.
Organized by Cinema Tropical, this screening celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 7th Robert J. Flaherty Seminar, held in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico.
SEVA LIVES is the first film of director, producer and editor Francisco Serano, whose previous credits as a digital animator include Maldeamores, Party Time and Diez en la Música. Serrano spends most of his time in front of his computer, where he made most of SEVA LIVES. He was born and raised in San Suan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives in Washington, D.C.
In reply to Jennifer Howd's post on Thu 26 May 2011 :
wow Jennifer, just today my friend forwarded your series to me, she is in it! Patty Heffley. Funny coincidence– though I realize your post is a month old, I'm just reading it today.
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